Rushmere Golf Club

Rushmere Golf Club - Secretary's News


Any questions relating to Rushmere Golf Club will be answered by the Club General Manager, Bob Tawell.

Competition results and up to date news will be posted on these pages on a regular basis with a calendar of forthcoming events, tee availability and basic club rules.

On the other pages you will find special offers and tips from the Club PGA Professional, Kelvin Vince, a social calendar of forthcoming events for members and their guests within the Clubhouse Page and on the Hole By Hole Guide you will find illustrations of the course with tips and a scorecard which we hope you will find useful. 

These pages are here to help us to communicate with our members, potential Members, Societies and anyone with an interest in sampling the delights of Rushmere Golf Club. 

Please contact Bob Tawell with your news, results or any other suggestions or comments you may have about this site.



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Hole in one


Liam Markwell acheived his first hole in one at the Pond Hole 14th 161 yards at Rushmere Golf Club using an 8 iron on the 21st August four days before his wedding, his playing partner was Father in Law Richard Trayler.


L TO R - Richard Trayler & Liam Markwell.



Captain Drive In


John Peddelty driving in watched by those members wishing him luck.


John Peddelty with his wife Angela.


John driving in, see the members are amazed he has hit it straight!!!!!!


John relaxed after he has hit his ball down the middle.




Junior Captain 2012


Jordan Bloomfield (Left) being congratulated by James Creasey on becoming the new Junior Captain at Rushmere Golf Club for 2012/13.


Jordan Bloomfield Junior Captain 2012/13, Carol Perks Junior Organiser, James Creasey Junior Captain 2011/12. pictured with Jordans winnings.


All the Junior winners.


Jordan driving in.




Hole in one


Terry Mills a member of Rushmere Golf Club since 1980, achieved his first hole in one at the 6th Hole 164 yds, he used a 5 iron into the wind, his playing partners were Paul Smythe, Mike Devaux and Stephen Jennings.


Terry Mills celebrating with the Wednesday Boys.
L to R Levi Sykes, Spanish, Michael Buck, Glen Goldsmith, Mike Devaux, Stephen Jennings, Terry Mills, James Caley, Tony Wallis, Bob Caley, Roger Baird, Paul Smythe.



Hole in one


Eric Burt achieved his 4th hole in one at the Par 3 4th hole 192 yards at Rushmere Golf Club using a 5 Wood. His playing partners were David Clarke and Ron Osborne, this was a cheaper one then his last at Thetford Golf Club!


L/R David Clarke, Eric Burt and Ron Osborne



Captains Day 2012


Rob Thorndyke acheived his first hole in one on John Peddelty's Captain's Day at the 6th Hole 164 yards using a Pitching Wedge. His playing partner was Ron Osborne.


L/R John Peddelty Rushmere Golf Club Captain, Rob Thorndyke and Ron Osborne




Hole in One


Bob Barnes achieved his 1st Hole in One at the Par 3 8th hole 134 yards using a 6 iron on the 16th April 2012. Bob has been a member since 1969 and his playing partners on the day were Tony Daynes, Bill Morris and Ivan Pipe.

L to R, Ivan Pipe, Bill Morris, Bob Barnes and Tony Daynes.






John Peddelty became the New Captain at Rushmere Golf Club. John was born on April 2nd 1955 Bishop Auckland County Durham.


John moved to the area in 1971 where he became one of Ipswich Towns young stars in the Bobby Robson era. John finished his playing career at Plymouth under the guidance of Peter Shilton. John then took up refereeing just to see how the other side works! John joined the Police force February 1982 and has just retired. John joined Rushmere Golf Club in 1985 and after starting golf with Ipswich Town playing here and there, he has now become a regular member at the Club entering most Competitions since 1985. John has been married to Angela for 37 years and they have two children and two grand children.


John enjoys all sports, but if he is not on the course you will find him giving his full support to the Ipswich Witches.






David Wolton beat Ross Howard in the Final of the Hodgson Matchplay at Rushmere, which was refereed by Club Captain Stephen Auld.


L/R Ross Howard, David Wolton, Stephen Auld.



Nick Siddall

Matthew Godbold and Robert Glassford beat Ben Tawell and Sean Payne in the Final of the Nick Siddall refereed by Vice Captain John Peddelty.


L/R Sean Payne, Robert Glassford, John Peddelty Vice Captain, Matthew Godbold, Ben Tawell


Kim Jansson Charity Day


Rushmere Golf Club staged the third Kim Jansson Charity Golf Day and raised over £2000 for Kim's trust fund. Kim used to ride for Ipswich Witches and was a keen golfer and member at Rushmere Golf Club. Over twenty teams took part with all holes sponsored. The day finished with a Trick golf show from Kevin Carpenter.

L/R John Peddelty, Mick Webb, Justin Winn, Ron Hewlett, Tony Wallis, and Kevin Carpenter pictured with Kim Jansson.




Lady Captain Drive In


Mary Pendle the new Lady Captain at Rushmere Golf Club driving in as attached.


Lady Prize Winners 2010/11 with Club Captain Stephen Auld and Club President Brian Perks.




Hole In One


Brendan Forde achieved his second hole in one at Rushmere Golf Club's Par 3 177 yards 6th hole using a 6 iron on the 29th October. His playing partners were Ricky Ling, Glen Driver and Martin Janney.

L TO R Brendan Forde & Ricky Ling




STRAIGHT IN FOR LEE - August 2nd 2011


Rushmere member Lee Byford was delighted to hole his tee shot on the par three 14th hole on a warm summer evening. He had plenty of people to share his achievement with as well as his playing partner Richard Jarrett there were other members and guest on the 15th tee. It was Lee's second hole in one, this time a perfectly struck five iron flew straight in the hole. back at the club house lucky members were treated to a celebration drink.




Valerie Mallett acheived her 6th hole in one at the par 3 14th @ Rushmere Golf Club using a three wood, playing in the July Stableford Sybil Voules Trophy. Her playing partner was Claire Phillips. Her last hole in one was playing against the men with Sybil Voules! Looking over her on the Day!




Richard Jarrett congratulating Lee Byford on his hole in one at the 14th par 3 161 yards @ Rushmere Golf Club using a five iron. Lee in Red.




Captains & Presidents Day at Rushmere


Richard Larkins winning the Captains Trophy on Captains Day Stephen Auld Rushmere Golf Club Captain on left


Les Howard on left receiving 1st Prize on Presidents Day from Brian Perks Rushmere Golf Club President, he also wins the President Putter




2011 Junior Captain Drive In


The Junior AGM took place on Sunday May 8th which was Chaired by the President Mr Brian Perks. Stephen Auld Rushmere Club Captain thanked the Junior Organiser Mrs Carol Perks for her many hours she gives to the juniors and congraculated the Juniors on their success of winning the Suffolk Junior Handicap Cup.Mrs Carol Perks gave a slendid report which was well received by the juniors and their parents. At the end of the AGM Stephen Auld presented the prizes. Apologies were received from Melissa Schroeder and Jordan Bloomfield who had both won prizes. James Creasey was elected as the New Junior Captain, taking over from Kieron Hoggarty.


Rushmere Junior Winners 2010 / 11


L/R James Creasey New Junior Captain with Kieron Hoggarty last years Junior Captain.


L/R Stephen Auld Captain, James Creasey Junior Captain and Carol Perks Junior Organiser.


L/R Adrienne Langston Lady Captain, Kieron Hoggarty (J/C 2010/11) James Creasey Junior Captain, Stephen Auld Captain, Carol Perks Junior Organiser.


James Creasey hitting his first drive straight down the middle.


Stephen Auld and Kieron Hoggarty taking on James Creasey and James Markham in the Junior Captain v Captain Team. There were four matches with the score 2-2.





Holes in One at Rushmere


Jane Howard acheived a hole in one at the 14th par 3 134 yards Rushmere Golf Club using a Five Wood. Her playing partner was Jackie Flewitt. Picture L/R Jane Howard , Jackie Flewitt.


2837 Geraint Williams achieved his first hole in one at the 8th hole 134 yards Rushmere Golf Club using a Nine Iron. His playing partners were Mark Endecot and Bryan Klug. Picture L/R Mark Endecot, Geraint Williams & Bryan Klug.


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Dress Code

•Members and Visitors are expected to be neatly dressed at all times.
Dress Rules in the Lounge, Dining Room and Bar

•Smart casual wear is allowed except for Club functions. •Gentlemen must wear jacket and tie after 6.00pm for formal gatherings in the dining room. •Tailored knee length shorts may be worn until 7:00pm. 

•Footwear must be worn, but training, track shoes or sports shoes are not allowed. •Gentlemen are requested to wear socks. 

•Gentlemen are expected to wear their shirts tucked in and are not permitted to wear collarless or sleeveless shirts. 

•Blue denim wear, leather bomber jackets, track or shell suits, football and rugby shirts, any clothing considered to be outdoor wear, hats and visors are not allowed.

Mobile phones can be used in the Clubhouse.

General Manager:R W G Tawell
Secretary's Assistant Mrs C Bugg
Bar and Catering - Pearl Tel: 01473 719034
Head Greenkeeper- Patrick Swinn -Mobile:07833 164462
Professional- Kelvin Vince PGA

Spring at Rushmere 2006

Dress Rules on the Course

•Tailored knee length shorts may be worn with long socks or short sports socks (predominantly white). 

•Golf shoes must be worn (except for juniors under 14). 

•Gentlemen are expected to wear their shirts tucked in and are not permitted to wear collarless or sleeveless shirts. 

•Blue denim wear, track or shell suits, football and rugby shirts are not allowed.

If in doubt please ask at the bar or the Professional's Shop.
Members are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring that their guests conform with the above rules.

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