LADIES’ SILVER TEAM REACHES COUNTY TROPHY FINAL
The ladies’ Silver Trophy team reached the county semi-final by virtue of losing just one match in their league and has now beaten Kedleston Park at Shirland Golf Club to progress to the final where they will meet Chesterfield G.C. All the matches were pretty close and Ashbourne just edged the overall match result 3-2. More details and picture in the ladies' news, results and reports section.
Today's Golfer highlights "The MUST PLAY Golf Course in Midlands & East England"
Issue 390 of 'Today's Golfer' (pp116-117) Ashbourne Golf Club is highlighted as the 'MUST PLAY' Course in the Midlands & East of England.
The edition's text reads:
Architect: David Hemstock (founded 1886)
Yardage: 5,977-6,303 (par71)
Green Fees: £30 midweek, £40 weekends.
In a nutshell... One of the county's oldest clubs though the current layout, plotted in the most picturesque of open countryside, has only been in existence since 1999. It boasts a collection of strong par 4s, including a thrilling finale with the last green sitting beyond a lake and guarded by a nest of bunkers.
To play well you need to ... Start well: the 1st is a demanding left dog-leg par 4 and your opening drive must be threaded between two well-placed bunkers. And get the upper hand on the "short" holes - the 198 yard 9th and 201 yard 16th are both little beasts capable of inflicting much scorecard damage.
You'll love ...The gorgeous views into Dovedale and the Peak District will long live in the memory, along with the quirky features (don't forget to ring the bell on leaving the green of the left dog-leg 5th with its sloping right to left fairway) and the USGA spec greens. "
This is a fantastic review from a national magazine
Well done to Richard Walker and his team.
FIVE LADIES CELEBRATE THEIR 8OTH BIRTHDAYS
Five lady members have celebrated their 80th birthdays this year. On 30 July, they celebrated their birthday milestone by inviting the ladies to a 9 hole texas scramble competition and a light lunch. It was a great opportunity for the ladies to get together and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. More details and pictures in the ladies' news, results and reports section of the website.
SENIORS "HALL OF FAME CHARITY COMPETITION" RAISES OVER £500
The Hall of Fame Golf Competition is an annual event for Senior Men members of Ashbourne Golf Club with the aim of raising funds for Cancer charities.
On Thursday 18 July 2019 the Seniors Section Captain (Ged Allan) and the competition organiser (Phil Griffin) visited The Royal Derby Hospital where they handed over a cheque for £500 to Janet Sanders the Hospital's Charity Co-ordinator to be used for the Nightingale Macmillan Nurses.
LADIES THROUGH TO COUNTY SILVER TROPHY FINALS
The Ladies‘ Silver Team qualified for the county semi-finals for the fourth time after beating Burton on Trent in the last league match of the season. More details in ladies’ news, results and reports section of the website. They will play Kedleston at Chesterfield on 25 July.