What have we been up to LATELY?

WINTER SERIES AT TOPGOLF


On 6th November we held our first Winter Series event at Topgolf. 7 took part in what is an event aimed at FUN and SOCIAL. There is an order of merit being run to keep it slightly competitive but mostly it's about trying new games that Topgolf offer.  Keep that golf swing in check through the winter months by getting together with some friends, enjoying the atmosphere and just have some fun!

Next event is on the 20th November - This is for anyone to take part. If you are interested in getting involved, email Esther cdo@hertfordshiregolf.org


WOMEN ON PAR FINAL EVENT AT REDBOURN GOLF CLUB

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! 

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PARKINSON'S TASTER SESSION IS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!

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.


STROKE SURVIVOR PROJECT

​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.


FIT, FED AND READ PROGRAMME - AUGUST SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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.