Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

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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Annabel Pitts retains her title as Beds Ladies County Champion

Saturday 13th May 2017


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Linda Humphries from The Milbrook wins the County Cup

Saturday 13th May 2017


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Successful occasion for Bedfordshire Schools

Tuesday 9th May 2017

BEDFORDSHIRE SCHOOLS HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP
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Vacancy for Secretary/Finance Manager

Friday 5th May 2017

The County Golf Union is seeking to appoint a Secretary/Finance Manager
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East Region Foursomes Championship 2017

Friday 21st April 2017

East Region Foursomes Championship comes back to Bedfordshire
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BBC 3 counties radio - Girls Golf Rocks

Friday 14th April 2017

Only a week left for the Girls Golf Rocks campaign to get rocking in Bedfordshire.
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County Juniors Past Captain Salva

Monday 3rd April 2017

Jessica Sporle from John O Gaunt GC wins County Junior Past Captains Salva
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Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

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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Vacancy for Secretary/Finance Manager

Friday 5th May 2017

The County Golf Union is seeking to appoint a Secretary/Finance Manager
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Bedfordshire Schools Handicap Championship

Friday 5th May 2017

Luke Baynham wins individual title and, with George Skinner, the team title.
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John O'Gaunt Winter Scratch Champions

Monday 24th April 2017

John O'Gaunt retained the Don Wall Trophy by winning the Winter Scratch league
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BUT Trophy Success - Again

Sunday 16th April 2017

Bedfordshire wins fourth successive BUT Trophy
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Pre-Season Squad Day

Sunday 5th March 2017

Managers report from 25th February
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Beadlow Triumphs in Portugal

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Beadlow Manor are Junior Team Golf (JTG) Home Nations Champions after beating the best junior sections in the UK to win the Nigel Dolton Trophy, in a competition which more than 1000 teams from across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland entered
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Vacancy - Lead Assessor Course Rating

Tuesday 31st January 2017

The County Union is looking to recruit a Course Rating Team Leader
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Vacancy - County Secretary

Thursday 19th January 2017

Applications are invited for the position of County Secretary Designate
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Hertfordshire County
Sunday 28th May 2017
Foursomes
1 Alex Macarthur & James Surridge Halved Paul Kenna 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
& Jack Hawksby 
The Millbrook Golf Club
2 Ben Harman & Tonuy Wilkin Halved Ryan Craig 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
& Paul Kirkwood 
South Beds Golf Club
3 Alex Collman & Jason Mitchell Won 3 & 1 Harry Boyle 
Beadlow Manor Golf & Country Club
& Scott Armitage 
John O'Gaunt Golf Club
4 Luke Colgate & Jack Slater Won 6 & 5 Norman Cilliers 
The Millbrook Golf Club
& Ryan Smith 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Foursomes Total 2 2
Singles
5 Jason Mitchell Won 3 & 2 Paul Kirkwood 
South Beds Golf Club
6 Alex Macarthur Won 6 & 5 Jack Hawksby 
The Millbrook Golf Club
7 Alex Collman Won 4 & 2 Ryan Smith 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
8 Ben Harman Won 4 & 3 Paul Kenna 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
9 James Surridge Won 2 & 1 Ryan Craig 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
10 Jack Slater Won 3 & 2 Scott Armitage 
John O'Gaunt Golf Club
11 Luke Colgate Won 2 & 1 Norman Cilliers 
The Millbrook Golf Club
12 Tony Wilkins Won 2 & 1 Harry Boyle 
Beadlow Manor Golf & Country Club
Singles Total 6 2
Sunday Total 8 4

Beds v Herts at Hadley Wood.

Sunday 28th May and the first team make the short journey to play Hertfordshire at Hadley Wood Golf Club in our first league match of the season.

The course looked fantastic, with the sun shining and no real wind, so pretty much perfect conditions.

The morning foursomes started with the formidable pairing of Jack Hawksby and Paul Kenna leading the way for Bedfordshire.

This match produced some great golf from both pairs with hardly anything to separate them, the match inevitably went to the last hole, with our lads 1 down, Jacks long tee shot found the right trees but a chip sideways then a great up and down was enough to make four and win the hole.

A great and well deserved half point.

Paul Kirkwood and Ryan Craig out second in another very good match. The Beds lads took the early advantage but on the back nine the Hertfordshire pair struck back with a flurry of birdies.

Once again one down going up the last and our boys showed the composure to win the last and half the match, another well-earned half point.

Team captain Scott Armitage and Harry Boyle out third and although falling behind early on they always looked like they were not going to lose.

Into the back nine and they really started to take control with a great display of foursomes golf progressing to a very creditable 3/1 win.

Norman Cilliers and Ryan Craig out at the back and although striking the ball well they could not keep up with their opponents on the greens so the Bedfordshire pair were always chasing the match and finally lost 6/5.

Happy at lunch though 2-2 and again staying in touch after the morning foursomes, with showers forecast in the afternoon lots could happen on the slick greens.

Paul Kirkwood out first for Bedfordshire with the team looking for a fast start, Paul found himself 3 down after 7 but managed as usual to really dig deep, but could not reduce the deficit, finally losing on seventeen 3/1.

Jack Hawksby out second, Jack is at the top of his game at the moment and this showed, his powerful ball striking and tight iron play put his opponent under immense pressure, which he could not handle, Jack winning comfortably 6/5.

Ryan Smith out at three and after a bit of a slow start Ryan found the sort of form he was in last year winning his match 4/3 and again producing some fantastic golf.

At this point all the matches had passed through the twelfth hole with things looking good, I thought we had a reasonable chance of taking something from the match. These thoughts were soon dashed with the Hertfordshire lads hitting back with their share of great golf.

Paul Kenna out at four lost out 4/3, Ryan Craig out at five lost 2/1 and Scott out at six lost 3/2 so with two matches left on course the best we could do was a 6-6 draw but it was not to be, both Norman out at seven and Harry at eight went down 2/1 so a 6-2 defeat in the singles.

A heavy defeat but with five of the matches going to the seventeenth hole it could have been a lot closer, full credit must go to both teams, the standard of golf was exceptional the Hertfordshire lads managed to produce the shots on the last few holes that made the difference.

8-4 not the start to the season we were looking for but sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say well done to your opponents.

We look forward to hosting B,B & O AT The Millbrook on July 2nd.

Dave Weedon.

B.C.G.U First Team Manager.



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