There are many obvious pandemic reasons for this decision and the county has, from the very start of Covid-19 realised that our clubs/members needs at the end of a compressed season outweigh the counties!
Therefor please accept this email as conformation that SGU County Tournaments are now cancelled.
The SGU like all other South West Counties are looking to lift the bulk of the 2020 season and bring it over to 2021. The SGU are looking to mirror dates and venues for championships and inter county league matches at all age groups where possible. Obviously this needs to fit the host club 2021 fixture list to be achieved.
ENTRY FEES; will be addressed a.s.a.p so please bear with us as we seek to refund everyone over the next few weeks.
Thank you for your understanding and we very much hope to see you all again next season.
On Sunday 26th April Juniors from all over our County were due to play 36 holes at Wells GC to decide the U18 and U16 County Champion’s.
On Sunday the 26th I walked my English Springer Spaniel around the perimeter of Wells Golf Club and admired the tidy fairways and greens from a distance! Without golfers the course looked and felt lonely!
The SGU are still hoping to see some competitive golf later in the year and will look to hold our major Championships if possible. The Junior Championship is one of very few we hope to re-arrange.
Sunday 26th April 2020 at Wells GC
Entries now open
The Championship was played on a well prepared course which was remarkable following the gale force winds experienced on Saturday. Huge thanks to the green keeping staff at Wedmore for their considerable efforts. The weather was kinder for the players but a strongish wind and chilly conditions contributed to make the course a challenge over the 36 hole medal off the back tees. In round 1 Ollie Brimﬁeld and Dylan Xanh from Mendip Spring led the way for most of the round. Ollie found trouble on the 17th resulting in a triple bogie 7. Dylan struggled over the last three holes and recorded a quad on the ﬁnal hole to close on an 8 over par score of 78. Ollie posted the best ﬁrst round score of +4 (74) he was closely followed by U16 Bailey Langford from Taunton & Pickeridge on 75. The scores indicated that the boys found the back nine a stern test with shots being dropped over the Par 5’s in particular. Huxley Howell from Saltford recorded the same score as Dylan Xanh one shot ahead of Stanley Richardson from Wedmore. Round 2 got underway 45 minutes ahead of schedule. In the ﬁnal 3 ball Huxley Howell made an impressive start with 4 birdies in the ﬁrst 6 holes. He was 3 under par at the turn , Dylan was 1 under and Ollie 2 over. So the overall position put Huxley in the lead by 1 from Ollie and 2 from Dylan. The ﬁnal group battled against each other and the course and demonstrated some good powers of recovery. On the 17th tee Huxley and Dylan were tied for the lead with Ollie 2 shots back. Huxley missed the par 3 green left leaving a tricky up and down. Dylan and Ollie found the green. Huxley played a majestic chip and tapped in for a par. Ollie miss his birdie put and holed out for a par. Dylan 3 putted for a bogie. Huxley took a one shot lead to the 17th. The wind was gusting across the fairway and contributed to both Huxley and Ollie ﬁnding the out of bounds. Dylan’s drive found the left hand side of the fairway opening up the green. Huxley and Ollie walked off the green having both recorded triple bogies. Dylan missed a birdie chance but recorded a par 4 to take a two shot lead to the last. Dylan found the green on the Par 3 last but ﬁnished a good 25ft from the hole. Huxley played a great shot to 4ft. Dylan ended any chance of a come back from Huxley with a lagged put just under the hole and a certain 3. Huxley lipped out for a birdie resulting in a 2 shot win for Dylan and a closing round of -1 (69) In the Under 16 championship Stanley Richardson recored an excellent second round 3 over par 73 to overtake Bailey Langford and take the title. In the Net competition it was a close battle between Joshua Owen of Long Ashton and Dylan John of Saltford. Joshua took the hours with a combined net score of 140. SGU President Geoff Ogden Presented the winners with their prizes and trophies.Thanks to SGU Secretary Rob Davis and Exec member Jim Skinner for running the event, to Wedmore Golf Club for looking after all of us so well , to the parents for their continued support and to the Team managers and the boys coaches including the County coaches. There were some impressive performances on the day which will hopefully translate into a successful season for the County teams at U14s, U16s and U18’s.
Gross Leaderboard R1 CSS 72 R2 CSS 70
1st Dylan Xanh Mendip Spring Golf Club (0) 78 69 147+7
2nd Huxley Howell Saltford Golf Club (3) 77 72 149+9
3rd Stanley Richardson Isle of Wedmore Golf Club (5 ) 78 73 151+11
3rd Ollie Brimfield Mendip Spring Golf Club (0) 74 77 151+11
5th Bailey Langford Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club (3) 75 7 7152+12
6th Jackson Carey Farrington Park Golf Club (7) 80 79 159+19
7th William O'Halloran Burnham & Berrow Golf Club (5) 81 79 160+20
7th Freddie Turnell Burnham & Berrow Golf Club (4) 80 80 160+20
9th Charlie Goss Clevedon Golf Club (3) 82 79 161+21
10th Joshua Owen Long Ashton Golf Club (11) 87 79 162+22
10th Alex Marshall Farrington Park Golf Club (6) 79 83162+22