2017 TEAM

2017 Captains' Drive-in

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Ashley is a Yorkshire Man, born and bred in Doncaster where his parents still live. He is married with 3 children (2 daughters and a son) and 3 grandchildren. He says that he is lucky to have worked for the same company now for over 30 years, and currently is the Commercial Manager selling protein Ingredients worldwide!

Ashley's golfing life didn’t start until quite late, when his Dad bought him a set of clubs for a birthday in his early 20’s. He went to Spain’s Costa Del Sol on a golfing break in the early 1990’s with a pub golf society and was instantly hooked and he still goes away every year with the same bunch of lads some 25 years later. Initially, Ashley joined Purley Chase Golf Club near Nuneaton (sadly no longer operational), then The Forest of Arden and The Belfry for a short time before moving to Whitchurch in 2005 for work commitments. In 2006 Ashley joined us at Hawkstone Park as an 11 handicap golfer.

Ashley has enjoyed some success at Hawkstone Park, reducing his handicap to 5,and representing the Club in the Handicap League, both Hargrove A & B teams, the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mail Foursomes three times with his sadly recently departed friend Andrew Porter.

Ashley has an impressive list of trophy event victories including the Masters Trophy 2009, Master of Masters 2009, Primrose Bowl 2011, Jim Eardley Memorial Trophy 2012, Past Directors Stableford 2013, Gray Challenge Bowl (with Gerry Whitby) in 2013 and the Masters Trophy 2015.

Ashley looks forward to working with President Dave, Ladies' Captain Sharon, Seniors' Captain Dave and Juniors' Captain Carys with great enthusiasm during his year of Captaincy.


Dave has been a member of the Golf Club for 27 years and was Captain in 2008. He has enjoyed every bit of his time playing our two great courses.

Having seen many changes of ownership during his years of membership Dave is looking forward to working closely with the new owners who are investing heavily to improve the complex after many years of under investment by previous owners.

Dave, as Chairman of Opens for the past 6 years, knows how difficult it is for Clubs to keep afloat with reducing membership and he is committed to doing all he can to encourage new members to join us.

Outside of his golf, Dave is Chairman of the Shropshire Football Association having been a referee for over 30 years.

In addition, Dave has served as a magistrate for 20 years.

The President with a Quorum of Captains!

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2017 Committees

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2017 Club Key Contacts

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The Hawkstone course is OPEN with temporary greens in play; The Championship course is OPEN but with carry bags ONLY. Please call the Golf Shop on 01948 841 775 for a daily update.
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