Ladies Competitions & Winners 

Ladies Senior County Championships 
The Ladies Senior County Championship was held at Bedfordshire Golf Club on Thursday 15 June 2017. It proved to be a very successful day for our club. 
 
The Layaway Putter is awarded to the best club team and was won by the Bedfordshire Ladies Team of Margaret Seabrook, Brenda Beard & Sheila Fairey. They are pictured below proudly holding the magnificent trophy with Heddwen Molloy, County President and Kate Price, County Seniors Captain. Congratulations to them all. 
Sheila Fairey came 2nd in the Ladies 2nd Division competition (see below) 
Anne Harris won the best score for the Front 9 - below receiving her prize 
Midsummer Trophy, 18 hole stableford,10th and 13th June 2017 
Results: 
1st Sue Cribb & Jane Anderson 41pts 
2nd Heather Houchin & Louise Wells 37pts 
3rd Sally Shayler & Sheila Fairey 37pts 
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A lovely day to play golf, with warmth, light winds, and the course in great condition. A delight for the appropriately named Midsummer Trophy with some excellent performances. 
The Ladies Club Championships take place on Tuesday 27 June. 
 
We welcome entries from all lady members for either the 36 hole or 18 hole competitions. 
 
The days’ events are followed by an informal dinner in the evening when the prizes will be awarded. 
 
Do come and join us - sign up sheets are on the noticeboard in the ladies changing room. If you cannot make it to the club to sign up, do contact Lynne in the office and she will arrange for your name to be added to the appropriate competition. 
 
We look forward to seeing you all there. 
18 Hole Medal and Joan Baxter trophy, 3rd and 6th June 
A small band of intrepid golfers played the medal on Saturday 3rd, but the Tuesday version was cancelled in the face of torrential rain and howling winds. The Joan Baxter trophy will be competed for later in the season on 19th September. 
Saturday medal Result: 
1st Kate Broughton nett 76 (35)... 
2nd Juliet Johnson nett 82 (15) 
Ping 4BBB stableford played 30 May 17 
 
1st Paula Parker & Sue Coxon 38pts 
2nd Jane Anderson and Dot Moroney 37pts 
3rd Juliet Johnson & Barbara Talboys 37pts 
4th Mandy Mayes & Anne Harris 34pts 
A rather overcast and windy day provided its challenges for the assembled pairs. However, congratulations are due to the leading pairs because there were some good scores posted. We wish Paula and Sue well in the next round. 
Adams Trophy & Dinner 
 
The Ladies Adams Dinner on the 16th May, was a very jolly affair with 39 ladies and (BGC Member) Nick Willis, who gave an amusing and tongue-in-cheek after Dinner speech which was very well received. 
 
During the proceedings, the Adams trophies were presented. The Adams Trophy for 2017 was won by Carol Farnworth - her 4th victory in this event. Well done Carol. 
The Adams Cup was won this year by Hilary Denny - congratulations Hilary. 
Unsurprisingly for such impressive performances, both ladies had their handicaps cut! 
Above: Carol Farnworth with the Adams Trophy 
Above: Hilary Denny with the Adams Cup 
Above: Ladies Captain Anne, with Nick & Anne Willis 
Bedfordshire Golf Club proudly hosted the 2017 County Championships 
 
The sun shone, the clubhouse was decked out in the county colours, and everything prepared to welcome the competitors in the County Championship. Geraint and the team even fixed a few last minute technical issues before everyone arrived to ensure no-one was inconvenienced - so well done to them. 
 
Bedfordshire Golf Club itself was well represented, with Sally Shayler and Margaret Seabrook in the final stages of the Championship, and Sheila Fairey and Sue Cribb into the Semi-final of the County Cup 
 
On the first morning Sally beat Bridie Quinn from South Beds and Margaret beat Gill Westgate B&C on the 21st hole a very exciting match. Sally won again in the afternoon , this time against Stephanie Scott from AG & WS, but Margaret unfortunately lost to Sophie Hillier. 
 
On Saturday, Sheila Fairey and Sue Cribb played their County Cup semi-final matches, unfortunately both losing (to Linda Humphries Millbrook and Rachael Bryan AG&WS respectively). They each played well and did Bedfordshire GC proud, so well done girls. In the final, Linda Humpries beat Rachael Bryan on the 19th hole to win the County Cup. 
Above: County Cup Winner Linda Humphies (Millbrook), Rachael Bryan (AG&WS), Sheila Fairey & Sue Cribb (BGC) 
Back to the County Championship and in the semi-finals, Sally was unfortunately beaten by Sophie Hillier - albeit on the 20th hole, whilst in the other match Annabel Pitts from Beadlow Manor beat Sophie Mills from JO'Gaunt. 
In the final Annabel Pitts beat Sophie Hiller to become the 2017 County Champion. 
Above: Annabel Pitts (Beadlow Manor) and County President, Heddwen Molloy 
Above: County Championship Semi Finalists, Sally Shayler (BGC) Sophie Mills (J'OG) with County President, Heddwen Molloy 
As for the Championships as a whole - the team from Bedfordshire Golf Club received many plaudits about the quality and presentation of our course and also our hospitality. A big thank you must go to Geraint, Lynne & Mags, the green staff, and the bar and catering staff for all their hard work during these 3 days. Well done everyone. 
 
Thank also to the members of Bedfordshire Golf Club for their co-operation in helping to make this a most successful event; you are a credit to the club. 
Winners at County Championship event - Sheila Fairey & Sue Cribb 
 
The County 2nd Division meeting was played recently at Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands GC and I'm delighted to say that our very own Sheila Fairey won, with Sue Cribb coming a close 2nd. 
They will now play for the 2nd Division Championship on Sat 13th May "at home" at Bedfordshire GC. In the morning Sheila will play Linda Humphries Millbrook GC and Sue will play Rachel Bryan AG & WS GC . If they beat their opponents they will be playing each other in the afternoon. Please come and support our girls. 
The Ladies Senior County Championship was held at Bedfordshire Golf Club on Thursday 15 June 2017. It proved to be a very successful day for our club. 
 
The Layaway Putter is awarded to the best club team and was won by the Bedfordshire Ladies Team of Margaret Seabrook, Brenda Beard & Sheila Fairey pictured with the magnificent trophy, Heddwen Molloy, County President and Kate Price, County Seniors Captain. Congratulations to them all. 
 
Sheila Fairey came 2nd in the Ladies 2nd Division competition 
 
Anne Harris won the best score for the Front 9