Verulam is a great place to enjoy both social and competition golf.
There are numerous internal Club competitions held throughout the year at weekends and during the week. These include individual medal and stableford formats where members can hone their handicaps. In addition, there are various pairs competitions, mixed events and team matches.
There is plenty of opportunity to play social golf as well. Informal ‘swindles’ meet up on a ‘turn up and make up’ basis at set times each week. This is a great way to get to know more people as well as enjoying a round of golf on a less formal basis.
At Verulam, there is always something to suit your handicap, age and golfing desire – you will certainly not be short of playing opportunities to suit your availability. Here are just a few examples:
‘Roll-Up and Play’ on Saturday mornings
The first tee is booked from 8am to 8.30am for members to make up and play as they arrive. In other words, no booked games. This is an important way for members to mix and meet new friends. In particular, new members will find this arrangement beneficial. Importantly, all those turning up are guaranteed a game as the activity is overseen to create 3 or 4 ball groups as appropriate. (’Roll-Up and Play’ does not apply on Saturdays when there is a Club competition.)
These are open to all members and are usually played on Saturdays. The ‘four-ball, better-ball’ matchplay format is a very sociable way to enjoy golf. Both home and away fixtures are included.
The men’s Scratch Team is drawn from the best players in the club, typically those with handicaps of up to 5. The Team represents Verulam in the Hertfordshire Scratch League and matches are played at weekends, with teams of 8 players per side playing 36 holes, scratch foursomes in the morning, followed by scratch singles in the afternoon. More …
Foxes (handicaps from 10 to 20)
Our Foxes have 9 home and 9 away matches each year always teeing off at 2.30pm and usually for 12 players per side. A 2- course dinner follows each match making Foxes matches a very sociable experience.
Senators (age 55 years and over)
The Senators play a total of 18 home and 18 away fixtures each season usually with an 8.15am start for 16 players per side. A 2-course lunch follows the game, enabling ample opportunity to discuss the ups and downs of the match!
Tuesday and Thursday Swindle (TATS)
This is just one of our informal groups that warmly welcome new members to come along.
Members meet in the clubhouse from 8am onwards every Tuesday and Thursday. A draw is made at 8:30am by use of a pack of cards. An individual Stableford competition follows, off full club handicap. Groups of four also play a better-ball matchplay competition amongst themselves. A great way to meet and play with new people.