Somerset Golf Union

Team Somerset 2017

The team has been hard at work over the winter months peparing themselves for the season ahead. The priority has been to do evertyhing we can to make sure that we are successful at South West Week in June. The competition is being held at Weston-super-Mare, and we will be looking to take maximum use of that home advantage. The goal is, of course, to qualify for the English County Finals to be played at Trevose at the end of September.

After taking a well earned break during 2016, Justin is back in harness, working alongside Performance Director Russell Covey and Vice Captain James Ward. Between them they have put together a programme of coaching and training, as well as organising a Winter Knockout competition at Weston-super-Mare, all designed to make sure our players are well acquainted with playing in match conditions on the course. We have been extremely fortunate to have received the level of assistance from the Club over the winter, and we are very grateful for their support of Team Somerset.

On the playing front, the whole of the 2016 squad is likely to be available for selection for the County, and we are also able to welcome back former County players Curtis Edwards and David Gregory, returning from the professional ranks. We are also pleased to have Tom Plumb available to represent Somerset this year. The England Under 18 squad member has elected to play for his county of birth.

Squad members have been aquitting themselves well on both the national and international stage. Josh Hilleard has continued to represent England with distinction in both South Africa and Portugal. We have 3 players currently continuing their studies in America, Jamie Clare, Ali Balcombe and Jamie Li. They will be returning to Somerset in the summer. Tom Sloman finished 3rd and Tom Plumb 4th in the Darwin Salver at Rye. Tom Slolman also went well in the Sunningdale Foursomes with his parner Alice Plumb.

 (LtoR) Ali Balcombe, Russell Covey, Jamie Clare, Josh Hilleard, Jeremy Larcombe, Will Poole,

Phil White, Tom Sloman, Jamie Li, Tommy Tulk, Sam Fernley

Kneeling - Neil Mossman

Emphatic win over Gwent

Team Somerset bounced back for the narrow defeat at the hands of Wiltshire to secure a confidence boosting win over Gwent at Clevedon. Team Somerset dominated the morning foursomes to take a 4-1 lead into lunch. The good form contiunued into the singles, and with 6 wins, 2 halves and only 2 losses took the session by 7 points to 3. resulting in an overall win of 11-4.

Next up is the match against Devon which is being played on May 8th at Devon as the squad continue their preparation for South West Week.

First Team v Devon 8th May
Phil WhiteWells
Matt TurnerTaunton & Pickeridge
Sam FernleyWeston-super-Mare
Tom SlomanTaunton & Pickeridge
Taylor StoteBurnham & Berrow
Jeremy LarcombeBurnham & Berrow
Jonny GraceBath
Ollie Worts Orchardleigh
Justin LaneBurnham & Berrow
Rob ParkerTaunton & Pickeridge

Team Somerset at the National Mens County Finals

Massive congratulations to our team who finished runners up at Wychwood Park

Team Somerset put up a fantastic fight at the England Golf County Finals at the weekend. They won 2 out of their three matches to finish in the runners up position. They were edged out by Lancashire on match points won after both sides had 2 victories under their belt. 

 Team Somerset

(L to R) Taylor Stote, Tommy Tulk (President), Phil White, Will Poole, Justin Lane (Captain) Jeremy Larcombe, Neil Mossman (Vice Captain), Matt Turner, Johnny Grace,  Russell Covey (Performance Coach, Josh Hilleard.

To see the final league table and all the results please click here

For a full report on the final days play please click here 

Team Somerset - 2015 County Finals Team The County Flags Smiling Somerset Supporters Jeremy Larcombe Johnny Grace Somerset Golf Union Captain - Justin Lane Phil White Somerset Meerkats! Will Poole Taylor Stote Josh Hilleard A Proud President - Tommy Tulk Matt Turner I see it this way!

South West Week 2015

The Somerset team have enjoyed one of the most successful campaigns in the history of the event at Bristol & Clifton GC in June. The team won the Strokeplay competition to earn the right to contest the National Finals at Wychwood GC in Cheshire at the end of September. In the Team Matchplay league, they had a 100% record, and were confirmed as champions with one match still to play.

Individually, Ali Balcombe finished in a tie at the top of the leaderboard in the Strokeplay competition. He narrowly lost in the play off but had already  been confirmed as Youths Champion.

Josh Hilleard was declared the  Player of the League, winning 9 out of the possible 10 points on offer. Jamie Clare was tied in 2nd place on 8, but has now become Somerset’s highest points winner in the competition with 54 points overall. He is ranked 4th highest in the published Order of Merit. What a week! Congratulations to  the whole team for an outstanding  performance.

The selectors have named the side that will represent Somerset at South West Week 2015, The competition will be played at Bristol & Clifton GC between Saturday 6th June- Friday 12th June, Those selected are



Alister BalcombeClevedon
Jamie ClareWells
Jonathan GraceBath
Josh HilleardFarrington Park
Jeremy LarcombeBurnham & Berrow
Rob ParkerTaunton & Pickeridge
Will PooleMendip Spring
Tom SlomanTaunton & Pickeridge
Matt TurnerTaunton & Pickeridge
Phil WhiteWells

Captain Justin Lane is confident that we have a side that will do well again this year. Please come along and give the team some support as they try to defend the Matchplay Shield and look to qualify for the National Finals.

The 2015 Programme of Events is available to view.

Somerset bounce back with a win against Devon

Somerset secured a confidence building win against Devon at Weston-super-Mare. Leading 3.5 to 1.5 in the morning foursomes, the team swept to victory to claim the match 11-4

Channel League Results 2014

South West Week Results 2014

A rerurgent Somerset side enjoyed a successful week at Royal North Devon, winning the Match PlayShield. Sam Day from Mendip Spring won the individual title, the Clifford Burden Trophy.

For the full results click here

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