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Bedfordshire County Golf

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Limited

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

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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Fun Competition

Tuesday 14th July 2020

The Fun Competition details have been finalised
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County Dinner and Exec Day

Friday 10th July 2020

Sadly the board of BCG have taken the decision early to cancel this years County Dinner & Exec Day
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Summer Lock down Junior Girls Competition

Thursday 18th June 2020

A fun competition for girls of all ages and abilities to be played at your clubs.
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Bedfordshire Juniors

Saturday 9th May 2020

Junior golfers from Bedfordshire raising money for NHS Heroes
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Coronavirus – (Covid 19) Impact on Bedfordshire County Golf

Saturday 18th April 2020

Further to our notice, 18th March 2020 we have reviewed our current status and sadly we will be cancelling all Bedfordshire County Golf Ltd organised events until 24th July 2020. This includes all adult and junior competitions, matches and squad training sessions that fall between now and this date.
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England Golf Revised Championship schedule

Friday 17th April 2020

As promised England Golf have sent a revised championship schedule for 2020. This information will also be available on the England Golf website. They highlight the following:-
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Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

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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Kai gets his message noticed

Sunday 9th August 2020


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County Dinner and Exec Day

Friday 10th July 2020

Sadly the board of BCG have taken the decision early to cancel this years County Dinner & Exec Day
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Update on County Competitions

Thursday 25th June 2020

County Fourball moved from Luton Hoo GC to Aspley Guise GC now to be played on Sunday 27th Sept 2020. County Foursomes postponed pending course availability
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Bedfordshire Juniors

Saturday 9th May 2020

Junior golfers from Bedfordshire raising money for NHS Heroes
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Bedfordshire Junior Golfer passes Level 1 Rules Exam

Monday 4th May 2020

Kai Williams has passed the R&A Level 1 Rules Exam
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Terms of Competitions

ENGLAND GOLF HARD CARD 2020 - HERE

BLCGL GENERAL CONDITIONS

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 BLCGL 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 BLCGL competitions can be found on the BLCGL 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.

Eligibility

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

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

8. Full Members of BLCGL 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 BLCGL 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 BLCGL senior section is to anyone over 50 on 1st January, who is a member of the Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Limited 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 BLCGL 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 BLCGL 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 BLCGL 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

NOTE

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 BLCGL 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.

STROKE ALLOWANCES 

DIFF
HNCP
FULL 90% 50% DIFF
HNCP
FULL 90% 50%
1 1 1 1 19 19 17 10
2 2 2 1 20 20 18 10
3 3 3 2 21 21 19 11
4 4 4 2 22 22 20 11
5 5 5 3 23 23 21 12
6 6 5 3 24 24 22 12
7 7 6 4 25 25 23 13
8 8 7 4 26 26 23 13
9 9 8 5 27 27 24 14
10 10 9 5 28 28 25 14
11 11 10 6 29 29 26 15
12 12 11 6 30 30 27 15
13 13 12 7 31 31 28 16
14 14 13 7 32 32 29 16
15 15 14 8 33 33 30 17
16 16 14 8 34 34 31 17
17 17 15 9 35 35 32 18
18 18 16 9 36 36 32 18






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