Gloucestershire Ladies' County Golf Association

Gloucestershire Veterans v Warwickshire at leamington & County GC on 3rd July 2017


AND that so nearly moment for Lyn Blandford on the 15th.


Gloucestershire Veterans v Somerset at Wells GC on 26th June 2017


Gloucestershire Veterans v Oxfordshire at Cotswold Hills on 21st June 2017

 This was my second match of the 2017 season held at Cotswold Hills Golf Club. The match was being played on the hottest day of the year but thankfully there was a slight breeze. All the ladies arrived happy, looking forward to the game and chatting with each other, even though the night before I had received an email from the Oxfordshire Captain to see if the match was still going ahead. All the Gloucestershire Ladies arrived even though one lady’s husband was poorly but she didn’t want to let the side down and Di Hawkins stepped in at the last minute to cover Jean Mullins who had been poorly for a week but had hoped to play. Everyone came well prepared for the hot weather with freezer packs and several bottles of water. The club had a cold drink water system in place on the 9th hole and I brought along bottles of squash to help keep the fluid levels up. Everyone teed off on time and were all chatting happily with their partners.

The club kindly let me use a buggy and I drove the course making sure everyone was coping with the heat. All was well and as they came in on the 9th hole and their spirits were still up.

Eventually the groups started to trickle in and only one group came in early have lost 5 and 4, seemingly the others held out until the 17th. Sadly, Gloucestershire was beaten by Oxfordshire and although we lost 7 ½ to ½ this did not reflect how the game was played. All agreed it was a very close game. One team halving their game on the 18th.

Everyone was in good spirits after a shower and a well-earned drink before sitting down for a lovely meal which everyone enjoyed.  The caterers were thanked for providing the excellent meal with a few different meals for the people who did not like fish.

Unfortunately, we were well and truly beaten but all agreed they had enjoyed their game and the course which was in excellent condition.

Oxfordshire 7 1/2  Gloucestershire  ½

Rose Hook, Captain North

Ready for Action!

On perhaps the longest and hottest day of the year?



 Millennium Trophy played May 2017

Report by Eve Clements Assistant Competition Secretary

I am pleased to report an increase in entries and participating clubs as you can see in the table below. Entries received increased to 129 with an increase in both divisions.  I am pleased to say results arrived promptly with all competitions played within date, in the correct divisions and alongside a club qualifier. The results were very close between 42 and 39 points. Thanks to the Vets Reps for their assistance. 

Several reps contacted me for clarification especially over the 2017 form as for some reason some did not in all cases have a column for Stableford points.

Entry Statistics over the last 4 years


No of Clubs     
























Millennium Trophy Results 2017


Overall winner



Olive French

21+21=42      Stinchcombe Hill






Mary Griffiths

   20+20=40       Westonbirt




Anne Crawley

18+21+39        Cotswold Edge




Jane Madden

21+18=39        Henbury






Liz Hussey

20+21=41        Long Ashton




Jennie Field    

20+20=40       Rodway Hill




Kate Rowe

23+17=40       Thornbury

 Apologies         Gloucester, Knowle, Shirehampton, Painswick

Not included      Forest of Dean, Forest Hills, Lansdown, Lydney, Newent, The Bristol, Puckrup

Gloucestershire Veterans v Witlshire at Wrag Barn GC on 13th June 2017

 This match was held at Wrag Barn Golf Club in almost perfect golfing weather. My team all arrived promptly and we were given a warm welcome by Pam Megarry the Wiltshire Captain. The format was 4BBB and after seeing  all the teams drive off,  Pam , her treasurer Diana and myself were able to play 9 holes behind the match.  After 7 teams coming in we were all square with just one match to determine the result. After some nervous minutes   , this went to Wiltshire , so sadly we lost 3 1/2 to 4 1/2. We then had a wonderful 2 course buffet meal and so thanks must go to Pam for all her hard work in organising a very enjoyable day and to Wrag Barn for hosting this match .

Finally a big thank you to my team who all played well and in good spirits.

Jacky Watson, Captain South

Gloucestershire Veterans v Worcestershire/Herefordshire Veterans

 Bransford Golf Club 5th June 2017

 This was the first match of the 2017 season, held at Bransford Golf Club. It was also my first match to host.

 The day began quite well for me because I thought I was going to have to play but luckily Judy Thomas felt she was alright to play with her injured shoulder. All the ladies were arriving happy, looking forward to the game and chatting with each other despite the inclement weather.

 Di Hawkins was collecting the money for the meal and about 10.30 said ‘I am just waiting for one more person’, Elaine Smith. Fortunately, I had taken the Reps sheets with me so quickly ran outside and phoned her. She had completely forgotten when the match was being played and was in Portugal, so I was playing again. Out came the clubs and we were ready to play.

 The previous evening I had thought to look at the course map, only 14 lakes and where there weren’t lakes there were bunkers. I am pleased I had the opportunity to play albeit the weather was like the course rather wet and windy but fortunately most of the rain stayed away until after the game was over.

 Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and were happily chatting over an enjoyable meal.

  As Liz Evans and myself checked the results as they came in I was optimistic of a change in our fortunes because before the last result came in we were all square, 3 1/2 each but sadly once again Worcestershire beat us.

 Worcestershire/Herefordshire 4 1/2  Gloucestershire 3 ½

 Rose Hook, Captain North

A damp and windy day, but still smiling

and afterwards a meal and speeches



Vets Match v Juniors at Shirehampton Park on 1st May2017

Our first match of the season was held at Shirehampton Park Golf Club against a great team of Juniors organised by Alex Saunders. After some last minute handicap reductions for the Juniors the teams were ready to play in lovely dry weather . Our President, Carole Stratford arrived to give her support  and encouragement as the teams drove off  on the first. Our Ladies were up against some very low handicappers and although we lost 3& 4 , this was an amazing result for the day. The match was followed by an excellent meal and plenty of it as we did have some very hungry Juniors !

My thanks go to all the hard working  staff at Shirehampton for making us so very welcome and agreeing to host this  very enjoyable annual event . Also a big thank you to the chef who was very helpful with some last minute dietary requirements.

Finally I must congratulate the Juniors for their win but also a big thank you to the Ladies for their great team play on the day.

 Jacky Watson, Captain South

Results of Brockworth Salver held at Henbury GC on Thursday 11th May 2017



Jean Hardinges


Henbury G.C.



Division 1









Barbara Watson


Naunton Downs


36pts c/b



Sylvia Mills


Shirehampton Park


36pts c/b



Barbara Smyth


Cleeve Cloud


36pts c/b

Division 2









Sandra Robinson


Long Ashton





Lynne Rutter







Angie Sykes




33pts c/b

Division 3









Sheila Smith-Justice




41pts c/b



Sue Loader




41 pts



Sandra Hampson


Ross on Wye



Super Vet 75+


Mary James


Chipping Sodbury



 The TROPHY and VOUCHERS will be presented at the AGM on Monday 6th November 2017 at Cotswold Edge Golf Club.

The Brockworth Salver is an individual Stableford and today 122 ladies met at Henbury Golf Club to play for the prize of a beautiful silver salver.

Apart from one or two small showers the weather remained fair and warm if a little overcast.

Sheila Smith-Justice, the Veterans’ Representative for Henbury G.C., organised a team of starters and ball spotters who did an admirable job and our thanks go to them all.

Our thanks also go to the Henbury Secretary, Sue Elliot, Green staff for the condition of the course, Caterers for keeping us all fed throughout the day and the Professional who was most helpful.

The field was divided into three handicap divisions 0-20, 21-26, 27-36. and also 14 Super-Veteran entries. Well done to everyone who entered and I look forward to seeing you all at the Summer Bowmaker on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 at Broadway G.C. 

Pat Righton  Competition Secretary

 As a result of feedback from the Club Representatives Meeting

The committee discussed the matter with regard to entries for the Brockworth Salver and Autumn Trophies.  It was decided that the general view of the ladies was that they sign up in 3s at their club, knowing that it is an individual competition, but it is also a social outing for them.

Therefore there will be no change and please be assured that unless you enter individually or in pairs you will be kept together for these competitions.

2017 Club Representatives Meeting held on Monday 13th February at Cotswold Edge

At least 24 clubs were represented at the meeting today and it was great to see many new faces who have taken on the role of Veterans' representatives for their Clubs.

Coffee and cake was ready for everyone on arrival and it gave the ladies a chance to introduce themselves and have a chat.

This meeting was an opportunity to ask questions and to receive guidance and instruction of how best to fill in match sheets and competition sheets. This was also an chance to collect extra competition sheets and also their members fixture cards.

It was a great way to meet everyone and start the new season.


2016 AGM held on Monday 7th November at Cotswold Edge

This was a celebration of the achievements for the Veteran Ladies of Gloucestershire throughout 2016. To remind yourself of the highlights please go to the archives and re-visit at your leisure.

Unfortunately quite a few of the winners were not with us on this occasion, but you can enjoy recognising the ladies who did receive prizes presented by our chairman, Colleen Seymour.


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