Winner: Jane Jack - 37 pts
Runner-up: Lorna Hall - 37 pts
Winner: Judy Roythorne - 41 pts
Runner-up: Alex Pearce - 40 pts
Men's Midweek Stableford
Winner: Alan Walmsley - 42 pts
Runner-up: Steve Jones - 42 pts
Mixed Team Competition for The R&A Quaich
Winners: Gavin Laws, Julie Laws, Paul Turner & Fiona Turner - 81 pts
Runners-up: Toby Davis, Andy Warwick, Phil Woulds & David Brattle - 79 pts
Open Mixed Foursomes
Winners: Michael Lawson (Beaconsfield) & Kim Wells (Hazelmere) - 40 points
Runners-up: Joe & Emma Kimber (Knebworth) - 39 points
Urgent! - Powakaddy lithium battery recall
PowaKaddy International Ltd. is voluntarily recalling a batch of lithium batteries manufactured in the middle of 2012 which were fitted to their discontinued 2012 Sports and Digital models. Only some of these batteries with a serial number starting with "BKD", "BKE" and "BKS" are affected and Powakaddy has set up a website www.pkrecall.com on which customers can check whether they have a battery that they wish to recall. If it is one sold by Powakaddy through me, they will replace it free of charge and will make arrangements through that website to do so promptly. Therefore, if you have bought a lithium battery with the markings beginning BKD, BKE or BKS after May 2012, please go to www.pkrecall.com or Freephone 0800 088 7981 to check.
Ashridge has a new Assistant Professional…
I'm delighted to tell you that after a lengthy search, I've finally recruited a new assistant professional. Jessica Heap currently lives in Cyprus and works at Elea Golf Club but has decided to come over to England to enroll in the PGA course.
Jessica is a very amiable young lady and is due to start work here on Monday, 25 May and I look forward to her settling in well and spending many happy times here. I'm sure you'll all give her a very warm Ashridge welcome.
Titleist Fitting Day
This year's Titleist Demo Day is happening this Saturday, 16 May and it will run between 12pm-4pm, so if you're looking to buy one or two of their iconic Vokey wedges or would like to try any of their current 915 drivers or fairways (or any other clubs come to mention it), this is the ideal time for you to try their clubs.
As always, if you'd like to book an appointment to be fitted by one of the Titleist technicians, please click here to let me know.
Cracking new Cleveland wedges
If you're looking for a superb new wedge, look no more because I have a fantastic new wedge from Cleveland Golf. Cleveland has long been known for the quality of its wedges and the new Rotex 2.0 wedge is a beauty. Finished in black, these wedges are available in 52°, 56° or 60° and what's more, I now have them etched with our beautiful club logo on the back of each one. I also have a 56° demo wedge for you to try which I've had in my bag for some time and I personally think this is the best wedge around. So look no more and come try out the newest Rotex 2.0 wedge - you'll love it!
Fabulous new Motocaddy remote control S7 trolley
One of the questions I'm always asked is, "What do you buy the person who has everything?" Well, I now have in stock one of the fantastic, new Motocaddy S7 lithium battery trolleys. This superb trolley is guided by a remote control which can either fit into your pocket or can clip onto your belt and comes with one of the trolley sector's most sophisticated guidance systems, utilising two motors to provide a combination of power and precision, plus an anti-tip wheel to ensure stability on the most challenging golf course terrains. Based on the same frame design as the award-winning S-Series range, it comes with a control system that allows golfers to adjust how much the trolley turns to the left or right simply by varying the pressure applied to buttons on the handset. An innovative tilt function helps compensate for the effect of lateral slopes, while the advanced electronics also make it possible to switch from remote to manual control if required.
ECCO and FootJoy shoes
Please look out for some fantastic new ECCO shoes for both men and ladies as well as the terrific new DNA shoe from FootJoy. These shoe manufacturers have really upped their games this year and this year's styles look and feel great, so if you're looking for a great-fitting, super-comfortable pair of shoes, look no further!
Always play first!
In matchplay, if your opponent can't decide who's furthest from the pin and asks your advice, you'd always be better off to play first. Why is this I hear you ask? Because if you get up and hole it, that puts a lot of pressure on them and even if you miss your putt, they still have to hole out. So remember, always try to play first when possible. Good luck!