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Georgia Staroscik is the Women's County Champion for 2018

Monday 14th May 2018


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Congratulations to Luca Thompson

Friday 11th May 2018

Congratulations to Luca Thompson from Pavenham Park GC on winning the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy (East Region) which was held at Bedford & County GC on Wednesday 9 May.
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Jenifer Tocha and Louise Baxter wins the Sue Paterson Salver for 2018

Monday 7th May 2018


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4BBB Winners

Tuesday 17th April 2018


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Golf, Cake & Prosecco

Monday 16th April 2018

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


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Golf's Modernised Rules Released

Monday 12th March 2018


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Claire Arbuckle Gets 1st Hole in One!

Monday 15th January 2018


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Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

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Seniors Cambridgeshire v Bedfordshire at St Ives GC

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Seniors led by Captain John start the season with a Win
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BCGU Under 18s Winners again

Monday 7th May 2018

Excellent performances all round in the first U18 League Match
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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.
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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.
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Stuart Goode Memorial Trophy

Sunday 1st April 2018

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

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Aidan Abbott and Joel Gosling win Order of Merit
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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.
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Bedfordshire Schools Scratch Championship

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Jack Manley claims Schools Championship
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U18 Team Manager Vacancy

Saturday 7th October 2017

BCGU is seeking a Manager for the County U18 Team
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Yorkshire win English Counties Title in a nail biter

Yorkshire beat Gloucestershire 5-4 today to win the English Women’s County Championship in a nailbiting finale which was only decided by the last putt on the last green.

 Well played Suffolk finishing 3rd in their first English final.  Be proud Captain Vanessa Bell & team for a fantastic performance.  You represented the East Region magnificently.

 Full Report:

Nicola Slater rolled her ball from behind the green to within six inches of the cup to confirm her 1up win and Yorkshire’s victory - and the celebrations began as her team-mates bowled her over. 
 
Olivia Winning cradled the trophy and remarked: “This is the only one I’ve ever wanted, I’d give up all my other wins for this.” That’s some statement from an international who has twice won the Scottish open title and helped England to European gold. 
 
This was the second year in a row that the two teams had met in the title decider. Last season Gloucestershire came out on top, claiming their first win in the championship. This time it was Yorkshire’s year and their 13th victory. 
 
Going in to today’s play Gloucestershire had a slight advantage, having won all four of their earlier matches this week. Yorkshire had scored three wins before being wrong-footed by Buckinghamshire yesterday and held to a half. 
 
This morning, as the foursomes unfolded, the advantage stayed with Gloucestershire who went in to lunch 2-1 up – helped by a hole in one on the 12th from Caley McGinty. 
 
As the singles got underway it was Gloucestershire again who forged ahead over the opening holes, but Yorkshire coach Steve Robinson was undismayed, remarking: “You’ve got to be able to take a punch.” 
 
He had told his team to be sure they didn’t go home without giving it their all - and he was soon rewarded. Hannah Holden, who clearly remembered the disappointment of last year’s defeat and was determined not to re-live it, scored the first point. She was five under par when she won 6/5, having birdied 4, 5, 7, 10 and 12. 
 
Winning, who had been two down after six, holed a monster putt on the 8th, gathered a crop of birdies, knocked her wedge to 2ft on the 15th and won 4/3. 
 
Then it was blow for blow. Gloucestershire’s Alex Giles struck back with her 2/1 win, putting the two teams back on level terms. Almost immediately Megan Lockett also won 2/1 and put Yorkshire ahead again. Caley McGinty held on tight for Gloucestershire, defeating Mia Eales-Smith 2 up in a game which featured two players whose combined age was just 30! 
 
The teams had four points apiece and everything hinged on the final game between Yorkshire’s Nicola Slater and Gloucestershire’s Alex Saunders. They were all square with three holes to play but crucially Slater won the par three 16th after Saunders’ putt lipped out. 
 
They halved the 17th in birdie and then, adrenalin pumping, both went through the back of the 18th  in two. Saunders was further away but fashioned an exquisite chip to within six inches of the hole. Slater’s downhill putt from the fringe was also perfectly judged and rolled equally close. “It was just thinking don’t hit it long,” she remarked afterwards. 
 
Yorkshire captain Fran Dickson paid tribute to her players: “I just think they are amazing young people with great talent.” 
 
Gloucestershire’s Andra Knight had similar words for her players. “It was a fabulous match, played in a great spirit. I am so proud of them all, they were brilliant.” 
 
In the day’s other matches the hosts, Suffolk defeated Nottinghamshire 6-3 to take third place in the championship, on their first appearance at County Finals in 22 years. Captain Vanessa Bell commented: “I am thrilled to bits. After we lost on Monday but won on Tuesday I was after third place and we got it. I am just so proud of the team for fighting and keeping going, it’s been fabulous.” 
 
Hampshire beat Buckinghamshire 5.5-3.5 for their second win of the week. It put them in fourth place, ahead of Nottinghamshire and Buckinghamshire.
 
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