West Mids League
With the new season fast approaching, preparation has begun for Harborne Golf Club’s quest for victory in the West Midlands Golf League 2019.
I would like to invite all those eligible to play (please see below) to consider representing Harborne Golf Club in this prestigious competition. The competition will be fierce for places with only eight players on any match day, but would welcome as many players as possible to make themselves available. If you haven’t played West Mids golf before don’t be scared to still give it a go, as the saying goes “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it”….. The golf is very competitive, but it is also a superb platform to improve particularly your mental game in the heat of battle. I will be adding a list to the notice board in the locker room for all those interested in due course. I look forward to seeing past players and new faces on the list. The more players in the pot can only improve our chances.
Now for a few technicalities-
The competition is open to gentleman golfers of Harborne Golf Club with Handicaps of 4 to 15 inclusive and played in a betterball format with players taking shots from the lowest handicapped player in the fourball (three quarters the difference in handicap).
Four 2 ball teams are picked for each match with each team comprising of a low man (4-9 inclusive) and a high man (10-15 inclusive) Matches are played on a home and away basis with a point awarded for a win, half a point for a half and hopefully what we won’t be seeing too much of, zero points for a loss.
A full fixture list will be added to the notice board in the locker room shortly once a couple of the away clubs confirm dates for their fixtures.
I would urge any eligible player considering representing our fantastic Golf Club to just go and sign up for this year’s competition, you’ve got to be in it to win it. It is a great competition that instils fantastic team spirit and camaraderie amongst those taking part.
Let’s make 2019 a fantastic year as part of Harborne Golf Club.
Stephen Fergusson - West Midlands League Team Captain