Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains


In Memorium

 

April 2019

Passing 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.

The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium Prestbury Road SK10 3BU commencing at 1:20pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.


4 April 2019

Passing 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.


15 March 2019

Passing 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.

A 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.

Arthur was 97 years old and a Life Member, Past Trustee, Past President and Past Captain of Buxton High Peak Golf Club.


26 February 2019

Passing 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.

3 February 2019

Passing 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

31 July 2018

Passing 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.

26 April 2018

Passing 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 the Society.

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.


21 April 2018

Passing of Albert Wright

I have to report with sadness the passing of Albert on 21st April 2018.

He was Captain of Erewash Golf Club in 1970 and joined the Society in 1997.

His funeral will take place on Monday 21st May at All Saints Church Kirk Hallam commencing at 11.30 am


21 February 2018

Passing of George Cann

I 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.


22 Jaunary 2018

Passing of Peter Baines

It 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

Updated:- 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
Passing of Gerald Turner

The 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 in 1976.

He 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.


December 2017
Passing of Peter J Farmer

It 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.

His 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.


September 2017

Passing of Billy Steel

It 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.

His funeral will take place at Markeaton Crematorium on Wednesday 11th October at 11.0Oam and afterwards at Chevin Golf Club.


April 2017
Passing of Arthur J Burns

Sadly 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.

His 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 at 3.20pm.

Family and friends are invited back to Mickleover Golf Club afterwards at approx. 4.00pm


April 2017
Passing of Danny Harrison

It 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.


March 2017
Passing of Brian W Bradley

It 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.


14th January 2017
Passing 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.


27th July 2016
Passing 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.


27th July 2016
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 in 1959.

9 July 2016
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.


5th October 2015
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)

30th August 2014
Wilf Bainbridge

It with great sadness to report that Wilf died on Saturday 30th August 2014 after a long illness bravely borne.

He was Captain of Ormonde Fields Golf Club in 1986 and Captain of the Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains in 1998.

The funeral arrangements for Wilf Bainbridge are:- 11:45 am Friday 12th September

Bramcote Crematorium, Coventry Lane, Bramcote, NG9 3GJ

and afterwards at Ormonde Fields Golf Club, Nottingham Road, Codnor, DE5 9RL

He will be sadly missed


17th August 2013
Richard Taylor

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.

27th June 2013
John Slater

It 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

His 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


29th May 2013
John Webster

It 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.


27th May 2013
Rex Butler

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 knowing him.

The funeral arrangements have been made and a service will be held at Markeaton Crematorium on Monday 3rd June at 10:00 am

27th May 2013
Dennis Hartley

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.

Dennis was Captain of Burton on Trent Golf Club in 1986, and was Honorary Secretary of the club for many years.

He 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.


15th December 2012
Stan Wright

It is with sadness to report that Stan Wright died on 22nd January 2013

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.


15th December 2012
John Milner

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 years.

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.


3rd December 2012
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 Golf Captains.

The funeral has been arranged for Wednesday 12th December 11:15 at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby.


30th October 2012
George Johnson

It 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.


10th October 2012
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.


23rd August 2012
Mike Riley

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.


23rd August 2012
Mike Riley

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.


July 2012
Funeral Arrangements

Arthur Maddock

Burton on Trent Golf Club

The funeral has been arranged for Tuesday 24th July, 11.15 am at Bretby Crematorium,
then at Burton Golf Club from about 12-00 noon.


July 2012
A. J. H. (Sandy) Morrison

It is with sadness that I report the death of Sandy Morrison (Kedleston Park Golf Club)

A 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.


July 2012
A. (Arthur) Maddock

It is 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 2010.

He will be sadly missed.

On receipt of notification of arrangements they will be forwarded.


April 2012
Brian 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 Crematorium.

The family have requested that instead of flowers, donations to Ashgate Hospice would be welcomed.

Mourners are invited to refreshments at Chesterfield Masonic Hall.


14th April 2012
Dr Brian Quartermain

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 1979

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.)



 

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