On Sunday 25 September the club hosted four junior teams from Breadsall, Chesterfield and two from Kedleston in the final of the Derbyshire Junior League. The season had started with 14 teams from10 clubs playing in four leagues, with the four winning league teams qualifying for the final. The Ashbourne junior team had just missed out on qualifying for the final, losing by one rubber in their last league match against Chesterfield.
Playing conditions proved tricky with a cold breeze, and the course provided a good test of golf for all the players. Even so several parents braved the cold to support the teams and it was impressive that two of the players managed to play to a net 71.
With the two best scoring players from three to count, Breadsall emerged as overall winners scoring a very good total of net 147. Runners up were Chesterfield with net 153.
Pictured are the winning Breadsall Team with Club President Gill Lockwood who presented the trophy.
The 25th playing of the annual Mick Grundy Memorial Competition, in aid of the Antony Nolan Leukaemia Charity took place at the Club on Sunday 18th September 2022. As always it was well supported by 28 teams of four and raised £3,325 for the Anthony Nolan Trust The total raised by this competition since Mick died in 1998 has reached £60,768.
The winning team, comprised of Ashbourne members Gill Lockwood, Simon Lockwood, Sally Benn and Anthony Bates. Their winning score of 93 points, which was 21 under par was 5 clear of the rest of the field..
The best gross score of the day was claimed by Nottinghamshire County players with a 4 under par score of 138..
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 in taking lives back from blood cancers.
The club entered the North Division of the Derbyshire Scratch League this season. It was pleasing to see a mixture of younger and more established players representing the club in what has turned out to be an enjoyable first league season.
More detailed report and final league table here
On 5 August, forty eight members of the club travelled to Enville Golf Club near Stourbridge with Captain Barrie for an enjoyable day's golf .
On Sunday 22nd May, Ashbourne Golf Club hosted two of Derbyshire Golf’s County competitions, The Drabble and Sayers Cups. The Drabble Cup is for teams of four, with each player playing as an individual, the best three medal scores counting towards the team total. The Sayers Cup is played for concurrently and is an individual competition specifically for the Captains of Derbyshire Golf Clubs.
Ashbourne entered four teams in the Drabble Cup and they competed against teams from eleven other Derbyshire Golf Clubs. In total, 99 players participated in the event.
The day culminated in a resounding success for Ashbourne Golf Club in both events. The Drabble Cup was won by the team of Barrie Ritchie (nett 68), Nick Hamblin (nett 69), Adam Randall (nett 71), with Peter Bembridge the fourth member of the team. It was an excellent all round team performance.
Ashbourne also claimed third place in the team event with the Beech Boys (Gary and Mick), Peter Lucas (a recent addition to the club) and Ian Ward making up the team.
In the individual nett scores Ashbourne occupied 4 of the top ten places - Barrie Ritchie in 2nd on countback, Gary Beech in 3rd on countback, Nick Hamblin in 4th and Adam Randall 9th.
This is the first time in over 50 years that the Drabble Cup has resided in the Ashbourne Trophy cabinet.
Ten Derbyshire Club Captain's competed in The Sayers Cup and the winner was Ashbourne Captain, Barrie Ritchie, who picked up his second winner's trophy of the day.