Foremost has finalised the line-up for its Ashworth Cup team which this year features six rookies. The twelve man team is made up of the winners and runners-up of both the three regional Foremost Championships and the main Foremost Championship, in addition to four captain’s picks.
In all, six of the twelve will be making their first appearance in the Cup in late August, with the team led by captain and Ashworth Cup veteran Darren Parris (pictured). The team is highlighted by Foremost champion Andrew George of Ely City and regional champions Steve Russell (Bridgnorth), Jason Groat (Denver) and Scott Jackson (Disley). Joining those who qualified outright for the team are captain’s picks Richard O’Hanlon (St. Kew), Stephen Bennett (Waltham Windmill), Sion Bebb (Morlais Castle) and ex-Ryder Cup player Peter Baker (South Staffordshire).
Parris’ selection as captain was a popular choice with members who have qualified for the team and will benefit from his vast Ashworth Cup experience. Speaking on the announcement of his twelve man side, Darren highlighted the benefits of having six rookies in his side.
He said, “I’m really excited to have such a great mix of experience and new blood in the team. That’s the beauty of the qualifying criteria that’s used to determine the side. It gives everyone several chances to play their way onto the team.”
Foremost director Andy Martin added, “We feel that it’s extremely important that every one of our members has the opportunity to represent Foremost at the Ashworth Cup. It ensures that we will have the strongest possible twelve man line-up representing the company each year.”
The team will assemble at The Belfry in late August as they vie to win the Cup for a second consecutive year. More at: www.foremostgolf.com