Bedfordshire Golf Club - Open & Mixed Golf Section  Festival Weekend takes place between Friday 13th July and Sunday 15th July and full details are shown below. Posters are on the large noticeboard in the clubhouse reception area for you to enter the competitions, but there are just a few spaces left for some events so if you would like to play, please put your names up as soon as possible.  Sponsors are now in place for all but a couple of hole-by-hole prizes for the Festival Fours (see below) - so please hurry if you would like one of the last sponsor places. Sponsors can leave their prizes with the team in the General Office in advance of the events. 

 
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 
Brian Allen 
Tony Marsh 
Jane Anderson 
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 
 
 
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