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:
Putting
Gold Medal: Tom Moorcroft
Silver Medal: Alicia Mumby
Bronze Medal: Joseph Viles
Ladder
Gold Medal:  Arthur Pickard
Silver Medal:  Payton Goacher
Bronze Medal: Tom Moorcroft
Shot
Gold Medal: Alicia Mumby
Silver Medal: Tom Moorcroft
Bronze Medal: Payton Goacher
Bunker
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27th July: The rules applied regarding playing golf during Covid have now been rescinded.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.


A38 Trophy - 2021

A38 Trophy - 2021 Result

It was another great evening last night, (16th July), with the annual Alfreton vs Swanwick fixture, playing for A38 trophy.

A traditional match between 14 pairs of Members and guest, there’s always been a competitive but friendly rivalry between the two sides to see who keeps the A38 Trophy for the next 12 months.

Chris Burnham for Alfreton and Phil Walters (ably assisted by Steve Nutt) for Swanwick, had posted their team selections earlier in the week and the weather last night was perfect for the match to play out.

Swanwick were the trophy holders having won in the previous year, but this time Alfreton overtook Swanwick’s early lead to be 7-6 up with just the last game to complete.

Well done to Nigel Smith and Tony Morgan for securing that last and winning point for Alfreton. The final result was a close fought 8-6 victory.

The post match barbecue and beer went down well and over £550 was raised on the night for the Club and the Captains Charity, East Midlands Freewheeler . Thank you to all who organised and participated in the event.


Mixed Open 2021

Mixed Open 2021

After a gap of 12 months (due to Covid), we were pleased to have held the annual Mixed Open today, 7th July. Played under variable weather conditions, we welcomed 18 pairs for a mixed Texas Scramble.

Thanks goes to David Evans (and his wife) for the organisation, with the assistance of our Pro Nev Hallam to sort out registration, the raffle and score collation. Well done too to Steve Slater and staff for the provision of food and drink before and after.

First prize went to visitors, Carol Simpson and John Thurman with an impressive net 63 scored in the morning. They each win a £100 voucher.

Second came Gill Iball and Paul Eveson, playing in the afternoon, coming in with a 65. Their prize being 7 bottles of wine (Paul) and beauty treatment voucher (Gill) .

Just out of the prizes, there were three pairs on 68.

There were additional prizes for closest the pin on the 7th for Ladies and closest the pin in 2 on the 18th for the gents. Those went to Carol Simpson and John Thurman, the former less than a foot away from a hole in one and the latter around 5 feet from the pin. They each win a bottle of spirits.

Thank you to all who participated in the competition, we appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back next year, or even for our forthcoming Ladies Open on Tuesday 3rd August, some spaces are available. check out our website for details.


Ladies Day 2021

Ladies Day 2021

Ladies Captain, Val Sharpe was pleased to be able to organise this year’s Ladies Day Competition for today.

Due to current restrictions it was decided to limit this to Members only rather than inviting guests. The format was a team competition of ‘best two from three’.

Well done to the winners:
1st: Di Riley, Jane Strutt and Louise Hollands – 82 pts
2nd: Debbie Matthews, June Gaunt, Bev Gould – 78 pts
3rd: Olivia Dowling, Lisa Hutchins and Anthea Thompson – 78 pts
4th: Denise Chapman, Val Sharpe and Beryl Stewart – 77 pts

Additional prizes:
Pre-match putting competiton – Olivia Dowling
Nearest the Pin – Beryl Stewart
Nearest the Line – Debbie Matthews

Prizes were presented after the meal provided in the Clubhouse after the game. Thank you to all who assisted with the organisation and also to Eric Wilkinson for starting the ladies off.

We look forward to a larger, more ‘normal’ event in 2022.


Farewell to Alex and Seb

Farewell to Alex and Seb

Alex and Seb’s final staff photo on the first tee.

Head Greenkeeper Alex Roberts will sadly be leaving Alfreton on the 29th June to pursue an exciting new role as Head Greenkeeper at Morley Hayes Golf Club, we wish him all the best and thank him for all his effort and hard work, and know that he will do an outstanding job.

Alex Roberts – “After a short but very sweet 18 months at Alfreton I am truly sorry to be leaving, but very excited for my new venture. I’ve had a fantastic time, I can not thank my team, and the Members enough for their support, encouragement, hard work and positive feedback during my time here.”

Check out Alex’s final video blog posted at the end of June. It includes many great photos of the course taken during his time at the Club.

Sadly, we would also like to add that our Deputy Head Greenkeeper Sebastian Tysall will also be leaving Alfreton on the 8th July to join Horsley Lodge Golf Club. We would again like to wish Seb all the best and thank him for all his effort and hard work in being a key part in the recent success here at Alfreton, we know he will be a great asset to the greens staff at Horsley Lodge.

Sebastian Tysall – “After over 2 years of working at Alfreton I am deeply sorry to say I will be leaving such a great Club. I have decided to take the decision to further my career and take an opportunity to progress and gain invaluable experience. I sincerley thank everyone at Alfreton for their kind wishes in my new job and I personally would like to thank Alex for all his help, encouragement and guidance in my first Deputy Head role.”

Alfreton Golf Club’s attention will now focus on the appointment of a new Head Greenkeeper along with an Assistant to progress on what has already been achieved over the last couple of years.


Thank you to our Members

Thank you to our Members

We may be one of the ‘smaller’ Clubs in Derbyshire, but we are always pleased and very appreciative that our Members are on hand to support us in so many ways.

Some examples recently have been their support in the completion of a number of projects around the Club.

Diana Riley has worked hard to ensure the completion of all the documentation necessary for the successful award of our SafeGolf accreditation. In recognition, the Committee presented her with a bouquet of flowers for her endeavours to ensure our committment to safeguarding of children, check out the link here for more details.

Local plumber Darren Oldknow (Stamford Gas and Heating) has renewed the taps in the Mens changing room facility. He has provided the materials and his time as a donation to the Club.

A project team has rebuilt the steps leading from the 18th green up to the Clubhouse. Peter Gould was able to source most of the bricks via ex Member Richard Flynn with a further supply being donated by Graham Lunn. The construction work then being completed free of charge by Mick Sherrard and Geoff Stevenson.

We thank them all for the work they put in to the benefit of all of our Members.


Green Keeper vacancies

Green Keeper vacancies

18th June 2021: Due to career progression and development, two vacancies have become available at Alfreton Golf Club. We are seeking the positions of Head Greenkeeper and Greenkeeper. These posts are available to be filled now.

Experience is essential, to maintain and manage the course as well as our two apprentices.

The reputation of our course has flourished over the past 2 years and we are seeking staff to continue the great work that has taken place over that time.

Check out our website for course information https://alfretongolfclub.co.uk/greenkeepers/

For further details regarding job scope, terms and conditions etc: Please apply to our Club via email to secretary@alfretongolfclub.co.uk


Memorial Page updated

Memorial Page Updated

Each year, trees that have been planted as a memory of past Members, are re-photographed to show how they have grown.

These are posted onto this website, at the following link

Additionally this year, there’s a new installation of a stone plaque to John Bell, who passed away in 2020. It’s next to the brook that he fell into one time during his years of playing and supporting the Club in many ways.


Senior Mens Open 2021

Seniors Mens Open - 2021 result

After a gap of 2 years, (washed out in 2019 and Covid in 2020), we were pleased to have held the annual Seniors Open today, 9th June. Played under blazing sun for most of the day, we welcomed 35 pairs of 55 year old and over competing off the silver pots for the prize.

Thanks goes to David Evans for his organisation, with the assistance of volunteers to sort out registration, the raffle and score collation. Well done too to Steve Slater and staff for the provision of food and drink before and after.

On a perfectly presented course, (thanks to Alex Roberts and his team); first prize went to Alfreton Members, Alwyn Brooks and Derrick Hardman with an impressive 48pts scored in the morning. They each win a custom made driver from our Pro Nev Hallam.

Second came Dereck Martin and Terry Taylor, playing in the afternoon, coming in with 45pts. Their prize being hampers made up by our Steward, Steve Slater.

Just out of the prizes, in third place on countback, were Steve Nutt and Kev Rawson with 43pts.

There was an additional prize for closest the pin in 2 on the 18th which went to visitor Simon Hudson who was around 24 inches from the hole. He wins a bottle of whisky.

Thank you to all who participated in the competition, we appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back next year, or even for our forthcoming Mixed Open on wednesday 7th July, some spaces are available. check out our website for details.


June course update

Course news for June

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Alex Roberts, our Head Greenkeeper continues to give us his fortnightly video update, (now on a Monday), of the teams work maintaining and improving our course.  They are posted onto our Twitter page and also onto Youtube.

As the season continues, Alex tells us this week about the latest plans, including the wild flowering being planted to support our new beehive colonies on the 9th fairway edge.

Follow the link to our Greenkeepers page to check out this latest video.


Ping Betterball Qualifier Result

Ping Betterball Qualifier - Result

Today, 6th June, the Club completed its Qualifier for the Ping mixed pairs betterball competition.

Despite a rainy start a good number of pairs set out this afternoon hoping to score well enough to make the final, to be played later in the year at Thornock Park in Gainsborough.

Congratulations go to the decisive winners, Marion Leister and Peter Hilton who, despite a good run on the back nine by the runners up John and Ann Eley, won in the end by 3 points with an impressive score of 42pts.

John and Ann took second place on countback from Captains Val Sharp and Billy Morrison.

Thank you to all who took part and to the Captains and Lady Secretary Diana Riley for organising the event.

 


Spring Invitation Day - Results

Spring Invitation Day - Results

After a very wet week, we were pleased to be able to complete the Spring Invitation Day, yesterday 22nd May.

Alex Roberts and his greenkeeping team should be congratulated for getting the course in great condition despite the weather. Early starts through the week to avoid the rain, including the actual day of the event proved very worthwhile.

Our Captain, Billy Morrision was grateful to all who volunteered to help and the sponsors support to make the day a success.

Scoring was tough in the damp conditions and the competition was a close run affair with only 1 point between the top places.

The results and scores are listed below:

Thanks also goes to the Nev Hallam and the Ladies section for their assistance on the day with organisation and manning the half way house. The latter was raising money for the Captains charity this year, the East Midlands Freewheeelers who deliver blood, milk and organs for the NHS.


Course news update for 21st May

Course news for 21st May

Alex Roberts, our Head Greenkeeper continues to give us fortnightly video updates of the teams work maintaining and improving our course.  They are posted onto our Twitter page and also onto Youtube.

As the season continues, Alex tells us about the latest plans, after a very wet week, to get the course ready for our Spring Invitation Day coming up on 22nd May.

Follow the link to our Greenkeepers page to check out this latest video.


Step 3 of Government Roadmap

Step 3 of the Government Pathway

29th June: As we continue in this extended phase of the Government’s pathway out of lockdown, please check the England Golf chart below regarding current position. The hoped for update to protocols for the 21st June is now moved back to the 19th July at the earliest.

Visitor pre-booking still remains available, with the 7 day advance booking window.

Please remember that ALL tee times MUST still be booked online prior to playing.

Also if you have only booked 9 holes, you will not be able to continue onto the back nine as that subsequent slot is already booked.