Peak District Christian Golf Society

Promoting Christian fellowship through golf

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


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.


Covid-19 has played havoc with our Summer 2020 and Winter 2020/21 fixtures - with our managing only 3 outings in total - inbetween lockdowns - and being very restricted on the important social aspect of our Society Golf. We hope and pray for better things in 2021.


Our Captain is Trevor Clay and his chosen charity is Framework ( 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.

Winter 2020/21 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. Sadly, we've had to cancel our Bulwell and College Pines fixtures, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Summer Fixtures 2021

Please see the Fixtures Page for details of the 2021 Summer series of outings. 

Annual Knock-out Competition

Current status here. The competition is cancelled for 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Dave Newman is our Chairman.


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 unveiled new Rules of Golf, implemented on 1 January 2019. Follow this link for more details. There are many significant changes, summarised here.

Peak District Christian Golf Society Golf Club Head and Ball
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World Handicap System

England Golf have worked 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 developed a universal system which applies 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 :

The WHS system was introduced on 2nd November 2020

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.


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 Photo sequence from the 2014 evening speaker and presentations here .