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Dereham Golf Club Charity Golf Day
Stewart White, Ladies Captain Christine Joy, Rose Peasgood, Captain Kevin Joy, Pippa Joy
Winners: John Chaney, Christine Joy, Nigel Elmar, Kevin Joy, Simon Chaney, Alex Bates
Easter Social Texas Scramble
Left to right: Peter Lilwall (Club President) Eve Holmes Jill Trudgill Kevin Joy (Captain) and Ladies president Sheila Brightwell
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Dereham Golf Club Receives National Award
Dereham Golf Club has been awarded GolfMark with High Achiever accreditation by England Golf. This award recognises the golf club as an outstanding supporter and venue for both beginners and junior golfers and is one of only three in the county of Norfolk.
What is more remarkable is the fact that the High Achiever award was obtained at the first attempt following the rigorous assessment process undertaken by the Norfolk Golf Partnership. Karen Young, Golf Development Officer for the Partnership said ‘this is a fantastic achievement by Dereham Golf Club and I applaud all the hard work put in by the Club obtaining High Achiever’
Club President, Dudley Mayers, said ‘we are delighted to have received national recognition for our Club from the games governing body England Golf and are looking forward to working with our members, our PGA Professional, Duncan Abbott and the local community to continue to bring more players into the game. The Club has always been known for its friendly atmosphere and has a junior section the envy of many much larger and more prestigious clubs and it is great that the GolfMark award will help us build upon that reputation.’
The Club’s professional Duncan Abbott said ‘GolfMark will help me and the Club continue to reach out into the wider community to bring players into the game safe in the knowledge that they will be joining a club recognised for its support for beginners and juniors both in terms of coaching and the organisation of the club. GolfMark enables me, through Active Norfolk, to offer great value coaching sessions for beginners, with a women’s beginners course starting on Saturday 22nd September, running for 7 weeks at a cost of £25 per person, please visit www.norfolkgolfpartnership.co.uk to register. After that there is an 8 week, Get Into Golf, course starting Sunday 21st October for all adults, cost £35, please visit www.activenorfolk.org to register. These sessions are a great introduction to the game and I would encourage anyone to give it a try’.
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HOLE IN ONE FOR CHRIS ON HIS SECOND DAY AT THE CLUB
GOLFER’S SEE YELLOW IN SOCIAL GOLF EVENT
INVITATION JOY FOR BUNCE AT DEREHAM GOLF CLUB EVENT
Trevor Bunce and Kevin Joy
Dereham Golf Club Captain John Chaney presented the prize winners with their awards during his Captains night dinner held in the clubhouse to celebrate the end of his Captains week of Competitions. The week got of to a great start last Sunday when 86 players took part in the Captains mixed Stableford Competiton Derek Kevern was the overall winner with 40 points on Count Back, Heather Clements took the ladies prize and George Bedwell took the Junior prize both players also achieved 40 points, Brian Peters who also mustered 40 points was runner up with Di Wilkinson being the ladies runner up and 2nd junior was Will Cross with 39 points. Captains week continued with the ladies vying for the Captains prize during their weekly Competition. This was won by Heather Clements with a Nett 71 on count back from Kay Bates who also achieved nett 71 Catherine Newey was third with nett 74. The men’s Competition got underway on Wednesday with the first of two 18 hole medal Competitions which would eventually produce the winner of the Captains prize over 36 holes . The prize winners for the Wednesday event were 1st Terry Vertigan nett 68 2nd Stuart Bizley nett 69 3rd John Trent nett 69. The second 18 hole competition was played on Saturday with Chris Miller coming out the winner with a nett 68 2nd David Ashfield nett 71 3rd Simon Berry nett 72. The winner of the captains prize over 36 holes was Charlie Moore with a nett 133 2nd was Dave Kerslake nett 135 and 3rd Keith Chettleburgh nett 140 The Scratch prize went to Simon Chaney. Overall it was a very successful week of golf.
Charlie Moore Captains prize winner.
JUBILEE FUN AT DEREHAM GOLF CLUB
Dereham Golf club held a Jubilee Circus to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Based on the popular Sunday Circus which is run through the winter months, the event was a 9 hole mixed Greensome social event. 36 players took part a draw was made for partners which enabled 9 matches to be played. Scoring was based on Stableford points. The eventual winners were Heather Clements and Danny Semrau who beat Stuart Bizley and Dave Kerslake on count back after both teams scored 23 points 3rd were Jill Trudgill and Kevin Joy with 22 points followed closely by Sandra Haw and Simon Berry Peter Brightwell and George Bedwell both on 21 points. The evening was rounded off by a Toast to the Queen a BBQ and presentation of prizes to the winners of the early season competitions.
Early season competition winners left to right:
Simon Chaney, Dave Brunton, Liam Sewell, Danny Semrau, Mike Bloomfield, Frazer Chettleburgh, Keith Chettleburgh, Goerge Bedwell, Dave Kerslake.
ACE FOR LIAM SEWELL IN DEREHAM’S JUNE MEDAL
Full Result 1st L Sewell 89-28-61 2nd D Ashfield 87-19-68 3rd S Hudson 74-5-69 4th I Cummings 88-19-69 5th R Thorogood 76-6-70
Dereham Golf Club has had a busy weekend with various events and competitions.
The men’s Mail on Sunday team played their fourth round match at Thetford on Friday and won 3-2 whilst the ladies defended the Gillieson Cup with a home win of 2-1.
The junior committee organised a rules evening which was open to all Club members. Those attending watched a DVD from the R & A showing what should and should not be done whilst playing. This was followed by one quiz for our younger juniors and another quiz for older juniors and adults. One of the junior girls teams named the Teletubbies out shone the other teams and scored maximum points. The adult team named ‘Jo is our handicap’ won the wine and chocolates. A raffle and special draw for a Harrods hamper raised £82 for the junior section.
At back – Patrick & Jo Dewing with Stuart Bizley
Dereham Golf Club – Myhill & Cullington Results
Dereham Golf Club’s men’s teams played in the first round of the county knockout competitions at the weekend. Both teams were sporting polo shirts kindly sponsored by Marie Pullen of Norfolk Fasteners to whom the golf club is very grateful. In the Myhill Trophy the scores were as follows:
R Wilson & A Bates won 1 up
The overall result of 7holes up meant a win for the team who will now face Dunston Hall away.
Team photos: Myhill & Cullington teams wearing shirts sponsored by Norfolk Fasteners
The end of March saw Dereham playing their first match in the Scratch League for a few years. With a very young squad out at home against Richmond Park they won the match 3-2 with wins going to Nic Cains, Alex Bates and Will Cross.
In the recent return match, fielding a slightly different team, they managed to half the match away at Richmond Park.
Photo: Alex Bates, Ryan Thorogood, Will Cross, Lewis Bates & Nic Cains
Dereham Golf club completed the 56th season of Winter Sunday afternoon competitions on Sunday 11th March. The end of season was celebrated with afternoon tea followed by the trophy presentation. The friendly mixed greensome competition is played every Sunday afternoon from the end of October until mid-March with a weekly draw made for partners with points being awarded to players achieving 1st 2nd and 3rd places each week. The Overall winner of the Competition this year was George Bedwell, with Marjorie Harvey being the best lady and David Ashfield being the best gent. Photo one George Bedwell (left) with Captain John Chaney. Photo two George Bedwell (centre) with Marjorie Harvey and David Ashfield.
DAILY MAIL RESULTS
On a very wet and windy Sunday 4th March, the Dereham men’s team played away in the second round of the Mail on Sunday to Royal Cromer and the ladies Daily Mail Foursomes pair played their first round match away at Hunstanton.
The men had a successful day beating Royal Cromer 3-2, the results were as follows:
Richard Wilson won 6 & 4
This is a great result for the Club as it is the first time we have progressed to the third round for many years.
Unfortunately our ladies, Heather Clements and Julie Bray, did not have such a good day.
Whilst receiving 5 shots they lost their match 4 & 2 but in spite of the poor conditions had an enjoyable game. Considering that Heather and Julie were not the winners of our qualifying competition, the Autumn Foursomes, they put up a good fight; thank you for representing Dereham ladies.
December Delights at Dereham Golf Club
December at Dereham Golf Club got off to a great start with 16 teams playing in the annual Turkey Trot. There were prizes for many teams and a festive tea for all. The winning team were organisers Ron Myhill and Ray Wicks along with team members Heather Clements and George Bedwell.
The following night President Dudley Mayers chaired the 77th Annual General Meeting. The Captain and Ladies Captain gave reports on their Captains’ year and Stuart Bizley, GMC Chairman, presented the accounts. After the formalities several players were presented with their hole-in-one trophies, the youngest recipient being 14 year-old Frazer Chettleburgh (see pic). Outgoing Captain Kelvin Cleere was presented with his Past Captain’s tie before handing over the reigns to John Chaney. John’s vice-captain will be Kevin Joy. The Ladies Captain for the coming year is Maria Fox and Ladies President Sheila Brightwell.
The juniors enjoyed their annual 10-pin bowling Christmas party at Strikes in Dereham. 28 players made up 6 teams. Junior committee member Colin Tucker brought home the winning side (see pic) before all players sat down to a burger & chips tea.
Junior secretary Jane Bizley quickly changed her bowling shoes to organise this year’s Christmas bingo at the golf club. The evening was well supported with players winning a great selection of Christmas fare. Ladies Captain Maria Fox announced that just over £120 had been raised and this would be split between the Captains’ charities for 2012, Cystic Fibrosis & Shelter.
The next event was the ladies Christmas lunch which was attended by many current and past members. Ladies enjoyed a traditional Christmas meal followed by a couple of songs from the Ladies Captain and past Ladies Captain Helen Howe. Those attending had been asked to bring gifts of food to make a food parcel for the Salvation Army rather than having a Santa sack this year. Ladies Captain Maria said she was overwhelmed with how much had been donated and thanked everyone for their contributions. Father Christmas (alias professional Duncan Abbott) still made a visit to the ladies which caused much amusement.
More recently members enjoyed the annual pantomime co-produced by Charles Passant and Dick Wingate. This year we were treated to Alice goes to the Olympics. Once again we were entertained with ditties and rhymes very cleverly written. As usual the cast was headed by Roger Burrage as Alice and Helen Burrage as the red queen. The Captain, Ladies Captain and the two Vice-Captains along with others made up the cast of Wonderland characters (see pic). During the evening members also enjoyed carol singing, a finger buffet and the Christmas draw.
To finish the month off members can look forward to the professionals Christmas draw at 12 noon on Christmas Eve, the juniors have a Texas scramble and there is a New Years Eve party for members with live music.
October has proved to be a very busy month for Dereham Golf Club.
President Dudley Mayers held his President’s night where several cups and trophies were presented. 19 year old Alex Bates won the Presidents Cup (see photo) beating Derek Kevern 2 & 1 in the final. Alex and his Mum Kay were also presented with the Warren mixed knockout trophies. In the Presidents Stableford Terry Weller beat Andy Farrelly on countback with 41 points. Over 50 members enjoyed a two-course meal followed by live music during the evening.
In Scotland Helen Burrage and Pam Kaye (see photo) were playing for the Daily Mail Foursomes title having made it through to the last 16 pairs. Their practice round on the Sunday was played and enjoyed in fine weather however the first round on Monday was abandoned after 5 holes due to flooded greens and fairways and high winds. The Tuesday saw a change of format and 18 holes Stableford was played which saw the Dereham ladies finish 5th on 26 points. Pam Kaye said whilst the weather conditions were not great the experience of playing at Dalmahoy and the hospitality shown over the three days was well worth the trip.
The Greenkeepers took their revenge on members and set up the course with hidden holes, tractors and trailers dubiously positioned around along with other obstacles to cause problems to those playing. Not to be phased were junior members Jamie Beeby and Nic Cains who took first and second places with 39 and 38 points respectively.
Dereham’s professional Duncan Abbott organised the first of this season’s winter alliance competitions with 20 pairs taking part. The winners were Lewis Bates and Graham Baker. Lewis Bates was also in the prizes the following day when he and his partner Richard Wilson won the final of the 2011 Captain/Pro challenge.
Anyone interested in playing the Dereham winter alliance should contact Duncan on 01362 695631. The next alliance day is Friday 25th November.
President Dudley Mayers & Alex Bates
Pam Kaye & Helen Burrage at The Marriott, Dalmahoy, near Edinburgh
Dereham Golf Club’s annual Am Am
Last Sunday saw 26 teams entering Dereham Golf Club’s annual Am Am. Barrie Ellis and Dick Wingate have organised this August event for the best part of 20 years, putting a lot of time and effort into what is one of the best supported days in the Club’s calendar.
The four ball teams played throughout the day, followed by a barbecue, raffle and prize giving in the evening. Various spot prizes were awarded and all teams received prizes. The winning team, with a net score of 192, was Richard Wilson, Alex Bates, Lewis Bates & Matt King who either won a pair of Footjoy golf shoes or a new golf bag.
A game of heads and tails saw a Cleveland putter, donated by European & Challenge Tour player Andrew Marshall, being won by Graham Howe. During the day £830 was raised; £130 has been donated to the junior section and the remaining £700 will be split between the Captain & Ladies Captain’s charities.
Lewis Bates, Richard Wilson, Dick Wingate, Matt King, Barrie Ellis & Alex Bates
Dereham Golf Club June and July Compettion winners
Saturday evening (July 30th 2011) saw the second of the bi monthly presentation of competition awards at Dereham Golf club, This presentation recognised the winners of the men’s and mixed club competitions held in June and July, which also included the winner of the Thurlow Nunn cup which was played on that day the last player finishing at 6 15 pm. The winner Graham Taylor being declared the winner moments after. The awards were presented by club Captain Kelvin Cleere and Lady Captain Dianne Wilkinson ( pictured far left) .
In the third round of the Myhill Trophy & Cullington Cup Dereham Golf Club both received home draws. The Myhill team took on Wensum Valley while the Cullington team played Bawburgh. Both teams sported new team shirts which had been very kindly sponsored by Kier Eastern, of which Club member Graham Howe is Managing Director.
On what was to be a rather wet and stormy day both teams battled away with the Myhill team winning by 20 holes.
The Cullington team had a tough fight on their hands. Having been 3 holes up at lunchtime, the afternoon saw a change of events and at the end of 36 holes Dereham and Bawburgh were all square. Vice Captain John Chaney decided to pair up Kevin Joy & junior Ryan Thorogood for the play-off. With around 50 supporters from both teams following them, they halved the first hole with a par. The match was clinched on the second extra hole by Dereham with a birdie achieved from a 20 feet putt by 16 year-old Thorogood bringing cheers from the Dereham followers.
Charlie Moore & Chris Miller won 8 up
Matt King & Mick Simmons lost 6 down
In the semi-finals the Myhill team are away to The Links at West Runton and the Cullington team away at Swaffham; the semi-finals will be played on Sunday 14th August.
Myhill team & Cullington team
Dereham Golf Club Mens Invitation Day Saturday 2nd July 2011
Dereham Golf Clubs annual men’s Invitation day took place on Saturday 2nd July, 28 players enjoyed sunny dry conditions playing a four ball better ball stableford format each team of two being a member and their guest. The golf was followed by a meal and drinks in the clubhouse rounding off a very enjoyable day for all those involved. There were prizes for the first four teams as follows: 1st with 49 points B Ellis and N Newton 2nd with 44 points K Mann and S Hudson 3rd OCB with 41 Points J Trent and M Lusha 4th with 41 Points A Monks and N Perfect. K Mann won the nearest the pin prize on holes 3 and 12 whilst S Hudson won the longest putt prize on the 18th Hole.
MEDAL & STABLEFORD WINNERS APRIL & MAY 2011
On Saturday 25th June the presentation of medals and glasses was made to the prize winners of the April and May Club Competitions.(pictured) The Club has decided to award the winners of the main Club Competitions with a wine glass engraved with the club badge, the Medal and Stableford winners receiving a medal to commemorate their win.
CAPTAINS WEEK 2011 - Dereham Golf Club
Dereham Golf Club Captain Kelvin Cleere got Captains week underway with a Mixed Stableford Competition on Sunday 12th June, this was won by Alex Bates with 42 points with Heather Clements taking the ladies prize with 39 points. Two 18 hole competitions followed on Wednesday 15th June and Saturday 18th June both played in Stableford format. Philip Tang winning the Wednesday Competition with 45 points and Terry Weller taking the Saturday event with 41 points. The overall winner of the Captains prize which was the aggregate of the two events over 36 holes was Terry Weller with 84 points Trevor Bray was second with 80 points on count back over 3rd placed John Stroud who also returned 80 points. Richard Wilson Won the best scratch score prize over 18 holes with a gross 69 with Simon Chaney 2nd. All winners received their awards from Captain Kelvin Cleere in a packed club house, evening entertainment followed ending a very successful week at the club.
Captain Kelvin Cleere with overall winner Terry Weller
Richard Wilson Scratch prize winner
Dereham Golf Club – It’s been a busy week!
On Sunday 15th May Dereham Golf Club’s juniors’ team visited Sheringham Golf Club to take on their team in the K K Smith junior county knockout. Our boys found the course tough on what was a very blustery day along the North Norfolk coast. In spite of their hard fought efforts they lost 14 down.
Team photo shows Club Captain Kelvin Cleere, Junior Vice Captain Lewis Bates, Nic Cains, Jamie Beeby, Ryan Thorogood and Team Organiser Colin Tucker.
Dereham Ladies played in their Closed Meeting on the following Tuesday. 26 ladies played an 18 hole medal round in the morning, followed by 9 holes greensomes in the afternoon. There were some excellent scores in both competitions and the excitement of a hole-in-one on the 12th for Elizabeth Bench.
Photo: All winners with Ladies Captain Dianne Wilkinson (3rd left) and Ladies President Maggie Wingate (6th from left)