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Autumn Golf Taster Session

Dereham Golf Club to Host Autumn Golf Taster Session

Have you ever thought of taking up golf, but never got round to it?

Well here is your perfect opportunity, Dereham Golf Club together with Club Professional, Will Cross, are hosting a “get into golf” session at the club on Saturday 7th October from 3.00pm onwards.

The session is targeted towards adults over 18 and is free. The club will provide the equipment, so all you have to do is turn up.

Not only will you get the chance to have a go, the professional will be on hand to give advice.

To avoid disappointment, please contact Will on 01362 695631


2017 Ladies Presidents Day

Ladies President’s Day

The Ladies President’s Day was held on the 12th September.   This was a stableford competition held over 18 holes. The ladies returned at 4.30 pm for tea and the presentation of prizes.   Julie Bray was the winner with 36 points on count back from Annie Langstaff on 36 points.   3rd was Helen Howe with 35 points, 4th Polly Slowiok with 32 points, 5th Glenda Langmead with 31 points (ocb) and 6th Diane Myton 31 points.    Best front 9 went to Ellie Barker with 17 points and best back 9 to Jean Paskin with 18 points.  Julie was also presented with the Diamond Jubilee Rose Bowl.

Photo:  Ladies President Jill Trudgill presenting the Rose Bowl to Julie Bray

The Teapot Texas Scramble took place on Sunday 17th September.   8 teams competed for the teapot trophy which was presented after tea and scones had been consumed.  The event was won by Will Cross, Ray Wicks. Chris Langmead and Jennifer Brown, 2nd Nigel Elmar, Jill Trudgill, Kay Bates and Jean Shepherd, 3rd Barry Green, John Webster, Carol Parker and Glenda Langmead.

Photo:  Chris Langmead, Jennifer Brown, Ray Wicks (Captain) and Jill Trudgill (Ladies President)

 


Past Ladies Captains v The Ladies

This event was held on the 29th August and was the Past Ladies Captains v the Ladies and the format was 18 holes greensomes matchplay.   The competition was a shotgun start with lunch afterwards.   The winners were the Past Ladies Captains with 5 wins to 3 wins for the Ladies.


Ladies 2017 Invitation Day

 

Dereham Golf Club ladies held their invitation day on Tuesday 15th August with 24 pairs taking part.   The format was four ball betterball (90% handicap) with both scores to count on the par 3s.   After nine holes the players enjoyed a halfway house provided by the ladies committee.   After a meal the presentations took place with the prizes presented by the Ladies President Jill Trudgill.   The winners were Glenda Langmead (Dereham) and Sue Sides (Costessey Park) with 48 points, second Heather Clements (Dereham) and Patsy Palmer (Ryston Park) with 47 points, third Anne Taylor (Dereham) and Cherrie Lawn (Richmond Park) with 46 points and fourth Cindy Tufts (Dereham) and Sharon Spooner (Wensum Valley) with 45 points.   Nearest the pin on the 3rd for Dereham players was Anne Taylor, nearest the pin on the 12th for guests was Pam Taylor from Ryston Park and nearest the line for all was Dereham’s Ladies Captain Dianne Wilkinson.

 

The photo shows Ladies President Jill Trudgill, Sue Sides, Glenda Langmead and Ladies Captain Dianne Wilkinson


2017 AM AM

In this year's most prestigious event at Dereham Golf Club, a maximum field of 32 teams of four (128 players) hotly contested this years AM AM on Sunday.  Each team needed to return three nett scores per hole playing off their full handicap.  Congratulations to Ali Atterwell, Maisie Farrelly, Kay Bates and Heather Clements, the winners with a score of 199, 14 under par.  Second was the team of Nick Hird, Terry Vertigan, Simon Chisholm and Charlotte Chisholm with 200 beating the team of Kevin Joy, Christine Joy, Jane Dunsire and Andy Groves on countback.   Many other prizes were awarded for nearest the pins, shortest drive, nearest the line, longest putts and hidden holes.

An all day barbecue was on offer and the presentations then took place in the evening in the club house.   A raffle and auctions also took place with an incredible £740.00 being raised which  will be split towards The Brian Cross Memorial Fund and towards the Golf Club’s Project Fund. The Club Captain, Ray Wicks, and Ladies Captain, Di Wilkinson, expressed their gratitude to all those that took part and contributed to the AM AM and were delighted with the end results.

 
The George Hotel were the main sponsors for this years event


2017 Junior Open

2017 JUNIOR OPEN

 

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!


Dereham Ladies away day to Boston

23 ladies went to Boston West on a golfing break.   Very lucky as we had very good weather.   The first day was a stableford and the winners were divided into two divisions.   The first division was won by Julie Bray and the 2nd Division by Glenda Langmead.   The second day was a Texas Scramble which was won by Ladies Captain Dianne Wilkinson, Margaret Myhill, Sarah Hales and Polly Slowiok.

 

Picture shows Jill Trudgill (Ladies President), Glenda Langmead, Dianne Wilkinson (Ladies Captain) and Julie Bray.


Dereham 2017 Ladies Open

 

Unfortunately this year there were only 11 teams entered representing 9 clubs.   The winners were from Swaffham, namely Anne Tucker, Nicky Monk, Di Smith and Jan Kirman with 99 points shown in the photo with Ladies Captain Dianne Wilkinson.   Second on count back were also a team from Swaffham with 98 points beating a team from Bawburgh.   Nearest the Pin on the 3rd went to Di Smith from Swaffham, Nearest the Pin on the 12th to Elaine Field from Royal Cromer and Nearest the Line to Johanne Pywell from Heacham Manor.


Dereham 2017 Ladies Captains Day

 

39 ladies played in the Ladies Captain’s Day held on the 11th July.   This competition was an 18 hole stableford and all the ladies were very lucky to finish their round before the rain began.   The ladies returned at 5.00 pm for tea and the presentation of prizes.  The event was won by Carol Turnbull with 42 points.   Unfortunately Carol could not attend the presentation due to work commitments.  2nd place was Angela Savory Moll with 40 points and 3rd place Jane Bizley with 39 points.   Nearest the pin on the 3rd went to Heather Clements and nearest the line on the 16th went to Kay Bates.

 

Photo: Jane Bizley, Ladies Captain Dianne Wilkinson, Angela Savory Moll, Kay Bates, Heather Clements.


Ladies Closed Meeting 2017

 

On the 16th May the ladies held their Closed Meeting which comprised of 18 holes medal in the morning followed by 9 holes greensome stableford in the afternoon.   There were 6 prizes awarded for the mornings play as follows – 1st Helen Howe nett 73 (ocb), 2nd Margaret Myhill nett 73, 3rd Carole Harrisson nett 74, 4th Beth Buckingham nett 75, 5th Marjorie Harvey nett 76 (ocb), 6th Mitzi Barnes nett 76.   Four prizes were awarded in the afternoon’s competition which was won by Maria Fox and Carole Harrisson with 23 points, 2nd Marjorie Parker and Ellie Barker with 22 points (ocb), 3rd Angela Savory Moll and Kay Bates with 22 points, 4th Heather Pincott and Dot Frewin with 21 points.

The morning’s competition was the 2nd round of the Earlham Baines Trophy and the winner of the combined scores for the two competitions was Angela Savory Moll.   Other prizes to be presented were for the American Trophy (Christine Webster), the Winter Eclectic (Anne Taylor) and the Sherwood Cup which was for the 4 best medals last year plus the medal on the 16th May (Beth Buckingham)

All the prizes were presented by the Captain Ray Wicks in the absence of the Ladies President Jill Trudgill.

Pictured Above Ladies Captain Dianne Wilkinson with all the winners.


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 


Sunday Circus

SUNDAY CIRCUS 2016 – 2017   

61st SEASON

 

Dereham Golf Club celebrated another year of their Sunday Circus competition with afternoon tea followed by the trophy presentation.

Overall winner was John Batty with Nigel Elmar the best gent and Jill Trudgill the best lady.

The friendly mixed greensome competition this year was played on Sunday afternoons from the end of October until the middle of March with a weekly draw for partners and points being awarded to each pair coming in the top three.

This season 12 competitions have been played, losing one to another competition, and 3 to bad weather.   305 members have participated at various times, comprising 126 men, 156 ladies, 1 junior boy and 7 junior girls, with an average of 25.5 turning out each week.

A golf ball was presented to every player who had attended the circus five sessions or more.

 

Picture L to R  John Batty (Overall Winner), Jill Trudgill (Best Lady), Nigel Elmar (Best Gent)


Ladies Captain 2017 Away Day....

The Ladies Captain, Dianne Wilkinson, held her away day at Wensum Valley Golf Club.   33 ladies attended.   On arrival coffee and scones were served and after play there was an excellent two course meal.  The Ladies Captain presented the prizes after the meal as follows:

Nearest the Pin up to 25 handicap was Pam Kaye and 26 to 36 was Mitzi Barnes.   Division 1 winner was Beth Buckingham (28 points), 2nd Heather Clements (27 points ocb) and 3rd Annie Langstaff (27 points).   Division 2 winner was Jill Trudgill (21 points), 2nd was Jenny Filby (20 points ocb) and 3rd Christine Webster (20 points).

 

(Pictured L to R:  Annie Langstaff, Mitzi Barnes, Beth Buckingham, Heather Clements, Dianne Wilkinson, Christine Webster, Pam Kaye, Jill Trudgill, Jenny Filby)


Ladies Captain 9 Hole Waltz

Left to Right:  Marjorie Parker, Sheila Brightwell, Ladies Captain Dianne Wilkinson, Diane Davidson and Heather Pincott

 

On the 7th March the Ladies Captain, Dianne Wilkinson, decided to hold a 9 hole waltz competition.   The winners were Heather Pincott, Sheila Brightwell, Diane Davidson and Marjorie Parker who came in with 46 points.

 


2016 Adult/Junior Greensomes

Pictured above: Hakan Tokbay, Julie Bray, Tom Moss-Hobbs, Simon Berry, John Batty with Arthur Leeder at the front

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

The 18-hole Alec Porter Shield, which is played by those with CONGU handicaps, saw 12 pairs playing with the eventual winners being John Batty and his grandson Hakan Tokbay with an amazing 43 points. Dot Frewin and Louise Kennedy scored equally well losing out on countback, with Frazer Chettleburgh and junior captain Immy Leeder taking third place with 42.

The 9-hole Bob Lees Trophies, which are for juniors without a CONGU handicap, saw 6 pairs competing. The winners were Julie Bray and Tom Moss-Hobbs who scored 21 points and retained their title. They were closely followed by David Reger and his grandson Gareth Catchpole who scored 20 points. There was also a mini fun competition for a few 5 hole players which was won by 6 year old Arthur Leeder and his playing partner Simon Berry.

Nearest the pin prizes went to Abbie Downton in the 18 holes competition, Christine Webster and Korie Lelacheur in the 9holes and Simon Chisholm and Will Farrelly in the 5 holes.

The season continues with the Bosham Emsworth Cup, Wallace Trophy & Corroless Trophies this Sunday 11th September and closes on Sunday 16th October with the Alarming UK salvers and presentation night.

The next day saw the annual match between the Ladies Past Captains team and the ladies. Played in warm sunshine and excellent playing conditions the ladies had a most enjoyable morning finishing with a light lunch. The result was a 4½ - 3½ win to the ladies team captained by current Ladies Captain Ali Atterwell

 


Ladies Closed Meeting

 

The Ladies at Dereham Golf Club recently held their closed meeting in which 29 ladies took part.

On a beautiful sunny day the ladies played a medal competition in the morning and a 9 hole greensomes competition in the afternoon followed by a two course meal and prizes presented by Ladies Captain Ali Atterwell.

The five prizes awarded in the morning went to 1st – Cindy Tufts (nett 72), 2nd – Heather Pincott (nett 73), 3rd – Elaine Thexton (nett 74) , 4th – Ali Atterwell (nett 75) and 5th – Angela Savory-Moll (nett 76).

Two prizes were awarded for the afternoon Greensomes – 1st Dot Frewin & Heather Pincott (20 points) and 2nd Julie Bray and Heather Clements (19 points, ocb).

PHOTOS L – R (MORNING MEDAL) –  Cindy Tufts, Heather Pincott, Elaine Thexton, Ali Atterwell, Angela Savory-Moll.

(WINNERS PM  1ST) COMPETITION) L-R –  Dot Frewin – Ali Atterwell – Heather Pincott

 

(RUNNERS UP PM) – L-R – Heather Clements – Ali Atterwell – Julie Bray


Sunday Circus .....

SUNDAY CIRCUS 2015 – 2016........ 60TH SEASON

Dereham Golf Club celebrated another year of their Sunday Circus competition with afternoon tea followed by the trophy presentation.

Overall winner was Annie Langstaff who was the first lady since the 2006 – 2007 season to become overall winner.    Nigel Elmar was the best gent and Maisie Farrelly the best lady.

The friendly mixed greensome competition this year was played on Sunday afternoons from the beginning of November until the beginning of March with a weekly draw for partners and points being awarded to each pair coming in the top three.

This season 16 competitions have been played, losing one to another competition, and 2 to bad weather.   483 members have participated at various times, comprising 228 men, 245 ladies, 6 junior boys and 4 junior girls, with an average of 31 turning out each week.

A golf ball was presented to every player who had attended the circus five sessions or more.

Dereham Golf Club encourages beginners to golf and has membership opportunities to cater for all levels of golf.

Christine and Kevin Joy

Sunday Circus Co-ordinators

March 2016


December report.....

The start of December has seen a busy time for Dereham Golf Club.

The Christmas festivities began with the seniors’ dinner which saw out going Captain Dave Allen hand over to David Reger. This was followed by the Christmas Bingo organised by ladies vice-captain Dianne Wilkinson. The evening was well supported and raised £300 for the two incoming Captains’ fundraising projects for 2016.

 

 

On December 7th the Club held its Annual General Meeting which began with outgoing Captains Nigel Elmar and Jane Bizley handing over a cheque for £2200 to George Burroughs for the Stroke Association. The AGM saw new officials instated with David Ashfield taking over as Club Captain and Kevin Joy stepping into the shoes of Stuart Bizley as Chairman of the Management Committee. Mr. Bizley who had held the post for six years was presented with a pair of engraved whisky glasses and a bottle of whisky. Outgoing Captain Nigel Elmar was presented with his past Captain’s tie and commemorative tankard.

 

 

The following weekend saw the junior members and junior committee attending the annual Christmas 10-pin bowling party held at Strikes with much fun and banter enjoyed by all. The next day 60 members played in the Turkey Trot which saw the team of Stuart Bizley, Pam Kaye, Heather Pincott and Steve Slowiok take the winners Christmas hampers. More recently the ladies section enjoyed their Christmas lunch organised by Ladies Captain Ali Atterwell. The Club’s fun continues with the Christmas draw and New Year’s Eve party.

Pictured above:

Outgoing Captains Jane Bizley & Nigel Elmar present the Stroke Association with a cheque for £2200

Junior bowling party


Bollywood comes to Dereham

The ladies and girls who enjoyed the Jaya Dance class

The beginning of October saw a full weekend of fun both on and off the golf course at Dereham Golf Club.

The weekend started with a night of Bollywood and Bhangra dance with Tina Vallance of Jaya Dance which saw almost 30 ladies and girls donning colourful skirts & sashes and trying their best to follow the dance routines being taught. Great fun was had by all and supper followed to complete the evening.

On Saturday President Lance Seaman hosted his President’s Day which was a team Texas Scramble. The winning team was Ryan Thorogood, Stuart Hudson, Charlie Moore and Dudley Mayers. The President also presented the year’s men’s and mixed competitions cups and trophies, including the President’s Cup to Derek Kevern who was this year’s winner of the men’s knockout competition. In the evening members joined the President and his wife Anne for dinner and some music.

 Alf Blunden, Ladies President Elizabeth Bench, Ladies Captain Jane Bizley & Adriana High.

The following day the Club’s ladies committee hosted the Mixed Open in which 28 pairs participated with visitors from Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire clubs represented. The competition was an 18 holes greensome Stableford which was played on a beautiful sunny and warm autumn day. The winners were Alf Blunden & Adriana High (Wensum Valley) with 42 points. They were closely followed by Chris and Ann Lockhart (Eaton) with 40 points who beat Peter & Margaret Beckley (Newmarket Links) on countback with fourth place going to Malcolm & Christine Fuller (Feltwell) with 39 points. Nearest the pin prizes went to Ann Lockhart and Mike Hammond (Bawburgh) who also won the men’s longest drive. Nearest the line was won by Pat Richardson (Searles). The prizes were presented by organiser Ladies President Elizabeth Bench and Ladies Captain Jane Bizley.


Ladies Presidents Day 2015

Ladies Presidents Day 2015

Dereham Golf Club Ladies President, Elizabeth Bench, held her Ladies Presidents Day in which 36 lady members played. The competition was 18 holes Stableford played in mostly dry conditions. Later in the day the Ladies President provided pre-dinner Pimms when players were joined by past members, and guests for a two-course meal and the presentations.

The winner of the Ladies Presidents Prize was Carla Leney with 38 points (ocb), second Annie Langstaff, also with 38 points and third Jill Trudgill with 36 points. The nearest the pin prize on the 3rd hole went to Carla Leney and the nearest the pin prize on the 17th hole went to Annie Langstaff.


Dereham Am Am

The first Sunday in August saw 31 teams of four competing in Dereham Golf Club’s annual Am Am. Players competed throughout the day on what is one of the biggest events in the Club’s calendar.

 

There were many spot prizes to be won over the 18 holes competition from the shortest drive to the longest drive, from nearest the pins to the longest putt sunk. There were prizes for over half the teams including a booby prize for those whose team ended up in the most bunkers. The winning team, who were leaders in the Clubhouse from lunchtime, were Ladies President Elizabeth Bench, Ladies Captain Jane Bizley, Sheila Brightwell and Sarah Hales with a net score of 193, 20 under par. The runners up were Alastair Simpson, Chris Stearman, Ryan Thorogood and Gemma Hunt with 195. 

 

Before the team prizes were announced the raffle was drawn and a selection of vouchers for four-balls around and outside the county were auctioned off with the day raising a total of £1000.

 

Earlier in the weekend the Ladies Captain organised a Captain/Pro challenge afternoon in which 13 pairs of ladies challenged Ladies Captain Jane Bizley and club professional Andrew Agnoli to a 4 ball better ball Stableford over 18 holes. Jane & Andrew scored an unbeatable 58 points with those closest being Elizabeth Bench and Cindy Tufts on 51 points beating Ali Atterwell and Kay Bates on countback; Maggie Wingate and Dot Frewin came third with 47 points. All received money to spend in the pro shop.

 


Photo shows Sheila Brightwell, Sarah Hales, Ladies Captain Jane Bizley & Ladies president Elizabeth Bench


Champagne Captains

Early on Sunday morning Nigel Elmar’s Captains week started with the Captains’ Champagne Breakfast. A draw was made for partners with 24 pairs competing in an 18 holes greensome Stableford followed by a full English breakfast with a glass of fizz. The winners were Paul Buckingham and Dot Frewin with 40 points. They were each presented with a bottle of champagne by the Captain and Ladies Captain Jane Bizley. The day continued with the Captain’s Junior Prize in the afternoon.

 

Captain’s week also includes men’s competitions on Wednesday & Saturday, the Captains team v the Junior Captains team on Friday and Captain’s night including the presentation of trophies on Saturday evening.

 

Pictured above Captain Nigel Elmar, Dot Frewin, Paul Buckingham & Ladies Captain Jane Bizley


Captains Charity Events

CAPTAINS’ CHARITY EVENTS

 

In early May Dereham Golf Club’s Captains Nigel Elmar & Jane Bizley held their charity golf day in aid of Stroke Association.

 

A rather blustery day saw 92 players participating in a team event over 18 holes. The winners were Simon Chisholm, Charlotte Chisholm, Terry Vertigan & Nick Hird with 104 points. There was a silent auction and a raffle throughout the day which added to a large proportion of the entry fees raised £1310.50.

 

A couple of days later Steven Hammond from the East of England Ambulance Trust came along to instruct members and guests on how to use the recently installed community defibrillator should it be required. Both Captains had combined their fundraising efforts in order to purchase the defibrillator which is situated on the outside wall at the front of Dereham Golf Club. Their efforts were supported by Dereham & District Round Table to whom they are most grateful.

 


Winners of the Charity Golf Day for Stroke Association


Ladies Captain Jane Bizley with Steven Hammond and members of Dereham & District Round Table  


First Friday Evening Social

 

The first of Dereham Golf Clubs  Friday evening Social Golf events took place on the 1st May starting the season  with a May Madness par 3 Competition. The event attracted 53 players from all sections of the club. Every Hole on the nine hole course was set up to be played as a Par 3 some holes were played from different places on the course to make an interesting layout. Each hole was measured to ensure that players could reach the green from their Tee shot irrespective of their ability,  some teeing areas were placed in awkward positions  with bunkers and trees to be cleared to make the green and at lengths not normally played.  Scoring was by Stableford points and there was separate prizes for both Ladies and Gents.  The ladies event was hotly contested with Christine Joy being the eventual winner with 27 points and no less than six ladies achieving 26 points, Sheila Brightwell being placed 2nd on count back with 26 pts. In the Gents Competition Tony Lewis with 25 points beat Liam Kevern 24 points into second place. There was a nearest the pin competition on the ninth hole. Sheila Brightwell was the ladies winner with David Ashfield taking the gents prize.

 

PICTURED ABOVE  CHRISTINE JOY  AND TONY LEWIS

Full result of prize winners

Ladies    Points
1st Christine Joy 27

2nd

3rd 

4th 

5th

Sheila Brightwell 

Sarah Hales 

Heather Fisher 

Dot Frewin

26

26

26

26

Gents      
1st Tony Lewis 25

2nd

3rd 

4th 

5th

Liam Kevern 

Simon Crane

Kevin Joy 

Simon Chisholm

24

23

22 (OCB)

22

 


Lady Captains Away Day

Dereham Ladies Captain Jane Bizley held her away day at Dunston Hall Golf Club. With an excellent turnout of 27 ladies coffee and scones were served before venturing out to play an individual Stableford. The Ladies Captain arranged a nearest the pin challenge on the 14th hole which she felt was fair to all and divided the players into two divisions. There were some good scores with all ladies enjoying a good day’s golf on a fair-weather day, followed by an excellent two-course meal and coffee after which the Ladies Captain presented her prizes. Nearest the pin went to Heather Clements. Division 2 was won by Maggie Wingate with 33 points closely followed by Jill Trudgill on 32 points, beating Marjorie Harvey on countback. Division 1 was won by Maria Fox with 35 points, closely followed by Kathy Duffield on 34 points.

Photo Above:  Showing Ladies Captains Away Day prize winners


Quiz Night ....a great success

 

Dereham Golf Club social committee organised a quiz night hosted by Chairman Stuart Bizley. With 10 rounds of questions plus a picture round there was something for everyone. Eleven teams participated filling the room with plenty of banter between them. Out of a possible score of 160 ‘Too Many Chiefs came third with 93½ points, ‘Toftwood 3 + 1’ scored 104½ points with the ‘ Has Beens’ taking top spot with 125 points. The winners and runners up each received bottles of wine and those coming third received boxes of chocolates. Dick Wingate from the Has Beens thanked Stuart for all his hard work and the time taken to put the quiz together.


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This year saw the revival of the Captain’s team v the Ladies Captain’s team match. With 16 ladies and 16 gents Captain Nigel Elmar and Ladies Captain Jane Bizley drew for their mixed pairs. The format was Greensomes match-play over 18 holes. Following play all players enjoyed a meal at which the Captain announced that his team had won 5-3. The Ladies Captain thanked everyone for playing and making the afternoon a success.

 

The following Tuesday Dereham ladies played their last winter jolly with a ‘bring and win’ twist. 27 ladies turned out in the spring sunshine to play a 9-hole Stableford. The winner was Ellie Barker with 21 points, closely followed by Anne Taylor on 20 points.

 

The ladies are now looking forward to the Ladies Captains Away Day at Dunston Hall on St. Patricks Day.


Sunday Circus

DEREHAM GOLF CLUB

SUNDAY CIRCUS 2014 – 2015

59TH SEASON

 

 

 

Dereham Golf Club celebrated another year of their Sunday Circus competition with afternoon tea followed by the trophy presentation.

 

Overall winner was Kevin Joy, Stuart Bizley best gent and Mitzi Barnes and Sarah Hales best ladies.

 

The friendly mixed greensome competition this year was played on Sunday afternoons from the beginning of November until the beginning of March with a weekly draw for partners and points being awarded to each pair coming in the top three.

 

This season 13 competitions have been played, losing one to another competition, and 3 to bad weather.   58 members have participated at various times, comprising 22 men, 22 ladies, 9 junior boys and 5 junior girls, with an average of 26 turning out each week.

 

A golf ball was presented to every player who had attended the circus five sessions or more.

 

Christine and Kevin Joy

Sunday Circus Co-ordinators

March 2015

 

Pictured above:  Sarah Hale Captain Nigel Elmar (centre)  Kevin Joy.


Quadruple Success.....

FOUR HOLES IN ONE IN 11 MONTHS FOR

ACE JOHN TRENT

 

John Trent has been a member of Dereham Golf club longer than anyone can remember. The 13 handicapper who is affectionately known as ‘Trenty’ can always be heard in the clubhouse discussing golf related stories with members and playing partners. Little did he know that on 29th March 2014 this would be the start of a run of hole in ones.  John who is 80 this year aced the 188 yard par 3  8th Hole at his home club Dereham. This was followed by a hole in one on the 141 yard par 3 12th hole at Dereham on 24th July 2014. To achieve one hole in one is outstanding, but even after two John didn’t stop there, on 29th September 2014 he again aced the 188 yard 8th at Dereham.  The new year has arrived but John’s skill is still apparent as on 8th February he again achieved a hole in one at the 188 yard 8th hole at Dereham.  So if his luck holds around about May time we can expect another !! John is a very steady player who obviously enjoys the game and is a regular member in Dereham Golf Club’s senior men’s team.

 


New Year News.....

The end of 2014 has been a busy time for Dereham Golf Club. Mid-November saw members attending the annual presentation of cups and trophies with Alex Bates receiving the Cock of the Course trophy for winning the season’s Order of Merit. The following week Club members joined in another wine tasting evening organised by GMC Chairman Stuart Bizley.

 

December kept all sections on their toes. The Club’s AGM took place which was presided over by outgoing President Peter Lilwall. The annual and financial reports were presented to members by GMC Chairman Stuart Bizley; reports were also given by outgoing Captains Mel Parker and Sandra Haw. After all the reports the annual presentation of the hole-in-one trophies was made by the President. The election of officers then took place with Mel Parker handing over the post of Captain to Nigel Elmar, whose vice-captain will be David Ashfield. Peter Lilwall stepped aside after two years as Club President and handed over to incoming President Lance Seaman.

 

On the lighter side there were many social events starting with the seniors’ dinner which saw outgoing Seniors Captain Dennis Fisher hand over to Dave Allen. The Christmas bingo was as always well attended as was the Turkey Trot which saw 72 players participating. The winning team was Simon Chisholm, Will Dewing, Kathy Duffield and Margaret Myhill who each received a hamper. The next weekend saw the junior section enjoying their annual Christmas party at Strikes. Nearly 30 juniors and adults had two games of ten-pin bowling followed by tea. Then it was the turn of the ladies who enjoyed their Christmas lunch served by the Captain, President, GMC Chairman and Junior Captain. There was a visit from Father Christmas with gifts for all and a game of reverse bingo organised by Ladies Captain Jane Bizley which raised funds for the Captains’ defibrillator fund.

 

The Christmas Draw saw the return of Dougal Smith to accompany members singing Christmas carols followed by a buffet and then the draw with over 100 prizes. The year ended with a New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing into the early hours before members returned the next morning for the Captains Drive In and Texas Scramble. Players were asked to guess the combined yardage of the four captains before play. Stuart Goodman was the closest with a guess of 812 yards; the answer being 816 yards. After the game all players enjoyed some much needed hot soup. To close Captain Nigel Elmar announced the winning team were Stuart & Matthew Goodman and Derek & Liam Kevern and wished everyone a Happy New Year.

 

Up and coming social events include New Members night, Beetle Drive, Winter Alliance, juniors pre-season evening and Valentines dinner dance.

 

 Jane Bizley

Ladies captain   2nd January 2015

 Pictures above

- Turkey Trot winning team

- Ladies President and guests enjoy New Year’s Eve


Ladies AGM

 

On the first Tuesday in November Dereham Golf Club ladies section held its Annual General Meeting. The meeting was chaired by Ladies President Elizabeth Bench, who will continue in her role for a second year. Reports were given by outgoing Ladies Captain Sandra Haw, Treasurer Marjorie Harvey, Competition Secretary Heather Pincott and Handicap Secretary Kay Bates. The annual presentation of cups and trophies was made which saw over half of the 34 ladies attending being rewarded for their golfing achievements. Following the awards the new committee was elected with two new ladies, Dot Frewin and Christine Webster, joining the team. The incoming Ladies Captain, Jane Bizley, gave a short speech in which she thanked Sandra Haw for an excellent year and presented her with a gift; she also thanked Ali Atterwell for agreeing to be her vice-captain. Once the formalities were complete ladies enjoyed some light refreshments kindly provided by Mrs. Bizley.

Photo: Ladies vice-captain Ali Atterwell, Ladies Captain Jane Bizley, Ladies President Elizabeth Bench & out-going Ladies Captain Sandra Haw


Busy 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.


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BUSY OCTOBER WEEKEND AT DEREHAM

 

 

The beginning of October saw a full weekend of competitive golf both from home players and visitors.

On Saturday President Peter Lilwall hosted his President’s Day which was an individual Stableford for all members. The men’s competition was won by Keith Allen with 41 points beating Keith Chettleburgh on countback. The ladies competition was won by Ladies Captain Sandra Haw with 39 points and the junior competition by Hakan Tokbay also with 39 points, beating Immy Leeder on countback. The President also presented the President’s Cup to Simon Bullimore who was this year’s winner of the men’s knockout competition. In the evening members enjoyed a Pimms reception followed by a meal, entertainment and a disco.

 

The following day the Club’s ladies committee hosted the Mixed Open in which 28 pairs participated with visitors from Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire clubs represented. The competition was an 18 holes greensome Stableford which was played on a beautiful sunny and warm autumn day. The winners were Dave Hornsby (Fynn Valley) and Teresa Locke (Links Newmarket) with 42 points closely followed by Chris and Ann Lockhart (Eaton) with 41 points. Bernard & Rosemary Le Bargy (Sheringham) took third position on countback to last year’s winners Steve & Kerry Enever (Diss) who each had 40 points.

Nearest the pin prizes went to Margaret Beckley (Links Newmarket) and Peter Allwright (Royal Cromer). Nearest the line was won by Anna Sisson (Eaton) and men’s longest drive by Dave Hornsby. The prizes were presented by organiser Ladies President Elizabeth Bench and Ladies Captain Sandra Haw.

 

Pictured Above Ladies President Elizabeth Bench, Dave Hornsby & Teresa Locke and Ladies Captain Sandra Haw.

President Peter Lilwall with junior winner Hakan Tokbay

President Peter Lilwall with Presidents Cup winner Simon Bullimore


Tea Pot Texas Scramble

TEA POT TEXAS SCRAMBLE 

 

48 players in teams of 4 consisting of gents, ladies and juniors played in Dereham golf clubs annual teapot Texas scramble at the weekend. This fun Social golf competition is played over 18 holes and on completion  the players enjoy a cream tea of scones and jam and of course a cup of tea in the club house. This year the result was a close affair with only 4 shots separating the 12 teams. Heading the way this year were vice captain Nigel Elmar and his team of Christine Joy Charlotte Chisholm and Dennis Fisher with a score of 62.4 Second were the team of John Slade, Di Wilkinson, Graham Howe and Georgia Cuddihy who were placed ahead of the Team of Kevin Joy, Heather Fisher, Andy Farrelly and John Batty both teams scoring 62.6  Dereham Stalwart Ray Wicks presented the Trophy to the winning team.


 
Left to right Dennis Fisher Christine Joy Charlotte Chisholm Nigel Elmar


Ladies Presidents Day 2014

Ladies Presidents Day 2014

 

Dereham Golf Club Ladies President, Elizabeth Bench, held her Ladies Presidents Day in which 33 lady members played. The competition was 18 holes Stableford played in sunny, warm conditions. Later in the day the Ladies President provided pre-dinner Pimms when players were joined by past members, and guests for a two-course meal and the presentations.

 The winner of the Ladies Presidents Prize was Jane Bizley with 44 points (ocb), second Gemma Hunt, also with 44 points and third Dianne Wilkinson with 43 points. The nearest the pin prize on the 3rd hole went to Gemma Hunt and the nearest the pin prize on the 17th hole went to Kathy Duffield.

A cheque for £775 was presented by John Stroud to the Andrew Stringer Brain Tumour fund.

Photo: (l – r) Dianne Wilkinson, Jane Bizley, Ladies President Elizabeth Bench, Gemma Hunt, Kathy Duffield


2014 Ladies Invitation Day

 

Dereham Golf Club ladies recently held their invitation day where guests played in an 18 hole stableford competition with a member of Dereham Ladies section.

There were 23 pairs playing in the competition and the winning pair was Julie Bray from Dereham and her guest, Elaine Thexton, with a total score of 72 points.  In second place (ocb) was Maggie Wingate from Dereham and her guest, Chris Head, with 66 points.  In third place (ocb) was Jane Bizley from Dereham and her guest, Margaret Baxter, also with 66 points and in fourth place (ocb) was Heather Clements from Dereham and her guest, Patsy Russell, also with 66 points.

 

There were some spot prizes also and these were won as follows:

 Nearest the Pin on 3rd – Guest Patsy Russell

Nearest the Pin on 17th – Cindy Tufts from Dereham

Nearest the Line on 16th – Christine Joy from Dereham

Longest Drive on 2nd – Cindy Tufts from Dereham

 The presentations were made by the Captain of the Ladies Section, Sandra Haw and the Ladies President Elizabeth Bench.

Pictured Above (l to r) Elaine Thexton, Elizabeth Bench, Julie Bray, Sandra Haw


2014 Junior Open

2014 Junior Open Report

 

 

August 1st saw 33 junior golfers play for the Rivett Trophy in the 25th Dereham Junior Open. With competitors coming from all over Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and even Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the field produced some amazing scores. President Peter Lilwall started all the juniors off the first tee in fine style and helpers were situated around the course to help look for wayward balls.

 

At the end of a wonderful summer afternoon, and following tea, the Rivett Trophy was presented by Club Captain Mel Parker to West Suffolk’s 11 year old Max Weaver who shot an amazing net 59 (74-15-59); the scratch prize went to James Rowswell of Eaton with a gross 74 playing off 5. The day was very kindly sponsored by European Tour player and past Dereham junior Andrew Marshall; The Captain, Ladies Captain, President & last year’s Ladies President sponsored nearest the pin and longest drive prizes.

 

Other results were 2nd net James Buck, Dereham, (88-25-63) 3rd Chloe Gibbs, Royal Norwich (89-24-65 ocb) 4th Tyler Weaver, West Suffolk, (91-26-65). 2nd gross, Liam Cossey, Barnham Broom, 76, 3rd George Bedwell, Dereham, 77 ocb, 4th Max Jacobs, Swaffham & Dereham, 77. Longest drive prizes went to Chloe Rowswell (Eaton) & Sam Naughnane (Dereham). Nearest the pin prizes went to Freya Biles (Dereham) and Max Jacobs (Swaffham & Dereham).

 

Photograph:

 Back row L to R – Liam Cossey, Max Jacobs, James Rowswell, George Bedwell, Sam Naughnane, James Buck, Chloe Rowswell, Captain Mel Parker

Front row L to R – Tyler Weaver, Max Weaver, Freya Biles, Chloe Gibbs


2014 Captains Week

CAPTAIN’S WEEK

 

 

Dereham Golf Club’s Captain Mel Parker had a busy Captain’s week which saw various competitions being played over eight days.

 

The week began with the Captain’s Champagne Breakfast which was won by Heather Pincott & Tom Holyoak. On Wednesday the men played in Captain’s Day (1) the winner of which was Harry Kerslake (84-19-65), closely followed by David Lewis (76-10-66). Friday saw the Captain’s team taking on the Junior Captain’s team which has become an annual event. Playing four ball better ball the end result was 3-1 to the Captain’s team. On Captain’s Day (2) the first prize went to Keith Chettleburgh (83-16-67) followed by Charlie Moore and Barrie Ellis each with a net 69. The winner of the Captain’s Prize over both days was Andrew Monks with net 139 (73 & 66) beating Richard Brownlow (70 & 69) and Ryan Thorogood (70 & 69) on countback.

 

The Captain’s week continued into Saturday evening with a meal and dancing until late into the evening. The final event of the week was the Captain’s Junior Prize which was won by Alisha Margerum, the first girl to win this event, with a gross 74 off an 8 handicap.

Pictured above:  Captain Mel Parker & Andrew Monks


Captains Champagne breakfast

 

Early on Sunday morning Mel Parker’s Captains week started with the Champagne Breakfast. A draw was made for partners with 15 pairs competing in an 18 holes greensome Stableford followed by a full English breakfast with a glass of fizz. The winners were Tom Holyoak and Heather Pincott with 39 points. The Captain presented each of them with a bottle of champagne.

Captain’s week includes men’s competitions on Wednesday & Saturday, the Captains team v the Junior Captains team on Friday, Captains night including the presentation of trophies on Saturday evening and the Captain’s Junior Prize on Sunday.

 Pictured above  – Heather Pincott, Captain Mel Parker & Tom Holyoak

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scratch Cup and Wiseman Trophy

 

Dereham Golf Club’s junior members continued the 2014 season by playing for the Scratch Cup and the Wiseman Trophy.

 

Playing conditions were cold and breezy but at least it remained dry. The 18 holes Scratch Cup was won by George Bedwell with a gross 74, closely followed by Frazer Chettleburgh with a gross 76. The Wiseman Trophy saw Sam Naughnane at last winning his first competition (78-8-70); in second place on countback was James Buck (95-25-70). Tom Smart won the 9 holes scratch competition and Joe Crane playing his first 9 holes competition took the net prize on countback over Gareth Catchpole. In the 5 holes competition newcomer Jacob Hales took top spot. All prizes and salvers were presented by S. A. M. Windows proprietor Nigel Elmar who had kindly sponsored the competitions. Mr Elmar is also the Club vice captain.

 

The junior season continues with the first round of the K K Smith County knockout with a home draw against Thetford on 6th April, closely followed by the Easter Trophy on Sunday 13th April.


18 hole winners – L to R: James Buck, Sam Naughnane, Nigel Elmar, George Bedwell & Frazer Chettleburgh

 

9 & 5 holes – L to R: Jacob Hales, Korie Lelacheur, Tom Smart & Joe Crane with Nigel Elmar

 

 

 

Quiz Night

 

Dereham Golf Club social committee organised a quiz night hosted by Chairman Stuart Bizley. With 10 rounds of questions plus a picture round there was something for everyone. Eight teams participated filling the room with plenty of banter between them. Out of a possible score of 150 Captain (Mel Parker) Bertorelli’s team came third with 98 points, the Twits scored 107 points with the Speckled Hens taking top spot with 114½ points. The winners and runners up each received bottles of wine kindly donated by Vice Captain Nigel Elmar and Easter eggs.

 

Dereham Ladies Captain Sandra Haw held her away day at Mundesley Golf Club where sixteen ladies played an individual Stableford. Whilst the scores were not great the ladies enjoyed a good day’s golf followed by an excellent two-course meal and coffee. The Ladies Captain gave three prizes; 3rd place Kathy Duffield 26 points, 2nd place Heather Clements 27 points and the winner Sheila Brightwell 28 points.

 


Photo – Ladies Captain Sandra Haw & winner Sheila Brightwell

 

 

 

Sunday Circus Competition

 

Dereham Golf Club celebrated another year of their Sunday Circus competition with afternoon tea followed by the trophy presentation.

 

Overall winner was John Batty, Frazer Chettleburgh best gent and Marjorie Harvey best lady.

The friendly mixed greensome competition is played on Sunday afternoons from the end of October until mid-March with a weekly draw for partners and points being awarded to each pair coming in the top three.

 

This season 18 competitions have been played, losing two to other competitions, and one to bad weather. 67 members have participated at various times, comprising 32 men, 18 ladies, 11 junior boys and 6 junior girls, with an average of 30 turning out each week.

 

A golf ball was presented to every player who had attended the circus five sessions or more.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Draw and Presentation Night

 

The Christmas Draw and Presentation night held at Dereham Golf Club saw junior vice-captain take home four trophies including Cock of the Course. Andy Farrelly and daughter Maisie picked up the Cooke Family Foursomes trophy. Other trophies were presented for the men’s competitions and mixed competitions. This year’s Christmas draw saw the biggest draw to date with almost £1000 worth of prizes, the top prize being £100. Those present also enjoyed a light buffet.

 

After Christmas members and guests saw the New Year in with a dinner and dancing to Claire Jemima. Mel Parker and Sandra Haw had their Captains midnight drive-in dressed in some rather fetching onesies. New Years Day saw over 30 members play in the Norfolkers v Other Folkers match which this year was won by the team of Norfolk members by a resounding 6 – 3 victory. Organiser Kevin Joy presented Vice Captain Nigel Elmar with the trophy on behalf of the Norfolk players.

The social calendar continues on 18th January with a Beetle Drive and Valentine’s Dinner & Dance on 15th February with the Sunday Circus taking place every Sunday lunchtime through to mid-March.

 

 

Captain Mel Parker presents Frazer Chettleburgh with Cock of the Course award

 

Captain Mel Parker presents the Farrellys with the Cooke Family Foursomes trophy

 

Kevin Joy presents the New Years Day event trophy to Nigel Elmar

 

 

 

December at Dereham Golf Club

 

December has already been a busy month for Dereham Golf Club. The first weekend saw the junior section enjoyed their annual Christmas party at Strikes. Thirty juniors and adults had two games of ten-pin bowling followed by tea. Later that day over 50 members and families had some fun at the Christmas bingo organised by the social committee. On the Sunday six junior girls, along with junior organiser Jane Bizley, played in the County’s Santa Special held at Royal Norwich. Whilst not in the winning teams a most enjoyable time was had by all.

 

The following Monday was the Club’s AGM presided over by President Peter Lilwall. The annual and financial reports were presented to members by GMC Chairman Stuart Bizley; reports were also given by outgoing Captains Kevin & Christine Joy. After all the reports the annual presentation of the hole-in-one trophies was made by the President. The election of officers then took place with Kevin Joy handing over the post of Captain to Mel Parker, whose vice-captain will be Nigel Elmar. Kevin Joy was elected to remain on the Management Committee and Martin Wykes was also elected to serve on the committee.

 

The next day 38 ladies enjoyed their Christmas lunch and a visit from Santa. Ladies Captain Sandra Haw welcomed those present and wished them a merry Christmas. The ladies enjoyed a two-course lunch followed by mince pies and coffee.

 

The next social event is the ‘Christmas Draw... and more’ evening on 21st December and then New Years Eve celebrations to round the year off.

 

Junior bowling winning team – Elliott Daniells, Simon Chisholm, Lily Farrelly, Sean Ballingall, junior captain Liam Sewell & Sam Naughnane

 

Father Christmas & ladies captain Sandra Haw

 

 

 

Mixed Open

 

Dereham Golf Club ladies committee hosted the Club’s Mixed Open in which 28 pairs participated. Seventeen golf clubs from around Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire were represented. The competition was an 18 holes greensome Stableford which was played on a beautiful sunny and warm autumn day.

 

The winners were Steve & Kerry Enever from Diss with 42 points who retained their title from 2012. Phil and Thelma Evans (Gorleston) came second with 39 points on countback, third were Gary & Elaine Field (Royal Cromer) 39 points and fourth John & Sue Matthews (Nene Park & Spalding) 39 points.

 

Nearest the pin prizes went to Sheila Sterry (Gorleston) and Jonathan Sisson (Weston Park). Nearest the line was won by Sue Smyth (Feltwell) and men’s longest drive by Michael Worthington (Bawburgh). The prizes were presented by organiser Ladies President Sheila Brightwell and Ladies Captain Christine Joy.

 

Ladies President Sheila Brightwell, Steve & Kerry Enever and Ladies Captain Christine Joy.

 

 

 

Dudley and Marshee’s Birthday Bash

Touring pro Andy Marshall and Dereham’s Grandee member Dudley Mayers celebrated their 40th and 80th birthdays in style by holding a birthday bash in aid of the Seve Ballesteros foundation charity at Dereham Golf club at the weekend. Andy set up the course over 9 holes using the back tees and siting the flag sticks in challenging positions to replicate the course he used to practice on whilst a junior which helped him to accomplish a professional career. 153 players of all standards took part in the 9 hole medal competition which was held in bright sunshine. The course as laid out was par 35, there were many good scores throughout the day but the eventual winner with a one under gross score of 34 was Simon Chaney. The day was rounded off with prize giving and dancing to live music where approximately 200 members and guests attended. All proceeds from this event will go to the Seve charity.

 


Left to right Dudley Mayers Winner Simon Chaney Club Captain Kevin Joy Andy Marshall.

 

 

 

Dereham Golf Club Ladies Captains Day

33 ladies took part in Dereham Golf Clubs annual Ladies Captains day event. The Competition which was played over 18 holes and in stableford format was held on one of the hottest days of the year, blue skies and unbroken sunshine prevailed. The eventual winner was Heather Clements who scored a mighty 46 points, Helen Howe 42 points was second on count back from third placed Jane Dunsire who also scored 42 points. There were prizes for nearest the line on the second hole which was won by Maria Fox and nearest the pin on 12th hole which was won by Mitzi Barnes. After the event players and guests enjoyed a meal in the club house with Ladies Captain Christine Joy presenting the prizes.

 

Left to right Mitzi Barnes Helen Howe Heather Clements Ladies Captain Christine Joy Jane Dunsire Maria Fox.

 

 

 

Dereham Golf Club Junior Section
Double Celebrations

 

On a very windy Sunday Frazer Chettleburgh won the Captain’s Junior Prize competition, whilst Alisha Margerum retained her title by winning the 18-hole Larking Gowen Junior Championship,  which were kindly sponsored by Club Captain, Kevin Joy and Larking Gowen, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

 

Frazer was delighted to win the Captain’s Prize completing the course with a gross 80, playing off an 8 handicap. Captain Kevin Joy presented him with a glass paper-weight, a box of Titleist pro V1 balls and the Captain’s putter. The Captain also presented prizes to runner-up Sam Naughnane (gross 80 ocb) and to Max Jacobs (gross 84) who took 3rd place.

 

Alisha led the field of 14 juniors and won with a gross 80, net 68. She was presented with the Larking Gowen claret jug by Phil Moy, a partner with the firm. Mr. Moy also presented pro’ shop vouchers to Liam Kevern (net 69) and Liam Sewell (net 71) who took second and third places.

 

Also during the afternoon there was a 9-hole competition which saw Elliott Daniells take the gross prize with Matthew Goodman as runner-up. The Captain presented both with pro shop vouchers. The net prize went to Patrick Rimmer with Hakan Tokbay taking the runner-up position, both of whom received pro shop vouchers sponsored by Larking Gowen. Five of our younger juniors took part in a 5-hole competition which was won by Lily Farrelly with Charley Brett a close second. Lily received a salver and both were given pro-shop vouchers sponsored by Larking Gowen.

 

 “Considering what a blustery and showery weekend we had the weather cleared out for 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.

 

“The day was fantastic, with 27 juniors participating in total. It was particularly eventful as all 10 junior girl members played, with Jessica Egle taking part in her first competition. Everyone had a great afternoon and we are most grateful to our Captain, Kevin Joy, and to our sponsors Larking Gowen for their support and sponsorship once again this year,” she added.

 

Photograph: Far left Phil Moy of Larking Gowen, in the forefront Captain Kevin Joy with winners of all categories in the Larking Gowen Championship and Captain’s Junior Prize

 

 

 

Ashfield takes the prize by a whisker

David Ashfield took the Captains prize at Dereham Golf Clubs annual Captains prize event. Having shot an impressive net 66 on the first day of the competition he kept his nerve in the second round recording a net 69 giving him a total of 135 for 36 holes which gave him victory over Kevin Mann on count back as Kevin carded a 65 on the first day and 70 in round two giving him the same 135 total. Ted Brewster took third place overall with net 137. prizes were also awarded to the top three in each of the 18 hole competitions. The Wednesday event was won by Kevin Mann with net 65 who nudged Chris Stearman who also recorded net 65 to second place on count back, David Ashfield was third. The Saturday 18 Hole Competition was won by Peter Brightwell with net 67 David Regar was second with 68 and Ted Brewster third with 69. Captains week was completed with an evening meal and music in the club house on Saturday evening.

 

David Ashfield left with Captain Kevin Joy

 

 

 

Charity visit by Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Captain of Ryston Park Golf Club made a flying visit to Dereham Golf Club on Monday whilst raising money for RNIB and Macmillan nurses. Dick stopped at Dereham to play 9 holes having started at Mundesley Golf Club at 5 30 am playing 9 holes there from there he went to Fakenham and played there and from Dereham he was off to Feltwell intending to finish his day by playing 9 holes at his own club Ryston park. Whilst at Dereham he met ladies Captain Christine Joy who played along side him for his 9 holes.


Dick Johnson with Ladies Captain Christine Joy on his Dereham stop off

 

 

 

Captain and Ladies Captain’s Champagne Breakfast 16th June 2013

Captains week at Dereham Golf Club got off to a bubbling start with 48 players competing in the Captains Champagne breakfast event. A 7 am shotgun start saw the players commence from different tees playing a mixed Greensome Stableford Competition over 18 holes. The eventual winners were Simon Chaney and Mike Pincott with 42 points, runners up were Christopher Joy and Heather Clements who mustered 40 points and beat 3rd placed Dennis Fisher and Jane Bizley on count back, placed 4th also with 40 points were Peter Brightwell and Angela Savory Moll. All players enjoyed a full English Breakfast in the clubhouse after the event with complimentary Cava provided by Club Captain Kevin Joy and Ladies Captain Christine Joy.


Champagne Breakfast winners with Ladies Captain Christine Joy front left and Club Captain Kevin Joy 2nd from the right.

 

 

 

Norfolk Boys U14 & U12 Championship

 

Dereham Golf Club recently hosted the Norfolk Boys U14 & U12 Championship. On a glorious sunny afternoon 20 youngsters played either 18 or 9 holes depending on their handicaps.

 

here were some excellent scores at both levels. Hakan Tokbay from Dereham was making his county competition debut playing in the under 12 category. The prize winners were as follows:

 

U12 handicap: Champion Jonathan Storey (Feltwell), runner up Hakan Tokbay (Dereham)

 

U12 scratch: Champion Charlie Green (Barnham Broom), runner up James Sheldrake (Middleton Hall)

 

U14 Handicap: Champion Liam Cossey (Barnham Broom), runner up Liam Kevern (Dereham)

 

U14 Scratch: Champion Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall), runner up Finlay Heywood (Eaton)

 

Prizes were awarded by Dereham’s Club Captain Kevin Joy who can be seen in the photograph with all the winners and runners-up.

 


Photo: Captain Kevin Joy (behind)
Front row: Liam Kevern, Jonathan Storey, Hakan Tokbay, Toby Briggs, James Sheldrake, Liam Cossey, Charlie Green, Finlay Heywood

 

 

 

Dereham Golf Club Charity Golf Day

Ninety six players took part in the Captain’s and Ladies Captain’s Charity golf day on Sunday in support of EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospice). The event which was played in Texas Scramble format was supported by Andy Marshall Dereham’s European tour professional and Stewart White from BBC Look East. All enjoyed the day which was cold but thankfully dry. there were nearest the pin and nearest the line competitions along with spot the ball and other fund raising raffles. After the event Captain Kevin Joy thanked Dereham Golf club for allowing the event to take place there were addresses by Rose Peasgood from Each and Pippa Joy who had experienced the help from the charity. Stewart White presented the prizes and amused those present with impromptu auctions. Mr White then presented Rose Peasgood with a pledge cheque for nearly £2300, however late donations and the competition winners donating their prize to the charity saw the amount rise to £2564.84. The Competition winners were John Chaney Simon Chaney Nigel Elmar and Alex Bates who carded a gross 60 net 56.8.

 

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

The annual Easter Social Texas scramble took place two weeks later than planned owing to the poor weather which has caused unscheduled course closures.40 members took part in the event played on Sunday arranged by Ron Myhill and Ray Wicks. The eighteen hole scramble was won by the team of Kevin Joy Peter lilwall Eve Holmes and Jill Trudgill who had a Gross score of 71 net 62 followed by the team of John Chaney Angela Savory-Moll Pearl Taylor and Graham Howe. 3rd Were Tom Holyoak Christopher Joy Helen Burrage and Kay Bates. All players enjoyed Hot Cross buns and sausage rolls in the clubhouse after the event.

 

Left to right: Peter Lilwall (Club President) Eve Holmes Jill Trudgill Kevin Joy (Captain) and Ladies president Sheila Brightwell

 

 

FREE GETINTOGOLF SESSIONS....... a few spaces still available

Dereham PGA Professional Duncan still has places left on his FREE GetintoGolf Sessions starting Saturday 2nd February 11.30am -12.30 pm and Sunday 3rd February 11.00am - 12.00. The sessions are the start of 8 week courses for adult beginners with all equipment provided if necessary.

 

 

 

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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