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Mike McLean's Testimonial

In recognition of 39 years exemplary service to the Club as Head Professional, we held a Testimonial day for Mike on 23rd April. All available slots were taken up, all holes were sponsored indicating the warmth of the Club members towards Mike and Enid.

The weather on the day was glorious contributing to an extremely enjoyable and successful day. Thanks to our Sponsors - and some evening photos are here - some photos of the course as set up for 23rd April are here.

The Board are proud to announce that they were able to present Mike with a cheque for £6,000 and thank everyone who contributed in any way.

Thank you to our Company Sponsors:

Robert Hutton of Hutton Wholesale Drinks

Alan Cherry of Cherry's MOT 

Damian Dugdale of Peak Edge Hotel 

Chesterfield Toyota 

Erwin Miller at Motan Colortronic

Martin Bonynge and Team at Prosperity Wealth Management

Results Summary and Presentation Photos

Scroll down this page to find the results and some photos from the day.

Words from Mike McLean

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Board Members and the organis-ing committee led by Liz Day for arranging a Testimonial Golf Day; a truly memo-rable occasion and one that will be with us forever.

I appreciate the amount of work that went into it and wish to thank all those who gave their time to ensure that the day went successfully.

I would like to thank the sponsors of the holes, the starters, the cake and refresh-ment makers, ball spotters and anyone else involved in the day.

I would also like to thank the Office Staff, Neil and his team and the Greens Staff, they all did so much for the day and do not always get the praise they deserve.

I must not forget the teams that played a big part in making the day successful. We were very grateful to all those who attended the presentation, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Congratulations to all the prize winners including Shane's hole in one, which really made the day.

To have represented Chesterfield as your professional for nearly 40 years has been a real privilege and honour.

To have also been your Captain and both Enid and myself to have been made Honorary Members is something special.

Thanks to all who have supported us over the years.

Individual Sponsors

We wish to offer our most sincere thanks to the following Club Members / Groups for their sponsorship of holes:

Chris Lightfoot
Veterans' Section
Ladies' Section
Andy and Tracey Warwick
John Coker
Liz and David Cromwell
Gerald Turner
Alan Goodall
John Begley
Peter and Pat McGowan


The Captain has reported on the success of the Testimonial Golf Day, but I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those who sponsored holes, gave prizes and worked tirelessly to ensure that the day ran smoothly. The results of the Competition were as follows:

18 hole Competition :
1st Pete Howitt, Andy Warwick, Sue Howitt, Tracey Warwick 91 Points
2nd Ian Serrell, Jonathan Taaffe,Clive Harlow, Mark Latham 90 Points
3rd Andy Devine, Matt Singlehurst,Tony McVeigh, Dave Simpson 88 Points
4th George Masson, Paul Broadhead, George Lingwood, Colin Douch 88 Points
5th Bob Wright, Mark Lobar,Mike Barker, Martin Fielder 85 Points

9 hole Competition:
1st Liz Day, Julia Allen, Lis Wilmott, Rosemary Reeve 38 Points

Nearest the Pins:
6th Drage Thompson 5' 4"
8th Sue Howitt 31"
12th Trevor Glover 4' 4"
15th Bob Adams 5' 1/2"

Closest to the Line Curtis Wilson 1mm (touching)

Hole in One Shane Naisbett

For those who were not able to attend the presentation we were able to give Mike a presentation cheque for £5,000 with some more to follow. The actual amount is still being finalised as there are still a few expenses to be taken into account, also the odd extra donation keeps coming in. I will let you know the final figure in the next Bulletin. All in all a very memorable day for everyone concerned. A very Happy Retirement to both Mike and Enid.