Cornwall Qualifier, June 11th 2017
The Point at Polzeath
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The EG Club Team Competition is a Handicap championship, with teams consisting of four players (two men and two ladies) who are all members of the same club. The combined handicap for the team must fall within the range of 24-96. The competition is a stableford, with two scores to count. In the past there have been regional qualifiers, limited to one team per club, competing for places in the final which is held at Woodhall Spa during England Golf week in mid-August. The intention was to furnish some details of a Cornish qualifying round at the CLCGA Delegates meeting, but because it became apparent that there was a clash of dates, that was put on hold. That clash has now been fully resolved by amending the date of this competition. The details are therefore set out below.
Over a period of time England Golf have become increasingly aware of the difficulties posed in outlying counties such as Cornwall by the need to travel considerable distances to regional venues, and have offered the option of a County-based qualifier, with a guaranteed place in the national final for the winners (or if they are unable to take up the offer, the available team with the closest competition score). The CGU and CLCGA have taken up the offer and are not aware of any other county having done so – but there may well be more in future. Because of the smaller geographical area and number of clubs, there is no need to restrict clubs to one entry and we are therefore inviting individual teams to enter the competition independently, as is the current practice in the CLCGA Mixed 4s. Within this context, clubs are free to make their own arrangements for support or sponsorship.
The competition for 2017 is scheduled for 11th June at the Point at Polzeath, and further details will be available from January 2017. We are looking at an entry fee of about £20 per pair (£40 per team) with the option of a meal to follow. There will be a range of prizes to be won, with the place in the national final awarded to the winners, but if they are unable to take up the offer it can be passed on to other teams in order of scores achieved. This is an opportunity to benefit from the hospitality of England Golf and play an excellent course as part of an exciting golf event. We hope there will be a good entry, and if the competition is a success, we hope that it will become an annual event. Please watch this space – further information will follow.