Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ashfield - Wedding Daze

[Photo: par 4, 1st hole]

So I’m sitting in the bar and this couple walks in. A man rises to meet them and I hear those classic words: “Sorry we’re late, we got caught behind a tractor.” It is the country, but it’s an excuse I’ve used on a number of occasions. To reach Ashfield you turn off the main road onto a single track road that runs and runs to the clubhouse. So it’s a bit of a surprise to find that the address of the club is 44 Crehhanduff Road.

The three people sit down and they start discussing the couple’s upcoming wedding. Well, when I say ‘they’ I mean the wedding planner and the fiancĂ©e, because the man remained very quiet indeed. Proper order too, I say. Wedding days are about the bride and the mothers, and the groom comes in a poor third. Ashfield has a decent sized clubhouse and I imagine it is a pleasant wedding venue.
[Photo: par 4, 11th hole]

I was told that you might need a hard hat playing the opening holes at Ashfield. Yes, it will probably help, although a shield might also help – you just never know what kind of deflections you’re going to get off the pylons and overhead lines that run across the course. Your opening drive is a case in point.

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