The Derbyshire and Cheshire Golf League was established in 1975/6 with New Mills Golf Club being one of the 5 original members. Since then the number of clubs involved has increased to 19 which are split into two parallel leagues A and B. New Mills are in League B.
Matches consist of teams of 12 players and are played as singles match play with 2 points being awarded for a win and 1 for a half. Bonus points are added for an away win (4), away draw (3) home win (2) and home draw (1).
If you would like to play or need more information contact our D and C representative Darryl Hall 07870907970 or to view fixtures and results of matches visit the D and C website http://www.dandcgolf.co.uk
The young New Mills squad kicked off their 2023 campaign with some very convincing wins at home against Romiley, Shrigley & Macclesfield hardly dropping any points & have been top of the table since the league started back in May. However, with a shortage of away points & a recent disappointing home performance to an experienced Cavendish side, the team currently lie second with three other teams fighting for the two group semi-final positions. It’s still in New Mills hands with two away games to go!
Stand out players so far have been Barry Lawson still unbeaten, Steve Worrall 5 wins out of 6 games and Elliot Brownsword & Jason Warhurst both with 4 wins out of 6 games.
Update from D and C Captain Darryl September 2023
After leading for the majority of the season New Mills finished the season in joint second place in Division A, narrowly missing out on the semi finals by half a point. Its been a successful season with some impressive big wins, notably three of big wins against Macclesfield, Romiley & Shrigley Hall Golf Clubs.
Barry Lawson had the best overall figures, Steve Worrall, Jack Miller, Stuart Milner, Elliott Brownsword, Paul Holland, Jack Sidebottom, Jason Warhurst & Oli De Rosenwerth were all close behind. With only eight league fixtures & New Mills having a great start to the season it was difficult to give everyone a game. We hope to organise a couple of friendlies before next season allowing us to incorporate additional players into the squad. There is a Derbyshire & Cheshire Trophy Day held at Marple Golf Club on Sunday 8th October, we will be entering two teams.
‘’I have relied on several of the more experienced players this season for advice on selection & identifying who’s been playing particularly well especially on competition days, so it has been a team effort this year. In the 2024 Season I will be partnering up with Barry Lawson to joint manage the New Mills D & C Team. Barry brings a wealth of sporting knowledge & is a leader out on the course.’’