The origin of the Halletts golf society was established in 1946 at the end of the Second World War. Mr. Arthur Hallett, a member of Wenvoe Castle Golf Club, was the main instigator of the society. He saw a way to meet fellow golfers of comparable handicaps, hold a social evening and fit in a game of golf at the same time. The spirit of the game is always friendly, even though there is an element of competition as well. There are 42 clubs who are members of the Halletts Cup Golf Society
mostly based in the old counties of Mid-Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and Gwent although there is one member club in Powys and one in Gloucestershire.
Each year the 42 clubs are drawn into six leagues of seven clubs with every team in each league playing each other home and away. The six league winners then qualify for the play-off for a place in the final which is generally held at Wenvoe Castle. There is also a knock-out competition again with the final at Wenvoe Castle.
To familiarise new golfers with the Rules of the game, particularly those relating to etiquette.
To show by example that, in golf, standards of conduct are still considered important.
To teach players how to be competitive but still retain sportmanship and good social relationships.
To enable people to play a variety of courses, with the accent on inter club relationships.
To help new golfers pass through the society and on to teams playing off lower handicaps.
The winner of the league competition hosts an Open Day for all 42 teams in the following year, usually in late July/early August. We enter a team of 4 which normally consists of the Hallett Captain and three others to be selected by a method of the Captains choosing.
There are also Hallett open days run by other clubs. For such events, each club enters a team of 4 although more teams may be permitted subject to availability (there is usually plenty of room for extra teams). Participation is on a first come first served basis and the entry fee is normally about £50 per team. Details will be posted on our notice board and if interested in such an event, please put your name down.