Date and Time
29 September 2019
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Mickleover Golf Club, Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover Derby, DE3 9AD
About the competition
Join us for the inaugural DGS Golf Challenge Trophy, the first in a series of events to celebrate 25 years of Derby Grammar School.
We warmly invite current and past pupils, parents and staff to take part in the competition which takes place at Mickleover Golf Club. The competition is based on the Stableford format.
We aim to establish the Golf Challenge Trophy as an annual competition, and look forward to seeing as many people taking part as possible, and seeing some old faces return!
The format for the day is:
- 8-9am: arrival, welcome and breakfast roll
- 9am: the first group of four tees off, playing a Stableford competition
- 2pm: hot buffet and presentation of prizes by Dr. Norris
We have prizes for the first, second and third pairings, as well as nearest the pin and longest drive. The winners will also be presented the DGS Golf Challenge Trophy.
How to enter and cost per player
We have just 24 places available. The cost per place is £45 which includes golf round, breakfast roll (pre-golf), hot buffet (post-golf), tea and coffee.
- Please complete your entry here
Applications can be made by individuals, pairs or foursomes. If you are entering individually or as a pair and would like to pair up with another player or pair specifically, please note this on your entry form.
Your place is not secured until we have received payment. Please make payments online to:
Derby Grammar School
Account number: 10150444
Sort code: 20-25-85
Please use the reference GOLF/YourSurname
We welcome non-golfers to join us from 1.30pm onwards for the buffet and presentation. The buffet cost is £15 per person. Please indicate on the entry form here.
About Mickleover Golf Club
Just a short drive away from Derby Grammar School, Mickleover Golf Club is renowned for its friendliness, its warm atmosphere, and excellent food. The picturesque parkland golf course has several elevated greens and is well known locally for their consistent quality season after season. The course provides a fair challenge to golfers of all levels.
Terms and conditions
In the unlikely event of the Golf Day being called off by DGS, all payments will be refunded.
Anyone withdrawing from the competition once they have paid and before 20 September will be refunded their payment less a 25% administration charge.
Withdrawals between 21 and 29 September will only be refunded if we are able to re-sell the place, less 25% administration charge.
The Society Annual Dinner 2019 will be held at the Grange Banqueting Suite Littleover, Derby on Saturday 22nd June 2019
This is a change from the traditional timing of November, allowing more recent Old Derbeian members and others, the opportunity to be present.
We are also opening the dinner invitation to guests of members, school staff and parents of current school students, to make the event a more inclusive affair.
Plans are in hand for the school Jazz Band to be present as well as the Barber Shop Choir, who will be back by popular request. The reception will hopefully, weather permitting, be on the terrace on what we hope will be a super midsummers night.
Tickets have been set at £30 per head so no increase on last year!
The Dinner Application Form can be accessed here:
Please try and book a table for you and your guests. If you require further information please contact us at the following email address.
We look forward to seeing you and your guests at the event
Class of 1950 reunion held at The Five Lamps on Tuesday 26th March 2019
The run up to this meeting saw the sad deaths of David Owen (January) and Allan Squires (March) and these inevitably cast a bit of a cloud on our meeting. However on the upside, attendance was more buoyant than expected – with fourteen of us making the meeting (That is 13 from the class of 1950 plus Barrie Sheard – our adopted friend and the OD Archivist.)
As usual, the meeting was totally informal, but overall we all enjoyed almost 2.5 hours of good conversation accompanied by some excellent food and drink. We received greetings and good wishes from six of our number who were unable to join us: John Bishop; John Dring; Tony Holmes; David Hughes and John Williams. John was due to have a heart operation last week-end so we trust he is now well on the way to recovery. Geoff Neaum was planning to attend, but a neighbour needed an urgent trip to hospital.
We were delighted to welcome Neville back to this meeting since he managed to miss both last year because he was out of the country – he brought an interesting report of his trip down the Mississippi River – and came in his pre-war Austin Seven motor – which caused considerable interest in the car-park! A particular feature of this meeting was the amount of memorabilia that were brought for interest and for inclusion in the OD archives. Barrie was delighted and almost overwhelmed.
Please put the date of the next meeting in your diary same time, same place on Tuesday September 17th. Hopefully a goodly number of us will be able to make it this time.
A very interesting article received from DGS about a former pupil returning to take a masterclass in drumming with music students.
Read the full article here