LADIES' CAPTAIN PENNY ELLIOTT
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. There are approximately 45 lady members at the club who play golf socially and/or in the competitions. Do not worry if you do not have a handicap. When you are ready the ladies will be happy to score any qualifying cards for you.
Our Club Professional Steve Clancy is keen to run beginners' courses for ladies and our 'Gateway to Golf' initiative will begin as soon as Covid restrictions allow. To start with there will be beginners' coaching sessions on Tuesday afternoons 1pm-2pm and later on in the season on Saturdays. Further details will be available soon.
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 Forest of Arden on Mon-Tues 23 and 24 August.
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, Ano Data Foursomes, Taskers Trophy (for over 50s) and Scratch League are organized for those ladies who enjoy the challenge of match play.
Ladies' Captain for 2021 is Penny Elliott. Penny originally started playing golf in Horsham West Sussex and has also been a member Breadsall Priory. However, when she moved into the local area, she joined Ashbourne GC where she stayed for several years until a job opportunity as a Systems Programme Manager gave her the opportunity to travel the world. After seven years she returned to Ashbourne and now works part time so is looking forward to playing more golf and enjoying her Captain's year.
Any ladies who are interested in trying or taking up golf are encouraged to contact Penny on 07703 455464, or our Club Professional Steve Clancy on 01335 347960 who will be more than happy to offer help and advice.