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 .