Ladies Section

Welcome to the Ladies Section at Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Whether you are an existing member, have progressed through from the Russell Adams Golf Academy, are just starting out on your golfing journey or have joined us from another club, we are really pleased that you have chosen to play your golf with us here at Gaudet Luce.

This page will provide you with useful and important information that should help you progress and enjoy your golf at all levels. It includes information about the Ladies Section, how to obtain a handicap. basic golf rules and etiquette.

Gaudet Luce has Ladies who solely play for fun, enjoying socialising with other lady members but also those who regularly represent Gaudet Luce in League fixtures, individual and team competitions.

We hope that you will find being a member of the Ladies Section both rewarding and enjoyable and most importantly have loads of fun! 

Gaudet Luce Ladies Committee 

Ladies Committee & List Of Contacts

The Ladies Committee works hard behind the scenes to make sure there are lots of events and fixtures for the ladies to take part in. Should you wish to talk to us about any aspect of the Ladies Section please feel free to make contact.

Secretary – Joan Woodhams
joanwoodhams@googlemail.com     07793 002709

Ladies Captain – Lynda Noble
lyndaenoble@gmail.com     07771 900968

Handicap Secretary – Sam Waters
samlawrence8@hotmail.co.uk     07480 149730

Competition Secretary – Sarah Woodhams
sarahwoodhams73@googlemail.com     07725 534907

Vice Captain – Anita Pratt
prattanita@hotmail.com     07443 039723

Treasurer – Sandra Pomeroy
sandpomeroy@aol.com      07874 944884

Match Secretary – Kerry Hobbs 
kerryhobbs@sky.com      07872 170699

County Rep – Christine Finlay
christine.finlay@hotmail.com

Gents Captain – Andy Phillips
acphillips66@gmail.com

Russell Adams Golf Academy – Russell Adams
info@russelladamsgolfacademy.co.uk

Golf Club
info@gaudet-luce.co.uk      01905 796375

Club Welfare Officer – TBC

Club Handicap Chair – Sam Waters
samlawrence8@hotmail.co.uk

Ladies Competition Entry Procedures for Non-Club V1 Computer System Competitions

Some competitions are “Fun” competitions and are not entered onto the Computer System-entry to these can be made as follows:
• Ladies Competition Secretary will post a notice and entry sheet on the ladies notice board
• For Club Mixed Fun Competitions, the entry sheet will be on the Captain’s Noticeboard

Competition Entry
• Ladies enter competition by adding name to entry sheet on notice board
• Competition Secretary takes sheet down, completes the draw, and issues start times to players via email. Members can also view their start times on the notice board

On Day of Competition
• Players report to pro-shop to register and pay entry fee for competition
• On completion of round players place their cards in the white box or hand to competition secretary on the day
• After competition is complete and all cards returned, the competitions secretary will check the cards, close the competition and publish results
• Ladies can view results on the section notice board
• Winners prize money will be allocated by the Club Treasurer as above

If a Player wishes to cancel out of a Competition
• Before the draw has been posted: cross name off sheet
• After the draw has been posted but before day of comp: contact Ladies comps secretary as above
• On day of competition: Contact the Golf Shop ASAP on 01905 796375, if office is closed please leave a message or contact the Competition secretary

Away Competitions

This includes all competitions played at outside venues, including other clubs to which you may belong,
County competitions, Open and National competitions. You are responsible for ensuring your score is returned to your Home Club (i.e. the club which holds your handicap).

Handicap Qualifying Competitions:
• The host club will send the results electronically to your home club via the CDH system. This can occasionally take a couple of days, so it is advisable to check with your handicap or competition secretary at your home club that they have received the results and your handicap has been adjusted accordingly.

Non-Qualifying Competitions:
• You are obliged to return competitive away scores to your Home Club (your original score card, a copy, or a photo)
• This includes all singles, team events, Am-Am, 4 Ball Betterball. Exceptions are Texas Scramble; Foursomes and Greensomes.
• Return your scores to the Handicap secretary. These will not directly affect your handicap but will be used as evidence of ability in the Annual Review

Ladies Section Competitions

L1. MONTHLY MEDAL
Held in accordance with EG rules and is a stroke play competition, full handicap. An equal number of medals will be held on Thursdays and Saturday/Sunday between April and October. Each medal is a separate competition and may be played on either or both days. The player with the best four nett scores, regardless of handicap, will receive the EG Club medal and go forward to play in the EG Regional Final. Entry into the Gaudet Luce Club Medal means automatic entry into the EG Medal. Players may enter the EG Medal only. Please see England Golf web site for details. Max handicap 40

L2. STABLEFORD
Full handicap Stableford played from April to October on Thursdays and weekends.
Players may enter the Thursday and weekend competitions. Max handicap 40

L3. TROPHY COMPETITION
Players must have a competition handicap, be an 18 hole member and played in 3 Gaudet–Luce ladies section 18 hole qualifying competitions in a rolling year (1 of which must be a Club Medal). 9 hole competitions do not qualify and are for handicap purposes only. They must also have union and capitation fees paid to be eligible to accept prizes in the following trophy events. For Mixed Trophies the Gents/Seniors must have played in 3 club 18 hole qualifying competitions. Max handicap 36

L3.1 Corinne Harrison Foursomes, Foursomes Medal, played off 50% of combined handicap. A trophy is presented to the winners and money vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, dependent on numbers playing. The competition is played in conjunction with the Peugeot Foursomes (stableford), a National competition.

L3.2 Mayor’s Trophy Flag competition, full handicap. A trophy to the winner plus money vouchers to the first three places. A non-qualifying competition for handicap adjustment only, but does count towards number of competitions in a rolling year.

L3.3 Challenge Trophy Full handicap, Medal.

L3.4. Maurice Jones Shield Full handicap Stableford competition.

L3.5 Ladies Club Championship Medal. A gross competition – the lady with the lowest gross is the Club Champion and is awarded the trophy and a money voucher for first place. There is also a prize voucher for the second lowest gross. The lady with the best nett score (full handicap) receives a prize.

L3.6 Champion of Champions Medal, full handicap. Ladies who have been competition winners or runners up during the previous 12 months (1st Aug – 31st July) are eligible to compete providing they have played the required 3 qualifying competitions. The winner receives a trophy and is presented with a cut glass trophy to keep at home for 12 months.

L3.7 Ladies v Seniors Plate Played between the two sections for a plate held by the winning section for twelve months. No entry fee.

L3.8 Mixed Foursomes, Foursomes Medal off 50% of combined handicap. A trophy for the winners and vouchers dependent on numbers playing.

L3.9 P. J. Fernihough Memorial Trophy Bogey/full handicap qualifying competition. A trophy to the winner and money vouchers for the first three placings.

L3.10 Singles Knockout Trophy Matchplay, full handicap difference. No entry fee.

L3.11 Pairs Knockout Trophy Matchplay lowest player off scratch, 90% handicap difference. No entry fee.

L3.12 Mixed Pairs Knockout Trophy Matchplay lowest player off scratch, 90% handicap difference. No entry fee. (all to play off red card, ladies to receive 3 equalising shots before 90% deduction)
All knockouts are played between 1st April and 31st October. All relevant qualifying competitions must have been played before 1st April.

L3.13 The Lincolnshire Bowl and Ping Competition Fourball Betterball Stableford 90% handicap. To be played in conjunction with and to the same rules as the Ping National competition. Handicap limit 36

L3.14 Binnie Vase Pairs Greensomes, Stroke play 60% lower handicap + 40% higher handicap. Vouchers to first three places. This competition is exempt from normal qualifying rules for trophies.

L3.15 Hi Jinx Trophy 10-hole Medford competition. This competition is exempt from normal qualifying rules for trophies.

L3.16 Turkey Trot Non-Qualifying 9-hole fun competition. Open to Lady members with or without Competition Handicaps. Shotgun start on the Phoenix course.

L3.17 The Austin Trophy Fourball Betterball Stableford 90% handicap. Mixed Pairs. Handicap limit men 28/Ladies 36

L3.18 The Sanctum Shield Stableford, 4 clubs and a putter. Handicap limit 36

L3.19 The Heathcote Trophy Stableford, full handicap, non-qualifier, double scores on par 3’s. Handicap limit 36

L.4 INVITATIONS
L.4.1 Ladies Invitation Pairs competition played with invited guest from another club (guest must have competition handicap and be a current member of a club). Fourball/Betterball Stableford. Prizes to the first
three places. Meal after.

M. MIXED EVENTS
Entry sheets for mixed competitions may be posted on the notice boards or entry via HDID. Fiddlers Trophy August Bank Holiday competition. Stableford off full handicap. Entry is £3 per player.
Captain’s Day Captain’s choice of format. Shot gun starts with food and prizes after the golf. Fun Competitions Teams are drawn together to play a variety of formats during the year. Rules and entry
conditions are posted on the notice board.

Captains Cup Trophy Sponsored by Sam Waters and Ade Cook. Past/Present Captain and member guest. Betterball Pairs Stableford. 90% handicap. Gents whites/ladies red. Own SI/Par. No equalising shots. Entry £6 Per Pair (entry L3 applies)

Ladies Fixtures

All of the ladies fixture can be found on the Gaudet-Luce website under diary or if you are registered on howdidido.com, once you have gained a handicap, you can find them in the home club section under ladies
fixtures.
Please note that these may be subject to change.

Useful Websites
Worcestershire and Herefordshire Ladies Golf
www.whlcga.co.uk