ANNE WEAVER AND TONY EAST WIN THE KNOTT TROPHY
Anne Weaver and Tony East beat Anne Bourne and Nick Hamblin in the Knott Mixed Greensomes Trophy. See report in mixed news, results and reports section.
CLAIRE RETAINS THE TOYE TROPHY
An impressive back nine secures the ladies' matchplay knock out competition The Toye Trophy for Claire Batterham for a third consecutive year. She faced Sandra Maxwell in the final on 9 September. See report in Ladies' news, results and reports section.
Ashbourne GC Newsletter
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.
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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.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
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
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
MICK GRUNDY MEMORIAL TROPHY ( Shotgun start)
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)
TO MAKE YOU SMILE
‘That’s life. The older you get, the tougher it is to score.’ – Bob Hope
Seniors Open "Lexus Watch" Presentation
The winner of the Seniors Open "Nearest The Pin" prize, Mr Clive Ledger of Stanton On The Wold G.C, received his Lexus watch at a special presentation held at the Lexus Dealership in Pride Park Derby. Clive was presented with the watch by Will Clarke, Lexus Corporate Business Development Manager, in the presence of Dave Horsley the AGC Seniors Open Organiser. It is hoped that AGC and major Sponsors Lexus will continue to develop their relationship to the mutual benefit of both parties.
LEXUS SPONSOR AGC SENIORS OPEN
"Lexus" agreed to sponsor the AGC Seniors Open on 16th August 2017and in particular provided a Lexus Watch (value circa £300) as the prize for the nearest the pin competition on the 14th Hole. This was won by Clive Ledger of Stanton in The Wold G.C. who will receive his prize at a special presetation at Lexus Derby.
The winners of the main event were J. Nicholls and C. Cotton of Lichfield G.C. with 45 points. All 196 entries played making the day a huge success thanks must go to the Seniors Section committee members for organising the event and all the volunteers, both members and family, for all their efforts on the day.
Details of prize winners can be found in the "Open Competition Overview" page of the "Opens" section of the website.