Ladies’ Spring Meeting
Winner: Marietta Harrow – nett 72
Runner-up: Jane Jack – nett 73
Winner: Julie Ivelaw-Chapman – nett 70
Runner-up: Jane Drake – nett 73
Men’s Midweek Stableford
Not played because of inclement weather.
Men’s match between “Old & “New” members
The Old won 3 – 1.
Seniors’ match vs The Artisans
Match was halved.
Men's Jubilee Salver
Winner: David Bogle - nett 70
Runner-up: Keith Morgan - nett 71
Winner: Andrew Hartley - nett 68
Runner-up: Laurie McIlwee - nett 71
The Jubilee Salver Winner (lowest score in Division One) was therefore won by David Bogle - nett 70.
Ladies' Scratch League match vs Moor Park
Ashridge won 3 - 2.
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.
Titleist Fitting Day
Saturday's Titleist Demo Day was very successful and I'd like to thank all those members and non-members who came along and placed an order. As always, it's a great way to get fitted for the perfect specification of club and always a super way to see all the latest products from a particular manufacturer.
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!
Ashridge has a new Assistant Professional…
And finally, this Sunday, 24 May, Jessica Heap will be touching down at Luton Airport to embark on a new chapter in her life as she looks to enroll in the PGA course and join me here at Ashridge.
Jessica is a very amiable young lady and is due to start work here on Monday, 25 May, 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.
Would you like your grips to feel like new?
If you would, simply put them in the sink and scrub them with a stiff hand brush and some hot, soapy water, dry them off and they'll be feeling a whole lot better! Alternatively, drop all your clubs into the Pro Shop and for £10, we'll clean your grips, shafts and clubheads - simples! Good luck!