It is an honour for juniors to have the opportunity to represent their county on the golf course and we think that it might be helpful to clarify and summarise our views on some 'ground rules'.
Our overall aim is to give players the opportunity to enjoy representing a Middlesex side that is capable of competing in all friendly matches, the South Eastern League, playing through to the South East Boys' Qualifiers. We will give qualifying players the chance to play in a highly competitive environment, whilst maintaining high standards of sportsmanship and friendship.
A complete Fixture List can be found below. All players on the U18 Selection List will be asked to provide an early indication of their likely availability for the various matches. Team selection for each match will be sent by e-mail to all players and their parents on the U18 Selection List, approximately three weeks in advance of the forthcoming fixture. Selected players and reserves will be asked to confirm their availability by e-mail, within the stated period. If the Manager does not receive such confirmation, he is likely to promote a reserve, so please follow that protocol to avoid disappointment.
Criteria for selection will vary for the various matches that comprise the U18 Fixture List. The various matches can be categorised as:
South Eastern League matches.
Six-Man-Team, to play in the EG Boys' County Qualifiers, South Eastern Group.
Players that will be eligible for inclusion on the Selection List will be under 18 years at 00 hours on 1 January in that year, 8 handicap or below, or a previously selected player. They shall also be a current member of a club affiliated to Middlesex Golf.
Teams for the various matches will be selected by the U18 Team Manager. Selection will be based upon:
Middlesex Golf provides subsidy to cover the costs of all fixtures. This broadly contributes to the cost of meals and refreshments. All players are expected to attend the meal after matches, although it is accepted that certain circumstances can arise.
Team shirts and pullovers are given to all players that represent Middlesex. All players are expected to represent the county in team kit. Players will be provided with county golf balls for each match that they play in.
Travelling expenses (30p per mile) can be claimed for away League matches and EG County Boy’ Qualifying and Finals only. Players are encouraged to “buddy up” and thereby minimise costs to Middlesex.
It is our ambition to be a well run and competitive team. We aim to compete strongly in every event that we play. We will include as many players in this process as we reasonably can.