After the playing season has ended, players have the opportunity to be selected for Women's Winter Training. Potential Women's 1st Team players will combine with potential Women's 2nd team players and they will all benefit from 'away days' together during the winter and other experiences that the County will provide. As well as providing a fun social atmosphere, this gives the Team Managers the opportunity to monitor all potential players and see who is performing well and improving before a decision is made about which players should go into the 1st and 2nd Team Squad in spring. The criteria for selection for Winter Training are:
A more detailed Selection Criteria Document can be viewed HERE.
The overall aim of Winter Training is to improve upon the already considerable abilities of the high-performance players and assist them towards excelling in national amateur golf while representing Middlesex. Players who are selected will be invited to join the squad in late 2020. They will be provided with a schedule of events for the next 12 months, a Welcome Pack and some information about what will be expected of them.
A squad of 10-12 players that will make up the Women's 1st Team will be selected after Winter Training has finished and before the playing season begins. Generally, the criteria for selection are:
Players' commitment to and performance in tournaments, in particular, the Women's County Championship
Players' commitment to and performance in Winter Training
Players' commitment to and performance in County matches
Additionally, at the manager's discretion, a player may be considered for selection to the squad if they possess the following abilities:
Teams that play matches and County Week will be selected on the basis of the Manager's knowledge of who the strongest players available are for the event.
Usually, two friendly practice matches are arranged earlier in the season to prepare for County Week.
The most important event for the Middlesex Women’s 1st team is what is traditionally called 'County Week', however in 2020 this event changed to a four-day event. In 2021, for the first time, County Week will be played from Sunday to Wednesday.
The competition involves the following counties: Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, and of course Middlesex. Matches are played over 36-holes and the format is 3 foursomes matches in the morning followed by 6 singles each afternoon. The event is usually played at the end of June.
In agreement with the Buckinghamshire Women's 1st Team Captain, it has been decided to cancel the friendly match between our two Counties for 2021. We hope that the match will be played again in 2022.
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Sunday to Wednesday, 27-30th June at Worthing GC. 36 holes: 3 Foursomes AM, 6 Singles PM over 4 days