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Frances Smith Trophy 20th August at Nelson Golf Club
BuntyPlease can you make sure that your club qualifier has seen her starting time for this competition. Click here to access the Starting Sheet.

It is an 18 hole stroke play competition with the winner's club holding the Rose Bowl for a year. Handicap limit 36C

This trophy was presented by Dr and Mrs Benstead following the death of Frances 'Bunty' Smith. It was first held in 1980 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club where she was member. Read more ... 


Lancashire County Handicap Tournament - The Lady Derby Trophy Qualifying Round 30 July at Swinton Park GC

30 July at Swinton Park GC 18 hole Qualifying Round for Lady Derby Trophy and President's Prize. Players with lowest 16 scores go on to Match Play Finals at Davyhulme Park GC on 14th & 15th August. Players can enter on their own or with a partner.  Entry Form ...

Entries for this competition are very low at the moment. Please can Delegates encourage their club members to enter this really enjoyable competition. 

Interclub Handicap Divisional Qualifying Clubs for the County Final at Preston Golf Club on 7th September.

East Division: Clitheroe and Whalley. North West: Lancaster and Preston. South East: Manchester and Bolton Old Links. South West: Haydock Park and Wigan. 


Interclub Bronze Qualifying Clubs for the County Final at Preston Golf Club on 7th September.
East Division:Walmersley, Greenmount and Harwood. North West: Heysham and Shaw Hill. South East:Werneth and Oldham. South West: Southport & Ainsdale and Hesketh. 


Dear Delegates 
We really need your help to encourage your Junior girl members of all abilities to come to the Lancashire Girls' Golf Association competitions. Although there are plenty of girl golfers in the County we know that many are put off joining us in the belief that they have to be good players to do so. We like them to come as soon as they join your club. If you have any girls aged from 6 to 21 please encourage them to come and take part in their appropriate competitions. 
We now run 3 different types of competitions for them. 
Beginners competitions are on Par 3 courses like Hart Common and Southport Golf Academy.

For girls with Congu handicaps between 37 and 54 we have 9 hole competitions to help them reduce their handicaps. Their next date is 
Girls with handicaps below this play in our 18 hole competitions. 

Group coaching is provided for those that want it but this is completely optional as many have this at their own club.

At all these events they will meet girls of their own age and make new friends very quickly.

Further details are on the website's Junior information pages and all enquiries are welcome at

Thank you.

Jackie Snowden 

The County Captain and the Junior Committee  

  New Rules of Golf for 2019 Published By R&A and USGA

The R&A and USGA have unveiled the new Rules of Golf that will come into force on 1st January 2019. They were finalised recently after worldwide consultation and feedback on their earlier proposed changes.   England Golf Press Release ...  

Lancashire County Development GroupConference 2018 at Mytton Fold Golf Complex on 15th March

Get More Women and Girls into our Golf Clubs 

The Lancashire County Development Group Conference was attended by more than 230 delegates representing 91 clubs along with County officials, PGA and Press members and club managers.
Lancashire Union Secretary Phil Harvery welcomed everyone before outlining where women's golf is now.
The other speakers were:
Dr John Fry & Phillip Hall      University Centre Myerscough College   An Overview of Existing Research, Women, Girls & Families   Download PDF
Jasmine the Jazzy Golfer         A Millenial's View, Golf & Social Media
Emma Ballard   Media8           PR & Marketing, Getting your Message Out
Jackie Davidson   R&A           The Charter For Women & The Work Of The R&A
Lauren Spray   England Golf   Support & initiatives To Help You
Phil Harvey   Lancashire         The Next Steps & Being Prepared For Change

Application to Register for Follow-up Workshops   Download PDF

Lancashire Union Grant Application Form (15 Available)   Download PDF

Copy of Full Slide Presentation   Download PDF

Speaker's Contact Details   Download PDF 

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Monday 5th March Delegates Meeting at Haydock Park  
Thank you to all who attended. We do hope you found it informative and look forward to seeing you at our competitions. Please encourage your members to enter!
The documents being distributed by Club Support Officers Adam McAllisterand Helen Searle can be downloaded from the County Development Information page.  
Agenda   2017 Minutes


 Click here to read England Golf' Guidance on Handicaps in competitions. 

21st February New World Handicap System Information

The R&A and USGA have announced details of the new World Golf Handicap System (WHS). It is designed to welcome more golfers and make golf easier to understand. It will provide golfers with a handicap that is portable throughout the world.   Read more ...


 14th February General Data Protection Regulations

The law regarding General Data Protection Regulations is being refreshed and enhanced. Golf organisations should be operating in full compliance by 25 May 2018.
Read England Golf Press Release ... 

6th February England Golf Club Support Officers

adamLancashire's England Golf Club Support Officers are Adam McAlister and Helen Searle who has replaced Debbie Barber. Helen has been a competent Helengolfer since she started as a Yorkshire junior player. She has competed at the highest level all over the world. Since turning professional she has obtained her PGA degree.

England Golf Club Support Officers have a sound understanding, knowledge and expertise in how to best support golf clubs. Areas of support available from them include recruitment of new members, retention of current members, Get into Golf, GolfMark, sharing best practice example case studies and much more. They are willing to come to advise and offer their help at our golf clubs.

Contact details

Alastair McAlister   Mobile: 07808 364382   Email:

Helen Searle            Mobile: 07710 088870   Email:



 3rd February   January Mailing 

The January Mailing was posted to all LLCGA golf clubs on 1st February. If any club does not receive it within the week please contact
The following documents can be downloaded below:-

Secretary's Letter..      Junior Information Letter and Return Form..      Interclub Application Form..       Secretary & Delegate Details Form..

Single Figure Golfers Return Form..      Scott Leggatt Entry Form..   

If you require any of these documents in Word format please contact


Your envelope should also contain the County Poster, 2 x County Fixture Books (Further copies available at Delegates Meeting, cost £2) and the new Junior Information Booklet.

Entry forms for  County Competitions are availabel to download on this website Competitions Entry Forms page.                                    


 The LLCGA Annual General Meeting took place at Haydock Park Golf Club.
The following Officials were elected to office for 2018:
President: Miss Gill Solomon. Captain: Mrs Jackie Snowden.
Vice Captain: Mrs Elizabeth Robinson. Immediate Past Captain: Mrs Dinah Vaux
Hon Secretary: Mrs Margaret Milne. Hon Treasurer: Mrs Delia Naylor
Senior's Training Officer: Mrs Janette Smart.   Acting Junior Training Officer: Ms Julie Walker.
Hon Life Members: Mrs Ann Howard, Miss Ann Irvin MBE.
Vice Presidents: Mrs Helen Booth, Mrs Dorothy Wright, Mrs Hilary Green, Mrs Daphne Johnson.
Wednesday 29th November 2017
2017  Agenda  2016  AGM Minutes     County Captain's Report      B Team Report     County Junior Organiser's Report

 30 October 2017

The LLCGA Annual Council Meeting was held at Haydock Park. 

Documents to download 
2017 Council Meeting Notice  
2016 Council Meeting Minutes     2016 Executive Committee Report    2016 Treasurer's Report    2016 Shields Committee Report
2016 England Golf (North) Report

 CONGU Changes 2018

This is England Golf's press release regarding the changes to the  CONGU SYSTEM FOR 2018. It will go out to clubs in their next newsletter but please feel free to share it with your committees. England Golf will be providing some supporting guidance to go with these changes in due course. Clubs will be informed when an online book revision is available on the England Golf website. CONGU Changes 2018 ...

Any comments or questions can be sent to Gemma Hunter. Email address:  

01 April 2017 

logoAffiliation Fees

The Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs already collect the ladies' England Golf and LGU fees from Lancashire clubs.
It has been agreed therefore, that at the same time they will also collect the LLCGA affiliation fees.
This will commence with clubs that have as April 1st subscription year and roll forward to encompass all clubs in due course.
The amounts payable and the due dates will not change.
Should you have any queries about the process please contact the LLCGA Treasurer,
Delia Naylor at

Important Info for Clubs Entering more than one team in the Handicap and Bronze Shield Matches - 31/10/2016

' Following the shields meeting on 29th October, and given the number of clubs that have entered more than one team. it has been decided that the shield representatives will only require a list of your eligible players in alphabetical order. They will then note who is playing in which team as the season progresses and it will allow some flexibility for the smaller clubs at the beginning of the season'.This will be further explained, if necessary at your shield draw meetings. Any queries please contact me. - Margaret Milne

Please can Club Delegates ensure your club is aware of these rules below:

LLCGA Handicap Shield Teams 2017 - 11/10/2016

'Following the decision to bring the number of players for the handicap in line with the scratch and bronze teams there has been a number of enquiries regarding entering more than one team. The rules regarding this are as follows:
  • Before the 1st March a list of the eligible players (pool) for each team must be submitted to your shield representative.
  • Players may only play for their designated team throughout the season.
  • Should additional players become eligible during the season i.e handicap reduction or new member they may be added to one of the ‘pools’ this must be notified to the shield representative before she may play.
  • Should the teams be drawn in the same group, matches must be played by 31st May.
Clubs need to ensure they have sufficient players to furnish the teams so as not to disadvantage themselves.' - Hon Secretary Mrs Margaret Milne

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