REMOVAL OF COVID RESTRICTIONS INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
REMOVAL OF COVID RESTRICTIONS 19 JULY
- On Course Items
From England Golf as from 19 July - 'The government’s removal of rules and guidance around social distancing and congregation numbers mean that there are no restrictions on the golf course with regards to course furniture, sharing equipment, touching golf balls or the size of groups, beyond those set by the club'.
- Rakes are in bunkers so picking and placing balls in the bunkers is no longer allowed.
Please ensure that you smooth bunkers properly as a courtesy to other golfers.
- Also on the green, flagsticks can now be removed if preferred.
- N.B. If members are concerned, it may be advisable to carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser in golf bags for use on the course after using rakes and removing flagsticks.
- Practice Areas and Lessons
Practice areas, including driving ranges may operate without any restrictions on the number of users. The club will still provide spray and hand sanitiser around the practice facilities.
- Rules & Competition Cards
The rules of golf generally revert back to normal, i.e. as they were pre Covid.
Players should return to exchanging competition cards and marking their playing partner's card.
A reminder - please ensure the marker's name is clearly printed on the card and it is signed by both player and marker at the completion of the round.
- Clubhouse and Hospitality areas
These revert to pre-pandemic operations, although some members may feel that it is still appropriate
to wear a face covering when moving around inside the clubhouse.
LADY CAPTAIN'S DAY 18 JULY
Karen Ray was the winner of the Lady Captain's Prize for the best score on the day. For more results and report see the Ladies' Section of the website
ASHBOURNE GOLF CLUB GENTS' OPEN SUNDAY 27 JUNE 2021
Congratulations to today’s winners Andy Pearson & Dave Houldsworth on winning our Gents' Open. It was a very closely fought event which saw them outscore three other pairs on the back nine to emerge victorious. See full results here
The 142 players in the field saw Ashbourne Golf Club at its best, with great feedback received on course conditions and the welcoming atmosphere on which our club prides itself. A big 'Thank you' to everyone who supported the event.
Days like this are only possible with the support of members, and special thanks go to Club Captain, Ian McDarmaid, Ann McDarmaid, Suzie McDarmaid, President, Gill Lockwood, Pete & Eleanor Clark and Pete Bembridge who went above and beyond with their assistance throughout the day. A huge thanks also to Tippers who sponsored the event and to Steve Clancy who administered the event so efficiently.
The event will be back in the diary for 2022 and we hope that you will all be able to take part and enjoy the kind of day that makes Ashbourne Golf Club the special place it is!
Derbyshire Men's Ladies' Seniors' and Juniors' Competitions
The Derbyshire men's (over 55s) and Ladies' (over 50s) Senior Championships are being held at Ormonde Fields Golf Club on Monday 12 July. They are open to members of all Derbyshire golf clubs. Members can enter on line via the Derbyshire County Golf website or via the a ladies or gents club entry form displayed on the club notice boards
Closing date for entries is 30 June.
There are details of Men's Ladies' and Juniors' county competitions on the Derbyshire County Golf website. including the Men's 4BBB Bretby Cup on 18 July and Men's Open Championship on 8 August The Orr Cup and three Junior events in July
CLUB HOSTS MIDLAND BOYS' COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Wednesday 2 June, the club successfully hosted the Midland Boys' Golf Championships. The individual event was played over 18 holes in the morning and the county team event was decided by the aggregate total over 36 holes, 5 scores out of 6 counting for each county.
The course held its own and proved to be a true test for all the players, with a strong breeze later in the day adding to the challenge. Only three individual scores came in at par or under. The winner Seb Cave of Olton Golf Club near Solihull in Warwickshire came in at -1 in the morning to win the individual trophy. He also played to par in the second round to win the overall 36 hole gross prize.
There were ten counties taking part in the team event with a total of 60 young golfers representing their counties. The team event was closely fought and was eventually won by Leicestershire and Rutland, with Warwickshire finishing as runners - up.
Once the results were calculated, there was a presentation outside the clubhouse at which the club was complimented by the Midlands Golf Union President David Price. He commented on on the great condition of the course, which the Leicestershire & Rutland team manager later described as 'a gem'. He also paid tribute to all the people at the club who had been involved in organising the event and had helped on the day. The welcome, hospitality and catering had all been much appreciated.
The Midland's President also presented Club Captain Dr Ian McDarmaid with a Midland Golf Union Shield as a momento of the day.
This was a prestigious event for the club to host and and a great advertisement for Ashbourne Golf Club