The Ladies Section is a very active and sociable part of the Golf Club with almost 150 playing members. Ages range from junior girls through to ladies in their 90’s and from complete beginners to single figure handicap golfers. We pride ourselves in being friendly and welcoming and with so many members of varying standards new members fit in easily.
One new member wrote:
‘What’s it like to be a new member at Henbury Golf Club? Well, I joined the club not really knowing anyone and within a month I had been introduced to more people than I can remember. For starters, you have a coffee with the friendly new members’ committee lady and a couple of other lady members. This was very informal and not at all scary. Over coffee I was told how the club ran and from that a date to play golf was arranged. Then a welcome card arrived from the Ladies’ Captain. From my first game, and meeting other ladies in the club house, other games were arranged. All the ladies were friendly and they helped me obtain my first handicap. Even the wind and rain did not stop them staying with me to mark my card.
So even if you know no one it’s ok as everyone is so friendly and helpful. I would recommend joining Henbury Golf Club, just please don’t ask me to remember everyone’s names.’
Working ladies are a really important part of the section. We accommodate their restricted times to play on the course where possible and run monthly medals, roll ups (for all abilities), Trophy competitions and some BDLGA league matches at the weekend. We try to be as inclusive as possible and if there are no formal arrangements, you can always make your own.
We play in many Gloucestershire County golf competitions and have won the Gloucestershire County Team Championship a record 26 times! As a club we enter the Bronze, Nett and Gross Team Championships and as individuals support many other County competitions and Veteran (Vets) events.
Bristol & District Lady Golfers’ Alliance (BDLGA)
Henbury ladies have two teams in the BDLGA League, our A Team in Division 1 and B Team in Division 2. Each team is made up of seven players, chosen in handicap order to play against six other clubs both home and away. Henbury A Team won Division 1 in 2015 and came second in 2016 and our B Team was promoted to Division 2 in 2016.
We also enter the BDLGA Scratch and Handicap Foursomes knockout competitions each year.
Fun and Friendly
Much of the golf played here is both friendly and fun with away days, invitation days, all year round fun competitions, a Club Open and Friendly Team matches. The latter are popular and well supported by approximately 40 ladies during the season and are played against other local clubs. They offer the opportunity for mid and higher handicap golfers to play home and away matches in an unpressured atmosphere, followed by tea and socializing.
Mixed golf is well supported within the club and a sociable and fun way to integrate with other sections. Events include Cup competitions, knock-outs, Bank Holiday competitions, an annual match between the seniors and ladies and golfing holidays both in the UK and abroad. Partners can always be found and many friendships have been made by the enthusiasm of members to enter mixed competitions. Ladies often remark on having to play balls from completely unchartered places, and men enjoy playing in a slightly less competitive atmosphere!