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Members - Juniors

 

Dereham Golf Club has always had a thriving junior section and currently has around 30 junior members, 8 of which are girls.

The junior section has its own committee lead by junior organiser Jane Bizley. The regular committee meetings are attended by the Club Captain, Club Professional, committee members, junior captain and vice-captain in order for them to be involved in the running of the section.

This year our junior captain is 17 year-old Maisie Farrelly who has been a junior for 7 years. Maisie plays off 11 and is a member of our junior squads, ladies teams and also the County girls’ squad. Her vice-captain is Liam Kevern, who is also 17. He has been a member for 10 years, has a 13 handicap and plays in our junior teams.

Our juniors enjoy a busy programme throughout the year with monthly competitions from February to October for all levels playing 18, 9 or 5 holes. We are extremely lucky to receive donations from both members and local companies to support our competitions, providing juniors with cups, trophies and prizes. We have Monday Club which runs from April to August enabling junior members to get out on the course for two hours a week with supervision by the junior committee and DBS checked helpers. Over the winter months we enjoy a Christmas party, which last year was a visit to the local sports centre for a mix of activities, and a pre-season get together for juniors and parents.

Many of our juniors, both boys and girls, have played for the County and some of the girls have also played for the Ladies County teams. In 2016 Maisie was one of 20 girls to make the Abraham Trophy, which is a national event, her second consecutive year. Some of our girls and boys are regularly selected for the County teams and one of previous junior captain’s Immy Leeder now studies at the Lee Westwood Golf School in Stoke-by-Nayland.

Our juniors are encouraged to enter as many events as possible both at home and around the county, especially junior opens at other clubs. Once again we have seen many successes throughout the past season and we are always very proud of what all our juniors achieve.

Dereham Golf Club also hosts a Junior Open on the first Friday in August every year which is always well supported. This is open to juniors from all Clubs, far and wide, who have active CONGU handicaps and also to our own juniors.

We are very proud of our juniors and their achievements and this is always recognised in our end of season presentation evening in October which is attended by not only our juniors and their families but also by Club & County officials and some of our sponsors.

We look forward to another successful year and welcoming more new junior members into Dereham Golf Club’s friendly and encouraging junior section.

 

 


Scratch Cup and Wiseman Trphy

Due to bad weather in March the Scratch Cup and Wiseman Trophy competition was postponed.

Last Monday evening saw 14 juniors competing in the 9 & 5 holes competitions. The Scratch Cup was won by Hayden with a gross 53, runner-up was Arthur on 61. In the Wiseman Trophy Kaitlyn out-shone all the boys with a net 36 with newcomer Thomas taking the runner-up prize. The 5 holes competition was a first win for Charlotte who only joined the Club in March with the runner-up prize going to Archie. All winners were presented with salvers and winners and runners-up also received pro shop vouchers all sponsored by John Batty.


Dereham Golf Club will be hosting their Junior Open on Friday 3rd August. Application forms are available from the Club’s website or from junior organiser Jane Bizley on 01362 693153 or at janeebizley@hotmail.com


Jane Bizley
Junior organiser
7th July 2018


Steve Jack Trophies

 

Dereham Golf Club Junior Section

 

On a hot and sunny Bank Holiday Monday Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2018 season by playing for the Steve Jack Trophies.

 

The competition saw some good scores at all levels. The Steve Jack Salver (best gross) was retained for the third year by Max Jacobs with a gross 75; second was Joe Crane gross 84. The Steve Jack Cup (best net) was won by junior vice-captain Liam Kevern with a net 72 (85-13-72), second was Jen Brown also with net 72 losing out on countback. In the 9 holes competition Jude Marsden-Mooney made a return to the golf course claiming the gross prize while Kaitlyn Auld took the net prize. There was also a 5 holes competition which was won by newcomer Charlie Wood pipping Toby Bennett to the post by one shot. All winners received salvers and pro shop vouchers which were presented by John Batty who had kindly sponsored the event.

 

Past Ladies President Sheila Brightwell presented the Winter Tournament trophy to Joe Crane as the 2018 winner. Joe & Jen Brown were the two divisional winners with Joe winning the play off at the final hole. Joe also received a Wilson Staff tour bag kindly donated by Club Professional Will Cross.

The draw for the summer knockout also took place with 13 juniors participating over the coming months.

 

The junior season continues with The Ashfield Cup and the Worthington Shield on Monday 28th May at 1pm.

 

 

Jane Bizley

Junior organiser

8th May 2018

 

 


Ashfield Cup

Dereham Golf Club Junior Section

 

On the second May bank holiday Monday Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2018 season by playing for the Ashfield Cup, kindly sponsored by Past Captain Nigel Elmar, and the Worthington Trophy, sponsored by Dillington Hall Estate.

 

The Ashfield Cup saw Max Jacobs retain his title with a gross 80 whilst Sam Devonport won the Worthington Trophy with a net 71 (83-12-71). Runners-up were Immy Leeder gross 84 and George Sommerville net 72. The winners’ salvers and prize vouchers were presented by Nigel Elmar.

 

In the 9 holes competition Arthur Leeder was back on form shooting a great net score of 28 to take the Worthington Trophy salver, followed by runner-up Hayden Lambert. In the 5 holes competition a very happy Toby Bennett took the winner’s salver beating Charlie Wood by one shot and Charlotte Abbs came third. Their prizes were also presented by Nigel Elmar. Winners and runners up received vouchers for the pro shop.

 

The junior season continues on June 10th with the Captain’s Junior Prize & Larking Gowen Championship at 1pm.

 

Dereham Golf Club will host its annual sponsored Junior Open on Friday 3rd August, tee times from 12 noon. Please see website for details or contact junior organiser Jane Bizley on 01362 693153.

 

 

 

Jane Bizley

Junior organiser

29th May 2018


Captain's Junior Prize Competition

Dereham Golf Club Junior Section

 

On a warm Sunday afternoon our 18 holes junior competition saw Sam win the Captain’s Junior Prize competition, whilst Joe took the Larking Gowen Junior Championship claret jug, which were kindly sponsored by Club Captain Graham Howe and Larking Gowen, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

 

Sam was pleased to win the Captain’s Prize completing the course with a net 67, playing off a 12 handicap. Captain Graham Howe presented him with a salver and the Captain’s putter. The Captain also presented the second place prize Immy (net 70).

 

Joe playing off an 11 handicap won the Larking Gowen Championship with an amazing gross 75 winning on countback thanks to a birdie at the 18th. He was presented with the Larking Gowen Championship claret jug and voucher for the pro’ shop by Chris Greeves, a partner with the firm. Mr. Greeves also presented runner-up Max (also gross 75) with a pro’ shop voucher.

 

Also during the afternoon there was a 9-hole competition which saw Arthur continuing his good form to take the gross prize whilst Kaitlyn took the net prize with Charlie overall third. All received commemorative salvers. Six of our younger juniors took part in a 5-hole competition which was won by Toby with Jaccob in second place, both of whom received salvers. Our other 5-hole players each received bags of golf tees.

 

 “Once again the weather was perfect for what is one of our biggest competitions of the year. 19 juniors, which is 70% of them, took part in the three levels of competition, with some good scores from those in the prizes, both gross and net” said junior organiser Jane Bizley. “It is always a special day with a great atmosphere in the clubhouse. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and we are most grateful to our Captain, Graham Howe, and to our sponsors Larking Gowen for their support and sponsorship once again this year,” she added.

 

Chris Greeves said “Dereham’s junior section is a credit to the Club and it is down to the hard work of the junior committee. He went on to say you are very lucky to have the junior set-up which you have at Dereham and so many junior members while others struggle”. The Captain said “As Captain of Dereham Golf Club today has been a great start to my Captain’s week and also to see some great golf especially from our younger juniors.”

 

 

 

Jane Bizley, Junior Organiser

12th June 2018

 


N.V.S Cup and Easter Trophy

On a miserable wet spring day with difficult playing conditions Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued their 2018 season by playing for the N.V.S.Cup and the Easter Trophy, kindly sponsored by Andy & Chrissie Brown of NVS.

The day saw junior captain Maisie winning the N.V.S. Cup with a gross 86 with Hakan taking the runner-up prize with a gross 91. In the 18 holes Easter Trophy competition Jen  won with a net 66 with Lily  taking the net runner-up prize with a net 74.

The 9 holes competition saw Vinnie taking the gross prize and Arthur making his debut at this level taking the net prize. Kaitlyn won the 5 holes competition with her brother Jacob as runner-up. Andy & Chrissie Brown presented the winners with their salvers, vouchers and Easter eggs.

The juniors continue their competitions with the Steve Jack Trophies on Monday 7th May.

 


Jane Bizley
Junior organiser


Valentines Trophies

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members started the 2018 season in bright sunshine by playing for the Valentine Trophies.

The dry conditions meant the 18 holes Stableford competition saw some excellent scores with Joe taking top prize with 42 points, followed by junior captain Maisie on 39 points and Immy taking third place on countback with 38 points. Each received prize money and chocolates which were kindly donated and presented by Past Ladies President Mrs Jill Trudgill. In the 5 holes competition Arthur continued his success from last season with his first win for 2018. Junior organiser Jane Bizley thanked Jill Trudgill for her continued support and said it had been a good start to the new season. Captain Graham Howe said it had been a great afternoon and he had seen some good golf from the younger juniors as well as excellent scores from the older ones.

 

The junior season continues with the Scratch Cup and Wiseman Trophy on Sunday 18th  March at 1pm and Monday Club will begin on Monday 9th April.

 

 

 


Junior finish the season in style

On a bright and breezy Sunday afternoon Dereham Juniors finished their season in fine style by playing for the Alarming UK Ltd salvers, with good scores at all levels.

In the 18 holes competition junior captain Matthew Goodman lead the field with an excellent 40 points off a 16 handicap. Close on his tail was Max Jacobs also with 40 points losing on countback with third place for Liam Kevern with 36 points. Matthew received the Alarming UK Ltd salver from the Captain and all three received pro’ shop vouchers.

The 9 holes competition was won by Hayden Lambert with 19 points. He was presented with the 9 holes salver and a pro’ shop voucher. The Autumn Cup for the 5 holes competition was won by Arthur Leeder who also received a salver and voucher.

Following this final qualifier Captain Ray Wicks made the annual presentation of cups and trophies. End of year awards went to Liam Kevern winner of the 18 holes summer eclectic and winner of 9 holes eclectic Jude Marsden-Mooney. Maisie Farrelly retained the summer knockout title and was presented with the Andrew Stringer Trophy. The Watts Trophy, the recipient of which is chosen by the junior committee, went to Charlie Eke who only joined the Club in July 2016. A full clubhouse of Club and County dignitaries, parents and grandparents heard a report on the events of the year from junior organiser Jane Bizley, followed by the announcement that the new Junior Captain would be Maisie Farrelly and her vice-captain would be Liam Kevern. Outgoing junior captain Matthew Goodman then gave a brief resume of his year and then presented 2018 junior captain Maisie and her vice-captain Liam with their shirts & jumpers. Maisie gave an excellent speech encouraging all juniors to work hard at their golf in the coming year and said she would help them in any way she could to improve their games and get their handicaps. She presented Matthew with a gift commemorating his year as junior captain. Both the Captain and Club Chairman Kevin Joy congratulated all the juniors on their excellent achievements this season and thanked the junior committee for their hard work.

Junior members will now look forward to their Christmas party at Dereham Leisure Centre on Saturday 9th December and then start 2018 with their pre-season night on 5th January.

 

Photographs

(1) all winners with Captain Ray Wicks

(2) Past present & future Junior Captains Matthew Goodman, Maisie Farrelly & Liam Kevern

(3) Charlie Eke, recipient of the Watts Trophy


Bosham & Emsworth - Wallace Trophy - Corroless Trophies

On a breezy and showery September Sunday afternoon Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued their season by playing for the Bosham & Emsworth Cup (gross) Wallace Trophy (net) and the Corroless Trophies.

The 18 holes gross competition sponsored by Will & Christine Sommerville saw Max Jacobs retain the Bosham-Emsworth Cup with a gross 79. Joe Crane took second place with a gross 81 pipping Liam Kevern into third place on countback. In the Wallace Trophy Freya Biles who recently returned to Dereham found her form shooting a net 65 (81-16-65) with George Sommerville close on her tail with a net 67 (87-20-67). Third place went to Charlotte Chisholm with a net 72. The winners received salvers and all players received vouchers for the pro shop.

The 9 holes competition, which is sponsored annually by Andrew Hunt of Corroless Eastern in Dereham, also saw some good scores. Making good progress since joining the Club this year Hayden Lambert took the gross prize of the Corroless Shield with the net prize of the Corroless Cup going to Jude-Marsden-Mooney. The 5 holes competition saw Arthur Leeder continuing his outstanding season with another win.

The junior season finishes on Sunday 15th October with the Alarming UK Ltd Salvers and the annual presentation of cups and trophies by the Captain.

 

Photos:above

1 – Jude, Arthur & Hayden

2 – Sponsor Will Sommerville, George Sommerville, Max Jacobs, Joe Crane & Liam Kevern


August Bank Holiday

August Bank Holiday Monday saw the annual adult/junior greensome competitions being competed for in glorious sunshine at Dereham Golf Club.

The 18-hole Alec Porter Shield, which is played by those with CONGU handicaps, saw 12 pairs playing with the eventual winners being Caroline Cuddihy and Joe Crane with a fantastic 42 points. Simon & Charlotte Chisholm were pipped into second place with 41 points beating Stuart and Matthew Goodman on countback.

The 9-hole Bob Lees Trophies, which are for juniors without a CONGU handicap, saw 6 pairs competing. The winners were Brad and Vinnie Rix who scored an incredible 27 points having last won the title in 2013. Runners up were Richard and Hayden Lambert with 23 points.

Club Vice-President Peter Brightwell presented all winners with commemorative salvers and vouchers for the pro shop.

Nearest the pin prizes went to Matthew Goodman in the 18 holes competition and Richard and Hayden in the 9 holes.

The season continues with the Bosham Emsworth Cup, Wallace Trophy & Corroless Trophies this Sunday 10th September and closes on Sunday 15th October with the Alarming UK salvers and presentation night.

 

Photograph:

Brad & Vinnie Rix, Vice-President Peter Brightwell, Caroline Cuddihy & Joe Crane


Juniors Finish In Style

 

Monday 21st August saw five teams of Dereham juniors and adult helpers enjoying the last Monday Club of the season by playing a Texas Scramble. Played over 7 holes each of the four members of the teams played their part by having to take at least one of their drives. With only one shot between all five teams the winning team led by junior Joe Crane, along with Andy Brown, Freya Biles, and 8 year old Toby Bennett won on countback having scored an eagle on the 5th hole. Each member of the team received a bag of chocolates and all other players were given bars of chocolate as the 2017 Monday Club season came to a close. Monday Club runs from April to August and is primarily for junior members without handicaps giving them a chance to practise their golf on the course under adult supervision.

Dereham’s junior season continues with the Alec Porter Shield and the Bob Lees trophies on bank holiday Monday

Picture – all the juniors and helpers who participated in this event 


2017 Junior Open

Junior Open 2017

L to R back: Immy Leeder, Jack Thorps, Hakan Tpkbay, Jamie Fox, President Mike Hopping, Emma Bambridge, Jennifer Brown, Poppy Beales, Nellie Ong & Eve Neild 

 

August 4th saw 31 junior golfers play for the new Claret Jug & the Rivett Trophy in the 28th Dereham Junior Open of which 40% of players were girls. Competitors came from all over Norfolk and one or two from neighbouring counties for a field producing some amazing scores. President Mike Hopping started the juniors off the first tee and helpers were situated around the course to help look for wayward balls.

At the end of a dry and blustery summer afternoon, and following tea, the presentations were made by the President. The inaugural winner of the claret jug for the best scratch score was Dereham’s Immy Leeder with a gross 73. In second place was Jack Thorpe gross 79 (Girton) third Jamie Fox gross 80 ocb (Bawburgh) and fourth Luke Green gross 80 (Ipswich). The Rivett Trophy was won by 11 year old Nellie Ong (Eaton) who shot a fantastic net 64 (100-36-64). In second place was Emma Bambridge net 65 (Bawburgh), third place Jennifer Brown net 67 (Dereham) and fourth Eve Neild net 68 (Royal Norwich). The day was very kindly sponsored by Intelligent Logistics Solutions Ltd.

The Captain, Ladies Captain, President & Ladies President sponsored nearest the pin and longest drive prizes. The winners of these were Poppy Beales from Middleton Hall, Eve Neild from Royal Norwich and Hakan Tokbay from Dereham. The nearest the pin for boys was not won as none of the boys hit the 8th green!


Juniors - Cuddihy Cup & the Silver Medal

Sam Devonport, Immy Leeder, Joe Crane & Hakan Tokbay

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2017 season by playing for the Cuddihy Cup & the Silver Medal kindly sponsored by Brian Cuddihy and Club member Cindy Tufts.

In spite of the very wet weather there were some amazing scores. The Cuddihy Cup was won by Immy Leeder with a gross 76 playing off a 6 handicap. The Silver Medal was won by Joe Crane with an excellent net 64 (77-13-64). Newcomer Sam Devonport, playing in his first Dereham competition came second (81-17-64) and Hakan Tokbay third (83-18-65).

In the 9 holes gross competition Jude Marsden-Mooney took the Silver Medal prize with Charley Brett as runner-up. The 5 holes competition saw another win for 7 year old Arthur Leeder with Will Farrelly taking the runner-up prize. Winners in all categories received salvers and pro’ shop vouchers presented by junior organiser Jane Bizley & Past President Peter Lilwall

Charley Brett (back), Arthur Leeder, Will Farrelly & Jude Marsden-Mooney

Dereham Golf Club is hosting its annual Junior Open on Friday 4th August and still has a handful of spaces. Please contact Jane Bizley as soon as possible on 01362 693153 if you would like to enter.

The junior season continues on Monday 28th August with the Alec Porter Shield and the Bob Lees Trophies.

 


Junior news update

Due to a lack of 9 hole players on May Day bank holiday their Steve Jack trophy competition was postponed.

Monday evening saw five boys competing for the gross and net prizes with Jude Marsden-Mooney taking the gross prize with an amazing gross 50 and Hayden Lambert winning the net prize with a net 38. This was Hayden’s first win since joining the Club earlier this year. Both boys were presented with salvers and pro shop vouchers by the Club’s Vice-President Peter Brightwell.

The junior season continues with The Silver Medal on Sunday 16th July.

Dereham Golf Club will be hosting their Junior Open on Friday 4th August. Application forms are available from the Club’s website or from junior organiser Jane Bizley on 01362 693153 or at janeebizley@hotmail.com

 

PicHayden Lambert & Jude Marsden-Mooney

 


Latest Junior News

 

On a rather breezy Sunday afternoon our 18 holes junior competition saw Lily Farrelly win the Captain’s Junior Prize competition, whilst Max Jacobs took the Larking Gowen Junior Championship claret jug, which were kindly sponsored by Club Captain Ray Wicks and Larking Gowen, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

Lily was pleased to win the Captain’s Prize completing the course with a net 65, playing off a 17 handicap. Captain Ray Wicks presented her with a new golf bag and the Captain’s putter. The Captain also presented prizes to second place Charlotte Chisholm (net 71 ocb) and third place George Sommerville (net 71).

Max Jacobs led the field of 12 juniors and won with a gross 77 off a 5 handicap. He was presented with the Larking Gowen Championship claret jug and voucher for the pro’ shop by Chris Greeves, a partner with the firm. Mr. Greeves also presented pro’ shop vouchers to second place Lim Kevern (gross 82) and third place Joe Crane (gross 87).

Also during the afternoon there was a 9-hole competition which saw Charlie Eke in fine form to take the gross prize over rival Charley Brett who was the gross runner up. Charlie Eke received a commemorative salver and both boys received vouchers. The net prize winner was Vinnie Rix who had recently returned to the Club. The Captain presented Vinnie with a Titleist golf cap and other 9 hole players Hayden Lambert and Tom Moss-Hobbs with prizes too. Six of our younger juniors took part in a 5-hole competition which was won by Arthur Leeder, closely followed by Will Farrelly. Arthur received a winners salver and both boys received vouchers all presented by the Captain.

“The weather was perfect for what is one of our biggest competitions of the year. 23 juniors, which is almost 90% of them, took part in the three levels of competition, with some good scores from those in the prizes, both gross and net” said junior organiser Jane Bizley. “It is always a special day with a great atmosphere in the clubhouse. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and we are most grateful to our Captain, Ray Wicks, and to our sponsors Larking Gowen for their support and sponsorship once again this year,” she added.

Chris Greeves said “Dereham’s junior section is a credit to the Club and it is down to the hard work of the junior committee. He went on to say you are still the envy of many clubs in the county many of whom are far bigger clubs than Dereham”. The Captain said “As Captain of Dereham Golf Club I am pleased to see so many people here today and thanked Jane Bizley and the junior committee for their hard work throughout the year.”

 

Photograph: Centre Chris Greeves of Larking Gowen, right Captain Ray Wicks with winners and runners-up of all categories in the Larking Gowen Championship and Captain’s Junior Prize.

 


May Day Bank Holiday Junior Competition

Max Jacobs, Professional Andrew Marshall, Immy Leeder

On the second May bank holiday Monday Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2017 season by playing for the Ashfield Cup, kindly donated by David Ashfield, and the Worthington Trophy, sponsored by Dillington Hall Estate.

There were some excellent competition scores which saw Max Jacobs playing off a handicap of 5 shoot a gross 69 to take the Ashfield Cup. Past junior captain Immy Leeder equalled the ladies course record with a gross 73, net 65, winning the Worthington Trophy. Their salvers and prize vouchers were presented by professional Andrew Marshall who had popped into the Club on a quick visit.

In the 9 holes competition Charlie Eke shot a great net score of 34 to take the Worthington Trophy salver, closely followed by runner-up Charley Brett. In the 5 holes competition Kaitlyn Auld took the winner’s salver beating Arthur Leeder by one shot. Their prizes were presented by junior organiser Jane Bizley.

All winners and runners up received vouchers for the pro shop.

The junior season continues on June 11th with the Captain’s Junior Prize & Larking Gowen Championship at 1pm.

Dereham Golf Club will host its annual sponsored Junior Open on Friday 4th August, tee times from 12 noon. Please see website for details or contact junior organiser Jane Bizley on 01362 693153.

 back – Charley Brett & Charlie Eke. Front Arthur Leeder & Kaitlyn Auld


Latest News from the Juniors...

On a cold showery Bank Holiday Monday Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2017 season by playing for the Steve Jack Trophies.

All 5 hole players

The competition saw some good scores at all levels. The Steve Jack Salver (best gross) was retained by Max Jacobs with a gross 79; second was Joe Crane gross 82. The Steve Jack Cup (best net) was won by George Sommerville with a net 66 (92-26-66), second was Charlotte Chisholm (92-18-74). There was also a 5 holes competition which was won by 7 year old Arthur Leeder. Arthur received a salver and a voucher for a golf lesson. All 5 hole players received a golf-related prize. 18 hole winners and runners up received pro’ shop vouchers which were presented Sheila Brightwell.

18 hole winner and runners up - Charlotte Chisholm, George Sommerville & Joe Crane

Past Ladies President Sheila Brightwell presented the Winter Tournament trophy to Charlotte Chisholm as the 2017 winner. Charlotte and Hakan Tokbay were the two divisional winners with Charlotte then winning the play off. The draw for the summer knockout also took place with 12 juniors participating over the coming months.

Sheila Brightwell & Charlotte Chisholm

The junior season continues with The Ashfield Cup and the Worthington Shield on Monday 29th May at 1pm.


Norfolk Schools Championship 2017

Six juniors from Dereham Golf Club recently took part in the 22nd Norfolk Schools Championship which was hosted by Eaton Golf Club with an excellent field of 57 players.

The event saw Dereham’s Lily Farrelly become the 2017 U14 Girls’ Champion with a net 70 off an 18 handicap.

Representing Northgate High School were Lily, her sister Maisie and Joe Crane who took the runners-up place losing out to a team from Easton College.

Photograph: Northgate team (L to R) Joe Crane, Norfolk Schools U14 Girls Champion Lily Farrelly & Maisie Farrelly 


Juniors - NVS CUP & EASTER TROPHY

18 holes winners and runners-up – Joe Crane, Max Jacobs, sponsor Chrissie Brown, Maisie Farrelly and Liam Kevern

On a warm and bright spring day Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued their 2017 season by playing for the N.V.S.Cup and the Easter Trophy, kindly sponsored by Andy & Chrissie Brown of NVS. Simon Chisholm of Gressenhall Post Office & Stores donated Easter eggs for all players.

The day saw Max Jacobs retain the N.V.S. Cup with a gross 73 (handicap 5) with Joe Crane taking the runner-up prize with a gross 82 (handicap 14). In the 18 holes Easter Trophy competition Maisie Farrelly won with a net 67 with Liam Kevern taking the net runner-up prize with a net 70. The 9 holes competition once again saw Charley Brett taking the gross prize and Charlie Eke the net prize. The 5 holes competition saw Toby Bennett achieve his first win for 2017. Chrissie Brown presented the winners with their salvers and vouchers and all players with Easter eggs.

5 & 9 holes winners Chrissie Brown with Charley Brett, Toby Bennett & Charlie Eke

The juniors continue their competitions with the Steve Jack Trophies on Monday 1st May.

 


Juniors latest news.....

 

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2017 season by playing for the Scratch Cup and the Wiseman Trophy sponsored by club member John Batty.

On another sunny spring afternoon the 18 holes Scratch Cup was won by Immy Leeder  with a gross 78, followed by Liam Kevern with a gross 84. The Wiseman Trophy saw Charlotte Chisholm taking top slot with an excellent net 65 beating junior captain Matthew Goodman (84-17-67) into second place. Charley Brett won the 9 holes scratch competition and Charlie Eke the 9 holes net prize. The 5 holes competition saw Will Farrelly take home his first piece of silverware since joining the junior section. Prizes and salvers were presented by John Batty.

 

The junior season continues with the N V S CUP & Easter Trophy on Sunday 2nd April.

18 hole winners – L to R: Matthew Goodman, Charlotte Chisholm, John Batty, Immy Leeder & Liam Kevern

9 & 5 holesL to R: Charley Brett, John Batty, Charlie Eke with Will Farrelly at the front


Juniors season starts......with Valentine Trophies

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members started the 2017 season in fine weather by playing for the Valentine Trophies.

The better conditions meant the 18 holes Stableford competition saw some excellent scores with junior captain Matthew Goodman taking top prize with 40 points, followed by Immy Leeder with 38 points. Each received prize money and gifts which were kindly donated and presented by Ladies President Mrs Jill Trudgill. In the 9 holes competition Charlie Eke started the season well with his first-ever win with 19 points, second place went to Charley Brett on 17 points. The 5 holes competition was won by Kaitlyn Auld, also with a first win since joining last year. Junior organiser Jane Bizley thanked Jill Trudgill for providing the players with chocolates and prizes and said it had been a good start to the new season. She also welcomed Vinnie Rix and Hayden Lambert who played their first competition having recently joined the Club.

The junior season continues with the Scratch Cup and Wiseman Trophy on Sunday 12th   March at 1pm and Monday Club will begin on Monday 10th April.

 

Photos:

Immy Leeder, Ladies President Jill Trudgill and Matthew Goodman

Kaitlyn Auld, Ladies President Jill Trudgill & Charlie Eke


Junior Trophy Winners 2016

 Dereham Golf Club

Junior Trophy Winners 2016

Names in brackets are 5 nor 9 hole winners but no trophy presented

 

Winter Eclectic                                            Immy Leeder        

 

Valentine Cup (18 holes)                                       Maisie Farrelly (46 pts)                     

 

Valentine Cup (9 holes)                               Jacob Hales (net 17) 

                                                                                       (5 holes Dylan Redwood)

 

Scratch Cup (gross 18)                                Joe Crane (gross 88)      

                                                                                      (9 holes Jacob Hales)

 

Wiseman Trophy (net 18)                            Hakan Tokbay (net 71)  

(9 holes Jude Marsden-Mooney, 5 holes Jennifer Brown)

 

N V S Cup (gross 18)                                   Max Jacobs (gross 78)

 

N V S Cup (9 holes gross)                            Korie Lelacheur (gross 68)

 

Easter Trophy                                              Lily Farrelly (net 67)      

 

Easter Trophy (9 holes)                               Jude Marsden-Mooney (net 51)

                                                                                      (5 holes Reuben Walker)

 

Steve Jack Cup (best net 18)                        Immy Leeder (net 69)

 

Steve Jack Salver (best gross 18)                 Max Jacobs (gross 75) retained trophy

 

Steve Jack Memorial Trophy (9 holes net)    Korie Lelacheur (net 39)

 

Steve Jack Trophy     (9 holes gross)            Jude Marsden-Mooney (gross 62)              

                                                                                                (5 holes Sam Rose)

 

The Ashfield Cup (18 holes gross)              Joe Crane (gross 87)

 

The Ashfield Cup (9 holes gross)                Charley Brett (gross 57)

 

Worthington Shield (net)                                       George Sommerville (net 68)          

 

Worthington Shield (9 holes)                       Jennifer Brown (net 35)

                                                                                                (5 holes Arthur Leeder)

 

Captain’s Shield (18 gross) + putter           Immy Leeder (gross 84)

 

Larking Gowen Championship (18 net)       Hakan Tokbay (net 71)                               

 

Captains Junior Prize (9 gross)                    Charley Brett (gross 56)

 

Larking Gowen Cup (9 net)                          Bailey Lelacheur (net 40)

 

Larking Gowen Cup (5 holes)                      Reuben Walker

 

Cuddihy Cup (gross)                                    Immy Leeder (gross 85)          

 

Cuddihy Cup (9 holes gross)                       Charley Brett (gross 59)

 

2004 Silver Medal (nett)                              Louise Kennedy (net 65)          

 

Silver Medal (9 holes)                                  Jennifer Brown (net 41)

                                                                                                (5 holes – Arthur Leeder)

 

                            

Bob Lees Trophies          (9 holes)                         Julie Bray & Tom Moss-Hobbs (21points) retained

 

Alec Porter Shield (18 holes)                       John Batty & Hakan Tokbay (43 points)

 

The Bosham & Emsworth Cup (gross)                    Max Jacobs (gross 77)

         

Wallace Trophy (net)                                   Joe Crane (net 67)

 

Corroless Shield (9 holes gross)                  Jennifer Brown (gross 57)                 

 

Corroless Cup (9 holes net)                         Tom Moss-Hobbs (net 42)                

                                                                                                (5 holes Arthur Leeder)

 

Alarming UK Ltd salver (18 holes)               Lily Farrelly (41 points)                                                  

 

Alarming UK Ltd salver (9 holes)                 Gareth Catchpole (21 points)

         

Autumn Cup (5 holes)                                 Toby Bennett

 

Medals for 5 & 9 hole players –                   Jaccob Auld, Kaitlyn Auld, Toby Bennett, Charlie Eke, Will Farrelly, Sam Rose, Esme Walker

 

Andrew Stringer Cup (summer knockout)   Maisie Farrelly

 

Captains Team v Junior Captains team        Match halved, trophy presented on the day

 

Summer Eclectic over 18 holes                   Matthew Goodman

                                                                                                         

Summer Eclectic over 9 holes                     Charley Brett & Tom Moss-Hobbs (shared)

                                                                                       

Best 5 holes of the year                               Arthur Leeder                

 

Watts Trophy                                               Joe Crane

 


Juniors - Finish the Season in Style

 

 

On a bright and breezy Sunday afternoon Dereham Juniors finished their season in fine style by playing for the Alarming UK Ltd salvers, with good scores at all levels.

In the 18 holes competition Lily Farrelly lead the field with an excellent 41 points off a 19 handicap. Close on her tail was last year’s winner Hakan Tokbay with 40, third Max Jacobs with 39 points on countback to Joe Crane. Lily received the Alarming UK Ltd salver from the Vice-Captain and all three received pro’ shop vouchers.

The 9 holes competition was won by Gareth Catchpole with 21 points. He was presented with the 9 holes salver and a pro’ shop voucher. The Autumn Cup for the 5 holes competition was won by Toby Bennett. This was Toby’s first win since joining Dereham in the early summer. He also received a salver and voucher.

Following this final qualifier Vice-Captain Ray Wicks and some of our sponsors made the annual presentation of cups and trophies. End of year awards went to Matthew Goodman winner of the 18 holes summer eclectic and shared winners of 9 holes eclectic Charley Brett and Tom Moss-Hobbs. Maisie Farrelly won this year’s summer knockout title and was presented with the Andrew Stringer Trophy. The Watts Trophy, the recipient of which is chosen by the junior committee, went to Joe Crane. A packed clubhouse of Club and County dignitaries, parents and grandparents heard a report on the events of the year from junior organiser Jane Bizley, followed by the announcement that the new Junior Captain would be Matthew Goodman and his vice-captain would be Maisie Farrelly. Outgoing junior captain Immy Leeder then gave a brief resume of her year and then presented 2017 junior captain Matthew and his vice-captain Maisie with their shirts & jumpers. Matthew gave an excellent speech encouraging all juniors to work hard at their golf in the coming year and said he would help them in any way he could to improve their games and get their handicaps. He presented Immy with a gift commemorating her year as junior captain. The Vice-Captain congratulated all the juniors on their excellent achievements this season and thanked the junior committee for their hard work. Lastly junior chairman Simon Chisholm closed the evening with a few words and thanks to Jane Bizley for all her hard work once again this season. She was presented with a bouquet and a voucher for the pro’ shop by Arthur Leeder.

Junior members will now look forward to their annual Christmas party at Strikes on Saturday 10th December and then start 2017 with their pre-season night on 20th January.


Juniors - Bosham & Emsworth Cup

 

 

On a beautiful September Sunday afternoon Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued their season by playing for the Bosham & Emsworth Cup (gross) Wallace Trophy (net) and the Corroless Trophies.

 

The 18 holes gross competition saw the return of Max Jacobs who was injured playing football in the early summer. With the lower part of his right leg still in a frame Max was transported by buggy returning to good form to win the Bosham-Emsworth Cup with a gross 77. Maisie Farrelly took second place with gross 82. In the Wallace Trophy Joe Crane continued his good form shooting a net 67 (84-17-67) with Liam Kevern close on his tail with a net 68 (82-14-68). The winners received salvers and all players received vouchers for the pro shop.

 

The 9 holes competition, which is sponsored annually by Andrew Hunt of Corroless Eastern in Dereham, also saw some excellent scores. Up and coming Jennifer Brown took the gross prize of the Corroless Shield with the net prize of the Corroless Cup going to Tom Moss-Hobbs. The 5 holes competition saw Arthur Leeder claim his fourth win of the season. Thanks to Mr Hunts generosity all were presented with prizes and golf balls.

 

The junior season finishes on Sunday 16th October with the Alarming UK Ltd Salvers and the annual presentation of cups and trophies by the Captain.

 

 

 

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all the 5 & 9 hole players with Jennifer, Tom & Arthur showing off their salvers

Maisie Farrelly, Max Jacobs, Joe Crane & Liam Kevern

 


Juniors ...Last Monday Club of the season

all the juniors who participated in this event 

Monday 22nd August saw seven teams of Dereham juniors and adult helpers enjoying the last Monday Club of the season by playing a mini Texas Scramble. Played over 5 holes each of the four members of the teams played their part by each taking one drive with the extra drive being taken by the least experienced player playing from the blue tees. The winning team was led by junior committee member Peter Brightwell, along with Freya Biles, Gareth Catchpole and 7 year old Toby Bennett. Each member of the team received a chocolate orange and all junior players were given packets of sweets as the 2016 Monday Club season came to a close. Monday Club is primarily for junior members without handicaps giving them a chance to practise their golf on the course under adult supervision. Over the past 18 weeks which included three wet Mondays an average of 9 juniors attended each week, plus our more experienced juniors who come along to assist the younger ones.

Peter Brightwell, Toby Bennett, Freya Biles & Gareth Catchpole


Junior Rivett Trophy

 

August 5th saw 33 junior golfers play for the Rivett Trophy in the 27th Dereham Junior Open. With competitors coming from all over Norfolk and a handful from Cambridgeshire the field produced some amazing scores. President Lance Seaman started all the juniors off the first tee and helpers were situated around the course to help look for wayward balls.

At the end of a warm summer afternoon, and following tea, the Rivett Trophy was presented by Club Captain David Ashfield to Fakenham Golf Club’s 11 year old Emily Reynolds who shot a fantastic net 65 (101-36-65); the scratch prize went to Barnham Broom’s Megan Mann with a gross 75 playing off 5. The day was again very kindly sponsored by the Bosham-Emsworth Trust; The Captain, Ladies Captain, President & Ladies President sponsored nearest the pin and longest drive prizes.

Other results were 2nd net Ethan Roberts, Middleton Hall, (91-25-66) 3rd Oliver Cullen, Middleton Hall (95-28-67) 4th Charlie Woodward, Barnham Broom, (92-24-68). 2nd gross, Josh Simpson, King’s Lynn 79, 3rd Liam Kevern, Dereham, 81 ocb, 4th Oliver Underhill-Smith, Barnham Broom, 81. Longest drive prizes went to Megan Mann and James Lester from Mundesley. Nearest the pin prizes went to Louise Kennedy (Dereham) and Charlie Woodward.

Photograph:

L to R back: Josh Simpson, Oliver Underhill-Smith, Liam Kevern, James Lester, scratch winner Megan Mann, Captain David Ashfield and President Lance Seaman

L to R front: Charlie Woodward, Ethan Roberts, Oliver Cullen, Louise Kennedy & winner of the Rivett trophy Emily Reynolds


Junior News Cuddihy Cup & the Silver Medal

 

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2016 season by playing for the Cuddihy Cup & the Silver Medal kindly sponsored by Club President Lance Seaman.

The Cuddihy Cup was won by junior captain Immy Leeder with a gross 85 playing off a 12 handicap, vice-captain Matthew Goodman, gross 87, took the runner up prize. The Silver Medal was won by Louise Kennedy, her first trophy since joining from Feltwell, with an excellent net 65 (90-25-65); George Sommerville came second with a net 73.

In the 9 holes gross competition Charley Brett picked up another win taking the gross prize whilst Jennifer Brown took the net competition prize. The 5 holes competition saw another win for 6 year old Arthur Leeder. Winners in all categories received salvers and pro’ shop vouchers presented by junior organiser Jane Bizley & junior committee chairman Simon Chisholm.

Dereham Golf Club is hosting its annual Junior Open on Friday 5th August and still has a handful of spaces. Please contact Jane Bizley as soon as possible on 01362 693153 if you would like to enter.

The junior season continues on Monday 29th August with the Alec Porter Shield and the Bob Lees Trophies.

Pictured aboved 

Pic 1 Charley Brett & Jennifer Brown with Arthur Leeder (front)

Pic 2 George Sommerville, Louise Kennedy, Immy Leeder, Matthew Goodman


Captains Junior Prize and Larking Gowen

 

On a rare sunny and warm Sunday our 18 holes junior competition saw junior captain Immy Leeder win the Captain’s Junior Prize competition, whilst Hakan Tokbay took the Larking Gowen Junior Championship claret jug, which were kindly sponsored by Club Captain, David Ashfield and Larking Gowen, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

 

Immy was delighted to win the Captain’s Prize completing the course with a gross 84, playing off a 12 handicap, having won the Larking Gowen Championship in 2015. Captain David Ashfield presented her with a glass trophy, a voucher for the pro’ shop and most importantly the Captain’s putter. The Captain also presented a voucher to runner-up Joe Crane with a gross 90.

 

Hakan led the field of 15 juniors and won with a net 71 (89-18-71). He was presented with the Larking Gowen claret jug and voucher for the pro’ shop by Chris Greeves, a partner with the firm. Mr. Greeves also presented runner up Tom Smart (100-28-72) with a pro’ shop voucher.

 

Also during the afternoon there was a 9-hole competition which saw Charley Brett take the gross prize. The Captain presented him with a trophy and a pro shop voucher. The net prize went to Bailey Lelacheur who received a commemorative salver and a pro shop voucher sponsored by Larking Gowen. Four of our younger juniors took part in a 5-hole competition which was won by Reuben Walker who joined the Club in March. Reuben also received a salver and pro-shop voucher donated by the Captain.

 

“After the awful weather we have been having it was a wonderful day for what is one of our biggest competitions of the year. 25 juniors, which is just over 70% of them, took part in the three levels of competition, with some good scores from those in the prizes, both gross and net” said junior organiser Jane Bizley. “It is always a special day with a great atmosphere in the clubhouse. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and we are most grateful to our Captain, David Ashfield, and to our sponsors Larking Gowen for their support and sponsorship once again this year,” she added.

 

Chris Greeves said “Dereham’s junior section is a credit to the Club and it is down to the hard work of the junior committee. He went on to say you are the envy of many clubs in the county many of whom are far bigger clubs than Dereham”. The Captain said “As Captain and a member of Dereham Golf Club one of the things I am very proud of is our junior section. I think much of your success has to do with all of the work and time the junior committee, pros, sponsors and helpers give to make it happen. Lastly I think you should all be proud members of Dereham Golf Club and give yourselves a round of applause.”


Photograph: Centre Chris Greeves of Larking Gowen, left Captain David Ashfield with winners and runners-up of all categories in the Larking Gowen Championship and Captain’s Junior Prize.


Juniors Blustery Bank Holiday

 

On a rather blustery bank holiday Monday Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2016 season by playing for the Ashfield Cup, kindly donated and sponsored by David Ashfield, and the Worthington Trophy, sponsored by Dillington Hall Estate.

 

The competition scores were affected by the strong winds but still saw some good play. Joe Crane won the Ashfield Cup with a gross 87, followed by junior captain Immy Leeder with a gross 90. In the Worthington Trophy George Sommerville had a good round to win his first 18 holes competition (96-28-68), second place went to junior vice-captain Matthew Goodman (91-16-75).In the 9 holes competition Charley Brett shot a great gross score of 57 to take the Ashfield Cup salver whilst Jennifer Brown played well in her first 9 hole competition to win the 9 holes Worthington Trophy salver with a net 35; overall third place went to Jude Marsden-Mooney. There was also a 5 holes competition which saw 6 year old Arthur Leeder taking the winner’s salver. The prizes were presented by Club Captain and sponsor David Ashfield. All winners and runners up received vouchers for the pro shop.

The junior season continues next weekend with the Captain’s Junior Prize & Larking Gowen Championship at 1pm.

 

Dereham Golf Club will host its annual sponsored Junior Open on Friday 5th August, tee times from 12 noon. Please see website for details or contact junior organiser Jane Bizley on 01362 693153.


Pic 1 – Captain David Ashfield with Jennifer Brown, Charley Brett & Arthur Leeder (front)

 

Pic 2 – Captain David Ashfield with Matthew Goodman, Joe Crane, George Sommerville & Immy Leeder

 


Juniors - Steve Jack Trophies

MAY BANK HOLIDAY JUNIORS

 18 hole winners and runners up, including Immy Leeder winner of the Winter Tournament

Over 20 of Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2016 season in sunshine and showers on Bank Holiday Monday by playing for the Steve Jack Trophies.

The competition saw some good scores at all levels. The Steve Jack Salver (best gross) was won by Max Jacobs with a gross 75; second was Joe Crane gross 89. The Steve Jack Cup (best net) was won by junior captain Immy Leeder with a net 69 (83-14-69), second was Tom Smart (99-28-71). In the 9 holes competition Jude Marsden-Mooney won the Steve Jack Trophy for the best gross score whilst the Steve Jack Memorial Trophy for the best net score went to Korie Lelacheur. There was also a 5 holes competition which was won by Sam Rose, with newcomer Arthur Leeder in second place and Jennifer Brown in third. All winners and runners up received pro’ shop vouchers which were presented by the Club’s junior organiser Jane Bizley and Sheila Brightwell.

5 & 9 hole winners and runners up with Jane Bizley

Past Ladies President Sheila Brightwell presented the Winter Tournament trophy to Immy Leeder who is the first girl to win this event and the draw for the summer knockout took place with 16 juniors participating over the coming months.

The junior season continues with The Ashfield Cup and the Worthington Shield on Monday 30th May at 1pm.


Juniors - New NVS Cup and Easter Trophy

On a bright spring day Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued their 2016 season by playing for the new N.V.S.Cup and the Easter Trophy, kindly sponsored by Andy & Chrissie Brown of NVS and club member John Batty. Simon Chisholm of Gressenhall Post Office & Stores donated Easter eggs for all players.

The inaugural winner of the N.V.S. Cup was Max Jacobs with a gross 78 (78-6-72) with Hakan Tokbay taking the runner-up prize with a gross 87 (87-19-68) In the 18 holes Easter Trophy competition Lily Farrelly won with a net 67 (89-22-67) with Elliott Daniells taking the net runner-up prize with a net 69 (93-24-69). The prizes were presented by Chrissie Brown and John Batty. The 9 holes competition saw a long awaited win for Korie Lelacheur and the 5 holes competition saw win for newcomer 8 year-old Reuben Walker. Chrissie Brown presented all players with prizes. The winners of all categories were presented with salvers and vouchers to spend in the pro shop.

 

The juniors continue their competitions with the Steve Jack Trophies on Monday 2nd May.

Photographs pictured above:

Easter Trophy 5 & 9 holes winners Chrissie Brown with Reuben Walker & Korie Lelacheur

NVS Cup & Easter trophy 18 holes winners and runners-up – sponsor Chrissie Brown, Hakan Tokbay, sponsor John Batty, Max Jacobs, Elliott Daniells and Lily Farrelly


Spring at Dereham - Scratch Cup and the Wiseman Trophy

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2016 season by playing for the Scratch Cup and the Wiseman Trophy sponsored by club member John Batty.

 

On another sunny spring afternoon the 18 holes Scratch Cup was won by Joe Crane with a gross 88, followed by Immy Leeder, also with a gross 88, losing on countback. The Wiseman Trophy saw Hakan Tokbay taking top slot (90-19-71) beating Maisie Farrelly

(88-14-74) into second place. Jacob Hales won the 9 holes scratch competition and Jude Marsden-Mooney the 9 holes net prize. The 5 holes competition saw Jennifer Brown taking home her first piece of silverware since joining the junior section. Prizes and salvers were presented by John Batty.

The junior season continues with the Easter Trophy on Sunday 3rd April.

 

Pictured Above

18 hole winners – L to R: Hakan Tokbay, Maisie Farrelly, John Batty, Immy Leeder & Joe Crane

9 & 5 holes – L to R: Jude Marsden-Mooney, Jennifer Brown & Jacob Hales


Great Start to 2016 for Juniors

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members started the 2016 season in sunshine by playing for the Valentine Trophies.

Freya Biles, Maisie Farrelly, Ladies President Jill Trudgill and Max Jacobs

The improved weather conditions meant the 18 holes qualifying Stableford competition saw some excellent scores with Maisie Farrelly taking top prize with a fantastic 46 points, followed by Freya Biles on 39 points & Max Jacobs on 36 points. All received prize money and gifts which were kindly donated and presented by Ladies President Mrs Jill Trudgill. In the 9 holes competition Jacob Hales continued his success from 2015 with his first win of the year, second place went to Charley Brett and third place to Bailey Lelacheur. The 5 holes competition was won by Dylan Redwood. Junior organiser Jane Bizley thanked Jill Trudgill for providing the players with chocolates and prizes and said that in spite of the forecast the right decision had been made to play the competition as it had turned out to be a lovely spring day.

 

Dylan Redwood & Jacob Hales

 

The junior season continues with the Scratch Cup and Wiseman Trophy on Sunday 13th   March at 1pm and Monday Club will begin on Monday 4th April.

 


Half Term Success for Dereham Junior Girls

 

Half term week was celebration time for Dereham Golf Clubs juniors starting with Maisie Farrelly being awarded the Norfolk County Golf Union Picken Trophy. Clubs around the county are asked to nominate who they consider to be their most outstanding junior. Dereham’s junior committee unanimously agreed it should be Maisie. She was presented with her award by County Vice President Graham Turner.

 

The following day many of the County’s girls played in their Autumn Meeting held at Royal Norwich Golf Club. In poor weather conditions 19 girls played for the Autumn Shield which saw 12 year old Lily Farrelly winning with 40 points and her older sister Maisie coming third with 38 points. Maisie, Lily and Charlotte Chisholm were all presented with their county birdie badges for handicap reductions. Maisie and Charlotte for reducing their handicaps to under 20 and Lily for being awarded her CONGU handicap earlier this season. On the back of her latest win Lily has now cut her handicap from 36 to 21 in 6 months.


Juniors finsh season in style

On a breezy Sunday afternoon Dereham Juniors finished their season in fine style by playing for the Alarming UK Ltd salvers, with good scores at all levels.

 

 

In the 18 holes competition Hakan Tokbay lead the field with an excellent 42 points off a 21 handicap. Close on his tail was Sam Naughnane with 41, third Max Jacobs with 39 points and fourth Tom Smart with 36 points. Hakan received the Alarming UK Ltd salver from the Captain and all four received pro’ shop vouchers.

The 9 holes competition saw seven youngsters battling away with the eventual winner being Jacob Hales (net 37). Jude Marsden-Mooney came second (net 45) beating Tom Moss-Hobbs into third place on countback. Jacob was presented with the 9 holes salver and all boys received vouchers for the pro’ shop. The Autumn Cup for the 5 holes competition was won by Dylan Redwood who also received a salver and voucher.

 

Following this final qualifier Captain Nigel Elmar and some of our sponsors made the annual presentation of cups and trophies. End of year awards went to Elliott Daniells winner of the 18 holes summer eclectic and Jacob Hales winner of 9 holes eclectic. Max Jacobs won this year’s summer knockout to retain the Andrew Stringer Trophy presented by Ladies President Elizabeth Bench. The Watts Trophy, the recipient of which is chosen by the junior committee, went to Maisie Farrelly. A packed clubhouse of Club and County dignitaries, parents and grandparents heard a report on the events of the year from junior organiser Jane Bizley, followed by the announcement that the new Junior Captain would be Immy Leeder, the first girl to be captain for 8 years, and her vice-captain would be Matthew Goodman. Thank you gifts were presented by outgoing junior captain Frazer Chettleburgh to Peter Brightwell (junior match organiser) and Bill Sargent (competition secretary). Frazer then gave a brief resume of his year and then presented 2016 junior captain Immy and her vice-captain Matthew with their shirts & jumpers. Immy gave an excellent speech encouraging all juniors to work hard at their golf in the coming year and said she would help them in any way she could to improve their games. She presented Frazer with a club tie and a gift commemorating his year as junior captain. The Captain congratulated all the juniors on their excellent achievements this season and thanked the junior committee for their hard work. He said the junior section was credit to the Club. Norfolk County Golf Union President Doug Gilchrist congratulated Dereham on having such an active and successful junior section. Lastly junior chairman Simon Chisholm closed the evening with a few words and thanks to Jane Bizley for all her hard work once again this season, whilst combining this with her role as Ladies Captain. She was presented with a bouquet and a voucher for the pro’ shop by Abby Redwood.


Junior members will now look forward to their annual Christmas party at Strikes on Saturday 12th December and then start 2016 with their pre-season night on 22nd January.


Junior Report - September

LATEST NEWS FROM THE JUNIORS

On a pleasant September Sunday afternoon Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued their season by playing for the Bosham & Emsworth Cup (gross) Wallace Trophy (net) and the Corroless Trophies.

Simon Chisholm, Matthew Goodman, Maisie Farrelly, Louise Kennedy & Sam Naughnane

 

The 18 holes gross competition, sponsored by the Bosham-Emsworth Trust, saw an amazing score from Sam Naughnane shooting a gross 70 (70-5-65) to take the cup with Maisie Farrelly in second place with 84 (84-19-65). The Wallace Trophy for the best net score was won by Matthew Goodman with a fantastic net 64 (82-18-64) with newest junior member Louise Kennedy in second place with net 72 (97-25-72). The Wallace trophy was kindly sponsored by David Ashfield. Salvers and Pro’ shop vouchers were presented by Junior Committee Chairman Simon Chisholm.

The 9 holes competition, which is sponsored annually by Andrew Hunt of Corroless Eastern in Dereham, also saw some excellent scores. Up and coming Jacob Hales took the gross prize of the Corroless Shield with the net prize of the Corroless Cup going to Charley Brett; Jude Marsden-Mooney was third overall. The 5 holes competition was won by Dylan Redwood. Thanks to Mr Hunt’s generosity all were presented with pro shop vouchers which were also presented by Mr. Chisholm.

Simon Chisholm, Charley Brett, Jacob Hales, Dylan Redwood & Jude Marsden-Mooney

The junior season finishes on Sunday 18th October with the Alarming UK Ltd Salvers and the annual presentation of cups and trophies by the Captain.

 


Junior Open 2015

Dereham Junior Open 2015

 

August 7th saw 30 junior golfers play for the Rivett Trophy in the 26th Dereham Junior Open. With competitors coming from all over Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire the field produced some amazing scores. President Lance Seaman started all the juniors off the first tee and helpers were situated around the course to help look for wayward balls.

At the end of a warm summer afternoon, and following tea, the Rivett Trophy was presented by Club Captain Nigel Elmar to Girton Golf Club’s 13 year old Jack Thorpe who shot an amazing net 63 (79-16-63); the scratch prize went to Dereham’s Sam Naughnane with a gross 75 playing off 6. The day was very kindly sponsored by the Bosham-Emsworth Trust; The Captain, Ladies Captain, President & Ladies President sponsored nearest the pin and longest drive prizes.

Other results were 2nd net Lily Farrelly, Dereham, (98-33-65) 3rd Oliver Underhill-Smith, Barnham Broom (86-19-67 ocb) 4th Tom Piper, Barnham Broom, (79-11-68). 2nd gross, Dereham’s junior captain Frazer Chettleburgh, 76, 3rd Alisha Margerum, Dereham, 78 ocb, 4th James Rowswell, Bawburgh, 78. Longest drive prizes went to Alisha Margerum and Tom Piper. Nearest the pin prizes went to Louise Kennedy (Feltwell) and Joe Crane (Dereham).

Photograph Above:

Back row L-R: Junior organiser/Ladies captain Jane Bizley, Tom Piper, Joe Crane. James Rowswell, Captain & President

Front row L-R: Oliver Underhill-Smith, Alisha Margerum, Frazer Chettleburgh, Sam Naughnane, Jack Thorpe, Louise Kennedy & Lily Farrelly


Juniors - Cuddihy Cup & Silver Medal

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2015 season by playing for the Cuddihy Cup & the Silver Medal both kindly sponsored by Brian Cuddihy of ‘Dads & Lads’.

Lily Farrelly, Brian Cuddihy, Hakan Tokbay, junior captain Frazer Chettleburgh & Sam Naughnane

 

The competition saw some amazing scores at all levels. The Cuddihy Cup was won by junior captain Frazer Chettleburgh with a gross 74 playing off a 6 handicap, Sam Naughnane, gross 79, took the runner up prize. The Silver Medal was won by Lily Farrelly with an excellent net 61 (98-37-61) on the back of her success in the girls’ county championship; Hakan Tokbay came second with what would usually be a winning net 65.

In the 9 holes gross competition Tom Smart had another great round with a gross 48 and  in the net competition Jude Marsden-Mooney won his first 9 hole trophy with a net 32; Jacob Hales won the overall third prize. The 5 holes competition was won by Jack Attfield. Winners in all categories received salvers and pro’ shop vouchers kindly sponsored and presented by Mr. Cuddihy of Dads & Lads.

5 & 9 hole winners Jude Marsden-Mooney, Jack Attfield & Tom Smart

 

Dereham Golf Club is hosting its annual Junior Open on Friday 7th August and still has a handful of spaces. Please contact Jane Bizley by Monday 27th July on 01362 693153 if you would like to enter.

The junior season continues on Monday 31st August with the Alec Porter Shield and the Bob Lees Trophies.

 


Juniors - Valentine Trophies

2015 

VALENTINE TROPHY WINNERS

Having been rained off in February, Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2015 season in warm sunshine to play for the Valentine Trophies.

The 9 hole players went off first coming in with some great scores. The winner was Tom Moss-Hobbs with a net 28 (51-23-28), followed by Tom Smart with a net 35 (51-16-35).

In the 5 hole competition Jude Marsden-Mooney was on form once again taking his second trophy in a row. Jude will now move up to play in the 9 hole competitions. Both winners were presented with salvers by Jill Trudgill, sponsor of the Valentine Trophies. All three boys received a voucher for the pro shop.

The junior season continues with the Cuddihy Cup & Silver Medal on Sunday 19th July at 1pm. Monday Club continues as normal on Monday 6th July until August 24th .

Pictured above – Mrs Jill Trudgill and winners Tom Moss-Hobbs & Jude Marsden-Mooney 


Larkin Gowen Junior Championship

 

On a recent cloudy Sunday our 18 holes junior competition saw Max Jacobs win the Captain’s Junior Prize competition, whilst junior vice-captain Immy Leeder took the Larking Gowen Junior Championship claret jug,  which were kindly sponsored by Club Captain, Nigel Elmar and Larking Gowen, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

 

Max was pleased to win the Captain’s Prize completing the course with a gross 77, playing off a 7 handicap. Captain Nigel Elmar presented him with a glass golf trophy, a voucher for the pro’ shop and most importantly the Captain’s putter. The Captain also presented a voucher to runner-up junior captain Frazer Chettleburgh who lost out on countback.

 

Immy led the field of 13 juniors and won with a net 67 (81-14-67). She was presented with the Larking Gowen claret jug and voucher for the pro’ shop by Chris Greeves, a partner with the firm. Mr. Greeves also presented runner up Joe Crane (93-23-70) with a pro’ shop voucher.

 

Also during the afternoon there was a 9-hole competition which saw Jacob Hales take the gross prize with Tom Smart as runner-up. The Captain presented both with pro shop vouchers. The net prize went to Gareth Catchpole with George Sommerville taking the runner-up position, both of whom received pro shop vouchers sponsored by Larking Gowen. Jacob and Gareth also received commemorative trophies. Four of our younger juniors took part in a 5-hole competition which was won by newcomer Jude Marsden-Mooney who was playing in his first junior competition. Jude received a salver and a pro-shop voucher donated by the Captain.

 

 “Although the weather wasn’t great it stayed fine for what is one of our biggest competitions of the year. All the juniors performed well, with some excellent scores from those in the prizes, both gross and net” said junior organiser Jane Bizley. “It was a lovely day, with 24 juniors participating in total. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and we are most grateful to our Captain, Nigel Elmar, and to our sponsors Larking Gowen for their support and sponsorship once again this year,” she added.

 Chris Greeves said “Dereham’s junior section must be the largest in the county and it was down to the hard work of Jane and the junior committee who encourage the juniors and the enthusiasm they show for the game.” The Captain said “it is great to see that our junior section is still thriving and well supported which it is down to the hard work of the junior committee”.

 

Photograph: Right Chris Greeves of Larking Gowen, left Captain Nigel Elmar with winners of all categories in the Larking Gowen Championship and Captain’s Junior Prize.


Great Results all round on Bank Holiday Monday

 

Norwich City weren’t the only ones to play well on bank holiday Monday! Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2015 season by playing for the Ashfield Cup, kindly donated and sponsored by David Ashfield, and the Worthington Trophy, sponsored by Dillington Hall Estate.

 

The competition saw some excellent scores at all levels. Alisha Margerum won the Ashfield Cup with a gross 81, closely followed by Freya Biles with a gross 82. In the Worthington Trophy Joe Crane had an amazing round to win his first 18 holes competition (87-28-59), second place went to Elliott Daniells (94-26-68). The prizes were presented by competition secretary Bill Sergeant. In the 9 holes competition Jacob Hales shot a fantastic gross score of 51 to take the Ashfield Cup salver whilst Gareth Catchpole played well to win the 9 holes Worthington Trophy salver with a net 35; overall third place went to Tom Smart. There was also a 5 holes competition which saw Jack Attfield taking pole position. Prizes were presented by Ladies Captain Jane Bizley. All winners and runners up received vouchers for the pro shop.

 

The junior season continues with the Captain’s Junior Prize & Larking Gowen Championship on Sunday 21st June at 1pm.

 

Dereham Golf Club will host its annual sponsored Junior Open on Friday 7th August, tee times from 12 noon. Please see website for details or contact junior organiser Jane Bizley on 01362 693153.


Bank Holiday - Steve Jacks Trophy

 

Over 20 of Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2015 season in sunshine on bank holiday Monday by playing for the Steve Jack Trophies kindly sponsored by Hamilton Blake Accountants.

 

Tom Moss-Hobbs, Dylan Redwood & Tom Smart with Andrew Agnoli

 

James Buck & Sheila Brightwell

The competition saw some great scores at all levels. The Steve Jack Salver (best gross) was won by Max Jacobs with a gross 76; second was Alisha Margerum gross 80. The Steve Jack Cup (best net) was won by Charlotte Chisholm with a fantastic net 64 (85-21-64), second was Joe Crane (97-28-69). In the 9 holes competition Tom Smart won the Steve Jack Trophy for the best gross score (53) whilst the Steve Jack Memorial Trophy for the best net score went to Tom Moss-Hobbs. George Sommerville took overall 3rd place. There was also a 5 holes competition which was won by Dylan Redwood. All winners and runners up received pro’ shop vouchers which were presented by the Club’s recently appointed professional Andrew Agnoli.

Andrew Agnoli, Alisha Margerum, Charlotte Chisholm, Max Jacobs, Joe Crane

 

 Past Ladies President Sheila Brightwell presented the Winter Tournament trophy to James Buck and the draw for the summer knockout took place with 16 juniors participating over the coming months.

 The junior season continues with The Ashfield Cup and the Worthington Shield on Monday 25th May at 1pm.

 


Juniors - 2015 Easter Trophy

BUSY APRIL FOR DEREHAM JUNIORS

 

On a bright but windy spring day Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued their 2015 season by playing for the Easter Trophy, kindly sponsored by proceeds from Dereham Golf Club v Dereham Cricket Club’s raffle. Simon Chisholm of Gressenhall Post Office & Stores donated Easter eggs for all players.

 

The 18 holes competition was won outright by Matthew Goodman with a fantastic net 65 (85-20-65). Junior vice-captain Immy Leeder came second with net 69 (84-15-69), beating Maisie Farrelly on countback (87-18-69) putting Liam Kevern in 4th place (91-19-72). The prizes were presented by junior committee chairman Simon Chisholm. The 9 holes competition saw George Sommerville storm ahead to take the winners prize; second was Jacob Hales and Jack Parsons third. There was also a 5 holes competition which was won by Bailey Lelacheur, the runner up was Archie Wakefield. Both boys will now move up to the 9 holes competitions. The prizes were presented by Past President Peter Lilwall. The winners of each section were presented with salvers and all prize winners received pro shop vouchers.

 

April has been a busy month for Dereham juniors some of whom played in the Norfolk Schools Championship at Weston Park earlier in the month. This saw Elliott Daniells winning the boys 3rd handicap place and Maisie Farrelly the girls’ 2nd handicap position. Maisie also had the best ladies score in the Easter Vincent Eclectic and the following week went on to take second place in the NLCGA girls’ spring meeting at Swaffham Golf Club with 44 points. This month has seen her reduce her handicap by 3 shots. Immy Leeder took 4th place in the spring meeting with 37 points whilst in the 9 holes greensome competition junior organiser Jane Bizley & Lily Farrelly were beaten on countback into 3rd place with 15 points.

 

Our regular Monday Club for junior members has now started and the junior season continues with the Steve Jack Trophies on Monday 4th May at 1pm.

 

Photographs above:

Easter Trophy 5 & 9 holes winners Jacob Hales, Archie Wakefield, George Sommerville, Bailey Lelacheur & Jack Parsons

Easter trophy 18 holes winners Maisie Farrelly, Matthew Goodman, Immy Leeder & Liam Kevern

Dereham girls with Jane Bizley at the Spring Meeting

Elliott Daniells & Maisie Farrelly – Norfolk Schools


Juniors - Scratch Cup & Wiseman Trophy

 

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2015 season by playing for the Scratch Cup and the Wiseman Trophy.

 

In ideal playing conditions the 18 holes Scratch Cup was won by junior captain Frazer Chettleburgh with a gross 76, followed by Max Jacobs with a gross 81. The Wiseman Trophy saw Liam Kevern taking top slot (86-20-66) just beating Elliott Daniells (95-28-67)  into second place. Tom Smart won the 9 holes scratch competition with Patrick Rimmer close behind for second place. George Sommerville got his first 9 holes win for the net prize, closely followed by Lily Farrelly. In the 5 holes competition Korie Lelacheur was the clear winner to take the salver with Archie Wakefield as runner-up. All prizes and salvers were presented by club member John Batty who had kindly sponsored the competitions.

The junior season continues with the Easter Trophy on Sunday 12th April.

 

Pictured above

1st Picture -18 hole winners – L to R: Max Jacobs, Frazer Chettleburgh, Liam Kevern and Elliott Daniells

2nd Picture - 9 & 5 holes – L to R: George Sommerville, Korie Lelacheur, Patrick Rimmer, Archie Wakefield, Tom Smart & Lily Farrelly


Juniors ...first Competition of the season

2015 VALENTINES TROPHIES

 

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members started the 2015 season amongst sunshine by playing for the Valentine Trophies in the rain.

 In spite of the bad weather conditions the 18 holes Stableford competition saw some excellent scores with Hakan Tokbay taking top prize with 41 points, followed by James Buck on 38 points & Max Jacobs on 37 points. All received prize money and gifts which were kindly donated and presented by Mrs Jill Trudgill. Unfortunately due to the rain the 5 & 9 holes competitions were not played and will be re-scheduled for later in the year. Junior organiser Jane Bizley thanked Jill Trudgill for providing the players with chocolates and prizes and said the right decision had been made to abandon the competition for the younger members.

The junior season continues with the Scratch Cup and Wiseman Trophy on Sunday 22nd  March at 1pm and Monday Club will begin on Monday 30th March.

 

 Pictured above – Mrs Jill Trudgill and winner Hakan Tokbay


Junior- Pre Season

PRE-SEASON EVENING at Dereham - January 2015

 

Dereham juniors were back in the swing of things when they came along with their parents and grandparents to the pre-season evening last Friday.

Junior committee chairman, Simon Chisholm, introduced Club dignitaries and committee members to those present and then went on to tell everyone the format of the evening. Match organiser Peter Brightwell talked to the juniors about their teams for the K K Smith county knockout and the Bass League. Junior organiser Jane Bizley gave an overview of all the competitions coming up in 2015 along with County events in which many could participate. Club professional Duncan Abbott talked about the coaching sessions which he hoped all juniors, at whatever level, would make good use of.

A ‘what happened next’ DVD quiz had been organised by junior captain Frazer Chettleburgh and Duncan ran a putting competition in the dining area. The joint quiz winners were The Magical Unicorns and the Captain’s team; the putting competition was won by Korie Lelacheur. The fun continued with a game of heads & tails which saw Alisha Margerum win £10 with the remainder going to junior funds.

 Dereham juniors begin their playing season with the Valentine Trophies on Thursday 19th February whilst junior coaching sessions continue twice weekly.


Dereham Junior Trophy Winners 2014

 Dereham Golf Club

Junior Trophy Winners 2014

Names in brackets are 5 or 9 hole winners but no trophy

 

Winter Eclectic                                             Liam Kevern

Valentine Cup (18 holes)                              Charlotte Chisholm (42 pts)                       

Valentine Cup (9 holes)                                Tom Smart (net 36)

                                                                                       (5 holes Joe Crane)

Scratch Cup (gross 18)                                 George Bedwell (gross 74)      

                                                                                      (9 holes Tom Smart)

Wiseman Trophy (net 18)                             Sam Naughnane (net 70)        

                                                                   (9 holes Joe Crane, 5 holes Jacob Hales)

Easter Trophy                                              Will Dewing (net 63)      

Easter Trophy (9 holes)                                Gareth Catchpole (net 30)

                                                                                      (5 holes Vinnie Rix)

Steve Jack Cup (18 holes net)                      Will Dewing (net 65)

Steve Jack Salver (18 holes gross)                Alisha Margerum (gross 76)

Steve Jack Memorial Trophy (9 holes net)     Tom Smart (net 34)

Steve Jack Trophy      (9 holes gross)            Joe Crane (gross 53)               

                                                                                       (5 holes Jacob Hales)

The Ashfield Cup (18 holes gross)               Sam Naughnane (gross 76)

The Ashfield Cup (9 holes gross)                 Jack Parsons (gross 56)

Worthington Shield (18 holes net)                Maisie Farrelly (net 63)          

Worthington Shield (9 holes)                        Charley Brett (net 32)

                                                                                       (5 holes Bailey Lelacheur)

Captain’s Shield (18 gross) + putter             Alisha Margerum (gross 74)

1st girl to win since 1999

Larking Gowen Championship (18 net)        Freya Biles (net 62)                                    

Captains Junior Prize (9 gross)                     Joe Crane (gross 58)

Larking Gowen Cup (9 net)                          Tom Smart (net 36)

Larking Gowen Cup (5 holes)                       Bailey Lelacheur

Cuddihy Cup (18 holes gross)                      Max Jacobs (gross 79)            

Cuddihy Cup (9 holes gross)                        Joe Crane (gross 57)                        

                                                                                      (5 holes – Jack Attfield)

2004 Silver Medal  (18 holes net)                 Charlotte Chisholm (net 62)    

Silver Medal (9 holes net)                             Lily Farrelly (net 36)

 Bob Lees Trophies (9 holes)                         Andy & Lily Farrelly (23 pts)

 Alec Porter Shield  (18 holes)                       Alex Bates & Will Dewing (39 pts)

The Kelly Communications Cup (gross)        Max Jacobs (gross 71)

Wallace Trophy (net)                                    Freya Biles (net 62) – retained title    

Corroless Shield (9 holes gross)                   Joe Crane (gross 48)               

Corroless Cup (9 holes net)                         Lily Farrelly (net 33)                

                                                                                       (5 holes Archie Wakefield)

Alarming UK Ltd salver (18 holes)                 Liam Sewell (net 66)                                   

Alarming UK Ltd salver (9 holes)                   Tom Smart (net 39)

Autumn Cup (5 holes)                                  Jack Attfield

Medals for 5 & 9 hole players –   

Korie Lelacheur, Abby & Dylan Redwood, George   Sommerville and Tom Moss-Hobbs

Andrew Stringer Cup (summer knockout)     Max Jacobs

Captains Team v Junior Captains team         Match won by Captains Team!

Summer Eclectic over 18 holes                     Frazer Chettleburgh, Sam Naughnane & Max Jacobs                            

Summer Eclectic over 9 holes                       Patrick Rimmer -retained

Best 5 holes of the year                               Bailey Lelacheur            

Watts Trophy                                               James Buck                    

Lastly we presented a very special award.

Immy Leeder became the Area Winner of the Abraham Trophy and in turn played in the final of the Abraham Trophy. To commemorate Immy’s success, and to show her how proud we are of her achievement, the junior committee presented her with a special salver.


Half Term at Dereham

Dereham Golf Club golfers had a busy half term week.

 

The week began with Dereham hosting the County girls Autumn Meeting which saw 20 girls playing a Stableford for the Autumn Shield and 11 pairs of girls/adults playing 9 holes Greensomes. The Autumn Shield was won by Hope Neild of Royal Norwich with a fantastic 48 points with Dereham’s Maisie Farrelly in second place with 43 points. In the 9 holes Helen McAllister and Eve Neild took the winners prize with 22 points. Dereham’s Jane Bizley and Lily Farrelly came third with 16 points. Carol Delf gave a report on the county girls’ successes throughout the year and announced that Dereham & Swaffham’s Sian Fenn-Green would be the girls’ County Junior Captain for 2015.

Ladies – Jill Trudgill, Julie Bray & Janice Harby

 

The following day Dereham ladies and girls enjoyed a 9 holes Texas Scramble. With an excellent turnout there were seven teams of four and one team of three. Teams had been drawn to reflect a range of handicaps in each team. The winners were the three-ball made up of Julie Bray, Jill Trudgill & Janice Harby with a score of 26.3. Second place went to Cindy Tufts, Charlotte Chisholm, Freya Biles & Eve Holmes with 27.9, third place went to Helen Burrage, Maisie Farrelly, Dot Frewin & Sarah Hales losing out by .1.

 

NCGU President Alan Winstanley, Liam Kevern & Rob Ellis

On Thursday nine Dereham juniors took part in the inaugural Peter Clarke Salvers held at Royal Norwich. The format of the competition was foursomes. The winners of the Peter Clarke Salvers scratch prize were Toby Lane and Giles Evans whilst Dereham’s Liam Kevern and partner Rob Ellis of Swaffham picked up the winners handicap prize with a net 72.

 


End of a great Season for Juniors.....

On a bright and breezy Sunday afternoon Dereham Juniors finished their season in fine style by playing for the Alarming UK Ltd salvers, with good scores at all levels.

 

In the 18 holes competition junior captain Liam Sewell led the field and won his last junior competition with an excellent net 66 (87-21-66). Close behind was Sian Fenn-Green with a net 67, third James Buck net 69 and fourth Charlotte Chisholm net 70. Liam received the Alarming UK Ltd salver from the Captain and all four received pro’ shop vouchers.

 

The 9 holes competition saw nine youngsters battling away with the eventual winner being Tom Smart (net 39). Joe Crane was a close second whilst Gareth Catchpole took third place. Tom was presented with the 9 holes salver and all boys received vouchers for the pro’ shop. Six youngsters played in the 5 holes competition, in which Abby Redwood made her competition debut. The Autumn Cup was won by Jack Attfield who also received a salver and pro’ shop voucher.

 

Following this final qualifier Captain Mel Parker and some of our sponsors made the annual presentation of cups and trophies. End of year awards went to Frazer Chettleburgh, Sam Naughnane & Max Jacobs joint winners of the 18 holes summer eclectic, Patrick Rimmer (9 holes eclectic) and Bailey Lelacheur (best 5 holes trophy). Max Jacobs won this year’s summer knockout and was presented with the Andrew Stringer Trophy by Ladies President Elizabeth Bench. The Watts Trophy, the recipient of which is chosen by the junior committee, went to James Buck. Immy Leeder was presented with a special salver commemorating her achievements as East Region Winner of the Abraham Trophy. A packed clubhouse of Club and County dignitaries, parents and grandparents heard a report on the events of the year from junior organiser Jane Bizley, followed by the announcement that the new Junior Captain would be Frazer Chettleburgh and his Vice Captain would be Immy Leeder. The Captain congratulated all the juniors on their excellent achievements this season and thanked the junior committee for their hard work. He said he was very proud to be Captain of a club which had such a strong and active junior section. Thank you gifts were presented by birthday girl Lily Farrelly to Peter Brightwell (junior match organiser) and Bill Sargent (competition secretary). Outgoing junior captain Liam Sewell presented Frazer with his captains shirt and jumper and he in turn presented Immy with her vice captains shirt and jumper. Incoming junior captain Frazer gave his speech encouraging all juniors to work hard at their golf in the coming year and said he would help them in any way he could to improve their game. He presented Liam with a club tie and a gift commemorating his year as junior captain. Jane Bizley made the final presentation to Derek Kevern as he stepped down as junior committee chairman. She thanked him for his hard work and support over the past three years. Derek said he had enjoyed his time on the committee and made reference to the fact that he had been a club member for less years than Jane had been junior organiser. Maisie and Lily Farrelly handed Jane Bizley flowers and a voucher as a thank you for her hard work once again this year.

 

Junior members will now look forward to their annual Christmas party at Strikes on Saturday 13th December and then start 2015 with their pre-season night on 30th January.


Juniors Competition -

 

On a pleasant September Sunday afternoon Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued their season by playing for the Kelly Communications Cup (gross) Wallace Trophy (net) and the Corroless Trophies.

The 18 holes gross competition, sponsored by Kelly Communications, saw an amazing score from Max Jacobs shooting a gross 71 (71-10-61) to take the cup. In second place was Alisha Margerum 77 (77-7-70) while third place went to George Bedwell with a gross 82 (82-6-76). Freya Biles retained The Wallace Trophy title for the best net score with a fantastic net 62 (82-20-62). James Buck came second on countback (84-22-62); third was Immy Leeder (87-17-70). The Wallace trophy was kindly sponsored by David Ashfield. Salvers and Pro’ shop vouchers were presented by Club Captain Mel Parker.

The 9 holes competition, which is sponsored annually by Andrew Hunt of Corroless Eastern in Dereham, also saw some excellent scores. Up and coming Joe Crane took the gross prize of the Corroless Shield with Patrick Rimmer coming a close second. Lily Farrelly won the net prize of the Corroless Cup with Jack Parsons taking second net. The 5 holes competition saw Archie Wakefield have his first win since joining the Club earlier this year. Thanks to Mr Hunt’s generosity all five were presented with pro shop vouchers which were presented by Junior Committee Chairman Derek Kevern.

Junior organiser Jane Bizley congratulated past junior captain George Bedwell on becoming Captain of Easton College Golf Academy and wished Immy Leeder and Freya Biles well as they are both representing the County at Stoke by Nayland on 21st September.

The junior season finishes on Sunday 19th October with the Alarming UK Ltd Salvers and the annual presentation of cups and trophies by the Captain.

Pictured Above

Left - Archie Wakefield, Joe Crane & Lily Farrelly

Right-  Max Jacobs, Captain Mel Parker & Freya Biles


Junior Monday Club ........

Monday 1st September saw a record nine teams of Dereham juniors and adult helpers enjoying their last Monday Club of the season by playing a mini Texas Scramble. With a late start following heavy showers the competition was played over 5 holes. The winning team was led by junior captain Liam Sewell, along with James Buck, Jacob Hales and Korie Lelacheur. Monday Club is for junior members without handicaps giving them a chance to practise their golf on the course under adult supervision. Over the past 17 weeks which included two wet Mondays and an average of 12 juniors attended each week.

 Pictured above –  Jacob Hales, Liam Sewell and James Buck with Korie Lelacheur at the front


Bank Holiday Competitions...

 

 

Due to the awful Bank Holiday Monday weather Dereham Golf Club saw the annual adult/junior greensome competitions being competed for over two days. Both the Alec Porter Shield and the Bob Lees Trophies were kindly sponsored by Doors Plus Ltd.

The 18-hole Alec Porter Shield, which was played in very wet conditions, saw 16 pairs playing with the eventual winners being Alex Bates and Will Dewing with 39 points. Club vice-captain Nigel Elmar and James Buck were second with 38 points, with Richard Wilson and Sam Naughnane taking third place with 36.

The 9-hole Bob Lees Trophies, which were held the following Sunday in warm sunshine, saw 7 pairs competing. The winners were father & daughter Andy & Lily Farrelly with 23 points, closely followed by Terry Vertigan and Tom Smart with 21 points, beating junior captain Liam Sewell and Tom Moss-Hobbs on countback.

Nearest the pin prizes went to Darren Margerum in the 18 holes competition and Will & George Sommerville in the 9 holes.

The season continues with the Kelly Communications Cup, Wallace Trophy & Corroless Trophies on 14th September and closes on Sunday 19th October with the Alarming UK salvers and presentation night.


Junior News...

Last week Imogen Leeder represented Dereham and Norfolk when she played at Copt Heath for the England Golf Abraham Trophy. Immy had been an area winner for having knocked 18 shots off her handicap last year. Unfortunately Immy was unsuccessful in winning the Abraham Trophy and came 13th out of 20 however she said she had had an enjoyable time and it had been a great experience. As area winner she was presented with the Dorothy Johnson Memorial Trophy. This was the third successive year the trophy had been won by a Norfolk player as Immy follows in the footsteps of Chloe Rowswell and Amelia Williamson. This was first for Dereham as none have their junior girls has been area winner before.

 

Also last week five pairs of Dereham ladies & girls played in the County’s Fowler Trophy which this year was held at Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club. On a very windy day with the odd shower the girls battled away over 18 holes or 8 holes depending on their capabilities. In the 8 holes junior organiser Jane Bizley and Lily Farrelly came second with 15 points, close behind winners Mary Cartwright and Eve Neild on 16 points. The 18 holes competition was a very close fought competition with four pairs scoring 35 points however the winners were Dereham pair Kathy Duffield and Freya Biles with 36 points. This is another first for Dereham Golf Club as they have never won this event since the trophy was presented in 2003.

Pictured above - Immy Leeder with the Abraham Trophy area winner’s salver

                           Kathy Duffield & Freya Biles with County Ladies President Ros Wilkinson


Junior winners.....

Cuddihy Cup & the Silver Medal  

Pictured above – Matthew Goodman, Max Jacobs, Brian Cuddihy, Charlotte Chisholm & Frazer Chettleburgh

 

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2014 season by playing for the Cuddihy Cup & the Silver Medal both kindly sponsored by Brian Cuddihy of ‘Dads & Lads’.

The competition saw some good scores at all levels. The Cuddihy Cup was won by Max Jacobs with a gross 79 (79-11-68), junior vice-captain Frazer Chettleburgh took the runner up prize. The Silver Medal was won Charlotte Chisholm with a net 62 (89-27-62); Matthew Goodman came second with a net 69.

In the 9 holes gross competition Joe Crane had another great round with a gross 57, Patrick Rimmer was the runner-up. In the 9 holes net competition Lily Farrelly won her first trophy for 2014 with Tom Smart taking the runner-up prize. The 5 holes competition was won by Jack Attfield. Winners in all categories received salvers and pro’ shop vouchers kindly sponsored and presented by Mr. Cuddihy.

 

Dereham Golf Club is hosting its annual Junior Open on Friday 1st August and still has a handful of spaces. Please contact Jane Bizley by Monday 28th July on 01362 693153 if you would like to enter.

 The junior season continues on Monday 25th August with the Alec Porter Shield and the Bob Lees Trophies.

 

  

 

Pictured Above – L to R 5 & 9 hole winners Lily Farrelly, Jack Attfield & Joe Crane

 


 

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