Welcome to the Members' pages of the Bedfordshire Golf Club
Welcome To All Our New Members - Sept 2019
Having reported earlier this year that we have seen a record number of New Members joining the Club over the last twelve months, we're delighted to report that the steady flow has continued through the summer months.
Particularly pleasing is that New Members have joined us in all main categories and the feedback we have received is that they feel welcomed by the existing Members and that they already feel part of the Club - this a great tribute to all our existing Members and we thank you.
Just in the last couple of months alone, more than 20 new Members have joined including nine Full Members.
They are: Andrew Ashall, Darren Behan (Country), Simon Evans, Jamie Maling (Junior), Wilfred Mulwa, Paul Naudo, Derek Purnell and Joe Walker.
In addition, eleven people have become Members of the Par 3 including:
Donna Collins, John Cook, Maxine Cook, Robert Culbert, Catherine Culbert, Silvano Forestiero, Toshiro Kawanishi, Peter Keene, Sheri Munns, Terri Parker and Graham Strachan.
We have a new Social member in the form of Jackie Walker.
And finally, we're pleased to say that have a number of new Junior Par 3 Members (Eaglets), and this has largely been facilitated by our Professional Golf Coaches Richard and Steve. Well done to them and we look forward to our new youngsters aspiring to the golfing heights that our very own Roisin Scanlon has already - at the tender age of 12!
Improving Your BGC News Experience - August 2019
We hope you enjoy reading the BGC News each week to keep up to date with all that's happening at Bedfordshire Golf Club. We value your feedback and try to improve the way we report news.
One aspect of the BGC News email which some of you found a little frustrating was the need to click back into the email after reading each news story on the website where they are all posted. With this in mind, we have, for the first time, added links at the end of each article in this week's edition, which click straight through to the next article.
Please simply click onto the 'Next Story' link at the end of each article to avoid the need to go back to the email each time. If however, you prefer to be selective in the stories you read, please just click directly onto the story of interest from the email sent out to you each Wednesday.
New Bag Tags for Full Members - August 2019
We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be issuing smart new bag tags for Full Members (all categories of Membership which provide playing rights to both courses).
These will be issued at the time of Membership Renewal in September, ready for the 2019/20 Club year. Members who have already paid through until September 2020 can collect their new bag tag from Lynne/Sue in the office immediately.
Please ensure that your new Bedfordshire Golf Club bag tag is attached to your golf bag whenever you play the courses at Stagsden as it will help us and protect you when staff are checking that Green Fees have been paid correctly by those playing the Stagsden Course.
New Members - Feedback from Meet & Greet, Social Event - Saturday 1st June
We were delighted to see so many of you at our New Members 'Meet and Greet' event on Saturday 1st June, which was hosted by our Club Captain, Andy Brown, our Ladies Captain, Hilary Denny, and other members of the Club Board and General Committee.
The feedback received was very positive, with many commenting on about how welcomed they have felt since joining the club. Those who enjoy social golf also how said easy it has been to join in the 'roll-ups' throughout the week and meet other members with whom they have made new friendships.
Many other new members were otherwise engaged playing golf on Saturday afternoon or didn't feel the need to join us, so we would simply say, we really hope you are all enjoying your time at Bedfordshire Golf Club, but if you have any queries or suggestions for improving things, please call Lynne, Sue or Ruth in the office and let them know, so that we can make the most of your ideas to benefit everyone.
Record Numbers of New Members Join BGC - April 2019
Bedfordshire Golf Club is clearly seen as 'The Golf Club of Choice', if the number of New Members joining is anything to go by. Counter to the national trend, Bedfordshire Golf Club can announce a record number of new members joining the club since the start of our club year in October with nearly 100 in all categories (in just six months)! Whilst the majority of these are Full Members benefiting from the full facilities on offer, we also have many new Par 3 Members (individual and families), Juniors and even a few new Social members. This is a great position for the club to be in.
We all know that the facilities we have at Stagsden are second to none in the area, but it obviously goes further than that. We receive many positive messages from prospective members and those who have joined, that we are a friendly and welcoming club - one that people feel comfortable at. Also, we receive great feedback from guests who have visited the club for events. That of course, is down you, our members, so thank you for being such great people.
Of course, without new Members, the club would not be able to invest so heavily in our future and we hope you see the continued improvements in facilities around the club, from course equipment (usually our biggest annual investment), to the courses themselves, the driving range/pro shop and club house.
With so many New Members joining the club over the last 12 months, we thought it would be a good idea to invite all of you, and indeed any of our members who would like to attend, to an **informal 'Meet and Greet' welcome event** on Saturday 1st June between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Our Club Captain, Andy Brown and our Ladies Captain, Hilary Denny, will both be there. In addition, some members of the Club Board and Committee will also attend to meet as many of you as we can. Please call Lynne, Ruth or Sue in the office on 01234 822555 ex2 to let us know that you wish to attend. We look forward to seeing you on the day.
Whether you are able to join us at this event or not, we hope you are enjoying your early months at Bedfordshire Golf Club and remain with us for many years to come.
We encourage you to join in the off-course social events activities, as this is another way to meet others. Our Social Event Calendar is published on this website at: https://bedfordshiregolf.com/member-information/news-magazine-social-events/social-events/
We always value feedback, so if you would like to comment on any aspect of the club, please either use one of the many feedback forms on the website, or just pop into the club office and speak with Lynne, Ruth or Sue on 01234 822555 ex 2.
The Members' Information section of the website features pages (via the drop down menu above or by clicking on the page titles below) covering all aspects of the club in which members are active or might be interested. These include:
TEE RESERVATIONS - The latest tee reservations & timings for next two weeks and a link to the club Tee Arrangements which details 1st tee/10th tee match format timings.
NEWS, MAGAZINE & SOCIAL EVENTS - Current and recent editions of the Recorder newsletters are featured here along with details of upcoming club social functions.
COMPETITIONS - Future Competitions, Competition Results, Handicaps. This page provides links to Masterscoreboard for all official club competition results, the start sheet for upcoming competitions and current handicaps of all members.
MEMBER SECTIONS - including Men's, Ladies, Seniors, Juniors for which links are below each header.
RECIPROCAL GOLF - Details of arrangements with other local clubs where Bedfordshire GC members may play free of charge or at discounted rates.
RULES & INFORMATION - A range of documents are available from this page including Club Rules and Advisory Leaflets.
BGC AGM & GENERAL COMMITTEE - password links to AGM & Committee Meeting minutes via member log-in.
Bedfordshire Golf Club members are welcome to provide any feed back on any aspect of the club to the management or administration teams using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.