THE NEW COUNTY PRESIDENT - REVEREND HUGH WIKNER OF HADLEY WOOD
Hertfordshire Golf held their first Annual General Meeting as a merged body recently at Brookmans Park, with various outstanding awards from the 2018 season presented on the night, as well as changes in the directorate of the Hertfordshire Golf Board ratified.
The County Presidency changed hands with Lesley Hewitt of Brookmans Park's stint coming to an end and new President Hugh Wikner of Hadley Wood sworn into office. Hugh is a longstanding member of Hadley Wood GC and a former Captain of the Club. He was also a member of the Herts Golf Union Executive for several years in the 2000's and is a highly respected Golf Referee and still holds a place on the England Golf Referee's Panel.
The changes in the directorate were with Lorna Hall of Ashridge and Patrick Wright of Verulam retiring from their roles and not standing for re-election. Bobby Kendall of Moor Park, who was the acting Finance Director, retiring from that role and standing for re-election as one of the available Director without Portfolio roles made vacent by the aforementioned directors. 'New blood' on the Board was in the shape of Frank Clapp, the recenetly retired General Manger of Harpenden GC, being elected as the new Finance Director and Mike Slattery of Letchworth, a recent Club Captain and a Category 1 golfer for many years, elected as a Director without Portfolio.
Lots of awards still outstanding from the 2018 season were presented on the night, including both the Men's & Ladies Scratch League prizes, the Boys Order of Merit trophies for both the Scratch and the Handicap divisions, the Boys Junior Challenge Trophy, awarded to the junior boy with the best gross average from selected high ranking events across the season, the Colt of the Year award and the Men's 1st Team Player of the Year, which was awarded to Jack Slater of Letchworth for his dedication and application to the team as well as his performances.
Below are some pictures taken on the night of the awards.
NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR - FRANK CLAPP OF HARPENDEN
NEW DIRECTOR WITHOUT PORTFOLIO - MIKE SLATTERY OF LETCHWORTH
2018 BOYS JUNIOR CHALLENGE TROPHY WINNER - BEN PIERLEONI OF BERKHAMSTED
2018 BOOM SCRATCH WINNER - JACK BIGHAM OF REDBOURN
2018 COLT OF THE YEAR - CHARLIE RUDGE OF SOUTH HERTS
HADLEY WOOD MEN'S SCRATCH TEAM CAPTAIN CHRIS DIXON WITH THE PRESIDENTS TROPHY FOR DIVISION 1 OF THE MEN'S SCRATCH LEAGUE
CHRIS DIXON BEING AWARDED THE PRESIDENTS TROPHY BY LESLEY HEWITT, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
CATHY GOSLING OF HARPENDEN WITH THE LADIES' OVALTINE LEAGUE TROPHY
CATHY GOSLING PICTURED WITH LESLEY HEWITT
JAMIE SLADE OF SOUTH HERTS AWARDED THE SCRATCH LEAGUE SHIELD FOR DIVISION 2
STEVE CORNELL OF CHESFIELD DOWNS AWARDED THE SCRATCH LEAGUE SHIELD FOR DIVISION 4
ALAN TRENDELL OF REDBOURN AWARDED THE SCRATCH LEAGUE SHIELD FOR DIVISION 5
DAVID MOSS OF HARTSBOURNE AWARDED THE SCRATCH LEAGUE SHIELD FOR DIVISION 6
ROB WHIPPLE OF HADLEY WOOD AWARDED THE SCRATCH LEAGUE SHIELD FOR THE B LEAGUE