Ladies Competitions & Winners 

Charity Cup, EG Medal & Joan Baxter Trophy - 15 & 18 September 2018 
 
What a change in weather fortunes between Saturday and Tuesday. Saturday was warm, Tuesday - gale force winds making the going very tough. 25 ladies turned out between the 2 days to play in these trophies rearranged from earlier in the season. 
 
The Charity Cup entry fees are donated to the Lady Captains Charity. The Joan Baxter Trophy is played by the ladies who won or were runners up in England Golf medals over the previous rolling 12 months. It is therefore possible to have 2 trophy winners as we did this week. This year, this was the outcome. 
 
Charity Cup and England Golf Medal 
1st Linda Lewington, Nett 73 
2nd - Sue Cribb, Nett 74 (cb) 
3rd - Lyn Allen, Nett 74 
 
Joan Baxter Trophy Winner 
Barbara Talboys, Nett 75 
Saturday Trophy - 1 September 2018 
 
Sue Snatches the Trophy on the Back 9 
 
You know Autumn is coming when we get round to the only Saturday competition of the year. What a glorious sunny morning, slight chill in the air to start, but soon the jumpers were off as the mercury rose to the mid 20's again. 
 
New ladies joined us for their first competition, others returned after a long absence but 2 ladies battled it out in a repeat of Tuesday afternoon. This time, Sue Cribb emerged victorious to claim this lovely trophy. 
 
All players stayed for lunch in the club house - what a great mornings' golf we had. 
 
Results 
1st - Sue Cribb, 36 points (cb) 
2nd - Jane Anderson, 36 points 
3rd - Carol Farnworth, 35 points  
Marie Curie Trophy - 28 August 2018 
 
Jane Clinches Victory 
 
A large field of ladies participated for this popular trophy competition, where £1 of each entry fee is donated to the Marie Curie Charity.  
 
It was lovely to play on a calmer day, with the course looking much greener than in recent weeks. The ball didn't run as far which made for some tight scores with 4 ladies coming in on 34 points. Countback was the order of the day - the Back 9 being the deciding factor this week for so many of us. 
 
Results 
 
1st - Jane Anderson, 34 points (cb) 
2nd - Grace Belcher, 34 points (cb) 
3rd - Sue Cribb, 34 points 
 
Daily Mail Foursomes - 21 August 2018 
 
Heather & Dot Birdie & Par their Way to Success 
 
We are getting used to the sun being out for our weekly competition and the resulting scores the dry conditions are helping to deliver. 24 ladies in 12 pairs played for the chance to progress to the regional finals of this UK national competition. Foursomes medal play is not the easiest of formats but one pair came in with an excellent score following a birdie on the 12th and 4 pars giving themselves a good chance of qualifying. 
 
Results 
 
1st - Dot Moroney & Heather Houchin - Nett 69.5 
2nd - Judi Monico & Grace Belcher - Nett 71.5 
3rd - Noreen Tattam & Helen Nellis - Nett 72.5 
 
 
Ford Trophy - 31 July 2018 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The fabulous weather continues to bring out the best in peoples games with another week of high scoring golf. Ladies are out of the running with scores of 35, a number that would be an outright winner earlier in the year. Almost half the field secured scores in excess of 30 points. 
 
This week we had 3 ladies with 38 points who all achieved significant handicap cuts - Congratulations to them. 
 
Results 
 
1st place & Trophy Winner - Mandy Mayes, 38 points (cb) 
2nd - Toni Miller, 38 points (cb) 
3rd - Wendy White, 38 points 
A Summer Scorcher for 2018 Ladies Members Day 
 
What a summer scorcher for this annual event to celebrate our Ladies section. The heat and humidity meant the 18 hole medal Shelagh Hughes Trophy was changed to a 9 hole qualifier to accompany the 13 hole fun Greensomes event in the afternoon. The 9 hole qualifier format certainly doesn't allow any margin for error as you run out of holes before you can rectify any disasters.  
 
Some great scores fielded by our ladies and Sue Bailey claimed victory again and took the Trophy. 
 
Post golf we all enjoyed a hot roast dinner on what was the hottest day of the year so far. 
 
Shelagh Hughes Trophy Winner for best nett score - Sue Bailey, Nett 32 
 
Results - Silver Division Results - Bronze Division 
1st - Dot Moroney, Nett 36 1st - Sue Bailey, Nett 32 (cb) 
2nd - Sam Turnbull, Nett 37 2nd - Edna Turner, Nett 32 
 
Nearest the Line on the 12th - Judi Monico 
Nearest the Pin on the 6th - Edna Turner 
 
Greensomes 13 Hole Fun Competition 
 
1st - Sue Cribb & Sam Turnbull 
2nd - Sue Marsh & Brenda Beard 
3rd - Judi Monico & Chin Fern Griffiths 
 
 
Sue with her Trophy 
 
 
 
 
Time for Dinner 
 
 
The Kathleen Cook Trophy & England Golf Medal  
 
Well what can we say about this competition? 
 
The scores were outstanding and I should think those ladies coming in with with a Nett 70 and Nett 71thought they would be in with a chance. But no, in the desert dry conditions 3 ladies fielded magnificent scores of Nett 66, 67 and 68 earning themselves a good handicap cut. 
 
Results 
 
1st - Wendy White, Nett 66 
2nd - Edna Turner, Nett 67 
3rd - Sam Turnbull, Nett 68 
 
Top 3, Wendy, Edna and Sam 
Elspeth Plumb, Veterans 9 Hole Trophy - 20th July 2018 
 
The Mediterranean sunshine continues to shine on our well baked course. The ball rolls further than we expect and results in some fantastic scores for many of our ladies. 
 
Pictured alongside our Seniors Captain Hilary Denny, is the trophy winner Sue Hancock receiving her prize. 
 
Post competition the ladies met for tea and cakes. 
 
1st - Sue Hancock, 23 points 
2nd - Maureen Dawson, 21 points 
3rd - Mary Mills, 21 points 
Super Scores for the Pauline Sampson Trophy 
 
Another baking hot day started the Festival Weekend off with the Ladies Pauline Sampson Trophy. With the course running well in these continuing Mediterranean conditions, some fabulously high scores were recorded amongst the ladies, resulting in some significant handicap cuts. 
 
Results 
1st, Brenda Beard - 40 points 
2nd, Mandy Mayes - 39 points 
3rd, Barbara Talboys - 36 points 
 
 
Bedfordshire GC Ladies Shield Team 
Shield Team Results Finely Balanced 
 
Bedfordshire Ladies Shield match team are fighting hard and currently mid-table having some excellent wins under their belt against Aspley Guise, Dunstable Downs and Leighton Buzzard. Results so far played 6, won 3 lost 3 
 
Beale Bowl Boost For Rosemary 
A great win this week for Rosemary Harris in the Beale Bowl. With a good turnout and high scores all round on a blissfully cool day, the top performers were as follows: 
1st Rosemary Harris 
2nd Paddy Richardson 
3rd Linda Lewington 
4th Joan White 
Texas Scramble - 3 July 2018 
 
A break from qualifiers led to 33 ladies in teams of 3 playing this enjoyable format on yet another gorgeous sunny day. Summer 2018 continues to deliver on the sunshine front.  
 
Choosing which ball to play and ensuring everyone played the appropriate number of drives kept us all on our toes.  
 
Results 
 
1st - Sam Turnbull, Sue Cribb & Jane Anderson 
2nd - Paula Parker, Susan Coxon and Brenda Beard 
 
Rose Bowl & Quaich - 23 & 26 June 2018 
 
These beautiful trophies always attract a good field of ladies as one is available for both the silver and bronze divisions. The weather was exceptionally hot with little shade to shield players but 27 ladies managed to compete over the 2 competition days.  
 
Results 
 
Silver Division 
Rose Bowl Trophy Winner, Barbara Talboys - Nett 73 
2nd, Paula Parker - Nett 74 (cb) 
 
Bronze Division 
Quaich Trophy Winner, Helen Nellis - Nett 70 
2nd, Jane Anderson - Nett 73 
 
The Midsummer Trophy - 19 June 2018 
 
On a glorious summers day, 13 pairs of ladies played for this popular and aptly named trophy. Some good scores were recorded resulting in the Lady Captain winning on her birthday with Brenda Beard. 
 
Results 
1st - Judi Monico & Brenda Beard, 41 points 
2nd- Sue Marsh & Margaret Seabrook, 39 points (cb) 
3rd - Barbara Talboys & Sue Bailey, 39 points 
Judi & Brenda can be seen celebrating their win. 
 
Ladies Jubilee Flag Trophy 
 
A very dreary & wet start for the morning ladies, resulted in some people wishing they had stayed at home. However later in the day it brightened up so the afternoon ladies had a drier and sunnier round. Ladies were chasing the 'Flag' and trying to get to the furthest point on the round with their individual SSS of 72 plus their handicap. Mandy Mayes played a magnificent round reaching the 19th hole to secure the trophy for herself. 
 
Results 
1st Mandy Mayes 
2nd Susan Coxon 
 
Congratulations ladies 
 
2018 Ladies Championship 
 
On World Ladies Golf Day, Bedfordshire Ladies gathered for their annual Championship event. Club Captain, Jim Godfrey accompanied by Keith Turner acted as starters to see off the individuals competing to be Club Champion, best gross score and Savill Salvers, best nett score both played over 36 holes. 
 
In the afternoon more ladies joined to compete for the Millennium Trophy, best nett score over 18 holes which also includes the 1st round of the Club Championship played in the morning. 
 
In the evening, we gathered for a carvery dinner, prize giving, speeches and to congratulate Sally on her 14th win of this lovely trophy. 
 
All the results 
 
Club Champion (Best Gross over 36 Holes) 
 
Winner, Sally Shayler – 147 Gross 
Runner Up, Margaret Seabrook – 163 Gross 
 
Savill Salver (Best Nett over 36 Holes) 
 
Silver Division Winner, Margaret Seabrook – 149 Nett 
Runner Up, Chin Fern Griffiths – 153 Nett 
 
Bronze Division 
 
Winner, Jane Anderson – 146 Nett 
Runner Up, Sheila Fairey – 155 Nett 
 
Millennium Trophy (Best Nett over 18 Holes – excluding 1st place winners above) 
 
Winner, Chin Fern Griffiths – 73 Nett 
Runner Up, Sue Bailey – 75 Nett 
 
Congratulations to all the winners who are pictured with their trophies. 
 
Veterans Spring Trophy - 30 May 2018 
 
 
A gloomy and wet morning slowed conditions considerably and reduced the field of participants. Nevertheless a small group of dedicated senior ladies turned out to compete in the inaugural competition for this pretty trophy played over 13 holes. 
 
1st place, Heather Houchin - 22 points 
2nd place, Trish Hind - 15 points 
 
 
Congratulations ladies 
Ladies Ping 4BBB - 29 May 2018 
 
Some tight scores this week for this national competition with the top two teams potentially moving forward to the next round. 39 was the winning score, with 4 pairs tied on 37 points. Torrential rain caught out the last few groups coming home but this did not impede the final group of four who 'swum' in as the two winning pairs.  
 
Congratulations to Paula Parker & Susan Coxon with 39 points and winning for the 2nd year in succession and Janet Broomhall & Mandy Mayes coming in 2nd on countback with 37 points. 
 
 
MacMillan Trophy - 22 May 2018 
 
The largest field of ladies in 2018 met to play for the MacMillan Trophy which had been rescheduled following the poor weather in April. All competition entry fees are donated to the MacMillan charity. 
 
1st place - Frances Godfrey, 34 points 
2nd place - Chin Fern Griffiths, 32 points c/b 
3rd place - Louise Wells, 32 points 
 
Congratulations everyone. 
 
Adams Trophies & Dinner 
 
On a fabulously sunny day, with the course in magnificent condition the annual Adams Day Trophies were competed for. Three trophies were available, Adams Trophy for Division 1 & Adams Cup for Division 2 played over 18 holes. The Adams Salver was played over 9 holes by the senior ladies.  
 
Adams Trophy 
1st Sally Shayler - Nett 75 
2nd Toni Miller - Nett 77 
 
Adams Cup 
1st Helen Nellis - Nett 70 
2nd Jane Anderson - Nett 74 
 
Adams Salver 
1st Edna Turner 
 
In the evening the ladies gathered for the annual dinner and a talk by Joe Nellis about the background to the evolution of the school in Ghana that is Ladies Captain Judi's charity this year.  
Enjoying the Adams Dinner 
 
Sue Claims her Second Win of the Season 
 
Sue Bailey claimed her second win of the season advancing to the next round of the Senior 2000 competition. The competition was played over 2 days and she was the clear winner of the England Golf Medal with a Nett 73. Close behind were Louise Wells on countback (74) and Dot Moroney (74).  
 
Congratulations ladies. 
 
 
Hilary Hops to her First Win of the Season 
 
At last a Tuesday dawned dry and sunny, if a bit breezier than some would have liked. 26 ladies turned out for only our second qualifier of the season, the Bunnie Smith Trophy. Hilary ran out the winner, closely followed by Jane and Margaret. 
 
1st place - Hilary Denny, 32 points 
2nd place - Jane Anderson, 30 points 
3rd place - Margaret Seabrook, 28 points 
 
Congratulations to Hilary on her first win of the season. 
 
 
Sue Claims First Trophy Competition of the 2018 Season 
 
After the wettest start to the season that anybody can remember, our first qualifier of the year was played on the 24th and 27th March in the form of the Nesta Ednie Stableford. 
 
The field was smaller than usual for a qualifier as code red had returned but Sue Bailey ran out the winner with 26 points.  
 
Well done to all ladies who played in such difficult conditions. 
 
Results:- 
1st Sue Bailey - 26 Points (cb) 
2nd Hilary Denny - 26 Points  
3rd Lyn Allen - 25 Points 
Winner, Sue Bailey 
Margaret Marches to 4 Club Victory 
 
In the ladies 'Three Clubs and a Putter' Competition over 13 holes last week, some excellent golf was played in cold and breezy conditions. Good scoring was, of course, harder to achieve with just three clubs for all the shots from tee to green, but some managed the challenge better than others. With all the results in, the best scores were as follows: 
 
in 3rd place with 17 points was Anne Foulkes 
in 2nd with 19 points was one of our Past Ladies Captain's, Helen Nellis 
but the overall winner with 21 points was another Past Ladies Captain, Margaret Seabrook 
Congratulations to Margaret and well done to the others who came so close. 
 
Some hot refreshment was enjoyed by all afterwards at the 19th hole as everyone warmed up again. 
New Ladies Captain Tastes Victory on her Drive-In Day! 
 
Our new ladies Captain, Judi Monico and her partner Sue Cribb achieved the best ladies pairs score in the Captains' Drive-In Better-ball Stableford Competition on Sunday. 
 
In breezy and tricky conditions, they beat new Ladies Vice-Captain, Hilary Denny and her partner, Past Captain, Anne Harris into second place. 
 
In third were Jane Anderson and Sue Marsh. 
 
All the ladies who took part in the competition, and many others, then attended the Drive-In Lunch to support their new Ladies Captain at her inaugural event and to hear her first (second time around) Captain's speech! 
Ladies Winners, Judi and Sue 
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