Peak District Christian Golf Society

Promoting Christian fellowship through golf

Contact email@: info@pdcgs.org.uk

  • PDCGS at Bakewell
  • PDCGS at Bakewell
  • PDCGS at Bakewell
  • PDCGS at Bakewell
  • PDCGS at Bakewell
  • PDCGS at Bakewell

Introduction

The PDCGS is a society of around 40 members promoting Christian fellowship through meeting to play golf and post golf socialising at a variety of courses in the Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire area - in and around the Peak District. Male and female members and guests are welcome.

Captain

At the 2018 Annual Presentation Dinner, we were delighted to welcome Trevor Clay as the Society's new Captain in succession to Eddie Faulkner. Trevor's chosen charity is Framework (www.frameworkha.org). It's a local charity that works in both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire delivering housing, health, employment, support and care services to people with a diverse range of needs - it has Christian origins.

Retiring Captain and his Captain's Charity

Retiring Captain Eddie's 2018 Captain's Charity collection was in aid of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance The magnificent total for the year was £687.87 from Eddie's collection tins, our donation to the speaker at our annual dinner, and the raffle.

Winter 2019 Fixtures

Last year, our programme of 4 events was very well supported and we were blessed with good weather on all occasions. Details of this year's fixtures are on our Fixtures page.

Summer Fixtures

Please see the Fixtures Page for details of the 2019 Summer series of 9 outings.

Annual Knock-out Competition

Current status here.

Chairman

Dave Newman became Chairman at the Annual Presentation Dinner 2017 in succession to Richard Moore-Coulson. Richard was presented with an engraved pewter plate by Dave at the 2017 Presentation Dinner.

Membership

The Peak District Christian Golf Society is based in the Peak District of Derbyshire, however, membership not restricted to those living in the area.
E-mail general enquiries to our Membership Secretary, Nick.

Rules of Golf Changes

The R&A and the USGA have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented on 1 January 2019. Follow this link for more details. There are many significant changes, summarised here.

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World Handicap System

England Golf are working closely with The USGA and The R&A to help introduce the new single World Handicap System for the sport. Together with golf’s handicapping authorities they are developing a universal system which will apply all over the world.
You may also like to check out the R&A website for any details around the WHS by using this link :  https://www.randa.org/WorldHandicapSystem


CONGU Handicapping - 2018

Changes to the CONGU Unified Handicapping System (UHS) came into effect on the 1st January 2018. The most significant changes are:
The retirement of “Club Handicaps”, which is replaced by a new Category 5 (28.5 to 36.4) for Men and Category 6 (36.5 to 54.0) for both Men and Women, providing for a maximum handicap of 54.0 for all golfers.
Rules for Supplementary Scores have been relaxed to allow an unlimited number of score submissions per year and removal of the restriction of one per week. However, the restriction on Category 1 players remains.
A couple of explanatory documents from CONGU are here and here (FAQ).

David Whyman

It is with great sadness that we reported the death of our founder member, David on Sunday 3rd September, 2017. A private family burial too place in Darley Dale followed by a Thanksgiving Service at Dale Road Methodist Church, on Tuesday 26th September. The society was extremely well represented at the service reflecting the high esteem in which David was held.

Richard

Our past Chairman has given us a few thoughts on "Shalom". He produced various "thoughts" throughout the 2011 season about the Christian message and in particular relating to the Gospel of St. John. You can read more on our "About" page.

Annual Dinner 2018

Was held on Thursday 1st November, again at Bakewell Golf Club. An excellent evening with Bakewell's usual exceptional quality food and our informative speaker, Richard, from Air Ambulance. Captain Eddie's prize went to Robin Baldry.

Annual K/O Competition

Congratulations to Dave Newman, our 2019 Knock-out Champion.

Other News

10th Anniversary 2014

2015 was the Society's 10th Anniversary and we arranged special events to celebrate. Our first was to have an overnight break, with golf, at the Abbey Hotel & Golf Club, Redditch on 11th/12th May. Results and Photos here. Another thoroughly enjoyable presentation dinner followed in Autumn when we had an excellent speaker in PGA Professional Pat Flynn, the pro at Studley Wood. He's a Christian ... read more at www.patflynngolftuition.com Photo sequence from the 2014 evening speaker and presentations here .