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BCLGA EXECUTIVE POSITIONS  -  30 Sept


At the forthcoming Annual Meeting several members of the Exec will be retiring:- President Marian Purdy, Hon Secretary Helen Mines, County Training Officer Cathy Armstrong, Seniors' Captain Teddy Bevan and Second Team Captain Denise Goodacre.

Teddy Bevan (Lambourne) will be taking over as County President and Sue Ashworth (Woburn) has accepted the nomination of Vice-Captain, assuming the role of County Captain in twelve month's time.

Liz Keens (Gerrards Cross) will be the new Seniors’ Captain and Janette Psyllides (Gerrards Cross) will become the Second Team Captain.

Unfortunately there have been no applications for the post of Hon. Secretary. All delegates were asked at the recent Delegates' Meeting to consider if there is anyone at their club who would be willing to take on the role. Although Helen will be stepping down from the post she has kindly offered to continue to draft the Handbook and to organise the County Lunch, which will scale down the Secretary’s job considerably. If anyone is interested in finding out more about the position please contact Helen for details:- helen_mines@btinternet.com 

The role of County Training Officer:
There will be no-one filling the vacancy following the retirement of Cathy Armstrong as County Training Officer. This year the Exec have decided to trial a new position of County Coaching Officer who will not be a member of the Exec, but will report to the Exec and be invited to attend the Exec meetings as necessary. The Exec have asked Tony Bowers to fill this position and he has accepted the role. Tony is a PGA Coach and will be the new County Coaching Officer.

BCLGA ANNUAL MEETING  -  30 Sept

Harleyford Golf Club, Wednesday, 28th October 2015 at 2.00pm

The Annual Meeting of the BCLGA will be held at Harleyford Golf Club on Wednesday, 28th October, starting at 2.00pm.

The meeting will start with the presentation of the county trophies and then there will be the opportunity to hear a review of the year, with reports being presented by each of the members of the Executive.

To download a poster of the meeting:-  Click Here

To download the Agenda for the meeting:-  Click Here

To download the Minutes of the 2014 Annual Meeting, click on the following links:-  2014 Minutes   England Golf Report

SUMMER KNOCKOUT FINALS  -  22 Sept

The finals of the Summer Knockout competitions will be held on two dates:

-  Monday 28th September at Gerrards Cross GC:

Rose Bowl, teeing off at 2.00pm     
Gay Clough (Lambourne)  v  Julie Blake (Harewood Downs)

Summer Greensomes, teeing off at 2.10pm
Lois Shoosmith & Marilyn Plummer (Ellesborough)  v  Helen Parsons & Penny Mannerings (Flackwell Heath)


-  Sunday 4th October at The Buckinghamshire GC:

Champion of Champions, teeing off at 2.12pm
Nicole Whitmore (Woburn)  v  Denise Goodacre (Lambourne)

Challenge Cup, teeing off at 2.21pm
Judith Ker (Harewood Downs)  v  Maggie Way (Huntswood)

 

COUNTY FINALS WEEK  -  12 Sept

Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire
Monday 14th to Friday 18th September

Below is a copy of the report posted on the England Golf website on 8th September:-

Women’s teams target county crown

Six teams will go head to head next week when they contest the final of the women’s English County Championship at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire.

The grand finale brings together Buckinghamshire from Midlands South, Essex from the East, Gloucestershire from the South West; Lancashire from the North; Nottinghamshire from Midlands North; and Sussex from the South.

They will play off in a five-day round-robin, starting on Monday, September 14, and four of the teams will be seeking their first win.

Only Lancashire, who have been champions 10 times, and Essex, the three-times title-holders, have previously been successful.

Two of last year’s finalists will be at Frilford Heath: Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire, who have played at County Finals for the last five years. Nottinghamshire are making their first appearance since 2000, while Sussex last played in 2011. Sussex ended the reign of the 2014 champions, Hampshire, at the South Region County Match Week.

The championship is one of the highlights of the women’s amateur calendar with great displays of team spirit and extremely competitive golf.

Among the players are a number of internationals, including Lancashire’s Hollie Muse and Eloise Healey, who recently helped England win the Girls’ Home Internationals for the eighth successive year.

Muse, fellow Lancashire player Sophie Lamb, and Gloucestershire’s Bethan Popel are all representing England in this week’s women’s Home Internationals.

The Essex team includes the English U14 champion Lily Humphreys, while senior international Katherine Russell is in the Sussex side, alongside Aileen Greenfield, the runner-up in the English senior women’s stroke play championship.

The teams will play on Frilford Heath’s Green course which will create an exciting matchplay setting with four outstanding par threes and a tough homeward stretch. The club recently hosted England Golf's first and very successful Golf Week and will be staging women’s County Finals for the third time, have previously held it in 1973 and 1989.

The teams:

Buckinghamshire
Captain: Phillipa Cook
Georgina Bowers
Jess Burrows
Megan Dennis
Clara Leathers
Chloe Li
Thalia Kirby
Alice Kozlowski
Luan Skeates
Lizi Sweetnam
Charlotte West
Denise Goodacre

Essex
Captain: Louella Hitchcock
Cassandra Cunningham
Amanda Colegate-Herbert
Ashley Lara Croft
Holly Haslam
Lily Humphreys
Emily Irons
Kelly Martin
Hannah Moul

Gloucestershire
Bethan Popel
Becky Gibbs
Alex Saunders
Ebonie Lewis
Lucy Quinn
Alison Kelly
Grace McLoughlin
Alex Giles
Caley McGinty
Charlie Hiatt
Corrinne Durber (Captain)
Andra Knight

Lancashire
Captain: Brenda Flett
Catherine Roberts
Louisa Brunt
Georgia Coughlin
Beth Garton
Eloise Healey
Nicola Rawlinson
Anna Dawson
Sophie Spierett
Sophie Lamb
Hollie Muse

Nottinghamshire
Rachel Boulton
Emily Cheshire
Vicki Forecast
Esme Hamilton
Kathryn Horberry (Captain)
Carol Houghton
Emma Howie
Emily Lyle
Laura Morris
Emma Newlove
Glenys Priestley
Lauren Spray

Sussex
Chelsea Masters
Chloe Court
Aileen Greenfield
Karen Sykes
Jelina Fernando
Katherine Russell
Penny Brown
Paula Carver
Sophie Kennard

Order of Play:

Monday 14 September
Gloucestershire v Sussex
Nottinghamshire v Lancashire
Buckinghamshire v Essex

Tuesday 15 September
Nottinghamshire v Buckinghamshire
Sussex v Lancashire
Essex v Gloucestershire

Wednesday 16 September
Lancashire v Essex
Gloucestershire v Buckinghamshire
Nottinghamshire v Sussex

Thursday 17 September
Gloucestershire v Nottinghamshire
Sussex v Essex
Buckinghamshire v Lancashire

Friday 18 September
Buckinghamshire v Sussex
Essex v Nottinghamshire
Lancashire v Gloucestershire

Click here for the championship website

 

STOKE PARK RETAIN BUCKS SHIELD  -  12 Sept

The Finals' Day of the Bucks Shield was held at The Buckinghamshire on Friday 11th September.  The course was in great condition and the matches were played in glorious sunshine.  The morning semi-finals were very close matches, going all the way to the last match:-

Burnham Beeches beat Chartridge Park  &  Stoke Park beat Hazlemere

After a quick turn round the afternoon final saw Stoke Park defeat Burnham Beeches to win the Shield for the third year in a row.

 

BCLGA EXTRAORDINARY MEETING  -  12 July

Many of you will have heard the sad news that Mentmore has ceased trading.  As a result of this the BCLGA resolved to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to be carried out by email, proposing the resolution to change the Constitution to allow a period of grace to allow members to continue playing county events if their club ceases trading.  This will mean that members can continue playing the county competitions, although any Home venues will be changed to Away fixtures.

Whilst this is the first time that the BCLGA Executive has had to deal with a situation such as this, it is possible that any number of clubs in Bucks may face a similar situation in the future.  The Exec feels that this proposal will give members of the clubs involved a period of grace during the period of uncertainty.

Notice of BCLGA Extraordinary General Meeting: 

On Wednesday 17th June 2015 the BCLGA Executive called an Extraordinary General Meeting to be conducted by email, to consider the following proposal to amend the Constitution by adding:- 

The members of any Club that ceases trading will be allowed to continue to play in BCLGA competitions for a period of 3 months or until the end of the current round of summer/winter competitions, whichever is the later.” 

Each Club Delegate, as the Voting Member of the Club, was asked to consult with the committee and members of their Club and send their vote on the above proposal to Helen Mines, BCLGA Hon. Secretary  by Saturday 4 July 2015.
 

Response to the Proposal:

59% of clubs sent a reply to the proposal.  
Of those who sent a reply 92% voted in favour of the proposal.  
The motion to amend the Constitution was thereby passed.

BUCKS JUNIOR SUCCESSES  -  17 June

The Junior section has had some notable successes in recent weeks - Congratulations to:-

-  Our Bucks Junior Scratch Team who have qualified to play at the Midlands South Team Finals at Temple GC on Sunday 6th September

-  Charlotte West (Harewood Downs) who set a new course record (69) at Mentmore GC on The Roseberry course during the recent County Championships

-  Georgina Bowers (Beaconsfield) who has qualified for the Abraham Trophy at Royal Cromer GC. The 18 hole final will take place on 26th July.

-  Chanel Fontaine-Geary (Woburn) who played in the US Kids European Championship at Gullane (72 holes over 3 days 26th-28th May) & finished 7th. The top 10 players qualify to go to the World Championship at Pinehurst, USA (30th July -1st August).

-  Similarly, to Thalia Kirby (Stoke Park) who qualified in her age group & is also off to the US Kids World Championships at Pinehurst.

-  And to Megan Dennis who became the Ladies Club Champion at Woburn GC last weekend.

SUMMER MEETING WAITING LIST  -  8 June

The Summer Meeting at Woburn on Wednesday 5th August has been oversubscribed and there are several entries on the waiting list.

Woburn are kindly trying to accommodate more tee times for the event. The club is unable to commit until early July - once a definitive decision has been received the individuals named on the Entry Forms on the waiting list will be contacted.

ANNOUNCEMENT - PRESIDENT ELECT  -  22 May

The County Captain, Phillipa Cook, is delghted to announce that Teddy Bevan is the BCLGA President Elect.

Teddy will take over from President, Marian Purdy on her retirement at the Annual Meeting in October.  Teddy (Magnolia Park) has been a highly successful Seniors' Captain for the last five years - full of enthusiasm and devoted to the county, Teddy will make an excellent President.

Teddy feels very honoured to have been invited to take on this position. The BCLGA Exec wish Teddy every success in the role.

BCLGA EXECUTIVE VACANCIES  -  20 May

As already notified earlier in the year, there will be several vacancies to be filled on the BCLGA Exec at the Annual Meeting in October. Below is a list of the positions with a Job Description to download for each role. There is also a note of the current person in post - do get in touch with them if you would like to hear more of what the job entails (for their contact details go to the "Contact Us" section).

Please click on the job title below to download a PDF file of the Job Description:

-  Hon Secretary:-  Helen Mines

-  County Training Officer (CTO):-  Cathy Armstrong

-  Second Team Captain:-  Denise Goodacre

-  Seniors' Team Captain:-  Teddy Bevan


The Secretary, Helen Mines will be pleased to hear from anyone interested in taking on any of these positions.

COUNTY WEEK SQUAD ANNOUNCED  -  10 May

The squad for County Week was announced today at the conclusion of the County Championships.

Those who will be representing Bucks at County Week are:

Megan Dennis (Woburn) 
Shamiso Hatchard (Woburn) 
Clara Leathers (Ellesborough) 
Chloe Li (Woburn) 
Thalia Kirby (Stoke Park) 
Alice Kozlowski (Ellesborough) 
Lucy Matthews (Ellesborough) 
Beth Scott (Stoke Park) 
Luan Skeates (The Buckinghamshire) 
Lizi Sweetnam (Woburn) 
Charlotte West (Harewood Downs) 

Travelling Reserve:- Denise Goodacre (The Lambourne)

County Week is this year being hosted by Warwickshire at Harborne Golf Club from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June. We wish the team well in their quest to repeat last year's success and represent the Midlands South Region at the County Finals Week in September.

All support will be welcome!

 

COUNTY CHAMPION 2015  -  10 May

Well done to:-    Thalia Kirby (Stoke Park) 

who has this afternoon won the final of the County Championships to become the Bucks 2015 County Champion.  Well done also to Alice Kozlowski (Ellesborough) on reaching the final.  The match was played in great spirit, a great exhibition of fantastic golf - Thalia winning the match 4/3.  

The full results can be found in the "County Championships" section.

 

COUNTY CHAMPS THIS WEEK  -  8 May

The County Championships are being held this week on The Rosebery Course at Mentmore.

The 36 hole Strokeplay Qualifying Round and the Intermediate and Seniors' Championships are on Friday, 8th May with the Championships match play rounds on Saturday and Sunday.

All the details for the Championships can be found in the "Championships" section of the website, including a Start Sheet for Friday's Strokeplay.

All support will be welcome - do come along and watch some fantastic golf!

RESULTS:
The results of the matchplay will be posted as soon as possible after the conclusion of the matches.

TWITTER:
For those who follow Twitter, the results will be entered on the account:-  @BucksLadiesGolf


SECOND ROUND BUCKS SHIELD  -  23 April

The Draw for the Second Round of the Bucks Shield took place at the Vice Captains' Meeting, held this morning at Gerrards Cross Golf Club. 
The Draw can be found in the "Competitions - Knockouts" Section.  The matches have to be played between 6th May and 20th June.

 

MAY NATIONAL GOLF MONTH  -  20 April

England Golf are supporting National Golf Month May 2015.

NGM May 2015 targets getting 100,000 lapsed golfers and new lady golfers playing golf.  Offers during the month will include:

• Men’s Get Golfing Coaching Programmes
• Ladies Get Golfing Coaching Programmes
• Meet the Golf Club & Play My Golf Course Deals
• Golf Club Open Days


The following article is taken from the England Golf website:-

National Golf Month tees off in May with hundreds of free coaching opportunities across the UK aiming to encourage more than 100,000 people to give golf a go for the first time.

This year there is a special focus on encouraging more women to try golf – and 2015 European Solheim Cup Captain Carin Koch will join Kate Hoey MP, the Mayor’s Commissioner for Sport in London and the former Minister for Sport, to launch the participation drive.

The month-long campaign tees off at Wimbledon Common Golf Club on Thursday, April 30 where Carin Koch will play a nine-hole exhibition match at 11am. The club, which until 2005 was all-male, now has a thriving women’s section and a successful ladies' academy, which introduces and mentors new female golfers.

Market research commissioned in 2014 by Syngenta, a golf course turfcare specialist, revealed that 5% of women in the UK already participating in at least one other sport or activity would be ‘very interested’ in taking up golf, equating to a potential 640,000 new female golfers. Spending time with family and friends, socialising outdoors and stress relief are the key factors that appeal to women about golf.

The research also showed that prospective new players are looking for accessible and affordable coaching opportunities, which National Golf Month is aiming to deliver throughout May.

“Golf is a sport that can be enjoyed by men and women, boys and girls, and is a wonderful game for life,” said Carin Koch, an ambassador for Syngenta, which is supporting National Golf Month.

“I started golf when I was young and now, as a mum to two children, we enjoy playing golf as a family. Golf is a healthy, social, outdoor sport and I’d encourage women to get together with friends and family and take part in one of the many National Golf Month free taster sessions and experience for themselves what a fun game golf is.”

Doug Poole, founder of National Golf Month, said: “What has happened at Wimbledon Common Golf Club is a great example of how golf is evolving in the UK. The ladies' academy is introducing women of all ages and from different walks of life to golf and it’s great to see how, through the coaching and mentoring programme, new players are developing from starters to regular golfers.

Anyone wishing to take part in a National Golf Month free taster session, visit:-  www.nationalgolfmonth.com

For clubs wishing to take part in National Golf Month, find out more here

 

SUMMER COMPETITIONS  -  7 April

The Draw for all the Summer Knockout matches and the tables for the Summer Scratch and Bronze Leagues can be found on the relevant pages of the "Competitions" sections of the website.

The matches are played throughout the summer months, starting at the beginning of April going through to September/October.

 

WINTER COMPETITION WINNERS  -  7 April

Well done to the winners of the Winter Competitions:-

Winter Foursomes Knockout:

Gilly Brewer & Gill Outram (Harewood Downs) won their final against Sue McKeon & Louise Cosslett (Gerrards Cross) played at Beaconsfield on Saturday 28th March.  

For a full report of the final and results of all the matches, go to the Winter Foursomes page in the "Competitions - Knockouts" section.

Winter League:

All the Winter League matches have been completed - well done to Woburn on wining the League for the fourth year in a row. The winners and runners-up in each of the Divisions are:
-  Premier Division:-   Woburn;   Ellesborough
-  Division 1:-    Buckingham;   Lambourne
-  Division 2:-    Hazlemere;   Harewood Downs  

The results of all the matches can be found in the "Competitions - Leagues" section.

 

COUNTY CHAMPS CLOSING DATE  -  7 April

The County Championships are being held on The Rosebery Course at Mentmore from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May.  The Intermediates and Seniors' championships will also be held during the strokeplay qualifying on the Friday.  The lowest 16 players qualify for the matchplay on Saturday and Sunday.  The full details of the event can be found in the "Championships" section of the website.  

The final will be held on Sunday afternoon - following the prize presentation the squad for County Week will be announced.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday, 14th April.

To download an Entry Form:-  Click Here

 

SENIORS' SPRING MEETING  -  11 March

The Seniors' Spring Meeting for those aged 60+ is being held on The Rothschild Course at Mentmore on Wednesday, 8th April.  It is a combination of a three ball alliance competition and a singles stableford.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 18th March.

To download an Entry Form:-  Click Here

 

WINTER FOURSOMES FINAL  -  11 March

The final of this year's Winter Foursomes will be between:-

Louise Cosslett & Sue McKeon (Gerrards Cross)  &  Gilly Brewer & Gill Outram (Harewood Downs)

The match will take place on Saturday 28th March at Ellesborough Golf Club, teeing off at 2.00pm.

PLEASE NOTE:-  As the work being carried out this week at Ellesborough is more extensive than originally envisaged, the match will now take place at Beaconsfield Golf Club. Thank you to Beaconsfield for hosting this  match at short notice.

 

POSSIBLE LGU AND R&A MERGER  -  4 March

Below is an araticle posted on the England Golf website on 20th February:-

Joint Statement from the Ladies’ Golf Union and The R&A

Exploratory discussions are underway between the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A towards establishing a more closely coordinated working relationship and the possibility of a merger between the two organisations.

There is a great deal of synergy between the LGU and The R&A, with both based in St Andrews and responsible for staging Major Championships, prestigious amateur events and international matches.

Both organisations are committed to supporting the development of golf and encouraging participation in the sport.

A further announcement will be made in due course.

 

NORTHANTS MEN AND LADIES MERGE  -  4 March

Below is an article published on 15th February on the England Golf website:-

Northamptonshire makes history with golf merger

The golfers of Northamptonshire have become the first in the country to vote to merge their ladies’ and men’s county organisations.

At two separate, simultaneous meetings, the men of the Northamptonshire Golf Union and the women of the Northamptonshire Ladies’ County Golf Association both unanimously agreed to take the historic step, which has been welcomed by England Golf.

The two governing bodies are merging into a new company – Northamptonshire Golf Ltd – to be run by a board of directors of either gender elected on the basis of “the best person for the job”.

David Foley, President of the Northamptonshire Golf Union, commented: “This is a fantastic outcome following months of work by the men and women of the respective county committees.

“We have demonstrated we can work together in a harmonious and effective manner. We are all looking forward to the challenges ahead and are excited by the new opportunities this merger offers us.  The future of golf in Northamptonshire is very bright.”

Mary MacLaren, County Captain of the Northamptonshire Ladies’ County Golf Association, remarked:  “This is a very exciting time for Northamptonshire Golf – the task that lies ahead is both challenging and inspiring and I am confident that we will be able to enhance the business, sporting and playing opportunities within our county.”

The county organisations were supported throughout the merger process by England Golf and David Foley added: “We’d like to thank England Golf for the support we have received, it’s been brilliant.”

David Joy, the Chief Executive of England Golf, welcomed the merger and said: “We are delighted that this merger process has now been completed. All of those involved in Northamptonshire are to be congratulated on the drive and vision they have shown in trailblazing to become the first merged county.

“I am sure this will prove to be a very positive step in further strengthening golf in the county and it is another important milestone in the modernisation of England Golf.

“There are several other counties actively engaged in merger discussions and this success in Northamptonshire will, I am sure, encourage other counties to explore the many benefits of a merged county golf organisation.”

In Northamptonshire, the benefits which are envisaged include streamlining administration and the production and implementation of a co-ordinated plan for golf development in the county. Importantly, there will be one organisation representing Northamptonshire golf at local and national level.

 

COUNTY LUNCH AUCTION BIDS  -  1 March

The Annual County Lunch takes place next Wednesday, 4th March at Woburn Golf Club.  As part of the fundraising at the event there will be a silent auction of Four Ball Vouchers, which have been kindly donated by clubs across the county.

A PDF schedule of the vouchers on offer can be downloaded:-  Click Here

Bids are welcomed in advance for any of the vouchers.  If you are not going to be at the Lunch and would like to place a bid, please send the details to Phillipa Cook :-   pjcook6@gmail.com   

 

THE OPEN TV BROADCASTS  -  22 February

Below is an article on the England Golf website following the announcement on 3rd February that The Open will be broadcast on Sky TV from 2017:-
 

England Golf has welcomed the announcement by the R&A, that The Open will be broadcast on both the BBC and Sky from 2017, knowing that the R&A will have taken this decision after full and careful consideration and in the best interests of golf right across Great Britain and Ireland. 

The new arrangements will see highlight programmes broadcast on primetime BBC as well as extensive coverage on Sky.

England Golf recognises that this change after a period of 60 years, will cause unease in some quarters, particularly for those who feel that the loss of full coverage on free to air TV will impact negatively on participation numbers.

Participation in golf and club membership numbers have both been in a steady decline for the past decade and the direct correlation between the broadcast of The Open on BBC and an increase in demand for golf has not been proven. England Golf recognises the complexity in increasing participation and club membership and considers that new broadcast arrangements and the new funds which will be made available from 2017, can have a bigger impact on the growth of the game throughout England.

England Golf has recently launched its new strategy which aims to increase the regular participation in golf and halt the decline in club membership by 2017. The England Golf Partnership will also soon release the findings of the recent Portas Review, which examined the demand for golf and made clear recommendations for the growth of the game in England.

The R&A have made a commitment to investing new and additional funds in the development of the game across Great Britain and Ireland and England Golf now looks forward to discussions with the R&A over the next few months.

For more information please read an Open Letter from Peter Dawson, Chief Executive of The R&A.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE ENTRIES  -  19 February

To date there have been very few entrants for the new Intermediates' League for those aged over 18 on 1st January but under 30 years of age. This new competition is for anyone in this age group who would like the opportunity to play golf throughout the county in the summer months with their peer group.

The competition will take the form of an individual League - singles matchplay off handicap. The exact format of the League will be decided when the number of entrants is known. However the competition can only proceed if there are more entrants. 

To download an Entry Form:- Click Here  (Closing Date:- 28th February)

 

CLOSING DATES SUMMER KNOCKOUTS  -  19 February

A reminder that the closing date for the Summer Knockout Competitions is Saturday 28th February.

The full details and an Entry Form for the Challenge Cup, the Rose Bowl and the Summer Greensomes can be found in the "Competitions - Knockouts" section.

 

COUNTY LUNCH DEADLINE EXTENDED  -  19 February

There are still tickets available for the County Lunch - the deadline for ticket applications had been extended to Friday 27th February.

The Annual Lunch is being held at Woburn Golf Club on Wednesday 4th March.  The tickets are £39 each, which includes a drinks reception.

Please click on the links below for the poster with all the details and for an Application Form:-

        County Lunch Poster         Application Form

 

BUCKS SHIELD 1ST ROUND DRAW  -  1 February

The Draw for the first Round of the Bucks Shield took place at the Delegates' Meeting this afternoon.

Twenty seven clubs have entered for this year's competition, the same number as last year.  The first five clubs pulled out of the hat received a Bye into the second Round.  The Draw was uploaded onto the website as the names were drawn - for the full Draw, go to the "Competitions - Knockouts" section of the website.

The first Round matches have to be played between 1st April and 5th May.  The Draw for the second Round will take place at the County Vice Captains’ Meeting on Wednesday 22nd April.

 

HON SECRETARY VACANCY  -  3 February

Helen Mines will finish her term of office as Hon Secretary at the Annual Meeting in October.  

Anyone interested in taking on this position can see exactly what the role involves by downloading the Job Description via the link below. For further information please contact Helen Mines (for contact details go to the "Contact Us" page). Ideally the BCLGA Exec would like to find a replacement for Helen as soon as possible so that they can shadow Helen for the second half of the year.

For the Job Description of the Hon. Secretary:- Click Here

Further positions on the BCLGA Exec will become vacant at the end of the year. Replacements will be sought for the role of Second Team Captain, Seniors Captain and County Training Officer. The Job Descriptions for these positions will be published shortly.

 

ANNUAL COUNTY LUNCH  -  3 February

The Annual County Lunch this year retuns to Woburn Golf Club for the first time since the refurbishment of the clubhouse - the Lunch is being held on Wednesday 4th March. 

Applications are being accepted for tickets, which will be sold on a first come first served basis. Tickets are £39 each, which includes a drinks reception.

Plese click on the links below forthe poster with all the details and for an Application Form:-

             County Lunch Poster              Application Form

The Closing date for tickets is 20th February.

 

JUNIOR CAPTAINS FOR 2015  -  3 February

Joint Junior Captains 2015

Charlotte West (Beaconsfield & Harewood Downs) and Shamiso Hatchard (Woburn) have been appointed Joint Junior Captains for 2015. Shamiso will take responsibilty for events in the first half of the year and Charlotte will take over for the latter half.

The BCLGA wish both girls every success for the coming season and hope that they enjoy their term of captaincy.

 

NEW INTERMEDIATES' LEAGUE  -  14 January

This year will see the introduction of a new competition, set up for those who are Intermediates:-
         
                   Aged over 18 on 1st January but under 30 years of age

We have had a large number of girls in recent years who have gone through the BCLGA junior ranks and this competition will give them the opportunity to continue to play golf throughout the county with their peer group.

The competition will take the form of an individual League - singles matchplay off handicap. The matches will be played home and away throughout the summer months.  The exact format of the League will be decided when the number of entrants is known.  Round robin matches will be played in the preliminary rounds and then a final will be held at the end of the season for the Division winners.

 

2015 FIXTURES AND ENTRY FORMS  -  14 January

Details and Entry Forms for the meetings and competitions for 2015 have been uploaded to the various sections of the website.

There is something for everyone!  

          Matchplay knock-out competitions / strokeplay meetings

          Seniors through to juniors events 

          Singles & team competitions 

          Scratch championships & handicap events.

Do browse carefully through the website to find out all that is on offer, and what might suit you best.