Welcome to the 2nd Team Section of BCLGA

2nd Team Captain Are you a lady or girl golfer who is a member of a BCLGA-affiliated club and who would relish the opportunity to play scratch matches against other counties? If so, do get in touch: I’d love to hear from any potential new players for the county 2nd team.

Even if your handicap is not yet in single figures, you can be added to our email list. You may be given a chance to play in one of our non-league matches sooner than you think, or perhaps in a practice session with the 1st team!

Players who show good promise and availability may be invited to attend squad training sessions once or twice a year. Our County Training Offficer and County Captain have a keen interest in developing potential future players.

The most important events of our season are the Midlands South 2nd Team League matches, which are held between late Spring and late summer. The Berkshire ladies have recently had a great couple of years, reaching the final in 2014 and again in 2015 when we won the title.

In the league we play matches against Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, then the overall winner plays a final against the winner of the other three counties in the region (Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, or Worcestershire & Herefordshire).

We also have several friendly matches against other counties each year. These may follow the same format as the league matches (36 holes, foursomes and singles), or they may involve just 18 holes (singles or even greensomes).

Charlie Keenan
BCLGA 2nd Team Captain 2017/18

2ND TEAM NEWS

2nd Team Match vs Oxfordshire The first of the league matches was against Oxfordshire at Henley Golf Club on 2ndJune2019.

As is our practice we fielded juniors and experienced 2nd team players. Unfortunately, we found Oxfordshire fielded a few of their 1st team (but eligible to play 2nd team), so we knew we were going to have a tough time against them.

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2nd Team Match vs. Hampshire

Our annual friendly match against Hants was played at Temple Golf Club on 29thMay 2019. The match was played in dry(am)and then wet conditions as the heavens opened up for the afternoon singles. It was great to have some new juniors play this year and start to see them move the teams. We had 7 players as Ann Williams couldn't stay for the afternoon, so Lucinda Dashwood stepped in to play in the singles.

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1st/2ndTeam Match v. MiddlesexThis friendly match was played on a beautifully sunny, though rather hot, afternoon at Sudbury Golf Course, which is near Wembley Stadium and has wonderful views of the City of London in the distance as well as the occasional glimpse of the arch on the Stadium.

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Our first match of the season, a friendly against Hampshire at Arlesford Golf Club, was played in beautiful weather, once the early morning fog had cleared. As ever, Hampshire fielded a strong side and unfortunately we were weakened by injuries and work and other commitments.

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2nd Team Captain
Charlie Keenan
2ndteamcaptain@bclga.co.uk  


2ND TEAM CALENDAR

29 May 2019
2nd Team Friendly v Hampshire
Temple GC

02 June 2019
2nd Team League Match v Oxfordshire
Henley GC, Oxon

30 June 2019
2nd Team League Match v Buckinghamshire
Reading GC

19 July 2019
2nd Team League Match v Northamptonshire
Wellingborough GC, Northants