Ashbourne Golf Club
Ashbourne Golf Club
Ashbourne Golf Club

Ladies Welcome

Welcome to the Ladies' section of the website.

A friendly welcome awaits any lady who is interested in playing or learning how to play golf. New members whatever their standard, are always welcome and encouraged to join in with other lady members. Over the last three years through our 'Gateway to Golf' scheme we have acquired 13 new ladies, most of whom were beginners and all of whom have made great progress.  Most have achieved their  England Golf handicap indexes. There are now approximately 50 lady members at the club who play golf socially and/or in the competitions. Our 'established' ladies are always happy to score any qualifying cards for any ladies who wish to achieve a handicap index.

Our Club Professional Steve Clancy continues  to run beginners' courses for ladies and our 2023 'Gateway to Golf' initiative starts in April  when there will be more beginners' coaching sessions 1pm-2pm on Tuesday afternoons and 9am-10am Saturday on mornings. These coaching sessions continue throughout the year during autumn and winter. Just contact Steve on 01335 347960 for details. 

For those who wish to play in competitions, competition days are normally Thursdays and Sundays. Ladies can, if they wish, play in both the Thursday and Sunday Medals and Stablefords. There are numerous competitions throughout the season as well as additional mixed competitions on some weekends. In the summer, there is a weekly Wednesday nine hole social competition which is open to all members. It takes a different format each week and there is usually a social evening and presentation on the Wednesday evening.

Mixed competitions include the Knott Trophy, a knockout mixed greensome matchplay competition, Cliffe Lockwood Trophy, Brooker Trophy and the Win Roome Trophy which is now presented to the winners of the Mixed Away Day.

There is also a Ladies' Away Day and Away 'Weekend'. The Away Weekend this year is at The Mc Donald Portal Hotel at Tarpoley, Cheshire  from Sunday 7 to Tuesday 9 May.

We have our nine hole standard scratch certificate and handicap conversions, which enable us to hold nine hole qualifying competitions, including a monthly 9 hole stableford competition which takes place on Thursdays.

Silver and Bronze league matches, Inter Club Foursomes and Taskers Trophy (for over 50s) and are organized for those ladies who enjoy the challenge of match play. 

The Ladies unfortunately don't have a Ladies' Captain this year, but the section will be run by the ladies' committee, all of whom work together to ensure the smooth running of the Ladies' Section and of competitions and events throughout the season.

Any ladies who are interested in trying or taking up golf are encouraged to contact our Club Professional Steve Clancy on 01335 347960 who will be more than happy to offer help and advice and put you in touch with a member of the ladies' section.