Essendon Country Club

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Men's Scratch

1st Team

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Scratch Team Men with a Handicap Index of 7 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 6 fixtures for 2022, 3 home and 3 away

Selection is based on lowest HI of players available

Essendon are currently in Division 6

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 Sarah Marley 

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 Suzanne Thrower

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 10 players with 5 games played as 4bbb format 
using the appropriate handicap allowances.

Tee off times are weekdays and usually around 3pm on a Friday, 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 is a full fixture list for season 2022.

Enquiries may be made to Steve Bloomfield. Email:

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 sandwiches and chips 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 2022. 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 Nick Simpson. 

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 2022 the Seniors’ Captain is Martin Youngs, please contact him for more details.  In his absence Shanker Modha or Simon Trew (immediate past captains) can be contacted.

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.

* The Inter-Club programme of fixtures has been revised for 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

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 (4 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 will start in November. 

Women's Friendly Matches
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Friendly Matches organised 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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