South West Week is without doubt the highlight of the County golfing calendar. This year it takes place at Weston-super-mare Golf Club - starting on Saturday 10th June and finishing on Friday 16th June - a real marathon !
The participating counties are Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Our players will be competing against the very best amateur golfers in the region for six days on a golf course in peak condition - golfing heaven !!
They will have a very full schedule, will represent us with pride, and will make every effort to play hard and fair in the pursuit of every trophy on offer.
All supporters will be made to feel very welcome, and your presence would be greatly appreciated by management and players alike.
You can follow the progress of our team during the week by using the live scoring service offered by the South West Counties Golf Association (just click the image on the right).
The South West Counties Team Championship takes place over five of the six days of the week. Every County plays against the others over 36 holes, with a series of eight singles in the morning, followed by four foursomes in the afternoon.
In a unique scoring format, each win in a singles match counts for one game point, and each win in a foursomes match counts for one and a half game points - the County winning the most game points in the series is awarded one match point.
The Champion County over the week being the one with the most match points. Our team will be defending the title that we won at St Enodoc last year.
On Tuesday 13th June, the teams have a break from Match Play and compete in the South West Region Qualifying event for The English County Finals - this year The English County Finals will be played at the fabulous Trevose Golf Club in Cornwall.
Each Captain nominates six players to represent his respective County, and the players play 36 holes with every individual score counting towards the team total. The County with the lowest overall score from their 12 rounds goes forward to represent the South West Region at The English County Finals in September.
Last year we finished 3rd behind winners Cornwall, with Somerset in 2nd place.
The South West Counties Amateur Championship is an individual event that is played alongside the English County Finals Qualifying event on Tuesday 7th June.
It is a straight forward 36 hole medal with 72 players competing.
The field is made up of the 6 players representing their County in the EG Qualifier, plus all other players representing their County in the South West Counties Team Championship, and a small number of individual entrants.
Last year at St Enodoc, our very own Laurie Potter from Cotswold Hills (pictured left) won the event with a tremendous score of 133 to become the first Gloucestershire winner for twenty seven years.
Hopefully we’ll have another player in the winner’s circle this year.
The Clifford Burden Trophy is awarded to the player who wins the most game points whilst playing for his County in the Team Championship (with foursome wins counting as one here rather than one and a half !!) – Joe Cruse (Cornwall) won last year with eight and a half points out of 10, closely followed by our won Nick Day and Tom Workman on seven and a half.