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Course Update

 

As we enter the second week of covid 19 restricted golf, the improvements to the course continue. 
Flags have returned to the greens, and a big thank you to Jay Spalding for providing the cup inserts. These ensure the balls can be putted and retrieved without having to put your hand into the hole. 
Please remember that the flags should not be touched when putting on the greens. 


Rounds are now being played from the back nine tees, which for those playing from the yellows means the return to the Pit on the 14th. We know how much everyone has missed that walk through the trees and the narrow gap for your tee shot!


 

At present rounds are still limited to 9 holes, however we are looking at ways to safely manage 18 hole rounds while maintaining a safe golfing environment; more news on this will follow soon! 

The online tee booking system is working well and the feedback from members has been positive. Rounds are still limited to two-balls however we are pleased to confirm that members can now invite one guest for a round (subject to a green fee). 
We are not able at present to accept bookings from non-member two-balls but this is under review. 

Finally, thank you to all our members who have complied with the new arrangements put in place, ensuring a safe return to golf not just for themselves but for all of us.


Update from the Club Captain

Message from the Club Captain

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday evening England Golf has confirmed that golf courses in England will open on Wednesday 13th May subject to strict criteria.

The green staff have worked hard to make sure the course is in excellent condition and preventative measures are now in place to protect you and keep you safe. Ball washers have been covered and benches are no longer in use

The golf course will open daily at 08.00am. This allows the green staff time to prepare the course each day before play commences. No play will be allowed before then, any member seen playing on the course will be asked to leave immediately.

Tee times will be spaced to 10 minute intervals and play will be for 9 holes only with the last tee time being 6.30pm

It is imperative that you do not join up with any other groups or golfers on the course.

Tee times will be for 1 and 2 balls only and social distancing will apply.

You may only arrive 10 minutes before you are due to tee off. Please ensure you leave a cars width between cars in the car par, do not park immediately next to another car.

* An online tee booking system has been set up by the Secretary. Please visit the ClubV1 members hub website and/or download the ClubV1 app on your mobile device which will give you access. You must have a HowDidiDo passport account, if not you can easily register for one ****

For those members who wish to make a booking by telephone the Secretary will be available from 2.00pm to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. These times will change following recruitment of volunteers.

You must leave the course immediately, via the designated route, following the completion of your round.

Bunkers will be in play with the rakes removed. Please repair your footmarks with your club as best you can.

There will be no flags, the holes will be in the centre of each green with the cups upside down, raised above the surface of the green. Once the ball hits the cup it is deemed as holed.

Do not double back to play again if a ball is lost, unplayable or in a penalty area. 

Once a hole is completed the pair in front must have exited the tee box before players can progress to the next hole.

The tee times will be for members only until further notice.

The clubhouse will remain closed for the forseeable future so if you need to collect your clubs and trolleys you must make prior arrangement to do so.

The practice ground and putting green, by the clubhouse, will remain closed.

Please ensure you access the 1st tee and exit the 9th green in accordance with the designated signs.

I must stress that you cannot play unless you have a reserved tee time. A starter will be available on the 1st tee to ensure the guidelines are strictly adhered to.

After a lengthy lockdown this is the moment we have been waiting for so please enjoy your first friendly game and I look forward to welcoming you all back to the club.

John Chaney
Club Captain


Covid-19 Closure

In line with Government guidance, and in the best interests of all our members and friends, we have closed the course with immediate effect.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all on the other side

 

 


Covid-19 Update

In these unprecedented times, we have carefully considered the advice of the Government and England Golf. As a result we can confirm that, at present, the course will remain OPEN subject to certain conditions. 

Please note that the clubhouse, bar and catering are all closed until further notice. 
The changing rooms will be available however this will be kept under review. All accessible areas will be subject to enhanced cleaning. 
All club competitions and social events due to be held have been postponed. 

As everyone will be aware, the situation is evolving at an extremely rapid pace. The club management are monitoring the situation closely; as and when there are changes to these circumstances, we will update everyone ASAP

 

 


Membership Offer

Due to popular demand, we are extending our Membership Offer to receive a full membership running to 31 March 2021 for only £550.

Perfect if you’re
*looking to join a new club
*looking to take up golf
*wanting over 14 months full membership for less than the cost of 12 months

There are no hidden costs, no nasty surprises, no catches! Join as a member and benefit from:

*Unlimited Golf – No time or date restrictions
*Help to achieve and maintain a CONGU handicap
*Eligible for all club competitions (subject to individual competition criteria)
*Access to practice facilities, including new for 2020 chipping green (currently under construction)
*A clubhouse with catering, a fully licenced bar and a packed social calendar
*An innovative 9 hole figure of eight course that plays like a full 18 thanks to 17 unique tee positions, and allows you to avoid congestion
*All affiliation fees included

If you would like to play the course beforehand, please call to arrange a round and a tour of the facilities. Sign up that day and we will refund the green fee.

For full details, contact the Secretary on 01362 695900


2019 Ladies President Day

 

The Ladies President Kathy Duffield held her day on the 10th September and asked those playing or attending the tea afterwards to wear pink at some stage of the day in remembrance of those who have suffered from cancer.  The format of the competition was an 18 hole stableford with the ladies also playing for the Diamond Jubilee Rose Bowl.   After playing the ladies returned at 5.00 pm for tea and the presentation of prizes.   Glenda Langmead was the winner with an amazing 41 points, Heather Clements was second with 38 points on count back from Ali Atterwell who was third also with 38 points.   Glenda was also presented with the Diamond Jubilee Rose Bowl.

 

There was a nearest the pin on the 3rd for players up to a 25 handicap which was won by Sarah Hales and a nearest the pin in two (but not in the hole) on the 8th for players with a handicap of 26 and over which was won by Diane Davidson.

 

The Ladies President then presented two other prizes, one was for the neatest written competition card which went to Pearl Taylor and the other was for the person the Ladies President considered wore the most pink and this went to Christine Joy.

 

After these presentations the Ladies Captain Kay Bates presented a voucher for £100  to Dot Frewin from Miss Designer Golf.   Dot won the stableford competition held on the 3rd September which was sponsored by Miss Designer Golf.

Pictured: Sarah Hales, Glenda Langmead, Ladies President Kathy Duffield, Heather Clements, Ali Atterwell, Diane Davidson

Ladies Captain Kay Bates, Dot Frewin


Junior Sixes at Dereham

 

 

 


Dereham Ladies Open 2019

Dereham Golf Club held their annual Ladies AM AM on the 16th July with 12 teams taking part, 11 of which were represented by different golf clubs.

The format was a stableford with two scores to count on each hole except for the par 5s where all scores counted.

The winning team came back to defend their title from last year with the exception of one change of player.   Liz Speak, Jane Brooke, Pat Parker and Sandra Bowman from Diss came in with 101 points.  Second from Royal Cromer were Elaine Field, Sally Taylor, Caroline Kelly and Janet Tanner with 99 points and third Linda Foster (Swaffham) Wendy Shadrack and Maxine Hadden-Philo (Wensum Valley) and Maria Grayston (Royal Norwich). 

Nearest the Pin on the 8th for handicaps up to 25 was Nicky Monk from Middleton Hall, Nearest the Pin on the 12th for handicaps 26 and over was Linda Foulgar (Bawburgh) and Nearest the Line on the 16th for all was Sandra Bowman (Diss).

The presentations took place after a meal in the clubhouse.

Picture:  Ladies Captain Kay Bates, the winning team from Diss and the Ladies President Kathy Duffield


Ladies Captains Day - 2nd July 2019

The format for Kay Bate’s Ladies Captain’s Day was an 18 hole stableford.   There was a prize for the overall winner and then the Ladies Captain drew names for partners for a pairs competition.   The overall winner was  Angela Savory Moll with 38 points.     The pairs winners were Angela Savory Moll and Helen Howe with a combined score of 72 who won on count back from Carol Harrisson and Helen Burrage also with 72 points, 3rd was Jenny Filby and Dot Frewin with 68 points.

Spot prizes were awarded to Dot Frewin (nearest the pin in two -but not in the hole – on the 8th for handicaps 26 and over, Elizabeth Bench (nearest the pin on the 17th hole and Polly Slowiok (longest putt sunk on the 18th).    With the Ladies Captain’s love of the Greek Islands, the ladies were asked to wear blue and white representing the Greek flag for the day.   The prizes were presented after a meal in the club house when the theme continued with a Greek option for food.


Another fabulous weekend at Dereham Golf Club

Following on from last weekend’s successes with victory for Dereham in the new junior GolfSixes league, the ladies in the Scratch League and the men’s second round triumph over Royal Cromer in the Myhill Trophy, the Club continued their great run with a victory for the Juniors in the KK Smith Trophy beating Middleton Hall away by one hole, despite having to give 52 shots over the four games.  Meanwhile the Men’s scratch team were beating Dunston Hall 3-2 at Dereham.  Well done to everyone involved in those events.

This week was Captain’s week at Dereham with two Men’s competitions on Wednesday and Saturday, and the Ladies competition on Tuesday, all well subscribed.  The weather was generally very good, despite the forecast, with a near heatwave on Saturday afternoon.  The results were as follows;

Ladies Medal

Winner - Maisie Farrelly               Net 70  

Runner-up – Carole Harrisson    Net 73

Men’s Stableford (Weds)

Winner - Matthew Strudwick     39 points

Runner-up – David Dobbs            38 points

Third place – Alastair Simpson   37 points

Men’s Medal (Sat)

Winner - David Ashfield                68 net

Runner-up – Chris Newton          68 net

Third place – Stuart Hudson        69 net

This year’s overall Captain’s Prize went to Richard Wilson. (70 net – 39 points = 31)

Following the presentation of prizes, the members and their guests enjoyed a great evening party with the wonderful ‘Harley Street’ band providing really great music, and Heather & Lauren Pincott supplying a superb buffet.  The clubhouse was packed and there was plenty of dancing and good fun the whole time, a really memorable evening.

Sunday morning saw the Captain’s Champagne Brunch with 32 players, most with hangovers, tee off with a greensomes Stableford shotgun start at 8am, followed by a full English breakfast with Prosecco provided by the Captains.  Carol Parker and Kevin Mann won the Champagne prize with a score of 42 points.

My thanks to all people who, with their selfless contributions, helped to make the competitions and the Saturday evening party a great success.  Finally, special thanks to my lovely wife Heather and daughter Lauren who made my whole week and Sunday birthday unforgettable with their hard work and fabulous support.  Thank you both so much.

Mike Pincott, Captain, Dereham Golf Club

 


Ladies Closed Competition

The ladies held their Closed Meeting on Tuesday 14th May which comprised of an 18 hole medal in the morning followed by a 9 hole greensome competition in the afternoon. 

After a meal in the clubhouse the following prizes were awarded:

For the mornings competition there were 6 prizes – 1st Kay Bates nett 74, 2nd Glenda Langmead nett 75, 3rd Carole Harrisson nett 76 (ocb), 4th Sarah Hales nett 76, 5th Cindy Tufts nett 77 (ocb), 6th Helen Burrage nett 77 (ocb)

Nearest the pin on the 3rd was awarded to Jenny Filby  and Heather Clements  was nearest the line on the 16th.

There were three prizes for the afternoon’s greensomes competition – 1st Dot Frewin and Heather Pincott 17 points (ocb), 2nd Helen Howe and Sheila Brightwell 17 points (ocb), 3rd Carla Leney and Ali Atterwell 17 points (ocb)

The morning’s competition was the second round of the Earlham Baines Cup and the winner of the combined scores for the two competitions was Jenny Filby.

Other prizes awarded were for the American Trophy which went to Jenny Filby and the Winter Eclectic to Kay Bates.  The Sherwood Cup which was for the 4 best medal winners last year plus the medal from this year’s Closed Meeting was awarded to Jenny Filby.

All prizes were presented by the Ladies President Kathy Duffield.


 

Dereham Golf Club

Quebec Road, Dereham, NR19 2DS

Tel: 01362 695900  Email: office@derehamgolfclub.com

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