New to the society this year, Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands more than lived up to expectations. Just a mile from Woburn Golf Club, it provided a similar wow factor to its more illustrious neighbour.

The floor to ceiling glazing in the dining area and bar with adjoining terrace provided a spectacular elevated view over the first hole and signature par 3 10th. The undulating, tree-lined fairways led to challenging raised greens or as Karl so succinctly put it “there were a lot of ups and downs!“

Once again, we were extremely lucky to have perfect golfing weather reflected by some of the highest scores of the season with 11 members playing to handicap or significantly better! After 25 points in the front 9, Stephen Kay (off 25) clearly enjoyed his first outing of the season closed with a creditable 40 points. But this was only good enough for 3rd spot with both Karl Gjertsen (off 27) and Tim Ireland (off 16) tied on 42 points. Despite a chip in birdie by Karl on the 16th for 5 points (yes, 5 points!!), Tim’s 23 point back 9 won the day.

Competition Golf just edged edged out The Young ones with a better back 9 after they both scored an impressive 122 points.

Gary Hanson and Graham Andrade resumed their own battle for the wooden spoon with Gary succeeding on this occasion reversing the result at Wellingborough.

Tom Meeks took over from recently retired Gary Miller to present some excellent prizes on behalf of sponsors, Price Bailey.

We received a warm welcome by the club who were clearly delighted to host our society with an excellent turnout of 48 including 13 guests.


Competition Holes

Nearest the pin (4th): David Steele

Nearest the pin (10th): Geoff Davies

Longest Drive (11th): Richard Vass (Guest)

Top Guests

1st Derek O’Neill 35 points off 24

2nd Michael Green 34 points off 8

3rd Sally Courtney 33 points off 18

Top Teams

1st Competition Golf 122 points

2nd The Young Ones 122 points

3rd Rathbones & Friends 120 points

Top Members

1st Tim Ireland 42 points off 16

2nd Karl Gjertsen 42 points off 27

3rd Stephen Kay 40 points off 25

Wooden Spoon

Gary Hanson 18 points

Full results can be seen on the scoreboard website.


  • Players: 48
  • Average points: 30.83
  • Birdies: 13
  • Pars: 209
  • Bogeys: 326
  • Double bogeys or worse: 316


  • Tim Ireland -3 to 11.3
  • Karl Gjertsen -4 to 20
  • Stephen Kay -2.5 to 20
  • George Ralph -1.5 to 13
  • Mark Winchester-1.5 to 13
  • Chris Mitchell -1 to 6.7

Shots back

  • Graham Andrade +1 to 21
  • Gary Hanson – no change – 24

Upcoming Events

  • Stoke Rochford (29th September) – Open for booking
  • Gog Magog, Old Course (12th October) Shotgun start  – Open for booking




Aspley Guise Golf Course