Gloucestershire Ladies' County Golf Association

Draft AGM Minutes 2017.pdf

AGM Agenda 2018 Hatherley Manor.pdf


The 2018 AGM/lunch will be held on Monday 12th February 2018 at The Hatherley Manor Hotel Down Hatherley Lane Gloucester.

 News and Results 2017 


Match report from Captain Jane Barrett.

The much anticipated match against the Men was our last game of the season was held at my home Club Cotswold Edge. The course was in great condition and even the weather was sunny and calm.

The men as always insisted on playing off the yellow tees and my pleas to our Greenkeeper to swap yellow and white tees for the day fell on deaf ears –“We thought you would like to keep it friendly and move the reds back near the yellows” – ha ha. 

The matches were played in great spirit and everyone enjoyed themselves afterwards with a carvery, pudding and cheese board. The men put wine on the tables and judging from the level of noise and laughter a good time was had by all! 

Early results looked promising but despite our best efforts the day ended with a win for the men 5 ½ -2 ½ so the Trophy has been relinquished.

Well done to all the ladies that played and thank to everyone who has played this year.

Sorry for delay in publishing, holidays intervened, many thanks go to Captain Jane from all who played for a good choice of courses enjoyed by all.


Match report from Captain Jane Barrett 

More than forty ladies travelled to the Wychwood Golf Club Lyneham Oxfordshire for our end of Season Away Day. The bowmaker format is always popular and it was great to play with Ladies I had not partnered before. 

2016 captain Di Pierce made the journey from Dorset on her way to Spain and it was lovely to catch up with her. 

The staff at the Wychwood looked after us well and with our flag flying over the clubhouse we tackled the course and the delicious buffet with equal enthusiasm. I must say I fared better with the latter! 

The nearest the pin hole for the Silver players proved impossible with balls either landing in the water or the greenside bunkers. It was, however, successfully negotiated by Andrea Moores who was pipped on the Bronze nearest the pin hole and she was duly awarded her rightful prize. 

Prize winners on the day were: 

Nearest the pin:  Silver Andrea Moores. Bronze Gill Wood 

Longest drive: Silver Megan Mills. Bronze Denise Eland. 

Team Results: 

Third on Countback: Carol Weeks, Wendy Martin, Gillian Ashton 69 points, 34 pts back 9 

Second on Countback: Brenda Oxford, Judith Callaghan, Andrea Moores 69 points, 36 pts back 9 

First Mel Squires, Pam Pickthorn, Denise Eland 71 points. 

New rules say winners have to organise next year! 

Congratulations to all who took part.


Prize Winners from the Fun Away Day at the Wychwood Golf Club




GLCGS V SOMERSET Monday 4th September

Match report from Captain Jane Barrett 

Our match against Somerset this year was at Tall Pines Golf Club. To say it is near Bristol Airport would be an understatement; the planes are taking off alongside of the fairways! 

The weather as always this summer had been poor but the persistent rain from Sunday had settled to a mean drizzle as we drove to the Course and as the day progressed it became warm and humid and the brollies stayed in the bags. 

Somerset Past Captains have a different system to us with a large Committee but no Captain and Susie, Captain for the day had been very efficient filling in cards before I arrived but unfortunately had not understood 10% of the difference in handicap so shots had to be recalculated. 

We had plenty of time and everything was soon sorted. Gloucestershire had 7 Ladies playing their first Match of the Season. Considering we only have one Match left that was amazing Thanks to all who played and especially Pauline Smith who stood in at the last minute. 

Sue Sturman and I had a very friendly game with our opponents, with our score of a half reflecting this. 

The results were very tight with everything resting on the final Match. We waited by the final green as Barbara and Kay – who now plays in Somerset but is a past Captain of Bristol and Clifton- shook hands with their Somerset counterparts and declared a draw! 

So the Match was halved and I have yet to record a win! 

Well Captain hopefully it will be a win for the last match of the season.



Match report from Captain Jane Barrett 

The ladies of Lydney and Forest of Dean Golf Clubs provided our Challenge Match this year and hosted the game at Lydney Golf Course. 

We were met by the ladies busily making us tea and coffee and setting up the tables ready for our meal afterwards. They really do everything themselves! 

 The weather was perfect (statistically it had to happen once a season) but previous rain had made the clover just off the fairways very tough to get out of. Obviously hitting straight would have cured that but I like a challenge. 

Most pairings for the Challengers were made up of one lady from each club and Sue Turley and I took on Jill Mullan from Lydney who was Captain of our Society in 2004 and despite celebrating her 80th birthday this year was a formidable opponent along with Liz from FOD. 

Luckily for me Sue knew the course and played brilliantly to bring us a win but we were in the minority. 

The buffet to follow was much appreciated. 

It is lovely to play smaller clubs like this and we all appreciated how much work the ladies put in to host the event. 

The result was a win for the Challengers 5 ½ to 2 ½.



Match report from Captain Jane Barrett 

Our Match at Shirehampton against Dorset was once again dominated by summer weather. 

Margaret, the Dorset Captain was on the phone at 8am asking if her team should travel as it was pouring with rain but I could say with a clear conscience that it was dry here (at that moment ) so the Match would go ahead. 

Shirehampton Park is a daunting course at the best of times but as we ate our bacon rolls looking out at the wind and showers typical of an early August day I relished the prospect! 

Actually we were extremely lucky that the rain mostly held off and the course was in great condition. 

Our early results looked promising but unbeknown to me one of our team had been taken ill that morning and Vice-Captain Barbara had to take on two ladies on her own and give shots to both, an impossible task. 

The meal following was delicious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and were glad they had travelled. 

The result was a half, four matches each.



 Match report by Captain Jane Barrett

This is the biggest match of our year with 20 players a side due to the popularity of the event.

The venue this year was Forest Hills Golf Club and as Ladies arrived it became clear that half of the Vets side were also eligible to play for us, including a past GLCGS Captain – thanks Sue Johns!

Pairings were announced with a Greensomes format making play quicker hopefully with the bigger field.

I partnered Lorna Sparkes whose brainchild the event was and who had donated a superb Rose Bowl for the winning side. Unfortunately in the two years this had been played we had been second best so we were hoping for third time lucky.

There were a few squally rain showers but on the whole the weather was kind and the course in great condition.

Leading from the front we secured a win and retired to the balcony overlooking the 18th green with non-playing Vets Captain Rose Hook to cheer the Teams in.

Early results looked good but a few defeats in the middle brought us closer and the final result was a draw, 5 wins each.

A lovely meal followed with much chatter and laughter, the whole day was great fun for both sides

Many thanks to all who played for GLCGS, we get the trophy for 6 months in time for our AGM and hopefully it will be ours to keep!



"One hand on the Rose Bowl at last, hopefully two next year!"



Match report by Captain Jane Barrett  

Cumberwell Park was the venue for our match against Wiltshire and the umbrellas were up again but for a different reason – the temperature soared to 30 degrees! 

We had a two tee start which meant that no one had too long to wait and we all finished close together. It was a shame that the designers thought that two toilets and two showers were enough for the ladies changing room!  

The course was in good condition and with sunburnt fairways the ball certainly ran well although the greens were difficult.  

The meal was very welcome and judging by the noise level everyone enjoyed themselves. 

All of the matches were close but somehow the result was a win for Wiltshire by 6 ½ to 1 ½.


Thanks to all of the Gloucestershire team, we battled hard. 



 Match report by Captain Jane Barrett

After the cancellation of our Match v Oxford on 17 May due to horrendous weather I was worried that I may become the first captain never to play a game!

However overnight rain cleared and the beautiful views from Broadway Golf Club could be appreciated by all.

The Gwent Team arrived by coach as tradition dictates with a sprinkling of supporters and both teams enjoyed sandwiches and coffee before pairings were announced and introductions made.

Both teams had low handicap players but by chance they were pitted against each other so not too many shots were given. I think the 16 shots I had to give a Gwent lady was the biggest margin.

All of the matches were keenly fought and several went to the last hole before a result was decided.

A delicious meal followed with much lively discussions and laughter resounding around the Club House.

Thank you to all the Gloucestershire Ladies who played.

Result GLCGS 2 ½ - Gwent 5 ½



 Report from your Vice Captain Barbara Smyth:

The day finally arrived, and the most important aspect didn’t let us down – no rain.  A touch chilly in the morning, but the weather improved as the day went on.  Jane had everything prepared down to a tee.  It was a day of fun and friendship, meeting old friends and new, chewing the fat, analysing our games and of course playing golf (except for Jane who had to work all day keeping things running smoothly). 

Thanks are due to the wonderful team of Cotswold Edge ladies (and some gentlemen), who manned the registration table, made lovely little flower arrangements for the tables, guided us around the course and took charge of the halfway house. We also had help from some of our society members who were unable to play, but gave up their day to support us.  As we arrived at the halfway house golfers were treated to Pimms and strawberries and delicious shortbread biscuits – much to our delight.  I was hoping that my golf would improve after the Pimms, but it had the opposite effect! 

A big thank you to John Barrett who acted as starter for the entire field (I did ask, but he swore he wasn’t losing the will to live!) placed and collected all the markers and was generally a terrific support.  He even had to look after grandchildren after school!  He must have earned a lot of brownie points! 

Mike Mancktelow did a wonderful job as usual, collating and displaying results as they came in on his fantastic tailor-made system – what would we do without him?? 

Cotswold Edge catering did us proud with a delicious running buffet of great variety and scrumptious puddings, much appreciated by the incoming golfers.

 A full list of winners is available by opening the pdf, but just a few special mentions.  Andra Knight retained the Captain’s Salver for the best gross score (next year we’re making her play with balloons on her clubs) with a terrific gross 82.  Jackie Berry scored a magnificent nett 70 to win the Chamberlain Cup and Nicky Edwards had a tremendous 37 points to win the Summer Bowl.

 The biggest thank you of all must go to Captain Jane Barrett for organising such a warm, friendly, efficient day for all of us.  Thank you Jane 😊

PS from your Captain: A special thanks to Barbara who coordinated all the entries for the meeting and with the rest of the committee works hard to make my life easy!  JB

A few prize winners from the Summer Meeting.






The inaugural GLCGS Bowmaker was held at Lansdown Golf Club on Tuesday 25th April 2017. Lansdown is the "newest" Club in Gloucestershire with the Ladies Section transferring from Somerset this year making their Past Captains eligible to join GLCGS which they have done with enthusiasm. Seventeen teams of three GLCGS Members played on a bright but very cold day.

Special mention must go to Sarah Nannestad who flew in from a destination in 40 degrees heat that very morning and then encountered snow during her round!Some teams were from one club and others a mix of friends making the most of an opportunity to meet up and play.

 Prize winners were: 
1st    Jane Lakin and Pauline Brown from Brickhampton with Prue Taylor from Thornbury.  79 points

2nd   Millie Parker, Sonia Phipps and Margaret Ruxton from Lansdown.    77 points

3rd    Marilyn Slater, Yvonne West and Mary James from Chipping Sodbury.   75 points

4th    Andrea Dawson, Barbara Watson and Penny Brazier from Naunton Downs.   74 points

Nearest the pin was Jane Lakin.

I would like to thank my Committee members Barbara Smyth, Sue Trewin and Jackie Berry who helped get this new completion off the ground. Also Jacky Smith, newly retired Committee member who is not playing at the moment due to an injury who was there for the whole day manning the reception table and then checking the cards after play.Grateful thanks also to Millie and Sonia from Lansdown who liaised with me before the day and also provided table flowers.

Thanks to all who came to support such an enjoyable day, feedback suggests this may become an annual fixture.



Sixteen New Captains and four committee members met for bacon rolls and coffee at a very busy Brickhampton Court Golf Club. Gloucestershire Men's captains must have heard we were coming and arranged to play their Spring Cup on the same day!

We played on the 9 hole course in a team of four playing the yellow ball format. It was a fun game even for the team that lost their yellow ball early in the game.

Sandwiches and chips followed amidst much chat amongst the New Lady captains getting to know each other and discussing their year ahead and new friendships formed.

Prize winners were

1st       Barbara Smyth, Liz Dodd, Lorraine Lewis, Jackie Bradley.

2nd      Jane Barrett, Suzanne Wheeler, Linda Carney, Brenda Corfield.

Thanks to everyone who came to support the day.

Ensure you download forms from the Fixtures page

 GLCGA Name Badge (Brooch) Order Form - UPDATED November 2017

The updated form to order your red GLCGA name badge is attached.  You can either order by post or online, and they are a relatively cheap one-off expense (£5.00 for one line, £5.30 for two if you want to add name of your golf club).  It is very helpful when members wear their name badge at our events.


The GLCGS crest badge is available to purchase at the Summer Meeting, Fun Away Day and AGM or by contacting the Secretary or Vice Captain at any time.    

Crest Badge


Please look at Fixtures page for downloadable Summer Meeting, Match and Away Day Forms


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