How to make the most out of your practice - As the golf season approaches, and the weather is slowly warming up, practicing on the range is becoming more appealing and is crucial if you want to play competitive golf this year. Warm up on the range before each round if possible, and use this time as a warm up only - without letting the quality of your outcomes determine your score on the golf course. Always practice hitting to a target. Place an alignment stick at your feet and one near the ball to ensure proper aim, with the stick nearest the ball aiming directly at the target. Using these parallel sticks in practice will assist you in your alignment on the course, which leads to straighter shots.
Ladies' 9 Hole Fun Stableford
Winners: Sue Cross - 18 points
Runners-up: Liz Holroyd - 16 points
Juniors' March Stableford
Winner: Kian Bains - 33 points
Runner-Up: Eddie Duncombe - 32 points
Men's March Stableford
Division One Winner: Alan Walmsley - 39 points
Division One Runner-Up: Howard Olivere - 39 points
Division Two Winner: Frank Lyons - 38 points
Division Two Runner-Up: Nicholas Bottrill - 37 points
Seniors' Sid Blincow Trophy
Winners: Paul Cross & Brendan Minahan - 40 points
Runners-Up: Peter Hinson & Duncan Bateman - 40 points
Winter Draw results!
We had a really terrific night last Saturday where 100 people sat down to enjoy the Winter Draw. Angela Gibbs pictured here was the night's big winner and below is the list of all prize winners along with the prize that they've won. Please note that each prize can be kept, credited or exchanged.
1. Angela Gibbs - Motocaddy Lithium Trolley
2. Judy Roythorne - Bushnell Tour V3 range finder
3. Lesley Travis - Clicgear 3.5 trolley
4. Matthew Dixon - Odyssey Works #9 VS putter
5. John Lamb - FootJoy DryJoys shoes
6. Brian Hibbert - SkyCaddie Watch
7. Rob Williams - Glenbrae Aurora lined sweater
8. David Lyon - Mizuno Competition Stand bag
9. John Hobson - Three lessons with Peter Cherry
10. Mike Butler - Club logoed Tour Collection holdall
11. Jonathan Glenn - Sunice Sport ½ sleeve windtop
12. Jackie Tannett - Masters 6.5" stand bag
Many thanks to everyone who supported this year's draw and to those who attended the evening!
Mizuno Arrives at Ashridge
I'm absolutely delighted to tell you that the Mizuno fitting cart equipment has arrived at the Ashridge Pro Shop. The new Mizuno rep is really switched on, and, with much better customer service and far superior custom fitting procedures, I'm hopeful that I can service you for all your Mizuno needs. The rep will be coming in on Wednesday 23rd March to show us how the Mizuno custom fitting works and once that's done, we'll be ready to fit you with a new set of clubs.
Click here if you'd like to be one of the first to be fitted with Mizuno harware.
Ladies' fashion show
Please note that this year's Ladies' Fashion Show is Thursday 17th March where I will once again be showcasing Spring 2016's fantastic new ladies' fashions. There will be a 9 holes fun event, commencing with a shotgun start, followed by lunch and then the show. As ever, not only will you see the latest clothing, but there will also be some great shoe offers as well as some other nice touches on the day!
New RX Ultimate men's & ladies' club logoed golf gloves
I have just taken delivery of some super, new, club logoed, RX Ultimate golf gloves. Available for both men and ladies (and in men's right-hand for left-handed golfers), this all-weather glove comes with a detachable ball marker and offers excellent feel and grip and at just £10, they're sure to be a real winner.
Men's Ashworth shirts
Would you like to start the 2016 season looking great? If so, come in and purchase two Ashworth shirts for just £55 or three for £80. Originally offered at £39.99 each, these shirts are a mixture of colours and offer great designs alongside excellent performance fabrics.
Oakley sunglasses reduced by 30%
I need to clear all of the Oakley sunglasses that are currently in stock so they are reduced by a massive 30% . But hurry, because they'll be gone before you know it!
Clearance bag bargains
I have four "waterproof" bags that I need to clear from stock.
The first two bags are Callaway Aqua trolley bags. The normal RRP is £219.99 but I'm happy to clear these at just £159.99, saving you £60.
The third bag is a Masters Aquapel trolley bag. This bag has been used slightly, was £129.99 but is now just £79.99.
The final bag is a Callaway Aqua Dry Lite stand bag which was £179.99 but is now reduced to just £139.99.
All these bags are made with waterproof material and are superb in quality but don't hang about, because they'll be snapped up in no time!
Last available date for Captain/Pro match
Please note that the Captain and I have released some new dates to play us but we now only have one date left, namely Saturday 9th April. So, if you and a partner would like to play us, please enter your names on the Captain/Pro sheet found on the board in the main foyer or let me know and I'll enter your names for you, but beware, we're on sparkling form and are ready to hand out some thrashings!
Titleist bags are now in the Pro Shop
Please note that I've recently received my first drop of Titleist bags and they look amazing! From waterproof trolley bags to lightweight carry bags, there's something for everyone and with prices starting from less than £100, there's bound to be a bag in there for everyone.
Selected ladies' Autumn/Winter clothing now reduced!
For our lady members, please note that selected ladies' Autumn/Winter clothing has been reduced by 30% . Lovely!
Please note that I have several drivers, fairway woods and one hybrid that need to be cleared. These clubs are either brand new or are in excellent condition and include...
a Callaway X2 Hot Pro 18° hybrid reduced from £169.99 to just £120
a brand new Callaway Razr Fit Extreme driver that was originally £299.99 but is now just £12
plus Callaway Golf XR drivers reduced from £249.99 to just £179.99.
There are many clubs to choose from in both left and right-handed and all clubs are also open to your best offer!