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).

Halford stories – Aldenham

Aldenham had retired to their hotel with that warm rosy feeling that comes from beating a side to whom you were supposed to lose in order to celebrate the great occasion. Their success was at least in part due to a couple of ‘new recruits’ so it seemed only fitting  that, after dinner, one or two of the “old hands” would show these youngsters the delights of Margate. Cutting a long story short, they arrived back at their hotel to continue


A variety of documents have been produced about the Hewitt ranging from Peter Ryde’s excellent Festival of Foursomes which covers the history and personalities of the Hewitt from the start until 1984 to less grand pamphlets and compendia of statistics. The Festival of Foursomes is a must for anyone who wants to understand the traditions of this great event. The first collection of statistics was produced by Robin Anderson (Malvern) who painstakingly compiled the Anderson Scale which is published each year