A big win for the CERN Golf Club at the ASCERI tournament

The CERN Golf Club returned victorious from the autumn ASCERI (Association of the Sports Communities of the European Research Institutes) tournament which was held from 17 to 20 September.


The CERN Golf Team (left to right: Peter Jones, Alasdair Ross, Claes Frisk and Per Werner) celebrates its victories at ASCERI.

Competitions took place on the Dreihof Golf Club at Essingen in southern Germany, starting with the singles Stableford competition on the first day and a 4 ball, better ball Stableford group competition the next day. CERN’s four-man team – Peter Jones, Per Werner, Claes Frisk and Alasdair Ross – came first in the group competition, with Peter Jones, CERN’s star golfer from the IT Department, winning the individual competition.

The autumn ASCERI tournament included competitions in football, tennis and cart racing as well as golf. Over 230 representatives of research institutes across Europe took part.

“The CERN Golf Club only began participating in inter-agency tournaments in 2006”, says Alasdair Ross, also from the IT Department. “It’s a shame really, as we seem to do quite well!” The team would like to thank the CERN Staff Association for its support in participating in ASCERI.

CERN Golf Club

The CERN Golf Club was founded in October 1982 and is a CERN Staff Association club. The Club became an affiliated Corporate Association of the French Golf Federation (FFG), in the Rhone-Alpes League, in 1991. It welcomes experienced golfers and also offers classes for beginners.


by Katarina Anthony