Ladies Love Golf Day with Sky Sports Sarah Stirk at Astbury Hall Golf Club Shropshire
Such a beautiful setting and a wonderful day as we took 40 of our Ladies Love Golf golfers over to Astbury Hall Golf Club Shropshire for a day of mini courses with our PGA Pro’s John Cheetham, Rob Bluck and Tom Gibbs plus special guest Sarah Stirk from the Sky Sports Golf team. Ladies Love Golf is a golf initiative where we have two sessions a week for any level of Lady golfer to come and meet up, play and learn and utilise our facilities at the 3 Hammers complex whilst getting expert tuition from our PGA Pro’s. We then have social days like this one at Astbury, golfing holidays like our trip to Portugal this year plus social events like our Gala evening so it is much about the social side of golf as well as enjoying the game with like minded people, getting out and getting to play.
In true British style the day started glorious with a warm and humid start. Breakfast was served and then it was off to a very regal room in Astbury Hall for a question and answer session with Sarah Stirk. A very interesting insight into her world of golf as she gets to interview the worlds top golfers fresh off the course and around tournaments and of course at the highest level of golf an insight into the ego’s and behind the scenes of the top tournaments was a very interesting listen.
It was off to the day of golf with some short game tip sessions. Tom Gibbs taking his Putting coaching course, Rob Bluck took his chipping onto the green master class and John Cheetham led a bunker escape session all set with the beautiful Astbury Hall in the background. I dont think there are many courses on a sunny summers day that have the feel of being around the 18th green here. We set the 18th as a challenge hole for the day with Sarah and John for team photos and a 100 yard nearest the pin competition, we have to admit Sarah’s very first shot of the day won closest to the pin nestling a superb 3 feet away!
While the Ladies took to an 9 or 18 hole individual or 4 ball games the heat and humidity bought the inevitable and to add to the dramatic landscape, bullet grey skys, biblical rain and sheet and fork lightening had us all running for cover but after a couple of interrupted hours we were all able to get out on course and almost nearly get everyone completed before heading back for sandwiches, cake and refreshments whilst the awards were given out in the company of Astbury owner K.K Downing, Sarah Stirk and our PGA Pro’s.
Its always a fantastic day and testament to the Ladies that make Ladies Love Golf here are our winners for the day
Shot of the day: Rachel Alford
Shot of the day: Josie Murdoch
Greensomes winners: Elaine Burns, Josie Murdoch, Barbara Reglar
Doubles Winners: Cathy Gray and Nicola Howd