On Tuesday the 12th of January 2021, the Channel League committee met and discussed the 2021 season. In anticipation of early season disruption due to Covid-19 restrictions that for this season alone the Channel League structure required change.
Early season fixtures were taken out of the diary and the league split in to two mini leagues North and South. The restructured leagues will minimise travel and reduce the need for overnight accommodation wherever possible.
Somerset will play in the South mini-league along with Devon and Cornwall whilst Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Gwent and Glamorgan will form the North mini-league.
The mini leagues will see each county play each other home and away with the winning county from each league playing a final to determine the overall Channel League winners 2021.
It was also decided that the 9 hole mornng foursomes be played as a 9 hole greensome.
County Secretaries are in the process of arranging fixtures and the Channel League Chairman will be drawing up new rules, both will be available soon.
Please keep an eye on the SGU home page diary for up to date fixture conformation.
County Seniors 2020
A Message from the new Seniors County Captain Paddy Maclennan (Enmore Park GC)
Paddy (centre) and his selectors, Barry Simpson (left) Taunton & Pickeridge, Jerry Hodge of Burnham & Berrow, contact all affiliated clubs to identify low handicap seniors who would be interested in competing for a place in the County Senior Team.
"We are in a highly competitive league with other counties being able to field players of low handicaps which has always put us in the position of having to punch above our weight, not that it frightens us (quite the contrary!) nevertheless we must build on the fine results early last season in beating both Devon and Wiltshire as the Seniors Channel league will become more and more competitive”.
This year we will be drawing on some 20 players who are available to represent the County with some new faces who I am certain will be valuable additions, but we will always be on the lookout for talented golfers as the year progresses.
The players competing in our pre-season trials will be from: Bath; Burnham & Berrow; Cricket St Thomas; Enmore Park; Mendip Spring; Minehead & West Somerset, Oake Manor; Taunton & Pickeridge; Mendip Spring; Wells; Weston-super-Mare; Stockwood Vale and Wheathill”.
NB* Any golfer currently over 55 years (or approaching this milestone in 2020) 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 either Paddy, Barry or Jerry for any further guidance.
Paddy Maclennan, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel No: 07824 617658
Barry Simpson, Email: email@example.com Tel No: 07710 719584
Jerry Hodge, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel No: 07736 235830
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