17 Dec 2018

We are half way through the Autumn/Winter season and so far the weather has been kind enough not to disrupt too many fixtures. The course continues to play extremely well and there was high praise for the green keeping team at the Christmas Turkey Trot Prize Presentation. Work has started on the planned hole improvements and will continue throughout the winter in preparation for the new season, th...

20 Oct 2018

Ash Valley Golf Club

Summer Competition Award Winners 2018

Monthly & Midweek Medal Winners

K. Brown, J. Dixon, A. Webb, P. Phillips, A. Smith, B. Benton, D. Grazioli, G. Jackson

Monthly & Midweek Stableford Winners

J. Hawkins, J. Procter, S. Monks, K. Brown, P. Phillips, B. Watkinson, K. Tomkins, M. Saterlay

Rabbit Cup

Runner-up S. Monks – Winner B. Purton

Hickory Championship

Runner-up S. Monks – Winner A...

12 Oct 2018

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30 Sep 2018

The summer season came to a fitting end with a month of high tension golf. There was still much to play for with all the Major titles still undecided. Everyone still had a chance but some would have to play better than ever and hope that others faltered over the closing weeks. After a long hot summer it was up to the leaders to hold their nerve and the chasers to give everything they could to catc...

31 Aug 2018

After some much needed rain the course was slowly returning to its normal shade of green. Members and visitors alike were enjoying the softer conditions and even though some distance had been lost on the drive it was becoming easier to control the ball, especially around the greens. Alan Smith took full advantage of this fact and carded a smooth 69 to win the Midweek Medal with Bill Griffiths comi...

30 Jul 2018

By now everyone at the Club was in full swing and enjoying the hot summer weather. The course, although brown, was playing wonderfully and members were grateful for the extra distances to be gained off the tee. The green staff were working tirelessly to ensure that the greens were well watered each day and all that played were appreciative of their efforts. The month of July began with the welcome...

30 Jun 2018

By early June the course had started to take on an entirely different feel to that of the first part of the year. As the dry conditions continued and the temperatures increased a new set of difficulties tested the patience of the membership. Gaining distance was no longer the problem for most. Getting the ball to stop was now the main challenge. The greens became lightening fast and there was a hu...

31 May 2018

The green staff team had worked wonders with the course and it’s recovery from the dreadful winter was the talk of the Club. The warmer friendlier conditions put everyone in high spirits and the competitions attracted good sized fields throughout the month. It would indeed be a wonderful month for Peter Phillips who, by the end of May, thanks to his consistent play, would stand out as the “man to...

30 Apr 2018

April Compition Results

The new season opened with the Midweek Medal on April 5th. Even though course conditions were less than perfect after the severe winter weather a strong field set off to contend for the first important medal of the year. Karl Brown laid down a marker and proved that he could indeed be a regular contender again this season. His score was six shots lower than Mick O’Connor bac...

20 Apr 2018

January/ February/ March 2018

It’s hard to remember a winter that was so disruptive for golf. The disappointment of having to cancel competitions was felt by everyone. However, such is the spirit of our membership that despite the conditions we were able to play a large part of our winter fixtures. John Waters started his year in fine style by claiming the Monthly Stableford and in the Winter Scram...

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