The Abbeyfield Charity Golf Competition

18 Hole Individual Stableford Competition

Tuesday, 12th September 2023

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Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place with Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin Competitions

Competition in aid of:

Any organisation, large or small, can only be as good as the people in it. Abbeyfield’s well-earned reputation for providing excellent housing and care services is mainly thanks to the exceptional people – management, staff and volunteers – who have joined our cause

The Itinerary:
1.00 pm – coffee and bacon roll
1.30 pm – first tee off 5.30 pm – drinks and networking
7.30 pm – 3 course dinner 8.30 pm – prize giving
9.15 pm – prize draw

All Inclusive cost - £90 per golfer (includes £7.50 donated to the Abbeyfield charity).

Dinner attendance only - £32 (includes £2 donated to the Abbeyfield charity).

Who Should Enter?

Anyone who is reasonably proficient (with or without a handicap) will be welcome. Verulam has full facilities for lady golfers – so please enter. It promises to be a great day but numbers must be limited to 40 golfers – so first come first served. The cost is only £90. This includes your green fees, tea/coffee and bacon rolls on arrival and a 3 course dinner with the prize giving. We will ballot people 1 week before the event to get the preferred dining alternative (please see the available menu at this link. Alternative menus are available for those vegetarians and other food requirements.

The Venue - The Home of the Ryder Cup

Although the first formal Ryder cup competition was played in 1927 at the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts, the previous year had seen a competition at Wentworth Golf club in England, the suggestion for which had come from Samuel Ryder, then Captain of Verulam Golf Club. Ryder also provided the now-famous gold trophy at a dinner held at Verulam for the Great Britain team before they left for the 1927 match.
The challenging par 72 parkland course was designed by James Braid in 1905 and at 6429 yards from the competition tees, the course is not long. The course has a good drainage record and in summer the ball really does run on the fast well-manicured fairways. The best scores result from being straight and having a good short game rather than long hitting that doesn’t follow the fairway.


Buggies are in short supply at Verulam. They will be block booked and available for hire through Sample Answers. Allocation will be determined by demand and a small premium will be charged in favour of the MRBA.

Sponsorship Opportunites

What better way is there for you to enhance your brand image within St Albans? Sponsoring the Abbeyfield day brings your company before the movers and shakers of the industry and contributes to an important charity. It also gives you the opportunity to network with like-minded people and enjoy a good day out. Sponsorship puts your company logo on the website and enables you to have your literature and other promotional material available on the day. It costs just £300 for the assured publicity of the day, it also includes the cost of 1 entrance fee – value £90.
Alternatively, you can also donate to Abbeyfield by contributing a prize to the Prize Draw to be held at the evening dinner. All proceeds of the prize draw are given directly to the charity.

Register your interest today