Fixtures Matches Meetings Scratch 4somes Putter History Courses Members Links

Home
Up
Hewitt plate
HH Record
Best Hewitts
HH Trial

The Halford Hewitt

The Halford Hewitt is the world's largest amateur scratch foursomes event. The competition has been running since1924 and it is the aim of every amateur golfer to play in it. Peter McEvoy once said in an interview that the only thing he regretted in his golfing career was not going to a school that entitled him to play in the Halford Hewitt

Famous golfers that have played in the competition include  Henry Longhurst, Peter Oosterhuis, Ted Dexter, Sir Michael Bonallack, Bruce Critchley and many more.

The competition is played at Royal Cinque ports and Royal St Georges golf clubs  with the final stages at RCPGC. 64 Old Boy golf societies will each send a team of 10 golfers, often plus reserves, to play scratch foursomes.

For those knocked out in the first round, there is a plate competition played at Princes Golf Club and organised along the same lines except that only 3 pairs are required to represent a society

The OHGS Captain selects the side each year on the basis of handicaps, performance in society meetings especially the Autumn meeting with the final selection being made on the basis of a trial at Royal St Georges in February.

For those for whom scratch golf is a "bit serious", there is also a handicap stableford competition played at Littlestone for the Peter Kenyon bowl. Any two members of a participating society can represent the society in this competition.

For more information in the Halford Hewitt, follow this link to their website.

Halford Hewitt dates: For those who never know when the Hewitt is played, the rule is very simple. It is "played on the second Sunday in April except when that is Easter when is shall be played on the first Sunday"

So the following look like the Hewitt dates for the next few years

Easter Sunday   Halford   Hewitt Easter Sunday   Halford   Hewitt
15th April 2001   05 April 2001 - 08 April 2001 24th April 2011   07 April 2011 - 10 April 2011
31st March 2002   11 April 2002 - 14 April 2002  8th April 2012   29 March 2012 - 01 April 2012
20th April 2003   10 April 2003 - 13 April 2003 31st March 2013   11 April 2013 - 14 April 2013
11th April 2004   01 April 2004 - 04 April 2004 20th April 2014   10 April 2014 - 13 April 2014
27th March 2005   07 April 2005 - 10 April 2005  5th April 2015   09 April 2015 - 12 April 2015
16th April 2006   06 April 2006 - 09 April 2006 27th March 2016   07 April 2016 - 10 April 2016
8th April 2007   29 March 2007 - 01 April 2007 16th April 2017   06 April 2017 - 09 April 2017
23rd March 2008   10 April 2008 - 13 April 2008  1st April 2018   05 April 2018 - 08 April 2018
12th April 2009   02 April 2009 - 05 April 2009 21st April 2019   11 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
 4th April 2010   08 April 2010 - 11 April 2010 12th April 2020   02 April 2020 - 05 April 2020

 

Page last updated on 03/02/2014

:
OHGS 2002-2011       Page last updated on 15/09/2010