Women's Golf







The 2019 Partnership Challenge Bowl (handicaps 30-40) was played at Bristol & Clifton GC

In between showers the ladies played 18 holes in relative dry albeit a little windy.  It was great to see the spirit in which the game was played especially when it came to the quirky hedges and walls that needed to be navigated around the course.

We had some new ladies this year and some that were playing their very first competitions but around the table after play conversations were in full flow as to how they enjoyed themselves.


1st Gross - Penny Stevens (pictured) - Alexander Park GC - 112

2nd Gross - Beverly Clease - Tracy Park GC - 116

1st Nett - Janet Jenkins (pictured) - The Kendleshire GC - 82

2nd Nett - Sally Barton - Tewkesbury Park GC - 84

Consolation Stableford Prizes went to Benita Mather (Knowle) and Jenny Berrington (Alexander Park)

Congratulations to all the ladies and thank you to Bristol & Clifton for making us very welcome.






A series of Texas Scrambles have been arranged at different courses around the County for ladies who have completed beginner and improver golf coaching and feel ready to venture onto a golf course.

Players may enter individually and will be put into teams - CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM


The Partnership Ladies are up and running again after a break and to kick off the season are organising beginner and improver coaching sessions in the North and South of the County.

Cotswold Hills GC and The Kendleshire GC are offering a 5-week coaching course commencing Monday 20th February at 11am till 12noon with their female coaches.

To book your place contact either: jamiecaslingpga@gmail.com (North) or emmabrownpga@gmail.com (South)

Following the initial coaching sessions there will be a program of 9-hole fun events around the County to take part in.

2017 Championship Challenge Bowl

The 2017 Partnership Challenge Bowl took place at Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club on Monday 3rd July and ladies with handicaps 30 - 36 inc. took to the hills for the Challenge Bowl Trophy.

The weather could not have been better for the round and scores were reflective of this with countbacks back to 6 involved.

Following 18 holes of medal play the ladies sat down to a lovely meal of lasagne, chips and salad and details of their rounds were discussed.

Gross Prize and the Challenge Bowl went to Susan Reid  (Cotswold Edge) with a G102 and runner up to that was Sally Barton (Tewkesbury Park) with a G111

Nett Prize went to Alyson Matthews n(Bristol & Clifton) with a N71 followed by Alison Ancrum (Cotswold Edge) with a N79

Stableford Prize first place was Sue Moore (Rodway Hill) with 27 pts with Linda Llewellyn (Tewkesbury Park) in second place on a countback and 24pts


Ladies enjoying their lunch Winners:  L-R Alyson Matthews - Susan Reid - Sue Moore



2016 Championship Challenge Bowl 

On a rare sunny day 27 ladies played on the Old Course at Minchinhampton and to some their first time !  Feedback was brilliant with many vowing to come back and play again.

The long rough proved a bit daunting but balls were found and play continued and a couple of the ladies had 2's on par 3's - Eve Gallagher (Chipping Sodbury) on the 10th andf Janice Titley (Broadway) on the 14th.

Following 18 holes the ladies settled in the Clubhouse for a lovely meal and many were heard to be swopping numbers for further games together.

Eve Clements and Lorna Sparkes were on hand to help with the smooth running of the day and we thank them for their time and support to the Partnership.

Prize Winners:

Consolation Stableford: 1st Carol Hughes (The Kendleshire) 35pts - 2nd Kathryn Bellamy (Broadway) 34pts c/b - 3rd Alison Ancrum (Cotswold Edge) 34pts c/b

Nett Prize: 2nd Sue Moore (Rodway Hill) N74 c/b - 1st Helen Shuttleworth (Forest Hills) N69

Gross: 2nd Janice Titley (Broadway) G107 c/b and 1st Amanda Pritchard (Stinchcombe Hill) G101 and winner of the Partnership Challenge Bowl

In a nice way we are hoping not to see the ladies next year as they all should have reduced their handicaps and new ladies will be playing  - Happy Golfing Everyone !!

WINNER: Amanda Pritchard (Stinchcombe) FIRST NETT: Helen Shuttleworth (Forest Hills)
FIRST STABLEFORD: Carol Hughes (The Kendleshire) 35pts Ruling Required: Loose Impediment ??


2015 NEWS


Our 3rd annual Championship Challenge Bowl was played at Tewkesbury Park in beautiful sunny conditions.

This was the first time the Partnership have visited Tewkesbury Park and we were given a very warm welcome by Mark the Professional and Sue Rawles, member and our starter for the day.

Although a little nervous with the challenge of an individual medal competition and playing aat a new venue the ladies set off in good spirits and provided some very respectable scores.  

The entries this year included one new lady and several who have attended previous events, some of these ladies are now playing more regularly and have joined clubs and even have handicaps.  We are always thrilled to hear about the progress of our ladies, and get great pleasure to know that the system is working.

The day was rounded off with a meal of lasagne and chips and a presentation.

Winner: Challenge Vase - Val Menzies Gross 104

Best Nett - Jean Bailey Nett 80

Stableford Results: 1st Helen Suttleworth 28 pts - 2nd Carol Simonds 27 pts - 3rd Liz Clarridge 26pts

Nearest the Pin: Jean Bailey - Longest Drive: Helen Shuttleworth

From GLCGA representative, Lorna SparkesSPRING BOWMAKER

Our 2015 year started with a Bowmaker at Westonbirt Golf Club on 31stMarch 2015. It was cold, it was wet and it was blowing a gale force wind across this beautiful tree lined course. Did that deter 25 ladies? – No, they were wrapped up and keen to get going!

Sent off in teams of mainly three, each team with a  more experienced beginner, who was responsible for marking the score card and ensuring her team stayed up with the pace of the game in front.

For Gail and myself,  it is so rewarding seeing how so many  of these ladies have improved and now are hitting some lovely golf shots, and enjoying their golf, regardless of the weather!

We had several  new golfers who shook in their golf shoes standing on the 1sttee with an audience watching them tee off,  but they did it and they all did exceptionally well.

A lunch of Soup and Sandwiches went down well before play – many  thanks  to Westonbirt School.  And a warm cuppa and some delicious home- made cakes  (baked by the Westonbirt Captain and Vice Captain --thank you ladies!) awaited us on our return.

Our thanks to Kirsty Taylor for her help on the day and for inviting us to Westonbirt, and to    Debbie Casling and Di Geraghty for their invaluable help.

The winners,with 43 points, were  Kate Dymock, Barbara Hart  and Leslie Gallant









Just seven years ago Jane Lakin (pictured) didn't play golf. Heading for retirement she was looking for a new challenge  … and now she is Ladies' Section Captain at Brickhampton Court Golf Club!

Here is her story:

Get into Golf - an article in the local evening paper, with the Gloucestershire County Golf Partnership offering beginners' classes, hit the spot!  I needed a new challenge, something which would get me out in the fresh air, in good company, learning something that I could hopefully improve at.

“I had played hockey and squash in the past, and still played league tennis.........
So, with some trepidation, I made contact, and turned up, keen and very, very green, at the driving range at Brickhampton Court Golf Club.  James was the coach, and he was fun, and encouraging. 

 “Four free lessons at Brickhampton, and then four more at James' club, which is Cotswold Hills - and the journey in golf was under way!  I did know a couple of the ladies, but soon met loads more - like me, who enjoyed sport, fresh air and a good chat afterwards over coffee etc.  I love the game!
When you play well, you want to do it again, when you play badly you want to sort it out!  This was just the challenge I needed, as I was at an important stage in my life - empty nest with the boys having left home, and imminent retirement. 

“As a bit of a career girl, but always loving sports, preferably playing but also watching......golf has become a really important part of this new stage in my life.

“I started by just playing for fun, particularly appreciating the support I received on the Tuesday nights ladies 'turn up' on the 9 hole course at Brickhampton. Then to the 18 hole course and it wasn't long before the competitor in me meant that the friendly games developed into league matches.

“So........in  just a few  years, with lots of support from fellow players, lady captains, coaches etc, - I now play regular league games across the county, and have been 'encouraged' to become the Lady Captain at Brickhampton   this year - what an honour!!”



Forest Hills, Coleford are offering Business Ladies a 4 week beginner coaching course on a Saturday morning.  Commencing Saturday 7th March 11am - 12noon - £35 for the course.  All equipment will be provided and bookings can be made with Stuart on 07784 252584 or via his e-mail stuart@foresthillsgolfclub.co.uk


Minchinhampton New Course are offering Ladies the opportunity to try golf commencing March

Click here for poster and here for dates


Ladies Coffee Mornings and Coaching ! SHERDONS GC

Ladies Coffee mornings and coaching at Sherdons Golf Centre Mondays and Fridays

Click here for Sherdons Golf Centre information 


FREE Ladies Taster Event ! LONG ASHTON GC

Following the successful event last year, Long Ashton Golf Club are holding another ladies golf taster event on Sunday 1st March from 2pm.  Follow-on opportunites available.

Click here for Long Ashton Golf Club Taster poster and information

Click here for Long Ashton Golf Club Follow-on information


Learn to Play Golf the Fun Way ! AT THE KENDLESHIRE GC

Sarah Claridge at The Kendleshire Golf Club is offering Ladies the opportunity to try out the game with free taster sessions on Tuesday 3rd March or Saturday 7th March with follow-on sessions available.

Click here for The Kendleshire Golf Club poster and information


Click here for 2015 Partnership programme


At Westonbirt GC on 31st March -- click here for details and entry form.

Plus ...  any lady who is interested in a practice round -- this has been arranged with Westonbirt, for 24th February, 2015. Just arrive 12.30pm and play 18 holes for £10.00! 



Sunday 12th April - 11am - 5pm £3.00 per player for 9 holes golf - tee times bookable in advance 

Click here for The Orchard Poster and information



5 - Week beginner coaching course at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club with Professional Mike Watts.  Commencing Thursday 16th April - 6 - 7pm and 7 - 8pm £25  -  Bookings being taken now at wattsm4@gmail.com  01454 314087



Knowle GC is offering the opportunity for Ladies to try golf for FREE ! 1 hour group lessons on Sundays and Mondays commencing in April.  Bookings can be made by telephone: 01179 770660 or via e-mail: office@knowlegolfclub.co.uk

Click here for Knowle GC poster and information


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