2021 – Jane Howe

Remington Plate Thu 16th Dec (Click)

Texas scramble – teams of two ladies & two seniors.

Winning team – June Houlston, Carolyn Richmond, Paul Hanson & Graham Howe.

2021 Trophies (Click for full list)

2021 AGM Tue Dec 14th
Jane Walter reporting on handicap developments.
Outgoing Lady Captain's Report
Claire Hasseldine Trophy
Medal 55+
Winner Diane Shepherd
Merit Award
Most points in year.
Joint Winners Diane Shepherd & Carolyn Butterworth
Neech Trophy
Greensome Medal
Winners Diane Shepherd & Ann Capener

Burley Trophy
Medal then matchplay KO
Winner Diane Shepherd
Burley Trophy
Runner Up Bernie Young
New Year Trophy
Lady Captain's Format
Winner Bernie Young
Archer Cup
Winner Carolyn Richmond
Daphne Robinson Trophy
Best stableford this year
Winner Carolyn Richmond

Rosemary Carroll Trophy
Greesome stableford
Winners Carolyn Richmond & Carol Campbell
Summer Knockout
Winners Karen Ellam & Carol Campbell
Millenium Trophy
Winner Karen Ellam
Halsey Trophy
Best 3 Medal Rounds
Winner Karen Ellam
Rita McVeigh Rose Bowl
Past Captain's Medal
Winner Gillian Hanson
Anniversary Trophy
Winner Ginny St John Glew
Phyl Tearle Trophy
Par Competition
Winner Ginny St John Glew
Isabel Gibbs Trophy
Winners Sheila Brocket & Kelli Seagrave
Ayot Green Cup
Greensome Stableford
Winners Sue Prince & Carolyn Butterworth
Leckie Trophy
Winner Frances Kipping
Lady President's Putter
Winner Ruth Simpson
E & V Suggitt Bowl
4BBB Stableford
Winners Ilze de Vos & Trixie Coates
Summer Eclectic
Winner Bernie Young
Brooch handover Jane Howe to Carol Campbell
Incoming (Carol Campbell & Outgoing (Jane Howe) Lady Captains
Incoming Speech by Carol Campbell
Incoming & Outgoing Lady Captains
Lady President's brooch handover from Glenys Rainbow to Carole Challender
Incoming & Outgoing Lady President
Outgoing Men's Captain (Matt Hignell) presents flowers to outgoing Lady Captain (Jane Howe)
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Incoming Lady Captain’s Speech (TBA)

Carol Campbell incoming Lady Captain.

Lady Captain’s Report 2021 (Click)

I would like to start off by thanking everyone for their support this year, and especially in May after my father died.  I was really quite overwhelmed by how many cards and messages I received, I really did feel part of a supportive golfing community.

So here is my Lady Captain’s Report 2021 (Click picture for video)

Ladies AGM Handicap Secretaries Report (Click)

Interesting update from Jane Walter.

Christmas Newsletter Dec 12th (Click)

My last newsletter as Lady Captain.  Thank you all for your support over the year.  It has been an interesting year, but with lots of fun too. So well done to Sue Prince for winning the Sadie Facer Bowl with a score above Par.

Remington Plate

Rules quiz explanations.

Sadie Facer Bowl Tuesday 7th Dec (Click)

Latest draw – fingers cross on the weather!!

We need a picture of the real trophy!!

On Course Foundation Mixed 4BBB Competition Sunday 5th Dec

Congratulations to Barry & Sue Prince who won with a total of 40 points. Runners up were Brian MacDonald & Frances Kipping and David & Pam Henson came 3rd. Well done to everyone for braving the weather conditions on what was a cold, wet and blustery afternoon.

Ladies Notices Thu 2nd Dec (Click)

Well done to our winners – Jackie Phillips, Sue Prince & Lesley McBride and thank you to everyone who played.  It was a fun day and the weather was very kind after the big chill of the weekend.

Sadie Facer Draw

Ladies Notices Thu 25th Nov (Click)

I hope you all enjoyed the Texas Scramble on Tuesday. I thought it was good fun.

Congratulations to the winners Bernie Young, Carolyn Richmond andJanet Coomber.

Ladies Notices Wed 17th November (Click)

Well done to the Waltzing Matilda winning team Sheila Brockett, Irene St George & Sarah Topping and to Jean Yates the 9 hole winner.

This is the start of our winter competitions.  They are aimed at being fun and inclusive so ladies do come and play. List of competitions for the rest of the year.

Texas scramble draw Tuesday 23rd November.

Ladies Notices Tue 9th November (Click)

Congratulations to Di Shepherd who won the Victory Cup from Carolyn Butterworth on the back nine.

Changes to red tees.

Draw for Waltzing Matilda Team Competition on Tuesday 16th November.

Halsey Trophy Mixed 4BBB Sunday 7th November

On a windy but dry afternoon, 18 pairs completed the Halsey Trophy, which was a 4BBB competition. The scoring was good with the first three places going to scores over 40. The winners were Pam and David Henson. Presenting the trophy along with Club Captain Matt Hignell is Jane Walter whose father, F J Halsey, presented the trophy to the club.

1st Pam and David Henson 41
2nd Gill and Steve Saperia 40 (22 back 9)
3rd Christine Hutchings and Danny French 40 (19 back 9) 

Ladies Notices Wed 3rd Nov (Click)

So the winners of the Neech Trophy are Di Shepherd and Ann Capener.

Well done to them and a lovely day weather wise.

Texas Scramble on 23rd November.

Tickets for the Quiz Night are available from the bar.

Next week is a qualifying Stableford draw for the Victory Cup on 6th and 9th November.

Ladies Notices Thu 28th October (Click)

Results of the Qualifying Stableford played on Saturday 23rd and Tuesday 26th October.

Congratulations to Gillian, Sandy & Mavis.

November competitions & ‘Rules Corner’.

Harry Hobbs Sun 24th October

The Harry Hobbs, Texas scramble took place on Sunday afternoon. 

Each team comprised two men and a woman, 4 drives each.

Congratulations to Ray Chapple, Brendan Madden & Tracie Walker who won with a score of Gross 66 Nett 57.

Click link above for more results.

Ladies Notices Wed 20th October (Click)

Results of the Daily Mail Foursomes.  Winners to go through to represent HCGC in 2022. So well done to Carolyn and Carol and good luck next year.

Many thanks to all the ladies who have bought a horse for Race night on Friday 22nd.  

Sophia Fulbrook won Champion of Champions event at East Herts.

County Women’s Champion of Champions Sunday 17th October (Click)

The overall winner on the day was 16 year old England Girls squad member Sophia Fullbrook who returned an excellent gross score of 70 (-2). Sophia is a home member at The Melbourne Club, formerly Brocket Hall, but on this day was representing Harpenden Common, at which Sophia is an away member and where Sophia earlier in the Summer won their Club Championship.

Ladies Notices Thu 14th October

The Winner of the Anniversary Trophy is Ginny St John Glew.  Well done Ginny!

Draw for Daily Mail Foursomes on Tuesday 19th.

There are sign ups for:

The Half Term Cup  Thursday 28th October – new format.

The Neech Trophy- Tuesday 2 November

Autumn Newsletter 12th October

Mud on the trolleys and preferred lies means it’s definitely Autumn.

No Results to give you for the Ladies Competitions, but there have been 2 mixed, The Monty Marshall, The Open and Finals Weekend.  So a busy couple of golfing weeks.

Monty Marshall Thursday 7th October

This was played on Thursday 7th October.   There was a strong sign up from the Ladies, not mirrored by the Gents, so sadly a few ladies didn’t get to play.  Also sadly the Ladies lost 3 and a half to 4 and a half.  There were a lot of close matches with most finishing on the 18th hole.   There is always next year ladies!  Ken Evans, the Seniors’ President, holding the Trophy.

Ladies Open Tuesday 5th October

Congratulations to the team from Stoneham The scores were quite low, the weather was blustery, but the greens were fast.  We had 92 ladies play in total, (only 1 team didn’t make it because of petrol), from 29 Clubs.  The winning team were 2 ladies from Stoneham Golf Club near Southampton and 1 lady from Letchworth.  They got 80 points and won on countback from a team from Woburn.

Larman Shield Sunday 3rd October

Mixed 4BBB competition.

Congratulations to Paul & Gillian Hanson who won with 41 points. 2nd were Alex & Carolyn Butterworth with 40 points and 3rd were Barry & Sue Prince with 39 points.

Ladies Notices Thursday 30th Sept

Congratulations to Sheila and Kelli for winning the Isabel Gibbs bowl.

Our 9 hole winner was ‘Isabel’ Holland.

Ladies Notices Tuesday 21st Sept

Congratulations to Karen Ellam who won the Millennium Trophy.

Ladies Notices Thursday 16th Sept

What terrible weather on Tuesday and no results to give for the Autumn meeting.  As the course was open and enough ladies played, we cannot re run the Godfrey Trophy and no winner will be presented this year. However, the meal was lovely in the evening and I took this photo of Pam and Ann who very kindly helped with the Charity raffle.  We raised £250 for Youth Talk.  Thank you to all who supported the raffle and to everyone for coming back in the early evening for the Autumn meeting dinner.

Midsummer Mixed Sunday 12th September

“A small but select field competed for the Midsummer Mixed Trophy on Saturday 12th September – only a few months displaced from mid-summer! Eight mixed teams of four played a Texas Scramble and the winners and runners up were made up of two husband / wife teams with Ladies Captain Jane Howe leading the winning team

1st Jane Howe, Graham Howe, Carol Campbell, Steve Campbell 53 pts
2nd Gill Saperia, Steve Saperia, Pam Henson, David Henson 53 pts

The winners were decided by count back.”

Ladies Notices Wednesday 8th September

Well it was a stiflingly hot day for our Tuesday EG medal and Claire Hasseldine Trophy competition, with the sand on the greens adding to the general feeling that maybe we were away on holiday and not in the grey UK we have experienced for most of August. Congratulations to Diane Shepherd, the winner of the Claire Hasseldine Trophy.  The 9 hole winner was June Houlston.

Hertfordshire Autumn Meeting 6th Sept

Congratulations to the team from Arkley Golf Club who won the Hertfordshire Autumn Meeting hosted at Harpenden Common Golf Club – pictured with Anne Pyke the County President.

Ladies Notices Wednesday 1st September

Well done to Carolyn Richmond and Carol Campbell, the winners of the Rosemary Carroll Trophy 

Mixed Bill Freestone Trophy 30th August

Well done to our Captain Matt Hignell and his latest fantastic partner from the Ladies Section, Sheila Stewart who won the Freestone Trophy Greensomes with 41 points.

Rabbit’s Charity Day 27th August

Well done to Carolyn who played in the Charity Ginger Cup last Friday and came second with 40 pts.  Her handicap was subsequently cut by 1 shot.

Ladies Notices Thursday 26th August

Congratulations to Bernie Young, Pat Mitchell & Joan Kemble.

Three more ladies needed for away friendly against Aldenham on 6th September.

Autumn meeting – Tuesday September 14th.

Rosemary Carroll draw Tuesday 31st August.

Ladies Notices Tuesday 17th August

Congratulations to Ilze de Vos & Trixie Coates who are the winners of the E & V Suggitt Bowl who beat Tracie Walker and Ann Sutcliffe on count back.

Ladies Section Notices Tuesday 10th August

Congratulations to Kelli Seagrave the winner of the Jubilee Cup.

and to the qualifiers for knock out stages of the Burley Trophy

E & V Suggitt Bowl Draw for Tuesday 17th

Ladies Section Notices Thursday 5th August

Lady Captain’s Away Day

August calendar

County Report

Lady Captain’s Away Day Tuesday 3rd August

A really enjoyable day.

Well done to the winning team – Sue Cooper, Catherine Wells, Tracie Walker & Jackie Philips.

Nearest the pin ‘Hole 2’ – Catherine Wells (1st) Sheila Stewart (2nd)

Nearest the pin ‘Hole 15’ – Gillian Hanson

East Herts Away Day
Nearest The Pin Hole 15
Nearest The Pin Hole 15
1st Gillian Hanson
Team 1
Ellan Watson, Pat Mitchel, Gillian Hanson & Rosy Myers.
Team 2
Carolyn Richmond, Gill Foster
Felicity Burgess & Sue Prince

Team 3
Sheila Stewart, Jane Barwell, Linda Nicoll & Carol Campbell

Team 4
Pam Henson, Gill Taverner, Gonny Bokmans & Frances Kipping
Team 5
Jackie Phillips, Catherine Wells, Tracie Walker & Sue Cooper
Team 6
Wendy Audsley, Karen Ellam
Ginny St John Glew & Gill Saperia
Team 7
Kelli Seagrave, Bernie Young,
Penny Cook & Glenys Rainbow
Winning Team
Winning Team Sue Cooper, Catherine Wells, Tracie Walker & Jackie Phillips
with Lady Captain

Mixed Helen Hill Greensomes – Sunday 1st August

Congratulations to Karen Ellam & Paul Lane who won with a score of 38. Second place went to Jane Howe & Paul Hanson with a score of 36.

Please email any suggestions re preferred formats for mixed competitions.

Past Lady Captain’s Dinner – Thursday 29th July

Past Lady Captain's Dinner

Ladies Notices – Wednesday 28th July

Ginny St. John Glew won the Phyl Tearle Trophy

Lady Captain’s Away Day and

August Competitions

Captain’s Drive In – Sunday 25th July

Lady Captain’s Drive

Quite windy, mounds came into play, thinned my chip into the bunker !!!

Club Captain’s Drive

Matt Hignell more successful hitting his drive just off to the right. No one hit the green today!!

Captain's Drive In
Lady Captain Jane Howe with Vice Captain Carol Campbell
Lady Captain Jane Howe with Club President Arthur Tavener
Lady Captain Jane Howe with Club Captain Matt Hignell
Captains & Vice Captains
Members gathered around the Club House
Lady Captain's drive just cleared the mounds
Thinned the chip off back of green but down in four
Captains relieved after job done
Matt Hignell being presented with Captain's blazer by Laurence Weir
Club Captain's speech
John Knock retiring president
Arthur Tavener incoming Club President
Carolyn Richmond presenting Lady Captain's jacket to Jane Howe
Lady Captain's speech
Jane Howe presenting the Hudson Trophy to Sophia Fullbrook who won this years Ladies Club Championship setting a new course record in her second round of 69.

A Very Brief Speech

Congratulations to Sophia Fullbrook for winning the Ladies Championship and to Peter Rushbrook for guessing that my drive was over 78 feet from the hole!!

Ladies Club Championship – Saturday 24th July

Well done to Sophia Fullbrook who is the Ladies Club Champion for 2021 and winner of the ‘Hudson Trophy’ setting a new course record of 69 in her second round.

Ladies Notices – Thursday 22nd July

Results of EG Medal 17th and 20th.

Information on Lady Captain’s away day to East Herts.

Course Conditions 6th Fairway (2018 – 2021)

Photos from Pam & David Henson

Course Conditions
July 2018
July 2019
July 2021

Lady Captain’s Away Day – Tuesday 3rd August (Click to Sign Up Now)

Ladies Notices – Wednesday 14th July

Lady President’s Putter Results & upcoming events

Ladies Notices & Newsletter Wednesday July 7th

Ladies Invitation Day come rain or shine.

Ladies Notices – Thursday July 1st

Thank you all so much for playing in the Jubilee on Tuesday and well done Harpenden Common.  Sarah Roberts dropped the Jubilee Trophy at the Club yesterday.  We were helped by our narrow fairways, thick rough and the WHS! Here are the results and photos of winning pairs.

Millenium Trophy – Saturday 26th June

Congratulations to Captain Rob Kent, Karen Ellam, Duncan Taylor and Nick Kiely on winning the Millennium Trophy with an excellent score of 88 points, two ahead of Keith Davies, Kelli Seagrave, Paul Medlin and Brian Goddard. The team led by Gillian Hanson came third on countback from current Club Captain Matt Hignell’s team both with 84 points. The two best scores count on each hole. The Ladies play off their own par and stroke indices and all players play off 85% of their course handicap.

Ladies Notices – Thursday 24th June

Ping & 9 Hole Results.

Congratulations to Karen Ellam, Sheila Stewart and Isabel Holland.

Ladies Notices – Monday 21st June

Winners of Presidents Trophy – Di Shepherd & Sandy Halsey

Ladies Notices – Thursday 17th June

Dear Ladies 

Here are the results sheet for Lady Captain’s Day.  

Thank you all so much for playing and for making such an effort with your costumes.  

Lady Captain’s Day Photo Gallery

Lady Captain's Day
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Lady Captain’s Day – Tuesday 15th June (Click)

Dear Ladies
I am looking forward to Lady Captain’s Day and hoping the weather will be kinder to us than it has been of late.
I am looking forward to seeing all your cocktail themed outfits at our half way house. If you have any donations for the LC charity raffle, please can you leave them in the upstairs changing rooms. 

Click above to see the sign up sheets for the day including the chipping competition (last updated 10th June)

Ladies Notices – Monday June 14th

I am looking forward to seeing all those playing on Tuesday.

The format is an individual stableford with an alliance.

Format for the day …

Ladies Notices Wednesday June 8th

Results of the Ayot Green & Victory Cups.

Information on :

  • Lady Captain’s Day on June 15th
  • Jubilee vs Harpenden at home on June 29th
  • Invitation Day July 6th
  • Lady Captain’s Away Day August 3rd

Lady Captain’s May Newsletter

Well May has turned into June and we finally have some sunshine.  I haven’t been around to take many photos, but I thought this was a good one from the Presentation evening on 25th June.  My background is Alliums, a pretty late Spring flower.

Ladies Notices – Tuesday 25th May

Winner of the Manyweathers Trophy is Irene St George. As this is the first medal of 2021 Irene is also the winner of the Victory Cup.

Winner of the Rita McVeigh Bowl is Gillian Hanson with the highest score by a past Lady Captain.

Winner of 9 Hole Stableford is Prim Tarry.

Trophy Winners 2020 – 25th May 2021 (Click)

Not presented at December 2020 AGM – non event due to Covid

Ladies Notices Tuesday 18th May

Archer Cup results and upcoming competitions.

Ladies Notices – 12th May

Great news for the Ladies Section

President’s Trophy so far

Lady Captain’s Day

Competitions in May, June & July

Lady Captain’s Newsletter (April)

I had a plan to have some photos of us playing in the festival and enjoying the lovely weather, but obviously that has not happened and my newsletter is now very late. I would just like to thank you all for your kind words and cards   My dad was very old and frail with no quality of life, but obviously it is all very finite and sad.   He devoted most of his life to golf and he would be so pleased to know how kind everyone in the Club had been………

New Members Presentation – May 6th

Zoom webinar for new members

Ladies Notices – Tuesday May 4th

Leckie Trophy Results

Ladies Notices – Thursday 29th April

Results of Club & Coronation Foursomes

Draws for Tuesday 4th May

Ladies Notices – Thursday 22nd April

Competition result – Tuesday 20th April

Ladies Notices – Monday April 19th

Clarification for Tuesday’s Coloured Ball Competition.

Ladies 9-Hole Draw For April 27th

Explanation of how scores are entered onto your handicap record (CDH).

Ladies Notices – Thursday April 15th

Competition Result – Tuesday April 13th 

April 20th Coloured ball competition and New Year Trophy Update

Saturdays & Signups

May Competitions

Apologies for the information overload. I wanted to give you a heads up about the rest of April and May. The club is hopeful that the diary will continue as printed from 1 June. 

Ladies Notices – Monday April 12th

Dear Ladies

Below is the draw for the Alliance and coloured ball comp on 20th for the 18 hole ladies.

9 hole ladies please do an individual Stableford.

Roadmap Stage 2 – Starting April 12th

Firstly please allow me to thank you all for your support in observing the guidelines which the club has had to operate during stage 1 of the resumption of golf.

Attached is stage 2 of our Road Map for your review, it highlights changes from the original roadmap and hopefully provides additional clarification.

Craig Delves
General Manager 

Lady Captain’s Newsletter (March)

The sun came out and we had a wonderful sunny Tuesday to welcome us back to golf….

Ladies Notices – March 15

Keys dates and competitions for April

MANCO’s Roadmap

March 29th is approaching fast, and hope you are as excited as I am to start playing again, meeting friends and generally just enjoying your club.

Hopefully, the Road map shows our commitment and desire to return to normal operation as soon as possible, so you the members can once again enjoy and fully engage with all that our club offers. 

I thank you for your continued support and look forward to meeting you all soon. 

Laurence Weir, Chairman.
For and on behalf of MANCO

Return to Golf Roadmap (March 29th)

Roll on March and GOLF…

Lady Captain’s Newsletter (February)

Dear Ladies, well another month has gone by without golf, but at least we have a date when we will hopefully be starting again and my March communications should be filled with more information about a return to golf from 29th March.  So, no more snowy pictures or extra water features – how about some Snowdrops.

New General Manager

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Delves as our new General Manager.
The Management Committee (Manco)

Lady Captain’s Newsletter (January)

I am afraid this newsletter is sadly low on golf content, but hopefully will include some great photos. I am slightly comforted by the fact that although golf is not permitted in lockdown, I think with flooding and snow, we would not have managed to play much anyway. So I thought I would describe January in pictures.

County Report (January)

Pearson cancelled for 20/21, list of Hertfordshire Ladies & Girls events planned for 2021 and some useful apps.

Heavy Rainfall (January)

Well, so much for dry January !!

New Year Notices

No Captain’s drive in, walking the course, pond on 7th frozen over.

Car Park Space Charity Draw

Arthur and Gill Taverner making the charity draw for Lady Captain’s parking space. A total of £ 1,160 raised for ‘Youth Talk’.

Pot Of Gold

A rare occurrence – the end of a rainbow.

Lady Captain’s Report 2020

Carolyn Richmond