President's Day 2023
Saturday 9th September 2023 saw 107 members take to the course to compete in our annual President's Day Mixed Stableford competition. They braved tempteratures in excess of 30 degrees to honour the Club President, Ray Wicks.
Just as the temperature soared, so did the scores. Paul Heed set the early pace with a fantastic 27 points from the front nine alone. Whilst the ultimate goal of breaking 50 points didn't quite happen for Paul, he did elevate his back nine by making a hole in one on the 12th.
Despite that heroic effort and coming in with 46 points, Paul didn't manage the overall win. A strong finish by Lewis Bates meant that he also came in with 46 points, and took the overall prize on count back.
This made Paul the Mens Division 2 winner, along with a Hole in One trophy at the AGM and a sizeable bar bill (at the highest attended competition of the year).
The results were as follows:
Lewis Bates (46 points)
Mens Division 1:
1: Liam Caffyn
2: Matthew Strudwick
3: David Dobbs
Mens Division 2:
1: Paul Heed
2: Mel Parker
3: Jeremy Briggs
1: Jackie Parker
2: Christine Whyman
3: Sheila Brightwell
Ladies Nearest the Pin (12th): Immy Leeder
Mens Nearest the Pin (17th): Peter Brightwell
Longest Putt (18th); Maria Fox
President's Recognition Award: Ron Myhill
For support and assistance over more years than either of them would admit to!
The President was proud to celebrate the winners, and very grateful to everyone who came out and supported the day (especially in those temperatures)
The President also expressed gratitude to the kind sponsors of today's event, New Revolution Health & Fitness Club (https://nrhealthclub.co.uk/).
After the presentations were complete, the clubhouse was transported to Las Vegas as the casino was opened for business.
A special mention to Neil Newton who went all in three times to try and secure the win, but rode his luck one too many times.
Congratulations to Liam Kevern who won the 3 month membership to New Revolution - he confidently said that he would be down there early the next morning to begin lifting weights, but we have yet to have his attendance confirmed (and if we don't see proof, we don't believe it happened!)
Presidents Day 2022
President's Day took place recently, seeing 104 members take to the course for an 18 hole Stableford competition.
The scoring was remarkable with over half the field scoring par or better.
Helen Ogden took a well deserved overall victory with an amazing 45 points, with Gail Kevern (44 points) Alastair Simpson (43 points) and Lee Runcieman (43 points) winning the ladies and 2 mens divisions.
Sarah Wicks won the ladies nearest the pin, while Steve Slowiok (in the days second group) won the mens early with a brilliant hole in one. John Stroud won the longest putt spot prize.
President Ray Wicks would like to thank everyone who played on the day, along with the Greenkeeper's for providing a great course, the bar staff and all the volunteers who made the day possible.
You can see all the tee box group photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA5J3b
UPDATED: Clubhouse and Changing rooms - August 2022
27th August Update
Changing rooms have now reopened, as has the bar which can be accessed via the dining room.
The clubhouse will remain closed while remedial work is carried out and there is no catering available at present.
More updates to follow
Unfortunately, in the recent heavy rains, our Clubhouse and Changing Rooms sustained significant damage so will remain closed until further notice. Restoration work has begun and we will keep you updated on progress.
The course is open so golf can be played, and we will advise on temporary measures shortly
Norfolk County Boys' Championship 2022
We were proud hosts of the 2022 NCGU Boys' Championship, which featured a number of Dereham players all of whom did the club proud.
A full report can be found here: