Derby College student, Josh Hall (Oakmere Park & Hollinwell GC) was crowned East Midlands Collegiate Golf Champion on Wednesday October 18th at Morley Hayes Golf & Leisure complex. Josh shot an excellent level par Gross 72 to win the title from fellow Derby student Cameron Steedman (Mapperley GC) who returned a 3 over par 75.

Josh played a solid round of golf, which could have been much better had he converted good birdie chances on holes 16 & 17. Josh was delighted with his performance having finished runner-up in the event in 2016.

The Derby A Team consisting of Josh Hall 72-3-69, Cameron Steedman 75-2-73, Alex Hodson (Beau Desert GC) 82 -7 75 & Joe Foster (Hull GC) 84-5-79 won the team event with a score of 218, seventeen strokes ahead of Chesterfield College.


 L-R Josh Hall, Cameron Steedman, Alex Hodson, Joe Foster

L-R Josh Hall, Cameron Steedman, Alex Hodson, Joe Foster














The event hosted by the East Midlands Colleges forms part of the Association of Colleges Golf Championship with the top 4 players male and female progressing to the National finals next spring in Nottingham. Derby students Josh Hall (72) and Cameron Steedman (75) will be joined by Killian Ryan (78) (Loughborough College) & Charlie Dryden (78) (Nottingham College).

In the girls event Laura Abbott (Oakmere Park GC) from Bilborough College retained the title she won in 2016 with a gross 81, Laura will joined at the National Finals next spring by Kirsten Thorpe (Loughborough College) , Liyana Laheri and Leann Nixon both from Derby College.

Commenting on the Derby student’s performance, Nigel Furniss, programme manager of the Performance Golf Academy said; ” Really pleased for Josh to win following his runner-up spot in 2016. His and Cam’s performances followed some great work the previous week in the build up to the event and both players are to be congratulated on their one-two finish. Also really pleased for Liyana and Leann to qualify to play in the national Finals next spring, they will really enjoy the experience.”

.For further details contact:

Nigel Furniss     Tel: 07871 260430






Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Gaudet Luce – Major host

This is a modern golf and leisure complex that doesn’t like to sit still and the steady growth in popularity of the club since its opening in 1995 has enabled the family ownership to put investment back into the course and facilities.

125 years – South Staffs GC

The South Staffordshire Club is always a special visit. Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Wolverhampton, a traditional members club with a much admired parkland course that never fails to impress. Messrs Vardon, Colt, Braid and more recently Donald Steel have all played their parts in creating a layout that charms, teases and yields a low score very reluctantly.