18 Aug The Halford Hewitt Tournament
The Halford Hewitt Tournament is the world’s largest amateur foursomes team event. Today, it comprises 64 Public School teams of ten players, competing in a foursome match play knockout over four days.
The competition began in 1924, when Halford Hewitt, treasurer and later captain of Deal, presented the cup which bears his name. In the first year it was played on different courses over three months, but moved to Deal in 1925. Deal has remained the spiritual home of the Hewitt ever since.
According to golf writer, Nick Tremayne, “the tournament has a rich history, frequently pits average golfers against famous internationals, and produces moments of golfing pressure simply not experienced by amateur players elsewhere.” With 640 competitors alongside the hundreds of supporters who attend, the “Hewitt” a unique sporting event.