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Buckinghamshire County Ladies Golf Association

County Second Team

The 2nd team county matches are for low handicap players who enjoy competitive but sociable golf. Players ideally will have a single figure handicap index, as matches are played off scratch. 2nd team players are typically a mixture of new 1st team players, juniors aspiring for the 1st team and experienced ladies. There will be a couple of county training sessions, with Tony Bowers the ladies county coach, in the spring combined with the 1st team, juniors and 2nd team. Early in the season the 2nd team join the 1st team and juniors for two practice matches (friendlies) which are often a combination foursomes and singles scratch match play.

The county 2nd team plays in the Midlands South Region which is split into South - Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, and North - Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire & Herefordshire. Every year the South teams play each other and so do the North.  Then at the Midlands South Second Team Finals in August the counties who finish top of each North/South area, play each other for the Trophy. The second placed teams in each North/South area and third placed teams also play each other at the Finals. Our two league matches against Berkshire and Oxfordshire will be one home and one away - these alternate each year. Each match has a team of between 6-8 players. The day starts early with coffee and bacon/egg roll with 3 foursomes scratch matchplay games in the morning. This is followed by a light lunch and 6 singles scratch matchplay games in the afternoon (strict handicap order even though the matches are scratch). The day finishes with a sociable afternoon tea. Most of the team will play morning and afternoon, but you can just play in one of these if you don’t fancy playing 36 holes. These matches are both competitive and sociable and extremely enjoyable. Buckinghamshire won the Midlands South Second Team trophy in 2018 and 2019 and we would like to get back to winning ways this year. Buckinghamshire will host the Midlands South Regional finals in 2024 on Thursday 1st August at Gerrards Cross Golf Club

Katie Reid, from Gerrards Cross Golf Club, is the 2nd team captain for 2023 and 2024. She is very keen to widen the pool of players and would like to hear from new players who have a single figure handicap index and would like to be included in the 2nd team squad. There is no requisite to attend county training or commit to all games, if you can only play/train on one date you are very welcome.

Please email her on 2ndtmcaptain@bclga.org.uk to express and interest.

2024 Fixtures

The winter county training 2024 dates are:

Sunday 18th February at Burnham Beeches - cancelled due to weather causing course closure

Sunday 24th March at Woburn - The adults beat the u-18s in the Tony Bowers trophy again this year

Combined 1st/2nd/junior friendlies 2024

Saturday 21st April v Middlesex (A) at Sudbury, 12.00 brunch first tee 1pm format - 9 holes foursomes scratch matchplay followed by 9 holes singles scratch matchplay in the same groups of 4. 
We won 10-5  Match report Friendly v Middlesex

2nd team league matches 2024

Sunday 28th April CANCELLED COURSE CLOSED DUE TO RAIN new date

Sunday 9th June v Oxfordshire (H) at Gerrards Cross Golf Club. 7 15am breakfast baps and tea/coffee, 8.00 tee for 3 x foursomes scratch matchplay, 11.45 lunch - sandwiches and chips, 12.30 tee for 6 x singles, tea and cake afterwards 

We won 7-2 Match report League v Oxfordshire

Saturday 29th June v Berkshire (A) at Newbury and Crookham golf club
10.30am 3  x foursomes scratch matchplay, lunch, 3pm 6 x singles

2024 County 2nd team Midlands South Regional Finals

Thursday 1st August at Gerrards Cross golf club

8.30 - 9.00 3 x foursomes for 1st/2nd place playoff

11.00 - 11.50 6 x singles 5th/6th place 

12.00 - 12.50 6 x singles 3rd/4th place

13.00 - 13.50 6 singles 1st/2nd place
Tea and cake and presentation after the conclusion of the above matches

Archives 2023

3rd April Friendly v Bedfordshire

29th April League match v Oxfordshire

14th May League match v Berkshire

27th May 1st/2nd Team Friendly vs Middlesex

Midlands South Region 2nd Team League Rules - April 2022

2nd Team Regional Finals 2023 - 8 Aug 2023

Archives 2022

BEDFORDSHIRE VS BUCKINGHAMSHIRE FRIENDLY MATCH 24TH APRIL 2022

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE VS OXFORDSHIRE 2ND TEAM MATCH - 30 MAY 2022

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE VS BERKSHIRE 2ND TEAM MATCH - 19 JUNE 2022

2019 Archive

Sunday 9th June - League Match v Oxfordshire (H) at Harewood Downs GC

Results

Sunday 30th June - League Match v Berkshire at Reading Golf Club

Results

Sunday 19th July - Midlands South Second Team Finals at Wellingborough Golf Club

Report & Results





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