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On Sunday 23rd August we headed to Letchworth Golf Club for our second Women on Par event. This was an extra special day as it was also the last day of the AIG Ladies Open and Women in Golf Week. A week celebrating all ladies who are involved in the game from managers, greens staff to players and volunteers. What a win for Germany's  Sophia Popov who came from 304th in the world to claim her first major with some superb golf! An inspiration to all the ladies and girls out there looking to start the game.

But back to our own event which was happening on the Academy course at Letchworth GC. 

We had 13 ladies participate and the weather was very kind to us. As the course is only 6 holes, the players got to play the course twice. We had a range of abilities from those brand new to the game to those who have attended some coaching academies at their own clubs. We even had a mother-daughter duo which we love to see! 

Some brilliant scores in the end with some "newbies" coming in to the prizes. Winning the day with 75% of challenges complete was Sue Foster. We had three players on 72% challenges complete and so a count-back was needed. In second was Janine Fox, third was Charlotte Edwards (first time ever on a golf course!) and in fourth was Deborah Godbold. 

Another great achievement on the day was a BIRDIE! Not something we see often at these events so celebrating was to be had. Nicki Montereo managed a 2 on the 1st hole of the academy course which is a great achievement. 

Thank you to Letchworth GC for hosting us and congratulations to all our participants and making it a super fun afternoon. 


Our next event is 27th September at South Herts GC - you can sign up through our Activities and Events page 

For any further information please contact Esther cdo@hertfordshiregolf.org 

 Our AMAZING volunteers for the day! From left: Sue, Rosie and Sue



Our first of three events this season was at Chesfield Downs Golf Club on Saturday 8th August.  A small field of 6 ladies took part, but the fun and laughs were in abundance as always. There were some first timers who had only, just this year, been introduced to the game so to see them taking on the challenges of such an event was brilliant.  The ladies who have played before were on hand to offer advice and show our newbies how to achieve some of the etiquette challenges.  

In the end Jenny Gebka (first time on a course) won with an incredible score of 72% with Jane Richfield (Mill Green) coming in close second with 68% of challenges achieved. 

​We are looking forward to our next event at Letchworth GC on 23rd August - places still available and you can sign up on our Activities and Events page 

For any further information please contact Esther cdo@hertfordshiregolf.org 



We are working together with Golf Foundation and Herts Sports Partnership to introduce golf to over 150 children a day for 4 weeks. Starting the 27th July until the 20th August, children between the ages of 8-11 years across Hertfordshire will be introduced to golf.  

About the project
“A high-quality holiday activity programme ‐ including support with literacy ‐ in Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, with a nutritious meal every day, free of charge.” Fit Fed & Read school holiday activity programmes operate across Hertfordshire during the summer holidays. 

Each four-hour day consists of:  Two hours of physical activity / One hour of fun education / One hour of two-course nutritious cooked lunch

Fun Education: Healthy Eating and Nutrition (games based) (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd)

Creative Literacy (Hertfordshire Libraries)
Fire and Community Safety (Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service)

Lunch: Two-course nutritious hot lunch (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd)

There has been extensive evaluation of the programme delivery and the impact that it can have for the participants and their families. The most recent evaluation document can be found  here .


On Wednesday the 22nd July we organised a webinar to introduce Golf Access and Golf Cubs to the county.  The webinar was open to anyone to attend and learn more about how to retain junior and adult beginners to the game.  Two brilliant resources to keep everyone engaged, even when they not at the golf club. 

To watch the three presentations and learn more, click HERE 


On the 13th January we began our sessions at Chesfield Downs Golf Club for those who have survived a stroke and those who have been diagnosed with Parkinsons. We have had 5 weeks of activity and the progression and feedback has been amazing. We see 14 regular participants weekly and looking to start a third session come the spring. 

If you or anyone you know are interested in being involved, please contact Esther cdo@hertfordshiregolf.org or 07496 653 056


We held 6 FUN Topgolf events from November 2019 through till February 2020. Over these events we saw 15 people take part, keeping their swings going through the cold months and have loads of laughs, hot chocolates and form new friendships. Throughout the series of events there were soem great scores with the best being kept till last when Laura Hastings scored 131 and was top scorer for the entire day at Topgolf. Awesome score and play Laura!

We kept track of each persons scores for the order of merit and in the end we had our winner with an average of 122 points scored, Aron Hussein. A huge congratulations!  

Thank you to Topgolf for hosting these events and looking after us and a huge thank you also to those who took part and made it so much fun. Here's to a great summer ahead and see you next winter!


These events are set up to accomplish laughs, fun, and new friendships through the colder winter months when courses are battling with the weather. Keep that golf swing in check by getting together with some friends, enjoying the atmosphere and just have some FUN!

If you are interested in getting involved, email Esther cdo@hertfordshiregolf.org OR call 07496 653 056



On Sunday 27th October we held our final Women on Par event which saw 21 ladies take to the Par 3 Kinsbourne course at Redbourn GC for some fun challenges and meeting new friends. You couldn't hope for a better weather day with the sun shining and hardly any wind. The course was playing brilliantly for the event and the ladies loved the challenge of some of the much longer holes. 

We had volunteers from the club guide our players around the course, giving some top tips and advice on basic rules and etiquette and even some swing thoughts which proved successful which the players really appreciated. 

This event was slightly different as the winner receives a trophy presented by the late Stella Frogley's daughters, Vivienne and Carole, as well as a prize. After seeing some great scores come in it was Vanessa Edmonds who plays out of the Ashridge Academy, who came in with 83% of the challenges complete! In a close second was June Donaldson who plays out of the Berkhamsted Academy with 78% and in third was Jess Everall who plays out of the Mid Herts Academy with a 68% of challenges complete. 

We also had a Nearest the Pin which Vanessa Edmonds won with a great shot on the 9th Hole and a Longest Drive which was a superb shot down the middle of the fairway by Pippa Alexander who plays out of the Ashridge Academy. 

We also did a fun Guess How Many Tees in the Jar competition after play which saw £25.00 raised for the lady Captains charity, Happy Days and the winner with a guess of 165 was Cilla Vecqueray! There were 160 tees in the jar. 

A massive thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Redbourn for looking after us and a massive CONGRATULATIONS to all those who took part on the day!

Heres to a new season of 2020! 



On Monday 14th October we held our taster session for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinsons around the county. It was great to see some really excited people coming to give golf a go. Research shows that exercise can slow the progression of a persons symptoms and can be as important as medication to help them take control. This is why the project was set up and why we feel it has the most incredible health and lifestyle benefits.  

A 12 week program has been set up for this group with the help of Hertfordshire Golf and England Golf and we look forward to seeing the participants progress into more confident and healthier people. 

We are looking to keep this activity a regular weekly session but are in need of financial support. If you, or anyone you know, can help by donating to this programme, please contact Esther on cdo@hertfordshiregolf.org or call 07496 653 056.


​On Monday 30th September we held a taster session at Topgolf Watford for people who have suffered a stroke as the health benefits have proven a huge success around the country.  This project was put in motion after the Development Group met with Topgolf and really wanted to do something in the community that was going to make a difference. On the day we saw 9 people take part and what a brilliant morning it was! Two hours of learning, fun and meeting a whole new group of friends.

We have set up a 6 week block of sessions, from the 7th October till the 11th November, so the fun does not end here. With another 6 week block funded by England Golf to see the project through till the middle of February 2020. People who once thought they were limited to certain movements will experience a whole new world of movement and fun!

We are looking to keep this activity a regular weekly session but are in need of financial support. If you, or anyone you know, can help by donating to this programme, please contact Esther on cdo@hertfordshiregolf.org or call 07496 653 056.


The Hertfordshire County Sports Partnership runs a brilliant initiative called Fit, Fed and Read. This is a high-quality holiday activity programme ‐ including support with literacy ‐ in Hertfordshire’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, with a nutritious meal every day, free of charge.

 Fit Fed & Read school holiday activity programmes operate out of Fire Stations across Hertfordshire during the school Easter and Summer holidays. Meals are supplied by Hertfordshire Catering LTD.  Aimed at children between the ages of 7-12, the programme aims to introduce them to activity, learning and socialising. 

Hertfordshire Golf, Chesfield Downs and Topgolf got involved in three sessions in August which all proved hugely successful. The children have been offered scholarships or follow on courses after the tasters during the holidays.  We saw 20 children take part and some great potential for possible future Hertfordshire stars!

For more information please clic HERE to see how the programme works and what the benefits are for the youth of today.