Ed Richardson (Tonbridge)

It is extremely sad to have to report the death last Friday of Ed Richardson (Tonbridge).  Ed was an extremely talented golfer and great company.     Ed played for Tonbridge in the Hewitt from 1988 until this year during which period Tonbridge won the Cup nine times.  He played in 95 matches, winning 75 of them and drawing 4.  Away from the Hewitt he represented Kent and England at all levels and was a past amateur champion of Hong Kong and Sussex. 

Centenary Dinner Update

We have had an encouraging initial response to the dinner as can be seen from the response page on this website https://www.halfordhewitt.org/centenary-dinner-responses/ Anyone wishing to stay overnight at the Grosvenor House following the dinner will, subject to availability, be eligible for discounted rates via this link: Book your corporate rate for JW Marriott Grosvenor House London – Events We now need to have firm commitments from all schools wishing to attend by 31st October followed by payment in full by Friday


I am sad to report the death of Martin Christmas (Charterhouse).  Martin was President of the Society from 2014 to 2017 and was one of the outstanding golfers in the history of the tournament as well as being one of the most convivial and urbane companions on and off the golf course. Martin Christmas (right) with Past-President Roger Howard Martin played in the 1961 Walker Cup in Seattle, being the only man to win a match in an 11-1 drubbing by the


Well – you know what I mean! Everyone is invited to a party at Royal St George’s Golf Club on Wednesday evening between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.  It would be great to see as many people as possible there so we can make it a memorable evening, especially for their Treasurer! Nick Owen Hon Secretary

The 2023 Halford Hewitt Draw

The draw for the 2023 Halford Hewitt will take place this evening.  We hope to have the full draw published by 8.00pm here.   Tee Time1st Round2nd Round3rd RoundQuarter FinalSemi FinalFinalWinner RCP 07:45HarrowEpsom 3-2Epsom 3-2Epsom 3.5-1.5Epsom 3.5-1.5Epsom 4-1Loretto 3-2 Epsom RCP 08:20WhitgiftWhitgift 3-2 Repton RCP 08:55LiverpoolRugby 3.5-1.5Westminster 4.5-0.5 Rugby RCP 09:30WestminsterWestminster 3.5-1.5 Clifton RCP 10:05WinchesterBradfield 3.5-1.5Cranleigh 3-2Canford 4-1 Bradfield RCP 10:40CranleighCranleigh 3.5-1.5 Fettes RCP 11:15AldenhamStonyhurst 3.5-1.5Canford 3-2 Stonyhurst RCP 11:50WellingtonCanford 3.5-1.5 Canford RCP 12:25LancingLancing 3.5-1.5Charterhouse 3.5-1.5Charterhouse 3.5-1.5Charterhouse 3-2 Gresham's RCP 13:00HighgateCharterhouse 4-1 Charterhouse RCP 13:35RadleyHaileybury 3.5-1.5Oundle 3-2 Haileybury RCP 14:10OundleOundle 3-2 Forest RCP 14:45Blundell'sSherborne 3.5-1.5Tonbridge 3.5-1.5Tonbridge 3-2 Sherborne RCP 15:20MalvernTonbridge 3-2 Tonbridge RCP 07:45MerchistonWatson's 3-2Uppingham 3-2 Watson's RCP 08:20BrightonUppingham 3.5-1.5 Uppingham RSG 07:45LorettoLoretto 3-2Loretto 4.5-0.5Loretto

GEOFF CLAY – Tonbridge

A G CLAY – Tonbridge President – 2011 to 2013 It is sad to announce that Geoff Clay died on 30th December 2022. Geoff was an outstanding figure in the Halford Hewitt and was our President from 2011 to 2013.  He represented Tonbridge from 1963 to 2014, playing in 186 matches, winning 124 and drawing 14.  His was an outstanding record, both in terms of matches played, where he is equal with Jeremy Lowe (Malvern) as the two players who have played most


I am writing to outline the arrangements for the playing of the 2023 Halford Hewitt Cup and to communicate more about the Committee’s plans to celebrate the Hewitt Centenary in 2024.  Hewitt Centenary 2024 The Committee is proposing to celebrate the centenary of the Hewitt in 2024 in two ways.  Firstly the 2024 draw will take place over dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Wednesday 10th January 2024.  Secondly there will be a cocktail party at Royal Cinque Ports GC

Hewitt 2022 – Final Day

The victorious Loretto team For the second year running the final day belonged to Loretto although it was not a foregone conclusion by any means as they were run close by both Haileybury in the semi-final and again by Tonbridge in the final with games going into extra holes in both matches before the outcome was decided. Both semi-finals were closely contested.  Tonbridge eventually overcame Radley 3 1/2 – 1 1/2 in a match where they slowly turned the screw round the

Hewitt 2022 – Day 3

Saturday is when the tournament takes shape.  All the action moves to Deal, which is the spiritual home of the Hewitt and as the field is whittled down the event matures from an exhausting social whirl into a more intimate affair.  At the same time, the pressure begins to mount. The weather for the day was bright and chilly with only a gentle breeze. The morning matches were completed without any major shocks.  The Charterhouse vs Malvern match was always going to