Pursuit Cup - Ladies Competition
A very cold and early start for this annual mixed BOGS and BLOGS competition. A ball throw up determines your team with usually 2 chaps playing with a lady. Play is over 3 1\2 hours at which point every player must record their score, no finishing of the hole! The hot soup and bread roll for lunch was gratefully received in order to thaw us all out.
This year the individual ladies competition was won by regular 'Saturday Lady' Mary Mills on countback, a well deserved winner. New lady member Adele Carson was part of the overall winning team.
Congratulations and bravo to all who tunred out on such an icy morning!
1st, Mary Mills - 30 points (cb)
2nd, Adele Carson - 30 points
3rd, Carol Farnworth - 29 points
A Flushing Victory for the Ladies
On what can only be described as one of the wettest & miserable Saturdays of 2018, 18 lady BLOGS donned their waterproof clothing, (some of which turned out to no longer be fit for purpose) and headed out on the course to attempt to retrieve the magnificent florally decorated lavatory trophy.
Oh how the chaps struggled in the rain, much huffing and puffing about the very generous number of courtesy shots gifted to the ladies who put their heads down & watched the rain water drip from their hats as the putts went down the holes!
4 hours later and the trophy was secured as the ladies emerged the winners 24 holes up to 11 for the men. After much drying out, we all enjoyed a hot soup lunch in the Club House before BOGs Captain John Farnworth handed the trophy over to BLOGs Captain Judi.
Ladies of The Manor...On Tour and Having Fun!
The ladies section had their annual ‘away day’ to Draycote Manor near Rugby and enjoyed two days of brilliant golf as well as a bit of post-prandial larking about. First, thanks have to go to the gods who provided some fantastic golfing weather. Draycote is a fun course that was bathed in lovely golden autumn colours and which gave us a lot of laughs and a few gasps!
The biggest gasp probably came from one lady’s companions, when she was dragged head first into a deep ditch by her errant trolley. 😮Fortunately, she wasn't too badly hurt and carried on - and it didn't stop her team winning the day 1 competition either. Well done Toni Miller, Mandy Mayes, Janet Broomhall and Sue Coxon!
Another gasp was heard on the 16th, on day two, when Sam Turnbull took a driver on the 16th and landed her ball on the green just 2 foot from the flag. Cheers all round. However, it wasn't enough to win the Day 2 competition: that honour went to Paula Parker, Sue Coxon, Charlotte Walsh and Annie Ashdown. Anyone noticed how that Sue Coxon keeps on appearing?
Anyway, we also had a great evening, eating a lovely meal with fun and games organized by Lynne Allen aided by Sam Turnbull. You, and subsequent guests, will be relieved to know that we brought along our own toilet rolls. Overall a huge success, thank you to Ladies‘ Captain Judi Monico for organizing it. Roll on next year.
Ladies Invitation Day - 11 September 2018
This popular event allows us to showcase our lovely course and club to 20 visiting guests from around the country. A 4BBB competition was held with additional prizes for Nearest the Pin and Line, Best Front 9 & Best Back 9.
The half way house was stocked with wonderful cakes & goodies to eat and post game a prize giving and a buffet meal was enjoyed by all.
1st - Hilary Denny & Jane Cameron (Pavenham Park), 46 points
2nd - Sue Cribb & Judith Abrahams (The Bedford), 43 points
Best Front 9 - Carol Farnworth & Sarah Hind (Woburn), 24 points
Best Back 9 - Sally Shayler & Jenny Prior (Beds & County), 21 points
Nearest the Line - Brenda Beard
Nearest the Pin - Carol Gould (Beds & County)
Pictures From the Day
The Hospital Cup - 4 September 2018
The Home Girls Scratch that 7 Year Itch!
The Hospital Cup is an annual match between Bedfordshire GC & Bedford & County GC. The event in its current form was set up 7 years ago where we met to play a 4BBB pairs event. The top 10 scores from each club are now taken to establish the winning team.
2018 has been a glorious summer and it was our club's turn to host this annual event. Whilst a little cooler, the playing conditions were perfect, with a slight breeze. The Bedfordshire ladies had a sensational afternoon with 7 pairs exceeding 40 points to bring the trophy home after a 7 year wait.
Post game, we retired to the club lounge for tea and cakes. £150 was raised for the local hospital.
Bedfordshire GC - 409 points
Bedford & County GC- 368 points
Enjoying the Post Match Celebrations
Judi's Captains Day - 14 August 2018
An Australian & African theme was the focus of Captain Judi's day. With a buggy decked out in the Aussie flag, African design throw and of course a kangaroo on the roof the scene was set.
10 four ball teams competed for a gintastic prize, playing a best of two scores fun competition. In addition there were a number of spot prizes spread around the course and a 'Beat the Pro' on the 6th with Denise.
The day was rounded off with what else - a barbecue on the balcony, burgers, sausages, chicken and salads.
1st - Maggie Olney, Helen Westwell, Frances Godfrey, Charlotte Walsh - 91 points
2nd - Barbara Talboys, Jane Anderson, Sue Lowe, Janet Broomhall - 87 points
3rd - Noreen Tattum, Sue Cribb, Linda Lewington, Mary Mills - 85 points (cb)
Spot Prize Winners
Longest Drive on the 5th - Noreen Tattum
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 9th - Hilary Denny
Nearest the Line on the 12th - Anne Godden
Nearest the Pin on the 13th - Anne Harris
Raffle Winner - Jane Anderson (1st)
Rosemary Harris (2nd)
The Winning Teams
Pictures of The Day
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.
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.
Easter Waltz Putting Challenge
1st Margaret Seabrook 38 Points 1st Sally Shayler - 15 Points
2nd Sheila Fairey 37 Points 2nd Daphne Davies - 14 Points
3rd Janet Broomhill 34 Points 3rd Sue Glover - 13 Points
Helen Westwell 4th Leila Bradley - 13 Points
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
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