News & Events



Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Day and Boxing Day – Course will be CLOSED to VISITING players

Clubhouse – Closed

27th, 28th and 29th normal opening times:* -

 No Catering will be available


*Visiting Players :   Before 11.00 am on 27th and 28th  and 29th – You are asked for your honesty in paying your Green Fees.  Please sign in the visitors’ book and pay your fees in the brown envelopes provided, with your name and value enclosed and place through the letter box located in the hall way by the shop.  


We are pleased to announce that we  will once again be offering  our 15 for 12 membership this coming January (2019). Join with us  in January  and you will not have to renew your membership again until 1st April 2020,  You will therfore have 15 months of  Golf. with the added bonus the fee is at last years rates.   This offer is one not to be missed should you be contemplating joining a club this coming year.  Suggest it to your loved ones as a Christmas Present!!!!





Newsletter November 2018









GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY  for Businesses Small or Large

As you are all aware we now have a slide show active on the TV in the Club House, which is turned on all day-everyday.  The number of images will grow over time as we add more to the slide show and we are actively taking pictures on Society days, of the course, players etc now.  In time, too, we will be able to use this resource to advertise Club Matches, Tournaments, Society Days etc but in the meantime you too can use us to promote your Company or the Company you work for.   Two of our members have already taken up this golden opportunity to ‘showcase’ their Companies and we are opening it up to all members, – so if you would like to take part please let me have your details and we can work on a slide for you.  All we need is a Logo and any details you would like promoted.

The cost is a mere £50 per year, so under £1 a week, where can you get a better deal?  No, don’t answer that – it is a REALLY GOOD COST EFFECTIVE way of promoting your company, your son/daughter’s company, your brother/sister’s, anyone and it will be seen by members and visitors alike, all year round.

Don’t delay, email your details to Kim and she will pass them on or you can speak to me direct.

Denise Whiting

Mixed Section and Marketing

Feltwell Golf Club

Newsletter August 2018





Feltwell Golf Club are looking for an Assistant Greenkeeper. The hours are an average of 40hrs/week including a few hours over the weekend with holidays of 224hrs/annum (including Bank Holidays). You will need to ably assist the Head Greenkeeper in carrying out the duties and directions from the Management/Greens Committee to maintain and improve the Golf Course, in keeping with the high standards laid down by the Committee. Applicants should have some knowledge of grass management, be able to keep to the approved schedules and carry out remedial treatments as required. Previous experience of Greenkeeping, though not essential, is preferred.

If this position is of interest then please send your CV for the attention of Malcolm Fuller c/o Feltwell Golf Club, Thor Avenue, off Wilton Road, Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk IP26 4AY

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Newsletter March 2018



Newsletter January 2018



Premises Licence



We are pleased to announce that we now operate under a Premises Licence  which means Non-Members are welcome to come along and enjoy the facilities of our bar and restaurant, partake in events and functions.

Before Social membership or Club membership was required. We do however still offer Social membership  whereby you have the privilege of membership bar pricing  this is at £15.00 per year..

All visitors to the club  will be met with a friendly greeting, smiles and made to feel welcome whether it be for a quite drink or two, a snack or three course meal. Do come along and enjoy the comforts of our lounge  and take in  the views across the course which are rather impressive and pleasing on the eye. 


A nice piece received via "Feltwell Next Door"

Mr RP Feltwell
We haven't the slightest interest in golf so have never visited the whole time we have been here. Yesterday we went to their Burns Night and it was highly enjoyable. They are lovely, welcoming people, even to non-golfers, the event itself was well run, the staff are great and the food was delicious and as traditional as you wanted to make it (I don't think Cranachan will become a favourite though)
I know they do a carvery lunch on Sundays, and we'd certainly recommend their special events on the basis of last night.

Mr RP Feltwell


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Back in early November an item of lost property was handed in to the office.  This is not a golfing item  and may be precious to someone.   As no member has  claimed the item  I am wondering if it was a visitor that weekend to the club.  So in the hope of  making contact to our Green fee visitors and guests and reuniting the item  with it's rightful owner then please do spread the word  that  we have it here waiting to be reunited..


The Winter Season is now in play  which means that the Club House will be closed from 16.00 pm.  The goods  news about the colder weather is that on Mondays Carl  will be doing his  Soup and a Roll throughout the day  when the restaurant is closed, at £3.00.  This was so popular last year  and has been requested for the past couple of weeks. As of this coming Monday  it will be available.

Also starting Tuesday  he will be offering £5.00 lunch offers, again these proved very tempting last year.  Avaialble  Tuesday  through to Friday.  Offerings will change but  there will be the likes of hearty stews,  liver and bacon, sausage and mash.  A few to be tempting you with.  Watch out for the daily specials board. 



Norfolk County Ladies Golf Association held their 4th Division Handicap Competition at Feltwell Golf Club yesterday.   This is the first time that Feltwell has been asked to host this event and my thanks go to everyone who took part and helped, it was a resounding success, we can all be very proud of ourselves!  The weather stayed fine and for once there was no wind!!  We appear too, to have possibly created a precedent in organising the ‘Half-Way House’ refreshment stand – they all loved it and the County Representatives have taken photos back to put on their website.  The bonus we have, of course, is that any Half-Way House we have on the course gets visited twice on a round of 18!!

I received this comment this afternoon from Mary Watson, the County Secretary

“You all did such a great job for us yesterday and I can't thank you enough. It was great to see your men supporting you too - from the very dashing starters to the gentlemen coming in after their round of golf too - all with a cheery smile and welcome. Great job Feltwell !! Am sure that we will be asking to come back again !!                         

PS I can't forget the yummy's at the half way house either !!!!”

Well done to everyone, we all deserve a pat on the back!!

My thanks and congratulations go to Diane King and Linda Shine who played in the competition, their first foray into County Golf and they both finished in the top quarter, well done.  Also thanks go to Malcolm Fuller and Lester Cooper who nobly stepped forward to announce each lady on the First Tee and keeping them entertained while waiting their turn.  .... and of course a big thank you to all the ladies who helped in one way or another, either in the run up to the event or on the day itself, to Jason and his team for getting the course ready, to Barbara who kept the numbers right, to Anita who took their food orders, to Carl for opening up on a Monday and providing us all with lovely sandwiches, to Wendy and Marian who manned the Half-Way House, to Christine, Vicki and Sandra who sold the raffle tickets and thanks too to those of you who also walked the course making sure no one wandered off!!

I’m sure we will see some of the ladies again as Green Fee players, as they were really impressed with our course and this event has really helped to promote Feltwell Golf Club for future events. 

Gentlemen Starters:  Club Captain Malcom Fuller and Club President Lester Cooper

Half Way House:

Denise Whiting

Ladies Captain


On a very warm Friday 16th June 2017 we were very proud to play host to the MacMillan Longest Golf Day Challenge.  4 players were taking part from Cocksedge Building Contractors and were undertaking  a 72 Hole challenge. The following are two emails  from the organsiser, Adrian Bishop:

Praise all round for the club and high praise for Jason.

1st Email:

We started at 5am with all arriving early, and tee’ d off at 5.10am, had coffee and bacon rolls served to us on the course and continued playing 36 holes continuously, Stopped for a bit off Lunch with a cheeky pint then away again with us finally completing our challenge at 7.30pm that evening.

Kim along with the Feltwell Golf Course staff and management done us proud.

Then we have the “Cocksedge Boys” ,Steve Nugent, Tim Grant , David Aldous and myself ,massive congratulations to you all.

We are a bit sore, a bit burnt, but other than that all ok. ( maybe same again next year?).

If you wish to make any kind of donation no matter how small this will make a difference, and to this end we have set up a Just Giving page. Some of you have already been very generous and donated and for that we are very grateful.

  2nd  Email directly to the club:

Good afternoon Kim

Can we all at Cocksedge thank you and your team for allowing us to undertake this challenge at your fabulous golf course, without your support we would of been nowhere.

The final total should be just short of £2,000. (Will update you later in the week) a sum of which we can all be proud

We as Golfers would also like to congratulate your new greenkeeper as he has done a wonderful job in such a short time.

We will be actively promoting your club to all our friends and colleagues.

I have attached a link below from Macmillan Facebook page and a copy of donations received on course by and from your golf club members..

The Course early doors:

Ready to go:

Half way through:


All Done and a very welcome pint.



I would like to say a big thank you again to everyone who supported me yesterday at Ladies Captain’s Day and those too who couldn’t make it, it was a lovely day and I really enjoyed it.  It was lovely, too, seeing some ‘old’ faces back at the Club and still playing the course really well!!  Thank you all too for the lovely gift,   Despite the wind yesterday or should I say ‘in spite of the wind!’, I think we all had a great day but then what would Feltwell be like without the wind??!!!  I’m going to blame it though for my disastrous back nine!   It was also lovely to have so many gentlemen join us for the day, so a big thank you to them for turning out and I hope you abided by the one rule of ‘No Gi’mes!’.  

As you know we are holding a ‘Taster Day’ for Ladies on Sunday 25th June from 2pm and we are hoping that this afternoon will help kick-start the initiative to bring new ladies to the Club and hopefully encourage them to start or re-start playing the ‘beautiful game’ and we all know how addictive it can become – who remembers the bad games but we all remember those wonderful shots !!  Thank you to those who have offered help and have been spreading the word, we are already expecting quite a few ladies to join us on the day, so let’s hope the weather is kind too.   

Thank you all again for a lovely day yesterday

Denise Whiting

Ladies Captain



Somehting different and played in the flower planters on the Patio.

We were all amazed and so proud  at the decision of a mother Oyster Catcher deciding to make her nest in our raised flower planter right on the patio of the club house.   All members became very attached and protective of Mum, Dad  and eggs. She laid three.  Some 28 days later early in the evening  whilst our Wednesday night Swindle was taking play  the first chick hatched.  Excitement all round.  The cutest little bundle ermerged.   Oyster catchers are born  developed  and start running about immediately.  By Thursday monring   the second egg had hatched.   Sadly  the remaining 3rd one didn't. On Friday the weather was a little windy  and one got blown off the wall but not to worry Dad was quick to attend and offered somewhere to shelter.  Nothing to be concerened about as this was expected and soon after the second chick was down and  both following Mum and Dad about in the clover (this is what was expected of them after consulting with the RSPB).









                                                                    QUIZ NIGHT 

                                                               THURSDAY  15TH JUNE 2017.

                                           SUPPER WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE QUIZ.

                                                                            7.30 PM

                                                                  MAX OF 6 PER TEAM

                                                                 £1.00 PER HEAD ENTRY









The Seniors have had a fantastic start to the season. In April we won all three of our matches against Ryston Park, Dereham and The Suffolk. Since then we have gone on to beat Marham,Tydd St Giles and drawn against Swaffham.  We have in fact only lost one of our  eight matches so well done boys and keep the run going.

Congratulations to Ian Head for winning the Hampshire Shield and also to Tony Whybrow for winning the Roy Shropshire Cup.

Carl and his staff have provided us with delicious food for all our games and this has been mentioned by all visiting teams. So well done to all concerned.

Our numbers for matches are getting quite small and it would make the world of difference if we could have the support of half a dozen more players for our matches so I ask all members of the club that are eligible to come and play a few games with us.  We are a very friendly crew and make new members very welcome. COME AND JOIN A WINNING TEAM.

June and July are very busy months for us so we welcome all the support that we can get.

We look forward to the rest of the season with high expectations and hope to attract more members to the team.

Well done everyone and good luck to one and all.

Vic Cox.

Seniors Captain.



What a super day yesterday,  Wednesday 24th May was.   Society Day "Caitlyn Cup" was once again a resounding success.  Organised by Vince Coomber, and attended by (this year) 25 players,  All having egg and bacon rolls on arrival,  a lunch of sandwhiches and chips then with additonal guests coming along  after the day to partake in a two course meal. Comments received in regards to the course, the hospitality and the catering was all  so very postivie and greatfully received by the club. We enjoy hosting such days and look forward to their rfeturn next year..



Carl is doing one of his  wonderful Traditional Roasts this coming Sunday (14th May)  £8.95 or go large for an additional £1.00 (Children’s at £4.95).

All are welcome to come along on a first visit with us.  Should you be happy with what you see and what you receive then you can become a Social Member  and can come along at any time to enjoy our facilities and what we have to offer (excluding golf) from lunches, drinks, events and functions”



Our green’s staff are trying to improve approaches to the greens by protecting the approaches from trolley and cart traffic. To achieve this there is currently a ban on all wheeled conveyances within the marked areas. This area can be walked on to play a shot but equipment MUST be left outside.

I would appreciate your respect in this matter and thank you in anticipation of your patience and understanding.

Don Redpath



I am pleased to say that we won our game against Mundesley yesterday :  3 – 0 and a special thanks go to Linda B, Anita, Barbara, Diane and Sue S who all played brilliant games  on a lovely, dry but windy day, thank you all.  This was the first of our new Friendly games for this year and we have already fixed a date for a return match next year – at Mundesley.

Thank you again girls,





March proved to be a very good month for the Seniors.  We started off by giving our Ladies a bit of a spanking in our first match of the season.  We have followed that by having a good win against Tydd St Giles and Richmond Park .  Well done to all concerned and keep up the good work.  We are getting very good support from our members in all areas of the club including the monthly Quiz.

Congratulations to John Mann on winning the Lamb Trophy and also to Roy “Three Clubs” Dominey on winning yet another 3 club challenge.  We have a busy month ahead and hope to get a few more new members to increase our numbers.

Carl is doing a great Job in the kitchen and is getting very good reviews from our visiting teams. Now the clocks have changed he is planning various functions throughout the summer and we look forward to enjoying yet  more of his great meals.

Jason, our new Head Greenkeeper, is really making his mark and the improvement in the course is there for all to see so well done to him and Ben for all the hard work that they are putting in.

The Seniors are planning more varied competitions through the summer and many will be team type events with the emphasis on enjoyment more than anything else.  There will also be the usual club competitions and I hope there will also be some social functions.

We look forward to a good month and welcoming anyone who is looking to join a very friendly Seniors Section.

Vic Cox.

Seniors Captain



Well, we’ve had our first Competition of 2017 in which 10 ladies took part, thank you to all of you who turned out on Friday and Sunday to play in what turned out to be lovely sunny, Spring days if a little windy!! 

The first three places were taken by myself in 1st place, Barbara in 2nd place and Diane K  in 3rd place – well done to everyone who played on both days especially as the wind seemed to almost have a mind of its own, changing direction at the drop of a hat!!  I did think as we went round though how well the course is improving and would like to congratulate Jason and Ben, you really are making a difference.

What did make the day for Diane B and myself was as we were standing on the 18th Tee Box, two stoats ran across from the 1st/10th green and one stood, stock still right in front of us, staring us out!!  Of course I didn’t have my camera to hand, so missed a golden opportunity - again!!  Neither of us have ever seen stoats on the course before, has anyone else?

We look forward to our game against Fakenham on Friday and then what is becoming a busy April, so keep as eye on the Noticeboard for dates and fixtures.

Denise Whiting

Ladies Captain




Bulletin #3


Big pat on the back to Jason Cheyney and Ben Richardson for their efforts over the last 3 or 4 weeks, I have to say I am amazed at the change in the course, as are lots of other members judging by the positive comments coming back from those regularly playing the course.  I think we are running before we can walk but the boys are proving me wrong and doing this club proud, well done boys, keep it going.

There is so much to mention that I may not have captured it all below so please forgive me if I miss something out;


6th Hole – The green-side bunker to the left-hand side has been completely renovated. This was achieved within a week of Jason commencing employment.

3rd Hole -  The green-side bunker to the left-hand side has been renovated and the sand is just bedding in.

3rd, 4th and 6th Holes – All right hand green-side bunkers are next on the menu for renovation.

3rd Hole – Pot bunker adjacent to 5th/14th tees – This bunker to be filled in and grassed over.

6th Hole – Two fairway bunkers approx. 200 yds. from tee need to be shallowed out.

Two bunkers have been tidied up on the practice area; the long bunker on the left of the practice green and the small bunker adjacent to the putting green.

The rake holders that you will now see in some bunkers are an experiment at this stage and no final decision on adopting them in every bunker will be made until member opinion is fully gauged.

Laurel Bushes/Lilac/Saplings

Jason managed to secure 60 laurel bushes for a knock down price of £50.00 and we have planted a line of these to the left of the 3rd green from the end of the trees to the right continuing right up to the large fir. This is an H&S issue as well as a course protection factor and we expect ALL members to acknowledge this and use the path behind the green for access and egress to the 4th tee and back.

A further quantity of Laurel mixed with some lilac, which was sourced for the plantation area behind the 4th green, have been sited behind the 4th green. This will form a complete cordon running right to left up to the first large fir in the 6th rough.

We also intend to provide screening to the 17th competition tee using some larger saplings to form a screen to the rear, left and right hand sides of the tee box.

These are all work in progress so we would politely ask all members to bear with us whilst the plantings become established and add to the aesthetics of the course.

We have some laurel bushes left and some lilac grown on the course and Ben has an idea about creating a screen from the 10th green to the 11th tee – SO WATCH THIS SPACE.

Jason is also going to use suitable saplings to form a barrier between the 7th tee and car park area.

Obviously there will be occasions when balls will land within areas of new planting(s) – relief can be taken as per Rule 24.2.

Lawn seed Spreading

All the greens were treated with Lawn sand on Wed. 15th January and members will note that they were dark and woolly over the subsequent weekend. You will also note that the Fusarium patches and the moss have gone black and died! When scarification takes place shortly the dead matter will be dragged out leaving a much more even grassy surface. Greens will be cut w/c 20/03/17


The fairway mower will be back on Saturday and cutting can commence early in the week.

The fairways will also be fertilised as well, and fertilisation will also cover approx. 6' of the rough; the reason for this is to encourage and maximise growth. This will then enable us, when cut back to provide a precise and definite collar between fairway and semi.

Jason will re-define the “white-lined areas” forming the aprons of the greens, the lines need to encompass points between the outside extremities of the green side bunkers.

Another project will involve re-construction of the path between the 8th green and 9th tees; old hogging to be removed, carcass to be re-defined then fresh hogging used for in-fill.

We are now in possession of some white stakes and once we procure some decorative rope Jason will close off the apron area using the materials as a barrier – Well done to Ben for coming forward with this suggestion.

OK I think that will keep the boys busy for a while so best leave them alone to get on with it!


Barrie Pressling and Tommy Fortune have done a superb job in treating the shed behind the 7th tee, looks great now, another coat will be applied in the Autumn to cope with the rigours of winter – Great job chaps and is very much appreciated.

Health & Safety Issue

I know this has little to do with Greens Activity but the H&S risk assessment has identified the risk imposed by taking “wheeled conveyances” on to banks situated within the golf course, basically NO trolleys or carts are allowed on these areas of the course. It does impact also on maintenance of said banks and may restrict our maintenance resource –         PLEASE TAKE HEED OF THIS REQUIREMENT.


Don Redpath

Greens Chairman


Quiz Night

For our Members, Social Members and signed in guests:


Quiz Night


Thursday 24th March

7.00 pm  for 7.30 pm


£1.00 each  make a team

  (Max 6 players)


Table Kitty at £100.00 !!


Amy will be offering  Roast Carvery, Cottage Pie and Steak and Ale Pie



We are very sad to report the death of Harry Norris who was our oldest member.  He will be greatly missed as a member.  so cheerful no matter whether he won, lost, rain or shine,  you could always  rely on his banter for the day to bring a smile to your face. 

We enjoyed our match against Fakenham as part of the 9 hole alliance, at Ryston Park which was played  along with Hurrcaine Doris,  . It ended in a well fought out draw.

We are very much looking forward to the start of our season and kick off with a match against our ladies and then a home match against Tydd St Giles and Ryston Park.

We are always looking for new Seniors (you only have to be 55 to qualify) who like us want to enjoy good company ,good  food and even good golf on the odd occasion so please come and join us.

The winner of last months Bandit award was Alan "Pedro" Spence.

We are having a steak night tomorrow  9th March (short notice so apologies)

A Quiz night on the 30th,  and look forward to seeing the usual high turnout of Seniors and others wanting to win a small fortune and enjoying the food and the odd beer or two. 

Vic Cox

Seniors Captain




Well, they started as they mean to go on!!  

Barbara and Diane played Thetford today in the first round of the Daily Mail 4somes and they won!!  Well done ladies  

Brilliant start to the year!  


Thank you to those who came Friday 24th  for our first lesson with Jo, the first of many!  Thankfully the wind died down considerably and the sun almost came out !!  This first session was concentrating on our short game and I think that using the bottom end of the practice ground worked really well, giving us plenty of room and thank you too to Jason for mowing the ‘greens’ for us down there.  

I thought everyone took something positive away from the session and that we are all ready now to practice, practice, practice – did I say practice!!  Hopefully you are all looking forward to the next one – already booked for Friday 7th April and I’m looking for ideas from you all as to which clubs/strokes you would like to practice at this session.



Ladies Captain




Did you know that you can become a Social Member of Feltwell Golf Club?

Did you know you can then come along and enjoy our facilities from a casual drink in our bar, Enjoy a lovely meal, take part in our functions and events , all overlooking our wonderful setting of the course.


Well you can, and to bring this to your attention we are offering the first 50 (new) members FOC membership, Yes - Free of Charge for their first year.

Please pop-in, give us a call, so that you can take advantage of this offer.




Bulletin #2


 Julian Belcher decided to terminate his position, as head green keeper, with Feltwell G.C.. The club is fortunate that we have managed to acquire a replacement from Richmond Park, Watton called Jason Cheyney.

Jason is in is early twenties and comes highly recommended. This young man already has an impressive CV which obviously includes course management but also encompasses a wealth of other tools and skills including tree management, irrigation systems and ancillary building skills, maintenance of equipment also figures highly. Jason is an extremely confident young man but on approach you may have to adjust your neck angle as the guy is a lean, mean 6' 7. Good news for our Myhill boys, Jason is an extremely competent golfer playing off 4.

As well as Jason coming on board our old green keeper Steve Battams is acting for us as an adviser and mentoring Jason and Ben. I would personally like to thank Steve on behalf of Feltwell Club for this support.

I would also like to pass on our thanks to Ben Richardson who stepped up to the mark whilst waiting for a replacement and I am sure you will all agree has done an amazing job in maintaining the course. 

Donald Redpath

Greens Chairman





Valentines Special

Roses are Red

Violets are Blue

Our Club is Blesssed

Because of you

Tuesday 14th February

18.30  - 20.30



Prawn Cocktail

Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup with Hot bread roll

Pate & Toast



Rib Eye Steak, Chips, Mushrooms, Onion Rings

Chicken Breast wrapped in Parma Ham, stuffed with Mozzarella, Chips and Salad

Salmon with Parsley Sauce, New Potatoes and Salad


Choice of Dessert


Firstly, thank you to those who braved the cold on Saturday(21st January) and played 18 holes at Ladies Captain’s Drive In and the sun did eventually come out if only for one hole!!  I think it all we went well and everyone enjoyed it (I did!), despite the weather!  Congratulations to Marian who won the match, Wendy who came 2nd and Vicki third.  Vicki too won Nearest the Captain’s Drive, which for once was actually on the fairway – just!!  

Denise Whiting

Ladies Captain


The Ladies held their section AGM on Sunday (15th) and to award  the trophies and sheilds  won throughout the year.   Due to the weather they cancelled their 9 Hole competition but on reflection this was a wise decision.  

Denise was re-elected to as Ladies Captain,   with Barbara Greathbatch taking over the Mixed Section from Sue Smythe who has ran it for the past 10 years,  Many thanks to Sue for all her hard work over these years.

Diane Bunten managed to win all four of the Eclectic Compettions.  Well done Diane.


Vickie Enderby

Diane Bunten

Barbara Greatbatch

Anita Jessop (trying to hide)!!

Marian Hucker

Denise Whiting

Sandra Wilson

Diane King

Linda Ball

Wendy Puttock


HUGE Congratulations to  Tommy Fortune  on getting a Hole in one yesterday (30th June).   This was on the 2nd at 12.45 pm using a 5 iron.

Tommy has been playing for 50 years and this is his first ever Hole in One.   They did spend 10 minutes  looking for the ball before they relaised it was in the hole as it was so totally unexpected.

Well done Tommy,  Your bottle is appreciated at the bar for a tipple in celebration.



Steak Night and Draw

1st December, I  can officialy start getting excited about Christmas.  However  I am sure   you will all be having your fill of  Turkey over the next few weeks so we are instead offering a ..............                                                                     

Wednesday  21st December  from 6.30 pm.   Pre-book your table  and  preferred steak in order to avoid disapointment of it being sold out on the night.   Rump(£9.95), Sirloin and Ribeye (£12.95) and Fillet (£15.95)  served with the usual  trimmings

We will also be holding the Christmas  Draw,  I am sure you have seen some of the lovely prizes that are coming in,  so be sure to get you name on the board and buy your lucky numbers.


  All in all a great night to be looking forward to.  




Bulletin #1



LEAF CLEARANCE is a major issue currently and clearance activities are currently underway but it is a moving target.

BUNKER RE-CONSTRUCTION is underway commencing with the green side bunker to the left of the 6th green.

Feltwell G.C. have just purchased spraying and spreading equipment to replace the Cushman which has unfortunately died. This is extremely versatile equipment and the buggy replaces the current buggy which has also been consigned to the scrapheap. The first priority (apart from removing the remains on the old shed on the 7th) will be treating greens and tees with FERTILISER, IRON and WORM CONTROL.

Current length of greens maintained @ 6mm.

GUR – Green side bunker right of 7; the rear bank has been eroded by rabbits and an area approx 9/12” out from the rear bank are designated as GUR. Relief as per rule 24-2 b ii.

 Obviously all general work inclusive of cutting, raking and day to day maintenance continues as per normal.

 Donald Redpath

Greens Chairman


Remembrance Sunday 2016

Many thanks to Joe (Crossman) for offering to lay the club poppy wreath on Remembrance Sunday at Feltwell Memorial. You did us proud and looked so smart with your medals.  Apologies the pictures do not do you justice.





The restaurant is taking shape nicel


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9 Hole Alliance Carvery

Today we have played host to the 9 Hole Alliance, though I don't think I shall post results! On the plus side Carl has laid on a Carvery. The first he has done for us. Consisting of Roast Beef and Roast Pork - mouth waters at just the mention of it. Along with crisp roast potatoes, boiled new potatoes A selection of fresh prepared vegetables of cabbage, green beans, carrot batons, peas and swede All looking lush and vibrant in colour waiting to be devoured. Of course homemade yorkies to accompany and delicious gravy. So hard to sit here in the office and smell these wonderful aromas drifting through. Forgot to mention the homemade Bread and Butter pudding (with Baileys) and homemade Blackberry and Apple Crumble to follow. As official taster I can recommend both puddings.

Quiz night



After a short break (1 only) we are very pleased to let you all know that we are back on track with the Quiz Night for all our members and social members with guests.

It may be slightly different,  A change  can be a good thing  once in a while, a little tweek here a little tweak there. but still a great night will be had by all.

Carl will be cooking his wonderful home cooked food, Tracie will be pulling the perfect pint.  Come along, have your dinner before hand and enjoy yourselves

We hope that all past and present participants will once again come along and support their club and have fun at the same time.


Presidents Update

The seniors played their last competition of the season on 27th September, this was the George Ryan Memorial Cup and was won by V Cox with 36 points, well done to him. A lot of the die-hard seniors will carry on through the winter months with their Tuesday and Thursday swindles.

The gents reached the final of the Myhill which was against Bawburgh Golf Club and was held at Costessey Golf Club, unfortunately they lost, but congratulations to the team for doing Felwell Golf Club proud, maybe next year lads.
Winter league has just started, 1st round was played on 9th October, and this is played over 8 rounds through the winter months so dig out your woollies and hip flasks guys, where has that lovely summer gone. 1st round was won by A.Carpenter and D.Bond with 48 points.

We have a new steward starting on the 18th October and her name is Tracy, our other new bar person is Sarah, Carl King of the Hockwold New Inn has taken over the catering for the club and we look forward to a good relationship with him. 

Some more results from previous competitions.
Friday Stableford 12th August        D.Masters
Sunday Medal 14th August             Div 1    D.Redpath    Div 2    C.Stubbings
Saturday Medal 20th August          G.Marvell
John Moir Trophy 28th August        D.Briston
Sunday Medal 4th September         Div 1    J.Green        Div 2    D.Masters
Honda Pairs 25th September        J.Nunn/R.Page
Sunday Medal 2nd October            Div 1    K.King        Div 2    B.Oot

Lester Cooper
President Feltwell Golf Club



There has been a great deal of comment about the state of the greens in recent weeks the head green-keeper would like to inform the members that growth is being kept on the greens to promote a lusher surface in the Spring.

There is no difference, 6mm., than is normal at this time of the year but tining and various weeds are exacerbating the situation.

We, as the greens sub-committee are assured that the greens will be back to normal in the Spring  and that cutting to 4mm. will then proceed through Spring, Summer and early Autumn.

Julian would also like to point out that green-keeping recommendations state that a bunker should have 100 mm. of sand in a bunker the majority of which is hard packed with the  top layer of loose sand approx. 20mm. deep.

Donald Redpath

For and on behalf of the Greens Committee


We are so pleased to be able to let you all know that we do have a new Bar Steward, Tracie, who will be starting with us very soon. Tracie is no stranger to the bar and has an amazing reputation. With a great personality, charm and efficiency. Along with Sarah, who you already know, to ably assist. We also have a new caterer who is finding his way around the kitchen and the wants and needs of you all.

Carl has already stepped up to the mark with  providing for the  Winter League Round 1 and, yesterday,  a sit down meal  for the Seniors match against Seales.   The meal  was a two meat roast followed by an amazing choice of "Home made" Banoffee Pie  and a truely amazing "Home made" bread and butter pudding,

Lunch time service will very soon be back on the menu (no pun intended). For the time being unless there is a function on, evening meals will be on hold due to the Winter Season being in play.

Social events will soon be up and running again and yes food will be accompanying them.

We wish to welcome aboard Tracie Sarah and Carl and wish them all well in their new ventures here with us at the club.









I don’t quite believe it but another month has almost slipped by!!!  October here we come!!

Firstly though congratulations go to Diane B and Barbara for winning the Lambert Greensomes on Sunday, the last of our Board Games for this year, we had a good turn out with 5 pairs and the weather, on the whole, kept fine.  My thanks too go to Malcolm King and Graham Smith who stepped into the breach and went round with 5th pair of ladies to mark their card, so thank you very much to you both.


We have quite a busy month, trying to get everything finished off before the winter sets in, so we start off with :

Sunday 2nd October         Monthly Stableford  

Friday 7th October            We are away to Searles, 

Wednesday 12th Oct       We are home to Denver 

Sunday 16th October       We are holding a Knockout to decide who will represent us in the Daily Mail Foursomes next year – and whoever does has a lot to live up to as Diane and Barbara did us proud this year . 

Friday 21st October          We are away to Fakenham, 

Then it’s relax time until the last weekend in November for the Monthly Stableford




the Winner of the Vets "George Ryan Memorial Trophy"  played this week was  Vic Cox with 36 points.

Well done Vic

Vic  Being presented with the Trophy by Keith Ginifer.



2nd Club Membership

Are you a member of another Club?  Would you like to spread your options?

 Then Feltwell Golf Club are able to offer you 2nd Club Membership at the great price of £240.00 per annum (April to March, pro rata rates now in operation)

You will have full membership rights allowing you to enter into competitions and matches and 7 days play.

The attractions of the course lie in its fast, true greens and quick draining soil. We can almost guarantee in the winter months, no temporary tees or greens. Adequate practice area also allows players to practice from a true surface all year round.





The club  held the Peter Jessop Trophy on Saturday 17th September and as awlays was well supported.  The weather  held off so as not to spoil the day.  

The overall  and gents winner was  Gary Marvell, Ladies was Diane King. Junior was Alex Matthews  and our Lady Captain, Denise Whiting,was Nearest the Pin winner.  Well done all orf you.

The raffle made an impressive £90.00 for the British Heart Foundation.   Thank you for the donations of prizes and to the purchasers of tickets and a big thank you  to all who supported the day from Anita Jessop.






 August Medal!! 

Four of us played in this and congratulations go to Diane King who came first  Diane Bunten 2nd and myself in third place and as far as I remember it was a lovely day. 

Next came the 3 Club Competition which was won by Anita,  I think this makes her, her third board win of the year – well done Anita , Diane Bunten came 2nd and Marian came 3rd – well done to you all.  

last Sunday we played the September Stableford in windy conditions (my excuse!!) – but congratulations go to Diane Bunten who won the day, Diane King 2nd and Marian 3rd, - again well done to everyone who took part.  

This brings me on to Monday – three of us went to Gainsborough with Anita and Linda and had a great day – a wonderful way to spend a birthday!!  They played brilliantly on not an easy course, very long carries and lush roughs, so not an awful lot of roll!!  The couple they played against (who were really friendly) came from a club with 114 lady members!! -  this made us fall about laughing, especially when I told them that we had 14 lady members!!!  So needless to say they were extremely impressed !! 

So we know we can do it – look out next year, we’ll be back!!






UPDATE   AT  4.30 PM

The Gents showers are out of actionfor the time being.   Ladies,   it will be a little damp underfoot whilst the carpets dry out.

Apologies for the inconvenice,  but chanigng rooms are available for use again. 





Was planning on posting a photo today of the Myhill team to show of their Team Shirts which were generiously donated by Jim Pryer (Freeze Creative Design). However I am now posting it  to  say  Congratulations to them  on  winning their semi-final against Thetford and played at Great Yarmouth on Sunday. The result was by one hole.

The Final is scheduled for September 18th and will be against Bawburgh who actually played their semi final  here.   The  venue/club is yet to be announced

                                 So smiles all round, well done guys, 




Fantastic news!!  We’re off to Gainsborough!!  Linda and Anita will be playing in the Ping Plate Final on the Thonock Course at Gainsborough Golf Club on Monday September 5th.  They tee off at 12.20.  If anyone would like to go to support them please let me know asap so we can organise car-shares 


would you  believe it yet another


                                                                        Well done to Nigel Smith

Presidents Update

The seniors are keeping very busy with swindles and matches, plus friendly games against other clubs, I can’t wait to retire and perhaps join them. The Barnard team were beaten in the first round, better luck next year guys.

The gents section as always is very busy with competitions most weekends, we had Roy Dominey captain’s day on 11th June which was well supported, there was also Club Championship the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July. This was won by Chris Robson with a gross score over 36 holes over the two days of 143, this is now 6 times that he has achieved victory in this event. As for county knockouts the gents have made the semifinals in the Myhill, which is against Thetford and being played at Great Yarmouth, unfortunately the Cullington team were knocked out in the first round.

My president’s putter was well supported on August 6th with 52 people competing, the overall winner was S. Holland with 40 pts well done to him. I even ordered the lovely sunshine on that day from Feltwell man Jim Bacon.

Some more results from previous competitions.

Kevin Cooper Trophy          29th May                P.Mccreath

Feltwell Trophy                   5th June                 N.Oot

Friday Stableford                10th June                P.Gronland

Saturday Medal                  18th June                A.Mahler

Sunday Medal                    26th June   Div 1      M.Kent

                                                          Div 2      M.Heyes

Sunday Medal                      17th July  Div 1      D.Briston

                                                           Div 2     D.Masters

Saturday Medal                   23rd July                 K.King

Malcolm Jones Trophy      31st July                   S.Sheppard


Lester Cooper

President Feltwell Golf Club


The club held host to A Charity Society day on Friday 29th, organsied by Gary Peachy of G R Peachy &  Son, Mildenhall.  The event was in aid of E A C H (East Anglian Children's Hospice).  It was well supported with 40 players through the afternoon  and a further 30 or so  guests attending in the evening.  The weather was kind and thanks go to Tommy Fotune for doing a buggy run with cold drinks. The overall event was won by Ray Peachey  and the Cocksedge were the team winners. A raffle was held with  wonderful prizes, some were too good to be placed in a raffle and were auctioned off raising a further £500.00  Thanks go to the donators of prizes  and to  the purchasers of the tickets.  A marvelous £2000.00 plus was raised on the day. Gary  extends his thanks to the club  for being able to provide an "excellent" venue and to Amy for  once again providing mouth watering catering both throughout the day and the evening BBQ.  Also thanks to all who supported the day.




A  big  well done and congratulations go out to  Dave Perkins  who over the weekend, had a Hole in One on 16th.  As this was a competition  he is the lucky recipient of the pot of £250.00.  Well done  Dave.

This is the 5th Hole in One  in as many weeks on the course,  Something in the air over Feltwell!!!




Must be something in the water.. Glad to announce another two "Hole in One's" this week. John Hodson, our Chariman, on Monday 18th and John Middleton (Middy) last night in the Wednesday night Swindle. Well done the pair of you. For all there is the obligatory bottle of scotch on the bar - not one but two! Pictured is John Hodson, sadly no picture of Middy to show at this time.


Hello on this very warm Wednesday morning, I think I’m glad to be in here typing this rather than on the course.  Long may the sun shine!

Thank you to the ladies who braved the warm weather on Sunday to play in the July medal (I’m so glad we decided to play early(ish!) in the morning) – 6 of us all together. 

Congratulations go to Marian who won with an amazing 70 net (her handicap has now come down to 26!!! - we’ll soon get that lower still!), also to Diane (B) who came second with 74 (with the lowest gross score too), then I came third with 79 (pity about the back nine – sort of went to pot – back to the putting practice!! Again).  

Don’t forget  Gillieson week -  Sunday 31st,  we play the match away at Mundsley and we would welcome as many of you as possible to come  along and suuport us (a long way I know!!). Please let me know if you want to come with us and we can sort out car..


Thanks again





Due to her great performance last December  we have Kay”D” returning to perform here again  at the Club on Saturday 23rd July  (see attached poster)

Kay“D”s background is predominantly  “country”  appearing at many venues (repeat performances at Feltwell Social Club due to popular request)  and always being played on Radio Norfolk Country on Saturday mornings,  but when I asked her for how to get across what she does do she advised  -  “Um.... I guess 'Easy Listening' is always a good summary, covering, country, 60's, 70's, 80's right to current day pop”.   From feedback last year this was definitely the case.   No one will be disappointed with what she has to offer, so if you missed her now is the time to make amends – come along, your feet will be tapping and you will not be able to resist getting on the dance floor (though of course this is optional)!

Tickets will remain at the £5.00,  available from myself  or Amy.     A full menu will be available  till 7.00 pm and once again Amy will offer basket meals in the interval (these proved very popular). 

(Members, Social members and signed in guests).


We played Great Yarmouth & Caistor in the second round of the Gillieson Cup here, at Feltwell on Sunday 12th

A perfect day for golf, warm with only a smattering of rain on the back nine and for us, very little wind, made even more perfect by the fact that WE WON!!! 

All three of our teams won their matches against some pretty tough competition, so really well done ladies and very large J and a big hug for Marian who flew all the way back from Spain just so that she could play with us today.

We will play either Mundesley or Fakenham away in the next round on Sunday 31st July 

Thank you so much to the ladies who took part today and to everyone else for your support, it’s brilliant!!



Well, well what a score!!!

Linda Ball and Anita Jessop won the Ladies Ping Competition  with 45 points and I think they could stand a very good chance of playing in either the Grand Final or the Plate Final and if so we shall all have to go to support them !!!  The first 50 top scores go on to play in the Grand Final and the next 50 into the Plate Final.

Many congratulations to Anita and Linda and a big thank you to the other ladies who came up  to take part in this competition.  I think we all had a fun afternoon and even the sun shone!!





Thanks to all the ladies who braved a sharp and gusty wind on Sunday afternoon to play in the Lamb Rose Bowl – our first ‘Board Competition’ of the year. The  forecast on Saturday showed  we were in for a wonderfully sunny, warm day and it certainly looked that way first thing this morning!!  Then, in true Feltwell tradition the wind blew !!

Congratulations go to Anita Jessop  who won the Rose Bowl  with Diane Bunten a very close second, well done too both of you.


Lady Captain












9-00 A.M AND 3-00 P.M


March Update

A new season and some changes are taking place at Feltwell Golf Club, a New Captain has been elected, congratulations to Roy Dominey who will lead us through the New season .

Competitions have started but New Members both playing and Social are more than welcome.

Start by paying a visit on April our Open Day from 9 am – 3pm and enjoy the free tuition that will be available from a PGA Professional during the day. Maybe enjoy a fun time on the New 6 – Hole Pitch and Putt.

Our heartiest congratulations to two of our Lady Members, Diane Bunten and Barbara Greatbatch for their success in the Daily Mail Foursomes, good luck in future rounds.

Other results in the last months are as follows :-

Rycroft Cup Winner.  -  C. Cooper.
Rabbits Cup Winner.  -  S. Taylor
Capt.Drive in Winner -   A. Smith
Pairs Stableford Winners -  G King / K. King
Denney Trophy Winner. -  J. Storey


Wednesday Night Swindle

Just to remind you all  that the WEDNESDAY NIGHT SWINDLE  starts today   6th April   at 4.00 pm


We played our first Friendly Match of the season on Friday 11th March against Fakenham and won, so one down 13 to go!!!

We had a great games with some lovely ladies.  The weather stayed calm, sunny and even a little warm, for us – warm enough for me to take off my jumper!!!  Just for a couple of holes anyway!

We won the game 2 to 1 and are looking forward to playing at Fakenham away in October.

Easter Race Night

For our Members, Social Members and signed in guests:

  Easter Race Night

   Friday 18th March

 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start

Rabbits will replace the horses,

Buy a "Bunny"

Themed Raffle

East Bonnet Competition

Amy's Kitchen








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The ladies had their usual Friday round  but as an annual tradition at this time of year  they decide on a Christam decoration to create. The theme for this yeyear was Wreaths.  They were all so lovely  I felt I needed help in judging the entries.  As our Captain, Don Redpath, was here and just returned from "hitting a few" (balls that is)!!! I asked for his help.  The range was from traditional to fun to alternative so hence the problem of making a decision..

Pleased to announce the winner was Diane King  with a beautiful fresh wreath with all items supplied from her own garden. Runner up was Denise Whiting who offered the alternative version.  Third was our Junior Captatin Shannon Masters,  Well done to all who entered, they are all deserving winners at the end of the day.

Merry Christmas to you all



Diane King with her Wreath

Country & Westen



Jut to let you know that our Country night with Kay "D"  was a great success.   with everyone attending  singing her praises, even those that had come along  and who  were not country fans could not fault the evening.   We had some line dancers taking to the floor, well done to you.   Amy's dinners before hand went down well and the basket meals in the interval  also proved very popular.  

So  for all those that missed the occassion,   be sure to come along to the next event.  you will not be disappointed.





Movember week 4

November 30th has now passed.  Very pleased to say that Barrie completed the 4 weeks of Movember.  In fact I believe he has become a little attached  to his new found friend.  Haven't had feed back as to  what Lillian's reaction is to it though,   I will ask her opinion on Saturday  night (5th Dec), at our event with country singer Kay "D" (remember, members and social members, you can come along on the night and purchase tickets).  Well done Barrie  and to all other members of Movember who have raised money  for the "Welfare of Men"



Hoping  that you have all noticed  that the hedges have now all been trimmed back and tidied up. How nice they look.

Thanks to John Brown Landscapes for completing the work and disposing of what looked like a small forest.


Bunker Work Party

                               BUNKER WORK PARTY

                CAN YOU SPARE A FEW HOURS ON  SATURDAY 19TH  DECEMBER                                                                                                  From  9.00  am



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                          (And totally beneficial to all members)


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Steady but sure:


Movember week 2

It is now into Week 2 of Movember.  Steady (very steady) progress is being made.  Perhaps we can arrange for a ceremonial shave off on the night of Kay "D" (5th December)  our  country singer for the evening






The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

“Grow your Mo for 30 days.
Do it for men's health”

The idea is that you grow your moustache from 1st November for 30 days you can be as elaborate as you wish, no beards.

Our President, Barrie (Pressling)   has unknowingly started to grow a moustache!!!

This just so happen to coincide with the 1st November.  So what better way to jump on the band wagon and the perfect timing  and  perhaps raise some cash for the good of men’s health.

With permission granted from Lilian, Barrie is willing to proceed with this itchy addition - If you would like to support him financially and obviously for the good of fellow men then please do so.   You can check him out on where donations can be made or you use a brown envelope and post through the letter box.

Don Dixon Charity Day

On Friday 30th  October   the family of Don Dixon held their annual Charity day in his name  and raised £220.00 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.   Claire passes on her thanks to all people who attend, played and supported the day, with thanks going to Joe (Crossman) and John (Tanswell) for placing the markers in readiness.

The day went exceptionally well, enjoyed by all  and she is already  planning  the day for next year.



Remembrance Sunday

Would like to thank John Broatch and his Grandson on doing the honour of placing the club's Poppy Wreath at the memorial in the village on Sunday 8th November remembrance day.




We held the work party on  Saturday 3rd October  and the weather was extremely kind to us.   It was well surpported,  Many thanks to all who came along and made such an outstanding effort. Keith Ginifer was excellent on the tea runs,  The ladies donated new winter plants for the tubs out the front and the planters on the patio.  Thank you ladies.  Alan Spence done a marvelous job on the very overgrown triffid of bushes at the front.  No longer need to bring your machettes to find the front door.  Real hard work  required and given by all  on the weeding along the boundary fence, we will endeavour to keep on top of this from now on.  Unfortunately  we were all flagging  and only one picnic table got started along with one bench..  They both require a second coat and the others have been sanded down in readinesss.   There is still more work to be done   but may require a bit more specialist equipment to complete -  The boundary hedging and around the oil tank  need major trimming and pruning. 


Saturday 3rd October saw an evening of dinner and ballroom dancing, and what a great night it was too! 

It was some time ago, when Charlie Rutterford held the first lessons of ballroom dancing, (seems like ages ago), that it was suggested that,after a period of lessons we should hold a dinner and dance, with the opportunity to “dig out” the dinner jackets and “dickie” ties and for the ladies to show off their long dresses, they really did look great.

 The dinner was very good, Amy did a really good job (as always) with her young ladies serving at table made it as good as a top house, even though there were only a few of us. Thank you Amy.

 I understand from Charlie that the lessons are going to continue on a Tuesday evening, which suits me in getting rid of my two left feet, and going “out” when I should be going “in”.

 A small speech of thanks was given to Charlie and Carol for their patience (and Carols shouting) and tuition

 A couple of spot prizes were given during the evening, one going to Keith and Angi (who marked themselves out as teachers petS early on) and the other  prize to Helen and Derek

Barrie (Pressling, President


New trainee Assistant Green Keeper

We are pleased  to welcome to the club  our new trainee Assistant Green Keeper - Ben Richardson.  He has started today and with the expert knowlege, training and guidance  from Julian  it will not be too long before he is a fully fledged Assistant Green Keeper.

Welcome aboard Ben

Seniors (Vets) Captains Report Sept


Well September nearly gone, a much better month for our golf with more settled weather. I will bring you up to date with some results:

8th September  we played a one off match with Easton Golf Club, on a sunny day we were entertained very well coming away with a creditable 3 to 3 draw thanks to all those who made the journey, and our sincere thanks to Easton for your hospitality.

Tuesday 15th we played our rearranged Ron Phillips Trophy on a much better day,after rain cancelled first attempt, we actually had more entrants, with Graham King (photo below) coming out on top with 36 points ocb from   Bill Cook also 36pts                                                       


Nearest the pin was Barrie Pressling,and straightest drive Gordon Livermore.The raffle boosted our coffers by 75 pounds,special thanks to Amy and her team for wonderful after match lunch.

Thursday  17th we traveled to Fakenham for our match, our thanks to Fakenham for their excellent hospitality and lovely golf course,well done all those who attended,although we were defeated by 4 and half to 1 and half the match was a lot closer than result says.

Friday  18th, six of us attended a charity event held at Tydd St Giles,on a perfect day for golf, it was very well organized,and I feel we did very well scoring 42 39 and 38 points from our three teams of two to come a very close third, John Sullivan collecting prize for one of the nearest the pins.

                                           Tydds St Giles team



Tuesday 22nd we hosted our match with Ryston Park with everyone enjoying good weather and golf, good vibes from Ryston for our course condition and especially Amy's roast afterwards rounded off with a 4 to 2 win well done those taking part.

Friday 25th our last official match, we played our friendly!! With the ladies of Feltwell, although I could not play this time my vice captain Roy Dominey took charge and avenged our thrashing in the early season encounter, thanks to lady captain Christine (Fuller) and her team for making it a great day and Roy and you gents also, already looking forward to next years matches.

Tuesday 29th our last internal board game the George Ryan Memorial Cup. 35  entries on a sunny but albeit a bit windy with the result in favour of young Tommy Fortune although Tom could not stay to collect his trophy (valid reason) we will get his picture later,Tom scored 34 pts with Dave Smith 2nd also 34pts and 3rd Richard Bond 34pts Dave also won nearest the pin and Barrie Pressling straightest drive. Many thanks to all who took part in this and all the other games and matches I have really appreciated your support all season so far and feel rather blessed.

Tommy Fortune


                                  Dave Smith, Yours truly  and Barrie Pressling (President)


Thanks Phil.






(This is a necessity in order to reduce the amount of puddling that we experience throughout the rainy months)


                                    FROM  9.00  – 1.00 PMish        ?                 





(Please put you name on the list on main notice board)


Seniors (Vets) Captains Report

Vets Captains Report

Well not much very nice to say about aAugust weather! We had to cancel our internal comp The Ron Phillips Trophy,and rearrange for Tues 15th Sept.But Roy Dominey held his Vice Captains day on the 4th,and a total of 38 players took part,most of whom stayed dry,we all really had a great day, and our thanks go out to Roy for staging the event,the refreshments went down very well, as did Amy's lunch afterwards,thank you Amy and her team.

Winner on the day was John Hodson,with runner up Ian Head.

Nearest pin also Ian Head with straightest drive going to Mike Gurney.

Our matches were a mixed bag of results,losing by one game at home to Diss, and away to Sutton bridge, 3 and half to 2 and half was also the result away at Middleton Hall We fared much better at home to Dereham Golf Club winning 5 to 1  and an honorable draw at Easton completed August and early Sept matches,

Win lose or draw all the participants enjoyed the games and a big thank you to those who supported me,and again to Amy and team for super after match food.

Thanks also to our Hodds Salver team, who put up a super show against Heacham Manor although we lost by five holes both teams enjoyed the day and some excellent golf was played all round,with good vibes from Heacham for the course and hospitality.

Next we have the rearranged Ron Phillips Trophy then Fakenham away Ryston park at home then Feltwell ladies to conclude our matches for the year. Let you know results later.

John Hodson Receiving his Trophy from vice Captain, Roy Dominey:

Wednesday Night Swindle


A big thanks go out to  Lester Cooper for running this competition throughout the summer from all who took part,a total of sixty different players took part over 22 weeks and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks also to Amy and her team for excellent food and snacks after each round.

Apart from weekly prizes,over £330.00  was paid  out on the final night of 2nd Septemeber to around 12 players.

Lester Cooper would like to personally thank all who supported him throughout the summer.

The overall winner being Stuart Ramsey seen here receiving the trophy.

Well done Stu.



Apprentice    /   Assistant  Greenkeeper   is now needed  to support Head Green Keeper to ensure the on-going maintenance of our 9 hole golf course/ golf club  This would be ideally suited forsomeone who is looking for the opportunity to complete industry specific qualification and develop your skill sets on an Apprenticeship/Work Based Diploma scheme, level 2. However interested persons can still apply outside of this scheme.

You will work alongside the Head Green Keeper and be trained/assist on a wide range of duties to ensure the golf course is always in the best condition for the clubs members and visitors.

The successful Apprentice /  Assistant Greenkeeper’s daily duties will include;
- Cut tees, greens, surrounds, fairways, rough and semi rough.
- Set up the golf course, including changing holes, moving tee markers, indicating OOB, Drop zones and hazards.
- Switch and brush greens
- Apply top dressing and fertilizer
- Identify and control pests and diseases
- Renovate worn and damaged turf
- Prepare and maintain machinery

plus additional  duties as and when required and as necessary.

(The successful Apprentice applicant will be expected to be open to learning and have attention to detail. Hard work and enthusiasm will be rewarded by gaining a wide range of skills invaluable for a career in this industry. You are also required to possess a minimum 4 GCSE’s from A*-D grades (or equivalent), including Math’s and English.) to be eligible for the sceheme)

Requirements to consider before applying;
- Must be willing to work in all weather
- Early starts in summer time, approximately 0600hrs
- Be ready to accept direction and advice
- Be ready to use you own initiative.
- High standards of workmanship and finish are expected at all times.
- Should be flexible with regard to working hours.

The Apprentice/Assistant  Greenkeeper’s hours of work will vary depending on your shift pattern. Seasonal hours apply, i.e. 40 hours in Summer and 25 hours in winter.

If you live within a commutable distance of Feltwell meet the criteria above, have a genuine interest in Golf and want the opportunity to complete industry specific qualification and develop your skill sets, please apply today!

Send you CV with covering letter FAO   Kim Heybourne Secretary, Feltwell Golf Club, Thor Avenue, off Wilton Road, Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 4AY.  01842 8276445,

Seniors Vets Report - July

July flew by - Not the best of weather it might be said but hope for better now we are in August.

Huge thankyou to Malcolm Fuller for Sponsoring the "Style Windows Trophy" played on July 14.  I was unfortunately on my jolly holidays that day but thanks to Roy Dominey, my vice captain, for helping run the event with Malcolm and for the the prizes Mal donated.  Good vibes all round for the event from our seniors.  Incidentally the trophy was won by Roy Dominey, Well done Roy.

Next up we had the return of Hunstanton.  Again I was away but well done to the team led by Roy (vice) winning 4 to 2, very good result.  Hunstanton lads are a great bunch and they really enjoy playing here at Feltwell.  They are wanting to have this as a permanent Home and Away fixture.  Roy was asked to pass on thanks to our green keepers and catering staff who helped make their day special.

We travelled to Swaffham on 21st.  Had a great day.  Always a pleasure to play their course.  It was in a fantastic condition. We all enjoyed the game amidst perfect hospitality -  could it be the fact that I was back that we went down  4 1/2 - 1 1/2 !!

My Captains Charity on 28th saw 33 of us play a game of Stableford in aid of the SSAFA Charity.  Raising a total of £212.00. This has been passed on with thanks from myself and the charity administrators.  I would also like to all those who helped on the day and those who donated raffle prizes (and bought the tickets).  I had a super game with our club captain Don Redpath and h/cap secretary Lester Cooper.  Athough the weather was not brilliant, we stayed dry (almost) the winner  Tommy Fortune  and runner up  John Sullivan.  Although John auctioned his winning ticket, an all expenses days golf at Swaffham for the finals including dinner, prizes and golf to the highest bidder, Pete Gronland purchased  it plus £20.00 who will now take his place.  Thanks John for the donation and Pete for the purchase.  Nearest the Pin won by Don Redpath  and Straightest Drive Mick Adams.   Combined points for par 3's Roy Dominey  12! points.  Well done all, I was overwhelmed by the support.

Thursday 30th, we played host to Sutton Bridge on a cool and windy day.  Our guests were made very welcome and commented on our course conditions - and of course Amy's food.  We all enjoyed the day although we lost the match by a very close  3 1/2 to 2 1/2.   We look forward to the return on August 12th.

Next up is Vice Captains day and then Diss at home.






Having looked at this website  I am very pleased to note that we are ranked as 6  in the top 100 courses for under £30.00. What would be nice would be to have some reviews regarding our course posted by visitors.  So if you are a recent visitor to us,  have something you would like to say, then please do.  Always nice to have feedback  as I don't always get to see  players when they have finished their round.



Gyte Trophy

Juniors Gyte Trophy  :  Sunday 19th July

The compettion  was held this Sunday gone, but however, sad to say, the turn out was extremely poor.  with a result of  the winner being Luke Sheppard and runner up  Louise Kennedy.  Well done to the two of you.



Club Championships

Nick equals Robson’s record - Club Championships 2015

The weekend of the 4th and 5th July saw the 31st playing of the Feltwell Club Championship; at least as far as records go back. We were hoping to be treated, on Saturday 4th July to the Red Arrows, Red Devils, various other aircraft and a fireworks display which our neighbours Feltwell base were staging to mark Independence Day. Instead we were met with cancellation posters and a Humvee manned by US grunt in full camo with his hands round the trigger of a huge machine gun; given the tragic events in Tunisia this was understandable, truth is these fanatics can strike anywhere at any time!

The good things about Saturday were the weather, although it was a tad windy, and the performance of Nick Oot shooting a level par gross 72 leaving him a six clear overnight over his friend and sometime nemesis, current champion Chris Robson who shot a disappointing, by his own standards, 78 Gross, but Chris was struggling with his back all afternoon and pulled out of Rd. 2 on Sunday morning.

Sunday dawned brightly enough but rain was forecast mid-morning and sure enough it came mid-morning and dampened the spirits as well as the course; the course needed the rain and I have to say the greens reacted positively to the water as I saw good shots rewarded with a high degree of “stick ability”, needless to say the greens were good to start with to achieve this condition. Unfortunately overnight. 

The last group of Nick, Jack Sheward, Lenny Hopkinson and Nigel Smith fortunately finished in the dry, Nick shot 5 over but was never really threatened as his closest rivals were 10 or 11 behind most of the way round.

Nick has now equalled Robson junior (to differentiate from Robson senior) with five club championships, well done and hopefully battle between the 5 times champions will re-joined.

Kevin King who has been playing fabulous golf of late took runner’s-up position ahead of old stager Lenny Hopkinson in third place. Kevin needs to brace himself for a big cut coming his way as my friend sometime partner, Lester Cooper, has been sharpening his scissors!! Good golf and well played to Kevin King, how are you going to beat your son now Graham?

As is now traditional, two other events run concurrently with the overall event that is the Handicap event and the Veteran’s competition; Richie Boughen claimed the Handicap trophy beating off Luke Sheppard (2nd) and Dave Perkins into third. Ian Head claimed the Veteran’s honour beating Lester Cooper into second place.

In all a total of 49 members contested the weekends trophies and titles; an excellent turn-out hopefully to be surpassed in 2016.

I would like to thank the usual suspects for their help in organising, and, making the day a success; Kim in the office, Joe in the shop, Amy and her likeable team for dispensing food and drink, my Vice-Captain Roy Dominey, Malcolm Fuller for starting duties, Carl and Julian for their course preparation and Jim Pryer for his photography duties.


On a slightly sombre note Ray Puttock suffered a mild stroke whilst on holiday in France, the good news is that he has made good progress and should be returning to the UK on Wednesday, (8th) our best wishes and kindest regards go out to  Ray and Wendy, hoping to see you both soon.




1 Nick Oot                   149

2 Kevin King                161 

3 Len Hopkinson        162



1 Richie Boughen        140

2 Luke Sheppard         141 (c.b)

3 Dave Perkins             141


1 I Head                       74

2 L Cooper                   75


Best Gross - Saturday  Jack Sheward               78

Best Gross - Sunday     Deon Briston                81

Best Nett - Saturday    Anthony Carpenter         72

Best Nett - Sunday       Simon Holland                                                                                                                                         Handicapp Champion   Richie Boughen                                      Vets runner-up - Lester Cooper


Don  Redpath Captain


Seniors (Vets) Section Captains Report

Seniors (Vets) Captains Report at 7th July 2015

29th June saw us travel to The Suffolk at Fornham on a lovely day warm and sunny,  a well maintained course but with lots of water hazards (hence lots of lost balls)!.  We were well looked after by our hosts and really enjoyed the day.  Coming away with a 4 to 2 win.

On Monday 1st July 12 of our lads took on Hunstanton with our team comprising of our 8 Hodd Salver players plus 4 more on a home and away match.  The seniors from Hunstanton made us feel very welcome on a hot day and on a magnificent golf course.  We were pleased to only lose by 1, the score being 3 ½ to 2 ½.  Our thanks  to Hunstanton for being super hosts (nothing but praise from our team).  Not often you get to play such a course for £13.00 including dinner - very good it was too.

Several of our seniors attended our Club Champions day, 5th July (or weekend for some).  Our thanks to Don Redpath and organisers for a good day.  Congratulations go to IAN HEAD for winning the senior section of this competition with nett 74.

On Tuesday 7th July 36 of us competed for our internal competition “Roy Shropshire Cup”.  Not a bad day weather wise (at least not for the early starters).  We had some heavy showers toward the end of the game but we all had fun.  Rounded off with a super lunch from Amy and staff. Winner JOHN HODSON 37 pts from ROY WILLIAMS 2nd on count back from KEITH GINIFER 36 pts each.  DAVE SMITH took Nearest The Pin and JOHN MARSTON Straightest Drive.  Well done all.

Next up we have return of Hunstanton, home ,then the Style Windows Trophy, followed by Swaffham away.   Will let you all know how we do.


Captains Blog


Hello, for those of you who do not know me or unaware of my Captaincy, my name is Don Redpath a long-standing member of some 32 years.

My intent is to use this blog as an informative, newsy and maybe at times humorous dialogue.

So my position as Club Captain is three months into it’s tenure and I have to say has been somewhat hectic to date but should slow down after the Club Championships are concluded. Reports of competitions are starting to be published under their own banner headlines so in future I will briefly touch on the winners in this column and publish the reports separately.

Saturday July 4th (PM) and Sunday July 5th (AM) are the dates for the 2015 Club Championship with 39 golfers contesting the Gross and Handicap competitions whilst a further 9 join us on Sunday morning who, along with the veterans in the main competition, are contending for the Veterans title. Current Club Champion is Chris Robson so good luck to him and the rest of the field. Unfortunately the Red Arrows have double booked!!!! They are due in round about 16:30, apologies for this but you can at least enjoy the spectacle.

 Dwelling on entry for the moment it is heartening to see such a large field contesting the Championship and no doubt there will be a further 10/12 ladies competing in the Ladies membership. That is about 60 golfers playing on the Sunday! My question is why can we not get more golfers in to both the medals and the social events like Captain’s Day when there 38 entrants and the Wendy Scoles 22 players. I understand that Golf membership is currently diminishing and that lifestyle both impacts and reflects choice but the competition numbers used to around the 40 mark at least so pray tell me how we can bring back competitive playing numbers back.

As I write it is not good news on the MyHill/Cullington front, Chris Robson and his boys struck an early lead at Hunstanton but were beaten in the afternoon, overall score was 16 Down in the MyHill. Roy Dominey took the Cullington hopefuls to the Links Country Park at West Runton and fared even worse recording an overall 29 hole deficit; commiserations but there is always next year boys.

On the social front the quizzes are generating club revenue and have proved to be extremely popular, as an alternative the club is hoping to arrange a Race Night in July as alternative entertainment.

Anyone got any ideas how we can increase fund raising, don’t get me wrong the Club is not in any financial trouble, but extra monies like green fees, raffles and other fund raising help our cash flow as we then have monies on hand with no need to withdraw from our contingencies.

Our junior section is depleted because of the absence of teaching facilities, Adam Trett from Bury Driving Range is interested in filling this void but it is one of these Catch 22 situations where do we have enough junior interest and will that interest be financially rewarding for Adam to travel. We used to have a junior fund but I believe we have 0 monies on hand so we need to always be conscious of somehow diverting funds, raising money or looking for donations to restart this fund, that way we can make an initial investment with Adam to get the ball rolling.

Up-coming events:

The rest of July’s events can be found within this website.

Keep Swinging and enjoy the summer season

Don Redpath

Club Captain 2015 



WENDY SCOLES TROPHY  Saturday 27th June 2015


It was great to see Scolesy again for the annual occasion of the Trophy Peter put up after the sad death of Wendy, hard to belive it is eight years since Wendy’s passing.

I think Wendy must have been sitting above us orchestrating the weather because Sat 27th June was glorious and a total of 23 members took to the fairways to contest this tribute event.

As Captain, of course, the fourball in these events is always “selected” consisting of club officers and, in this case, the sponsor Peter himself; it is lovely to know that Scolesy hasn’t lost his sense of humour, referring to his playing partners on the day as “The Welsh Dragon”, Roy Dominey VC, “The Corpulent Jocko”, myself and “God Bless America”, Past Captain Bob Oot and believe me there was a great deal of joking in the four-ball.

The scores were good on the day with lots of scores round about par, but as Wendy would have loved the prize-winners were young. Ben Dominey, and about time too, scored 39 points to take 1st place beating our really promising young lady, Louise Kennedy into second place on count-back.

Will no doubt see you before but welcome back next year Peter.


Don  (Captain)

Senior Captains Latest News


Tuesday 9th June, we played hosts to Middleton Hall.  The match played in very good spirits on a fine day.  A very close match ended in a creditable draw 3 – 3.  Good vibes all round for our course condition and inevitably Amy’s after match roast.

Our next match held on the 16th had to be cancelled by Cossey Park (They could not get a team together for one reason or another).  So I guess 6 – 0 win goes in the book.  We held a swindle amongst ourselves instead, won by Ian Head from Roy Dominey.

Thursday 18th, we went to Marham for our match and duly brought home the Seniors Challenge Trophy.  Won by 16 holes over the two games.  What a lovely bunch of chaps, we were entertained superbly (hope that we will still be playing there next year).

Saturday 20th saw Club Captains (Don Redpath) Day.  The day was well supported by us seniors and enjoyed by all.  Our thanks go out to Don for putting up with us, incidentally the senior’s competition on the day was won by Barrie Pressling (president) – 38 pts.  Well done Barrie.

The winning ways continued on 23rd when we triumphed 5 -1 at Richmond Park.  We all enjoyed the day with only a light wind and cloud.  Course played very well and looked immaculate,  and Richmond Park’s hospitality was much appreciated (I won nearest the pin)!!

Our next match is away to The Suffolk, then Hunstanton, also away (29th June and 1st July respectively)

Where is this year going?


Phil Allen

2015 Captains Day

Don Redpath hosted his Captain’s Day when a total of 41 members inclusive of Gents, Ladies, Juniors & Veterans contested the prizes on offer.

The day dawned destined to be dull kicked off with a 9 Holes Texas Scramble Shotgun start. The team of Si Holland, friendly Yank Bob Oot, young Wendy Puttock and soon to be putterless Colin Cooper triumphed with 6 birdies and three pars returning a net 27.9 (30 - 2.1).

The afternoon was an 18 hole qualifier from White tees, and as is usual with these events it was nearly a five hour round for some people ( not good)!

Good scores were returned in the Gents competition with the irrepressible Mark “Splodge” Robson returning 40 pts winning and beating John “Butch Cassidy” Middleton on count back who also returned 40. Well done Andy Smyth returning 38 to secure third place. Lester is going to have his scissors out if they ever let him back out of Greece!!!

Barbara Greatbatch took the ladies who returned a creditable 35 pts, Charlie Smith scored 33 to secure the junior prize as well as outscoring his Father. Club President Barrie Pressling won a 4-ball at The Suffolk for his efforts in scoring 38 points (should have been better partner) to win Vets’ section.

Nearest the Pin 2/11 - Ross “forest” Markiewicz

Nearest the Pin 7/11 - Neil Matthews

A raffle was held raising £145.00 for club improvements.

ONCE again double thank-yous to ALL who attended on the day.

Here are some thanks to those who made the day possible and successful;

Amy and her kitchen/bar staff for drinks and food served as usual with a smile.

Joe for collecting the entrance monies without a smile!!

Kim our able secretary for her help leading up to the event.

Julian and Carl for providing an impressive golf course.

Sue Smyth and her helpers for selling raffle tickets, folding them all up and conducting the draw.

Roy Dominey my able and supportive Vice-Captain, who partnered me on the day with Phil Allen, Vet’s Vice Captain and El Presidente Barrie Pressling.

Don Redpath

2015/2016 Captain

Seniors Latest News

Senior (Vets) Captain Report Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th June


Tuesday 2nd June saw us seniors compete for our internal competition “The Vets Trophy”

It was a wild and windy day even by Feltwell standards, with gusts up to 45 mph, this was reflected in the scores but full credit to Tom Fortune level par, John Marston net 75, Ian Head  and Trevor Gyte with net 76. Ian also won Nearest the Pin and Trevor Straightest Drive.  Us other 28 were blown away!!


What a difference on Thursday 4th.  We played host to Fakenham Golf Club on a perfect day for golf.  Sunshine and high temperatures with just a light breeze.  Although we lost 4 – 2 (our first home defeat this year), we all enjoyed the day, rounded off with a super 3 meat roast from Amy, complimented on by all Fakenham players as well as ourselves.


Coming up – Middleton, Costessey Park and Marham. Let you all know how we get on

Phil Allen

Seniors (Vets) Section Captains Report

Seniors (Vets) Section Captains Report

Tuesday 26th May, our team travelled to Diss Golf Club where we  were entertained excellently and had a good days golf on an impeccable course.  Although we were beaten 4 ½ to 1 ½, the hospitality was very good. Tony Fitzjohn taking the Nearest the pin for a bottle.

On Thursday 28th May we played host to Swaffham and soon got back to our winning ways, avenging our defeat in the Hodd Salver by triumphing 3 ½ to 2 ½.  Comments by the visitors were very complimentary, especially for Amy’s food.  Their compliments were also extended to our Greens staff for the course playability.

A group of our members had an “away trip” overnight, Sunday to Monday 1st June at Farthinstone Golf Club, Northampton.  Bed, Breakfast and evening meal and two rounds of golf plus free drinks!!!  Although the course was very testing a good time was had all round.  Special thanks to Keith Ginifer for arranging this.  Looking forward to the “Vets Trophy”  Tuesday 2nd jun. We then entertain Fakenham home on 4th June.   Reports to follow.

Phil Allen

Senior Captains Report away to Tydd


Feltwell Seniors (or Vets) Captains Report 20th May 2015

Our Match against Tydd St Giles on Wednesday saw us defeated by 4 games to 2, that, after winning 5 ½ to ½ at home. Two of the games went down to the very last hole, so very close indeed.


Tydds hospitality was excellent and everyone enjoyed the day.  Vice-Captain, Roy Dominey, won Nearest The Pin for a bottle (and made the putt for a birdie)!


Next games are Diss away then Swaffham at home.

Inter Club County Results ...Feltwell Success

Myhill/Cullington Success


Feltwell hosted both Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth in this years’ Myhill and Cullington competitions respectively.

 The Sunday of 26th April turned out to be cloudy and overcast with very slight rain showers, the wind was calmer as of normal but still tricky as some tee shots witnessed from the first were well wide of the mark!

There was some good golf being played in the Feltwell/Lynn match and some outstanding scores posted at Lunch; net result is that Feltwell ended up 7 down against Lynn whilst the Cullington boys enjoyed their break with a resounding 13 hole lead over Yarmouth.

The afternoon saw a turnaround in the match with Feltwell pulling back holes group by group and then consolidation a slender lead on the back nine to eventually triumph 4 up.

The Cullington team got off to a flyer to increase their lead but again were pulled back, only slightly though and Feltwell triumphed overall by 17 holes.

Shot of the day witnessed by your correspondent was Ross Markiewicz on 18 after his partner had left him slightly blocked on the right; Ross hit a semi-shank, bounced it on the road (OOB) then it bounced left on to the grass ending up approx., 2” in-bounds!!!


Probable draw for Round 2;

Hunstanton or Sheringham v Feltwell

West Runton (Links) or Fakenham v Feltwell

Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Four members of the club have taken up the

“Longest Day Golf Challenge”. 

They are daring to defeat 72 holes in one day to  raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support


This is to be held on

Saturday 16th May 2015.


Your support would be greatly appreciated in either donations made at the club or you can help by visiting and making a donation online.

 Please do visit this website to see how they are doing.  Also come along on the day and support them in person.


Wishing    Michael Kent,    Chris Page,      Sam Sheppard      and     Deon Briston   the very best of luck.



Club News for 2015



On Saturday March 20th. Over forty-five members turned out to support our new Captain for 2015 Don Redpath at his drive in. On a cold but bright day an exciting 18-Hole Stableford Competition was held.

The result was as follows:-


1st. – Owen Grinling.    43pts.

2nd. – Roy Dominey.     37pts.

3rd. -  Nick Oot.            36pts.


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