|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
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.
|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
We are an Eastbourne based
Golf Society, formed in 1993
operating events principally in
Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
We offer you Competitive and
A Realistic Handicap and
a Complete Record of Your
There is No joining fee and the
DOES NOT LOOK TO MAKE A
We meet, normally every
month and to date have played
over 420 matches
on over 125 different Courses.
|125 Different Courses in the UK, France, Portugal and Spain
|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
We do not seek to make a profit
out of your Golf.
Our charge for each event is
a) The Price we are charged at
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
Please Help Us To Operate
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.
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
The principal format of play uses the Stableford
The main Handicapping Rules are as follows :-
1) Winners of Heffle Golf events receive a two shot
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
|THE BASICS OF 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.
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.
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
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
Slow Play is one of the reasons that
prevents this happening and is extremely
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
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.
We are obliged to provide final
numbers at all Courses we visit
3 days prior to the date of our
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
|Join Us Today (Its Free)
JOIN US NOW Ring Jeff Brain
|Since its First Event in 1993 the Society has handled
over 6000 Rounds of Golf For its Members,
|Nothing 'Stuffy' Just Common Sense
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 shot.
Avoid walking in the line of your opponent at
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
Things You'll Need
Pitch mark repairer Ball marker Multiple
Proper Golf Attire Score Card
Sense Of Humour !!!!
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Out of Bounds ?
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|In an attempt to speed up play we will
operate the facility below *
until further notice
You will NOT be permitted to return
to the tee AFTER searching for your
|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.
|COME AND BE PART OF IT
|Always 'park' your trolley or cart at the exit
to the Green and leave the putting green
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
ON YOUR SCORECARD