Ernest Goodwin Competition and Dinner 2024

Ernest Goodwin Competition and Dinner 2024

14th June: the Ernest Goodwin competition and dinner was held at the Club. This competition is played annually and is open to the current mens Captain, ex Captains, ex officials, Vice Captain and current Committee Members to participate.

Congratulations to Mark Brooks who won the trophy, scoring 38pts. Well ahead of the rest of the field, with his dad, Secretary, Alwyn Brooks second with 32 and past Captain Phil Taylor 3rd with 31. The competition was played earlier in the day with frequent showers and a breeze making the course tough at times.

Prior to the trophy presentation a meal, attended not only by many of the players but also by past qualifying Members too, was excellently prepared by Teresa, Steve, chef Ian Cook and all their hard working staff.

Club President Dereck Martin presented the trophy to Mark and also, at the start of the evening, he was very pleased to present a watch to retiring Chairman of the Greens Committee, Roger Foster, who after 9 hard working years will take some time to play a bit more golf! The Club thanks Roger for all his hard work and dedication.

2024 Fixtures

2024 Fixture book is available

Our 2024 fixture book is now available on line, via this link, printed copies of the booklet will be available in the Clubhouse shortly.

New Year's Eve Celebrations

New Years Eve Celebrations

A week ago now; but here’s a few pictures and screenshots taken of our annual New Year’s Eve Party held at the Clubhouse.

A great night out, hosted by our Stewards Teresa and Steve Winfield, with their hard working staff, bringing in the New Year.

The 9 pictures cycling through below are:

  • Ready for the Revellers!
  • Before the Storm!
  • Come on In….!
  • A welcoming glass of Fizz
  • What’s your poison?
  • Strictly Dance Floor Divas (1)
  • Strictly Dance Fllor Divas (2)
  • Girls on Film
  • It’s 2am on New Year’s Day, the hoovering can wait until tomorrow!

Here’s wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2024

Winter tee time offers

Winter Tee Time OFFERS

To start the New Year we are offering some discounted tee times to get you back onto the course.

If you have a County Card or play with a Member there are reduced tee time prices, including at weekends through from 1st January to 31st March 2024.

Additionally, just for January, if you play one full priced round, (either 18 or 10 holes) then your next round is available to you at a discounted rate. Check out the details below.

Come along to Alfreton and give us a try. Happy New Year!

Seniors Christmas Competition 2023

Seniors Christmas Competitiion

Our pairs better ball format Christmas Competiton off 90% handicap was played yesterday, 2 weeks after the original ‘washed out’ event. The course in great condition despite the overnight rain, and thankfully that rain remained absent during play with temperatures remarkably mild for the latter half of December!

Of the pairs that participated the unlucky ones were Ian Cook and Stan Munks who despite scoring 40 points – finished 7th – and there were only 6 prizes! ☹

Above that it was very competitive with five pairs, with scores of 41 and 42, having to be sorted by back 9 and back 6 countbacks to claim 6th to 2nd places. A big thanks to our Pro Nev Hallam for sorting all that out!!

The runners up were Paul Russell and Gordon Kells, but their 42 points was a full 3 shots short of this year’s winners, Keith Hopkinson and Martin McCarthy with a very impressive 45 points.

In addition to the main prizes there were two nearest the pin holes, and they were won by Mike Rapkins and Alan Beastall.

Thankyou to Gordon Kells for his hard work sorting out the rearranged day and for organising the prizes as well.

Christmas Concert and Raffle results -2023

Christmas Concert and Raffle results

The annual Christmas musical evening took place last night (12th Dec) in the Clubhouse with a packed room and standing room only at the rear.

This year we welcomed the excellent RAM TC Productions choir, with around 20 of their members performing ‘songs from the shows’ in the first half followed by a christmas theme in the second half.

Mince pies and mulled wine were on offer from arrival and during the interval to warm up the audiences voices to join in. The annual Christmas draw was also made at half time with the list of winners shown below.

It was another great evening at the Club and thanks go to all who donated food and refreshments. Thanks also goes to those who had purcased tickets and donated prizes for the raffle.

Merry Christmas to you all!

Ladies Presentation Evening

Ladies Presentation Evening

Apologies for the late posting; but the Ladies annual Presentation evening was held a couple of weeks ago on 24th November. Attended by many of the season’s prize winners they enjoyed a lovely meal prepared and presented by Teresa, Steve and their team prior to the awards being given.

Well done to all who participated in the Ladies competitions throughout the season. The picture above shows nearly all the ‘main’ prize winners. The list below provides the names of all who won the various competitions.

Winners of the Medal Competitions.

11 April: Division One: Marion Leister, Division Two: Sally Lucas

16 May: Division One: Olivia Dowling, Division Two: Sue Bennett

22 June: Division One: Olivia Dowling, Division Two: Sue Bennett

13 July: Division One: Ann Eley, Division Two: Janet Wright

8 August: Division One: Ann Eley, Division Two: Sue Bennett

9 hole Stableford Competitions

23 May: Division One: Denise Chapman, Division Two: Sally Lucas

26 March: Division One: Olivia Dowling, Division Two: Janet Wright

6 July: Division One: Kath Lucas-Yates, Division Two: Bev Housley

25 July: Division One: Ann Eley, Division Two: Susan Burrows

18 Hole Stableford Winners

2 May: Division One: Ann Eley, Division Two: Wendy Gascoigne

21 May: Division One: Denise Chapman, Division Two: Sally Lucas

29 June: Division One: Marion Leister, Division Two: Bev Housley

1 July: Division One: Denise Chapman, Division Two: Wendy Gascoigne

30 July: Division One: Ann Eley, Division Two: Susan Burrows

22 August: Division One: Olivia Dowling, Division Two: Beryl Stewart

Trophy Winners

Gilbert Cup: Bev Gould

Centenary Lady: Marion Leister

Parkin Trophies: Silver: Ellie Bennett
Bronze: Linda Baston

Morewood Cup: Debbie Mathews

Presidents Trophy: Janet Wright

Golden Putter:Ann Eley

Scratch Cup:Ann Eley

Betty Cockerill Trophy: Wendy Gascoigne

Ford Trophy: Ann Eley

Centenary Salver: Ellie Bennett

Millennium Trophy: Debbie Mathews

Llewellyn Cup: Olivia Dowling

Rose Bowl: Denise Chapman

Meg Nelson Trophy for the most improved Player goes to: Sally Lucas

Royston Trophy: Ann Eley

Recognition Trophy: Beryl Stewart

The Ping 4BBB Winners were: Sue Bennett/June Gaunt

Second Place: Bev Housley/Bev Gould

Seniors AGM and Prize giving

Seniors AGM and Prizegiving 2023

The Seniors section ‘end of year’ prizes were awarded yesterday at Alfreton Golf Club, Thursday 16th November, when they held their Annual General Meeting.

They reviewed another successful season, having played inter-club matches across the County as well as numerous in house Club Competitions that ran from January through to October.

Retiring Seniors Captain David Evans reported on aspects of the year and we initially confirmed John Webster as next year’s Seniors Captain with Clive Nattrass taking on the Vice Captain’s role.

Treasurer Gordon Kells reviewed the sections performances in the seasons interclub matches and also the accounts of the section. He and David then announced and presented the trophies to the prize winners after which a buffet was enjoyed by all.

Prior to the buffet Gordon also made a special presentation to Dave Evans for his work over the past 20 years developing and fully supporting the Seniors section of the Club. All the attendees wished him well in his ‘retirement’.

A postscript on Saturday 18th November; saw incoming Captain John sadly having to announce his retirement from the role due to recently confirmed medical advice meaning he should not be playing until his failing knees are repaired.

With that in mind, we are pleased that Clive Nattrass has confirmed he will happily step up to the Senior Captains position with Nigel Savage then agreeing to take on the Vice Captains role. We wish them all well and send our best wishes for a speedy return to golf for John.

Ernest Goodwin Trophy and Dinner

Ernest Goodwin Dinner and Trophy 2023

Last night, 10th November, the Ernest Goodwin dinner and trophy presentation was held at the Club.

This competition is played annually and is open to the current mens Captain, ex Captains, ex officials, Vice Captain and current Committee Members to participate.

The actual competiton was played earlier in the year, 18th August, but for logistical reasons the dinner was delayed until last night.

It was attended not only by many of the players but also by past qualifying Members too, and after an excellent meal prepared by Teresa, Steve and their hard working staff, the Captain Phil Taylor presented the Ernest Goodwin Trophy to Trevor Parrett.

It was a little while ago so we needed to check the records to see that Trevor won the competiton with a stableford score of 38pts, beating runner up Pete Labas who was 2 points behind him.

Staff Team - Big Night Out

Staff Teams Big Night Out


Monday 30th October saw your clubhouse staff members let out on day release for a great night out in Nottingham!

A fantastic time was had by all… firstly with Happy Hour cocktails, exotic food, and laughter at the ‘Revolution de Cuba’ restaurant/bar; then it was off to the ‘Theatre Royal’ for the opening night of the new ‘Full Monty’ stage production.

Following a brisk hosing down for the ladies, it was then into the theatre bar for an after-show drink… before getting back onto the minibus for a raucous journey back to AGC!!

Thanks to all for the great time with fantastic company! Looking forward to doing it all again soon!!

Steve & Teresa

Hallowe'en Special

Hallowe'en Special

The course was closed today after further overnight rain, however our Ladies who play regularly on a Tuesday decided that they would have a social afternoon instead. The request was to turn up in Hallowe’en dress and food and drinks would be provided to make the afternoon pass by.

It included an indoor putting competition with a broom! Anthea Thompson’s brushing got her first place, with Helen Crompton coming second and Sally Lucas a devilish third place.

Other games inclued a ‘Donkey Drive’ won by Bev Housley a ‘Place the Boo on the Ghost’ competition and a Bingo session with winners of Diana Riley, Olivia Dowling and Sally Lucas, Helen Crompton getting a lucky loser prize as well.

As the mists began to gather later in the afternoon it was time for the ladies to fly off home. The group picture above, from Left to Right show Sue Burrows, Sally Lucas, Linda Baston, Olivia Dowling, Cecelia Fletcher, Lady Captain Denise Chapman, June Gaunt, Bev Housley and at the front; Helen Crompton with Bev Gould. (Missing from that pic are Anthea Thompson, Vonnie Savage and Diana Riley.

Looks like a good time was had by all!!

Mens Handicap League

Mens Handicap League 2023

For the second year, Alfreton have had a team entered into the Derbyshire County Mens Handicap League. Congratulations to them as this year they have finished runners up in the North Group.

Captained by Tom Uniacke they have played a series of matches from April through to July, home and away, against local Derbyshire Clubs.

A number of our Members have supported the team, including Stu Anthony, Chris and Roo Burnham, Gary Griffiths, John Lawrence, Graham Lunn, Daz Oldknow, Trev Pearson, Bob Toth, Glynn , Phil and Stu Walters, James Woodthorpe. Some of the players are shown in the picture above. (Apologies if anyone has been missed off the list). Each match was made up of a 5 man team with 2 points per game for a win and 1 for a draw.

Tom was very pleased that the team managed some good victories especially away from home and that they were enjoyable events all played in good spirits. Check out the results and final table below.

Annual Music Quiz

 Annual Music Quiz

Our Annual Music Quiz took place last night, 27th October. This year, our Chairman Ken Swift mananged the successful evening, in his ex-military style he had delegated question setting to his daughter and had passed the question master role to his son in law!

The room was full with extra tables being set out to seat the last arrivals, there were around a dozen teams taking part ranging in size from 4 to maybe 8 per group.

With a wide range of question categories being completed congratulations went to the winning team, ‘Two Hats on tour’ who were one of two groups to break the 200 point barrier. The runners up being ‘The Cunning Plan’ some half a dozen points behind them. Prizes for the top three places were presented by Captain Phil Taylor.

It was a great night out with an excellent pie and pea supper being served at half time by Teresa, Steve and their hard working team.

A big thank you to all who made the night a great success.

Seniors knockout finals

Seniors knockout finals

Our Seniors Fiddle group meet on a Tuesday and Thursday morning for social and competition golf through the year.

We have a couple of knockout competitions which run from early summer and these concluded today with both the singles and pairs finals being played. Pairs partners having been randomly drawn prior to the first round.

A shame that the weather was not playing ball today and after the heavy rain last week the conditions were tough for all involved.

Congratulations go to Trevor Haslam winner by 4&3 over Paul Eveson in the singles match. The pairs game was a closer affair with Gordon Kells and John Smith eventually victorious on the 17th green with a 2&1 win over Gordon Allsop and Paul Russell.

Well done to all who participated and especially to the winners.

Junior Presentation Evening

Junior Presentation Evening

Our Juniors meet each Thursday evening through the summer and they held their final session recently which concluded with their annual presentations.

The evening was well attended by parents, grandparents, friends and supporters of the Junior Section. A great atmosphere in the Clubhouse and special thanks go to Steve and Teresa for providing the food. A thankyou also to the organisers and volunteers who assist throughout the season

The Club Captain, Phil Taylor and Lady Captain, Denise Chapman were delighted to be part of the occasion and presented the prizes to all of our winners.


Games Week
Gold Medal                                             Joseph Viles
Silver Medal                                            Josh Jordan
Bronze Medal                                          Dylan Kelsall

Most Improved Golfer – U8                     Will Bunting
Most Improved Golfer – 9-11                   Oliver Cluskey
Most Improved Golfer – 12 and over        Lola Eveson

Focus and Consistence                           Luke Bradley
Youngest Member                                   William Allsop
Enthusiasm                                              Josh Jordan
Perseverance                                           Thomas Jenkinson
Most Talkative                                         Arlo Marsh
Most Easily Distracted                            Charlie Jones
Attendance                                                 Esmae Gent

Golfer Medal                                           Marcus Bunting

Golfer of the Year                                   Joseph Viles
(shield kindly donated by Club President Dereck Martin )

Futures Tour
Winner Under 10          Oliver Cluskey
4th place              Under 8                        Freddie Wakelin
3rd place              Under 14                      Charlie Wakelin
2nd place             Under 14                      Marcus Bunting
5th place              Under 8                        Will Bunting

Alfreton are very proud too of Charlie Burnham for his achievements within the Club and also for his success playing for the County Under 16 Team.  A great ambassador for the game of golf.