The Ladies’ Section is an important and integral part of West Byfleet Golf Club with currently around 100 lady members, participating in ladies and mixed competitions and the many social events held at the club.
The Ladies have a very active golfing calendar, with competitions, either qualifiers or fun, played on Thursday and either Saturday or Sunday each week.
We also play many friendly matches against other local clubs both during the week and at weekends.
For 2018 the Captain and Ladies’ Captain have chosen Cherry Trees, based in East Clandon as their charity for the year. We will be helping to fund respite care and support for children with a complex range of learning and physical disabilities, and also to provide support for their families. The centre does wonderful work to create a home from home atmosphere where the children can participate in activities that others take for granted.
Our recent activities include:
Ladies Luncheon: 70 ladies enjoyed a delicious lunch which was followed by an inspiring speech from our guest speaker, Helen Reeves, an olympic medallist at slalom canoe in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Weekday/weekend Ladies alliance: this was a wonderful golf and social occasion and was well supported, as usual.
Spring Invitation: this turned into a beautiful June day after a rather breezy & chilly start, and an excellent time was enjoyed by our ladies and their guests from 25 clubs across the South East.
Ladies Championship: 36 hole medal competition was played on Saturday 16 June and was won by Kath O’Connor with gross 71 & 70. Kath is a +2 golfer playing elite amateur golf for Wales. She joins Laura Davies and Dinah Oxley (later Henson) in our hall of fame.
Ladies Captains Day: 70 ladies played a stableford competition in the morning and 40 also joined in a fun competition from our newly accredited Blue Tee course (par 66). This year's winner was Jean Andrews.
Ladies Open: on 5th July we held our Open competition where 80 ladies from 19 clubs competed in a team alliance. The team from Hartney Whitney won with a wonderful 115 points.
Charity Day: 33 teams played on Friday 27 August and even though the golf was curtailed due to thunderstorms, there was a great atmosphere in the clubhouse, with the ladies providing tea & homemade cakes, running a bottle tombola, hamper raffle and silent auction.
Finals Day: Our knock out competitions all came together for a grand finale on Sunday 23 September. Sadly however the weather did not co-operate and heavy rain and wind caused the course to become unplayable before any of the matches were finished. They were all completed however before a rearranged trophy presentation day on 11 November. Congratulations to all the winners.
If you have never been to West Byfleet Golf Club before, come and visit us some time. Ring the office or pop into our excellent proshop.
We have an excellent programme of competitive and fun competitions for all our members, from experienced players to those completely new to golf, and everyone has the opportunity to join in to play and have a good time. Thursdays and Saturday or Sunday mornings are when the ladies section run competitions and fun events and there is also a roll-up which meets on a Tuesday morning.
Our Ladies’ Captain heads up the Ladies’ Committee who meet once a month to plan the smooth running of all ladies' events, be they golf or social meetings. The Committee works closely with the Office Admin team to organise all friendly and competitive matches and has a voice on the club Main Committee to ensure that the views of the Ladies Section are fully represented.
For more information from the Ladies Section, please click HERE.
As a club within Surrey we are affiliated to Surrey Ladies County Golf Association and as such are eligible to play in the following competitions:
The Hicks Trophy & Hicks Plate - A scratch singles match play with a team of five playing Surrey clubs, both home and away. Normally players of handicaps between 1–12. First round losers qualify for the Hicks Plate. West Byfleet has won the Hicks Plate in recent years.
Pearson Trophy – A handicap competition for players with handicaps of 13 – 32. A drawn competition of 4/5 other Surrey clubs who play both home and away. The winners of each group play against each other. The overall winner then represents Surrey against other counties.
Centenary Bowl & Centenary Plate - An interclub scratch singles , match play with five players playing both home and away, open to players with a handicap of 10 and over. West Byfleet has been a winner of the Centenary Plate in recent years.
Derry Cup & Helme Shield - A team of three players with low handicaps play other Surrey Clubs, both home and away, in an interclub scratch singles match play.
Alongside these are a number of very popular “friendly” ladies and mixed matches played home and away against other clubs. Over the years these matches have led to many strong friendships being formed.
Bridge -For those keen to play cards there is a well organised regular Bridge Club where members and friends can join in organised events, or meet anytime to play, chat and have afternoon tea.
A truly warm, friendly welcome always awaits visitors and guests and you are sure to enjoy the challenges of our beautifully maintained golf course.
We also welcome new golfers who are moving into the area or who just wish to change golf clubs!
The details of our joining fees, five and seven day memberships, as well as application forms, are available on the “ How to join ” page.