Ashbourne Golf Club
Ashbourne Golf Club
Ashbourne Golf Club

Past Results & History


 

MONTHY COMPETITIONS

                   
  April Medal May Medal William Parkes Trophy Bert Small Cup Captain’s Junior Cup Captain’s Junior Trophy August Medal September Stableford October Medal
2023 Alex Benton Noah Haines  Noah Haines  Alex Benton  George Derbyshire  Oscar Roderick Max Burton  Tom Berry George Derbyshire
2022 George Padden Xanny Bateman Harry Bates Noah Haines Max Burton Luca Salsbury Noah Haines Noah Haines Noah Haines
2021 George Derbyshire Harry Bates George Derbyshire Jamie Naylor Harry Bates Niamh Miller Max Burton George Padden Oscar Bateman
                   

 

HISTORY OF THE CURRENT TROPHIES

Bert Small Cup - The Bert Small Cup is now the oldest surviving Junior Club trophy.  Bert Small will hold a special place in the hearts of members of a certain age for the positive effect he had on their life.  The following words are from Sally Benn:

"The Bert Small Cup…………….but who was he and what is the link to Junior Golf? I have spoken with a number of people who knew him well including; Angela Hunt, Tony Broadhurst, John Griffiths and Les Birkett.  Overwhelmingly Bert Small loved golf.  A member of the old 9 hole course.  AGC Captain 1977.  He played regularly off 10 – he was very competitive and a very good putter.  Hated slow play.  Very knowledgeable – always offering hints and tips. A lovely ordinary man – no frills.  Encouraging and always there.  Bert was a mentor to all. 

What was his link to the Juniors – why give a cup?  In 70s 80s only he was interested in the juniors.  One of the First Junior Organiser’s.  Juniors could only play off reds and NOT in competitions.  He paved and led the way showing Commitment,  Passion Nurturing and developing, Creating and providing opportunities and pathways and Letting go…… To have a junior section with the above ethos and qualities is to ensure a future for GOLF [not only AGC]. Successive JO’s at AGC have carried these ideals on.

Thank you Bert Small."

 

William Parkes Trophywas played for at Allestree Park Golf Club from 1982.  Following the closure of Allestree, the family looked for a new home for the trophy.  Ashbourne Golf Club were honoured to accept and on 10 July 2021 the trophy was presented to the Junior Section by William’s sister Louise Haworth.  Louise explained the story:   

"William, originally from Derby, moved to Yeaveley when our parents took over the village shop and Post Office in 1971.  He was a sociable lad with a good sense of humour and had a knack of making family and friends laugh with his impressions of showbiz personalities. He was very keen on sport, played football for Kniveton and was a devoted Derby County season ticket holder. William started playing golf in his early teens, encouraged by his dad (Ted) who was a member at Ashbourne. 

In his final year at QEGS, William was determined to make golf his career and wrote to several local clubs and in August 1978 was taken on as an Assistant Professional at Allestree Park Golf Club.  William loved his time there despite the challenges of getting to work, first by bicycle, then motorcycle and finally in his Minivan, seen in the photograph (below). William’s golfing career was sadly cut short when he was diagnosed with cancer and died, aged 18 in 1980 but, thankfully, he had followed his dream, albeit for a short but sweet time."

William Captain Harry Bates accepts the Trophy on behalf of the Junior Section from Louise