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Lady Captains Charity – RNIB

Our Yelverton Lady Captain 2023/2024, Anne, presented a cheque for £2,000 to Gill and Andy, representatives of the Ivybridge RNIB – money raised by the ladies throughout Anne’s year of captaincy.

Gill is the founder member of the Ivybridge RNIB, whilst Andy, who has had total sight loss since his early teens, is the Co-Ordinator of the 70 or more volunteers who work with them.

The donation will be used to enhance the specialist transcription services of large print, music and braille.

The RNIB Transcription service was set up in Ivybridge in 1987 and since then it has provided accessible information for blind and partially sighted people throughout England and Scotland.

The service is provided free of charge to individuals so donations to the service make a huge difference to what we can provide. There are 6 members of staff and over 60 volunteers beavering away to enable the frustrations of not being able to access print to be overcome.

Well done to Anne and the ladies for raising an incredible amount of money for an important charity.

Ivybridge RNIB contact details: [email protected] 01752 690092


Annual Prizegiving Presentation 2023

Last Friday Evening we hosted our Annual Prizegiving Presentation where all the Winners and Runner-Up of the past years competitions gathered to collect trophies and glass prizes won over the year, where families and friends joined to celebrate everyone’s winnings. Well done to all our members for winning a prize and good luck to all those next year.


Fireworks Night

Last Friday evening we hosted a Fireworks Night, we had a great display, 3 sets of fireworks that lit up the sky, a big thank you to Classic Builders SW Ltd and the Team, for putting on a great display! We also had Emazdad the magician Magical Childrens Entertainer who entertained the children all evening with lots of magic and fun. There was an indoor BBQ which many enjoyed along with our indoor and outdoor Bar serving hot and cold drinks. We look forward to hosting Fireworks Night again next year, with another fun filled evening for all to enjoy!


New Bar Furniture

Our Lounge Bar has had a delivery of new Bar Chairs and Table tops, giving a lighter and brighter feel to the Bar area. Come and visit the Bar to try out the new Chairs and Tabletops.

New & Improved 9 Hole Short Course

We’ve got an excellent new addition to our practice facilities, our new and improved 9 hole short course, thanks to our sponsors for their donation of new flags and flagpoles for the course.
This has been used in Golf Access sessions, beginner practice and can now be used by our members for short game, with the longest hole being 86 yards.

Upcoming Social Events

Quiz and Curry Evening

28th October 2022 – £10.00pp (teams of 4 max)

Wine Tasting and Tapas hosted by St Austell’s Wine Development Manager

10th November 2022 – £23.00pp

Live Music by ‘Short Notice’ and Buffet

2nd December 2022 – £24.00pp

Black Tie Evening

10th December 2022 – £34.00pp

If you wish to attend any of the social events, please pre book your ticket. Contact the Office on 01822 852824 for more details or to book a ticket to any of the events.

Queen Elizabeth II

Yelverton Golf Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II on the 8th of September 2022. The Club pass on our condolences to the Royal Family in this sad time.


Creasy Bowl Semi Finals

On Monday 5th September the Ladies’ Creasy Bowl Semi Finals was held at Yelverton Golf Club. It was hosted by Devon Golf and a team of Ladies’ from Ilfracombe Golf Club, Honiton Golf Club, Wrangaton Golf Club and Teignmouth Golf Club all attended and played there matches in the windy weather and returned to the Clubhouse after for a sit down meal in the Dining Room.


Club Champions 2022

Very many congratulations to our Yelverton Golf Club Champions 2022!

Ryan Acres – Club Champion – Scratch Winner

Gilly Jarvis – Ladies’ Club Champion – Scratch Winner

Oliver Cunningham – Club Champion – Handicap Winner

Sue Gullick – Ladies’ Club Champion – Handicap Winner


DMVGA vs Devon Under 18 Boys

On Thursday 18th August, YGC hosted an annual county match played between the Devon Men Veteran Golfers Association (DMVGA) and the Devon Under 18 Boys. The match is always played at the DMVGA Captain’s home club and as Tim Douglas-Riley holds that office this year, the event took place at Yelverton. The majority of the Boys have handicaps approaching or better than scratch.

YGC really put its best foot forward. Our President, Nigel Theyer, came and welcomed all the players which was hugely appreciated. The Kitchen and Bar staff looked after everyone superbly with “really nice” bacon baps on arrival and lasagne and chips afterwards (the boy’s choice). The course was superb and there was unanimous appreciation for the quality and trueness of the greens. In their Captain’s ( a scratch player aged 17) closing remarks he said that this match was the most enjoyable event of his year as Boys Captain.

DMVGA manage to sneak the win 4½ – 3½ and so retain the trophy.

Lady Captains Day 2022

On Thursday 4th August our lady members had an enjoyable Lady Captains Day. The day began with a 13 hole 3BBB competition to finish with non-alcoholic Pimm’s and nibbles on the 13th hole in the sun. After their golf, a wonderful meal and evening in the Clubhouse, organised and hosted by our Lady Captain, Julia Tindall Jones.

5th Best Golf Course in Devon as recognised by Today’s Golfer

An amazing achievement as Yelverton has been recognised by Today’s Golfer as one of the Top 5 Golf Courses in Devon.

Today’s Golfer awards Golf World’s Top 100 Courses in the Country. This year they have decided to break their results down into County’s to show off local areas and to pinpoint the best golf courses on your doorstep. Please see below their description of our Yelverton Course:

‘Located four miles from Plymouth, this heathland is shared with Dartmoor ponies and sheep. Herbert Fowler made full use of the natural contours to create a gem, while the views over the moor are spectacular. World-class opener and a Top 100 England candidate, it’s not long but you must avoid ravines and mine shafts to escape unscathed.’

Summer BBQ’s in August at Yelverton Golf Club

On Saturday 6th August and Saturday 27th August, Yelverton will be hosting a BBQ on the Terrace (weather permitting) or in the Clubhouse.

For any of our Yelverton members, the BBQ’s will be after the Lumby Cup Competition on the 6th and after the Wiltshire Shield Competition on the 27th.

On both days the BBQ will be starting from 12pm, with a selection of BBQ food on offer, so please come and enjoy. The Club is always welcome to non-members, it would be great to see as many people there enjoying good food in the sun!

Flowers on the Veranda

Our two Lady members, Sheila and Jackie, have added these beautiful flowers to our outside seating area on the veranda, for our members and visitors to appreciate whilst enjoying their lunch or a refreshing drink!

Make sure you pop out onto the veranda to see the lovely new flowers!


Men’s 3BBB 15th June 2022

The weather was glorious for our Men’s 3BBB Open with over 100 entries it was a successful day!

Congratulations to our winners…

1st – S. James, D. James & D. Morton, £150 (£50each) – 80pts (ocb)

2nd – P. Mitchelmore, G. Jeffrey & S. Hancock, £132 (£44each) – 80pts

3rd – D. Mallafre, D. Carty & B. Gullick, £105 (£35each) – 78pts

Photography by Andy Young Photography, please contact Andy if you would like to purchase a print.

Yelverton Volunteers

A massive thank you to our Yelverton members who volunteered their time in the hot weather to begin work on a fence around the putting green, with the intent to prevent Dartmoor wildlife from interrupting practice!


Ladies 3BBB Open 13th June 2022

A fantastic Ladies 3BBB with a turnout of 69 players from across Devon and Cornwall.

The winners were Yelverton members Sue Gullick, Jo-Anne Jenkins and Rosamund Kikidas with 83 points.

Nearest to pin was won by Yelverton member, Sue Gulick and St Mellion member, Glennis Wootton.

Well done to all the Ladies that entered. It was a great day with a fantastic turnout!

Photography by Andy Young Photography, please contact Andy if you would like to purchase a print.


Rules & Curry Evening

We had a successful Rules & Curry evening hosted by our President, Nigel Theyer and Chairman of Handicaps and Competitions, Tim McSherry. A great turnout of over 35 people to endure a course walk to point out important rules on the course, followed by a tasty curry off the course back in the Clubhouse. A fantastic turnout and evening overall!

Wooden Spoon Charity Golf Day 2022

Yelverton Golf Club hosted the Wooden Spoon Charity Golf Day 2022.

Organised by our Club Captain, Kevin Norris, 18 teams entered and the winning team was Armada property.

A fantastic day raising over £2,000 for the Charity.

Photography by Andy Young Photography, please contact Andy if you would like to purchase a print.

Ladies’ Open Division 1&2 25th April 2022

A very successful Ladies’ Open was held on Monday 25th pril 2022.

This Stableford Qualifying Competition was well supported with 40 entries.

The weather was lovely and sunny and the course was in excellent condition.

Men’s 4BBB 23rd April 2022

The Mens Spring 4BBB took place on 23rd April 2022 with over 150 competitors taking part from various golf clubs around the South West and beyond.

A challenging breezy, but sunny, day with firm ground, exemplified typical moorland course conditions.

A winning score of 44 points suggested the course could be tamed.

An excellent opening event to kick-start the competition season.

Thursday 2nd June at Yelverton Golf Club – Queens Platinum Jubilee

We’re celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee! On Thursday you can celebrate outside (weather permitting) with a BBQ and live music from Dave Banana open to non members!
Bring your own chair, enjoy good food and lively music looking out to the beautiful views across Cornwall from our Terrace and celebrate the reign of our Queen from 3:30pm – 9pm.
No forward booking is required, just turn up with a chair and enjoy yourselves!

Ladies Section Charity Donation

Jackie Moir, Ladies Captain 2021 along with Julia Tindall Jones, newly elected Ladies Captain 2022 and Kate Wright, newly elected Vice Captain 2022 presented Sonja Cheadle, Chair of the local branch of NSPCC with a cheque of £1,520 as a result of various activities throughout the year including a very popular fashion show in October.


New Buggy Store

Recognising the need to assist the increasing number of older players who were starting to use single seat buggies, the Club decided to develop a buggy store. This building, which has space for 18 buggies and electrical sockets to enable buggies to be recharged and stores, was opened in February 2022. The Club does not offer buggies for hire; but owners of single seat buggies who are interested in using the new building should apply to the General Manager for further information as there are still bays available.

National Club Golfer Top 100

Our Course here at Yelverton is ranked 88 in the National Club Golfer’s Top 100 ranking best golf courses in England.

We are very proud to have been ranked 88 by NGC and it shows just how breath-taking and challenging our beautiful moorland Course is. With of course massive thanks to are incredible Greenkeeper team led by our Head Greenkeeper Garry Foster, which wouldn’t have been in the same well kept condition without them.

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