Seniors and Ladies Texas Scramble 3 October
An enjoyable morning was enjoyed by seniors and ladies alike. See report in seniors and ladies section of the website.
SENIOR MENS OPEN 2018
The 2018 Senior Mens Open took place on Wednesday 15th August with 200 competitors for the third year running. The winners were Ashbourne Golf Clubs Les Birkett and Andy Rogers with a score of 45 points and the winner of the nearest the pin competition on the 14th hole was Ashbourne Golf Clubs John Hammond who will receive a "Lexus" watch worth circa £300 from the sponsors of the Open "Lexus Derby". Follow the link on the Open Competitions page to see the full list of winners. The course was again in excellent condition and received wide acclaim from all the visiting players
JOHN TAYLOR WINS THE COUNTY SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PLUS THE BEST AGGREGATE TWO NET SCORES SHIELD WITH STEVE ATKINS
Club Vice Captain and Seniors' Captain John Taylor shot an impressive gross 73 to win the Derbyshire County Seniors' Championship which was held at Mickleover Golf Club on 16 July. He had 39 shots going out, but played the back nine to course par in a round that included 10 pars and birdies at holes 5 and 18.
He received the Cyril Ibbotson Trophy and won a £120 Golf Shop Voucher. He also paired up with Steve Atkins to win the Best Two Net Score Shield.
John will go on to represent Derbyshire in the National Senior County Champion of Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa on 15-16 September, where he will play 36 holes over two days against all the other Senior County Champions In the country.
CAPTAINS’ DAY 8 JULY 2018
Captains' Day dawned sunny and hot was very well supported. A report and pictures can be found in the Men's Ladies' and Junior sections of the website.
Mens Open Results
ASHBOURNE GOLF CLUB MEN’s OPEN Sunday 1st July 2018
The Ashbourne Golf Club MEN’s OPEN with a Pairs Better Ball format was held on Sunday 1st July. The Event started with a 9am shotgun start for the 96 golfers playing on a glorious Derbyshire Dales morning under the watchful eye of the Club’s PGA Professional, Steve Clancy . The shotgun start allowed everybody to finish at a similar time so making for a full course & a full prize giving ceremony compered by President Bernard Bembridge. The winning pair scooping the £300 prize Pro- Shop Voucher ( £150each) were stalwart Club Members Les Birkett & Simon Spencer. Simon having only recently recovered from a severe heart attack was absolutely delighted & Les was happily peaking his game at just the right time.
The substantial Prizes ran to the 6th place:-
2nd Tim Hesketh & Andy Innes
3rd John Williams & Lee McLaren ( SandMoor GC)
4th Mark Burford & Andy Rogers
5th Darren Hooley & Dave Barrie
6th Mel Godfrey & Martin Murphy
Plus the extra prizes of :- The Longest Drive was won by Lee McLaren on the 8th with a 320+ yard Drive & Simon Whitehead ( Kedleston GC) on the 17th hole.
Nearest the Pin in One shot winners on the par 3’s were :- Paul Hambly ( Bakewell GC) on the 3rd ; Martyn Shinner on the 6th , John Stone ( Chevin GC) on the 9th; Mark Harrison on the 14th & Luke Dekonski ( Leicestershire) on the 16th .
Nearest the Pin in 2 on the 5th – Simon Griffiths.
A FREE JUNIOR ‘Get into Golf ’ coaching day is to be held on Thursday, 2nd August 12.00 to 15.00 for 11 to 16years old with Club PGA Professional & qualified Junior Coach, Steve Clancy. No experience or equipment required, just comfortable, preferably flat soled , shoes . Book with Steve Clancy to reserve a place on 01335 347960. Junior Golf Clubs are provided for use with the help of a ‘Derbyshire Foundation’ Grant .