Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

Luton Hoo Challenge Tour Event: Volunteers Needed

Monday 21st August 2017


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Bridgestone European Challenge Tour comes to Luton Hoo

Tuesday 25th July 2017


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Georgia Staroscik wins Bedfordshire Junior County Championship

Tuesday 25th July 2017


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Bedfordshire Schools regain the McPartlin Trophy

Sunday 16th July 2017


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Bedfordshire team wins the team shield for the first time.

Tuesday 11th July 2017


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Success at the annual Bedfordshire schools rookie event

Friday 7th July 2017


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County Match Week 2017 report at 'Sunny Hunny'

Saturday 24th June 2017


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Estelle Klausner & Bridie Quinn wins the Sue Paterson Salver

Wednesday 7th June 2017


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9 hole Competition for New Lady Golfers

Tuesday 30th May 2017


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Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

Luton Hoo Challenge Tour Event: Volunteers Needed

Monday 21st August 2017


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Boys' County Championships

Tuesday 8th August 2017

The Boys' County Championships were held on Monday 7th August at The Bedford Golf Club
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Tavistock Trophy Final

Monday 31st July 2017

Beford & County, John O'Gaunt and Beadlow Manor will contest the final
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Bridgestone European Challenge Tour comes to Luton Hoo

Tuesday 25th July 2017


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Bedfordshire Schools regain the McPartlin Trophy

Sunday 16th July 2017


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More Junior Success

Saturday 15th July 2017

Matt Green wins Schools Trophy
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England Golf South East Mens' County Qualifier

Tuesday 11th July 2017

A hard day at Sheringham but we look to the positives
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Success at the annual Bedfordshire schools rookie event

Friday 7th July 2017


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Bedford & County 2 qualify for Woodhall Spa

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Bedford & County 2 won the Junior Inter Club to qualify for the EG Junior Champion Club competition at Woodhall SPa
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Club Workshops & Events

This page is designed to keep clubs up to date with the latest workshops and events that are available in and around the county. 

Food & Beverage Workshop- 24/01/2017 John O'Gaunt Golf Club

England Golf are holding a Food & Beverage workshop hosted at John O’Gaunt G.C on Tuesday 24/01/2017. The workshop will be presented by Steven Brown who possess over 40 years’ experience in the leisure and hospitality industry and who has advised golf clubs on their F&B operations.

The workshop looks at the following areas:

•             Pricing Meals

•             Bar Gross Profit (What it should be )

•             Franchise or employing catering staff?

•             Cost of staff and impact of living wage

•             Stock taking

•             Bar Presentation

The workshop lasts from 09:30-16:00 and costs £99 for 2 people to attend-including lunch and light refreshments.

If this of interest to you and you’d like to book, please click here


Box of Tricks Workshop - 25/01/2017 Mount Pleasant Golf Club

The Box of Tricks is a Golf Foundation initiative that focuses on junior retention. It is comprised of four aspects; Play, Skill, Social and Marketing. It is a compilation of ideas taken from around the country to support professionals, junior organisers and golf club personal, who work with their junior section to retain and attract junior golfers. Adie Engleman, Professional at Colmworth G.C who was part of the trial process earlier this year described the impact of the box of tricks on her coaching “The ‘Box of Tricks’ has been a most welcomed resource and incredibly useful tool in supporting the progression of our brand new Junior Academy at Colmworth Golf Club during this past year, and especially with so many good ideas contained within the box to choose from! As a coach, I’ve found the ‘Skill’ category to be particularly helpful when coaching our less experienced juniors

The workshop will be held at Mount Pleasant Golf Club and run for 3 hours. It will be led by Jason and supported Charlie Barwis, CDO for Bedfordshire. It will cost each club £50 to attend the workshop and this will include the ‘Box of Tricks’ for you to take back to your golf club and use. Light refreshments will also be included. Ideally, Club Professional, Club Manager and Junior Organiser should attend, as well as any individual who are involved in your junior section. 

If interested in attending this workshop, please contact Charlie Barwis on 07710 712 721

Marketing & Social Media Workshop- 23/02/2017

Gog Magog Golf Club in Cambrideshire will be hosting a 1 day workshop focussed on golf club marketing and utilising social media. Jane Carter will take you through the basics of understanding how critical sales and marketing is to the growth of your golf club; where you are now; and how to develop a sales and marketing strategy and ensure it happens.

By the end of this session you will:
 Understand how to bring your members on board
 Identify the best marketing ideas and tactics for your golf club
 Have the right tools, including digital and social media, to build your own ‘media channel’
 Understand how to implement marketing and the resources needed to make it happen
 Understand how to set a budget and to invest in sales and marketing
 Develop 3 key campaigns for any golf club’s marketing calendar
 Know how to build the power of one factor into your golf club marketing

Prior to attending, each club will be asked to complete a document identifying their key objectives around sales and marketing; and to look at their current activity and how it is being implemented.

The workshop costs £99 per club for two people to attend. This includes a light lunch and refreshments. To book, please click here.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Charlie Barwis on 07710712721 or at c.barwis@englandgolf.org 

PGA Level One Coaching Course 

Essendon Country Club will be hosting a PGA Level One coaching course on the 13th & 14th of January 2017. 

The Whole Sport Plan for golf and the 2013 England Coaching Audit has highlighted the shortage of, and need for, Volunteer coaches who are under 25 years old and/or are female. As such, priority will be given to individuals in these categories in the period 2013-2017 to access coaching courses. Volunteer who fits into these categories may be able to access funding to part fund the cost of the Level 1 course. 

A Level 1 qualification is a ‘coach assistant’ role and enables individuals to work alongside and under the direct supervision of a fully qualified PGA Professional at all times.
Volunteer coaches are not permitted to take payment for coaching and any breach of this will result in the coaching license being withdrawn.

If you are interested in becoming a Level 1 Volunteer coach, please download and complete all sections of the Expression of Interest form. The completed form will then need to be returned to coaching@pga.org.uk. To apply for this course, please ensure all expression of interest forms are submitted by 12/12/2016.

Please note - Volunteer qualifications are not a short cut to becoming a PGA Professional. The Volunteer and Professional pathways are completely separate; at no point along the Volunteer pathway is there a transition point leading to becoming a PGA Member or PGA coach.







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