CHLCGA County Teams
CHLCGA is a small county when compared with our neighbours, but despite this we always strive to compete to the best of our collective ability. On this basis we would encourage all lower handicap ladies and junior girls to get involved in our squad set-up.
Our key objective is to motivate, organise and provide training and support all those players with the potential to join the county squad and who can commit to the schedule of training and matches.
The 1st team matches are all played during one week in June – the East Region County Match Week (CMW). Here the six East Region counties, namely Bedfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Cambs & Hunts, field teams typically made up of 10 -12 players. Over the five days, each team plays 36 holes every day – this includes three foursomes matches in the morning, followed by six singles matches in the afternoon. Just a little intense!! The winning team with the highest number of points accumulated through the week wins and goes onto to play in the England Finals, which takes place in September.
This year County Match Week is at Woodbridge in Suffolk starting Monday 18 June and finishing on Friday 22 June.
In order to prepare for CMW, we run a number of team building and training sessions. This year we are training with Paul Ashwell, a renowned England golf coach. He has put together four short-game sessions for us, themed as follows:
- Become a Short Game Wizard
- See It and Sink It!
- Escape from the sand.…first time, every time and get it close!
- Think Like A Champion
We have already had two of these sessions and the other two are scheduled for May. We also plan to organise scratch matches against several local mens’ scratch teams to get some foursomes practice in just before county week.
If you would like to get involved as a player, please contact Marcella.
The final CMW team is selected by the County Captain, Assistant Captain, 2nd Team Captain and Junior Organiser and announced after the CHLCGA County Championship in May.
The 2nd team schedule is different, in that they have several matches spaced out through the season, culminating in Finals Day, when all participating teams play against each other.
We also have a series of county matches for Veterans and Juniors, who additionally compete in other East Region junior competitions. More details can be found on the veterans and junior pages.
Supporting your county teams
Representing the CHLCGA as a player can be a challenging and intense experience. We know from what the players tell us, that having spectators adorned in pale blue following them round raises everyone’s spirits.
Going along as a spectator gives you the opportunity to make a real contribution by spurring the players on and boosting their spirits. You can also enjoy watching some excellent amateur golf. Please have a look at the fixture schedule, particularly for CMW, 2nd Team Finals Day and the Junior Match Days and put some dates in your diary.
This year we are organising a coach to take supporters to Woodbridge for County Match Week on Thursday 21 June, so please put this date in your diary. It is a great day out and we would love to fill the coach.
(details will be posted in April at the latest)