HEWITT 2019 – THURSDAY

The first day of the competition proper dawned with leaden skies and a firm wind from the East, the resulting effect in terms of wind-chill being to give the competitors and spectators the impression that they were playing in or watching the Siberian Gulag Open Foursomes.  It was in fact so cold that the faint background headache caused by my researches into the quality of beer in East Kent was gone by the time I stumbled across the car park. The

HEWITT 2019 – WEDNESDAY – PETER KENYON BOWL & PRACTICE DAY 2

Wednesday of Hewitt week was much more pleasant in terms of weather, blue skies but with still quite a fresh breeze from the North-East it was decidedly chilly.  The Hon Sec headed over to Littlestone to play in the Peter Kenyon Bowl.  Littlestone was in fine condition with slick greens, firm fast fairways and great beer.  Unfortunately, due to an inability to hole any putt longer than 3″, the golf was of less importance than the beer in the general

HEWITT 2019 – TUESDAY

Tuesday marks the start to Hewitt week and is one of the more relaxed and low-key days.  Many schools get down to Kent early and like to practice on the Tuesday, which is less  crowded than the Wednesday practice day and therefore pace of play is faster. This year we start with slightly subdued spirits because our President is unable to be with us due to a heart condition that will result in surgery during the week (NHS willing!)  Our thoughts

Halford Hewitt – The Draw 2019

HALFORD HEWITT 2019 – THE DRAW The Draw for the 2019 Halford Hewitt took place as usual at the East India Club, London, on Wednesday 9th January. What is always a convivial affair was well attended as usual with many Hewitteers in good form and clearly looking forward to the golfing season ahead.  Indeed for many of us, this marks the start of the year and brings encouraging thoughts of the fun that lies in wait. For the second year running, Bugsy’s Balls

Halford Hewitt Report 2018

WINCHESTER WIN THE 2018 HALFORD HEWITT Winchester won the 2018 Halford Hewitt at Deal, beating Ampleforth by 4 games to 1 in the final.  The Wykehamists last won in 1948 when the Gerald Micklem was in the side and the winning game was won by Willie Whitelaw, future Home Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister.  Famously, Margaret Thatcher said that “everyone needs a Willie” however Winchester proved her wrong in a final that was without any real stress for them.  The top

Notice of AGM

Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given that the 86th Annual General Meeting of the Public Schools Golfing Society will be held in the Smoking Room at the East India, Devonshire, Sports and Public Schools Club, 16 St. James’s Square, London, SW1, on Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 6.00pm for the following purposes: 1. To approve the minutes of the 85th Annual General Meeting. 2. To deal with any matters arising from the minutes. 3. To report on the 2018 Halford Hewitt Cup, Princes

The History of the Halford Hewitt

Colin Callander, former editor of Golf Monthly magazine and now a freelance journalist and a long standing member of the Fettes Halford Hewitt team writes.. The Halford Hewitt is one of Britain’s most competitive golf tournaments, contested between teams of 10 former pupils from the schools which make up the membership of the Public Schools Golfing Society, and it is also one of the game’s most convivial social gatherings, something which is entirely appropriate considering it was conceived during a luncheon

Practice Arrangements & Wednesday Tee Times

Both Clubs have generously given the courtesy of their courses to COMPETITORS ONLY for practice on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th April.  The conditions of play on these two days are detailed below.  Society Members must appreciate that speed of play is vital to ensure all games are completed in daylight.  Hon. Secretaries are asked to ensure that the Team Captain, and through him each member of his team, is fully aware of the following conditions.  CONDITIONS OF PLAY 1.       On Tuesday only 2 ball play is

Epsom do the double

Congratulations to Epsom College that pulled off ‘the double’ winning the Halford Hewitt and the Grafton Morrish in 2017. They beat Ampleforth in the final of the Hewitt at Deal, then were victorious against George Heriot’s in the Grafton final at Hunstanton. Epsom’s double is the fourth time the same school has won both competitions in the same year, the others being Charterhouse (1966), Malvern (2006) and Clifton (2010).