Fundraiser AmAm

AmAm fundraiser

A big thank you to all who participated, organised and supported yesterday’s fundraising AmAm event at the Club. We have raised over £1,000 for projects around the course and clubhouse.

The results of the competition are below. Well done to the winners, Bev Gould, Bev Housley, Matt Housley and Jak Gould with a winning score of 87. They were the last group in, it was in near darkness too, with torches needed from other Members to help them see on the last green!

A special mention to Nev Hallam and Stu Walters for their organisation, the ladies for their baking and support of the half way house and to our Members and their guests who came along on the day.

Junior Presentation Night

Junior Presentation Night

Our juniors meet each Thursday evening through the summer and held their final session last week concluding with their annual presentations.

Well done to all who collected their prizes and also a big thankyou to Diana Riley and the other volunteers who give their time throughout the year.

The juniors will meet again from next April, check out our web page for further information.

Prizes presented on the night went to the following juniors:

Most improved golfer – Cadet – Arthur Pickard
Most improved golfer – Academy – Alicia Mumby
Most improved golfer – Junior – Dylan Kelsall

Golfer Medal – Reilly Leivers

Golfer of the Year – Charlie Burnham

Games week: Gold medal: Oliver Cluskey
Silver Medal: Maggie Sharp

Youngest Member: Freddie Wakelin

Futures Tour:
– 5th Girl Overall and 5th in U11’s – Isabelle Turner
– 5th in U9’s – Joseph Viles
– Won the U8’s – Oliver Cluskey
– Joint 3rd in the Next Generation – Charlie Burnham

New Member – Sam Calpin
Best golfer, injured – Thomas Moorcroft
New member (oldest) – Charlie Wakelin
Perseverence – Payton Goacher
Bronze Badges – Maggie Sharp and Joseph Viles

Order of Merit

Mens Order of Merit 2021

Congratulations go to Gary Glynn, this year’s winner of our Mens Order of Merit. A great performance with him being in the top ten in 6 of the 9 qualifying competitions, showing season long consistency. In the end, he won by over 200 points from Runner Up, Paul Eveson.

Taking into account Covid restrictions; this season long Competition had a delayed start, commencing in May and ran through to the last week end. The top 30 players in each of the qualifying competitions accumulated points in a league table. Nine competitions were included this year.

They were selected to give a spread throughout the summer with the final competition of the year, the Searson Cup having double points allocated. (Players who had not qualified for the Searson Cup were still be able to play in a Competition on that day but only for the ‘normal’ 100 points etc. (ie NOT double)).

 The qualifying competitions in 2021 were:

Stroyan Cup Qualifier – Sat 15th May
Morewood Cup – Sat 29th May
Speeds Trophy – Sat 12th June
Stroyan Medal – Sat 19th June
Crickmore Salver- Sat 17th July
Silkstone Cup – Sat 31st July
Mark Strange Trophy – Sat 28th August
September Medal – Sat 4th Sept
Searson Cup/Stableford – Sat 9th Oct

The ‘minor places’ were always in doubt as positions changed from month to month but Paul’s good finish in the final competiton pulled him up to runners up spot. However, one thing remained constant nearly all season with Gary sitting firmly on top of the pile, well done to him.

Check out pics below of Gary Glynn, Paul Eveson and the final table standings.

Bonfire Party

Bonfire Party

Our traditional bonfire party is returning after a gap last year due to Covid restrictions. Please check out the details on the poster below.

Captains Away Day

Captains Away Day

After a delay of over a year, Captain Billy Morrison, finally had his Away Day today (6th October), at Whittington Heath golf course, near Lichfield.

In sunny conditions 32 Alfreton members and guests played in 8 fourballs, finding our way around the reconfigured course after starting with a bacon cob in the newly opened Clubhouse.

After finishing with an excellent two course meal Billy presented the prizes:

Winners on the day were:
1st: Alan Geary: 40pts
2nd: Ken Swift: 37pts
3rd: Terry Taylor: 35pts

Team prize went to Billy Morrison, Alan Geary, Trevor Parrett and Dave Rhodes with 96pts.

Nearest the pins went to John Baugh on the 6th and Chris Long on the 12th.

Well done to Billy for the organisation of a great day and to Whittington Heath for their hospitality.

Ernest Goodwin Trophy and Dinner

Ernest Goodwin Trophy and Dinner

A further sign of things returning to ‘normal’, with a social event dinner being held last night at the Golf Club.

Annually at Alfreton Golf Club a competiton is participated in by the current mens Captain, ex Captains, Ex officials, Vice Captain and current Committee Members. It’s called the Ernest Goodwin Trophy.

Due to Covid restrictions, last year’s Trophy was not presented although the competiton, (an 18 hole stableford), was able to take place in August 2020. This year’s competiton again took place in August, but again too early to consider the holding of the awards dinner.

So last night, after a the dinner, attended by many of the competiton participants and past qualified Members; the Captain Billy Morrision presented the Ernest Goodwin Trophy TWICE:
– firstly to Trevor Parrett, the 2020 winner with 41pts.
– then passing it swiftly over to Gordon Swain runner up in 2020 who took the spoils this year with a winning score of 38pts.

Our thanks go to Sharron for her cooking of a great meal and to the two Steves for their service on the night too. Let’s hope we will see more social evenings around the Club as restrictions and confidence continue to lift.

There’s a bonfire night planned for 5th November and we hope also to have the Presentation evening, also in November, for the winners of prizes from the 2020 season too.

Captain versus Vice Captain Match

2021 Captain versus Vice Captain Match

After a gap last year, due to Covid closures forcing the cancellation of this fixture, the annual Captain versus Vice Captain match was played yesterday afternoon.

9 x fourballs took to the course to play some betterball matchplay after a tasty pre-match brunch. It turned out to be a closely fought competition but it was Phil Taylor’s team that narrowly took the spoils by a score of 5-4. Well done to the Vice Captain and a big thank you to those who participated.

Captain Billy Morrison will be passing the Centenary Tankard over to Phil for safe keeping. He will hope to defend his win in next year’s fixture when he will be our Captain.

New Members Competitions

New Members Social Competitions

After the ‘lockdown year’ of 2020 we saw an influx of new Members to our Golf Club. We wanted to continue this year with integration events to show them what our Club has to offer.

To that effect, we have run a further two social evening competitons, enabling these ‘newcomers’ to play with existing Members. The plan being to show them round the course, meet some new faces and have some fun too.

Being social competitions, they were open to players of all abilities, (even those without handicaps), they were also mixed events. The latest event held earlier this week also concluded with a BBQ.

Teams of new Members were paired along with a long-standing member playing in a Texas scramble format. It meant that any information about the running of our club, handicaps, rules etc could be asked of your team captain whilst you were on the course.

Winners of this latest social were Keith Else, Frank Beckett and Scott Morgan playing with Club Captain, Billy Morrison. Runners up were Donna Lucas-Yates, Rhyce Hallsworth, Gary Woodland playing with our Junior Organiser Martin Baraclough. Well done to all who participated.

Thanks goes to Pete Hilton for organsing these games over the past two seasons, we reckon nearly 50 players have played across all of them. Money has also been raised for the Captains Charity and our Junior section.

We now hope, that with restrictions lifting further, there may also be other social events taking place in our Clubhouse as well….watch this space.

Seniors Section - Division 1 and 2 Shield winners

Divison 1 and 2 Shield Winners

Yesterday saw the annual seniors Division 1 and 2 Shield competitons. Despite it still being summer we started in cold and windy weather but conditions did improve somewhat during the day.

The split between each divison is made by making sure there are a similar number of players in each section. Those playing off 12-20 played in Div 1 and 21-30 in Div 2.

Well done to Paul Eveson (37pts) just pipping Trev Haslam by one point in Div 1 and Alan Keeling (39pts) comfortably winning Div 2 by 4 points from Gary Crompton.

Alfreton Golf Club has a thriving seniors section, with a series of fixtures planned throughout the year. These include both external matches against local Clubs as well as internal competitons.

It’s not all competitive stuff, with regular social fiddles during the week as well. If you fancy joining a social group for some regular golf check out our link below.

Invitation Day, August - Results

August Invitation Day - Results

Yesterday, 21st August, we were pleased to welcome invited guests to play with our Members in the ‘Autumn’ Invitation Day.

Well done to Andy Ryder, his team and volunteers for getting the course ready for this late summer event. Thanks also comes from our Captains, Billy Morrison and Val Sharpe for the help and support of the sponsors and Members who enabled the Club to raise another £450 for this year’s chosen charity, The East Midlands Freewheelers. The half way house, manned by the Ladies section, had the usual excellent selection of home made cakes etc, and were greatly appreciated and boosted the charity fund.

Despite the wet forecast for the afternoon, two of the winning scores came from that period, including the winners,Trev Pearson and Shane Stocks with an impressive 45pts.

See all the results below, including the two prizes for nearest the pins and for those scoring a 2 on the day.

A final thanks goes to our Professional, Nev Hallam for sorting out all the cards and the winners sheets.

Ladies Golden Putter Competition

Ladies Golden Putter Competition

The Golden Putter Competition was held yesterday afternoon. A major weekend competition for Ladies held annually.

In recent years this event was been supported and funded by past Captain and President, Mackay Duff who provided prizes and a meal for the ladies after their game. ‘Mac’ sadly passed away at the end of 2020 and in memory of this, Val Sharpe, Ladies Captain provided yellow roses for the ladies, his wife’s favourite flower.

This year, first place went to Ann Eley, scoring 38pts. Runner up spots were secured by Debbie Matthews and Bev Gould 3 points back.

The prize giving took place after a meal in the clubhouse with the prestigious ‘Golden’ Putter being awarded to Ann by this year’s Lady Vice Captain Beryl Stewart.

Well done to all who participated.

Ladies Open - 2021

Ladies Open - 2021

After a gap of 2 years due to Covid, we were pleased to hold our Ladies Open yesterday, 3rd August at Alfreton Golf Club. It was an AMAM stableford with teams of four from numerous clubs in attendance. Even the weather played ball staying dry for the day.

We recieved very positive feedback regarding the changes made to the course and it’s condition as well.

The top places were as follows:

1st place: 83 pts
Olivia Dowling, Debbie Matthews – Alfreton
Anne Peacock – Cavendish
Amanda Holliday – Kedleston

2nd place: 80pts
Sherry Newbold, Jane Buntin – Dore & Totley
Mandy Johnson – Abbeydale
Denise Chapman – Alfreton

3rd place: 72 pts (with best on the back 9)
Veronica Woolley, Linda Morris – Chapel en le Frith
Cath Hallam, Anne Hatton – Chapel en le Frith

4th place: 72 pts
Dierdre Slack, Sylvia Oysinny – Bakewell
Val Cousin, Jane Goodwin – Bakewell

Nearest the pin: 3mts 63cm
Sally Lucas – Morley Hayes

Thank you to all who participated and organised the day. We hope to see you all again next year.

3 Club Challenge - 2021

3 Club Challenge 2021

Only allowed three clubs in your bag, and one MUST be a putter; that was the challenge last night (28th July).

Due to tee off at 5.00 over 10 holes, the weather closed in with thunder, lightning, heavy rain. A delay of 15 minutes and clearing skies to the west promised a chance of completing the competition. The brave souls who turned up set off in a shotgun start and hoped for the best……

Despite the odd delay for a hailstorm, requiring shelter under the trees, the competition was completed with two players returning scores under par.

In a closely fought contest, congratulations go to Morgan Toplis whose 22 points beat Charlie Burnham by just one shot. Captain, Billy Morrison coming in third with 19pts.

Morgan’s winning combination was a 5 iron, a wedge and his putter. The latter, holing some serious yardage of putts! Well done to all who made the effort to turn out.

Junior 'Olympics'

Juniors 'Olympics' evening

Alfreton juniors meet regularly on a thursday evening through the summer months, (april-sept), we hold fun competitions as well as providing coaching sessions.

Last week we held an enjoyable ‘mini Olympic’ themed evening. It comprised four events:

– 9 holes of putting
– Hitting balls out of the bunker
Ladder; chipping balls up the ladder to score
Shot; throwing balls under arm to the round target

The winners were:
Gold Medal: Tom Moorcroft
Silver Medal: Alicia Mumby
Bronze Medal: Joseph Viles
Gold Medal:  Arthur Pickard
Silver Medal:  Payton Goacher
Bronze Medal: Tom Moorcroft
Gold Medal: Alicia Mumby
Silver Medal: Tom Moorcroft
Bronze Medal: Payton Goacher
Gold Medal: Dylan Kelsall
Silver Medal:  Alicia Mumby
Bronze Medal: Joseph Viles

The photo attached shows some of the participants:
Back row: Tom, Dylan, Alicia, Joseph
Front row: Payton, Arthur

For more details on how to get started into golf at Alfreton check out our Juniors section on our website.

Updated Covid Guidelines - 27th July

Updated Covid Guidelines 27th July

27th July: The rules applied regarding playing golf during Covid have now been rescinded. The following should therefore be noted:

  • Cards MUST be marked by the marker and signed by the player
  • In bunkers the ball MUST be played as it lies and the sand raked afterwards.
  • Flags may be removed or left in, at the players discretion.
  • Seats and other course furniture are back in use.
  • The BRS online booking system should still be used for all tee time bookings.

England Golf have updated their Play Safe, Stay Safe Framework guidelines which can be read here on this link.

Please also check out the Clubhouse guideines below too.