Bedfordshire Golf Club - Open & Mixed Golf Section
Next Mixed Golf Event - Ashes Cup, Sunday 7th October
The Ashes Cup, Mixed Foursomes Stableford Competition, takes place on Sunday 7th October and starts with a light lunch of soup and a roll, whilst the draw for partners takes place.
This competition has a long history which commemorates the terrible fire which destroyed the club-house at Bedfordshire Golf Club in 1954. The competition started in 1955 when the clubhouse was rebuilt and the trophy was made from melted silver remains of old cups. It's certainly a trophy worth winning, so whether or not you've played in the mixed golf events before, why not turn up and join in the fun on Oct 7th.
Please sign up on the noticeboard in the foyer at the Club. You don't need a partner in advance!
Bristow Cup & Social Golf - Monday 27th August
There was a distinctly Autumnal feel to the weather on Bank-Holiday Monday with chilly temperatures & a very strong wind - not what we would expect in August! We're pleased to say though, that it didn't deter the Members who turned up to play either social golf, or the mixed Bristow Cup which is played in family pairs.
5 pairs competed for this lovely trophy in a foursomes Stableford. For some it was a challenge but one pair marched through to claim their first trophy playing together.
1st Sue Marsh & Tony Marsh, 31 points
2nd Anne Godden & Jim Godden, 29 points
The winners can be seen receiving their trophy from Ladies Captain, Judi Monico
Winners Sue & Tony Marsh.
Brenda & 'Seve' stun the field in the Watson Cup
The Watson Cup is played using the most difficult format for golf - Mixed Foursomes Medal. This, coupled with windy conditions, made for a serious challenge for all those taking part. At least it was a nice bright afternoon!
A competitive field took to the course and as expected, most found it rather hard going as every little mistake was punished with the Medal format. However, a few pairings managed to hold it together and one simply left the others in their wake...
in 3rd place on a very respectable Net 76 were Anne Harris and Graham Crawford
one better on Net 75 were Sue & Tony Marsh who finished runners-up
but the winners by some way were Brenda Beard and Derek 'Seve' Field
A particular well done to them and to all the others who took part in the challenge.
Our winners can be seen here with the magnificent trophy
Our next mixed events are as follows:
Sunday 26th August - Club Match vs. John O'Gaunt - away at John O'Gaunt
Monday 27th August (Bank Holiday) - Bristow Cup & Saunders Cup - mixed social golf
Sunday 16th September - Club Match vs. Dunstable Downs - home fixture
Sign-up sheets are on the mixed board in the foyer and the formats for each competition are in the front of the Club Diary. Please play if you can to avoid any cancellations. Do come and join in the fun both on, and off the course afterwards.
Anne Harris & Glen O'Brien
Renee Morgan event is a real Family Affair
What a change in weather fortunes in 7 days, waterproofs were hidden away with sun cream and summer wear out in force on the hottest May Day Bank Holiday since records began. Seven mixed pairs played for the Renee Morgan Trophy and some fantastic scores were recorded on the day, given the superb conditions of our course.
The competitions youngest winner, Roisin Scanlon was crowned playing with her Dad and she also achieved the only ‘2’ of the day.
Results were as follows:
1st Place - Anthony Scanlon & Roisin Scanlon – 42 points
2nd Place - Joe Nellis & Helen Nellis – 41 points
3rd Place - Phil Anderson & Jane Anderson – 40 points
Congratulations to the winners and runners up who are pictured being presented with their prizes by Anne Harris, Mixed Competitions Organiser.
The Pursuit Cup – 3 ½ hour Individual Stableford - 18 Nov 2017
The Pursuit Cup originated from a trophy awarded to Past president, John Farnworth on his retirement. This individual Stableford competition is played in teams from the BOGs & BLOGs Saturday morning groups. There is a time limit of 3 ½ hours at which point everyone must stop playing and total up their individual scores. The trophy is awarded to the top scoring individual with a separate prize for the leading lady if the competition is won by a man.
Results were as follows:-
1st Place and trophy winner with 41 points – Brian Allen
2nd Place with 40 points – Tony Marsh
3rd Place with 38 points – Tim Thimaya
Best placed lady – Jane Anderson with 31 points
1st placed Team with 112 points
Winner Brian Allen with John
Best Place Lady Jane Anderson
The Ashes Trophy - Sunday 1st October
The Ashes Cup which commemorates the rebuilding of the clubhouse after a fire which destroyed it in 1955, was played for on the 1st October.
Those playing avoided both wind and rain and a pleasant day was had by all participants. Mike Fairey and Chin Fern Griffiths were eventual winners of this prestigious trophy with a 34 point comfortable victory over second-placed Phil Rajotte and Lyn Allen who scored 30 points. The best placed 4 ball included Mike, Chin Fern, Carol Farnworth and Phil Anderson (pictured here).
The day was rounded off with an excellent carvery dinner, “the best dinner I have had at the Club for ages” said Steve Monico.
Winners Mike Fairey and Chin Fern Griffiths
The Fourball Winners
Bristow Cup - Monday 28th August
The Bristow Cup is a mixed foursomes Stableford competition. Foursomes is of course, one of the more challenging formats for golf, but this competition has the added difficulty (some might say) of both members of each pair being required to originate from the same family!
This year, in stunning August Bank-Holiday Monday sunshine and with the course in excellent condition,10 couples took part for the honour of winning the trophy, ensuring there was still some stiff competition for the placings. There were some good scores, but one pairing stood out from the rest.
The leading results were as follows:
In equal 3rd place on 29 points - Richard and Rosemary Harris
In 2nd place with 30 points - Anne Harris and John Tait
Overall winners with an impressive 34 points - Jane and Philip Anderson
Well done to all those above and to the others who took part.
Photo: A delighted Jane & Philip Anderson receiving their winner's trophy from Ladies Captain, Anne Harris