The 1970s Onwards

The 1970s

In May 1971 the course was re-established as 18 holes.

In April 1974 a Celebrity Golf Testimonial for cricketer Harry Pilling was held with professional footballers, Sporting & Entertainment Celebrities coming from all over the country.

Standing just 5 feet 3 inches tall, Harry was a right handed batsman of the highest order. He played for Lancashire for 20 years scoring over 15,000 runs. It was a sad day for all sports fans when he passed away in 2012.

In April 1975 a Celebrity Golf Testimonial for footballer Norman Hunter was held with big name celebrities and the England Football team.

Thus, once again, we had a course to be proud of and in 1975 the men’s waiting list was 97.

Purchase of the golf course land

The future of Deane Golf club was eventually secured on the 17th October 2001 when negotiations to purchase the land from the Duke of Norfolk's Estate at a cost of £475,000 were finally secured.

Pictured here (from left to right) celebrating the deal and acquisition of the Deeds we have President Tony Sutton, Club Secretary Roy Hough, Past Captain Dave Thompson and Captain Richard Ewell.

Deane Golf Club Centenary

In 2006 the golf club celebrated it's centenary with a festival programme of events running from the 10th to 24th June. On Saturday 10th June the Centenary Trophy Singles Medal, a Major competition, was played whilst the Ladies Section also celebrated with the Centenary Cup, another Major competition, on Wednesday 14th June. There were also other golf competitions from the 17th to 24th as part of the festival programme.

To finish there was a Marquee Gala dinner & Ball on the 24th June.

The Centenary Captain 2006/7 was Mr W. A. Sutton and the Centenary Lady Captain 2006/7 was Mrs P. A. Jones. Mr G. W. Hartley was Centenary President 2006/7 and Mrs Z. A. Brooks was Centenary Lady President 2006/7

The Centenary Committee

To celebrate the centenary of the club a committee was set up to organise all the events throughout the year.

The Centenary Handbook

The Centenary Committee were also responsible for the production of the Centenary Handbook which detailed all the relevant events from the formation of the club up to its centenary.

Most of the information on our website regarding the history of Deane Golf Club has been taken from this handbook. Many thanks to all who contributed in the production of the handbook including the Centenary Committee, tee sponsors, advertisers in the handbook and many others, including members of the golf club.

Recent years

In 2011 the golf club registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), enabling the club to get mandatory rate relief and the ability to claim Gift Aid on voluntary donations,

In 2012 the golf club hosted the BGA Championship both for men and juniors and in 2013 hosted the BGA Ladies Championship.

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