Ashton and Lea Golf Club

Club News:


Monday 25th April 2022


Ladies Charity Cup Success!!!

Monday 6th September 2021

On Saturday 4th September, A & L hosted the Preston & District Ladies Charity Cup and we are thrilled to report that the event was a huge success. The Ashton & Lea ladies played really well and won the team of 12 and the team of 4. Jeanette Smith won the best gross score and Pat Horn recorded the 2nd best nett score. Congratulations to all the team, Jeanette Smith, Gill Smith, Jacqui Bennett, Janet Ollerenshaw, Karen Whiteside, Andrea Kershaw, Donna Dadsby, Sabina Hughes, Alison Wake, Dee Duxbury, Pat Horn, Cathy Widdows. Proceedings ran smoothly and the visiting ladies commented positively about the course, the friendly welcome and the organisation.

Dress Code

Monday 1st June 2020

As we are having a nice spell of weather, the normal yearly issues occur with dress code. To save any confrontations in the pro shop or first tee i'm asking you to conform to the following dress code. 1. Golf Shirts must have a collar 2. Golf Shirts must be tucked into the pant/short at all times. 3. Gents shorts must be tailored and not have extra pockets sown on i.e No cargo shorts. 4. Golf shoes must be warn. 5. No tracksuit/jogger bottoms Golfers who don't adhere to the dress code will not be allowed to tee off.


Coaching at Ashton & Lea Golf Club

Coaching at A&LGC is carried out by the Club's team of professional golfers - Gary Edge, Daniel Clark and Lora Fairclough. To find out more about coaching, lessons, prices and packages, click the link below:

Gary Edge PGA

Head Coach and Academy Manager

Gary has recently joined Ashton & Lea Golf Club in the role of PGA Coach and Driving Range Manager.

Gary Joins us with over 35 of experience.  In 1983 he qualified as a PGA Professional, reaching PGA Level 3 in 2008, specialising in the fundamentals of the golf swing and the short game.  He has both wide experience of high volume teaching to individual specialised technique development. Taking all of this experience into account, Gary as taken the opportunity to establish the “ Gary Edge School of Golf" here at the Ashton & Lea Golf Club.

Gary has coached at all levels – from beginners through to county and professional players – and his focus is in allowing people to develop at a pace which the individual  grows in both confidence and capability.  His approach to teaching can be seen  in the “ Golf Skills Development Lifecycle”, which depicts progression through various phases.

His 35 years of experience have taught him that for many golfers, the game can be complicated and difficult to learn, however through the adoption of his golf skills development approach, the journey is broken down into the individual elements of the game, so that the necessary focus can be applied to the areas needing most attention, this can be from basic grip or stance, to bunker or approach play.  However, whatever the help or guidance is needed, Gary's experience, can help over these deficiencies.

Gary provides one-to-one coaching along with group sessions and has developed a reputation for taking the philosophies, techniques and educational mediums of recognised coaching experts within the field of golf and incorporating them into his teaching strategies  for the students of today.   Through his guidance and experience, many have gone onto to progress in the game of golf, not only in the understanding and capabilities of the game, but through the enjoyment and challenge of the game.

Gary will supervises all the coaching and teaching operations at the Ashton & Lea Golf Club, whilst also concentrating on management and development of the Driving Range and Short Game Practice area.

Gary is always approachable, just contact him on  07967777067 to either just to say hello, or draw on his experience and improve your overall game.

For details of Gary's Coaching Packages   CLICK HERE

Daniel Clark PGA

Head Professional

For details of Dan's Coaching Packages,  CLICK HERE 

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Lora Fairclough

'Lora’s involvement in golf spans 36 years with 26 of those as a professional on The Ladies European Tour.  Lora is a Solheim Cup Player and multi time winner on the Ladies European Tour.  In preparation for a career in coaching Lora did her Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualification with the PGA in 2006 and 2007 before retiring from the Ladies European Tour in 2011.

Lora has been coached for over 30 years and has played the game successfully under immeasurable pressures. She will share her wealth of experience with you to help you get more out of your game. Lora will not try to shape your golf into something you can’t achieve, but she will ‘teach you to teach yourself’. She will gently steer you to re-install your golfing computer (aka the brain); ELITE GOLFERS DO THIS CONSTANTLY!

Finally, she will help you get rid of the golfing baggage that only holds you back and prevents you from moving forwards and ENJOYING GOLF more.

Lora has an Accredited Golf Psychology Certificate and TPI Level 1 Certified. 

You can email Lora at or call 07711 258352 to book one to one lessons and on course lessons. 

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