Men’s Stableford Competition
The Men’s April Stableford was played on Sunday with Howard Olivere winning Division One on countback from Jeremy Hoggett, both players having finished on 40 points. Steve Connor came in with an incredible 43 points to win by four points from both Andrew Latham and Michael Joseph in Division Two.
Ladies’ Medal Competition
Last Thursday our ladies played a Medal competition, and winning Division One by two shots was Maxine Chew with an impressive nett 69 from Sue Mercer, whilst Division Two was won by Ursula Buesst with a nett 70, finishing one shot ahead of Maura James.
Seniors’ Stableford Competition
Last Tuesday was the Seniors’ April Stableford. Brian Lovell played superbly as he topped the leaderboard once more as he came in with a whopping 41 points to win the Stableford by two points from Arnie Hyde, David Handscombe and John Lamb.
The 2014 Masters' Sweepstake
Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Masters sweep. The list is now full with 50 members participating and an email will be sent out to those who have entered late this Wednesday with their drawn players. Good luck to everyone who entered!
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.
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!
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
Up to £20 OFF Footjoy shoes when you trade in an old pair!
There’s never been a better time to buy new golf shoes! By trading in and getting up to £20 for that worn pair of yours - you know the ones I mean - you're making certain that poor traction doesn't affect your golf swing, whilst at the same time, you'll ensure a cleaner and more professional look on the course this season. The greens will also appreciate new spikes and, therefore, so will your fellow members.
Trade in your old shoes and receive £20 off a new pair of DryJoy's Tour or Casual shoes or you can also receive £10 off a pair of Contour or Contour Casual golf shoes.
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
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.
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.
Are you one of the many golfers who struggle getting the ball to come consistently out of a bunker?
If so, the following might help you. The way the ball sits in the sand will have a huge bearing on how it comes out of the bunker. Basically, if it sits down "low", it will come out low but if it sits up "high", it will come out high. So "reading your lie" before you play is absolutely vital!