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Bedfordshire County Golf

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Limited

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

Unique clean sweep for Wootton Academy

Tuesday 24th November 2020

BEDFORDSHIRE SCHOOLS’ GOLF ASSOCIATION 2021 County Boys and Girls Scratch Championships Hosted by WOBURN SANDS & ASPLEY GUISE GC on Wed 28th Oct 2021
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Bedfordshire County Golf hits the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding

Monday 9th November 2020

Bedfordshire County, representing both the Ladies & Men’s teams, has achieved the SafeGolf accreditation from England Golf demonstrating its commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults at risk in the sport of golf.
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WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM (WHS) launched on 2nd November 2020

Tuesday 3rd November 2020


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County Fun Day

Friday 2nd October 2020

Full results of the Fun Day held at Dunstable Downs on 1st October
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County Championship

Sunday 27th September 2020

More Winners from the Championship day yesterday at Bedford and County
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County Championship

Sunday 27th September 2020

After a cold, blustery competition at Bedford and County yesterday we have our County Champion for 2020
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Sad news

Thursday 20th August 2020

Sadly Kate Wright passed away on the 18th August 2020
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Kai gets his message noticed

Sunday 9th August 2020


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County Championship

Friday 24th July 2020

A date has now been booked for the County Championship
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Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

Unique clean sweep for Wootton Academy

Tuesday 24th November 2020

BEDFORDSHIRE SCHOOLS’ GOLF ASSOCIATION 2021 County Boys and Girls Scratch Championships Hosted by WOBURN SANDS & ASPLEY GUISE GC on Wed 28th Oct 2021
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Bedfordshire County Golf hits the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding

Monday 9th November 2020

Bedfordshire County, representing both the Ladies & Men’s teams, has achieved the SafeGolf accreditation from England Golf demonstrating its commitment to safeguarding children and young people, as well as adults at risk in the sport of golf.
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Juniors close the gap

Saturday 24th October 2020

On a day to remember our past friend Stuart Goode the First team were pushed to the very last game by the Juniors.
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Jamie & Phil win County Fourball

Tuesday 29th September 2020

On a day when Dave Banwell recorded a hole in one on the 4th at Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands GC, Jamie Stone & Phil Coumbe from Leighton Buzzard GC win the day.
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Seniors v BB&O 18th Sept

Friday 25th September 2020

This friendly match was played in a terrific spirit against two unions who have developed a good relationship over recent seasons
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Seniors Championship 2020

Friday 11th September 2020

Paul Sennett of John O Gaunt wins the Seniors Championship 2020
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County & Colts Championships

Monday 7th September 2020

Bedford & County Golf Club hosted our Covid restricted Championship on 5th & 6th of September.
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Cambridgeshire v Bedfordshire (Seniors)

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Brampton Park GC 27th August 2020 The Annual Contest for the Rhea Cup
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Sad news

Thursday 20th August 2020

Sadly Kate Wright passed away on the 18th August 2020
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Union History

A brief history of the Bedfordshire County Golf Union

The Union was founded on the 16th February 1923 in Bedford by four clubs, namely Bedfordshire, Dunstable Downs, South Beds and Mid Beds (now Bedford & County). The Affiliation was 2 guineas per club. It has grown to 22 clubs, one of the smallest Counties in the English Golf Union. In its early years it was part of the Midland Golf Union and only joined the South East Group after the war.

Even though Bedfordshire numbers were small, in comparison to the larger counties, there have been a number of personalities who have made their mark. The earliest and possibly the most famous was Henry Longhurst who was an active member of the Bedfordshire Club in the 1930s. Leslie Randall of South Beds was a pre and post war Champion, County Captain and made a reputation in a number of National Championships. Leslie Day of Bedford & County made a major contribution to the Union during the 1950s through to his untimely death in 1977. He won the Championship, was Captain from 1952-54 and was Secretary for 21 years. Cyril Rose, who in recent years was the doyen of Bedfordshire Golf, having been County Captain and President he served Bedfordshire as the voting member on the EGU Council and Committees for a number of years. He particularly worked hard for the furtherance of Junior Golf.

The first President was His Grace the 11th Duke of Bedford whose Coat of Arms forms the Bedfordshire Badge. No further Presidents were elected until 1954 when Bertie Browning of South Beds became the first of the modern day Presidents. Since that time the Union has been fortunate with its Presidents, most of whom served for two years with much credit to themselves and the Union.

One of the great strengths of Bedfordshire has been the feeling of family within the Union, This may have been assisted by the fact that there has only been eight Secretary's throughout the eighty six years history. All have served with enthusiasm, dedication and pride.

It is impossible to list all the Unions successes over the years but worthy of note is that on a number of occasions the County Team has won and been runner up in the South East Group Northern Division League and has won the Eastern Inter-Counties Foursomes on five occasions, the last time in 2000. The Union is strongly committed to improving Junior Golf and over time a number of boys have been selected for England Coaching Squads, England Schools and full National Boys Teams.





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