Gloucestershire Ladies' County Golf Association

 GLCGS Results & REPORTS 2024



                               Heather Earl (The Kendleshire) Chamberlain Cup       Mena Terrell (Lilley Brook) Best Gross           Jane Barrett (Cotswold Edge) Bennion Trophy

                          Vets Trophy       Transfer of Captaincy     Congratulations Jenny Clink on her OBE

                                                                                                                               Thank you to Pat Spencer


Twelve of us met at Thornbury Golf Centre, 8 new Lady Captains and 4 past Captains. I had decided the Friday before that the course was too soggy to play on and made alternative plans.

After an introduction to each other we enjoyed pre-golf delicious, generously filled bacon and sausage baps with tea or coffee. Then we went onto the Driving Range to play a fun competition on the TRACKMAN. I chose the front 9 at Adare Manor in Ireland. This will be the next home venue for the Ryder Cup, in 2027. It was fantastic fun, you had to think and sometimes just laugh as we were playing a “virtual” course with no wind, rain or mud. Very strange given our weather conditions for the past several months. The ball was running to say the least and there were a couple of VERY good scores off the White tees. Let’s just say that we are available should the European Captain need us!  Later we had a Nearest the Pin competition on the par 3 7th hole at Pebble Beach. We each had three attempts off and three ladies got on the green. Some went down onto the beach, which sadly was out of bounds but looked appealing in the on-screen sunshine. 

After a one course dinner we enjoyed more chat, had the presentation and I sold many items of clothing kit. 

I had many emails and kind words afterwards saying that the ladies had enjoyed the event and felt encouraged to come to matches and events. This was the idea of the day, to show that we have fun and are inclusive. 

Winners : Hidden partners 9 hole competition. 

1st place Sharon Crawford (Long Ashton) and Jackie Pask (Thornbury)

2nd place Chrissie Savage (Bristol & Clifton) and Michelle Craker (Cotswold Edge)

Nearest the Pin : Karen Alexander (Forest Hills) a fantastic 16 ft from the pin. 

Prizes donated by Simon Craker. 

Thankyou to all of the ladies for coming and to the Thornbury Ladies, Jackie Jackson, Jackie Pask and Jenny Dennis for your help around the clubhouse

Michelle Craker 2024 Captain



After several,days of phone calls and will we/won’t we discussions the rain stopped and the sun shone for us at Tewkesbury Park GC

15 ladies arrived and most of us had not played golf for several months due to our courses being closed and no no buggies. 

As usual, friends reunited and we set off for -  as most said -  a walk to try and play some golf. 

The course played remarkably well and most ladies managed 18 holes. 

The meal afterwards was very good and welcome as we were all hungry. 

Two ladies tied for first place in the Stableford competition,On count back Jane Barrett won with 31 points and Michelle Craker came second. Amazing amount of points given the conditions Congratulations and ‘well done’ to both of you and well done to everyone for playing.

Val Bland, Past Captain 



57 Present and Past Lady Captains signed up to play in our first event of the year.

After the wettest winter on record, I hoped for better weather on Monday but unfortunately it was not to be. The ladies were battered by very strong winds and the last few teams out got very wet. Still, this did not prevent the ladies saying they enjoyed playing the course which was in superb condition. 

We were given a warm welcome in the clubhouse from the staff at Forest Hills and excellent food after play added to the atmosphere and enjoyment. The weather did influence the scores however All were very close. 

1st place Jane Barrett Cots Edge,Sue Trewin Brickie,Barbara Smyth Cleeve 71 points 

2nd place Laura Barnett,Jenny Fisher,Rachel Hill..Kendleshire. 67 points 

3rd place Pam Dukes,Ellie Teasdale Ross GC Debbie Griffiths SHGC…66 points on countback. 

NtPs 8 th Jose Wilson, Ross, 14th Laura Barnett, Kendleshire, 17th Debbie Griffiths SHGC 

Guess the price of the Hampers (winners Sue Chance SHGC and Lizzie Claridge BCGC) raised £165 for Gloucestershire Girls Golf 

Val Bland Past Captain

     1 Jane Barrett Sue Trewin Barbara Smyth               71
     2 Laura Barnett Jenny Fisher Rachel Hill                 67
     3 Michelle Craker Susie Tolson Heather Earl          66
         Pam Duke Debbie Griffiths Ellie Teasdale            66
         Carolyn Thompson Sefton Hooton Carol Lane  66
     6 Helen Kirby Kath Thorne Lynn Rutter                     63
     7 Gill Smith Lynn Lavender Alison Coombs             62
        Christine Dooley Rosie Williams Sue Bull              62
    9  Carole Weeks Sue Rees Susie Unwin                      60
    10 Deborah Davies Lynn Relph Jill Wargen               59
          Ann Sedman Yvonne West Marilyn Slater            59
          Roz Morris Jenny Bryer Bunty Purbrick                59
    13 Val Bland Deb Hill Jackie Watson                             58
    14 Kate Williams Ruth Hughes Debbie Casling        56
    15 Josie Wilson Sally Lawrence Hazel Day                55
          Celia Watkinson Pam Redgers Jane Malone      55
    17 Sue Chance Mary Sullivan Lynn Jones                   54
    18 Sarah Nannestad Gwen Knight Steph Hopes     49
    19 Pauline Brown Alexis Hill Lizzie Claridge              4



GLCGS were pleased to welcome Oxfordshire Past Captains to Lilley Brook Golf Club on May 29th.

Thankfully the forecast changed and the thunderstorms stayed away, we just had a very brief shower, and some of us even took our jumpers off at times!

The course was in great condition but the hills were pretty tiring! We were glad to get into the clubhouse for a rest and good meal of Hunter’s Chicken or Brie and Cranberry Quiche, which seemed to go down very well. 

Thanks to all of the ladies for being so brilliant with communication beforehand and for a sterling job on the course. It is all for fun of course, but I am delighted to report a 5-3 victory for us in my first match at the helm.

Special thanks to Moya Kitchen and Jenny Clink for coming to welcome us and to make sure that everything was satisfactory throughout the day. Very kind and very much appreciated.

I can’t thank the Club enough for a very well-organised day, admin to caterers to the green staff. Well done GLCGS, here’s to many more happy times together.

Michelle Craker Captain 2024




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