Restricted Full membership is open to both men and ladies over the age of 18 and who are amateur golfers. This level of membership entitles members to play on the golf course at any time from Monday to Friday and on Saturdays and Sundays in the winter after 11.30am and summer after 12.00 noon, except when the tees are reserved. Restricted Full Members are eligible to play in competitions (paying a nominal green fee to enter specific competitions that require weekend morning play) and to make full use of the clubhouse facilities, subject to private functions.
There are many opportunities for active members to enjoy competitive golf, with a number of the clubs golf competitions open to both the men and ladies members. There are also a large number of golf competitions and events that are specific to the men members and a number specific to the lady members.
One of the great strengths of the club is the opportunity for members to play social golf. Weekday and afternoon weekend ‘swindles’ are run, where members gather and draw playing partners, for a friendly, yet competitive social game.
As well as regular men’s and ladies Medal and Stableford competitions, the club holds annual sociable golf events such as Captain’s Day, Pro’s Day, Four Nations Charity Day, golfer/non-golfer games, couples leagues, and a men’s and ladies Christmas Fayres.
Men’s competitions are mostly played at the weekends, with “In the week” events also scheduled. These competitions include play in Stableford, Medal, Greensomes and Foursomes formats. There is an “Order of Merit” with points awarded for places achieved in various summer competitions, and a number of “knock-out” matchplay events running through the summer and the winter.
A summer eclectic competition (where you keep your best score on each hole) is held on Thursdays during late spring and summer. This provides a great chance to meet and play golf with a wide spectrum of the members and have some fun along the way.
We have a number of men’s golf teams which play regional, county and local inter-club matches. Our Scratch team has won leagues and tournaments and its members have represented the county at national level.
We have Tigers and Foxes teams that play matches with handicaps of 4 to 10, and 10 to 19, respectively. A Social team that is open to all members, and a Commandos team with its playing members being 55 years old or over. All our inter-club matches, for whatever team, are social as well as golf events with the matches normally being followed by a meal and often the tales of the round.
Tuesday is Ladies’ day, when club competitions are played, including Stableford, Medal, better ball, knock-out and Foursomes games. A number of business ladies play in the afternoon at the weekend, when they also have the opportunity to play club competitions and club matches.
Our ‘big days’ are the Lady Captain’s Day in June, Invitation Days and the Christmas Fayre. There are also spring and autumn meetings, which involve a medal round in the morning, lunch and fun competitions in the afternoon followed by dinner in the evening with prize giving. We also hold a Ladies’ 4BBB Open and Ladies’ Centenary Scratch Open.
We have two teams in the Ladies County Scratch League and each year we compete in the Pearson Trophy - a handicap competition - against other clubs in Hertfordshire. There are also opportunities to play in friendly matches with surrounding clubs.