Growing up, golf had been part of Ashley’s life since his Grandfather introduced him to the game as a teenager. Playing on the local par three course, was a joy for Ashley and it became more than a game to him. Golf became a passion, something that he thought could perhaps become a career. After a one-off caddying job at the Welsh Open at Celtic Manor, he started to have pain in his knee, which soon turned into a rendezvous with the operating table for keyhole surgery. It was then doctors found evidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in his knee, which eventually would spread to the other joints in his body. Some days, of course, were better than others – or perhaps more accurately – were significantly worse.