Ladies Competitions & Winners
Super Scores for the Pauline Sampson Trophy
Another baking hot day started the Festival Weekend off with the Ladies Pauline Sampson Trophy. With the course running well in these continuing Mediterranean conditions, some fabulously high scores were recorded amongst the ladies, resulting in some significant handicap cuts.
1st, Brenda Beard - 40 points
2nd, Mandy Mayes - 39 points
3rd, Barbara Talboys - 36 points
Bedfordshire GC Ladies Shield Team
Shield Team Results Finely Balanced
Bedfordshire Ladies Shield match team are fighting hard and currently mid-table having some excellent wins under their belt against Aspley Guise, Dunstable Downs and Leighton Buzzard. Results so far played 6, won 3 lost 3
Beale Bowl Boost For Rosemary
A great win this week for Rosemary Harris in the Beale Bowl. With a good turnout and high scores all round on a blissfully cool day, the top performers were as follows:
1st Rosemary Harris
2nd Paddy Richardson
3rd Linda Lewington
4th Joan White
Texas Scramble - 3 July 2018
A break from qualifiers led to 33 ladies in teams of 3 playing this enjoyable format on yet another gorgeous sunny day. Summer 2018 continues to deliver on the sunshine front.
Choosing which ball to play and ensuring everyone played the appropriate number of drives kept us all on our toes.
1st - Sam Turnbull, Sue Cribb & Jane Anderson
2nd - Paula Parker, Susan Coxon and Brenda Beard
Rose Bowl & Quaich - 23 & 26 June 2018
These beautiful trophies always attract a good field of ladies as one is available for both the silver and bronze divisions. The weather was exceptionally hot with little shade to shield players but 27 ladies managed to compete over the 2 competition days.
Rose Bowl Trophy Winner, Barbara Talboys - Nett 73
2nd, Paula Parker - Nett 74 (cb)
Quaich Trophy Winner, Helen Nellis - Nett 70
2nd, Jane Anderson - Nett 73
The Midsummer Trophy - 19 June 2018
On a glorious summers day, 13 pairs of ladies played for this popular and aptly named trophy. Some good scores were recorded resulting in the Lady Captain winning on her birthday with Brenda Beard.
1st - Judi Monico & Brenda Beard, 41 points
2nd- Sue Marsh & Margaret Seabrook, 39 points (cb)
3rd - Barbara Talboys & Sue Bailey, 39 points
Judi & Brenda can be seen celebrating their win.
Ladies Jubilee Flag Trophy
A very dreary & wet start for the morning ladies, resulted in some people wishing they had stayed at home. However later in the day it brightened up so the afternoon ladies had a drier and sunnier round. Ladies were chasing the 'Flag' and trying to get to the furthest point on the round with their individual SSS of 72 plus their handicap. Mandy Mayes played a magnificent round reaching the 19th hole to secure the trophy for herself.
1st Mandy Mayes
2nd Susan Coxon
2018 Ladies Championship
On World Ladies Golf Day, Bedfordshire Ladies gathered for their annual Championship event. Club Captain, Jim Godfrey accompanied by Keith Turner acted as starters to see off the individuals competing to be Club Champion, best gross score and Savill Salvers, best nett score both played over 36 holes.
In the afternoon more ladies joined to compete for the Millennium Trophy, best nett score over 18 holes which also includes the 1st round of the Club Championship played in the morning.
In the evening, we gathered for a carvery dinner, prize giving, speeches and to congratulate Sally on her 14th win of this lovely trophy.
All the results
Club Champion (Best Gross over 36 Holes)
Winner, Sally Shayler – 147 Gross
Runner Up, Margaret Seabrook – 163 Gross
Savill Salver (Best Nett over 36 Holes)
Silver Division Winner, Margaret Seabrook – 149 Nett
Runner Up, Chin Fern Griffiths – 153 Nett
Winner, Jane Anderson – 146 Nett
Runner Up, Sheila Fairey – 155 Nett
Millennium Trophy (Best Nett over 18 Holes – excluding 1st place winners above)
Winner, Chin Fern Griffiths – 73 Nett
Runner Up, Sue Bailey – 75 Nett
Congratulations to all the winners who are pictured with their trophies.
Veterans Spring Trophy - 30 May 2018
A gloomy and wet morning slowed conditions considerably and reduced the field of participants. Nevertheless a small group of dedicated senior ladies turned out to compete in the inaugural competition for this pretty trophy played over 13 holes.
1st place, Heather Houchin - 22 points
2nd place, Trish Hind - 15 points
Ladies Ping 4BBB - 29 May 2018
Some tight scores this week for this national competition with the top two teams potentially moving forward to the next round. 39 was the winning score, with 4 pairs tied on 37 points. Torrential rain caught out the last few groups coming home but this did not impede the final group of four who 'swum' in as the two winning pairs.
Congratulations to Paula Parker & Susan Coxon with 39 points and winning for the 2nd year in succession and Janet Broomhall & Mandy Mayes coming in 2nd on countback with 37 points.
MacMillan Trophy - 22 May 2018
The largest field of ladies in 2018 met to play for the MacMillan Trophy which had been rescheduled following the poor weather in April. All competition entry fees are donated to the MacMillan charity.
1st place - Frances Godfrey, 34 points
2nd place - Chin Fern Griffiths, 32 points c/b
3rd place - Louise Wells, 32 points
Adams Trophies & Dinner
On a fabulously sunny day, with the course in magnificent condition the annual Adams Day Trophies were competed for. Three trophies were available, Adams Trophy for Division 1 & Adams Cup for Division 2 played over 18 holes. The Adams Salver was played over 9 holes by the senior ladies.
1st Sally Shayler - Nett 75
2nd Toni Miller - Nett 77
1st Helen Nellis - Nett 70
2nd Jane Anderson - Nett 74
1st Edna Turner
In the evening the ladies gathered for the annual dinner and a talk by Joe Nellis about the background to the evolution of the school in Ghana that is Ladies Captain Judi's charity this year.
Enjoying the Adams Dinner
Sue Claims her Second Win of the Season
Sue Bailey claimed her second win of the season advancing to the next round of the Senior 2000 competition. The competition was played over 2 days and she was the clear winner of the England Golf Medal with a Nett 73. Close behind were Louise Wells on countback (74) and Dot Moroney (74).
Hilary Hops to her First Win of the Season
At last a Tuesday dawned dry and sunny, if a bit breezier than some would have liked. 26 ladies turned out for only our second qualifier of the season, the Bunnie Smith Trophy. Hilary ran out the winner, closely followed by Jane and Margaret.
1st place - Hilary Denny, 32 points
2nd place - Jane Anderson, 30 points
3rd place - Margaret Seabrook, 28 points
Congratulations to Hilary on her first win of the season.
Sue Claims First Trophy Competition of the 2018 Season
After the wettest start to the season that anybody can remember, our first qualifier of the year was played on the 24th and 27th March in the form of the Nesta Ednie Stableford.
The field was smaller than usual for a qualifier as code red had returned but Sue Bailey ran out the winner with 26 points.
Well done to all ladies who played in such difficult conditions.
1st Sue Bailey - 26 Points (cb)
2nd Hilary Denny - 26 Points
3rd Lyn Allen - 25 Points
Winner, Sue Bailey
Margaret Marches to 4 Club Victory
In the ladies 'Three Clubs and a Putter' Competition over 13 holes last week, some excellent golf was played in cold and breezy conditions. Good scoring was, of course, harder to achieve with just three clubs for all the shots from tee to green, but some managed the challenge better than others. With all the results in, the best scores were as follows:
in 3rd place with 17 points was Anne Foulkes
in 2nd with 19 points was one of our Past Ladies Captain's, Helen Nellis
but the overall winner with 21 points was another Past Ladies Captain, Margaret Seabrook
Congratulations to Margaret and well done to the others who came so close.
Some hot refreshment was enjoyed by all afterwards at the 19th hole as everyone warmed up again.
New Ladies Captain Tastes Victory on her Drive-In Day!
Our new ladies Captain, Judi Monico and her partner Sue Cribb achieved the best ladies pairs score in the Captains' Drive-In Better-ball Stableford Competition on Sunday.
In breezy and tricky conditions, they beat new Ladies Vice-Captain, Hilary Denny and her partner, Past Captain, Anne Harris into second place.
In third were Jane Anderson and Sue Marsh.
All the ladies who took part in the competition, and many others, then attended the Drive-In Lunch to support their new Ladies Captain at her inaugural event and to hear her first (second time around) Captain's speech!
Ladies Winners, Judi and Sue
Senior Ladies Christmas 9-Hole Competition - 8 December 2017
Senior Ladies Salver for Best Aggregate Score over 9 Holes over 2017 Season
The senior ladies met on a beautiful sunny but eye-wateringly cold day for their final competition of the year; the course looking stunning in the winter sunshine and frost. The Christmas Competition counts towards the Salver so 2 prizes were available today. There were some great performances from the leading contenders leading to a very close result in the Salvers Competition.
1st Charlotte Walsh 17 pts
2nd Anne Harris 16 pts
3rd Sue Bailey 14 pts
Salver – Awarded to the lady with the best aggregate 3 scores over the season
1st Anne Harris 56 pts (count back)
2nd Hilary Denny 56 pts
3rd Charlotte Walsh 51 pts
Post golf, everyone was very pleased to get inside for a festive light lunch of soup, sausage rolls, mince pies and hot drinks
All the winners
Playing the 4th
Overall Aggregate Winner Anne
Senior Ladies' Rose Bowl 18 hole Stableford, 26th October 2017
1st Chin Fern Griffiths 37pts (NQ)
2nd Nicki Reynolds 33pts (NQ)
3rd Hilary Denny 30pts (count back)
4th Anne Harris 30pts
Nearest pin on 6th - Chin Fern Griffiths Nearest the line on 12th - Sue Moore
The Senior Ladies Rose Bowl competition is the closing season finale for the senior ladies. 17 ladies took part on a calm & overcast day with some superb performances recorded from our newcomers Chin Fern Griffiths and Nicki Reynolds. However as newcomers they did not qualify to win the rose bowl trophy, which was awarded to Hilary Denny who narrowly beat Anne Harris on count back.
A celebratory lunch was enjoyed by all & the prizes awarded.
Tyley Cup - Treasurer v Handicap Secretary foursomes, Halloween, 31st October 2017
Result: Treasurer 2: Handicap Secretary 5
On a mild Halloween morning, seven foursomes set off round the course hoping not to encounter any ghoulish experiences down in the woods. Some raced ahead whilst others plodded along at a most sedentary pace, many not even knowing for whom or what they were playing for.
The Tyley Cup is the annual match between the Handicap Secretary and the Treasurer – but who had spirited away our Handicap Secretary?
The finishing line was crossed, a hearty soup and warm crusty roll eaten and the missing Handicap Secretary magically restored in the Clubhouse.
The Treasurer (Sam Turnbull) hadn't a ghost of a chance, and the evidence was manifested in a 5: 2 victory for the Handicap Secretary (Judi Monico), in her last year in the post and her team.
Photos include Judi receiving the trophy from Sam, some very happy team members and an apparently camera-shy Sheila!
Kimbolton Cup – 17 October 2017
Result – Captains Team 3 – Secretary’s Team 4
Winners - The Secretary’s Team
The Kimbolton Cup is a longstanding traditional match between teams headed up by the Lady Captain and the Lady Secretary. The teams are drawn in advance for a foursomes match play competition.
On a calm and pleasant Autumn day, with fairways and greens running rather quickly the ladies went in to battle for the historic Kimbolton Cup. The teams were very well matched, producing a tightly fought conquest with Sheila’s Secretary’s team running out as the winners, 4 games to 3.
Pictured with her trophy, retained again from 2016 is Sheila with a gracious in defeat Lady Captain, Anne.
The team Captains with the Kimbolton Cup
Ladies President's Putter - Tuesday 10 October 2017
On a wild, wet & windy Tuesday in October, 33 ladies played for the President's Putter, hosted by Club President Roger Willis.
In a tight fought contest with the weather definitely a factor, results were as follows:
1st Place - Dot Moroney 32 points
2nd Place - Chin Fern Griffiths 30 points
3rd Place - Hilary Denny 29 points
Having recovered after a challenging round, they all gathered in the Club Lounge for afternoon tea.
Many congratulations on her win to Dot Moroney, who can be seen here with President Roger Willis and the celebratory Putter.
Winner Dot Moroney with President Roger Willis
Grannies Cup (18 hole Stableford) 3rd October 2017
1st Chin Fern Griffiths 34 pts
2nd Margaret Seabrook 30 pts
3rd Noreen Tattam 29 pts
A lovely autumn day with lots of sunshine for today's competition which celebrates the Grannies and Step Grannies amongst us. Well done to Chin Fern, for another trophy win and for getting a handicap cut too.