Welcome to 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.


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
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

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 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)
Montecastillo in Spain
Aguilon in Spain
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

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 and the
principal format of play uses the Stableford Scoring

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

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
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
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.


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,
(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.

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.
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

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.


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

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.

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 !!!!
(Less than 72 hrs prior to
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,
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
on 07777 682038
or e-mail   jeff.brain@btinternet
Since its First Event in 1993 the Society has handled
over  6000 Rounds of Golf For its Members,
Chart Hills
Nothing 'Stuffy'       Just Common Sense