New captain installed at Long Ashton Golf Club

PUBLISHED: 17:38 03 April 2018

Long Ashton Golf Club.

Long Ashton Golf Club.

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Richard Wood is the new captain at Long Ashton Golf Club.

The 125th anniversary celebrations at Long Ashton Golf Club continued with the installation dinner of the club captain.

Richard Wood was installed in front of a packed clubhouse restaurant and he will preside over some prestigious events during his year in office.

Richard, who has been a Long Ashton member for more than 35 years and who plays off a handicap of three, is the father of Ryder Cup and European Tour player Chris Wood, also a member at Long Ashton.

The highlight of the dinner was a video of six European Ryder Cup players giving their good wishes to Richard at the start of his year in office.

The following day as part of the start of the season bowmaker, Richard had his drive-off and in front of an enthusiastic crowd managed to drive 230 yards and straight.

A highlight of the 125th celebrations at the club will be a charity exhibition match with current European Tour players being held on July 23 from 10am. Golf enthusiasts from around the region are welcome to attend.

Congratulations are also due to two of the club’s younger members as they fought through to the final of the West of England Winter Foursomes at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club.

Louis Ross, aged 14, who plays off 10 handicap and current club champion Ross Porter (21) playing off two, played through six rounds to reach the final beating both a professional pairing in the quarter-final and a Burnham duo in the semi-final.

Unfortunately, they met their match in the 36-hole final as the home club pairing of Jon Adams and Jack Palmer won the day, leaving the Long Ashton team to collect the consolation prize of a crystal decanter each.

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