Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

England Golf Championships

Friday 3rd April 2020

England Golf have confirmed that they have cancelled or postponed all their events up to the end of July.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on BLCGL

Friday 20th March 2020

In line with guidance from the Government as well as England Golf, in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, we need to announce a number of key decisions relating to our golfing activities. For further information please read this NOTICE

County President's Fun(D) Day

Monday 16th March 2020

on Thursday 1st October 2020.

FUN Golf Sessions for Girl Golfers

Tuesday 26th November 2019


County Executive & Guests Day

Monday 16th September 2019

Millbrook score record total thanks to an outstanding round by Captain David McKears.

Tavistock Trophy Final

Saturday 24th August 2019

Bedford & County wins the 2019 Tavistock Trophy Final

Bedfordshire Junior Girls finish 3rd in the East Region County Finals 2019

Friday 16th August 2019


Luca Thompson wins the Junior County Championship

Monday 29th July 2019


Junior Inter-Club 2019

Wednesday 10th July 2019

Pavenham Park wins right to represent Bedfordshire at the Junior Champion Club

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

Coronavirus – (Covid 19) Impact on Bedfordshire County Golf

Wednesday 18th March 2020

In line with guidance from the Government to avoid where possible ‘social gathering’ and non-essential travel, we will be postponing all Bedfordshire County Golf Ltd organised events until Mid-May 2020.

AGM of BCGU at Beds & County GC, 19th Feb 2020 19:30hrs

Friday 14th February 2020

More information can be found, including Agenda & Reports in the Information Section of this site.

Mid Handicap Cup winners Leighton Buzzard GC

Thursday 24th October 2019

The coveted Mid Handicap Cup returned to Leighton Buzzard for the second time in 3 years.

County Handicap Knockout

Thursday 24th October 2019

Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands GC narrowly win against South Beds GC in Final

County KO Scratch Champion 2019

Thursday 24th October 2019

At the 4th time of asking County stalwart Scott Armitage wins KO Scratch.

County Executive & Guests Day

Monday 16th September 2019

Millbrook score record total thanks to an outstanding round by Captain David McKears.

Tavistock Trophy Final

Saturday 24th August 2019

Bedford & County wins the 2019 Tavistock Trophy Final

Boys' County Championships 2019

Wednesday 7th August 2019

The 2019 Boys' County Championships were played on 6th August

Aylesbury Vale Golf Club Host County 4Ball event

Monday 29th July 2019

On a superbly presented course at Aylesbury Vale two of our aspiring youngsters, Jack Manley (1) & Finlay Cummings (4) scored a total of 93 points to win the Bedfordshire County 4 Ball. Full results can be found on Competitions page.

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 2020 -   HERE

England Golf -  Pace of Play Policy 2020 -  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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