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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County friendly Cambridgeshire
Sunday 19th March 2017
Foursomes
1 Scott Armitage 
John O'Gaunt Golf Club
& Paul Kenna 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Won 3 & 2 Nick Smits & Dave Quinney
2 Paul Kitching 
The Millbrook Golf Club
& Ryan Craig 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Won 6 & 5 Danny Loveday & Ed Di Mambro
3 Curtis Sage-Passant 
Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club
& Marc Callaghan 
Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club
Won 4 & 3 Mark Reeve & Olly Tuck
4 Robert Dobson 
John O'Gaunt Golf Club
& Adam Wraight 
The Millbrook Golf Club
Won 6 & 4 Chris Vince & Jason Evans
5 Norman Cilliers 
The Millbrook Golf Club
& Ryan Smith 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Won 3 & 1 Olly Rust & Callum Brooks
Foursomes Total 3 2
Singles
6 Marc Callaghan 
Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club
Won 3 & 2 Nick Smits
7 Ryan Craig 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Won 3 & 2 Danny Loveday
8 Curtis Sage-Passant 
Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club
Won 1 Hole Olly Tuck
9 Paul Kitching 
The Millbrook Golf Club
Won 5 & 3 Chris Vince
10 Robert Dobson 
John O'Gaunt Golf Club
Won 3 & 2 Dave Quinney
11 Norman Cilliers 
The Millbrook Golf Club
Won 3 & 2 Mark Reeve
12 Scott Armitage 
John O'Gaunt Golf Club
Won 4 & 3 Olly Rust
13 Paul Kenna 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Won 2 & 1 Ed Di Mambro
14 Adam Wraight 
The Millbrook Golf Club
Won 2 Holes Jason Evans
15 Ryan Smith 
Dunstable Downs Golf Club
Won 6 & 5 Callum Brooks
Singles Total 5 5
Sunday Total 8 7

NARROW VICTORY FOR BEDFORDSHIRE FIRST TEAM.

 

After last Saturday’s highly successful squad day with the seniors and under 18s the first team hosted Cambridgeshire at The Millbrook Golf Club in our first friendly of the season.

Conditions were very difficult with very blustery winds, so full focus required if we were to gain a win from what is always a very competitive fixture.

This year’s captain Scott Armitage and Paul Kenna lead the way for Bedfordshire on a day where mistakes would cost dearly.

Scott and Paul took time to settle, going a few down early on, however they got their game going but were unable to pull back the deficit losing 3/2.

Paul Kitching and Ryan Craig out second in a new pairing and a pairing that hit it off from the very start always looking in control and finally winning comfortably 6/5.

Marc Callahan and Curtis Sage-Passant out third and went behind early on and once again they were unable to claw back the early lost holes losing 4/3.

2-1 behind not the position we were looking for, as we knew a lead in the foursomes is very important especially at home.

With another new pairing of Adam Wraight and Rob Dobson out at four a win was badly needed and the lads produced some fantastic golf sealing a nice 6/4 win.

Last game out Norman Cilliers and Ryan Smith needing to swing the advantage Bedfordshire’s way and they did not disappoint, in a tough match they got their noses ahead and managed to stay there, a 3-1 win gave our lads a narrow 3-2 victory in the foursomes. 

 

So not too bad, at least a narrow lead, on a morning where we had experimented with possible new pairings knowing from past years how important strong confident pairs are.

Marc Callahan, on his debut, lead the way in the afternoon singles, out at one never easy, Marc played some steady golf but the experience of his playing partner just showed on the back nine with Marc losing 3/2.

Ryan Craig at two and Curtis Sage-Passant at three both held their own on the front but again both fell behind over the last few holes with Ryan losing 3/2 and Curtis 2/1.

So now the pressure was on, five points required to win the match and already three losses from the first three points needed.

Paul Kitching out at four, eased the situation with textbook match play golf, with his playing partner regularly out driving him by some distance Paul just kept to his game plan hitting fairways and greens and then sinking the putts a great 5/3 win.

Another debutant at five Rob Dobson and another great win 3/2 a great day for Rob going unbeaten on his first outing for Bedfordshire.

Norman Cilliers at six with a chance to level the afternoon singles and a chance that Norman would not let go in a game that was very tight, but he produced the shots over the back nine that would ease the situation for his team winning 3/2.

So now only two points required for Bedfordshire to gain victory.

Match seven but no points here with Scott Armitage losing 4/3 but good news from match ten finishing nice and early with Ryan Smith playing great golf and winning 6/5.

One point required and we didn’t have to wait very long with the ever steady Paul Kenna taking a 2/1 win from a very hard fought match, with Adam Wraight going two down on the last two holes as light faded the afternoon singles finished 5-5.

This was a very tough match which was just what we needed. The lads showed great fighting spirit, determined not to lose on their home track, a great effort. Credit must go to the Cambridgeshire team for putting up a great fight right until the very end.

We play Northamptonshire at Wellingborough Golf Club on Sunday 9th April in our second friendly another match that will be highly contested.

 

Dave Weedon.

First Team Manager.



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