England Golf Trust
Female Golfers Only
In 2005 the ELGA Trust (was EWGA Trust now EG Trust) was left a legacy of £39,000 by Mrs Lena Marie Lauga Bellamy who was born in 1909. Although Mrs Bellamy's Will was valid it contained no living beneficiaries. Her Receiver made an application to the Court of Protection for the Will to be executed on her behalf. In the absence of any relatives, it was agreed that her estate should be divided between various charities and the Receiver made the decisions as to which charities should benefit from the Will by reference to their knowledge of Mrs Bellamy and the type of charities and purposes that she would have supported.
Her father was a professional golfer and was the first non-British person to win the British Open Golf Championship at Hoylake in 1907. He was Arnaud Massey and was a Basque from south-west France. He was discovered at Biarritz by Sir Everard Hambro who arranged for him to have a course of lessons at North Berwick from Ben Sayers. He was described as having … ‘a cheerful, swashbuckling air and a cheerful chuckling way with him that was most engaging’.
After he won the Open at Hoylake in 1907 his first daughter was born and he christened her ‘Hoylake'. His second daughter, who became Mrs Bellamy, was a keen golfer and kept up her membership of a golf club in Scotland until quite late in life, shortly before her husband died, and, it is for this reason that the Receiver took the view that she might have wished to benefit a Charity that supports golf.
For these reasons the Trustees have decided that the investment income and capital will fund two bursaries at any one time of up to £1,500 per student, per academic year, for any recognised course at a Higher or Further Education College in a golf related subject. For example, this might be Golf Course Management, Turf Management, Greenkeeping, Horticulture, Sports Management, to name a few.
The conditions of the award are as follows:
To apply for a Bellamy Bursary award, please download an application form here.
The award year will be from 1st October to 1st September and applications must be made by 7th September and returned to: The England Golf Trust, England Golf, The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire LN10 6PU.