Gloucestershire Golf Union

Gloucestershire Golf Union

Our Country teams

The County compete at a variety of levels from the Under 14s right through to the County 1st Team. We expect our players to be fully committed to Gloucestershire, and to represent us with pride. We are very proud of our history of producing successful teams at all levels - long may it continue!

The pinnacle of a normal playing season is our participation in South West Week, which takes place in June of each year - the venue for South West Week rotates between the very finest courses in the South West of England. In 2014 South West Week was played at Royal North Devon Golf Club in Devon (a picture of our team is below), and in June of 2015 it will be played on home ground at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club. During the South West Week, we also take part in the annual qualifying event for the English County Finals, the finals of which are in September each year.

As well as South West Week, our 1st Team compete in The Channel League, whilst our 2nd Team compete in The Wessex Salver.

At Junior level, our Under 18s take part in four major events during the year. The Midland Four Counties in April, The Channel League which runs throughout the season, the English County Championship (qualifying in July and finals in August), and the Severnside Four Counties in August - a very hectic schedule! Our Under 16s also compete in their own version of The Channel League.

The team captains

The County Captain. Dave Wood of Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, takes charge of the 1st Team and has overall responsibility for Men's team golf in Gloucestershire.  Mark Powell has the same role for the Juniors. They are assisted by the following Team Managers:-

  • Men's 2nd Team - Andy Rudge (Bristol & Clifton)
  • Under 18 Team - Gary Ward (The Kendleshire Golf Club)
  • Under 16 & Under 14 Teams - Lee Knapper (Monmouth Golf Club) & Alan Graham (The Wiltshire Golf Club)

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