Ladies’ March Stableford
On Thursday, there was an excellent field of ladies competing in the Monthly Stableford and in Division One, Marietta Harrow finished with a fabulous score of 39 points but only just won as the runner-up, Emma Boddington, chased her all the way home and finished with 38 points (beating Maxine Chew on countback). In Division Two, the winner was our Lady Captain, Jackie Tannett, who recorded a very fine score of 37 points to win by two points from Julie Ivelaw-Chapman.
Ashridge Mens vs Ashridge Ladies
On Sunday, our Ladies really turned up and played some good match play golf because they won the overall match against the Men by a scoreline of 4 - 2.
Juniors’ March Stableford
In the Juniors’ event, Stan Lewis won with 36 points whilst Eddie Duncombe took second place with 35 points.
Seniors’ Sid Blincow Trophy
And in Tuesday’s Seniors’ foursomes competition, Mike Senior and Peter Templer combined beautifully to register a whopping 41 points to win The Sid Blincow Trophy by three points from Richard Dean and Dennis Atkins who must have thought they’d done enough to win.
Ladies’ Mail on Sunday Knockout
And finally on Tuesday, our Ladies progressed through Round Two of this five-a-side singles’ matchplay competition by dispatching local club Whipsnade Park by 3 – 2.
The Masters Sweepstake
The Masters tournament in Augusta normally kicks off the golf season and to help create some interest in this event, I’m running another Masters Sweepstake event. Simply come into the Shop and, for £10, you can take one of the 50 places available. Then, on Wednesday 9th April, a draw will be made and you will receive one of the higher ranked players within the tournament (dependent on numbers). The winner will be the member whose player finishes highest and first place will receive 50% of the pot, second will receive 30% and third 20% of the pot which can be spent in the Shop or added to your Pro Shop account. For more rules and regulations, please come in to the Pro Shop and speak to one of us.
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.
Easter Junior Golf Camps
My assistant, Jack Garrood, will be running two different, three-day Junior Golf Camps during the school Easter holidays. The first three-day event is scheduled for Thursday 10th – Sat 12th April and the second date is Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th April. Therefore, if you’d like your children/grand-children to have some fresh air, fun and improve their golf during the Easter holidays, please come into the Pro Shop for further details.
Men’s and Ladies’ golf shoes
I’m delighted to tell you that I have recently taken delivery of both the FootJoy and Ecco range of men’s and ladies’ shoes so if your feet are in need of some loving, please come in and we’d be delighted to show you the new range. As ever, there are some fantastic colours and styles available in both manufacturers’ shoes. And, if you’re looking to bag a bargain, I have several pairs of men’s and ladies’ Ecco and FootJoy shoes that I need to clear out and they are 30% OFF!
Srixon AD333 and Soft Feel golf balls
Several of you have been asking about me supplying golf balls with our club logo on. So, having listened to what you've had to say, I'm really pleased to say that both the Srixon AD333 and the Srixon Soft Feel golf balls are now available with our lovely logo on and at just £19.99 , they represent great value.
Polo Ralph Lauren
And I’m also pleased to advise you that I’ve received this season’s mens Polo Ralph Lauren collection of shirts. Many of these beautifully made shirts are club crested and come in great colours and as you know, they not only look great, but they wash really well and last a heck of a long time! So please come in and take a look to see if there’s a new Polo shirt that catches your eye.
Here’s another chipping tip for you. I regularly see members chipping on the practice green and keeping their heads very still. DON’T DO THIS!
It’s important that you allow your head to move with the shot because if you keep your head absolutely still and looking at the point where the ball was, you’ll find that your arms and clubhead will go past your hands and this is something you definitely don’t want to happen. So instead, allow your head and body to turn with the arm swing and this will help you keep your hands forward of the clubhead, thus creating a better strike and more consistent shot. Good luck!