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Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

Scratch League winners confirmed

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Aylesbury Vale win the Scratch League
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County Executive & Guests Day

Friday 21st September 2018

On a pleasant but blustery day almost half of our Bedfordshire Clubs, plus a few Past Presidents, The Ladies Association, and our First Team Squad competed in a Pro-Am style event at Millbrook Golf Club for the Executive & Guests Trophy.
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Autumn Meeting Results

Friday 21st September 2018

55 Ladies braved the blustery conditions to contest the Autumn Meeting at Bedford and County yesterday. See a full list of all the prize winners
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Dawn French wins the Seniors 2000 Trophy

Thursday 20th September 2018


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Exciting finish to the Scratch League!

Monday 10th September 2018

The scratch league is going right to the wire any one of 4 clubs are still able to win with just a couple of key games to play.

Handicap League Winners

Monday 10th September 2018

With a match to play The Millbrook have secured the top spot in the Handicap League. Congratulations on winning the title at the first attempt!

Congratulations to County 2nd Team on winning the East Region Trophy today

Friday 31st August 2018

For further info on results and more photos, click on County Squads / 2nd Team
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Beadlow Manor's hold on the Tavistock Trophy remains as strong as ever

Friday 24th August 2018

Six juniors from Beadlow Manor retain the Tavistock Trophy taking the winning run to SIX!
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County Junior Championship

Monday 23rd July 2018


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Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

Bedfordshire U18 Team in League Final

Tuesday 25th September 2018

The Bedfordshire U18 Team played in the final of the South East U18 League at Ipswich on 23rd September
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County Executive & Guests Day

Friday 21st September 2018

On a pleasant but blustery day almost half of our Bedfordshire Clubs, plus a few Past Presidents, The Ladies Association, and our First Team Squad competed in a Pro-Am style event at Millbrook Golf Club for the Executive & Guests Trophy.
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Boys' County Championships 2018

Saturday 25th August 2018

Matt Green takes the 2018 Boys' County Championship
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Beadlow Manor's hold on the Tavistock Trophy remains as strong as ever

Friday 24th August 2018

Six juniors from Beadlow Manor retain the Tavistock Trophy taking the winning run to SIX!
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Keith Bass Trophy 2018

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Bedfordshire boys achieve good results at the Keith Bass Trophy
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Campbell & Murtagh win County Four Ball - 29th June 2018

Monday 30th July 2018

Allan Campbell & Darren Murtagh representing South Beds Golf Club won the County Four Ball at Pavenham Park GC with a record haul of 92 Points.
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Bedfordshire Schools Team Win England Final

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Vandyke Upper School at Woodhall Spa clinched the 2018 NASUWT England Schools Team Championship
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More success for our U18 Team

Monday 16th July 2018

U18 Team qualifies for SEG League Final
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SE Schools Championships

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Strong performances from many at the NASUWT SE Schools Championships
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Conditions of Competitions

ENGLAND GOLF HARD CARD 2018 HERE
ENGLAND GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS GENERAL RULES & CONDITIONS 2018 HERE

BLCGA GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. All competitions shall be run in accordance with the R&A Rules of Golf and the CONGU system of Handicapping.

2. The word “Competitions” includes all BLCGA events, e.g. “Championships”, “Meetings”, “Matches”, “Knockouts” and “Leagues”.

3. Players and caddies must adhere to the dress code in place at the host club.

METHODS OF ENTRY

4. Entry forms for BLCGA competitions can be found on the BLCGA web site. Instructions for entry can be found on the form.

5. Further information about the competition, for example format, handicap information and prize categories, is detailed on the web site.

ELIGIBILITY

6. All entrants must hold a CONGU ‘Competition’ handicap at the time of entry to a BLCGA competition.

7. There is a maximum handicap limit of 35 for most BLCGA competitions. Any further entry conditions for each individual competition will be given on the entry form.

8. Full Members of BLCGA are entitled to play in all County Competitions and for the County Teams and in the County Championships. (Qualification is through one of three ways:- county of birth, county of residence, or membership of a golf club affiliated to the county).

9. Associate Members are Full Members of another County:- Associate Members are entitled to play in all County Competitions including inter-club matches but excluding County Teams and the County Championships.

10. A BLCGA Junior member must be under 18 years of age on 1st January. Juniors will receive free membership of the Association until the January following their 18th birthday. The entrance fee for County events for Junior members, whilst in full time education or under 18 years of age on the day of the event, will be reduced, but for those members 18-21 years of age and in full time employment full entrance fee will apply.

11. Entry to the BLCGA senior section is to anyone over 50 on 1st January, who is a member of the Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association and costs just £1, payable to the club's County Delegate.

LOCAL RULES

12. The Local Rules of the host course shall be used for all competitions.

13. The following Additional Local Rule shall be used for all competitions:

In all competitions, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect her play (e g elevation changes, wind speed, etc ), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3. DMD specifications (page 181 in the Rules of Golf Booklet) are in effect.Trolleys with a distance-measuring capability may be used provided any other features which are non-conforming are disabled (e.g. taped over or switched off). A multi-functional device, such as a smartphone or PDA, may be used as a distance-measuring device, but it must not be used to gauge or measure other conditions if by doing so would be a breach of Rule 14.3.

CONDUCT OF THE COMPETITION

14. Time of starting, and groups of players, are governed by Rule 6-3 of the Rules of Golf and will be enforced by the competition organising committee.

15. Players and caddies shall walk at all times during the stipulated round, unless the use of a buggy is authorised by the organising committee.

16. Caddies may be used in most county events but they must not normally be professional golfers or coaches. An example of an exception to this rule is County Week, when professional golfers may act as caddies. Caddies are not permitted in junior events.

17. Advice in Match Play Team Competitions will be allowed to the extent described by the Note to Rule 8 of the Rules of Golf.

18. All competition entrants should take care to maintain a good Pace of Play: Each player should play without undue delay and groups should endeavour to keep up with the group in front. If a ball is lost, and not likely to be found quickly, following groups should be called through – DO NOT search for 5 minutes before calling players through.

INCLEMENT WEATHER:

19. If, in the opinion of BLCGA Officials, it becomes impossible to complete a competition in accordance with that competition’s conditions because of adverse weather or other circumstances, the Officials may vary the conditions to the extent necessary to achieve a result within the time available.

20. See the NOTE below about Safety Guidance in inclement weather.

COMPETITION COMPLETION

21. Disputes will be settled by an organising committee (three to form a quorum). This committee will normally consist of the Competition Organiser, the County President (if she is available) and another member of the BLCGA Executive Committee. The committee will be identified in advance of major competitions and the decision of this committee shall be final.

22. The Decision of Ties in Stroke Play Competitions will be as follows:

In a two round Championship, ties shall be decided on the 2nd round. Should that fail to produce a result, ties shall be decided on the last 9, 6, 3 or 1 holes of the last completed round.

In a one round event, ties shall be decided on the last 9, 6, 3 or 1 holes of the round. In the case of a two-hole start, the last 9 holes are considered to be holes 10 to 18.

23. A winning Club or Individual will be responsible for a trophy from the time it is presented until it is relinquished. The competition organiser will be responsible for the engraving of the trophy, and the holder of the trophy shall ensure it is returned to BLCGA in time engraving prior to presentation at the following year’s competition.

24. Unless otherwise stated in the competition conditions a player may win more than one trophy but not more than one prize.

NOTE

Safety Guidance in the Event of a Dangerous Situation (normally an electrical storm)The following guidance is taken from the England Golf “Hard Card”. It is designed to assist; it is not an instruction or a Condition of Competition. People on the course are responsible for their own actions in such a dangerous situation and BLCGA is not liable for any injury or damage caused by following this guidance. When the warning klaxon is sounded to suspend play for a dangerous situation you are you are advised:

  • Not to stand under overhead power lines.
  • Not to shelter under trees or on high ground
  • Not to take cover in wooden or metallic shelters, unless the shelter is fully enclosed and properly earthed.
  • Not to exit the course by walking under trees if at all possible.
  • To keep as low as possible and, if necessary, crouch in the nearest bunker or other low point on the golf course.
  • To switch off and most certainly do not use a mobile phone unless it is clearly safe to do so.
  • Not to put up your umbrella under any circumstances.
  • Not to stand near your golf clubs; they act as a magnet to lightning. (If you are leaving the course, you are strongly advised to leave your clubs behind).
  • To remove any headgear which may have metal in or on it, for example ball marker magnets or cap buttons.

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