Ashridge – 40th Anniversary Charity Day and Finlinson Cup

What a fantastic day.

The weather was blisteringly hot and the 92 golfers looked the part in their 40th anniversary shirts.

We were all there (29 members and their guests) to support our two great charities Ehlers-Danos and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

After some pre-match banter and a bacon roll our brave teams set out for some fireworks. Indeed the starter used a rocket to set off the shotgun start!!!

Whilst no-one got a hole in one the endeavour of attempting to win a car or other great prizes spurred on all the golfers and the scores were generally excellent.


Gary Kan as Cate Winslet and Simon Bird as Leonardo Decaprio

The course at Ashridge was beautifully presented with reasonable rough and very true if fast greens.

Everyone enjoyed a hearty meal afterwards with some competitive bidding for some of the auction lots interspersed with the food courses.

Dusk and the Ashridge Setting

The nearest the pin competitions were hotly contested with the Nearest the pin in two going to Andy Fewings on the 1st, Nearest the Pins were on 3rd, Ben Hurworth 6th, James York 8th & 11th Jim Fellows & James Canning with Michael Doherty closest on the 16th. Longest Drive was a massive 34o+ yards by Steve Hurworth

Andy Critoph won the Guest prize on 44 points ahead of Andy Winkett on 42. Travis Perkins triumphed in the Team competition best of three scores with 131 points from LOM Architecture and Design on  129.

Finally Malcolm Marshall (40 points- Cut 2) secured the coveted Finlinson Cup on countback from Andy Fewings (Cut 1). Well done to all but particularly Captain Fantastic!!!

Our provisional estimate of the moneys raised stands at ~£16,000. Amazing EPIC – Well Done.

Thanks to all who helped to organise the event, provided Lots for the Silent and Main Auction and sponsored holes, Shirts, Goody Bags and programmes and to all attendees for their generosity.

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