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Club is honoured for efforts with young golfers in 25-year period

Pictured, from left, is John Rawson, Chevin Golf Club; Martin Andrews and John Barker from the Derbyshire Schools Golf Association; and Steve Rogers from Chevin Golf Club.

Pictured, from left, is John Rawson, Chevin Golf Club; Martin Andrews and John Barker from the Derbyshire Schools Golf Association; and Steve Rogers from Chevin Golf Club.

Duffield-based Chevin Golf Club has been honoured for its contribution to Derbyshire Schools’ golf.

Representatives from Chevin Golf Club, as well as fellow winners Matlock Golf Club, were presented with special awards by John Barker, secretary of the Derbyshire Schools’ Golf Association.

Chevin Golf Club has hosted the Derbyshire Schools’ Golf Championships free of charge for the past 25 years, allowing more than 4,000 young golfers to compete.

More than 200 of those competitors have gone on to represent Derbyshire, with a number also gaining England Schools’ honours.

These include five – Clive Radford, Richard Fletcher, Stuart Davis, Lisa Walters and Melissa Reid – who have captained their country.

John Barker, said: “In the true spirit of supporting junior golf, neither club has ever asked for a penny.

“We couldn’t do what we do without their support and all those youngsters who have taken part would have been denied the chance of excellent competition.”

He presented engraved trophies to Steve Rogers and John Rawson from Chevin Golf Club, and also to Peter Beardsley and Bob Whyld, who were representing Matlock Golf Club.

The Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association (DSSA) is the lead body responsible for school sport in Derbyshire.

 
 
 

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