Gloucestershire Ladies' County Golf Association

 Results & REPORTS


 Jackie & Deborah                  Mary & Jackie                            Jan, Jackie, Denise & Gail                            Pat, Andrea, Jackie & Gill                      Bobbie, Barbara, Jackie & Sue


48 ladies from all over Gloucestershire descended on Newport Golf club for our annual away day. The impending arrival of Hurricane Lorenzo had us worried, but the morning was dry and calm. However, the threat of getting wet was an effective discouragement to slow play!

As usual for this event, we played a bowmaker in teams of 3, selected at random so that ladies did not play with members of their own clubs. Judging by the decibel level of conversations both before and after the golf, everyone got on famously! Seriously, it is an aim of the society to promote friendship among ladies from different clubs, and that is why some of our events are played to this format. We do have a Bowmaker event at the beginning of each season in which ladies can enter teams from their own clubs or friendship groups.

The course was in lovely condition considering the recent heavy rain, and – oh joy! – the bunkers were non-compulsory GUR! The views were splendid and the course looked wonderful, full of red-clad ladies’ groups. In the end the weather did kick in, but only the last few groups were affected, and not severely.

As I was organising this event, I went out last and arrived in last. One of the best moments was arriving into a clubhouse full of laughter and chatter. I so hope that all the ladies enjoyed the day as much as they seemed to. Thank you very much to all those ladies who supported our away day and all of our other events in 2019, in spite of all your club commitments. And, of course, thank you to all at Newport Golf Club who were so helpful and friendly and supplied us with such delicious food.

The away day is primarily a social occasion, but there were some prizes, as follows:

Nearest the Pin on 2nd : Deborah Davis (Naunton Downs)

Nearest the Pin on 14th : Mary Sullivan (South Herefordshire)

3rd (66 points): Gail Howells (Thornbury)

Jan Axten-Rice (Puckrup)

Denise Eland (Chipping Sodbury)

2nd (70 pts): Gill Smith (Knowle)

Andrea Dawson (Naunton Downs)

Pat Spencer (Minch New)

1st (74 pts): Barbara Smyth (Cleeve Cloud)

Bobbie Woodley (Tracy Park)

Sue Johns (Kendleshire)

What a lovely selection of Gloucestershire clubs among the prizes!

Barbara Smyth

Past Captain (past!)

GLCGS Summer Meeting - 20 June 2019

We were welcomed to Chipping Sodbury Golf Club by our Lady Captain, Jackie Berry. Several of the Chipping Sodbury Ladies were on-hand to deal with the Registration Desk and (once the chef had arrived) we enjoyed the obligatory bacon roll and coffee before heading out onto the course.  After days of very wet weather, the forecast was good and after a light shower first thing, the sun came out and we were able to see this lovely course in all its glory. Jackie must have been a very good girl over the proceeding few weeks for the gods to shine on us that day!

Some of us hadn’t played the course before and found ourselves haunted by The Ditch which kept making an appearance. The Course was in great condition and the greens, in particular, were some of the best I had seen this year. The Halfway House was manned by more Chipping Sodbury ladies and we were provided with some lovely savouries and cakes together with Pimms and soft drinks.

On completion of the golf we enjoyed a cold buffet and strawberries and cream together with a little retail therapy with golf clothing available to purchase. It was time to catch up with old friends and exchange news.

Our thanks go to Geoff Slater and Trevor Mildren for looking after the starting for the day, the staff at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club for presenting the course is such great condition and looking after us in the Club House and the ladies of Chipping Sodbury Golf Club for giving us such a warm welcome.

A special mention must be made of Mike Mancktelow who once again prepared all the cards and kept the scores. For those who have not been involved in sorting out the various competitions that take place on the day, it is quite complicated and Mike takes all the hard work on his shoulders. I am delighted to say he is already booked again for next year.

So, to the results.

64 ladies played on the day and the main winners were:-

Captain’s Salver (Best Gross) Sefton Hooton Rodway Hill

Chamberlain Cup (Best Nett) Denise Eland Chipping Sodbury

Summer Bowl (Best Stableford) Ann Sedman Chipping Sodbury

Bennion Trophy (Best Past Lady Captain of the Society) Jane Barrett Cotswold Edge

Silver Gross Carol Weeks Thornbury

Silver Nett Jane Barrett Cotswold Edge

Silver Stableford Jill Wargen South Herefordshire

Bronze Gross Joanne Leith Chipping Sodbury

Bronze Nett Marilyn Slater Chipping Sodbury

Bronze Stableford Jo Cunningham Naunton Downs

Obviously local knowledge was needed looking at the number of winners from Chipping Sodbury!!!

The raffle raised £201 which was divided between the Chipping Sodbury Lady Captain’s charity and our charitable donations.

Thank you Jackie for organising such a lovely day for us all.

GLCGS  Vs Veterans 12th July at The Players

GLCGS NEW CAPTAINS’ DAY – Monday 15th April 2019

Thankfully the day dawned clear and bright, but with a chilly wind, for our first event of the 2019 season.  A huge contrast to last year’s miserable conditions following a very wet spell.  As previously the event was held at Brickhampton on the Glevum course which was in great condition following a warm dry spell of weather.  As always were received a warm welcome and excellent service from the Brickhampton staff.

Five groups of ladies set off for our 3 player bowmaker which included 4 committee members and 11 new captains.  The scores were very close and the competition was won by Brenda Oxford (Kendleshire), Sefton Hooton (Rodway Hill) and Ros Fenney (Puckrup Hall).

It was lovely to meet the new Captains and enjoy a day of friendly golf and lively discussion and several of the new captains commented on how good it was to meet other new captains to discuss various issues and share ideas and to realise that many issues applied to most new captains and not just them!  It was particularly helpful to have Brenda and Gillian attend as they are both on their second time around as Captain of their clubs.

The committee wish all the new Gloucestershire lady captains a successful, enjoyable and sunny year.


Our first event of the year was our third annual Bowmaker at Naunton Downs.  The previous weekend (Easter) had brought us record April temperatures and beautiful weather so I was hopeful!  However, Storm Hannah had other ideas!  The day stayed dry, but it was very windy and rather cold.  The ladies of the GLCGS are tough, though, and headed off resolutely to play golf with friends and admire the lovely Cotswold countryside.

When I broached the possibility of playing this year’s Bowmaker at the course of last year’s winners, I flippantly suggested that it would be a good chance to win it again!  I didn’t expect them to take me up on it!!!  The team of Hazel Day, Veronica Courtney and Andrea Pegler were just one surname away from being the identical winners (last year it was Andrea Dawson).  Congratulations to our worthy winners who scored 71 points on a difficult day.  The runners-up were Pam Duke, Nesta Hirst and Rosemary Williams from Ross-on Wye with 68 points.

The winner of the Nearest the Pin competition on the 4th was Veronica Courtney and on the 6th it was Liz Dodd from Cirencester.  Nearest the Pin in 2 on the 17th was won by Gilly Wood from Henbury.  Congratulations to all these ladies for excellent shots which ended up very close.  The only 2 of the day was scored by Jane Barrett from Cotswold Edge on the 6th.

Many thanks to Nick in the pro shop who managed all the results so efficiently for us, to Teri in catering for the lovely food and to Linda who served us with a smile all day.  Our thanks are also due to Naunton members Chris Grady and Nicole Arkell who kindly gave up their time to help us with registration, to Bob Knight our starter for the whole field and to Barbara Watson and Pat Knight who waited to handle any problems before our committee team finished. 

Thank you to all of the teams who supported our Bowmaker, which is now firmly established as an annual event.  It was wonderful to have 25 teams from all over the county at Naunton Downs.

Barbara Smyth (Past Captain)

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