Sunday 25th July 2021
Ccongratulation to Tom Bastow on his selection to the Welsh Boys Team for the Home Internationals. Due reward for all his hard work and dedication.
Tuesday 20th July 2021
What a great couple of days as the Dorset Seniors battled it out to be the team to represent the SWCGAat this year's EG SEniors County Finals. The icing on the cake was seeing Gary earl come home with a great score to take the individual Title. Well done to all the team a great effort and they now look forward to selection and pitting their skills at Grange Park GC St Helens Lancashire.
Monday 12th July 2021
At Wareham yesterday Kai from Christchurch had 41 points 6 clear of Sam Brown Weymouth to claim the Cyril Nash. The score assisted Christ Church the team Cup from second placed Weymouth. Christchurch will now go forward to the Junior Champion Club Championship at Woodhall Spa.
The South Western Group of England Golf
This annual meeting is acknowledged to have been the premier inter-counties meeting before the official inter-county championships were inaugurated, and it is still regarded by many to be the finest week of competitive amateur golf in England.
The format is unique, involving the six south western counties of Wiltshire, Gloucester, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and of course Dorset, each playing the other in a series of matches over five days, with a 36-hole medal on the Tuesday to decide the individual South Western championship. The medal competition also decides which county shall represent the South Western area in the English County Championship finals. This is determined by the aggregate scores of six players from each of the six counties whose names are nominated prior to the commencement of play.
This qualification was introduced in 1955 and, in recent years, its outcome has tended to overshadow the result of the South Western team championship, which is decided by matchplay, and has always been regarded as the raison d’être of the meeting.
Each match of the team championship consists of eight singles played in the mornings for one point followed in the afternoons by four foursomes matches, each valued at one and a half points. It is believed that this order of play, with foursomes worth higher point's value than singles, is unique in team golf and places great emphasis on successful foursomes play. There are instances on record where a team has led by seven matches to one after the morning singles, only to lose all the afternoon foursome games and finish with the most disappointing result of seven points each.