The Ovaltine League is the Hertfordshire County Ladies' Golf Association (HCLGA) Scratch Team League.
The Ovaltine Cup was donated in 1966, following a conversation between Nancy Girling from Verulam and another member who was then a director of Ovaltine. They both thought how much more competitive the Scratch Team League would be if there was a trophy to play for - thus the Ovaltine Cup was born.
All Hertfordshire clubs which have entered the league are drawn into divisions and groups. Each club then arranges home and away fixtures to be played in the league season March 1st – 30th September.
A finals day is held in October at a Hertfordshire Club.
Teams are made up of 5 players. Matches are mostly played at weekends to ensure that Alternate Day Ladies can be included, but may also be played mid-week. A light lunch/tea is usually provided after matches.
The South Herts league organiser is a Lady member, usually one of the team players, who is also responsible for providing all results to the County League Captain.
Team kit (tops and sweaters) is supplied by the Club.
For 2020/21, South Herts are in Division 1. Match fixtures will be in the Club Diary by mid-November, and will be posted on the Ovaltine notice board in the Ladies’ Section.
The League organiser for 2019 is Lynne Owen.
For more information on the Ovaltine League click HCLGA website.