Juniors Evening

Juniors enjoy Thursday evening

On Thursday evening the Junior Section enjoyed themselves competing in a “golf games night” which focussed on their putting, chipping, pitching and driving skills.

12 Juniors took part in the event and Junior Captain, Marcus, presented prizes to the winners as follows:

Putting Competition 

1st  Joseph Viles

Joint 2nd Freddie Wakelin

Marcus Bunting

Theo Hancock     

Will Bunting

Winners of the Main Competition which involved several skills

1st         Josh Heath

2nd        Oliver Cluskey

3rd          Charlie Wakelin

Well done everyone!


New members evening

30 new members enjoy a great evening

Wednesday evening saw a record number of over 30 players take part in one of our regular New Member Texas Scramble Competitions.
The good weather added to a really enjoyable social competition which teamed up existing members with two or three new members for this ten hole competition. The competition was won by Phil Smith’s team of 3 from the Captains team by a couple of points.

Special mention must go to our Captain, Graham Lunn, who had a hole in one on the 7th. Thanks for the Beer Graham.

Thanks to all of the existing members for captaining teams, this competition really wouldn’t go ahead with out you.
Thanks to all of the new members it’s great to meet you and Welcome to Alfreton Golf Club.
Thanks to Steve and Teresa for looking after our liquid requirements.

We’re looking forwards to seeing you play in more social competitions and once again in the next new members competition.


SENIORS 2024 RIDER CUP

The Rider Cup 2024 results are in

Gordon Kells final report of the 2024 Rider Cup

Well the weather today for the 3rd & final round of matches in this year’s Rider Cup was at least a bit drier than day 2 last Tuesday, but that was the end of the good news for Nottinghamshire!

Trailing by 2 points going in to the 12 singles matches Notts needed to secure 7 points to retain the cup, whilst Derbyshire’s task was to secure 5.5 points to win it. As the attached day 3 results show, the pressure proved too much for Notts and Derbyshire easily secured the points they needed, winning 8-4 on the day and 21-15 overall.

Presenting the trophy to winning captain Nigel Savage (on the right) Dave Lowe (Notts Captain) was gracious in defeat and both captains thanked their respective teams for their support, and the catering team for the lovely Pie Chips Peas & Gravy meal provided to 30 hungry diners. Praise was also given to the greens staff who have worked hard over the last 9 days to keep the course well presented during the 3 days of play despite what the weather has continued to throw at us.

So that narrows the difference in the overall number of wins to just 2, with Notts holding a 7-5 advantage from the 12 Rider Cups held so far. Will Derbyshire continue to narrow the gap next year?  Certainly that will be the intention of their 2025 Rider Cup Captain Paul Russell, but we can also be sure the Notts Captain, Mike Rapkins, will be equally determined to wrest the cup back from its temporary loan to Derbyshire!!

Whatever the outcome, it is likely to be another well supported and closely contested spectacle!


LATEST RESULTS FROM RIDER CUP DAY 2

RESULTS FROM DAY TWO AND DAY 3 LINE UP

Well the 2024 Rider cup is nicely balance after day 2 of the Annual Seniors competition was completed on Tuesday, despite the rain.

Gordon Kells reports -Well in between the showers the Day 2 matches of our Seniors Rider Cup Tournament took place earlier today.

This time it was better ball match play over the front 9 ‘morning’ holes followed by 4 somes match play over the back 9 ‘afternoon’ holes.

Derbyshire started the day with a two point advantage, leading 7-5 after day 1. Today’s golf was closely contested and Notts had managed to fight back to level with just the final group’s results to come in. Sadly, for Notts, it was a double win for Derbyshire so the day ended level on 6 all and Notts still trail by 2 points going in to the final day 3 singles matches on Thursday.

 

Full details of today’s results are attached, as are the pairings for Thursday’s singles. If Notts can win 7 of the 12 points available, they will retain the Rider Cup. Derbyshire’s task is to secure 5.5 of those points to win it for themselves. So as usual it really is all up for grabs come Thursday!!

Good Luck, and may the best team win!!

 

Gordon


FASHION SHOW AND SALE

BLUE SKY FASHION SHOWS ARE COMING SOON

Alfreton Golf Club are holding a fund raising event on Friday 28th June commencing at 7:30pm.

Blue Sky Fashion Shows are holding a fashion show and sale at the clubhouse. Tickets are priced at £5 each and all items are guaranteed and there will be an opportunity to purchase at the end of the show. Tickets are available from the bar.


RIDER CUP DAY ONE RESULTS

Results from Day one of the RIDER CUP

So despite Tuesday night’s heavy rain, and Wednesday’s persistent rain during the day, a dry night and fresh breeze led to the course being eminently playable for Day One of our Seniors Rider Cup Tournament.

Well done to Derbyshire for taking a 7 – 5 lead (Day One detailed results attached) and commiserations to Notts who were level at five points all until the 6th and final match came in with a double win for Derbyshire.

It’s certainly a better position than Derbyshire were in last year when they trailed by 3 points (4.5 – 7.5) after day 1, but can they hold or extend that lead on day 2, or will Notts fight back?

Day Two running order is attached so you can see who’s playing who, and forecast what you think the standings might be come end of play next Tuesday!


Whats happening this week

Breakdown of events w/c 20th May

Plenty going on down at the Alfreton Golf Club this week. As well as the usually seniors ‘fiddles’ we have a few more events penciled in.

On Tuesday 21st the Ladies have an internal competition at 1:30pm. Seniors v Breadsall at home 9:30am

Wednesday sees the Men take on Chevin GC at 4pm.

On Thursday we have the first day of the Seniors Rider Cup competition whilst the Ladies have an away fixture at Breadsall Priory in the Bronze Trophy. The Juniors will get together in the afternoon, start at 4:30pm

Friday 24th May we have the next leg of the Hampshire Hill Cup with a shotgun start at 5pm.

Sat.25th we have the mens Morewood Cup and on Sunday the Ladies have an 18 hole Stableford Competition.

Always plenty for all to do down at the AGC


MENS INVITATION RESULT 2024

Result of the Mens Invitation 2024

Unfortunately I wasn’t available for Invitation Day so my Vice Captain stepped in so I would like to thank John for all his hard work leading up to invitation day and on the day itself.
I would also like to thank my Lady Captain Lisa for arranging the half way house which was manned by some of our lady members serving cakes sausage rolls and refreshments and I also send my thanks to them too and the kind donations by players on the day raised £190.49 towards our charity.
I also send my thanks to the green staff and catering staff and the volunteers.

Winners Vouchers.
1st place with 43 points Andy and Michael Buckley £90 each
2nd place with 42 points
Stu Anthony and Bob Green £70 each
3rd place with 41 points winning with a better back 9 (22) points
Phil Walters and Paul Coope £50 each
Nearest the pin on hole 7 is Ian Briggs £25
Nearest pin in two on hole 17 Johnathan Spensley £25

The raffle raised £340 towards the Captains charity AYUP
So on the day the charity will get over £530 so thank you again.


Chatsworth Cup Up-date

Chatsworth Cup 2024

Alfreton went to play at Chatsworth yesterday for our annual friendly match but unfortunately after 6 holes it was decided by both team captains to abandon the match and call players in because it was raining so much, the match was called a draw.

I would like to thank John Lawrence my Vice Captain for stepping in as captain for the day because I am still on holiday in sunny Mykonos. After speaking to John he asked me to thank Chatsworth for a warm welcome and the food was very delicious as always.


Birks Haywood Trophy

RESULTS FROM BH TROPHY 9th May 2024

We held the seniors Birks Haywood Trophy earlier yesterday. It’s was a pairs better ball stableford competition and Trevor Haslam, partnered by Seniors Vice Captain Nigel Savage, romped home with 41 points. Trailing in their wake with 38 points were Dave Lowe and Dick Easter, whilst the bronze podium position went to Paul Russell & John Clark on 35 points (but a better back 9 than 2 other 35 point pairings.


Air Ambulance presentation

Proud ex captain makes presentation

Today ex captain Phil Taylor made a presentation to East Midlands Air Ambulance. A total of £2,700 was raised in his last year as Captain. Helping him present the cheque to Tracey Jones of Air Ambulance was Graham Lunn last years Vice Captains (this year’s Captain). A huge thank you to all those who supported the Club in raising again a significant amount for this very worthwhile cause.


Spring Invitation Day 2024

Up coming competition - Mens Invitation Day 2024

There is still time to sign up for the Men’s Invitation Day on Sat. 18th May, when forecasts are for a cracking spring day. As in previous years there will be the opportunity to order your bacon cobs to start with and the normal menu would be available for a meal afterwards. The competition is for members to bring a guest with a charge of £20 to play in a better ball format. Prizes for top three and nearest pin.

You can use the sign up sheet in the foyer until Nev is back and then he will have it in the Pro Shop.


Latest Taskers Trophy Result

1st Taskers trophy result

Alfreton at home against Birley Wood result 4.5 Alfreton 2.5 Birley Wood so good win Alfreton

A bit of background to the Taskers competition: Alfreton have entered three mens team and one ladies team into this midlands based knockout competition for golfers aged 50 and over. Each round comprises 7 individual matches. The mens rounds are one off matches whereas the Ladies play home and away in each round.
Alfreton ‘A’ were the men that beat Birley Wood ‘A’ yesterday and are Captained by John Lawrence (this year’s Vice Captain)

Alfreton ‘B’ played and beat Mickleover ‘C’ on on 3rd April, I posted a tweet on 4th April. They are Captained by our Club president  Dereck Martin.

Alfreton ‘C’ played yesterday away from home at Crookhill Park ‘A’ but lost 7-0! They are Captained by last year’s Captain Phil Taylor. The good thing about losing in the first round is that they go into the Plate competition.


Open competitions 2024

2024 Open Competitions

Our ever popular Open competitions are available for you to book online, or by downloading and posting back entry forms. Check out this link for full details of our Seniors (in June), Mixed (in July) and Ladies Opens (in August).


NEW HANDICAP SYSTEM

Details of new handicap system

As you are aware the new handicap system comes into effect on Monday 1st April. Handicaps will be based on the difference between Course Rating and Par. For Men this will mean a two shot increase for most, but not all, when playing the Gold Course and no change or a reduction for players on the Silver Course.

The details are posted on noticeboards in the Clubhouse and will be laminated and placed on the board near the first tee. A new board will be purchased in the Autumn as the Course is to be re-rated in July/August when the course rating may change.

The increase of handicaps on the Gold Course will mean that fewer players will be eligible to play in the first division of competitions which are divided, and will result in an imbalance in the numbers between the two divisions. The Greens Committee have decided to adjust the Course Handicap limits to 1 to 17 for the first division and 18 to 34 for the second division. The Board Competition limit will remain at 28.