Bedfordshire Golf Club - Seniors Section 

 
Tim Bailey Takes the Helm in the Men's Seniors' Section 
 
Tim Bailey has now taken over as the Men's Seniors' Captain from Terry Mizzi. Delighted at his appointment, he said "...it is a honour and privilege to have been selected as Seniors' Captain for the forthcoming year". 
 
A 'local lad', Tim was raised in Lavendon and now lives in Broughton, Near Milton Keynes. A relative newcomer to golf, (having picked up a club less than 4 years ago) he has experiencing all highs and lows of golf in a short space of time. Tim says he has made many new friends in the Seniors', and can only hope that when he gets to the age of some of them, he is still enjoying the game as much! 
 
He is away celebrating his 60th Birthday over the coming weeks, but plans to be on the course as much as possible in 2018. 
 
Tim asks that everybody abides by course rules and etiquette, and accepts decisions that sometimes have to be made by others. If anybody has any issues, or just wants to say hello, he'd be pleased to hear from you. Tim says that he has some ideas which will hopefully be beneficial to our course and members and will post these early in the new year, but if others have any suggestions, he'd like them to get in touch with him to discuss them. 
 
Finally, Tim commented, "l wish you all good health and good golfing, and an exciting year ahead and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible, either on the course or in the bar". 
 
Ladies Night - A Dinner by Candle Light including Music and Song 
 
Some 32 members of the Seniors Section accompanied by their wives and partners enjoyed a wonderful evening of food, music and song, in celebration of the annual Ladies Night Seniors Event. 
 
Chef presented a three course menu by Candle Light which created a very romantic environment. Specially designed table decorations of glasses, flowers and candles supplied the perfect ambiance for the evening. 
 
The main event was young Joe Bygraves, who entertained everyone for 30 minutes, with popular music and songs from the eighties. Encouraged to sing along, it wasn't long before a full chorus to Hey Jude could be heard ringing around the Biddenham Suite! Joe completed the evening with his final song, Robbie Williams - Angels. 
 
The evening was concluded with a wonderful poem presented by Tina Pollard the Seniors Ladies Captain, confirming how much we all enjoyed the camaraderie, and the overall evening. 
 
Terry Mizzi - Seniors Captain 
BGC Seniors' Section 
 
The Men’s Senior Section is a very active section within the club with over 180 members over the age of 55. 
 
There are numerous competitions throughout the year with a Seniors' Championship, Invitation & Captain's days. In addition there are over 25 matches per season played against other clubs on a home & away basis; all members are encouraged to represent the club. The 2017 match calendar is shown below. 
 
There is a modest sub payable (£5 per annum), which covers entry to all Competitions and the engraving of the various trophies which are presented at the AGM in October each year. 
 
The Seniors Section is an officially recognised group with the Seniors' Captain sitting on the General Committee. 
 
Every weekday morning, there are groups of senior golfers offering friendly roll-up golf, to be enjoyed. All senior members will find a group to play with. 
 
So why not join us? Further information can be obtained from Lynne or Mags in the General Office. Call 01234 822555 x2 
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Competition Results in Detail 
 
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2017 Seniors Matches & Events Diar
 
The 2017 – 2018 Seniors Committee is: 
Captain: Tim Bailey 
Vice Captain: Phil Rajotte 
Treasurer: Rob Mayfield 
Match Secretary: Phil Rajotte 
Secretary: Nick Serrecchia 
Past Captain: Terry Mizzi 
Competition Secretary: Tim Whitwham 
 
 
 
 
Inter Club Match Results 
 
Bedford (Home) WIN 6.5 - 1.5 
Kettering (Away) LOST 3.5 - 4.5 
Brampton Park (Home) WIN 5 - 3 
Leighton Buzzard (Home) WIN 4.5 - 3.5 
South Beds (Away) WIN 5.5 - 2.5 
St Ives (Home) WIN 6 - 2 
Pavenham (Away) LOST 1.5 - 4.5 
Wellingborough (Away) LOST 3.5 - 4.5 
Luton Hoo (Home) HALVED 3 - 3 
Luton Hoo (Away) LOST 2.5 - 3.5 
South Beds (Home) WIN 5 - 3 
Beds & County (Home) WIN 4.5 - 3.5 
Beds & County (Away) LOST 3 - 5 
Aspley Guise (Away) WIN 5 - 3 
Wellingborough (Home) LOST 2.5 - 5.5 
Pavenham (Home) WIN 5 - 1 
Leighton Buzzard (Away) LOST 2 - 6 
Kettering (Home) WIN 5.5 - 2.5 
St Ives (Away) WIN 4.5 - 3.5 
Abbotsley (Home) WIN 6.5 - 1.5 
Brampton Park (Away) LOST 3 - 5 
Aspley Guise (Home) WIN 6.5 - 1.5 
Millbrook (Home) LOST 2 - 4 
The Bedford (Away) LOST 2 - 6 
Millbrook (Away) LOST 2 - 4 
 
Year End Result 
Played 25 Won 13 Lost 11 Halved 1 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 
Wed 18th Four Club Competition 
 
February 
Mon 6th 13 Hole Stableford 
Mon 13th Greensome Stableford 
Mon 20th Pairs BetterBall Stableford  
Mon 27th Yellow Tee Stableford (Q) 
March 
Mon 6th Stephenson Cup Draw 
Wed 8th White Tee Stableford (Q) 
Mon 20th The Bedford (HOME) 
Wed 22nd March Hare Trophy Medal (Q)  
Wed 29th Kettering (AWAY) 
April 
Wed 5th Ken Savill Salver (Medal) (Q) 
Thu 6th Brampton Park (HOME
Mon 10th Scott Cup Draw 
Wed 12th Seniors Championship Rnd 1 (Q) 
Wed 26th Kitchen Trophy Draw 
Wed 26th Leighton Buzzard (HOME) 
 
May 
Wed 3rd South Beds (AWAY) 
Mon 8th Pattison Salver Draw 
Mon 8th Seniors Championship Rnd 2 (Q) 
Fri 19th St Ives HOME 
Mon 22nd Young Plate Draw 
Wed 24th Seniors Championship Rnd 3 (Q) 
Thu 25th Pavenham Park (AWAY) 
70's PLUS 3x9 hole 9 (see bottom of page **)  
June 
Thu 1st Wellingborough (AWAY) 
Wed 7th Luton Hoo (HOME) 
Tue 13th Luton Hoo (AWAY) 
Wed 14th S.Kenny Trophy over 70's 
Mon 19th South Beds (HOME) 
Wed 21st SENIORS INVITATION DAY 
Fri 30th Jim Baxter Memorial Salver 
July 
Thu 6th TATS Summer Comp & Lunch 
Mon 10th Beds & County (HOME) 
Mon 17th Mixed Texas Scramble 
Tue 18th Beds & County (AWAY) 
Wed 19th Seniors Championship Rnd 4 (Q) 
Mon 24th Aspley Guise (AWAY) 
Thu 27th Wellingborough (HOME) 
 
August 
Tue 1st Autumn Eclectic Begins 
Thu 3rd Pavenham Park (HOME) 
Mon 7th Leighton Buzzard (AWAY) 
Mon 14th Bert Hurley Salver (Medal) (Q) 
Wed 16th Kettering (HOME) 
Thu 24th St Ives (AWAY) 
September 
Fri 1st Abbotsley (HOME) 
Wed 6th SENIOR CAPTAIN'S DAY (Q) 
Mon 11th Brampton Park (AWAY) 
Mon 18th Senior Mixed Waltz POSTPONED 
Thu 21st Aspley Guise (HOME) 
Mon 25th The Bedford Challenge Cup 
Fri 29th LADIES NIGHT 
October 
Mon 2nd Barry Allen Trophy (Stableford) (Q) 
Wed 4th Millbrook (HOME) 
Mon 9th Bedford AWAY 
Wed 11th Captain v Vice Captain Match 
Fri 13th Autumn Eclectic Ends 
Mon 16th White Tee Stableford (Q) 
Wed 18th Senior Mixed Waltz NEW DATE 
Fri 20th AGM and DINNER 
Tue 24th Millbrook (AWAY) 
Mon 30th Yellow Tee Medal 
 
Notes ** 
70's PLUS - Veterans Bedfordshire Trophy (May) 
Played over 27 holes 
9 on Academy course 
9 on Front Main course 
9 on Back Main course 
Played during May June July 
Card to be nominated before play 
November 
Mon 6th Absent Friends Cup (Stableford) 
Mon 13th Texas Scramble 
Mon 27th Greensome Stableford 
Thu 30th TATS Xmas Comp & Lunch 
December 
Wed 6th 9 Hole Stableford & Xmas Lunch