Halford Hewitt

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URGENT : Volunteers For Marshalling and Starting

We are currently short of both Marshals and Starters, particularly at Prince’s, for the Thursday and Friday of this year’s Hewitt.  If you or someone you know could help us out, please contact the Hon Secretary via email at nick.owen@ndowen.com.  Thank you.

Peter Kenyon Bowl 2021

We are delighted that North Foreland Golf Club have offered to make their course available for the Peter Kenyon Bowl on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the Hewitt week and we are grateful to them.  We hope that the proximity of the venue to the accommodation of the teams, will encourage more entries than in recent years.  Please remember that supporters are welcome to enter the PKB as well as Hewitt competitors.  The entry fee has been set at


The practice arrangements for this year have had to be amended due to the rescheduling of the tournament and the need to fit in around the existing commitments of both host clubs.  Please read these details carefully as they differ from arrangements for “normal” years. There are no pre-arranged practice times available for Tuesday 7th September although competitors may contact the host clubs directly and book a tee-time if available.  Bookings will be on a first-come, first-served basis and a green-fee


Having written to all schools asking for comments regarding a possible postponement of this year’s tournament, we received responses from 24 schools and the Committee is grateful to all those who participated. It has become increasingly obvious that holding the Halford Hewitt in April 2021 is not a viable proposition. The Committee has been looking for dates later in the year which may, all being well, give a better chance of staging the event successfully.  We are delighted to announce that, subject


We have written to all schools to let them know that we shall be delaying the AGM and Draw until 10th February.  This will hopefully allow us a little more time to judge the direction and speed in which the Covid-19 restrictions are moving.  I shall be in touch via the Hon Secretaries and the team Captains in order to circulate details of the AGM and outline the procedure we shall use. The Committee will meet on 27th January in order


HALFORD HEWITT – CANCELLATION CONFIRMATION The Committee regrets that under the prevailing conditions there is no alternative other than to cancel this year’s Halford Hewitt tournament.  Consideration was given to possible alternative options, but these are not practicable. Postponement was suggested however the host clubs’ diaries are already crowded during a normal year and are likely to become more so at the end of this year once life returns to normal.  A date at the end of October was mooted but lack


HEWITT 2020 UPDATE – CANCELLATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS: I regret to announce that following the revised UK Government guidelines announced last evening the Committee has had no alternative but to cancel this year’s Halford Hewitt. This is not a decision that has been taken lightly and alternative methods of staging the competition were considered, including avoiding access to the clubhouses and keeping social interaction between teams to a minimum.  Unfortunately none of these would have been practical given the latest guidelines. The Committee


Competitors and supporters will no doubt be aware of the current global situation regarding Coronavirus. Our intention is to hold the Halford Hewitt this year unless the UK government brings in legislation that will prevent us from doing so. It will not be possible to screen all those attending in order to determine where they have recently travelled or whether they are showing any symptoms of infection. Competitors and supporters should make their own decision as to whether they should attend this year’s


The draw for the 2020 Hewitt took place at the East India Club on 15th January.  There was a good attendance for the meeting, which includes the AGM, and which for many of us marks the beginning of the end of Winter (optimistically) and, rather like the first Snowdrops, makes us realise that Spring really isn’t that far away. The draw itself was unusually well balanced with few shocks or old rivalries renewed.  The second 8 looks to be the toughest


Sunday was entirely consistent with the rest of the week in that it was bitterly cold all day and the matches produced some high drama especially at the end when the deciding match in the final was eventually concluded in the sub-zero gloaming at the 23rd hole. But first the semi-finals which were tense but ultimately went according to the form book.  Ampleforth, playing at a consistently high standard, were always in control against Loretto although there was the odd tense