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Ashbourne GC Newsletter

August 2017

Pro -Shop opening times ( Summer) :- Weekday 07.30 to 17.30 ; Weekends 7.00 to 17.00

Prize Grand Draw now running with the Prize of a ‘Free Full year membership from 1.3.18’. Pick a number from 1 to 500 & give your contact details at the Bar. Only £5/number. The draw will be made on 28.2.2018 or before if all numbers are sold.

‘Get into Golf’ ( 5 x 1hour weekly Group lessons for £25) already happening for a Beginners. ‘Junior Lessons’ every Thursday 5.30 - 6.30pm @£5/person - all ages . Talk to Steve Clancy. Wildlife ( contact Bernie Brown) Bird Boxes are for sale via John Taylor for Club Funds ( £10-). Hanging baskets (Helen Mudie) are looking a great addition to the Club ambience.

SOCIAL :- FAMILY FUN DAY, this Sunday September 3rd 10 ‘til 4 , has lots of stalls & activities for all the family especially children. Friends are welcome as it is OPEN to ALL.

Thanks to Denyse Hall for re-furbishing the ‘Competition Box’ so well.

MEN Taskers B team Frank Marshall’s thanks go to the 16 AGC players, which did so very well, narrowly losing by 1 point to Brierley Forest GC in the Quarter Finals.

CLUB Friendly Match v Allestree (a) won 4.5; 1.5 with ‘the Steve’s’ ( Hall & Clancy) marking another victory & breaking Captain Steve’s ‘only good at home’ prophecy.

Congratulations to Derek Wood getting ‘a Hole in One’ on the 14th scooping ‘the hole in one pot’ of £190.50 !! Nice ONE Derek. Also, ‘a Hole in One’ for Simon Griffiths at the 5th hole ( Hotchkin Course, Woodhall Spa) plus Simon achieving ‘Scratch Golfer’ status on Sunday 30th July after the Membership Medal. Also noteworthy, is Frank Marshall’s 2 ... on the 18th !!

‘The Mick Grundy’ is on 17th September ring Jimmy Feeney ( 07968767129) to book a place. Mens Competition Winners :- 29th July Brough Jeffrey Trophy Pete Wilson; 30th July Membership Medal - Steve Walwyn 5th ROSE Cup Div 1 D.P.Barry, Div 2 P.Bembridge, Div 3 I.Ward ;6th Fred Udal:- Roger Barnet, runner up Simon Lockwood. 12th Centenary Cup- Simon Lockwood, Div 2 Mark Burford, Div 3 Chris Sowter; 13th Yellow Tee Stableford- Div 1 Jonathan Clare; Div 2 Eric Fletcher; Div 3 Andrew Lewsey; 19th Dethick Cup – Div 1 Dean Higton,Div 2 Stephen Atkins ,Div 3 Les Birkett; 20th AUGUST Medal – Div 1 Mark Burford, Div 2 Arnie Hackett, Div 3 Hugh Stevenson. Bank Holiday Waltz( team of 3) winners - 26th A.White, G.Harbey & G.Taylor ; 27th Paul Cook, Gary Lambert & Gary Morris.

LADIES Winners for August :-Cubitt Cup -Anne Colwell; Past Captain’s Day- Hilary Knott; SundayMedal1–DenyseHall; ThursCharityMedal5-JillBainbridge;SundayMedal4- Sandra Maxwell; Stableford 5 - Jean Titterington

Unfortunately Silver Team lost in the County Trophy Semi Final v Cavendish @Shirland GC. OPEN LADIES Trios ( 25th Aug) saw Gill Lockwood, Sally Benn & Linda Brown triumph. MIXED 27th Cliffe Lockwood American Greensome won by Claire Batterham & Tim Hesketh. MIXED AWAY DAY at The Nottinghamshire saw Anne Weaver & Les Birkett triumph

with Angela Hunt & John Griffiths runners up.

If you have anything that you deem worthy of inclusion, please advise the editor - Ian McDarmaid, Sales & Marketing Director ( 01335 360781 or by letter/ note in my letter box in the Office.



SENIORS ( over 55) Captain’s Home Day ( Malcolm Simpson Trophy) on 2nd August was won by Mike Burton witan excellent. 44 points.

SENIORS OPEN ( 16th Aug) saw 196 golfers compete in a Pairs, white tee Stableford.

Winners were J.Nichols & C.Cotton ( Lichfield) with 45 pts; On 44pts :-2nd P.Williamson( Whetstone) & A. Robinson( Cosby) and Frank Marshall & R. Kendrick ( now Druids Heath) ; 3 teams on 43pts :- K.North( Lingdale)& S. Abell ( Birstall); T.Dawson (S.Chesterfield) & R.Patterson ( Rufford Park) and J.Farrington & P.Coker ( Leek Westwood). 2 on 42pts M.Crowson& P.Ottewell ( Forest Hills) plus Paul Cook & I.Thompson ( Uttoxeter).

Nearest the Pin ( a Lexus Watch) Clive Ledger & nearest the line ( Glenmorangie) Roger Dear. Sponsors Lexus had a range of cars on display & are happy for any interested AGC member to borrow a car for a few days as a test drive. ( contact Will Clarke at Lexus Derby).

Match v Manor (a) registered a loss in very wet conditions.

SENIORS Away Day at Olton GC saw Ian McDarmaid triumph with 39 points.

MATCH PLAY Competitions Finals :- Presidents Putter:- Simon Griffiths v Stuart Smalley; Mens ;- Jim Naylor v Pierre Weir or Frank Marshall; McBean :- David Harrison v Martyn Shinner; Jones:- Ian McDarmaid v Gary Loveridge or Martyn Shinner; The Broadhurst 60+:- Ken Bainbridge v Frank McCabe; Brown & Bailey:- Simon Griffiths & Rich Walker v Iain Buckley & Mark Emmett ; Toye Trophy Sandra Maxwell v Claire Batterham; Knott Trophy:- Anne Bourne & Nick Hamblin v Anne Weaver & Tony East.


Every Monday 7.30- 9.30am Seniors 9 –hole Competition (usually Stableford, off yellow tees.)

Every Wednesday is Club Night with Snooker, Darts, Cards & friendly atmosphere. 9 hole Comp. SENIORS matches 6th Sept Alsager (a); 20th High Peak (h); 26th Ormonde Fields

LADIES Matches: 19th Manor(a); Interclub foursomes

Thurs 31st Aug Sat 2nd Sept Sun3rd

Tues 5th

Wed 6th Thurs 7th Fri 8th

Sat 9th Sun 10th Tues 12th Fri 15th Sat 16th Sun 17th Mon 18th Tues 19th Wed 20th Thurs 21st Fri 22nd Sat 23rd Sun 24th Tues 26th

SENIORS CAPTAINS AWAY DAY – Olton GC / Sly Cup September Medal OOM / Scratch Match v Olton (h) Autumn Stableford / Sly Cup

NIGEL’s Charity Day

Seniors v Alsager (a)

Medal No 6

Interclub Foursomes;- Silver v Chapel (a); Bronze v Horsley Lodge (h)

CAPTAINS TANKARD / Match v Burton(h) CAPTAINS TANKARD / Sunday Medal no 5

9 hole Stableford No 6

Friday Medal 3 /Silver & Bronze Foursomes Round 2 Pro’s Yellow Tee MEDAL 3 / Sunday Stableford 6


GEORGE WILSON Trophy ( over 60’s)

Friendly v Manor ( a)

Seniors v Buxton High Peak (h)

Stableford No 6

Silver & Bronze Foursomes Semi- Finals


DOVE VALLEY TROPHY/ Autumn Meeting Seniors v Ormonde Fields (a)


‘That’s life. The older you get, the tougher it is to score.’ – Bob Hope




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