Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

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4BBB Winners

Tuesday 17th April 2018


Golf, Cake & Prosecco

Monday 16th April 2018

First of 4 events held at the weekend at The Bedford Golf Club

Pavenham off to winning start in the Handicap League

Friday 6th April 2018

Despite all the recent wet weather the Handicap League got underway on Thursday. Pavenham opened up with a resounding win 7-0 against Beadlow Manor. Looks like they could be the ones to watch again this year! A big thank you to the Ladies of Aspley Guise who are rallying round to supply trolleys with Hedgehog wheels to their first opponents Dunstable Downs on Monday.

London Foursomes Matchplay

Thursday 29th March 2018


Golf's Modernised Rules Released

Monday 12th March 2018


Claire Arbuckle Gets 1st Hole in One!

Monday 15th January 2018


Congratulations to Helen Taylor BLCGA County Captain for 2017-2019

Sunday 19th November 2017


League Results

Monday 16th October 2017


County Captain's Fun(D) Day

Monday 9th October 2017


Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

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Brightman & Steele win 2018 County Foursomes

Monday 23rd April 2018

On the day Duncan became a grandad he and partner Rob, both members of Millbrook GC, stormed The Bedford course to win the first event of the year. Scoring a 150 they pipped aspiring youngster's George Garnham & Jack Manley by one shot.

Bedfordshire wins BUT Trophy - Again!

Saturday 7th April 2018

The Bedfordshire U18 boys won the BUT Trophy for the fifth year in succession on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at The Millbrook.

Stuart Goode Memorial Trophy

Sunday 1st April 2018

The second year of the Stuart Goode Memorial Trophy was won by the First Team

Junior Order of Merit

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Aidan Abbott and Joel Gosling win Order of Merit

Greg breezes to victory

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Strong winds made for very testing conditions on County Finals Day at Beds and County Golf club. Greg Osborne triumphed in the Scratch Knockout and The Bedford won the Club Handicap Knockout in it's inaugural year. In the mid-handicap final, the match was tied after 18 holes with and settled on the first extra hole when Josh Bamford sunk his birdie putt for a Leighton Buzzard victory.

Bedfordshire Schools Scratch Championship

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Jack Manley claims Schools Championship

U18 Team Manager Vacancy

Saturday 7th October 2017

BCGU is seeking a Manager for the County U18 Team

Annabel Pitts and Ben Evans are County Foursomes Champions for 2017

Monday 2nd October 2017


Tavistock Trophy Final

Friday 25th August 2017

Beadlow Manor wins the Tavistock Trophy........again!

Handicaps and Rules

A Handicap & Rules meeting is being organised for Club's Handicap Secretaries by Joan Cocksedge, County Handicap Adviser, on Friday 20 April at Mount Pleasant at 4pm. 

The latest England Golf Women's Newsletter can be downloaded HERE

World Handicap System (WHS) - Press Release from R&A - HERE

CONGU CHANGES for 2018 ( The main change is the addition of Category 6 for players with handicaps from 37 to 54.  Categories 5 & 6 are now also available for male golfers.  All CONGU changes are available HERE

England Golf - Recording of Non-Qualifying Scores.  England Golf announced in January 2017 that they were enforcing Clauses 4.5b and 8.12 of the CONGU Unified Handicapping System.   These require players to return all scores in Non Qualifying Competitions.  It is hoped that this initiative will provide clubs with more information regarding the true ability of players, especially those who play a lot of their golf away from their Home club. This will give Handicap Committees more information on a player’s performance when carrying out the Annual Review.  For further information, click HERE

Non-Qualifying Open Return Form - HERE
Clubs Open Return Form - HERE
Non-Qualifying Scores Q&A - HERE



GOLF'S MODERNISED RULES RELEASED  (for implementation on 1 January, 2019).

The R&A and the USGA finalised golf’s new Rules this month after an extensive review which included a request for feedback from the global golf community on the proposed changes. Golfers can now access the official 2019 Rules of Golf by visiting


The R&A and USGA announced a new Local Rule in 2017 which eliminates the penalty for a golfer who accidentally causes a ball to move on the putting green.  This Local Rule can be adopted by clubs for their own competitions, and will be adopted by The R&A and the USGA in all of their championships, qualifying competitions and international matches.  This Local Rule has also been incorporated into the England Golf Hard Card.  LOCAL RULE

Finally, I would like to offer Rules Seminars to ladies’ sections of Bedfordshire clubs.  I can offer two formats:

  • A clubhouse based session with some introductory information followed by an informal quiz; or
  • A practical session out on the practice ground with demonstration of rules situations.

Please contact me if you are interested in having such a meeting at your club.

Joan Cocksedge
​​BLCGA Handicap Advisor

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