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Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Limited

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

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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Bedfordshire juniors play together whilst obeying the social distancing requirements

Sunday 12th April 2020


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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
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County President's Fun(D) Day

Monday 16th March 2020

on Thursday 1st October 2020.
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FUN Golf Sessions for Girl Golfers

Tuesday 26th November 2019


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Welcome to Bedfordshire Ladies County Golf Association

Welcome to Bedfordshire County Golf Union

Latest news

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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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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Bedfordshire juniors play together whilst obeying the social distancing requirements

Sunday 12th April 2020


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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.
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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.
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Training Blogs

Welcome to the training page. Check in here for tips, nuggets of useful information and training information.

County Captain's BLOG on Training:

Each County Captain brings with them their own ideas on what they believe will take us  to the next level and for my  Captaincy, I encourage that all county players should be using their own PGA coach.  I have also adopted a more holistic approach to the training schedule by incorporating mindfulness and physical fitness. Maurice Campbell and Laura Collin were involved in last year’s plan and I hope to continue using them this year. In addition to this I have arranged for aim point training for November 12th at Woburn with Jamie Donaldson and I have had a great show of interest in this. 

Regular practice matches around the County with competitions within the squad have also been arranged.   Please click on the link below for all training dates.

During my term as County Captain it has been my plan to ensure training and development has been accessible to all.  Up until now we have used funds from BLCGA to facilitate both group training and individual training. If a county team players need financial assistance to help pay for coaching, in the first instance they should approach the County Captain, who will then take their case to the committee for approval.

I have arranged a session at the Tavistock short game area and as it is too expensive to roll out to all, this will be by invitation only & priority given to first team players.  Should places become available, this will be offered to those who have shown an interest.

We are also hiring EM Golf studio for indoor training but this again is limited & by invitation only.

Team bonding session for the first team has been arrange and our first event will be on the 25th February 2016 at the 'Luton Jump Arena'

Our aim as a county is to continue developing players & ensuring we have the strongest team available to represent Bedfordshire. 

I hope to keep you updated regularly  and although on some occasions where this may not be known initially as with the Tavistock, please be assured that the website will be updated at the earliest opportunity. Those of you not invited, please continue with your passion to improve your game  and aspire to be selected to play for your county.

This starts from our youngest players to get them into the mind-set that it takes practice & commitments to reach their potential.  I hope to arrange occasional sessions when all of our county players can come together i.e. First/Second & junior squad, with a view to encourage a strong sense of Team spirit. I truly feel we can all learn from each other & there is great value in this shared experience. 

Kind Regards

Helen

AimPoint Express 1 & 2 Class with Certified Instruction Jamie Donaldson.  This class was the beginning of green-reading education.  Please click  HERE for Class Notes


Laura's Fitness 

Please click below for simple techniques and exercises to benefit your game.

Breathing techniques HERE,  Pre Exercises HERE and post golf exercises HERE

Session Aim – Cardio, balance, rotation, lower body strength and posture/core strength

Format – Tri set

 

Tri set 1 Lower body strength– 45 seconds on each exercise

1.Duck Walks    -  http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#duck_walks

2. Kettlebell assisted deep squat   http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#dumbbell_assisted_deep_squats

3. Single leg squat (Bulgarian lunge) option to add bounce - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#single_leg_squat_two_dumbbells


Tri set 2 Balance – 45 seconds on each exercise

1. Stand on balance disc

2. Single leg balance in golf stance - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#single_leg_balance_golf_stance

3. Single leg deadlift in T-pose - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#deadlift_single_leg_with_t-pose


Tri set 3 Rotation – 45 seconds on each exercise

1. Seated Twist - Sit on the edge of a chair with feet and knees together, arms across chest and rotate upper body

2. Helicopter turns (option is to stand on one leg and switch) - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#helicoptor

3. Split stance long turns - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#split_stance_lunge_turns


Tri set 4 – Cardio 45 seconds on each exercise

1. Medicine Ball Slam

2. Shuffle around cones and twist with medicine ball

3. Squat to push press and heel lift (down slow up fast)

Using a weight hold it at chest height, squat deep then rise from squat to a heel lift and shoulder press

Repeat the above tri sets


Posture and core strength – 45 seconds on each exercise

1. Pelvic tilts in golf stance supported - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#pelvic_tilts_in_golf_stance_-_supported

2. Stand on your balance disc. Ideally not holding onto anything unless you are struggling to maintain good balance

3. Squats whilst standing on your balance disc (down slow up fast)

4.  Forward lunges onto balance disc on right and repeat on left

5.  Side lunges onto balance disc on right and repeat on left

 6. Side lunges with hip rotation right (stepping behind slightly onto balance disc) repeat on left side

7. Superman’s - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#alternating_supermans

8. Open book case - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#open_books

9. Plank on hands - http://www.mytpi.com/exercises#prone_planks

10. Plank with knee tuck and kick 10 x Right leg 10 x Left leg

11. Plank with leg abduction 10 x Right leg 10 x Left leg

12. Bridge with feet on balance disc x 10

13. Single leg bridge with one foot on disc 10 x Right leg 10 x Left leg

Mindset

https://www.londonmindful.com/blog/applying-mindfulness-sport

Paying attention and maintaining your focus helps you to build confidence and cope when things go wrong.

Check out the notes captured in this easy to read mind map from our Mindfulness Training session with Maurice.

Don’t make it too important. Making things too important is why I stopped playing for a year. Making things too important is why you get nervous and find it a struggle to play. The next story I am going to share about making things too important had a great impact on me as I wished I could’ve had this coach with me at the time. The coach is Pia Nilsson.

Where does your head normally go when you are playing badly. That’s right, down. I would urge you all to walk with your head up. It helps stimulate relaxation, but it is difficult to do. I remember I was doing a playing lesson with a very god player and he always walked with his down.

The brain is happier and more productive when it is focusing on one thing at a time. Attention training helps with your nerves and your concentration.

Maintaining and taking in the positive. When you have a difficult shot would you much rather think about a time when you hit a good shot in a similar situation or would you rather think about a time when you hit a bad shot.

Nutrition & Exercise

Golf-focused fitness training

Laura emphasises the need for a good warm up session and each of the following should be done 8 times - great to do before each game too!

  • Head Turn
  • Head nod
  • Shoulder rolls forward
  • Shoulder rolls backward
  • Side bends 
  • High knees
  • Lunge and rotate to left and right

Laura introduced a series of 10 excercise 'stations' or exercises which can be done in pairs or on your own for one minute each.

  • Medicine ball throw squat 
  • Push ups agaist the wall 
  • Rotation with foot against the wall 
  • Overhead squat 
  • Kettlebell swing 
  • Rotation in golf posture. 
  • Crab with dynaband 
  • Single leg deadlift. 
  • Clockwork lunges. 
  • Rotator Plank. 






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