Buckinghamshire County Ladies Golf Association

2024 Spring Meeting

Incorporating the County Championships and the Intermediate Championships

Open to any Amateur FULL member of BCLGA with a WHS Handicap Index of 36.0 or lower. 

To be held at Gerrards Cross GC. 

Those entering the 36 Hole Strokeplay qualifier and compete in the 8 player match-play rounds will be eligible for WAGR points.

Cost of Entry £39 (non-GX),  £29 for Gerrards Cross Members (GX), includes a light lunch.

Cost of pre-booked Caddie Lunch for Thursday 9th May is £10.

Please ensure you select the correct fee payment.

The online entry screen will ask you for your CDH number and contact details (email, phone and address).  Please ensure you complete these as follows:

  • Email address is the email address to be used for all competition information
  • Address must be the billing address for the credit card used for payment

Thursday 9th May 2024:
County Championship: 36-hole stroke play qualifying for the Gross match-play rounds. Includes Intermediate Championship (for players aged between 18 & 25 on 1 January 2024).
Handicap Competition: 18-hole stroke play qualifier for the Net match-play rounds.

Club Competition: If there are 3 or more players from one Club, they are eligible to enter the Club Competition. The winning Club will have the lowest aggregate score of 3 net scores from the morning round.

Entry for 36 Hole Championship Qualifier
Entry For 18 Hole Handicap Qualifier

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May 2024:
Leading 8 scratch scores over 36 holes go through to the match play stage of the County Championships. Leading 8 net scores from the Handicap Competition and the first round of the County Championships (unless qualified for scratch match play) go through to the Handicap match- play stage.

Closing date for entries: 12 April 2024.

Terms of Competition
Spring Meeting Poster

For further details please contact Competitions Secretary

2023 Spring Meeting

Incorporating the County Championship, Intermediate Championship, Handicap County Championship and 18 hole Handicap Competition

The Buckinghamshire County Ladies Golf Association Championships in our Centenary Year, renamed the Spring Meeting, incorporated the County Championship, Intermediate Championship and introduced, from this year, the Handicap County Championship and 18-hole Competition, held over three days at Flackwell Heath Golf Club. The 36-hole qualifying rounds and the 18-hole Competition were held on Wednesday, 10th May (results below) with the top 8 Scratch players and Net players moving forward to matchplay on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May.

On the 10th May, the ladies tee’d off in handicap order with the 18-hole ladies following the first 18 of the 36-hole players. The first scorecard returned was Ella Butteriss’ with a new course record of 69 surpassing that held by Kelly Knight which was set the last time the County Championship was played at Flackwell Heath Golf Club.

The Inaugural 18-hole Competition was won by Jackie Taylor (Wexham Park GC). The 18-hole ladies enjoyed their lunch and prize presentation as the 36-hole ladies set off on their next 18 holes. Sadly, in came the bad weather with downpours and hail. But, even in these miserable conditions, good scores were returned. Ella Butteriss (Beaconsfield GC) won the best 36-hole gross score with 139 and Amelie Jones (Harewood Downs GC) (Course Handicap 9) came in with an outstanding net score of 138. In her second 18 holes shooting 6 under her handicap with a net 65. Our Intermediate Champion was Megan Dennis with a 36-hole gross score of 140.

Our Finals Day on Sunday brought a beautiful sunny Spring Day.

With our Scratch Finalists Ella Butteriss (Beaconsfield GC) and Megan Dennis (Woburn GC) both playing off plus 3, we were in for a treat.

The match went to the 19th and never had more than a shot between the outstanding young ladies. Between the two, there were 13 birdies, with 3 holes halved with birdies.

Both fathers caddied and were very supportive of their daughters throughout the 3 days; Ella’s father had even travelled back from Dubai to be her caddy.

Ella won the match on the 19th with yet another birdie. If they had had a scorecard in their hands it would have been another course record. Such was the quality of the golf over the 3 days that spectators young and old, watched in awe.

Our Inaugural Handicap Championship Final was played between Claudia Weston (Gerrards Cross) and Shannon Holt (Flackwell Heath) with Claudia giving 5 shots. The match was keenly followed by County President Lynda Hilton who would present the Lynda Hilton Centenary Trophy, for the first time, to the winner alongside a Flackwell Heath contingent that were keen to cheer on their local girl.

The first five holes were very close with Claudia going 1 up on the first and Shannon winning the 2nd to tie the match, which was still All Square after 5 holes. Shannon won the 6th and then hit the pin with her chip on the 7th, sinking the putt for a good up and down and went 2 up. Shannon followed this with a birdie 2 on the 8th to go 3 up. The 9th hole was halved in birdies.

Claudia won the 10th and 11th to bring the match to 1 up to Shannon who then won the next 3 holes to go Dormy 4 up. Claudia played four excellent holes including nearly eagling the 15th when her 2nd shot went to about 8 inches from the pin with a long, uphill shot-in from about 170 yards. The match was back to all square on the 18th green.

Claudia was on the green in 2 on the first play-off hole but left her putt short. Shannon was pin high with her 2nd shot just off the green on a steep bank and played a soft chip close to the hole. Claudia missed her 2nd putt leaving Shannon with a short putt which she made to win the inaugural Handicap Matchplay Championship.

Many thanks to Flackwell Golf Club for their generous and meticulous hosting throughout the Competition. Over the 3 days, the Course was presented in exceptional condition considering the prevailing weather conditions over the week. Our thanks therefore go to all Flackwell Heath staff and Members for their unstinting support.

Finally, congratulations go to Ella Butteriss from Beaconsfield GC, our 2023 County Champion, for retaining her title and to all the ladies who competed over the three days. See more photographs below.

Jackie Maher
Competitions Secretary

10th May Results

36 Hole Competition - Gross Results
36 Hole Competition- Net Results
18 Hole Competition- Results

2023 County Championship - Scratch Matchplay

Round of 8 Semi-Final Final Champion
Ella Butteriss (Beaconsfield) [1] Ella Butteriss (Beaconsfield) [1]
Ella Butteriss (Beaconsfield) [1]
1 up
Ella Butteriss Beaconsfield [1]
Rachel Mackinlay (Harewood Downs) [8]
Amelia Curtis (The Lambourne) [4] Lulu Leetham (Buckingham) [5]
Lulu Leetham (Buckingham) [5]
Megan Dennis (Woburn) [2] Megan Dennis (Woburn) [2]
Megan Dennis (Woburn) [2]
Georgia Lloyd (Buckingham) [7]
Lily Robinson (Buckingham) [3] Lily Robinson (Buckingham) [3]
Amelie Jones (Harewood Downs) [6]

2023 County Championship - Net Matchplay

Round of 8 Semi-Final Final Champion
Claudia Weston (Gerrards Cross) [1] Claudia Weston (Gerrards Cross) [1]
Claudia Weston (Gerrards Cross) [1]
Shannon Holt Flackwell Heath [3]
Pam King (Gerrards Cross) [8]
Demi Maxey (Abbey Hill) [4] Demi Maxey (Abbey Hill) [4]
Bridget Andreas (Harewood Downs) [5]
Thilanya Rajapaska (Beaconsfield) [2] Thilanya Rajapaska (Beaconsfield) [2]
Shannon Holt (Flackwell Heath) [3]
Mary Hipperson (Ellesborough) [7]
Shannon Holt (Flackwell Heath) [3] Shannon Holt (Flackwell Heath) [3]
Libby Koivio (Harewood Downs) [6]

Results Archive

Results 2023 - Matchplay Results & Photographs, Qualifying Rounds - Gross & Qualifying Rounds - Net

Results 2022 - Matchplay Results & Photographs, Qualifying Rounds - Gross & Qualifying Rounds - Net

Results 2021 - Matchplay Results & Photographs,   Qualifying Rounds - Gross & Qualifying Rounds - Net

Results 2020

Results 2019

Results 2018

Honours Board

Intermediate Champions

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