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Dorset Ladies County Golf Association

Second Team

Our Second Team Captain is  Louise Pettitt 

There are 12 players in the second team squad currently from Ferndown, Broadstone, Knighton Heath, Sherborne, Yeovil, and Remedy Oak

The team play 2 matches in the year against other SW Counties. The matches consist of foursomes in the morning, followed by singles in the afternoon. 

Winners of this round go forward to the SW Second Team Finals.

In preparation for County matches, the second team play warm up fixtures.

Fixtures & Results 2024

Date Venue Home Team Result Away Team
28th April Ashley Wood Dorset
Ashley Wood Men
16 June

Sherborne

Dorset
Wiltshire
22 - 23rd July
Gloucestershire
TBC


Selection Criteria 

To be considered for the 2nd team the Captain will look at, previous County experience, commitment, current form and being a team player. 

Currently WHS handicap index standard for a team member is 12 handicap or below.

Team members are also expected to attend pre-season training session

SW rules (from 2023) allow for past first team members with Colours to be eligible to play in second team matches, provided their handicap is above 5 and that it is more than 5 years since they played in first Fixtures  

Training 2024.

Training
Feb sat 10th
March sat 9th
March sat 23rd 
April sat 6th

How to get involved 

If you would like to be part of the 2nd team for the 2024 season please reach out to Louise Pettitt or County Captain, President or your Club County representative.

Captain's Reports 2023

Ashley Wood Men

The 2nd team have started the season with success, winning the friendly against Ashley Wood men with a convincing 2 1/2 to 1/2. The game was played with great team spirit and was valuable to show pairing for our matches.

Our first match is home at Yeovil on 25th June against Gloucestershire, which is always tough competition and we look forward to the challenge.

Then we are away to Wiltshire on 23rd July, at The Wiltshire


Gloucestershire

The 2nd team have started the SW matches in fabulous form beating
 at home 5-4. The team were at Yeovil GC on Sunday 25th June for
foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon.
This is always a tough match, it was played with great team spirit and support,
superb result, well done team.
Thank you to Yeovil Golf club and in particular Ros Williams for all your support.
Our next match is away against Wiltshire on 23rd July where we will be looking to
repeat our success.
The 2nd team squad is as follows:
Louise Pettitt Ferndown - Team Manager. Rebecca Martin -Broadstone. Caroline Beaumont - Sherborne. Megan Withnall - Ferndown. 

Scarlett Philips - Ferndown. Sianell White - Knighton Heath. Tries Rideout - Yeovil. Kim McKinley - Yeovil. Jacqui Bowden -Remedy
Emma Hardy - Broadstone


Our 2nd SW match this season was away to Wiltshire at the Wiltshire Golf Club.

Well I can only say the rain and wind was more like an April day than a Saturday at the end of July, typical British Summer!

The team donned their  waterproofs and off we went, a tight set of foursomes matches as the team accustomised themselves with very thick wet semi, strong winds and lashing rain and we found ourselves 2-1 down at lunch. All to play for in the afternoon.

The team partially dried out and off we went for our singles, again with very close matches, having watched a match won on 18 it was 4 all in the clubhouse with one match still playing. The team played some fantastic golf in very tough condition which we eventually lost 5-4.


However most of the squad this year are new to the team and each other and have demonstrated great team spirit and support throughout the season enabling us to beat Ashleywood men in a friendly. Prevail over Gloucestershire at home and a very close game against Wiltshire away.

I look forward to building further on the teams great efforts next season 

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Notices

ON-LINE ENTRY FOR COMPETITIONS


DCGU and DLCGA Unification Statement. Read


Club Competitions 2024. Important Information.



South West News

SW Foursomes at Clevedon GC and the SW Bowmaker at Bristol & Clifton GC are now live comps available for on-line entry. See South West Women's Golf Association






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