|Ashburnham Golf Club pulling in new members|
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|Friday, 03 August 2012 08:58|
Ashburnham Golf Club pulling in new members
by Robert LloydThe Ashburnham Championship Links golf course in Pembrey is pulling in new members and a major factor in the membership boost is the dreadful weather!
"It's something of a curiosity this year, but we have pulled in 26 new members," said Ashburnham club manager Huw Morgan.
"The reason is simple: no matter what the weather, you can get a game of golf at 'The Ash'.
"When other courses have to put up the 'No Play' signs, we just carry on because we are one of the finest links courses around, with perfect drainage.
"Many new recruits have come to us because of our reputation as a championship links golf course.
"Others have switched from other golf clubs out of frustration, simply because the bad weather has stopped them getting onto the greens and fairways at other clubs.
"At least here, they know that, no matter how gloomy and unseasonal the weather is, they can get a game."
This year, The Ash was given a Top 10 ranking in a new National Club Golfer guide to Britain's best value courses.
"We've always known that 'The Ash' is great value for money and many local golfers are appreciating that fact and signing up," said Mr Morgan.
"We also have many different packages of golf membership, including corporate membership.
"Give us a ring and we'll see if we have a deal tailor-made for you."
The Ashburnham Golf Club will host a number of top events over the coming years -
Club manager Mr Morgan added: "That's quite a portfolio of events for us at The Ashburnham and we are delighted to be staging them. We can promise a true championship test for each event and the warmest of Welsh welcomes."
The Ashburnham is the course where the great Welshman and winning Ryder Cup Captain Dai Rees won the PGA title in 1959. It has long been regarded as one of the best links courses in Britain.
The Ashburnham takes its name from the 5th Earl of Ashburnham, who once owned the land and became the club's inaugural President in 1894.
Two other Ryder Cup Captains have been successful in their playing careers at The Ashburnham in the shape of Bernard Gallacher, who won the Schweppes PGA Championship in 1969, and Sam Torrance, who won the Martini Tournament in 1976.
The Ashburnham has a proud history of hosting many of the major amateur tournaments, having first held a Welsh Amateur Championship in 1904.
Last year, The Ashburnham was the venue for the Men's Home Internationals.
For further information about The Ashburnham Golf Club, contact - The Clubhouse, Cliffe Terrace, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, SA16 0HN