of Brian Webb
It is with regret that I must advise you of the passing of
Brian Webb last week. Brian joined the Society in 1991 when
he was Captain of Buxton High Peak G.C. His health prevented
him in taking an active part in recent years.
funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium Prestbury
Road SK10 3BU commencing at 1:20pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
of David Cox
It is with regret that I have to inform you that David Cox
passed away at The Royal Derby Hospital aged 89 on Thursday
4th April 2019.
He was the First Club Captain and a Founder Member of Breadsall
Priory Golf Club in 1977 and thereafter was made Club Life
President. David joined the Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains
in 1977 and was our Society Captain in 1996.
The Funeral Service will be held at Derby Cathedral Irongate
Derby on Tuesday April 23rd commencing at 10.30am. It will
be followed by a private family ceremony at Markeaton Crematorium.
of Arthur Axford
One of the Society's earliest members passed away suddenly
on the 15th March. Arthur a former captain of Buxton High
Peak Golf Club in 1970 joined us in 1971. He had been an active
participant in our competitions until failing health intervened
a few years ago.
service will take place at St Marys Church Dale Road Buxton
SK17 6LN commencing at 1.00pm on Monday 1st April. This will
be followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm.
Refreshments will be available afterwards at Macclesfield
Masonic Hall 1 Riseley Street Macclesfield SK10 1BW.
was 97 years old and a Life Member, Past Trustee, Past President
and Past Captain of Buxton High Peak Golf Club.
of Sid Aldridge
I regret to have to inform you all that Sid passed away on the
26th February. His furneral will take place at Swanwick Crematorium
on Tuesday 12th March commencing at 10.00am.
Family flowers only but donations may be made to the Air Ambulance.
Captain of Ormonde Fields Golf Club in 1973. Sid had been a
member of our Society for 43 years.
of Fred Turtle
It is with regret that I have to advise you of the passing of
Fred Turtle a long time supporter of our Society and a member
of Horsley Lodge Golf Club where he was Captain in 1995
Fred Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family
on 3rd February 2019, aged 81 years.
Much loved husband to Joyce, loved brother to John, adored dad
to Julie, Jeanette and Angela, father-in-law to Joe, Rob and
Ian, Loving grandad to Jade, Lucy, Jodie, James, Laura, Danniella
and Tom, great-grandad to Sophia and a good friend to many.
Funeral Wednesday 27th February at Markeaton Crematorium in
the Main Chapel, service at 12:00pm. Flowers welcome, or donations
if desired to Treetops Hospice Care may be left at the service
or sent care of Wathall's Tel: 01332 986770 www.wathalls.co.uk
of Harry Harding
Harry Harding Captain of Breadsall Priory Golf Club 1985
It is with regret I have to announce the passing of Harry on
Tuesday 31st July.
His funeral will take place at Bramcote Crematorium on Friday
10th August at 2.45pm. His widow Quineth would like members
attending to wear their Society blazers and invites you all
back to Erewash Valley Golf Club. Family flowers only but donations
can be made to the Alzheimer's Society in Harry's name.
of F. (Fred.) G. Pitt
It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing
after a long period of illness bravely borne of Fred Pitt
on Thursday 26th April 2018 at the age of 89 years.
Fred was a stalwart of the Society. He joined on 13th March
1966 as the Captain of Allestree Park Golf Club only one month
after the Society’s inauguration in February 1966. He
was elected Treasurer in 1976 a position he held until 2005.
During his 29 years in office he computerised the administration
of the Society writing all the programs himself. His computer
program is still used today. After retiring from the post
of Treasurer he was invited to become a Vice-President of
His funeral will take place at Markeaton Crematorium on Friday
May 11th at 10.40 am. Family Flowers only. Donations
in lieu may be made to Cancer Research UK.
of Albert Wright
I have to report with sadness the passing of Albert on 21st
was Captain of Erewash Golf Club in 1970 and joined the Society
funeral will take place on Monday 21st May
at All Saints Church Kirk Hallam commencing at 11.30 am
of George Cann
have just been informed by Heather Cann that George passed
away on the 21st February and that his funeral will take place
on 5th March at Prestbury Methodist Church, 6 Macclesfield
Road, Prestbury, SK10 4BN commencing at 2.30pm and afterwards
at Davenport Golf Club. George was a Past Captain of Cavendish
Golf Club and had been a member of our Society since 1999.
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of Peter Baines
is with heartfelt sadness that I have to announce the passing
away of Peter on Monday 22nd January 2018. He died peacefully
at home whilst sitting in his lounge after dinner. He joined
the Society as Captain of Chevin Golf Club in 1990 and had
recently been appointed President of Chevin.
Details of the funeral arrangements will be advised when known
A private ceremony will take place at the crematorium on 23rd
February. This will be followed by a Memorial Service at St
Alkmund Church Duffield commencing at 2.00pm. You are then
invited to join the family at Chevin Golf Club
17 December 2017
of Gerald Turner
sudden death of Gerald Turner President of Chesterfield Golf
Club occurred on the 17th December 2017 at the age of 88 years.
Gerald joined the Society as Captain of Stanedge Golf Club
later joined Chesterfield Golf Club and served as their Captain
some 20 years later. In 2005 he was appointed President of
the Derbyshire Union. He was well known in the County for
his considerable contribution to Junior Golf. He will be sadly
missed by all who knew him.
The funeral will take place at Chesterfield Crematorium on
Monday 8th January commencing at 9.50am.
of Peter J Farmer
is with much regret that we announce the passing of Peter
aged 82 years on 10th December 2017 at the Derby Royal Hospital.
He joined the Society in 1980 as captain of Ashbourne Golf
Club and as well as serving on the committee he was instrumental
in transforming the Club from 9 to 18 holes. He was also a
past President of the Club.
funeral will take place at St Marys Church Tutbury commencing
at 11.30am on Thursday 28th December followed by private cremation
- family only.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Society c/o Murrays Funeral Directors 23 York Street Burton
on Trent DE14 2LX or online to murryfunerals.co.uk.
Passing of Billy Steel
is with much regret that we learnt today of the sudden passing
of Billy Steel aged 59 a former County Golf Captain in 2002/3
and Captain of Chevin Golf Club in 2008.
funeral will take place at Markeaton Crematorium on Wednesday
11th October at 11.0Oam and afterwards at Chevin Golf Club.
of Arthur J Burns
I have to report the passing of Arthur on 4th April 2017.
Arthur joined the Society in 1989 when he became Captain of
Mickleover Golf Club and was elected Society Captain for 2005.
During the last 3 decades he also held several offices at
Mickleover Golf Club culminating in the post of President
an office that he had held for nearly 3 years.
He was an extremely valued member of the Society Executive
Committee having served since 2002 and will be sorely missed
by us all.
funeral will take place on the 20th April 2017 commencing
with a service at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Mickleover
at 1.30pm followed by a Cremation Service at Markeaton Crematorium
and friends are invited back to Mickleover Golf Club afterwards
at approx. 4.00pm
of Danny Harrison
is with regret that we have to announce the passing of Danny
Harrison after a lengthy illness. He joined the Society in
1986 as captain of Breadsall Priory Golf Club.
His Funeral will take place at Markeaton Crematorium on 12th
April at 2.30pm.
of Brian W Bradley
is with regret that we have to announce the peaceful passing
of Brian after a long illness. He joined the Society in 1986
as Captain of Ashbourne Golf Club and held the offices of
both Treasurer and President of his Club.
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Clifton Church on
Friday 17th March at 2.30pm.
If desired donations may be made to the British Heart Foundation,
St Oswalds Hospital or Clifton Church.
of Geoff Towle
It is with deep regret that I must report the death of Geoff
Towle former captain of Shirland Golf club on 14th January.
An avid supporter of the Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains
he enjoyed the great friendships made during his time as captain
of Shirland and was able to continue many of those friendships
whilst playing in the Society. Although Geoff was Captain
at Shirland Golf Club in 2000 in more recent years he played
his golf at Sherwood Forest, Mansfield. His funeral is at
11.30 on Monday 6 February 2017 at St Werburgh's Church, Church
Hill, Old Blackwell. DE55 5HN followed by a committal at the
Amber Valley Crematorium for immediate family only.
of Ray Twigg
The Society suffered a second loss on the 27th of July when
Ray Twigg Captain of Matlock G.C. in 1980 and a former President
of the Club also passed away. Ray had been a keen supporter
of Society events and will be greatly missed.
Passing of David Ferguson
On 27th of July David Ferguson passed away after having been
ill for some time. He moved to Gloucestershire a number of years
ago. Captain in 1976 of Kedleston Park G.C. and subsequently
holding the office of Chairman he was a Derbyshire County player
of distinction for many years and won the Open County Championship
Passing of Gary Hodgkinson
It is with regret that I record the passing of Gary Hodgkinson
on 9th July 2016 aged 58. Gary of Ormonde Fields G.C. had
since joining the Society in 2009 been a regular attendee
at our competitions and matches and will be sadly missed by
the many friends he made in our Society.
His funeral which was held at Bramcote Crematorium on 26th
July was attended by well over 200 family and friends and
18 members of Ormonde Fields G.C. and our Society provided
a guard of honour for Gary’s reception.
Passing of Brian Jennings
It is with sadness that I have been asked to report that Brian
Jennings passed away on Monday 5th October 2015
He was Club Captain of Pastures Golf Club, Derby, in 1991 and
recently held the Office of Club President.
Brian was a regular attendee of Derbyshire Captains events and
will be greatly missed by all his fellow Golf Club Captains.
His funeral has been arranged for Thursday 15th October 2015
and will be held at Markeaton (Derby) Crematorium at 1-20 p.m.
Colin Annison (Honorary Secretary)
with great sadness to report that Wilf died on Saturday 30th
August 2014 after a long illness bravely borne.
was Captain of Ormonde Fields Golf Club in 1986 and Captain
of the Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains in 1998.
funeral arrangements for Wilf Bainbridge are:- 11:45
am Friday 12th September
Crematorium, Coventry Lane, Bramcote, NG9 3GJ
afterwards at Ormonde Fields Golf Club, Nottingham Road, Codnor,
will be sadly missed
It is with sadness to report the recent death of Richard Taylor
of Horsley Lodge Golf Club.
Richard was Club Captain in 1997 and was Club President at the
time of his demise.
Funeral arrangements to be forwarded when available.
is with sadness that I report the death of John Slater of
Cavendish Golf Club. He was Club Captain in 1998 and was a
truly larger than life member of his own club and of the Society
of Derbyshire Golf Captains. He was renowned not only for
his prowess at golf, playing off single figures for many years,
but also for his build and resplendent facial hair
funeral will be held on Friday 5th July at the United Reform
Church, Parkl Street, Macclesfield at 1:30 followed by cremation
service at 2:40
is with regret that it is reported that John Webster, Kedleston
Park Golf Club died on 17th May after he had a re-occurrence
of the cancer that he had previously fought off.
He was Captain of his club in 1996.
His funeral is at Markeaton Crematorium on Tuesday 4th June
at 2-00 pm.
He will be sadly missed.
Rex Butler, a Past Captain (in 1971) and President of Allestee
Park Golf Club, Derby, died recently.
When he enjoyed better health he enjoyed his golf to the full
and will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of
The funeral arrangements have been made and a service will be
held at Markeaton Crematorium on Monday 3rd June at 10:00 am
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Dennis
Hartley a valued member of the Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains.
was Captain of Burton on Trent Golf Club in 1986, and was
Honorary Secretary of the club for many years.
was President of the Derbyshire Union of Golf Clubs in 1999-2000
and also a past Captain of the Golf Club Managers Association
- Midlands Region.
The Funeral for Dennis has been arranged for 12:00 noon on
Wednesday 19th June at Bretby Crematorium, Burton on Trent.
It is with sadness to report that Stan Wright died on 22nd
He was Club Captain of Erewash Valley Golf Club in 1984 and
a valued member of the Society.
The Funeral Service will be held at St Mary's Church, Market
Place, Ilkeston on Wednesday 6th February at 11:30 am. He
will be sadly missed by all.
It with great sadness to report the death of John Milner.
John died on 15th December 2012. He was Captain of Chevin
Golf Club in 1979 and Chevin Club Secretary-Manager for many
There will be a Private Cremation (Family Only) on Friday
4th January followed by a Service of Rememberence at St Alkmunds
Church, Duffield at 2-15 p.m.
Everyone is invited back to Chevin Golf Club afterwards to
join the family in a celebration of John's memorable life.
Dr Michael (Mike) Robert Liver
Dr Liver died peacefully on December 3rd 2012 aged 92.
He was Captain of Kedleston Park Golf Club in 1974.
In 1988 he was appointed Captain of the Society of Derbyshire
The funeral has been arranged for Wednesday 12th December
11:15 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby.
has been confirmed that the funeral of George Johnson, who
sadly died on Wednesday 10th October, will be held at Markeaton
Crematorium, Derby at 12:30 pm on Tuesday 30th October 2012
and afterwards at Horsley Lodge Golf Club.
George J. Johnson
It is with sadness that the death of of George Johnson is
reported. He died suddenly, but peacefully, at home
on Wednesday 10th October 2012
He was Captain of Horsley Lodge Golf Club in 1998, and was
the current Club President.
A staunch member of the Society who will be sadly missed.
Funeral arrangements will be forwarded when known.
It has been confirmed that the funeral of Mike Riley, who
sadly died on Thursday 23rd August, will be held at St Alkmunds
Church, Duffield at 1.00pm on Wednesday 12th September 2012
and afterwards at Chevin Golf Club.
It is with deep regret to report that Mike Riley, who was
Captain of Chevin Golf Club in 2000, died today
He has been Secretary of Chevin in recent years.
Further details and arrangements when available.
on Trent Golf Club
funeral has been arranged for Tuesday 24th July, 11.15 am
at Bretby Crematorium,
then at Burton Golf Club from about 12-00 noon.
J. H. (Sandy) Morrison
with sadness that I report the death of Sandy Morrison (Kedleston
Park Golf Club)
thanksgiving service has been arranged for July 20th, 11 am,
at St Alkmund's, the Duffield Parish Church. And afterwards
at Kedleston Park Golf Club.
with great sadness that I have to announce that the President
of Burton on Trent Golf Club, Arthur Maddock, passed away
on Friday 6th July.
Arthur had been a member of Burton Golf Club since 1961 and
was Club Captain during 1992, later becoming President in
be sadly missed.
of notification of arrangements they will be forwarded.
Quartermain's funeral will take place on Friday 27th.
April at 11.30 am. at Old Brampton Church, Chesterfield.
This will be followed by a private family cremation at Chesterfield
The family have requested that instead of flowers, donations
to Ashgate Hospice would be welcomed.
Mourners are invited to refreshments at Chesterfield Masonic
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of
Dr Brian Quatermain on Saturday 14th April 2012.
Brian Quatermain was Captain of Chesterfield Golf Club in
He will be sadly missed by us all and our thoughts go out
to his wife Joan and the rest of his family.
(Funeral arrangements to follow when known.)