The Heritage: The Heritage course is open with 18 main greens. Buggies will be available from the pro shop. Please repair your pitchmarks.
Practice Range: The driving range is open. On Monday and Thursday the driving range will be closed until 11am for ball collection and maintenance.
Academy 6 Hole: The academy course is open.
Golf has benefitted from the pandemic the last couple of years and although numbers are on the incline, we know that a main priority for all in golf is to get more girls into the game. In schools, where the audience is closer to a equal gender split, not everyone is given the opportunity to experience golf as it is not currently seen as a curriculum sport. Our intention is to make it more inclusive for all and support the pathway of those students interested. We are very fortunate to sit within a close radius of many the interest is there and so a GF workshop was organised on 2nd November 2021 to train teachers and ambassadors using the new Golf Foundation Golfway equipment.
By linking with and teaching the pupils in the school, the hope is that this will ignite interest and also create long standing relationships with us and other local golf clubs . Clubs will be able to offer coaching and use of facilities through the funding made available by Golf Foundation, Hertfordshire Golf Limited and the Mike Amos Foundation.
Every 5-6 weeks pupils will have the opportunity to have a session with the Assistant PGA Professional, Matt Bailey. The follow on from this offer is that if any pupils are interested in further golf opportunities, Letchworth have a thriving junior section who partake in various fun activities and competitions throughout the year. The club also have a foundation attached, The Mike Amos Foundation, which supports junior development. The idea is that this will offer support in way of scholarships/bursaries, to those who show committment and desire to continue.
The programme is well underway with 5 schools now receiving on site coaching. They are Nobel School, St Christopher Junior, Highfield, Pixmore and Knights Templar. Success is already shown in over 100 pupils at one of the schools taking part weekly with the other schools regularly seeing up to 40 pupils take part weekly.
A highlight of the programme is the Super Sixes League. As the summer term commences a fun and friendly version of Golf known as ‘Golf Sixes’. Students would play in pairs and complete six holes on a par 3 course using a very friendly version of the game known as a Texas Scramble. There is capacity to allow 24 students at a time to play. Schools could enter two pairs per event and if there is enough interest this could be expanded. Friday afternoons are the targeted day of the week with events starting at 14:00pm
On Monday 20th June we held the NHSSP U9 Golfway Competition at Letchworth GC. It was brilliant to see 9 schools attend and have fun on our practice facility. 88 total participants: 39 boys and 49 girls in total took part.
Each school competed to win this level to then take part on the county finals later this year. In the end it was Pixmore Junior School who took the honors. There is also a School Games Value fesitival side to these games and we had Whitehill and Lordship Farm go home with the honors.
The day was organised by School Games Organiser Jay Livermore and supported by our own Assistant Professional, Matt Bailey.