Ashburnham, is where Welshman and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Dai Rees won the PGA title in 1959 and has long been regarded as one of the best links courses in Britain. Harry Vardon twice played the course and commented, “The course I like best in Wales is Ashburnham”.
Measuring 6,910 yards has crowned two further Ryder Cup Captains in their playing careers: Bernard Gallacher (Schweppes PGA Championship, 1969) and Sam Torrance (Martini Tournament 1976)
Ashburnham has also hosted many of the major amateur tournaments having first held a Welsh Amateur Championship in 1904. In more recent years it has been the venue for both the Men’s and Ladies Home Internationals; British Youths, British Ladies and British Senior Ladies Championships; Welsh Golfing Union Championships and also Welsh PGA events. In 2009 it hosted the Welsh Open Strokeplay Championship and in 2010 it will again play host to the Home Internationals.
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