The Wednesday Four Balls is the longest established of all of Northwood’s roll ups and is regarded as an integral part of the golf club’s fabric and history. All members of the club are welcome to join like minded individuals in convivial social and golfing interaction.
We meet every Wednesday afternoon and play Better Ball Stableford for pairs in drawn groups of four. There are small weekly cash prizes for the three highest scoring pairs and points are accumulated in an annual competition for the Huggins Cup which is also a Board competition. The Huggins Cup year normally starts in May and concludes the following April although this year runs from July to April due to the 2021/21 year overrunning due to COVID lockdowns.
We meet up in the clubhouse from 10.45 onwards with the draw taking place promptly at 11:30. There are various ways to enter the draw:
§ Sign up in person in the clubhouse at any time up to 11:30 on the day
§ Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
§ Text Graham Hamilton on 07850 450208
§ Message via the W4B WhatsApp Group
Scorecards showing the handicap allowances will be prepared following the draw and the normal practice of marking the card for your playing partners must be followed. Cards should be signed by both the marker and one of the players. First tee off will be at midday. We will be using the 10th and 8th tees with the possibility of also using the 1st, subject to our numbers exceeding 28 and with the agreement of our professional.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER OTHER MEMBERS AND TO LET FASTER GROUPS THROUGH IF YOU ARE HOLDING THEM UP. This is especially important when these groups are not part of the W4Bs and essential when you are caught up by a two or three ball match. Remember the "3 for 40" rule - check your progress after every three holes and make sure you are within the 40 minutes time limit.
After the round the cards will be collected in the clubhouse where we will gather for post-round refreshments. When all scores are in, the W4B Captain will announce the results in time honoured fashion.
Cost of entry is just £2 per week with half of the proceeds being split amongst the pairs coming first, second and third (with everyone’s winnings being added to their barcard once a year). The other half goes into a fund to pay for the prizes for the Huggins Cup winners. We would prefer that payment is made via an electronic payment to our bank account - details will are on the weekly email that gets circulated every Monday. Feel free to send multiples of £2 in advance to cover the next few times you play. In the event you do not send the fee prior to the game we will allow a credit period of up to 5 weeks. At the end of that period you will be sent a “bill” requesting payment for the number of games played.