Welcome to 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 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.  
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

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 every month
and to date have played  
400
matches
on over 125 different Courses.
125 Different Courses in the UK,  France, Portugal and  Spain
Come and be part of it ?   
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 Golf 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-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.  

Heffle Golf operates  under R & A
rules

The principal format of play uses the Stableford
Scoring System.

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.
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 the notes below.

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

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.

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.
                                                                                                                (cont}
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)    

JOIN US NOW      Ring Jeff Brain
07777 682038
or e-mail
jeff.brain@btinternet.com
Since its First Event in 1993 the Society has handled
over  6000 Rounds of Golf For its Members,
Nothing 'Stuffy'       Just Common Sense

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! . 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.

4

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 behaviour
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.


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

Sense Of Humour !!!!