Farewell and thank you to the Cantelupe Ladies

IMG_1286 2AFTER A COMBINED TOTAL of 50 years slaving over a hot stove the two ladies of the Cantelupe Club are finally hanging up their aprons.

Jean Brown (pictured above left) first started preparing lunches and teas for the Cantelupe golfers in 1981 and was joined by Margaret Goold in 1997. They served their final meal, signing off with a sumptuous roast dinner, after the match between the Past Presidents and the Cantelupe in November. Continue reading

Seve & Ollie not Stan & Ollie


A FAMOUS VICTORY was secured at the invitational event held at St George’s Hill Golf Club in November.  The St George’s Cup for Club Secretaries and either Course Managers or Clubhouse Managers, a contest that has been running for some 50 years, was won by Royal Ashdown’s very own dynamic duo of David Holmes and Matt Palmer. Continue reading

Christmas comes early for Poppy


The new high-tech golf simulator is not the only new arrival in the Royal Ashdown pro shop.

Sitting quietly in her basket is a five-year old black labrador bitch who was found with 20 other dogs boxed up in cat cages in a single room in south London. She was taken to RSPCA in Patcham in West Sussex for re-homing and, fortunately for her, Ashdown head pro, Tim Cowley, was looking for a dog but concerned that having a young pup might be fun although far from easy to look after whilst simultaneously running the shop.

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