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January/February 2023 update

Whitgift have been drawn in one of the tougher sections of the Halford Hewitt draw, made on Wednesday (11th January). A first round match against Repton beckons at Royal Cinque Ports GC, Deal, on Thursday 30th March at 8.20am. So another early start, the fourth year in succession that we have been in one of […]

November/December 2022 report

There is no news to report for the last two months of the year, other than to draw attention to the new calendar for 2023, which is now published under ‘Fixtures’. There is a lot to look forward to. A major event is in the offing for May, when a charity gala day is planned […]

September/October 2022 report

Well, that’s it for another year, folks. Another season ended, but plenty to look back on, on these news pages. Keep watching for developments over the next few months. A new fixture list will be on the way …… ************************************************* Matt Webster took a good cricket team, with debutants Laurie Evans (left) and Matt Spriegel […]

July/August 2022 report

The match vs Croham Hurst in August was cancelled, due to the greens being treated shortly before the scheduled date and therefore considered unsuitable for play. *********************************** Mid – July and, despite a handful of Covid-enforced withdrawals in the days leading up to the fixture, there was a good turnout for the President’s Meeting. Hever […]

May/June 2022 report

June concluded with our long standing fixture against King’s Wimbledon golf society. We play for the Chris Edge trophy, which we won last year. Banstead Downs was looking and playing wonderfully and we all had enjoyable, sporting and competitive games. Sadly we succumbed 4-0, but three matches went to the 18th and one to the […]

March/April 2022 report

Halford Hewitt 2022 report. The weather for the first round of the Halford Hewitt (played on 7th April) was just a windy as it had been for the Scratch Cup, see below, albeit that the ambient temperature was a little higher. The Whitgift team was missing Neill Williams, a stalwart in recent years, and also […]

January/February 2022 report

The early months of the year focus largely upon events on the Kent coast. The first playing events of the season are the Scratch Cup, to be played at Royal Cinque Ports (above), Deal, and the Peter Kenyon Bowl, which is an ‘opener’ of sorts for Hewitt week, and is this year scheduled to be […]

November/December 2021 report

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! There were no events in the last two months of 2021 but plenty was going on behind the scenes, principally the arrangement of the 2022 society calendar. The calendar is now published on the website (see under ‘Fixtures’) and there is plenty to look forward to. First off will be the draw […]

September/October 2021 report

The last playing action of the season took place in late October. The final of the 2021 Challenge Cup, the society’s annual knockout competition, went to a replay after Ian Chicken won The Addington’s 18th hole in the first match, to level things up with Simon Beck. Since extra holes would have meant waiting for […]

July/August 2021 report

August ended with the sad news that Gordon Garment had passed away, aged 89. Robert (‘Bobby’) Gordon Garment was well-known and highly respected, especially by those who played alongside him or for him in the Halford Hewitt. He was a force of nature, someone who came almost to personify the efforts of Whitgiftians in the […]