Chris hopes to develop teaching skills

TWENTY-six year old Chris Ashton, who has successfully completed his PGA training, has moved to Suffolk after three and a half years at Pannal Golf Club in Yorkshire.

TWENTY-six year old Chris Ashton, who has successfully completed his PGA training, has moved to Suffolk after three and a half years at Pannal Golf Club in Yorkshire.

He is working with Sarah Wilson and Shane Warren at the Suffolk Golf and Water Park in Bramford.

Ashton has joined the Suffolk PGA and hopes to compete both at county and regional level in the coming year.

“I have moved to the Suffolk Golf and Water Park to develop my teaching skills. It is a stepping stone in my career to becoming a head professional in the future.


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“It is very busy at Bramford, a lot different from private members' clubs where I have been in the past,” he said.

Ashton started in the junior ranks at Oakdale Golf Club at Harrogate. He turned professional there when he attained a handicap of four.

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He worked under Clive Dell at Oakdale and under David Padgett at Pannal.

Ashton, who now lives in Stowmarket, was placed 26th equal in the PGA North Region Trainees' order of merit in 2006 although he played in only two events, the Vulcan Trophy last May in which he finished 24th equal and the Harold Lees Trophy in September when he was 13th equal.

A supporter of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, he played football as a teenager but now concentrates on his golf.

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