We are very proud to be celebrating our 125th Anniversary in 2018 and will be marking this with our Festival Week starting Saturday 21st July-29th and then our Gala Dinner on Saturday 22nd September.  Also listed below are all our 125th Anniversary Open Events, if you click on any event you will be taken to the online booking page, places are booking very fast so please don't delay to avoid disappointment.  More details to follow in our regular newsletter updates!

Gala Dinner

A major highlight of our 125th Anniversary celebrations will be the Gala Dinner to be held in a Marquee at the Golf Club, on Saturday 22nd September, 2018.

The evening will include a 3 course dinner, commensurate with the occasion, as well as top-class entertainment. The 125 team are working hard to make it an evening to remember, and expect to include other surprises to further enhance the experience.

Tickets will be made available in 2 phases. Phase 1 will be offered to current participants of the 125 Club, with phase 2 available to the balance of the membership. It is anticipated that the initial offer will go on sale on Monday 12th March, 2018, immediately following the Captain's installation dinner, with a further offer on Monday 9th April. 2018.

Tickets will be priced at £60, to include a drink on arrival and a bottle of wine per couple.

Members will be able to purchase a maximum of 2 tickets, and, with a marquee capacity of 200, it is anticipated that all seats will be occupied by members and their wives/husbands/partners.

Dress code is Black Tie.

Festival week– this is scheduled for the week commencing Saturday 21st July until Saturday 28th July, 2018.
Plans are in an advance stage and below is a summary of each day with an indication of the type of event:
Saturday 21st Bogey Comp – open to all members playing a form of match play against the course
Sunday22nd Family Day – afternoon fun event aimed at members and their families to come and enjoy a few holes of golf followed by a social get together
Monday 23rd Skins match - Long Ashton's Chris Wood (Ryder Cup player 2016 and winner of 3 European Tour titles including BMW PGA Championship) plus 3 other current European Tour Pro's (names TBA) will be playing all 18 holes of the Long Ashton course in an exhibition skins match. Spectator participation will be encouraged and a sizeable attendance is expected.
This will be followed by a Charity Auction where a number of marquee items will be auctioned.
The day continues with ex Long Ashton Junior Paul Barrington (British Long Driving Champion and World Trick Shot Champion) exhibiting his trick shots skills.
BBQ to complete the day
Tuesday 24th Seniors Invitation. Matches to be played in 4’s made up of 2 members from LAGC and 2 invited members from clubs who play against LAGC during the season. Invitations to include both Wells and Cirencester, both of which celebrate their 125th Anniversary in 2018.
Wednesday 25th Greenkeepers Revenge – an opportunity to give James and the team the chance to get their own back with carte blanche to set up the golf course as never seen before. Part golf course, part obstacle course, the use of tractors, trailers, fake holes, and dirty pin positions are all permitted, and indeed, actively encouraged.
Holes 11 to 18 only, available to play from 1.00 pm onwards.
Thursday 26th Lady Captains Day. Ladies club competition, with each player encouraged to wear 1893 golf clothing.
Friday 27th Junior Open – County qualifier with a strong junior field

Saturday 28th Pro Shop’s Golf Day – final format to be agreed, however there will an opportunity to beat the Pro on a Par 3, nearest the pin on the Golf simulator, plus other events during the day designed to test all aspects of the game of golf.

The Last 25 Years – to complement the publication produced for our centenary in 1993, the club is in the process of at compiling a book to include the major highlights of the period from 1993 to the present day.
Contributions have been sought from a number of members in order to compile a comprehensive summation of the achievements of the various sections of the club, and progress has been excellent.
The original timeframe was publication at the beginning of April, 2018, however it has been decided to postpose this till later in the year in order to include memories of our 125th Anniversary.
The original intention was to include the last 25 years as part of a republication of the centenary book published in 1993. However, due to technical issues and the lack of original photographs, the plan now is to look at a professional scan of the original book to be uploaded to the members section of the web site for all members, old and new, to view.

Matches with other 1993 Clubs – the inaugural triangular tournament with Wells and Cirencester will be played at Wells Golf Club on Sunday 15th July. It is hoped that this may become an annual fixture, with each club acting as hosts in turn.
12 Members of LAGC are looking forward to playing the famous Old Course at Ballybunion Golf Club on the west coast of Ireland. Like LAGC, Ballybunion are also celebrating the 125th Anniversary, and it’s something of a coup for our golf club to be invited to share in their celebrations.

Club Memorabilia– our Professional shop is now well stocked with exclusive merchandise and memorabilia in celebration of our 125th anniversary, so hurry along and pay a visit.

Ladies/Senior Sections – in addition to the events outlined above both the Ladies and Senior sections have plans to hold additional events, all under the umbrella of the 125th Anniversary. This will also extend to the Junior section.

125 Draw– this fund-raising facility has been in force since March 2016, and will run to August 2018. Each month 2 lucky participants are selected for 1st and 2nd prizes; currently this is £170 and £50 respectively. All proceeds from the 50/50 draw will provide funds to support events during our 125th Anniversary.
It’s never too late to join the draw, so please get in touch with the office and they will provide all the relevant details.

125th Anniversary Legacy– notwithstanding the numerous events planned for our 125 years, the committee are now looking at the erection of a legacy stone, incorporating a plaque celebrating our 125 years. Watch this space for further information.

Please click here for our full list of Open competions. which are all bookable on line.

Except for our Junior Open which requires the following form to be completed and returned to the club either by post of email:  https://www.longashtongolfclub.co.uk/uploads/document/junior-open-july-2018.pdf

I’ve been a member at Long Ashton since I was 10 years old and it is a very friendly club. I always look forward to playing the course as it presents a different challenge every time you go out.

Chris Wood