Somerset Golf Union

Somerset Seniors Team

Seniors Captain Alex Kidd

Alex and his selectors, Paddy Maclennan (Enmore Park) and James Ward (Oake Manor) have been hard at work over the winter contacting all affiliated clubs to identify low handicap seniors who would be interested in competing for a place in the County Senior Team

Alex highlighted:

“In terms of the total numbers of players available to us, we normally are able to punch above our weight in the Channel League by finishing around mid-table or better. However, in 2017, our league performance was disappointing although our results, latterly, certainly improved

It’s vital that our efforts to broaden our talent pool are on-going because many former low handicap golfers do not necessarily seek out opportunities for representative team golf – outside of their own clubs. They are therefore unaware of the competitive opportunities offered by Somerset’s Senior Team

Over last winter, we identified a total of # eleven new recruits who have undertaken to participate in our pre-season trials. These include stroke play trials over Weston-super-Mare and Tall Pines both of which will be home venues during our 2018 league campaign”

# includes a number of “comeback kids” who were unavailable during 2017

The players competing in our pre-season trials come from the following clubs (alpha order):

Bath; Brean; Burnham & Berrow; Cricket St Thomas; Enmore Park; Mendip Spring; Oake Manor; Taunton & Pickeridge; The Mendip; Wells; Weston-super-Mare

A Seniors Factsheet which illustrates the competitive opportunities provided by SGU Seniors can be accessed elsewhere on this page

Any golfer currently over 55 years (or approaching this milestone in 2018) with a handicap of 5 or less should consider finding out more about what’s involved in playing representative team golf at County level. Read the Factsheet (click the button on the right) and contact Alex, Paddy or James for any further guidance

 For the Channel League,  Match Reports and Team News, please follow the links

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