In the early years of Ashford Golf Club there wasn't a separate section for the ladies. In fact, in 1905 out of a total of 99 members, 40 were ladies but, from the very start they ran their own competitions. Today there is a membership of 65 ladies enjoying a busy golfing and social calendar.
Monthly medal and stableford competitions are held throughout the year, played on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Our very popular Spring and Autumn Meetings held midweek, with our Summer Meeting held on a Saturday.
The Ladies Championship held on a Saturday over 36 holes, with prizes for the best scratch, handicap and most improved player. Not forgetting our senior ladies who have their own 18-hole Championship competition midweek, playing for best gross and best handicap.
We also play a number of fourball better-ball, foursomes, par and knockout competitions, adding plenty of variety to our year.
The Ladies Section play 12 friendly matches, friendly being the operative word, from April to October. A great way to play different courses and forge new and lasting friendships.
For the lower handicaps we have our tightly fought, 7-a-side scratch matches against Rochester and Cobham, North Foreland, and Wildernesse.
We enter all the main KCLGA competitions, both as individual and as teams. The Pearson Trophy, Mail on Sunday Golf Classic and Daily Mail Foursomes are also popular and very well supported competitions.
Mixed Matches are catered for with four home and away fixtures against Broome Park, Faversham, Sene Valley, Tenterden and Walmer and Kingsdown golf clubs, with a further 6 internal matches organized through the year.
The Ladies Section have friendly matches against the Juniors, the Club and the Veterans, all are played with fun and good humour.
During the winter months we encourage our more experienced golfers to play with less experienced players in a Foursome competition. There is also a Tuesday morning roll up, fun 9 holes, followed by coffee, a good way to meet your fellow golfers.
From the Lady Captain’s Drive In, at the beginning of the year, to the Christmas lunch and dinner at the end of the year, there is a busy schedule of quizzes, dances, and discos.
This thriving Ladies Section, managed by a Committee of twelve, along with a dedicated team of mentors to help and assist new members, look forward to welcoming new players to our club.