The ladies' Silver Team travelled to Mickleover Golf Club to face Burton Golf Club in the final of the County Inter Club Foursomes on Friday 22 September. The course was soft, so there was little run on and the ladies had to deal with one or two 'mud balls' as well as some very heavy rain showers - not ideal golfing conditions, but conditions were the same for both teams!
Gill Lockwood and Sally Benn receiving 3 strokes were first out, won the first hole then promptly lost the next three only to rally to win the next four holes. Not one hole was halved on a roller coaster of a front nine as they made the turn one up! They moved to two up after twelve holes, but as the back nine progressed Burton were more accurate in their approach play and putting and eventually won the match 2 up.
Anne Bourne and Anne Colwell faced opponents who were considerably longer off the tee and although they received 7 strokes, found it difficult to make inroads on the front nine and were eventually 6 down. However they mounted a spirited fight back to get within 2, but it was not to be and they eventually lost 4 & 2, giving Burton the overall win.
Unfortunately Ashbourne had been unable to produce the same form as in the semi-final the previous week and Burton had been the better team on the day so deserved their victory. The match was played in very good spirit and pictured are the two teams with their winners' and runners - up trophies.
Previously the Team had had two good wins, both away from home, in the first and second rounds. They then went on to meet Chatsworth in the semi - finals at Chesterfield Golf Club which they won 3 up.
A report on previous rounds can be found in the ladies section of the website.
Mick Grundy Memorial Trophy
Held at Ashbourne Golf Club on Sunday 17th September 2023 Raises £3400 for the Anthony Nolan Leukaemia Charity
28 teams of 4 people took part in the 26th Annual Mick Grundy Memorial competition at the former County players home club. The competition raised £3,400 for the Anthony Nolan. The total raised by this competition since Mick died in 1998 for the bone-marrow charity has reached £64,168.
The winning team, comprised of Ashbourne members Adam Randall and Chris Hawley playing alongside Nick Birds from Kedleston and Martin Walker from Breadsall. Their winning score was 88 stableford points.
The best gross score of the day was claimed by ex-Derbyshire first team county players – Nigel Furniss, Ian Gretton, Paul Eastwood and Richard Fletcher - with a 6 under par score of 136.
Mick Grundy was a member of the Ashbourne golf club and played for the County first team on 50 occasions before losing his three-year battle with Leukaemia in May 1998, aged 29.
The Anthony Nolan is an independent charity, so it continually relies of financial support from individuals and organisations to carry out its lifesaving work i
Come and support our Octoberfest social evening on Friday 20 October, 7.30 p.m. in the clubhouse. Tickets £20, available from the bar and include entertainment from the OOMPAHLIEVABLE BAND and food.
Tickets are selling fast so get your ticket soon to avoid disappointment!
- As this is a members club we now seek your help in deciding what exactly we spend the money on, so please can you contact Pierre-Alain Weir with any suggestions before 30th September.
Over twenty ladies tucked into an excellent afternoon tea organised by Helen Mudie and prepared by Pete and his team.
The tea was arranged as a social get together combined with a raffle to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, which the Ladies' Section is supporting this year. It was a very enjoyable afternoon, well received and supported by the ladies and raised a total of £110 pounds for their charity.
Thanks go to Helen for all her hard work in organising the event and to Denyse Hall for the loan of her lovely china tea services which really added to the occasion!