Alex has hit the ground running and has been in contact with all the players who represented the Seniors in 2015/6. He is also very keen to widen the net so that all low handicap seniors who would like to play representative golf for the County get the opportunity to be considered for selection. Alex commented on this in the latest edition of the SGU newsletter.
“In terms of the total number of players available, we probably do punch above our weight in the Channel League when, as in the 2016 season, we win three out of six matches. However, we need to work much harder to identify the totality of the potential talent pool throughout Somerset. Many former low handicap players do not necessarily seek out opportunities for representative golf. They may regard their days of representative team golf to be well behind them – and therefore remain unaware of the competitive opportunities offered by Somerset’s Senior Team. Contacting all affiliated clubs to raise the profile of the SGU Senior Squad is a priority over the coming winter.
Any golfer currently over 55 years (or approaching this milestone in 2017), with a handicap of 5 or less should consider finding out more about the opportunities for playing team golf at county level.”
Alex has prepared a factsheet to give details of the Seniors’ team activities. Assisted by Paddy Maclennan (Enmore Park GC) and James Ward (Oake Manor GC), he will also be working with our affiliated Clubs in trying to identify those with the potential and desire to compete at County level. As the new season approaches, those low handicap players who have come forward will have an opportunity to demonstrate their ability during the trials process. More details on these events will be published by early January.
If your current handicap is 5 or less and you are interested in the prospect of county golf, please have a read of the factsheet (click the button on the right) , and contact Alex, Paddy or James (their details are on the factsheet) to find out more.