Ashdown’s Amateur Champion

Andy Smith Sussex Am Champ 2013 3301Royal Ashdown member, Andrew Smith, has won the Sussex County Amateur Golf Championship, on his home course. In bitingly cold weather for the first week of June, Smith held off a determined challenge from Alasdair Dalgliesh of Haywards Heath to triumph 2&1. Continue reading

Pro Shop: Cool tops for hot days


Back in the 1950s and ‘60s there was no such thing as golf wear. The likes of Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer simply pulled on what was popular in casual fashion back then and teed off. Hence the advent of knitted cardigans; V-necked pullovers and slipovers, self-coloured, short sleeved shirts and narrow brimmed hats appearing on the golf course. Continue reading