Rules & History

Buckinghamshire Lady Captains' Golfing Society


Rules of the Society


The committee has drawn up rules for the society from the minutes of the first meeting of the BCLGS.  They are as follows:


  1. The society shall be called “The Buckinghamshire Lady Captains’ Golfing Society”.
  2. All members are, or have been, lady captains of a golf club in Buckinghamshire.
  3. The committee shall consist of the captain; the vice-captain; the secretary and treasurer, all to be elected by members at an annual general meeting.
  4. The captain shall be elected to serve a term of two years.
  5. The secretary shall be elected to serve a term of not more than three years.
  6. They will all retire at an annual general meeting and shall not be eligible for re-election as an elected member of the committee for a period of two years.
  7. Nominations for the committee to be sent in writing to the secretary, to be with the secretary no later than 30 days before the date of the annual general meeting.
  8. Any vacancy between one annual general meeting and the next shall be filled by the committee, but any member so appointed shall retain office only to the next annual general meeting when the member shall be eligible for election

Society History


1983

Society founded at Harewood Downs in February with 29 members.

Jean Bradbury - 1st Captain (Honorary Member)

Betty Newman - Vice-Captain

Connie Frazer - Secretary

1st Match was played at Hazlemere on Thursday 23rd June v the Bucks (Men) Captain’s (men won). Matches were also played against Oxfordshire and Berkshire Lady Captains.


1984

Membership numbers have risen to 140.

Subscription £2.00 per annum.

Agreed to hold one Meeting (Summer) out of county.   

Spring & Autumn Meetings to be played in the county.


1985

Summer Meeting (out of county) was played at Ashridge GC.


1987

Society table cloth introduced in Wendy Saunders year.


1990

Subscription went up to £3.00.


1994

Original Logo changed from blue to present colour maroon by Margaret Anderton


1996

Sybil Perry added Bedfordshire to our list of matches with Oxfordshire.     


2000

Captain’s badge introduced by Jean Cox.


2001

Portable results board introduced by Janet Moore.


2002

300 members now representing 38 clubs reported by Jeanette Richardson


2003

Honorarium for Captain and Sec/Treasurer - £ 150 each to cover expenses

20th Anniversary Dinner held at Hazlemere - 16 attended out of 22 invited.


2004

Xandra Morley added Hertfordshire to our list of matches –    5 now including mixed.


2005

Xandra Morley presented Captains and Secretaries Honours Board.

Treasurer's position introduced - Caroline Ringsell. Splitting of Sec/Treasurer's job


2006

Subscriptions go up to £5.00.

Honorarium of £50.00 p.a. awarded to Treasurer.

All remaining Founder Members awarded honorary membership status.

Connie Frazer (first society secretary) donated a Founders Trophy (Founders Plate) to be awarded to the winner of the Lady Captains Prize at the summer meeting, to be presented at the AGM by Connie Frazer or another founder, or the Lady Captain.


2007

Subscriptions go up by £2.00pa to £7.00pa.  £1 of which MUST go to the County Juniors.

New Members pay £3.00 joining fee + £1.00 county juniors + £6.00 subscription = £10.00.


2015

Society website created - www.bucksladycaptains.co.uk.   


2016

Notification of subscription increase to £10 from 2017 for all members except founder and social members. 


2017

Subsidies for meetings to be capped at £5pp.

Honoraria to Captain and Secretary increased to £200 and to Vice Captain and Treasurer to £100.


2018

As handicap limits have been increased, committee agreed to keep limit of 36 on meetings form.


2019

Retiring gift to Secretary raised to £100.


2020

Due to unprecedented circumstances brought on by COVID-19 crisis, the Captain decided to remain in office for an additional year completing her term of office in February 2022.


2021

As nothing happened in 2020 it was decided to carry members subscriptions from 2020 to 2021.  Notification of subscription increase to 12.50.