Summer Ladder Week 3 (16 April 2018) now on Ladders Page.

LATEST NEWS

  • 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.
  • Below Captain Tony presenting the trophy to Barry.

Please visit the news page for a brief account of the days play

 

 

  • Winter Greensomes winners Tom Woods & Steve Truckle, defeated David Baker & Tony Leigh in the final. Below being presented with the trophy by captain Tony.

 

 

  • Winter Ladder 2017 – 2018 winner Graham Handscombe being presented with the trophy by our captain Tony.

 

 

  • Away match against Royston. An excellent lunch and hospitality from the Royston Pulsatillas, as the Seniors are known at Royston Golf Club. Not surprisingly Heydon Venerables lost every game with the score 0 – 6, however we are looking forward to reversing the defeat when Royston visit us in August.
  • Inter Club Match. On Thursday the 5th April our first home club match of the season against The Suffolk, ended in an honourable 3 – 3 draw.
  • Letchworth Away Day – Venerables Winter Stableford March 2018. Please go to Tours page for a full account of the away day

1st Dave Sephton with 30 pts and winner of the Winter Stableford Trophy

 

  • CAGU Seniors Inter Club Knockout. Please go to Program & Results page for Captain Tony’s account of the match.
  • Cross Country & Haleem. Go to the News Page for an account. Winners with a magnificent score of 159, were Martin Lane, Richard Atkinson and Russ Morgan.

 

  • Five Clubs + Curry. Go the News Page for an account of the  event. The winners with 70 points were Steve King, Mike Gray and Russ Morgan.

 

  • The Christmas Lunch is described in the Social Page.
  • Annual Dinner. For a record of this years AD go to Social Page.
  • Golfer of the Year is Richard Gardner.

 

  • 2017 Jim Webb winners is Colin Edge.
  • 2017 Order Of Merit is Martin Lane
  • Four Clubs+ Curry. Go the News Page for an account of the event. The winning team was Tom Woods, Ian Desborough and Mike Gray.

 

  • 2017 Summer Ladder winner Colin Edge

 

  • Scroll down to Year Planner for 2018/19 and the Venerables’ Ethos.
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Pic of the Month

Look at the joy on their little faces.

Who needs curry!

 

 

 

 

 

THE HEYDON GRANGE VENERABLES

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.