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Bedfordshire County Spring Meeting 10th to 12th May 2018 
 
Margaret Seabrook & Sally Shayler represented our club at Bedfordshire's County Spring Meeting held this week at Dunstable Downs GC. The County Spring Meeting 1st division was won by Margaret Seabrook with Sally Shayler coming 2nd. 
 
The County Championship was held over 3 days with a 36 hole knockout each day, Sally was in the final on Saturday with Georga Staroscik; it started to rain as they teed off and didn’t stop for the entire round. Georga won with Sally coming 2nd. Sally is pictured being presented with her prize from County President, Heddwen Molloy.  
 
The Championship cup, played at the same time, for Bronze Division players was won by Linda Humphries from Milbrook with Julia Thompson The Bedford coming 2nd. 
Bedfordshire Belles all swing in harmony on St George's Day 
 
A great day for the ‘Bedfordshire Belles’ team of Helen Nellis, Judi Monico, Margaret Seabrook & Jane Anderson at the St Georges Charity Golf Day held at Beds & County GC earlier this week. 
 
A strong field in this mixed event saw nearly 30 teams of four taking part and even with the distraction of the men's four-ball in front who delayed their tee-off and then seemed to suffer numerous mishaps as they went round, the ‘Belles’ were not to be swayed in their mission. 
 
They eventually finished in an impressive 3rd place with 101 points, winning £50 vouchers for their efforts. They had the added pleasure of finishing ahead of the Woburn Ladies (winners in 2016 & 2017) for the first time and they were only 4 points behind this year's overall winners. Helen even picked up the prize for best total points score on the Par 3's. 
 
The ladies were accompanied by no fewer than 12 other members of Bedfordshire Golf Club who were there to support the event which raised over £9000 for two worthy charities CRY and BOLD. 
 
The golf was followed by an appropriately English menu for the dinner event, with after dinner comedy entertainment to follow. 
Easter Fun 
 
After the inclement weather, our Lady Captain ensured all options were covered to allow everybody the opportunity to participate in some Easter fun even though code red persists. There was an Easter Team Waltz over 12 holes for those happy to carry their clubs and an indoor Easter Putting Challenge over 6 obstacles for everyone else. 
 
Results:- 
Easter Waltz Putting Challenge 
1st Margaret Seabrook 38 Points 1st Sally Shayler - 15 Points 
Helen Nellis 
Carol Farnworth 
 
2nd Sheila Fairey 37 Points 2nd Daphne Davies - 14 Points 
Mandy Mayes 
Maggie Olney 
 
3rd Janet Broomhill 34 Points 3rd Sue Glover - 13 Points 
Helen Westwell 4th Leila Bradley - 13 Points 
Sue Lowe 
 
 
Easter Waltz Winners 
Carol, Helen & Margaret with Judi 
Ladies London Foursomes - 2018  
 
The Ladies’ London Foursomes is a prestigious scratch event held in March and over the years some very well known names in ladies golf have won the trophy for their clubs. The event is hosted by The Berkshire and any club within a 55 mile radius of London is eligible to play.  
 
Sally Shayler and Margaret Seabrook represented our club starting with a fabulous win on Friday morning over Oxford Ladies 5/4. In the afternoon they played Chichester securing a 3/1 win to progress to the Quarter Finals on Saturday morning where they lost a tightly fought match on the 19th to West Sussex. 
 
Many congratulations to them for doing so well and good luck for next year! 
Annual Ladies Coffee Morning - Tuesday 27th February 
 
On a cold, wintry morning, the club house was turned into a little corner of Spring with daffodils and bunting and the sound of happy voices catching up with friends. 
 
Judi, our Lady Captain was delighted that more than 35 people braved the conditions to raise a superb £246 for her charity and the Ladies Section. 
 
A tombola, hamper raffle, guess the name of the toy and guess the number of sweets on the cake all helped to contribute to the event with Val Howlett, Tricia Hind and Sally Shayler, pictured coming away with the prizes. 
A touch of Spring 
The Amazing Sweet Cake 
Hamper Winner 
Naming the Teddy! 
Ladies AGM – 16 January 2018 
 
The ladies gathered for their AGM to bid farewell to outgoing Ladies Captain, Anne Harris and to welcome Judi Monico and her Vice-Captain Hilary Denny for the 2018 season. 
 
Anne gave an amusing farewell speech highlighting her year and we all agreed it had been a great one for her and the ladies section which has seen good growth in new members. During 2017 a magnificent £1,400 was raised for Anne’s charity, Willen Hospice with a cheque being presented to Julie White who received it with much appreciation. 
 
An important part of the evening was the presentation of the year's trophies. Much clapping, photos and surprises for many ladies who had forgotten they had been winners during the year. 
The 2017 Winners 
Anne presents the cheque to Julie 
Codes Green, Blue, Red 
 
At times it is necessary to have restrictions in place on use of trolleys and buggies in order to protect our courses. 
 
These conditions are colour coded as detailed below:- 
o Code Green - No restrictions in place 
o Code Blue - Winter Wheels must be used with all trolleys, no buggies are permitted 
o Code Red - Carry Only; no trolleys or buggies permitted on the course 
Ladies Invitation Day – Tuesday 14 September 
 
We welcomed ladies from 12 clubs from as far afield as East Yorkshire in the North, to Kent in the South for our annual Ladies Invitation Day and it was lovely to see so many guests from different clubs coming to play at Stagsden. 
 
The club house was filled with the happy voices of ladies catching up with golfing buddies in advance of a 4BBB competition on this blustery but sunny day. The half way house was well stocked with a huge variety of cakes and biscuits which were polished off during the afternoon. 
 
A raffle in aid of Anne’s charity, Willen Hospice raised a magnificent £200. 
 
The results were as follows: 
 
1st Place - Chin Fern Griffiths & Margot Norris (Aspley Guise) – 39 points (on countback) 
2nd Place - Sally Shayler & Jenny Prior (Beds & County) – 39 points 
3rd Place - Linda Lewington & Mary Arthur (Woburn) – 35 points 
 
Nearest the Pin on the 6th – Barbara Talboys 
Nearest the Line on the 12th – Mary Burn (Brampton) 
 
Photos of all the prize winners are shown here 
The Winners 
2nd Place 
3rd Place 
Nearest the Line. 
Captain Anne’s Away Day to Overstone Park – Thursday 7 September 
 
Thursday dawned sunny and bright for Anne’s Away Day to Overstone Park in Northamptonshire. 18 ladies met for bacon rolls before a 3 Ball reverse waltz competition was played on this lovely parkland course. Very few of us had played there so the added treat of many water hazards made for an interesting day of golf. 
 
Post golf we sat down to a dinner of Lasagne and salad followed by strawberry cheesecake. 
 
Some lovely prizes were available for everybody who participated. 
 
Results 
1st place – Sally Shayler, Grace Belcher and Sue Cribb – 74 points 
2nd place – Jean Brown, Sue Moore and Wendy White – 66 points 
3rd place – Jane Anderson, Carol Farnworth & Pauline Hulance - 65 points 
The Winning Team 
And the Runner's Up 
In 3rd Place 
The Group