Welcome to the Ladies Section of Cotswold Edge Golf Club
The Ladies section at Cotswold Edge is justly proud of both its welcoming and friendly attitude to club members and visitors alike. Our affordable and challenging course with its magnificent views, is improving all the time.
New Lady members, or those hoping to join are encouraged to get a handicap if they are novices to the game of golf. We run a Tuesday Improvers Group to help new ladies familiarise themselves with golf etiquette, work on their individual games and to have group lessons with our in-house Professional Rod Hibbitt. Our more experienced Lady golfers volunteer to help run this 9- hole weekly group from 5.30pm on Tuesdays, during April until September.
During the Spring and Summer months there is an opportunity to play friendly matches in pairs against other clubs within the County, both Home and Away. We have an organiser dedicated to arranging the matches, and the format is usually Greensomes, and fun to enter. These matches are designed to give higher handicap ladies an opportunity of playing competitive golf using their handicaps, and to enjoy a social tea afterwards. All matches are posted on the notice board in the Ladies’ changing room approximately a month in advance, starting in April.
We also have a keen Alliance team who is chosen by the Alliance Captain from the club’s lower handicap players. These ladies play individual match-play off scratch, between other clubs within the same Division. Both Home and Away matches are played during the season. The team consists of 9 players plus reserves. Matches are followed by a match tea, to which players are expected to attend if possible.
We have a thriving Junior section, led by the enthusiastic junior organiser, who encourages both Boys and Girls alike, and is reflected in the excellent results they achieve. We have even had girls playing for the club in the Alliance team.
Our Ladies section organiser runs the mixed Trophy and mixed friendly Competitions held within the club from April until December. This is a good opportunity for Ladies of all playing abilities below 35 handicap to play mixed golf competitively, and meet other club members socially. Many of the competitions have an option for players to have a meal afterwards. The last mixed competition of the year, is the Annual Mince Pie followed by warm punch, nibbles and prizes, and of course much social ‘banter’.
Weekly Ladies’ competitions, including EWGA Medals and some County Competitions are held during the year for a nominal fee. There is also an opportunity to enter County Competitions at other clubs, both individually and in teams. Most qualifying competitions for handicap purposes run from the Spring into the Winter, until the course conditions require the implementation of temporary Greens. All information is posted on the notice board, under the relevant sections. Three qualifying competitions must be played each year to retain an active handicap.
Finally, although we are essentially a Golf Club, we also have a varied Social Calendar as well within the Ladies section. These include a pre-Season Dinner with a guest speaker, a Ladies Social evening in April for members and their guests, a Golf Day Away and a Weekend Away, where ladies of all abilities are made welcome, and great fun is had by all.