In Saturday’s Pre-A.G.M. Scramble event, Michel Sweers, Jacques Keyser, Viv Barton & Julie Ivelaw-Chapman played magnificently as they recorded a nett 52.2 to win by just 0.4 of a shot from Roger Davies, Di Davies, John Webb & Alison Webb who played equally as well for their nett 55.6.
Men’s Spring Trophy Qualifier
In this year’s Spring Trophy Qualifier, we had a huge entry as 96 Men turned out to try to qualify for the matchplay stages of this event. Winning Division One with a superb gross 71, nett 66, was Russell Andreas and he was hotly pursued by Andrew Hartley who returned a nett 67. In Division Two, Peter Diggle played some lovely golf in his nett 70 whilst Richard Sharp took the runner’s-up spot on nett 72.
Ladies’ Coronation Foursomes Stableford
Last Thursday, our ladies played a foursomes competition and winning the event with a super score of 38 points was the pairing of Fiona Turner & Judy Fitch but they didn’t have it all their own way because Sarah Reynolds-Kettlewell & Judy Roythorne chased them all the way home but finished just a point behind on 37 points.
Ladies’ Pearson match vs Hanbury Manor
And finally in Tuesday’s Ladies’ match against Hanbury Manor, our Ladies were involved in a very tight tussle but alas, came out on the wrong side of a 4 - 3 scoreline.
A further update on Jack Garrood
I spoke to Jack’s mother on Saturday and she gave me the news that Jack will remain on a liquid diet for a further 40 days plus, as a result of his jaw being wired shut. This is presenting its own difficulties in that trying to keep enough calories going into him is a constant worry and he can barely speak as well, but having said that, Jack seems to be in pretty good spirits given what’s happened. As I hear further significant news, I will let you know.
In the meantime, I’d like to thank each and every member who has so far made a donation to help Jack out and if anyone else would like to contribute, that would be marvellous.
Thanks in advance.
Callaway Demo Day coming soon
Do you want to improve your game? Then why not get fitted for made to measure clubs? We have a Callaway Golf Demo Day on Saturday 17th May with the Callaway Golf custom fit experts coming to Ashridge Golf Club and as always, this is definitely a date to put in your diary. They will be bringing along all of this season's fantastic new products such as the X2 Hot's, the Mack Daddy wedges and the legendary Big Bertha drivers!
If you'd like to book in for a fitting please come speak to us in the pro shop, or alternatively click here
Sun Mountain golf bags
I’ve also just received from Sun Mountain, some of their fantastic 2014, 3.5 Superlight golf bags. These bags weigh just 3 ½ lbs, hence the 3.5 name, come in fantastic colours and come with our fabulous club logo on the ball pocket. So if you’re in need of an extremely lightweight bag that looks great too, please come on in.
And whilst I’m on the subject of bags, I also have Sun Mountain’s H2NO Lite Cart bag which has individual dividers and is waterproof. Waterproof bags are becoming much more popular nowadays and I also have some Callaway waterproof bags too so if you don’t like your clubs and equipment getting wet, you know what to do! To check out the full range of Sun Mountain carry bags click here
Do you need a new wedge?
If you’re looking for a new wedge or wedges, I have a terrific opportunity for you. I have this week taken delivery of six Titleist Vokey SM5 wedges which are all demo wedges which means you can take these out on the course or the practice area to see which one suits you best. And with these wedges ranging in loft between 50° and 60°, you should be able to cover most areas of short game play. Available in standard chrome, oil can or black heads, this is a great way to find the ideal wedge for your game or chosen shot. Please come in to the Pro Shop for further details or click on the image.
Hit the ball with your right shoulder.
This was one of Nick Faldo's favourite swing thoughts, in that, he felt that his right shoulder would come around him on the downswing and "hit" the golf ball. However, in order to achieve the maximum effect, you want to ensure your right shoulder comes around you and not under you.