Somerset's Under 18 side play a series of competitive matches throughout the season against our neighbouring counties. The squad is generally selected in the autumn in order to participate in the winter training and coaching programmes established by the Manager and Performance Coach. However, they will always be looking out for emerging talent identified by the Develeopment Group that run alongside, as well as keeping an eye out for newcomers to either those new to the game or who move into the area. The matches we play are:
South West Junior 4 Counties Tournament. This is our traditional curtain raiser for the season, when we play individually and as a team against Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. This yar, the competition will be over 3 days at Weymough Golf Club, beginning on Tuesday 11th April
Under 18 Channel League. We play one match a season against teams from Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Gwent and Wiltshire. The fixture will alternate between home and away each year. At the end of the season, we will join with the Under 16 squad to compete both as a team and individuals in the League Finals Day
Roy Greenaway Trophy. This is a trianguar trophy played between Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. The memorial trophy was donated bythe Devon Golf Captains in 1989. His contribution to golf in both Devon and the South West was very significant over many years.
South West Counties Golf Association (SWCGA) Boys Championship. We take a team of 8 boys to represent Somerset in this annual competition. The boys will compete individually for the SWCGA Championship. Collectively they will compete for the Inter-Counties Boys Team Championship which acts as the Qualifying Round of the English Boys County Championshop. Six of the eight players selected by the county are nominated to compete, with the best five scores taken from each round. The lowest aggregate score will determine the winners. We play against Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
The team is managed by the County Junior Organiser Ian Poole and Perfomance Coach Russell Covey