Hampshire Hackers Golf Society
This site was last updated on 27th July 2022.
Join us, enjoy golf, make a difference.
The Hampshire Hackers were established in 2003.
Limited to 60 members, we are still taking memberships for our 2021 season.
Set up primarily as a golf playing, networking opportunity for business professionals and self-employed people in Hampshire, we have members that are neither. Just golf enthusiasts!
Our season runs from 1st Jan to 31st Dec each year.
Our aim is to have around nine events a year, but sometimes have more.
One event each year is dedicated to raising much needed monies to support local charities.
Membership for a single player for the year is £40, which will include a logo'd golf shirt. Corporate membership is £60 per annum and includes a golf shirt for the main player. Only one listed player can play as a member at an event. Please clearly state your shirt size when looking to join us.
FIXTURE LIST, HANDICAPS, CHARITY, RULES & REGS
HHGS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wickham Park Golf Club, Friday 21st January 2022
AGM, followed by food and a quiz night
Knighton Heath: 17th February 2022. 10:50 Tee off
Coffee & Bacon Bap on arrival
Pate on Toast, Roast Beef, Apple Crumble
Coffee & Mints
Basingstoke (formerly Dummer), 10th March 2022, 10:00 Tee off
18 holes (nearest pins 5th/14th)
2 course carvery
Tidworth Garrison: 21st Apr 2022 Thurs: 11:45 Tee off
Bacon roll/coffee, 18 holes, 1 course meal
Hurtmore: 12th May, 2022. Thurs 11:08 Tee off
Bacon roll/coffee, 18 holes, 2 course meal with coffee
Meon Valley Golf Club - Captain's Day
Thursday 16th June, 2022. Tee off 09:56
Full breakfast serve together at 08:30, 18 holes and 2 Course meal at 17:00.
Smart casual for dinner (no muddy golf clothes)
Cost is £65 (Subsidised)
Waterlooville: 21st July 2022 Thurs 09:00 Tee off
Full breakfast and coffee, 18 holes, 1 course meal
Sherfield Oaks: 18th August 2022. 11:02 Tee off
Bacon roll/coffee, 18 holes, 2 course meal.
CHARITY DAY: Lee on the Solent: 15th September 2022
Four ball event fundraiser
Bacon roll/coffee, 18 holes, 3 course meal with coffee
Raffle and auction
Cost & shotgun tee time (expected 12:00)
Cost £70 each/£280 fourball team
Bulbury Woods: 13th October 2022. 11:00 Tee off
Bacon roll/coffee, 18 holes, 2 course meal with coffee
Test Valley: 10th November 2022 Thurs 10:30 Tee off
Bacon roll/coffee, 18 holes, Barbecue
All events are aggregated at £60 with the exception of CHARITY DAY and CAPTAIN'S DAY.
The World Handicap System is now in place and when members join us that belong to a club,
we will use that handicap as your starting point with us.
Handicaps and results are published to our Master Scoreboard sub-site. You can access it by clicking this link:
Simply enter the password you were given, for full access.
OUR CHOSEN CHARITY 2022
To date, Hampshire Hackers have raised over £106,200 for local charities, (excluding the gift aid they have received).
Our chosen charity for 2022 is the Hampshire division of The Honeypot Children's Charity. They are there to support children aged between 5 and 12 years old that care for parents and/or siblings and gives them support to still be children and offer respite when required.
We believe that no child should be robbed of their childhood by becoming a carer, however the harsh reality is that there are over 800,000 children in this situation here in the UK and they desperately require help and support.
The charity are registered under charity number 1184132 and further information about them and the work that they do can be sourced by clicking their logo below which will redirect you to their website.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Hampshire Hackers Golf Society (HHGS) is a networking golf society open to people situated in the Hampshire and surrounding areas who wish to enjoy a game of golf and network at the same time. Golf takes priority.
Membership of HHGS is open to all persons who work or live in the area unless otherwise approved by the committee. The maximum number of members HHGS can allow is 60. The memberships are available on a “first come first served basis”.
With effect from January 1st, 2008, there was a corporate membership made available for businesses. It allows a maximum of four members per corporate membership and the cost for this is £60.00 per annum, renewable on the 1st January of the New Year. The membership allows 1 of the named corporate members to play as a full member at each event and entitles them to the full benefits of being a member. If 2 or more of the corporate members play the same event, only 1 will be entitled to the benefits of full membership, the remainder will be classed as guests. The Member is allowed to invite guests.
Although this is a society for all types of golfers, we request that players must have played before and have a reasonable grasp of the game.
HHGS members are entitled to play as often or as little as they wish depending on their work commitments. However, to qualify for end of year prizes, a member must play a minimum of four society games during the year.
The secretary will announce each event to HHGS members by e-mail and only payments received from members by the deadline date will guarantee their place at that event. Once payment for the event has been made there will be no refunds, unless extenuating circumstances, when we will do our best to get the money back from the golf club.
Players must observe the Rules of Golf and the rules of the host club at all times.
There were some major changes to rules for 2019, from the R & A and we adopted them. Please be aware of the rules and specifically the changes. One of these changes was an optional one, which we as a society are adopting, to speed up play. If you hit a ball out of bounds, you are now allowed to drop a replacement ball at the point of entry. This will incur a 2 shot penalty, (exactly the same as if you dropped from where previously hit).
A £40 annual membership fee is required to cover administration costs, club shirt and becomes renewable as of the 1st January of the New Year. Any funds left at the end of the year will be used towards room hire and annual awards/prizes. HHGS is a non-profit making society.
A list of members is held by the Secretary and all appropriate society records are to be kept by the Treasurer and Secretary.
On HHGS golf days, prizes will generally be awarded for 2 X nearest the pin and overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The cost of these prizes will be included in the cost of entry to each society golf day.
Guests can play for the same price as a member of the Society, but they will not be entitled to any prize. E.g. If a guest wins the competition, and a member comes second. The member will be deemed to have won the first prize. This is a privilege of society membership. There may be a best guest prize, but this is not guaranteed.
All cards handed in after competition must me legible and signed by both the player and marker. There are no such things as "gimme's"; all players must putt out unless they cannot score and they must then pick up their ball.
All handicaps are governed by our secretary. It is the member's responsibility to notify the Secretary of any change in their club handicap, in advance of the day that we are playing. If you're handicap has decreased and you fail to notify, you could be disqualified for not advising your correct club handicap.
The handicapping system has changed to the following: 2 shot cut for a winner and a 1 shot cut for 2nd and 3rd (subject to committee override if felt necessary). 1 shot will be awarded to whomever comes last. After one year, the shots will be returned to or removed from the player. The Secretary will monitor the handicaps and deduct the points for wins and replace the shots after one year has expired. All members are required to notify the Secretary of any changes in club handicaps decreases.
Whilst we accept the World Handicapping System, as a Society, the handicap you start with at the beginning of that year, will be deemed your handicap for that year, unless your handicap index has decreased. We will not be adjusting players handicaps after every event, unless you are placed within the first three, or last place.
The members voted overwhelmingly at the 2013 AGM, that only two charities shall be chosen as being a recipient of the annual fundraising day. At the 2020 AGM, only one was chosen due the Covid-19 situation and no charity days for two years. This was decided to give us the time to rebuild the charity day numbers back up.
The committee reserve the right to override this.
Injuries to players caused by whatever means are not the responsibility of HHGS or its’ committee. It is the responsibility of each golfer to be insured against all eventualities.
Rules updated following AGM on 21st January, 2022