hefflegolf.com

hefflegolf.com
We extend a warm welcome and invitation to everyone visiting this site.

If you are visiting this site as a result of a search engine, i.e Google,  Yahoo etc or via an
advertisement in a local publication you will find that all areas of the site are open to you
and allow you  to see what the Society can do for you.

Principally, we are a group of like minded people who play golf together  between 12 and 18
times a year on a wide range of courses.  A glance at the 'Honours board' on our 'Results'
page will give some indication of the courses played and the numbers attending.

You will be supplied with a Society handicap after 3 matches as a guest and your
participation in future matches will be confirmed.   The standard of your golf is more
important to you than us but we do ask you to acquaint yourself with the etiquette
associated with the game.

There is NO JOINING FEE

Moderate Prizes  are awarded for every event.  
WELCOME TO  OUR  
WEB  SITE   
Hefflegolf are pleased to support the work of
You are invited to join us at any of our Future Events    

We are always ready to welcome new members, regardless of  ability.

NO JOINING FEE               We are a non profit organisation
E-MAIL US
jeff.brain@btinternet.com
RING US
07777 682038

We are an Eastbourne based Golf
Society, formed in 1993  operating  
events principally in Sussex, Surrey
and Kent.

We can guarantee you Competitive and
Social  Golf,     A Realistic Handicap and   
a  Complete Record of Your Performance,

There is No joining fee and the Society
DOES NOT LOOK TO MAKE A PROFIT

We meet, normally on one or two
Wednesdays of every month and to date have
played  400 matches on over 125 different
Courses.
125 Different Courses in the UK,  France, Portugal and  Spain
Do you want to be part of it ?     
NO JOINING FEE AND YOU CAN JOIN US TODAY.
The Aim of the Heffle Golf Society
To Provide Competitive Golf In a Friendly Atmosphere With Fair
Handicapping And All Year Round Venues At a Realistic Price
HEFFLE PRICING POLICY
Heffle Golf do not seek to make a profit out of your Golf.
Our charge for each event is :-
a) The Price we are charged at the Course.
b) The price we are charged for a drink from the bar after play  (£4 p.p.)
c) Prizes Money (£4 p.p)
d) Website and Admin Costs (£1 p.p)
e) Twos Competition (£1 p.p.)
Montecastillo in Spain
Aguilon in Spain
E-MAIL US
jeff.brain@btinternet.com
RING US
07777 682038

Please Help Us To Operate Efficiently

All members are asked to communicate availability to the Secretary at least 72 hours before the
event.  
Every attempt will, however, be made to accommodate late entries.

Non attendance following acceptance will result in the non participant incurring the full cost of the
food ordered on the day.   Societies are charged for Non Attendance at Golf Courses

Withdrawals for extreme reasons within this 72 hour deadline will, of course, be dealt with as
sympathetically as is possible but this withdrawal must be made by telephone to the Secretary.

If you introduce a 'Guest' to the Society this person will be the responsibility of the proposer
regarding both cost and adherence to Society rules.

'Guest' players must play a minimum of 3 matches prior to Society acceptance and will not be
eligible for winners prizes during this period.

All members of The Society are expected to make themselves aware of the standards that are required
at each Course we attend and extend a high level of etiquette and courtesy to these Courses.

All players are expected to be at the venue at least 45 minutes prior to the first tee time

Please remember that the Secretary is not able to make final payment to the club until all players
have arrived and paid.  

Under no circumstances should 'Order of Plays' be altered unless agreed with the Secretary prior to
the day.  Guest players will normally play with the proposer and two other Society members on the
first match attended.

'GIMMEES' ARE NOT PERMITTED IN STABLEFORD EVENTS
YOU MUST ALWAYS 'PUTT OUT'

Heffle Golf operates  under R & A rules and the
principal format of play uses the Stableford Scoring
System.

Handicaps awarded by Golf Clubs to Society members
either prior to joining or during your Society playing
period will not be considered when allotting your Society
Handicap.  

Having recently experimented with the CONGU
Handicapping system operated by Golf Clubs we have
come to the conclusion that it is not suitable for Society
Golf.

The main Handicapping Rules are as follows :-

1)  Winners of Heffle Golf events receive a two shot
Handicap cut.

Players finishing either out of the top two thirds or
outside the top ten will receive a 1 shot addition to their
Handicap.

The Maximum Handicap awarded to new players will be
24
New players will not be eligible for any award other than
a Handicap cut during the first 3 appearances within the
Society.
They are also exempted from the 2 shot maximum cut
during their first 8 games
COURSE ETIQUETTE
It is unlikely that most people will say anything about your standard of golf etiquette.      
They will, however, remember it, maybe even discuss it with others.      
 You may find that you have difficulty finding partners in future.

Don't become a lonely golfer, spend a few moments reading through these notes.
Its not meant to sound officious and its really only common sense.


A good level of golf etiquette is important for many reasons.
Many rules pertain to the safety of other golfers, the quality of the golf course, and various other aspects of thoughtfulness which
make the game more enjoyable for your partners and yourself

It is an essential part of the game that many new players overlook and that even some non-novices occasionally forget.   Brushing up
on your golf etiquette will ensure that you get the most out of the game and have a truly rewarding experience, and that you are a
pleasure to play with.

1
Look before you swing! Keep it safe.
Don't swing your club until you know that others in your group are at a safe distance. Likewise, keep your distance when others are
swinging. When practicing your swing, never swing in the direction of another player.  There may be pebbles or twigs or other matter
in the grass that could fly up and injure a playing partner.

Do not hit the ball until you are certain that the group ahead of you is out of range

If your ball appears headed toward another player or another group, give them a warning by yelling out, "Fore!"
(an internationally recognized alert).
Also, observe the safety suggestions posted in golf carts and drive carefully. Golf etiquette requires keeping your cart off the grass as
much as possible.  Another important rule is to never throw clubs in anger. In addition to being rude , it could also be dangerous to
fellow players.

2
Don't cause a hold up.
Maintain a good pace. Keep the round moving by being prepared to hit your shot when it is your turn.
You probably don't like waiting on other groups, so don't make other groups wait on you.
For Safety reasons the player who is furthest from the hole hits first in a group.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE GO AHEAD OF THE PLAYER DUE TO TAKE HIS SHOT.
Slow Play is one of the reasons that prevents this happening and is extremely dangerous.

Do not spend too much time looking for a lost ball, particularly if there is  a group  behind you ready to
play. If you insist on taking the full three minutes * allotted in the rule book to look for lost balls, wave up
the group behind to allow them to play through.
Always try to keep pace with the group ahead of you.  If space opens in front of you, allow a faster group to
play through.
When two players in a cart hit to opposite sides of a hole, drive to the first ball and drop off that player
with his  club, then drive to the second ball. After both players hit, meet up farther down the hole.
When walking from your cart to   your ball, take a couple of clubs  with you.   Taking only one club, then
having to return to the cart to retrieve a different club, is a huge time-waster.

Always 'park' your trolley or cart at the exit to the Green and  leave the putting green as soon
as your group has finished putting.

If you are unable to score on a hole YOU MUST PICK UP. WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE SCORES OF 9 or MORE
ON YOUR SCORECARD

3
Be sure to use that rake! Be kind to the course. Observe cart rules. Some courses will post "cart path only" signs; others
will ask you to observe the "90-degree rule." Do as you are told. Keep carts away from greens and hazards. The wheels
on carts can damage these sensitive areas.  Always remember to repair your divots in the fairway, and ball marks on
the green. Avoid taking divots on a practice swing. Be sure to always rake sand bunkers after hitting to erase your
footprints and damage to the area where your ball was.
When removing the flagstick lay it gently on the side of the Green. Do not throw it !

4
Wear proper golf attire. Shirts should be collared,.   Shorts are acceptable  
Wear proper golf shoes. Running shoes or sandals are not appropriate. Also be sure that you wear soft spiked golf
shoes, since most golf courses do not allow metal spikes.  

5
Shake hands  at the end of the game.
Good sportsmanship is demonstrated by shaking hands with your opponents at the end of the game and congratulating
both the winner and those showing great improvement. Any disagreements should end at this point and a drink or
meal to talk over anything in a civilized way is a fine way to end the game.

Never talk during another player's swing, or rattle your keys, cough, or make other noises.
Do not yell out following a shot.  Even if boisterous behavior doesn't bother your playing partners, there are other
people on the course who may be within earshot.

Be aware of your shadow on the putting green. Don't stand in a place that causes your shadow to be cast across another
player or that player's putting line.  Never walk through a playing partner's putting line, or the line his ball may travel
past the hole.  Your footprints might alter the path of a partner's putt.

Walk around (behind) the partner's ball. Never walk across the green to get to your ball, walk around the green.
Enter and exit sand traps from the low side, never climb up the face.
Never stand opposite of the hole when another player is hitting, or putting, give them an unobstructed view of their
shot.

Avoid walking in the line of your opponent at any time.
Avoid throwing a tantrum; while it is just a game, it is also a test of your sportsmanship and personal behavior. If it's a
corporate game, you are also being judged on how you handle challenges and opponents.
ALWAYS look where you're swinging. It might hit someone and might hit their bad spot.

Please leave cell phones turned off or set to vibrate.

Things You'll Need
Pitch mark repairer       Ball marker            Multiple Golf balls
Proper Golf Attire      Score Card

Sense Of Humour !!!!

             
LATE CANCELLATIONS  
(Less than 72 hrs prior to event)
We are obliged to provide final numbers at all Courses we visit 3 days prior to the date of our visit.
Recent late cancellations have cost the Society, and therefore it’s members, money.
The Society has always been a friendly society and for that reason we do not
approach an individual making this late withdrawal for costs incurred, but anyone volunteering to cover
their own costs would be showing respect for the other members and be  greatly appreciated
by everybody.    
The Basics of Golfing Etiquette
   Join Us Today (Its Free)    What We Require From You     Rules and Etiquette
Track  all of the stats we keep relating to your golf.         Courses We have played .           
Our Future Events and News Page
Details Of Our Holiday Venues, Past and Future
JOIN US NOW      Ring Jeff Brain
on 07777 682038
or e-mail   jeff.brain@btinternet
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Since its First Event in 1993 the Society has handled
over  6000 Rounds of Golf For its Members,