I am pleased to confirm that we have now been given the green light to resume junior golf activities at County level. Ian Vibert has selected the following boys to participate in the winter training sessions for the Somerset Under 14 Squad.
Congratulations to all of you, Ian and I will look forward to seeing you in the coming months.
We are hoping that our first session will take place on Sunday November 22nd and are awaiting confirmation that our preferred venue will be able to accommodate us. As soon as this has been agreed I will be back in touch to give more details and the joining instructions
As I have previously indicated, we were unable to proceed with the usual Assessment Day this Autumn. We will be in touch with Clubs and Coaches to try to identify potential candidates to join our Under 14 Development and Under 12 Futures Squads for 2021 to join those who remain eligible from the 2020 squads.
Finally, please click the on the right to see a note from the County Junior Organiser Ian Poole that will, I hope, answer any questions that you may have concerning the COVID 19 situation. Naturally, the welfare of the boys, the members of the SGU and the staff and members of our supporting golf clubs is of paramount importance. I hope this will re-assure you that the necessary steps will be taken to protect us all.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Under 14 Team Manager
2020 Matches & Venues will roll over to next year as a result of Covid-19.... With planning hampered by the unknown timescales of the current crisis and clubs having great difficulty in arranging their fixture list there may be a delay in conformation of venues for the above matches 2021. Every effort will be made by the channel league to stick with the corresponding dates and chosen venues wherever possible
U12 & U14 Championship 2020
On Friday 17th April 24 boys aged 14 or below from 15 different Clubs across the County were due to play the U14 and U12 Championship at The Isle of Wedmore GC. Our thanks goes to the host club and hopefully we can all meet up this time next year and actually play! ironically the weather on Friday saw the first rain for 4 weeks so at least we all avoided getting wet.
Rich Dix and Ian Vibert had put a lot in to pre season with training days taking place before the lock down. The mini's inter County season was full of promise with added under 12 fixtures arranged and development squads growing our County talent.
There is still hope of competitive golf later in the year and the County will look to challenge the young talent even if the fixtures are friendly matches. Keep your swings going lads and see you all as soon as its safe to do so.
Somerset's Under 14 side play a series of competitive matches throughout the season against our neighbouring counties. The squad is generally selected in the autumn in order to participate in the winter training and coaching programmes established by the Performance Coach and Team Manager and . However, they will always be looking out for emerging talent identified by the Develeopment Group that run alongside, as well as keeping an eye out for newcomers, either those new to the game or who move into the area. The matches we play are:
UNDER 14 SQUAD FOR 2020
RYAN BOWDEN; THOMAS RICHARDSON; CAMERON FEAR; JOSH BARLESS; CAMERON STEVENSON; LOWEN STEPHENS; FREDDIE EGLIN; OLLY OLLY TRIPP; ALEXANDER FRAME; JACOB RADFORD; TROY YOUNG; CALEB WICKHAM; LUKE BURBRIDGE
DEVELOPMENT SQUAD FOR 2020
CHARLIE LESTER; BENNY HODGSON; ALFIE BASSETT; RORY LAKE; WILLS HOUSE; BEN SMART; JENSON BARKER; MATTHEW LEE; HARLEY SANDELL
Remember the faces
Somerset Under 14 Team
SOMERSETS SQUAD FOR THE SWCGA U16/U14 CHAMPIONSHIP at TRURO GC 31ST MAY
SOUTH WESTERN COUNTIES BOYS’ U16 / U14 CHAMPIONSHIP For THE EIC SCOTT – COOPER COTSWOLD RAM TROPHY, THE RAY LAWFORD TROPHY and THE DAVID KING SALVER;The winner of the Under 14’s will qualify for the Reid Trophy to be held at Trentham Golf Club on 6th – 8th August 2019The winner of the Under 16’s will qualify for the McGregor Trophy to be played at Radcliffe-on-Trent from 16th – 18th July 2019
Jackson CAREY Farrington Park
Bailey LANGFORD Taunton and Pickeridge
Harry SELWYN Clevedon
Dewi JOHN Saltford
Stanley RICHARDSON Isle of Wedmore
Joshua OWEN Clevedon
Freddie TURNELL Burnham and Berrow
Alex MARSHALL Farrington Park
Dylan JOHN Saltford