Every Saturday there is a betterball competition except for the first Saturday of the Month when there is an AM AM, both types of competition being open to Men and Lady Members. New members are actively encouraged to take part in all activities associated with Ashby Decoy Golf Club. Morning draws are held during the winter which does help to integrate new members to the club.
The Professional Andrew Miller will always assist new members in getting a game.
Most Sundays during the summer are taken up with Cup, Medal or Open Competitions. There are always Members or the Professional willing and able to assist a new member in entering these competitions.
During the Winter, Sundays alternate between a morning draw or a pick your own partner morning draw. In both case members enter their names in the computer or on the sheet in the Pro’ Shop before 8:00 am, a draw then takes place and everybody is told who they are playing with/against and the tee they are to start from. Sunday Presentation always takes place in the clubhouse as soon as the last group have finished playing and returned their scorecard (normally before 1:00 pm).
As an alternative a pair of members can challenge the Captain and the Professional to a betterball matchplay competition.
The above system of competitions works well and helps to integrate new members into the club as it allows them to meet different players each morning draw.
In addition to the above all sections, Men, Ladies, Juniors and Seniors have an extensive range of inter-club competitions, which any member in the right section can put their name down to play in.
During the Winter, Ladies have their own competitions starting late morning, meeting in the clubhouse afterwards for tea and biscuits etc.
Ladies run a full range of medal and cup competitions throughout the year as do the men. The Ladies have an AM AM, a Betterball Stableford and a Pro Am for Open Competitions.
Both Ladies and Men’s sections have an invitation day.