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Men's Scratch

1st Team

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Scratch Team is for Men with a Handicap Index of 6 and below
Captain Wanted
8 players in a team, all matches played off scratch 
Matches are 36 holes  
Foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon
There are 6 fixtures, 3 home and 3 away
Matches are played at weekends or bank holidays
Selection is based on lowest HI of players available
Essendon A are currently in the Division 2 

Men's Scratch

2nd Team

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Scratch Team B is for Men with a Handicap Index of 9 and below
Captained by Colin Leybourn
8 players in a team, all matches off scratch 
Matches are 18 holes,  singles only 
Matches are played at weekends or bank holidays
There are 4 fixtures, 2 home and 2 away
Selection is based on lowest HI of players available
Essendon B are currently in the second B team division 

Women's Scratch

1st Team

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Great Golfers having fun.
Open to all women with a Handicap Index of 14 or less 
Captained by Elaine Ratcliffe
8 Matches are played, 4 home & 4 away
5 in a team, singles matches played off Scratch
Essendon A is in the First Division
Matches are played March through to September on
weekends or weekdays

Women's Scratch

2nd Team

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Good golfers having fun 
Open to all women members with a Handicap Index of 14 or less 
Captained by Claire Mulvaney 
8 Matches are played, 4 home & 4 away
5 in a team, singles matches played off Scratch
Essendon B are in the second division 
Matches are played March through to September
on weekends or weekdays
Men's Tigers
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Essendon 'Tigers' play in a local Hertfordshire league against other clubs,
home and away. It is for male members playing off a HI of 5 -9.
Teams are made up of 8 players with 4 games played as 4bbb format
using the appropriate handicap allowances.
Tee off times are weekdays and usually around 1.30pm, although this does vary.
After golf, teams usually meet at the 19th hole for a light meal
and to discuss the day's golf.
Currently there are no fixtures set for season 2021 due to the
uncertainty of Covid restrictions.
Enquiries may be made to Steve Bloomfield. 
Men's Foxes
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Foxes is for men members with a handicap in the range 8.5 to 17.4
(which roughly equates to 10-18 prior to the WHS).
Teams are made up of 8 players and matches are 4 games of 4 ball better ball pairs match play.
Matches are played during the week starting about 2.30pm with a 2 course meal
after which everyone is expected to stay.
There are currently 3 leagues with 5 teams in each league played on a home and away
basis followed by a KO system to come up with an overall winner. 

We currently have a full fixture list for 2021. If you are interested you can enter
your availability using this site, if you have any problems entering your availability
or want to discuss how the league works please contact George Campbell. 
Men's Seniors - Over 55's
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Male Members over 55 are eligible for the Seniors Squad.  Handicap Index limit 25.0.
These are friendly games played home and away generally in teams of 16 (exception is Porters Park
with teams of 12).  Games are played as 4BBB with appropriate handicap allowances.
Home matches are on Monday; away match days can vary.  We meet for coffee beforehand
and typically tee off from a two-tee start at 08.30 although this can vary.  After the match there
is a two course lunch at which all team members are expected to attend.  The cost is the same for both home and away games and will be confirmed for the year.
Teams are selected by the Seniors' Captain.  For 2021 this is Shanker Modha,
pleasecontact him for more details.
The Hawks
Junior Team Under 18's
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All Full Junior members at Essendon are eligible for the Hawks Junior Team
that takes part in Hertfordshire Golf events.
The Hertfordshire Junior Golf League matches consist of teams of 6, with 3 pairs each
playing 4 ball better ball matchplay. The Ver League is currently under review, but in past years
has been played as a knockout event with teams of 7 playing singles matches.
Home and away matches take place at weekends or during school holidays from April to September
with a Finals Day in the October half-term break. There is no cost to participants and a light meal is usually provided following play, so it's a great way to make new friends and to experience other courses.
Participation is encouraged, with the ethos at Essendon being that of inclusivity -
all who want to play will be given the opportunity wherever possible. 
Please contact Junior Golf Organiser, John Amos, via the IG App for further details
or to be added to the WhatsApp group used for communications.
* Currently there are no fixtures arranged for 2021 due to Covid restrictions although it is hoped some friendly matches will take place if the situation remains unchanged.
Women's Pearson Team
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Pearson Trophy Team 
Sally Smyth is the Captain 
A Team of 7 players 
Ladies with Handicap Indexes from 12.5 to 34.4 inclusive
Matches are played off Handicap
Matches played Home and Away (? matches) from
October through to March 
Emails sent out to all members in the handicap range above,
however if you have dropped or new to the club
please contact Sally Smyth via the IG App.  
This year matches have been abandoned due to Covid
Women's Friendly Matches
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Friendly Matches organsied through the summer 
Lesley Carter is Captain 
Numbers involved in each match varies to suit format and opposition
Multiple Formats - sometimes with opposition and sometimes against them 
Play off Handicap
Matches played Home and Away 
Suitable for everyone, however this is a great opportunity
for higher handicaps to represent the club, visit away courses,
meet new people all in a very friendly environment
Lesley operates a WhatsApp group - please contact her
via the IG app to add your name to the group. 







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