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Winter Fourball golfing offer.

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Junior season review

Junior Season Review

Another successful junior season drew to a close yesterday, with the annual awards ceremony at the Clubhouse. This was well supported by mums, dads and grandparents, with Lady Captain Ellie Bennett kindly presenting the prizes.

A big shout out of thanks goes to our Organisers Di Riley and Martyn Baraclough along with everyone else who has supported the Junior section throughout the year.

Prize winners were:

Junior Award: Josh Brewer
Skills for Life Medal: Thomas Brown
Silver Award: Josh Brewer, Thomas Brown
Bronze Award: Izzy Turner
September Award: Lexi Gascoigne and Rylan Greig
Future Tour: Charlie Burnham Josh Brewer, Thomas Brown and Izzy Turner
Improvers of the year: Lexi Gascoigne, Rylan Greig, Harry Arnold, Regan Morton, Abbie Hunt, Maggie Sharpe, Seb Bowater
Youngest Girl: Grace Allsopp
Youngest Boy: Joseph Viles
Trigolf: Jessica Brewer

We are all very proud of our Junior programme that has seen four youngsters representing our Club on the Derbyshire Futures Tour.
Charlie Burnham came joint second in the Under 11s, Josh Brewer came third in the under 10s, Thomas Brown participated in the Under 8s and lets not forget Izzy Turner representing the girls, she came 5th in the under 9s.
See the picture below of the lads collecting their certificates last weekend at Breadsall Priory.

No team is complete without their leaders, so in addition to Diana and Martyn we mustn’t forget our Junior Captain Brandon Haslam. As one of 9 Young Golf Ambassadors in Derbyshire he sets a fabulous example for the young golfers to follow.

This month he came runner up in the Derbyshire Schools Matchplay competition. Playing the number 1 seed Molly Campbell at Matlock in worsening conditions which at one point suggested that the match may have to be postponed, he was 5 down but as they continued Brandon then won 11, 14 and 15 to reduce the deficit to just 2 holes.
A 9 iron to 6 feet on 16 though, gave Molly the luxury of 2 putts for the title which she duly took.

The match was played in a great spirit, and Brandon in particular must be commended for the part he played. Even when 5 down he was always supportive of Molly, a spirit he had shown in the quarter finals, when he had offered his opponent the use of his towel even when the match was in sudden death. he certainly sets a great example.

It’s been a great year all round, so if your youngster is interested in looking at golf as a sport. Make a note to contact us in the spring and come along as give us a try.

 

 


County Interclub Foursomes win again!!

County Inter Club Foursomes win - again!

For the second year in a row, Alfreton ladies played some great golf on 27th Sept to win the final of the Derbyshire Golf Inter Club Foursomes Competition.

This year it was our Bronze team that took the spoils playing versus Matlock at the neutral venue of Chevin Golf Club.

The team of Sue Bennett, Anthea Thompson, Bev Housley and Bev Gould have done Club proud.

It was a close and tense match with Anthea and Sue winning their game 1 up and the ‘two Bevs’ halving their game.

In addition to the team who represented the Club today, we musn’t forget Val Sharpe who dropped in to last weeks semi when Bev Housley was unavailable.

Following Debbie Matthews’ success in winning the past Derbyshire Captains Autumn competition yesterday securing the Jubilee and Keenan Cups, it’s been a great season for ladies of Alfreton.


Hardwick Bowl Competition

Hardwick Bowl Mixed Competition

The final mixed competition of the season was held this afternoon; the Hardwick Bowl. This was the first playing of this annual competition, it having been set up after the donation of money towards the prize by Fred Hardwick, an ex Member of the Club who left instructions in his will to set it up.

The format was a pairs foursome with partners being drawn at random. A good turn out saw 11 pairs setting off in a shotgun start.

The two Captains, Ellie Bennett and Pete Labas awarded the prizes in the Clubhouse at the conclusion of the afternoon.

The winners were:
1st: Phil Bennett and Val Sharpe (37pts)
2nd: Stu Anthony and Margaret McCarthy (33pts)

Thanks to the organisers for making the event run smoothly as always.


Captain vs President Match

Captain vs President Match

The annual match between the Captain and the President took place today, 14th September. The teams were drawn FA Cup style, from the ‘hat’ with participants waiting for their partners to be announced whilst enjoying an early brunch.

With the late Summer sunshine providing perfect conditions, players set off for a shotgun start to see if the Captain could take the trophy after a gap of four years.

Afterwards when the results were in, much to Peter Labas’s delight, his Captain’s team had won 4.5-2.5. President Ken Swift commenting at the Trophy presentation that he continues to be one of the few past Captains to have lost to the ladies and now managing to lose as President too.

Well done to all those who supported today’s enjoyable event and to the caterers as well. The Harold Gledhill Trophy is proudly held by the Captain for at least 12 months.


Autumn Invitation Day

2019 Autumn Invitation Day

31st August: Alfreton Golf Club’s Autumn Invitation Day held on the ‘last’ day of summer?

Sunshine and showers presented the golfers with an additional challenge to that of playing our new ‘black ‘course including the par 5 – twice!. The course looked great thanks to our hard working green staff and volunteers, well done to them all.

Captain Pete Labas and his able Vice; Billy Morrision were busy, out on the Friday evening putting the sponsor boards and were also there from early on the Saturday welcoming guests. Thanks goes to the ladies, working hard at the half way house giving us some great cakes and savouries to keep us going. Well done to professional Nev Hallam for his enthusiastic endeavours too. Caterers Donna and Steve plus all the staff also deserve a mention.

After the last group came in. Peter and Billy presented the prizes:

The winners were:
1st: Steve Heenan and Lee Buckley (48pts)
2nd: Stu Walters and Andy Sludds (46pts)
3rd: Terry Taylor and Keith Beaton (41pts)
4th: Peter Hilton and Danny Garrett (40pts)
5th: Sean King and Brent Stafford (40pts)

Nearest the Pin: Simon Statham
Longest Drive: Dean Howett
There were also 10 x 2’s each receiving a sleeve of balls.

It was a great day and thanks go to our Members and guests for supporting the event once more. Check out the pictures of some of the winners below.


Hampshire Hill Trophy finishes

Hampshire Hill Trophy awarded

Last night saw the conclusion of the Hampshire Hill Trophy. It was the fourth round of the 11 hole Friday night summer competition. Playing over the back nine off the white pots, the player with the best three scores would lift the trophy kindly supplied and sponsored by Richard Hampshire from the Hampshire Hill organisation.

Although Dan Bennett won last night’s round with 18pts from Nigel Smith (17). Graham Lunn’s third place with 16 gave him a consistent tally of three scores and made him the overall winner with 54pts.

The full results over the series were:
1st: Graham Lunn – 54pts
2nd: Chris Ball – 51pts
3rd: Dan Bennett – 49pts
4th: Shane Stocks – 49pts

The evenings certainly made for some good fun and social golf. The plan for 2020 is to continue with the Competition and hope to have perhaps 10 rounds organised with the best 5 scores to count.

Thank you to all who participated and to Dan Bennett for getting the competition off the ground.

See pics below of the previous round winners, plus our competition sponsor Richard Hampshire:

Round 1: Shane Stocks, Mark Draper, Dave Gould
Round 2: Graham Lunn, Keith Watson, Chris Burhnam, Matt Howe
Round 3: Chris Ball, Lee Morgan, Graham Lunn, Pete Hilton


Golden Putter 2019

2019 Ladies Golden Putter Comp

The Golden Putter Competition was held yesterday afternoon. A major weekend competition for ladies held annually; giving them the courtesy of the course during the afternoon.

This year, the ladies had to brave the rainy and windy conditions that prevailed for much of the time. In the end first place went to Olivia Dowling. Runner up spot was secured by Ann Eley with Beryl Stewart taking the third place prize.

Additionally Debbie Matthews won the nearest the pin prize.

Once dry and recovered from the windswept conditions the prizes were presented after a carvery meal in the clubhouse with the prestigious ‘Golden’ Putter being awarded to Olivia by this year’s Lady Captain Ellie Bennett.

Well done to all who participated. A big thank you goes to Donna and the staff for the catering service provided on the day.


Terry Round Competition 2019

Terry Round Competition 2019

The third annual running of the Terry Round Trophy took place on 9th August. A shotgun start saw Members and friends take to the course to play a competition in memory of Terry who passed away two years ago.

As tradition demanded, all were asked to wear Terry’s trade mark flat cap and to stop at the top of the hill of the seventh hole to remember the spot where he’d usually stop to take a few extra breaths.

We started early this year to make sure we could finish in daylight. After all the players were in we drank a toast to Terry and the results were announced. Well done to Chris Burnham who took the course apart scoring a fabulous 43 points (24 on the back nine!) winning by two shots from Shane Stocks and John Lawrence who coincidentally was playing with one of Terry’s old clubs.


Ladies 2019 Open - Results

Ladies 2019 Open - Results

The Ladies Open was held today, 6th 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 much of the day.

Congratulations to Mickleover teams for taking first and third places. The results of the prize winners were:

1st: Steph O’Reilly, Joyce Bracher, Janet Brayburn, Tracy Bright – Mickleover – 81pts

2nd: Lesley Loring, Amanda Holliday, Olivia Dowling, Debbie Matthews – Kedleston/Alfreton – 77 pts

3rd: Susan Clark, Mary Cater, Elizabeth Atkinson, Marjorie Howarth – Mickleover – 75pts

Nearest the Pin – Cecelia Fletcher – Alfreton.

Prize vouchers will be posted out to the winners. Thank you to all who participated and organised the day.


3 Club Challenge

Three Club Challenge

What’s a three club challenge you may ask? No, it’s not a 3 way inter club competition, rather, you have to leave just three clubs in your bag and find a way to get round 11 holes in the best stableford score! One of them even has to be a putter.

Despite the summer weather deserting us, yesterday evening a number of Members turned up ready for just that challenge. A shotgun start at 5.00 saw them set off in waterproofs and umbrellas to try to beat the course once more.

Scoring, unsurprisingly was not quite as good as last year, but the winner Nigel Smith got 21pts over the 11 holes and won in a closely fought contest from Pete Hilton with the same score and Vice Captain, Billy Morrison coming third with a creditable 20pts. Who needs 14 clubs, Nigel’s victory was secured using a 4 hybrid, a nine iron and his putter.

Afterwards Captain Pete Labas presented the prizes in the Clubhouse in front of a damp but happy group.

 


Stu Walters 2019 Golf Day

Stu Walters 2019 fundraising Golf Day

The fundraising has been counted and the time is here for the Club to thank all those who have made the seventh annual Stu Walters golf day another great success.

Held in mid June, the course was packed with over 30 four balls; both Members and their guests, participating in this friendly 4 man stableford competition. The winners were Adrian and Neal Thompson from Shirland along with Neil Stone and Wayne Pynegar, they scored 88 points. It was close though being just one point ahead of Matt Elliss, Chris Bradley and Addy Sollett.

As usual the event was successfully managed by Stu with help from an organising committee who all assisted in many different ways. Sponsors came forward to offer donations for Holes as well as Holes in One prizes and also sponsoring the cost of the band, Vida, which played in the evening. A big thank you goes to them all.

New sponsors this year included Luke Evans Bakery, Owen Taylor Butchers and the Mortgage Zone, so another thanks to them as well as to Hampshire Hill for the shirts donated as part of the prizes to the winners.

During the day the halfway house was expertly and enthusiastically manned by Margaret and Martin McCarthy, so along with the ladies who baked cakes it’s another thank you to all of them. Not forgetting Andy Fenn and the green keepers, the car park attendant, the starters plus our Pro, Nev Hallam all who had early starts……… the list just goes on.

The evening tickets were all sold making the post match celebrations another fantastic night in the Clubhouse, with Donna providing a great buffet to go alongside the live band.

So, to the money raised, it came to over £3,100 with some to be used for furniture refurbishment inside Clubhouse and the rest to be spent on the course, (have you seen the new umbrellas on the patio?) There are also plans to look at installing a fountain into the 4th hole water hazard.

Now, after 7 years of Stu’s focus, this event has topped the £20,000 mark in terms of funds raised, watch out for the repeat in 2020.


A38 Trophy - 2019

2019 A38 Trophy

The course was filled yesterday, (12th July) for the annual playing of the Alfreton versus Swanwick match for the A38 trophy. The Captains this year were Chris Burnham and Steve Nutt who had selected their teams over the past few days, including some ‘guests’, hoping to strengthen their squads.

Swanwick were the current holders of the Trophy having held on to it after an exciting 7-7 draw in 2018. However, the updating of team kit from the traditional red to the new blue provided Alfreton with the change of luck they needed, they won back the cup with a 9-5 victory.

As the results started to come in Alfreton had the lead and the last groups on the course maintained the score that way. Well done to Chris and his team. A big thanks to all involved making it a great event full of competitive but friendly banter.

The post match food and beer went down well thanks to Donna and Steve. Additionally nearly £300 was raised for the Club on the night as well.


2019 Mixed Open

2019 Mixed Open

10th July was the Mixed Open Competition at Alfreton. The weather continued to improve as the day went on and the format was an ever popular two ball Texas Scramble.

As always at Alfreton, a premium is placed on being able to control your driving positions onto the tight fairways and chip well around the small but well maintained greens.

The scoring did range but a number of teams did well to master the course today and our winners were visiting couple Pete and Bev Doughty, who play their golf normally at Branston Golf Club. Well done to them.

There were 3 prizes plus nearest the pins for a lady and man, The top five teams were:
1st : Pete and Bev Doughty (58)
2nd : Phil and Sue Bennett (59)
3rd : Paul Eveson and Jill Iball (62)
4th : John Thurman and and Carol Simpson (63)
5th : Trevor Parrett and Olivia Dowling (63)

Nearest the Pin winners: Les Mooney and Michelle Graham

Thanks to the organisers and all the participants. We hope to see you all again next year.