Gloucestershire Ladies' County Golf Association

Gloucestershire Vets v Warwickshire Vets

Brickhampton Golf Club  on 2nd July 2018

The match took place at Brickhampton Golf Club and we were made welcome immediately on arrival. The weather was fine and sunny but quite a strong breeze made the temperature bearable!

The greens were in very good condition but, as with most courses at the moment, the fairways were slightly threadbare and slick.

As with the previous match against Oxford, Warwickshire ladies only have to be 50 to qualify for the Vets. However, our ladies were not fazed by this and many close matches were played in a good spirit. My partner and I were beaten by a very nice pair who played the sort of golf you could only admire! However, we only lost 1 other match and that was on the 18th green.

The overall result was that Gloucestershire Vets won 3 matches, halved 3 and lost 2, making the final score Gloucestershire 4 and a half, Warwickshire 3 and a half.

Well done ladies.

Megan Mills

Captain of the  day



Gloucester Veterans v Oxfordshire Veterans

Wychwood Golf club  on 25th June 2018

The day didn’t exactly have the best of starts when the Oxford captain discovered that the pro shop had us down for a 12.30 tee-off when we were all expecting to start at 10.30! However, after some negotiation and re-organisation from the pro, we were able to start at 11. 

The weather was fine, although rather windy, and all the ladies enjoyed the course, which was in excellent condition.  All but one of the matches went at least to the 16th green and one finished on the 18th. Anne Crawley had an eagle on a par 5, but we came second by 2 matches to 6. 

The Oxford ladies were friendly (and young – 2 were only just 50!!) and we enjoyed the afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cake.

 Megan Mills

Captain of the day


The Millennium Trophy competition has now closed.

Thanks go to the 23 clubs who sent in their results promptly. Eight clubs apologised for a no return three of whom cited torrential rain causing the competition to be abandoned on the same day.

294 ladies entered the competition this year fifty less than in 2017. 

Lansdown Ladies played for the first time and as you will with great success!

There was a range of results, but all entrants are thanked for playing.

The Trophy and prizes will be presented at the Vets AGM on 5th November at Cotswold Edge. Congratulations to the winners.

Overall Winner

Marion Fielding








Trish Ritchie






Carol Symonds






Diane Couch








Barbara Hemmings




Tewkesbury Park


Janet Howarth



c/b 9

S. Herefordshire


Angela Gick



c/b 9

Lilley Brook

Eve Clement

Assistant Competition Secretary


Gloucestershire Veterans v Worcestershire/Herefordshire Veterans

Puckrup Hall Golf Club 5th June 2018

This was my first match of the 2018 season held at Puckrup Hall Golf Club. There had been no last minute messages or emails from ladies unable to play so the day dawned well. The weather promised to be good which was a blessing. I arrived at Puckrup hall in good time and very soon all the ladies from both sides were arriving, chatting with friends, getting coffee and bacon rolls and looking forward to the game.

At the last minute I discovered I was needed to play and my clubs were out ready for the game. I had a lovely partner and good opposition playing partners so the game was most enjoyable, relaxing and fun. The course was in lovely condition and I was pleased to have been able to play.

 After the match we all sat down for a very enjoyable buffet and everyone was chatting and laughing talking over the game they had played.

 At the end of the meal I thanked everyone for coming along and welcomed the Worcestershire Captain Val Evans and the Lady President Ros Weston to Puckrup. Sadly we were beaten again but they were very close games taken to 16th or 17th hole.

Worcestershire/Herefordshire 5 Gloucestershire 3

 Rose Hook

Captain North

 A relaxed start, but wrapped up Ready for the off A family group


Captains Report of Match Vets v Wilts. 23rd MAY 2018 at Cirencester Golf Club

It was a beautiful day for our first match of the year against Wiltshire at Cirencester. The Chef and staff at Cirencester golf club couldn’t do enough for us. The course was in excellent condition.  Thank you to all concerned.

We were welcomed by Venetia the club representative who came along to help.

Rosemary, the Wiltshire Captain was unable to stay but welcomed her players and left everything in the capable hands of her treasurer, Dinah.  I took along Evelyn Lloyd from Tracy Park who did a worthy job of collecting in and balancing the monies.

Everyone seemed to have a very good game, most of the matches being very close, but we were beaten 5 ½ to 2 ½.

The unusual meal of pork chops and mini fried potatoes, followed by lemon tart and strawberries finished off a beautiful day.

Thank you to all who participated.

Bobbie Woodley (Vets Captain South)

Brockworth Salver Wednesday 16th May 2018 at Fitlton GC

On a dry but cool blustery day 126 ladies assembled at Filton GC for the first Vets Competition of the season.

This is the Brockworth Salver which was first played for at Stinchcombe Hill GC in the early 1970s.  It  was won by a Mrs Mary Walwyn who had been a member of the former Brockworth GC after which the Salver was named.  The competition is held annually for the GLCGA Vets Members in May in the North and South of the County alternately.  There were ladies from 19 clubs including 21 Supervets (aged 75+).  The game was played in good spirits and the results are below.

Grateful thanks must go to the Staff and Members of Filton GC for their help and efficiency on the day – not forgetting Julia Colling, Vets Rep at Filton, for her tremendous support and organisation.

The prizes will be presented at the Vets AGM to be held on Monday 5th November 2018 at Cotswold Edge GC.

Please make every effort to attend and collect your Trophy and Vouchers.

Pat Righton

Competition Secretary




Vicky Caulfield




Division 1


Judy Ponsford



34 points ocb



Yvonne Wesbroom



34 points ocb



Denise Laird



34 points ocb

Division 2


Esme Mannering



37 points



Maureen Poole



36 points ocb



Ruth Kirchmeier



36 points ocb

Division 3


Delia Allen



34 points 



Sue Johns



33 points



Janet Turner



32 points

Supervet  75+


Diana Hilton



35 points



Vets Reps Meeting Monday 19th February 2018 at Cotswold Edge

 There was a buzz as club Club Reps met for coffee before the annual meeting of Reps and collected annual cards Sue Johns welcomed everyone to the meeting especially new clubs Alexander Park and Lansdowne as well as Gloucester now a Members Club.  

  Eve Clements thanked all the Vets Reps for their cooperation and responses to her various emails and attachments.She thanked the Committee for their support and hard work over recent months.

 Annette Murfin requested that reps sent subs in one payment by the end of March.

 In her absence Pat Righton’s report was given by Eve explaining the competitions. In 2018 the handicap limit would be 36 but 37-40 handicapsmay enter off 36. Once start times are issued there are no refunds, but Ladies should try to find a replacement and keep the rep and Pat informed. Results are put on the Vets web site and prizes presented at the AGM in November, so reps should encourage members to attend. 

On behalf of Bobbie Woodley and herself, Rose Hook asked reps to encourage ladies to sign up for matches. It would be hoped that every lady would be offered at least one match. Reserves often get the chance to play. Reps were asked to fill in forms carefully especially email addresses.  In 2018 there would be Captains of the Day. The captains are pleased to accept match lists as clubs complete them. In 2018 Reps would be sent match lists when their members were playing.
Hazel Blandford was pleased to accept orders for kit by phone, mail or email and whenever possible kit would be available at events. Sue Johns stated that the website is kept up to date with information, events and results.
The revised Constitution, Buggy Policy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) statement had been circulated but there were no questions. In future when Vets were organising venues for events with Club Secretaries they would also notify reps to avoid clashes.

 Reps were informed that by the AGMin November nominations would be welcome for a Treasurer, Kit Organiser and Vice-Captain North and asked to encourage their members to contact the committee for more information and then to stand.

  Thanks to all who attended and for the kind comments made about the meeting.  Thanks also to Cotswold Edge Golf Club for hosting the meeting.


Vets' Uniform

To see what our uniform is and how to order please click the link below.

Vets Uniform.docx

 AGM 2017 Held at Cotswold Edge on Monday 6th November

On Monday 6th November, Cotswold Edge was packed with Ladies for the 52nd AGM of the Veterans’ Section of GLCGA.

Many arrived early and chatted away over coffee and biscuits as they caught up with friends from other clubs before settling down to a smooth flowing AGM with Annette Murfin as Acting Chair and Eve Clement as Acting Secretary.

Members responded positively to Eve's combined report from the committee and the fact that Annette stated that there would be a reduction in subscriptions for 2018 to £1.

The Captains’ reports elected plenty of chuckles especially as they emphasised the pleasure obtained at matches with plenty of chat and laughter over the meal table regardless of the weather or results.

After the Committee was elected there was just one new face, Bobbie Woodley, who is welcomed as Captain South, which means job descriptions can now be revamped as needed.

It was lovely to see the spread of Ladies receiving prizes due to the varied nature of our competitions and the splitting into several handicap categories rather than just Silver and Bronze.

Despite suffering from side effects from a flu bug I was still able to enjoy being elected as Chairman and the Committee took note of all the comments made under AOB which were followed up in the Committee meeting held directly afterwards.

Photos of trophy winners who were present are below; the Committee list has been updated and the 2018 fixture list entered.

Chairman Sue Johns


 Brockworth Salver

Jean Hardinges



 Vets' Champions 2017

Barbara Smyth & Lyn Cocking

Cleeve Cloud & Thornbury

Silver & Bronze

 Summer Bowmaker Winners

 Cotswold Edge

Janet Duberley, Dee Allen

& Elaine Wheeler

 Millennium Trophy Winner

Olive French

Stinchcombe Hill



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