Somerset Golf Union

Under 12 Futures Squad

The Futures Squad has been establised in recent years as a bridge between Junior Club Golf and Representative Golf at either School or County Level. This has been a proven success as we have seen players move up through the age groups to represent the full County Teams, and in some cases. onto Regional and International recognition.

Every Autumn we hold an Assessment Day where young golfers can demonstrate their aptitude over a variety of skills such as putting, short game and full swing analysis from our Coaching Team. A number are then selected to takepart in the coaching programme. We like to stress that handicap is not the sole criteria as the coaches will also be looking at the potential for future development. It is also worth noting that will also be monitoring the progress of players throughout the season as their can be rapid progress during the summer.

The emphasis with this squad is more towards friendly than competitive golf. We try to set them on the pathway to represenative golf without being too focussed upon results at this stage - golf is meant to be fun as well!

Having said that, we have lined up two friendly team matches during the couse of the summer against Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. . We also participate in a 5 County tournament at Under 12 level in September - the other counties involoved are Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire. The structure of the event is that all players will compete from the same handicap in preparation for representative golf at school and county level. The tourmament will be held at Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire in 2020 with a confirmed date of Sunday 27th September.

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