Men's Midweek Stableford
Kevin Hurst - 45 pts
Nick Jefferson - 41 pts
Juniors' May Stableford
Ben Skinner - 38 pts
Arthur Tapner - 37 pts
Herts. Golf Union Champion Club event
On Sunday, Ashridge hosted the HGU's Champion Club event in which 22 clubs sent three of their best scratch players to play 36 holes each and combine the total of all three players' 36 hole scores. This is a superb competition and I'm delighted to tell you that the formidable Ashridge trio of Andrew Crux, Ollie Ross and Luke Mitterhuber, blew the field away with morning round scores of 68, 72 & 70 respectively and then eased off the throttle in the afternoon to record 71, 70 and 73 respectively and thus create a winning margin of a massive twelve shots. Not only this, but they also claimed the top three individual positions in the event! This is a really great feather in Ashridge's cap and I'd like to offer my congratulations to Andy, Ollie and Luke for their superb individual and team performances! A list of all the scores can be seen by clicking here.
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.
Junior Summer Golf Classes
I'm very pleased to say that my Junior Summer Golf Classes are again being held this year. There are two weeks of classes and the first week runs from Monday, 13 July to Friday, 17 July inclusive and the second week runs between Monday, 24 August to Friday, 28 August inclusive. Each day begins at 9am and lasts until 10:45am and is a great way for kids to get some good, old-fashioned fresh air and exercise! So, if you'd like your child/grandchild to participate, please stop by the Pro Shop, collect a form and return it with your cheque or click here to send us your application. But please hurry because spaces are limited!
Superb Callaway Golf X Series N415 woods, hybrid and irons set
If you're looking for a top-of-the-range set of golf clubs at a very reasonable price, look no further than the superb, new, Callaway X Series N415 clubs. These cavity back clubs are designed to be easy to use, easy to hit and at just £569.99, you'll receive a driver, 3-wood, #4 hybrid as well as irons from 5 - SW. So if you've another home somewhere and would like to leave another set there for when you visit or you'd just like to try a different set, well, you know where to come.
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.
Ashridge's new Assistant Professional is in the building!
From my point of view, it's been a long time coming, but I'm delighted to tell you that my new assistant, Jessica Heap, has arrived here at the golf club and has already started work.
Jessica will enroll in the PGA course in late August/early September and will then become a professional golfer 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.
The "Anchoring" rumbles on and if you haven't already seen the news, I have a link to the R & A website that will allow you to see in pictures, just what they declare "anchoring" is and isn't. How they'll enforce it, though, is anyone's guess! Good luck!
Click here for the R & A website.