Captain vs President Match

Captain vs President Match 2022

Today, 7th May, saw the annual playing of the Captain vs President match for the Gledhill Trophy.

Having been missed last year due to Covid restrictions, it was a welcome return to this popular event which saw over 30 Members playing 8 ‘fourball’ matches for the trophy.

Teams were randomly drawn from the hat and at the end of the day the games were tied 4-4. Countback was based upon the number of holes each game was won by and that still could not determine the winner as that was tied again at 11-11!

After some discussion, is was agreed that the winner this year would be the President who along with Martin Baraclough won his match vs the Captain and Trevor Parrett on the 17th green.

It was great to see the games all played in such good spirit, so thanks to all who were involved. Also thanks to Steve, Teresa and the team for the brunches provided before we all went out to play.


Captains Charity donation

2021 Captains Charity Donation

Congratulations goes to past Captains Val Sharpe and Billy Morrison who presented a cheque today, 24th April, to their chosen charity in 2021, East Midlands Freewheelers.

Thanks to various fundraising efforts through last year and the generosity of our Members a total of £3,250 was raised.

East Midlands Free Wheelers (EMFW) are a group of volunteers who provide vital services to the NHS completely free of charge. They deliver human breast milk, blood, medical supplies and equipment anywhere in the country.

Services are provided 24/7 at no cost at all to the NHS with a large emphasis on making a huge difference to public health, to help reduce bed blocking and save the NHS vast sums of money enabling them to provide a better service overall.

Check out their website for more details


'SafeGolf' Certification Award Renewal

'SafeGolf' Certification Award Renewal for 2022

The General Committee are pleased to let you all know that Alfreton Golf Club has been re-awarded the England Golf accreditation for SafeGolf for a further 12 months, which shows the Club’s committment to safeguarding children and young adults as well as adults at risk in the sport of golf.

Check out the link here to our current policies.


Match vs Derbyshire Boys

Match versus County Junior Boys

Alfreton’s men started their season of matches today against the cream of Derbyshire’s youth. Twelve of the most talented young players from across the County were pitched against a dozen of Alfreton’s players in a pairs, match-play competition. It was a welcome return to this regular fixture after the Covid issues of the past couple of years

Derbyshire youth took an early 2-0 lead; Taylor Coleman (team Captain) and Shearer Chohan coming from two down to beat Club Professional Nev Hallam and Club Captain Phil Taylor 3 & 2. Quinn Tinkler (WHI -0.8!) and Adam Wood also won 5 & 4 against Gary Griffiths and John Baugh.

However the youngsters didn’t have things all their own way, Kev Rawson and John Lawrence beat Harry Dronford and Zach Alway 5 & 4 and then Chris Townsend and Glynn Walters narrowly beat Matt Edwards and Adam Gentles 2 & 1.

With the scores tied at 2 each, the Derbyshire youngsters then took the lead, Will Guggerty and Jacob Kenworthy beating Phil Walters and Kev Jones 3 & 2. The last match was a tight affair, but Graham Lunn and Andy Burnham won 2 & 1, against James Lambert and Ollie Neal to finally level the match at 3 games all.

The Derbyshire youth have some very talented players, and the way they conducted themselves out on the course and afterwards, they are no doubt, a real credit to the County.

A big thankyou to Paul Smith, Derbyshire Youth team manager and their parents for the supporting role they play with these gifted youngsters.

Thankyou and well done to the Alfreton team players for turning out and achieving a creditable draw against such brilliant youngsters, and finally, thankyou to Steve and Teresa for providing a welcoming 19th with burger and chips for the young lads.


Welcome to the 2022 Captains

Welcome to your 2022 Captains

Our new Captains for the 2022 season were elected at tonights AGM, (16th March). Please welcome Beryl Stewart and Phil Taylor into their positions.

We wish them a great year and also express our thanks to past Captains Val Sharpe and Billy Morrison for all their hard work.

Check out the link here to read more…..


2021 Annual Awards nights

2021 Prize-giving Evenings

During the course of last week our Ladies and Mens Annual 2021 season prize presentations were held at the Golf Club.

Prior to their awards on Wednesday evening the Ladies had a buffet and the Men on Friday gathered for a three course meal prior to theirs. Both events were excellently catered for by our Stewards Teresa and Steve Winfield.

After the Mens awards had been presented, Captain Billy Morrison and Match Secretary Gordon Swain were thanked for their hard work.

The 2021 Ladies winners are pictured above and the winners in the mens section are listed below:

  • Scratch Cup: Matt Housley
  • Les Richardson Trophy: Mark Toplis
  • Vice Captains Prize: Gordon Swain
  • John Brownhills: Steve Heenan and Ian Petrovics
  • 1950 Trophy: Gary Glynn
  • Order Of Merit: Gary Glynn
  • Presidents Putter: Gary Glynn
  • Scratch Matchplay: Winner – Matt Housley
  • Stroyan Cup: Steve Heenan
  • Oakes Cup: Phil Walters
  • Searson Cup: Chris Evans
  • Silkstone Cup: Josh Stevenson
  • Speeds Trophy: Chris Evans
  • Stroyan Medal: John Bennett
  • Handbury Trophy: Wyn Avery
  • Morewood Cup: Russ Thompson
  • Yeomans Cup: Stuart Reeve and Carl Fairbrother
  • Mark Strange Trophy: Phil Bennett and Pete Gould
  • Air Ambulance Trophy – Sean Dolan
  • Veterans Cup: Phil Bennett

  • Octogenarians Trophy: Frank McCabe
  • Scratch Medal:
    Div 1: Gary Glynn,
    Div 2: Ian Briggs,
    Div 3: John Clarke
  • Second Division Cup: Pete Gould
  • Rabbits Salver: Not Played (weather)
  • Crickmore Salver: Josh Stevenson
  • Armistice Day Medal: Jonathan Spensley
  • Ernest Goodwin Trophy: Gordon Swain
  • Centenary Salver:
    Div 1 – Stuart Reeve
    Div 2 – Stuart Anthony
  • April Medal Gold – David L King
  • April Medal Silver: Jonathan Spensley :
  • First Division Medal: Mark Laister
  • September Medal Gold: Pete Hilton
  • September Medal Silver: Dave Lowe
  • Extra Sept Medal Gold: Pete Hilton
  • Extra Sept Medal Silver: Dave Lowe
  • Holes In One: Eric Wilkinson and Dick Easter


Captains Charity for 2022/23 season

Captains charity; sponsorship opportunity for 2022/23 season

As we move into the new season for 2022/23 our current Vice Captains, Beryl Stewart and Phil Taylor are starting to makes plans for their forthcoming year as incoming Club Captains.

They have decided that their chosen charity will be the local Air Ambulance, which serves Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.

There will be a number of fundraising events for the Club and this worthy cause, starting off from mid March, with a Captains Drive in on the 19th.

There will be the opportunity for Members and Companies to assist by sponsoring an individual hole. Check out the details below and get involved if you can, it will be much appreciated.

Please watch out for further events which will be publicised and taking place during this, our 130th anniversary year of formation.

 

 


Golf Course Map

10 holes in 2 hours

10 holes in 2 hours

Golf Course Map

Is time limited for you? Not everyone has 4-5 hours for a round of golf. We have 10 holes here at Alfreton which can be completed in around 2 hours, leaving you time for other things to be done in a day.

We are celebrating our 130th anniversary this year and our established course was developed as a 9 hole set up and has always been seen as one of the best courses of it’s type in the county. A parkland course located adjacent to Oakerthorpe Woods with views across the local countryside.

Over the years we have made various changes to the set up including the addition of two further holes in the 1980s. Most recently we made further modifications by converting two of those holes into a single par 5 which added some 500 yards to the layout.

For more details of the layout including a video flyover, click on the link here.

Visitors and societies are welcome to check out the challenging layout and still have time to sample the food provided by our newly appointed Stewards, Steve and Teresa Winfield.

If you want to play a full 18 holes, don’t worry, there are additional tees on 8 of the holes to enable a full round to be completed, normally in less than 4 hours.


2022 Fixtures

2022 Fixtures

Our annual fixture list has recently been published and a copy of our 2022 fixture book is now available on this website, accessible via this link.

From time to time new or revised fixtures will become added. For example, Taskers Trophy games, Society visitors etc.

For the most up to date information on whether the course is busy on a particular day you can go to our Calendar to check. It’s situated under the ‘News and Fixtures’ banner of the website.

There’s a screenshot of a typical month above. You can ‘click’ on any entry for more information about it. They are colour coded as follows:

Green: Mens Comps
Pink: Ladies Comps
Blue: Seniors Comps
Orange: Juniors Comps
Black: Mixed or special Comps
Yellow: Important or external events

Enjoy your golf in 2022.


Open Competitions in 2022

Open Competitons in 2022

Our Open Competitions dates for 2022 are now in the fixture book and can be booked via this link. Check out the options, Seniors, Mixed and Ladies which run in June, July and August.

We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new participants.


Seniors start their 2022 competitions

Seniors start their 2022 Competitions

Who says it’s too cold to play golf? Our seniors section, that meet regularly on a Tuesday and Thurday morning, held their first competiton of the year today (6th January).

It may have been -1 deg C at 9.00 and the fairways and greens somewhat frozen, but that did not deter the hardy group from playing a yellow ball stableford, best 2 from 3 competition.

To make things worse, by 12.00 the forecast snow arrived as predicted making the last few holes even more challenging.

No suprIses that the winning score over 16 holes, was just 66pts. This was enough to give Gordon Kells, Dick Easter and Malc Draycott a 5 point victory over runners up Stan Munks, Trev Haslam and Trevor Parrett.

Warm coffee and chips were need by most at the end to get some feeling back into their fingers, but notwithstanding that, a good morning was had by all.

By the time of the next Seniors Comp, on 3rd Feb, we should all be in shorts!!


Seniors Christmas Competition

Seniors Christmas Competition

The Mens Seniors section held their annual Christmas Competition today (7th December), and despite the wet weather arriving and only playing 16 holes, 20 pairs were able to complete the course and get back in time for an excellent three course seasonal lunch provided by our new Stewards, Teresa and Steve Winfield.

Surprising, scoring was good and 4 teams finished on 40 points, requiring professional Nev Hallam to get to work on countback with the top places being decided over the last three holes.

The results were:
1st: Richard Hampshire and Chris Ball (9pts over last 3 holes)
2nd: Stan Munks and Trev Haslam (8pts over the last 3 holes)
3rd: Gordon Kells and Paul Eveson (15pts over the last 6 holes)
4th: Alan Beastall and Ian Briggs (14pts over the last 6 holes)

The top two places receiving hampers made up by Teresa and Steve.

There were two prizes for nearest the pin in two shots on the 10th and 18th holes which went to Phil Bennett and Alwyn Brooks.

Thankyou to all who helped with the organisation on the day, especially David Evans for coordination of the entries and the raffle as well.


Mens Dinner and 2020 awards

Mens Presentation Dinner and 2020 awards evening

Friday 3rd December saw the Covid delayed Annual 2020 season prize presentation dinner at the Golf Club. It started with an excellent three course meal supplied by new Stewards Teresa and Steve Winfield along with Luke their chef and hard working Emma multitasking through the night. Captain Billy Morrison then gave a short speech and then afterwards, the 2020 season’s winners were finally recognised and received their trophies.

They were:

  • Scratch Cup: Lee Morgan
  • Les Richardson Trophy: Winner – Jason Bingham
  • Vice Captains Prize: Winner – Frank McCabe, Runner Up – Billy Morrison
  • John Brownhills: Not Played
  • 1950 Trophy: Mark Draper
  • Order Of Merit: Chris Brooks
  • Presidents Putter: Chris Brooks and Lee Morgan
  • Scratch Matchplay: Winner – Aaron Hopkinson, Runner Up – Mark Draper
  • Stroyan Cup: Lee Morgan
  • Oakes Cup: Graham Lunn
  • Searson Cup: Julian Stones
  • Silkstone Cup: Shaun Patrick
  • Speeds Trophy: Sean King
  • Stroyan Medal: Mark Beastall
  • Handbury Trophy: Kevin Jones
  • Morewood Cup: Kyle Bradshaw
  • Yeomans Cup: Steve Heenan and Neil Foulke
  • Mark Strange Trophy: Gary Glynn and Nick Brierley
  • Air Ambulance Trophy – Callum Young
  • Veterans Cup: Denis Fretwell

  • Octogenarians Trophy: Alan Whetton
  • Scratch Cup: Div 2: Gary Glynn , Div 3: David Cope , Div 4: Ben Perry
  • Second Division Cup: Shaun Patrick
  • Rabbits Salver: Ryan Cox
  • Crickmore Salver: Alwyn Brooks
  • Armistice Day Medal: Not played
  • Ernest Goodwin Trophy: Trevor Parrett
  • Centenary Salver: Div 1 – John Lawrence, Div 2 – Dereck Martin
  • March Medal: Div 1 – In lockdown
  • April Medal: Div 1 – In lockdown
  • First Division Medal: Alwyn Brooks
  • MacMillan Spoon: Not played
  • June Medal: Not played
  • September Medal: Not played
  • Holes In One: Billy Morrison and Gary Crompton


Rider Cup 2021

Rider Cup 2021

The ninth running of the Seniors Rider Cup competition was completed today. Traditionally a match between teams representing Derbyshire and Notts run each year. However due to Covid restrictions in 2020 and bad weather in 2019 this was the first running in November since 2018.

Day One, on Nov 2nd, saw Derbyshire take a 8-4 lead after sessions of foursomes and fourballs. Day 2 played on 9th Nov was a closer affair with the points being shared 6-6.

So, heading in to today’s 12 singles games. Derbyshire, Captained by Malc Draycott, held a 14-10 lead, needing just 4 further points to retain the trophy which they had won back in January 2020 (when the weather postponed 2019 Trophy was last played.)

For some reason; recently the Derbyshire team seem to play well in the singles but today saw a different outcome. The Notts team winning 7.5 out of the 12 games, including 5 of the last 6.

The overall result waited upon the last two pairs coming in, with Derbyshire’s Stu Anthony securing the winning point making the final score Derbys 18.5 -17.5 Notts.

Trevor Haslam, the Notts Captain ‘reluctanly’ presented  Malc and Derbyshire with the Trophy after the teams had enjoyed a great two course lunch in the Clubhouse. Thanks go the Steve Slater and his team for the food and service.

Congratulations goes to all who organised and participated in the golf, it was a very sociable and friendly  three days played in the right spirit.

Notts now lead the fixture 5-4, so roll on 2022 for the next rematch.


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.