Great to see all those old faces....I mean "familiar faces" at Ashton Golf Centre today. The sun was shining, the air warmer and the course has fortunately not been affected by Friday's rain. Martin and I are definitely missing Biff doing all the running around....up and down the stairs, serving the beer, cant wait till he's back! We have heard that Portugal are having some unseasonal weather, so i hope it is not spoiling the golf for him. Thanks to Sheila from Dove Photography AGAIN for making a special trip to Ashton to give us a new fridge. With more food on the go we are so grateful for the extra space...Thank you.
Another thank you goes to Manchester City for beating Chelsea 4-2. Well Done The Blues!!
Just spent an enjoyable afternoon at the golf centre and despite the drizzle, customers are still wanting to get out on the course and use the driving range, which is great. I believe we had a visit from a friend of ours, at lunchtime, all the way from Dubai. A long way for a bacon butty! Sorry we missed you Alisdair. Biff is still in Portugal, so it could be a long weekend for Martin and I.....going to work on Ashleigh later for her to come and help. Thanks to you all for the lovely comments about the newsletter and the new website, it has been great working on them. If you have any suggestions of what we can add to the website I would love to hear about them. Going to work on Dave and Paul, about possibly doing a gardening page for the green fingered out there.
Well, finally we have started our blog!! 2009 was a massive year for us and although the website and blog were high on the priority list, more pressing things needed to be sorted, such as sorting out the mess that the previous owner had left. As most of you will know, our main priority was making sure the course was playable, because, after all, what is a pay and play golf course without anywhere to play!! The greens have had a complete overhaul as they were in a real state, and we have been gradually making them bigger, getting them back to their original state. We have invested in new machinery for the fairways, the greens and the tees. This has made a huge difference to the condition of the golf course. Paul, Dave and Damo our greens staff have nurtured the greens back to life, not to mention the bunkers, which are now raked everyday, and are looking stunning.
Martin and Helen Lake will be writing pieces on this blog, hopefully weekly! We have owned Ashton Golf centre since October 2008 and have enjoyed a rewarding first year in business. Martin is PGA Golf Professional and is able to answer any questions you may have with regard to the golf game. We both look forward to receiving your comments and ideas for our pay and play Golf Centre, Lancaster.