Summer Ladder Week 23 (8 October 2018) Now on Ladders page

Please note the 4 CLUBS & CURRY competition scheduled for Friday 26 October has been moved to Friday 2 November.

Inter-Club match fixtures & results can be viewed at the bottom of this page



A little ‘red’ spillage




The winner of the Winter Stable Trophy at Ely Golf Club was Graham Handscombe.

Please see Tours page for a full account of a great days golf on an excellent course.


CAGU Seniors Knock-Out FINAL. On Friday 5th October the journey ended as we lost to Bourn in the final at Newmarket Links by 3 – 0. Many thanks to all who represented Heydon Venerables. Please see Program & Results page for our journey to the final.

David Baker won the Anglia Tour at Barnham Broom on Tuesday &  Wednesday 25th & 26th September. Thursday 27th was played at Thetford Golf Club. Please see Tours page for a short account of the three day tour.

Below Captain Tony presenting David with the trophy.


The 2018 Summer Singles KO was won by Graham Handscombe who defeated Mike Noble . See Programme & Results Page for route to final.


Mike Jeffels Generation 4somes Memorial Trophy – Friday 24th August 2018

Above picture – winners Graham Jarman & Mike Gray being presented with the Trophy.

Please go to the NEWS page for a full recount of the day.


Ilyas Akhtar Trophy – Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Richard Gardner captained the Venerables to a win against the Ladies by a score of 7.5 – 3.5.

Please see NEWS page for more information.



Vilma Oakes Trophy – please see news page for more information

Terry Gardner & Tony Leigh took 1st place with a score of 47 points.

Richard presenting the trophy to Terry & Tony


Heydon Challenge Trophy 2018 

Annual match against the 7-day men was won on Saturday 30th June by The Venerables 3 – 2.

Picture below Mike Gaillard presenting the trophy to Richard Gardner


Strokeplay Trophy 2018 was won by Richard Gardner with a net score of 70 after count-back.









Captains Day 2018 was won by Steve Truckle who received the Victor Soanes Trophy for a magnificent score of 43 points. Please go to the News Page to read more.

Thorpeness Tour 2018 – Tony Leigh presenting the winner of thKen Brothwell trophy to Steve Truckle. Please see Tours page for a full account of the Thorpeness tour.










Sir Donald Tebbit Trophy 2018 winner is Barry Carse who set a new competition record with a magnificent score of +8, this equates to a gross score of 80 and net 64.

Tony presenting Barry with the trophy.










Inter-Club Matches

On Friday 12th October we won our last match of the season at home to Barkway Park by 3.5 – 2.5.

Inter Club away match against The Suffolk on Thursday 20th September 2018 resulted in a loss for The Venerables 2 – 4.

Inter Club home match against Royston GC on Friday 10th August 2018 resulted in a loss for The Venerables 2.5 – 3.5.

Away match at RAF Henlow on Thursday 2nd August. Weather a scorcher, food great, golf probably suffered in the mid-day heat as we lost the match by 4.5 – 1.5. As a result Henlow retain the trophy by an aggregate score of Henlow 7 – 5 Heydon Venerables.

Inter Club home match against Girton GC on Friday 20th July 2018 resulted in a loss for The Venerables 2 – 4.

Inter Club away match against The Bedford GC – In the searing heat of Monday 25th June, we played an away match against The Bedford GC.  The result was a loss for Venerables 0 – 6. With brilliant hospitality, and excellent food, the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all players.

Inter Club away match against Girton – On a beautiful Friday 15th June, we played an away match against Girton. All the matches were extremely close, and could have gone either way, however the result was a loss for Venerables 0 – 5. With brilliant hospitality, a course in good condition and excellent food, the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all players.

Inter Club away match against Barkway – On a sultry June 1st, Heydon played a match against Barkway at Barkway Park GC. After hard fought matches the result was an honourable away draw 3 – 3. With good hospitality, fine weather, a course in good condition and excellent food, the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all players.

Inter Club home match against The Bedford on Thursday 24th May resulted in a win for the the Venerables 4 – 2

Inter-Club Home match against RAF Henlow was a win for Venerables by 3½ – 2½


Scroll down to Year Planner for 2018/19 and the Venerables’ Ethos.




In common with most other golf clubs, Heydon Grange has a senior section for those members aged 55 and over. At Heydon this section is called the Venerables, a name chosen to represent their age group but which also gives the group an identity and sense of belonging.From the beginning the Venerables inculcated an ethos of being welcoming and inclusive to all senior golfers who wish to play senior golf irrespective of their golfing skill. This was done especially to  encourage those golfers new to the game or returning to the game having played it in their youth. From the outset procedures were established which ensured that all members, and particularly new members, were able to find playing partners and get an initial handicap. These procedures avoided the development of cliques and ensured that new members were made to feel at home and part of the Venerables within a matter of weeks.Over the years a programme of activities has evolved which encompasses every form of the game including Medal, Stableford, Greensomes, Foursome, Bogey, Matchplay and fun team events. Within this framework a programme of matches against other clubs, tours and away days has also been developed. Whilst these continue to evolve, the ethos has always been to give every player, irrespective of age or golfing skill, a chance to enjoy whatever form of golf suits him in the company of fellow golfers. As in other clubs not all senior golfers (i.e. club members 55 and over) choose to play in organised senior golf and, indeed some may not be able to due to work or business commitments during the week when senior events are organised to avoid main Club events at weekends. The situation with our senior section, the Venerables, is no different. In order to fund Venerables’ activities a nominal subscription is paid annually. However, those seniors who do not pay this subscription may participate in Venerables’ events (as indeed may any male club member looking for a game) but are not eligible to play in Trophy or representational competitions or events to win any prizes. The age range of the Venerables spans 30 years with some in their 50s whilst others are still playing in their 80s. It is an essential part of the ethos of the Venerables that all seniors, irrespective of their pocket, physical ability or golfing skill will be able to continue playing the game as long as they wish whilst enjoying the company of other golfers, a social interaction vital to this age group.