Bedfordshire County Golf Union

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Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

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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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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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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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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Handicap, Competition & Rules Newsletter

Tuesday 6th December 2016

The latest newsletter is now available.
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Beadlow Triumphs in Portugal

Beadlow Manor win the Junior Team Golf Home Nations Final

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. 

The JTG event, which has been running for over 20 years, has grown into one of the biggest and most prestigious junior team tournaments in existence, and is the only one in the British Isles and Ireland supported by the R&A, and the four national golf unions.  After a qualification process involving county, regional and national finals, this year’s competition culminated in 8 teams from across the UK going head to head in the Home Nations Final at Morgado Golf Resort near Portimao (over both Morgado and Alamos golf courses). The format was teams of 6 playing singles matchplay off full handicap from lowest to highest, all played out over 4 days.

The same Beadlow Manor team of Luke Charalambous (hcp 4), Conner Penning (hcp 4), Jamie Gibbons (hcp 5), Ben Loveard (hcp 10), Will Murray (hcp 10), Lewis Vereecque (hcp 14) and Jack Munson (hcp 17) who represented the club at the England Final made the trip to Portugal.  The draw was made on the eve of the competition and saw Beadlow grouped with The Vale Resort (defending Home Nations champions), New Club St Andrews (Scottish Champions) and Mold (Welsh Runners up).   The other group contained Cuddington, Bothwell Castle, Romsey and Pyle & Kenfig. 

A superb team effort saw victories against all their pool opponents beating The Vale 3.5 to 2.5 on Day 1, New Club, St. Andrews by 5 to 1 on Day 2, and finally Mold by 3.5 to 2.5 on Day 3.  The Championship match saw Beadlow come up against the other team with a 100% record in Romsey, and in a nail-biting match which finished 3-3, the result went to countback and total holes won with Beadlow coming out on top by 3 holes to deservedly become Home Nations Junior Team Champions.

The achievement was a true team effort but there were definitely some individual highlights.  Luke Charalambous set the standard for all to follow in his first match beating a Welsh U.21 international and current Welsh Boys and Order of Merit winner by 2&1.  Conner Penning had a similarly huge performance beating another Welsh international from Mold by 3&2 in the final pool match. Jamie Gibbons was relentless in winning all four of his matches playing at 3, and the youngest player on the team Ben Loveard returned a superb 3.5 from 4 points.  Will Murray and Lewis Vereecque came back from 5 and 3 down to secure a point and half respectively in pool matches, and in the Final Jack Munson having been called in at very late notice won the vital 6th match by 3&2, secured a ‘hole in one’ on the 11th hole in the process, and with Murray ensured the final holes were successfully negotiated to ensure the Final was won on ‘holes countback’.  Formal recognition was made at the Gala dinner when in addition to receiving the winning team trophy, Ben Loveard also won the individual prize for Category 2/3 players and Jack Munson won the Alex Hay award for his final day performance.

Beadlow Manor Junior Organiser, Gary Boyle said, ‘’to get to the Final was an amazing achievement but to go to Portugal and win the whole competition against the quality of opposition was beyond my wildest dreams. The team spirit was tremendous, and the boys were brilliant both on and off the course’’.

The team would like to express huge thanks to their sponsors: DLA & Quantum Town Planning, Office Portfolio, Monk & Smith Builders, Slam Signs, Custom Lab Golf and also the Beds County Golf Union.  They would also like to acknowledge the individual and collective donations from Beadlow Manor club members, and the incredible support from parents, grandparents and the General Manager at Beadlow Manor, James Hetherington and his wife Caroline during the trip.

 

Gary Boyle, Junior Organiser, Beadlow Manor

 

 Left to right; Gary Boyle, Conner Penning, Jack Munson, Will Murray, Ben Loveard, Luke Charalambous, Lewis Vereecque, Jamie Gibbons

Left to right; Conner Penning, Will Murray, Ben Loveard, Lewis Vereecque, Luke Charalambous, Jamie Gibbons, Jack Munson

Left to right; Lewis Vereecque, Conner Penning, Ben Loveard, Will Murray, Luke Charalambous, Jamie Gibbons, Jack Munson

Team receiving trophy from Morgado manager & CEO.

Beadlow travelling party

All pictures by James Hetherington.


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