The County 2nd team usually has four matches a year, two friendlies and two league matches, against South West Counties' teams. If these matches are won there is a final match against the winner of the other three counties.
The team has a balance between older, more experienced players and the new young talent coming through from GGG. This allows older lower handicap players (who have perhaps taken the game up later in life) to experience county golf and to help the youngsters make the transition from Junior golf. Many of these older players go on to take up positions within the county therefore making an invaluable contribution.
For many of the junior girls the 2nd team is a stepping stone on the way to playing for the 1st team. It allows them the opportunity to train with, and get to know, all the established players, making this transition easy and smooth and this together with the experience of playing competitive matches at this level, prepares them for 1st team matches and South West County Week.
2nd Team Friendly match: Glos 2 v Worcs/Here 2
23rd April 2017 at The Herefordshire Golf Club
Team: Sophie Price, Jess Brown, Hannah Brown- Pearce, Corrinne Durber, Annie Griffin, Sabrina Thomson-Green
The 2nd team enjoyed their first outing in a friendly against the 2nd team of Worcs/Hereford at The Herefordshire. A very tight course with many blind shots so an exciting challenge for the team. We played foursomes in the morning against a strong team and although we were able to take the majority of matches to the 18th we lost 2-1. However, in the afternoon singles the team came back fighting, every match was taken to the 18th and we managed to half the singles 2-2. The final score 4-3 to Worcestershire/Herefordshire. The 2nd team should be really proud as they played superbly with chip ins for eagles, driving par 4s and coming back from 5 down to half the match. Well done!