Competition Time!

Memorial Tree Competition


We have uploaded to the website a number of pictures of Memorial Trees that are located around the golf course.

Can you identify all 10 locations?

The first three correct entries received by the August 1st 2018 will receive a free bottle of wine.

Entries to be completed on the Contact Us page of the website.

Good Luck!!

Christmas Party


Getting into the party spirit, Alfreton Golf Club held its annual Christmas Party on 16th December.

Regular visitors, live band SAXY, returned to perform two sets of music either side of a buffet meal and a rock and roll music disco to end the night. It was great to welcome ex ‘employee’ Honestey Short who sang a range of songs alongside accomplished saxophone player Richard Penarski.

The dance floor soon filled with enthusiastic members all getting onto the seasonal mood.

Thanks also goes to Ange and her staff for providing an excellent spread to give people the energy to keep going til midnight and beyond.

Music Concert At Club

Music Concert At Club

Alfreton Golf Club ‘Celebration of Christmas’ concert took place in the clubhouse on 12th December.

The Belper Musical Theatre returned to the Golf club for a second year. Their 18 strong choir entertained the attending Members in a packed clubhouse, all having braved the icy conditions and roads for the night!

In addition to a repertoire of songs from shows and popular music there was a sing a long session of festive music in the second half. All helped along with complementary mulled wine and home made mince pies. Thanks to the Ladies section and bar staff (Hannah and Sophie) for their hard work in bringing it all together.

Golf Club Competition

Golf Club Christmas Competition

The course was filled yesterday, (5 th December) for the annual Golf Club Christmas Pairs competition. It was a morning shotgun start organised by the Seniors section and open to all members to join in. The course played really well in dry but cool weather with the greens especially coming in for some very good comments from the players. The teams all finished around the same time and congregated back at the clubhouse for a two course Christmas meal during which the raffle was drawn, (did everyone win a prize!?)

Afterwards the main prizes, Christmas hampers and spirits, were
presented by the Club Captain and Chairman, (Trevor Parrett and Dave

The winners were:
1 st : Trev Haslam and Dave King (44pts)
2 nd : Alwyn Brooks and Arthur Burford (43pts)
3 rd : Ken Montague and Gordon Allsop (43pts)
4 th : Ken Swift and Roger Foster (42pts)

Nearest the Pin winners: Malc Draycott and Dave Lowe. It was a great day and fine atmosphere in the club afterwards. Thanks to
the organisers and caterers for making the event run smoothly as always.

Ladies Presentation Dinner

Ladies Presentation Dinner

The prizes keep coming at Alfreton Golf Club, this time it’s the ladies turn, with their annual presentation dinner. An evening occasion on Friday 24th November, with a three course meal and the seasons winners recognised and receiving their trophies.

Ladies Captain Olivia Dowling was pleased to hand out the awards to the ladies who had won competitions throughout the season. They were:

  • Gilbert Cup: Val Sharpe
  • Centenary Lady: Val Sharpe
  • Parkin Trophy, Div 1: Sheila Parkin
  • Parkin Trophy, Div 2: Ellie Bennett
  • Presidents Trophy: Olivia Dowling
  • Betty Cockerill Trophy: Jane Strutt
  • Golden Putter: Denise Chapman
  • Scratch Cup: Sheila Parkin
  • Morewood Cup: Sheila Parkin
  • Centenary Salver: Cecelia Fletcher
  • Ford Trophy: Ellie Bennett

  • Millennium Trophy: Diana Riley
  • Llewellyn Cup: Diana Riley
  • Rosebowl: Bev Housley
  • Royston Trophy: Ellie Bennett
  • Meg Melson Trophy: Denise Chapman
  • Crickmore Salver: Olivia Dowling
  • 125th Anniversary Medal: Sue Bennett
  • Martlew Trophy: Adam Glew and Sue Bennett
  • Mixed Knockout: George Downes and Diana Riley

(Picture above shows Sue Bennett and Adam Glew winners of the Martlew Trophy with this year’s Men’s Captain, Trevor Parrett (centre).

Picture above shows Olivia Dowling (right), Ladies Captain presenting Diana Riley with one of her trophies.

Seniors AGM and Prize Giving

Seniors AGM and Prize Giving

Another prize giving occasion at Alfreton Golf Club when, on Thursday 23rd November the Senior’s section held their Annual General Meeting.

They reviewed another successful season having played interclub matches across the County as well as a numerous in house Club competitions that ran from January through to October.

Seniors Captain, John Carpenter and Seniors Treasurer, David Evans reported on other general aspects of the Club’s operation and after a well attended buffet, prizes were awarded to the season’s winners, they were:


Yellow Ball Comp: Brent Ridley, Dick Easter, Gordon Kells

Voucher Pairs: Alwyn Brooks and Alan Whetton

Texas Scramble: Brent Ridley, Mick Green, Robin Green, Dave Evans

Birks Haywood Trophy: David Evans

Div 1 Shield: Stan Munks

Div 2 Shield: John Carpenter

3 Clubs and a Putter: Dennis Purnell

Ray Sunderland Shield: John Carpenter

Ted Griffiths Trophy: Dave Lowe

Roger Bostock Trophy: Trevor Parrett

Peter Fisher Trophy: Gordon Kells

Knockout Pairs: Alan Keeling and Terry Hamp

Knockout Singles: Paul Coulman

Winter Ecelectic: John Carpenter

(Picture below shows Seniors Captain John Carpenter (right) congratulating Alan Whetton on being part of the winning voucher pairs competition plus another of the Prize table.)

Quiz Night 17th November 2017

Quiz Night 17th November 2017

Friday 17th November the Club held its second Quiz night of the year. It was music themed organised and presented by family group Pete Gould along side his wife and daughter, ‘the two Kates’.

With nearly 50 people attending, including members, partners and friends the clubhouse lounge was full.

A chicken casserole served at the half way interval gave renewed energy to inspire the winning team lead by Dave Haywood to overtake the early leaders of the Captain’s group!

Thanks to those who set up and supported the night that was enjoyed by all.

As well as prizes to the lucky ones, we also raised a further £40 for this year’s charity – THE DERBYSHIRE AUTISM SERVICE (BASED IN RIPLEY)

Picture of the winning team (in rear) being ‘tapped up’ for their winnings!

Presentation Night

Presentation Night

Alfreton Golf Club held it’s annual Presentation night for the winners of the Christmas ‘end of season’ competitions.

Wednesday 15th November saw members gather at the Club for the Turkey Trot and Christmas Cheer competition prize giving. Eight separate men’s, ladies and mixed competitions were held throughout October at weekends and mid week to give everyone chance to secure a little something for the festive season.

Additionally the winners and runners up in the season long mixed pairs knockout were presented with their prizes and trophy too.

Picture below is of Lady Captain (left) Olivia Dowling presenting Diana Riley with the trophy for winning the Mixed Pairs Knockout competition with her partner George Downes.

Seniors Rider Cup Competition

Seniors Rider Cup Competition

For the third successive year the Nottinghamshire team has won the ‘Rider’ Cup. This three day competition, held over 2 weeks in November is between two 16 man teams of Alfreton Golf Club senior players. This is the sixth year of the annually played team event.

Matches consisted of foursomes, fourballs and a final day of singles. This year the Notts team went into the third day with a commanding 7 point lead only for the Derbyshire team to attempt the miracle at Medinah and fall just one point short.

Nottingham eventually won 24.5 to 23.5.

The picture below shows a disappointed Derbyshire team Captain Dave Welsh (left) congratulating Notts Captain John Spencer on another win.

The event, always played in great spirit, is part of the active social side of the Golf Club’s seniors section.