Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

Bedfordshire Versus Suffolk - Day 5 East Region County Finals

Friday 21st June 2019


Bedfordshire Versus Cambs & Hunts - Day 4 East Region County Finals

Thursday 20th June 2019


Bedfordshire Versus Norfolk - Day 3 East Region County Finals

Wednesday 19th June 2019


Bedfordshire Versus Hertfordshire - Day 2 East Region County Finals

Tuesday 18th June 2019


Aspley Guise welcomes the Bedfordshire team

Sunday 16th June 2019


Chalgrave Ladies sends their best wishes to County Captain Helen Tayor & the county team

Thursday 13th June 2019


Only 5 days to the start of the East Region County finals 2019

Wednesday 12th June 2019


6 days to the East Region County finals & Luton Irish Ladies sends video message to team

Tuesday 11th June 2019


County Player Steph rolls back the years winning the Sue Patterson Salver with Holly Gordon

Monday 10th June 2019


Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

County Championship Results 2nd & 3rd June

Monday 3rd June 2019

The County Championships, hosted by Millbrook GC

U18 Update

Sunday 5th May 2019

More success for the Bedfordshire U18s

Bedfordshire Boys win BUT Trophy

Friday 19th April 2019

Ten young men from Bedfordshire won the BUT Trophy for the sixth successive time at Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club on 17th April

County Foursomes 2019

Monday 15th April 2019

Bedfordshire Golf Club Host first County Competition of 2019

The Junior season has begun!

Thursday 11th April 2019

BCGU Junior Teams have played three friendlies during the first two weeks of April.

Seniors v Norfolk

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Our Seniors build on last years success with an opening Draw away to Norfolk.

Stuart Goode Trophy - First v Seniors v Colts v Juniors

Monday 1st April 2019

Forty Eight County Golfers compete for the Stuart Goode Trophy

2019 Competitions Open for Entry

Friday 22nd February 2019

2019 Bedfordshire County Competitions are open for entry for individuals and teams . Enter NOW

2019 Squad recruitment

Friday 16th November 2018

County Golf in 2019 - The Seniors and Colts Squads are recruiting - register your interest NOW

Terms of Competitions



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.


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

7.  Entry conditions for each individual competition will be given on the entry form including any maximum handicap limits.

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. Distance and Directional Information - Rule 4.3a

Allowed - Getting information on distance or direction (such as from a DMD)

Not Allowed - Measuring elevation changes, or Interpreting distance or direction information (such as using a device to get a recommended line of play or club selection based on the location of the player's ball)

Conduct of the Competition

14. Time of starting, and groups of players, are governed by Rule 5.3 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 - please refer to Rule 24.4a.

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 3 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 for 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.

England Golf Code of Conduct  HERE

England Golf Pace of Play Policy HERE


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 Term 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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