NEW CAPTAINS AND OFFICERS FOR 2020 CONFIRMED AT THE CLUB A.G.M.
At the Club's A.G.M. on 19 December, Nick Prince was voted in to the prestigious position of Club Captain for 2020. Nick paid tribute to the excellent leadership & boundless commitment of this year’s Captain John Taylor and revealed ‘Derbyshire Autism Services’ as his chosen charity for the coming year.
John is pictured congratulating Nick & presenting him with the coveted Captain’s Tie. John then received his Past Captain’s Tie and Tankard from Nick.
Dr R. Ian McDarmaid was elected as Vice Captain for 2020.
Seniors’ Captain will be Duncan Renshaw and Seniors’ Vice Captain Malcolm Wilson.
Junior Captain will be Harry Bates.
The new Captains will begin their roles on New Year’s Day at 12.00 in time honoured fashion with a ‘ Drive off ‘ from the First Tee, which will be followed by a friendly social gathering.
The elections brought changes in the Director’s with Martyn Shinner moving to Chairman & Gerard Allan taking over his former role of Finance Director. Martyn was praised for his diligence over the past 4 years and the important tight budgetary control. Steve Hall stepped up to take on the Sales & Marketing Role from Ian McDarmaid to allow him to move into the Club playing roles.
President Paul Cook paid tribute to the Club’s Directors & to the excellence of our Managers especially Richard Walker in bringing the Course to its highly rated position; Steve Clancy, our PGA Professional, for his enthusiasm & especially for developing a thriving Junior section as well as spreading the game of golf into schools in the Area.
Our well known Functions’ Manager, Mike Burton has just retired, but will continue to play golf, and we wish him well. Mike did a great job and his deputies, Louise Mather & Karen Edge are jointly looking after functions at AGC.
Ashbourne Golf Club
'TODAY'S GOLFER' MAGAZINE RATES ASHBOURNE AS A MUST PLAY COURSE
The September 2019 edition of 'Today's GOLFER' has rated Ashbourne Golf Course in its 'must play' list of golf courses in the East Midlands and the East of England. The magazine describes its setting in the most 'picturesque of open countryside', with views over Dovedale and The Peak District 'living long in the memory'.
The demanding opening drive on the left hand dog leg 1st hole is also mentioned as well as the 'thrilling finale', where players have to hit into an 18th green guarded by a lake and a nest of bunkers.
To book a round, log on to BRS or contact our Professional Steve Clancy on 01335 347960
SENIORS SECTION JIM SMITH WALKING STICK TROPHY
The Jim Smith Walking Stick Trophy (a very old golf club) is played with 3 Clubs and a Putter as a 9 hole Stableford Competition for Senior Golfers, which precedes the very popular Seniors’ Section Christmas lunch.
This year proved a very close finish with 6 golfers finishing on the same 19 Stableford points. So based on the count-back system, the winner was declared as Howard Frost and the runners up as John Taylor, Ray Storer, Nick Prince, John Cave & Steve Bryan. It is always a source of great debate that these golfers have scored very well in trying ground conditions using only 4 Clubs.
Howard Frost (centre) is pictured receiving the Walking Stick Trophy from the Seniors Captain, Ged Allan, together with a special walking stick club made and donated by specialist Walking Stick manufacturer, Duncan Renshaw (pictured with spectacles) the Seniors Section Vice Captain.
Ged Allan made special mention of Richard Walker and his Green staff for ensuring that the Course was playable on the full greens despite the extreme wet weather conditions.
The Christmas lunch was enjoyed by 94 attendees, including the Club President Paul Cook and Club Captain John Taylor, and the kitchen staff were complimented for providing an excellent meal and service.
PRESENTATION EVENING 1 NOVEMBER
Simon Griffiths has another excellent season. More detiails and photos of prize winners can be found in the men's and ladies sections of the website.