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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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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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