It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of Derek Bryant. A former Seniors captain, and a committed member and contributor to the club. A fuller obituary will appear here in due course.
Funeral arrangements Westerleigh Crematorium Friday 1st March at 11:45, and then at the Swan in Hanham.
|Bob Winter : 1938 – 2021 Obituary to follow
|Roy Kibblewhite : 1935 – 2021
Roy was born in 1935 in Swindon and was educated in the local region and was a supporter of Swindon Town football club. Roy did his national service for three years with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) and after leaving the Army he returned to civilian life. Then in 1962 in he rejoined the Army and the RAMC, finally retiring from the service in 1982. Roy then worked for a local firm of solicitors until he retired.
He was keen on cricket, football, golf and his allotment.
Roy joined the seniors in 1998, playing in both senior’s competitions and the many friendly roll ups. He was proud of his time in the RAMC and would defend its reputation at all times. A number of retired military members at the golf club when having a bit of fun about the RAMC, Roy would remind them that only 3 Victoria Crosses with Bar (double VC) had ever been awarded and 2 of those had been issued to the RAMC. Of course this was done in all good humour.
|Jim Shapcott : 1946 – 2021 Obituary to follow.
Jim was born in Brislington in the May of 1946 to Joyce and Ted, and along with older sister Pam were a very close family. Jim attended Brislington school and grew up in this area.
He met Gloria at The Glen Dance Hall in 1963 and they married in 1965. They had their first child Julie but soon after decided to emigrate to South Africa. They all stayed there for a few years before deciding it wasn’t for them. They came back and set up home in Stockwood, soon afterwards their second child Christopher arrived.
Jim loved his golf but also really enjoyed his cars and boats. He also had a caravan based in Somerset that he and Gloria would spend many a long weekend away in.
During his Stockwood Vale days he thoroughly enjoyed the battle of team matches and represented the Wessex, Avalon and Bristol and District teams. Jimmer (as he was known) was always in his element when playing golf with his mates followed by a beer afterwards and discussing what had gone wrong out there!
Jim has now been reunited with Gloria who sadly passed away back in 2016.
|Peter Norman : 1943 – 2021
Pete was born in 1943, the 4th of 5 children. He spent his early years attending Ashley Down School and then progressed on to Bristol Technical College as an apprentice with BAC. Pete later started a furniture shop on Gloucester Road, while inventing and selling darts accessories on the side. He went on to organise national darts competitions while managing Leighton Reese, who became the first World Darts Champion. He went on to set up “The House of
Darts”, where he met Pete Smith, on the Gloucester Road with customers in over 60 countries. He was invited to Buckingham Palace by the Queen where he received the Queen’s Award for Export in 1985. She even remembered him in her Christmas Day speech that same year.
Pete married Maureen in 1965 and they went on to have two sons and 3 grandsons. They always loved to travel, especially cruises.
|Peter Smith : 19XX – 2021 Obituary to follow.
|Peter Ogden : 1934 – 2020
Pete was born in 1934, in his early years he attended St Bonaventure’s school. He worked in a bakery where he met his future wife, Sylvia. He joined the army, The Grenadier Guards, and whilst on leave he married Sylvia in 1953. Pete and Sylvia had 3 children, Steve, Tony and Claire. He built a career as a flooring expert, including acting as a rep and was frequently asked to act as an expert witness in court disputes. He was a member of the TA for many years before joining a Barbershop Harmony Club.
Music and singing was his only real hobby until he found golf when he retired. He played in club team matches in the Wessex League and became senior’s captain for 1999 – 2000 where he lead the seniors in their friendly matches against other local clubs. Pete also enjoyed doing the cryptic crossword in his daily newspaper and could often be found in the clubhouse enjoying a cup of coffee.
As written by Steve Ogden and Mike Newell.
David Hurst 1950 – 2020
Dave was a Bristol boy born and bred and very proud to be able to say so! Leaving school at 16 Dave joined the Inland Revenue Tax Dept as a civil servant, moving on to become a Time & Motion Engineer (both very brave choices in those days). He married Patricia in 1971 and they had two daughters who gave them seven much loved grandchildren. In 1986 Dave decided to take a University degree in Computing, married with two young children this was again a brave decision. Dave enjoyed a career with BT and Merchant Investors Insurance until his decision to work for himself as a painter and decorator. His many clients
often speak about his singing whilst he yielded a paintbrush. Music was a huge part of his life and his knowledge was immense and admired by many.
Dave was a good sportsman, playing amateur football and cricket at a high level before taking up golf in his late forties. He formed his own golf society called ‘The Slice boys’ with a group of friends and organised golf tours in the UK and Europe which included many SVGC members.
I think it’s fair to say Dave was a popular member of the club, and was elected Club Captain in 2016. He is remembered for his huge smile which was ever present. A dedicated fund raiser – Dave organised fortnightly club quizzes for several years which were well attended by a regular group who generously gave to club charities. He also organised money raising events for the Football World Cup, Euro championships and The Masters – raising thousands of pounds and ‘annoying’ golfers by sitting in the clubhouse and helping them part with their money!
What a man – his will be missed but will be remembered with fondness by many!
As written by Mrs Patsy Hurst.
|Bernard John Arthur Campling 1931 – 2020
Bernard was a keen tennis player and joined Stockwood Vale in the early years of the club. When the senior’s section was formed and his good friend Bob Winter was elected the first Seniors Captain in 1996, he accepted the roll as Seniors Vice Captain.
The following year he introduced the first seniors stableford competition when the club was still a 9 hole course, won by Dave Christopher. Due to his administrative and organisational skills, developed as Engineering Manager at CEGB, he agreed to become fixture secretary and he successfully liaised with other local clubs and built a fixture list of home and away matches, with many still being played today.
He refereed the first Seniors Summer Knockout Final, won by Alan Cotterell who was then Seniors Treasurer.
Under the direction of Bob Winter and Bernard, the seniors section expanded into what is now a very successful part of Stockwood Vale Golf Club.
As written by David Christopher.
Very sad to report that Graham Jenkins has passed away. Graham was a very popular member of the club and recorded a very good score recently in the January medal. Always a pleasure to play with – a very witty, good humoured and well respected person. Still difficult to believe that his life was cut short so soon.
Prior to his golfing exploits at Stockwood Vale Golf Club, John was an excellent athelete and football left winger on the fringe of first team football with Bristol City. From there he joined Bath City and later played briefly for Merthyr Tydfil.
|Pat Hopes 1935 – 2016
Pat’s funeral was on the 25th November 2016 at South Bristol Crematorium
Thanks to Dave Christopher who has kept a record of SVGC Senior Members who have passed on since the formation of the Senior Section back in 1996The memorial bench is positioned next to the 18th green