Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains

Latest News ~ 2019 Archived News


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

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

March 2018

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner photos for viewing

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.

17 December 2017

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

January 2018

New - 2018 Competition Entry forms available for download / view - click here

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

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.

24 March 2017

The Annual Dinner took place on the 24th March at The Proact Stadium at Chesterfield again this year, where Geoff Miller former Derbyshire, Essex and England cricketer was guest speaker.

Pictured here are Spen Stanway (President Derbyshire), Tony Price (Captain SSGC) Geoff Miller and Alan Wood (President SSGC)

Enty Forms for 2017

Click here to view / download Entry Forms for 2017

New Diary for 2017

Click here to view 2017 Diary fixtures

October 2016
Click here to read The Saunton Salver match report, North Devon on 5th & 6th October 2016

July 2016
New page added " In Memorium " under News in the menu list

29 June 2016
Warwickshire Captains at Nuneaton G.C.

Unfortunately the heavy rain yesterday lunchtime caused the cancellation of this match without a ball being hit.

It has now been re arranged for Monday 1st August 2016.

26 May 2016

Tony Broadhurst a Past Captain of Ashbourne Golf Club and a Past Captain of our Society was elected President of the Derbyshire Union at their AGM in March this year.

12 May 2016
Our society were invited by the Leeds Society of Golf Captains to send 4 players to take part in their Captains Re-Union Meeting on the 26th April. Bob Roberts, John Barber, Tom Hitchcock and Martin Eyre were our representatives.

It was a cool day with the Leeds G.C. course in good April condition with lightening fast greens.

Unfortunately our players fell a little short of the prize table, but a most enjoyable time was had by all

Enty Forms for 2016

Click here to view / download Entry Forms for 2016

October 2015
The Saunton Salver

A team from Derbyshire entered a multi Golf Captains Society event at Saunton Sands, Devon last week

See below report from Mike Whalley Buxton High Peak who acted as Captain for the event

Just a brief summery on the recent Saunton Salver played in Devon. The competition was a huge success, professionally organised by Devon secretary Colin Maw. The East and West courses of Saunton Golf club were set up in fantastic condition and very challenging, the greens were super fast and not for the faint hearted so congratulations to the Derbyshire team in achieving 4th place also well done to Pat Cliffe and Ian Neal, Paul Waring and Mike Whalley winning individual prizes.

On a personal note as acting team captain may I offer my sincere thanks to the Derbyshire team for their great social support making this a unique golfing experience.

Mike Whalley

June 2012
The respective ‘Jubilee Captains’ of Burton-On-Trent Golf Club gathered together to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee this weekend. Click here for more details and photos.

April 2012
National win for Ron Adams

English Golf Captains Tournament 2011

In this years qualifying round of the EGC tournament, at Hallowes Golf Club, Ron Adams (Past Captain Ormonde Fields G. C. ) qualified for the National Finals and a Free Holiday in Morocco with a score of 39 points. Although not performing well at the National Finals, in Agadir he led the field after round 1 by 2 points and after round 2 by 7 points. He hung on in the 3rd round to win the event by 6 points to beat the other 19 qualifiers at the Ocean Club. He was rewarded with an engraved plaque, cash and another free holiday in Agadir with four rounds of golf.

!! Congratulations Ron from all the members of the Society of Derbyshire Golf Captains !!


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