Middlesex Golf

WOmen's 2nd team 

The Women's 2nd Team plays a very important part in Middlesex. The team provides a route through which talented players can progress to represent the County at 1st Team level, whislt providing a fun and competitive outlet for women. 

Winter Training

After the playing season has ended, players have the opportunity to be selected for Women's Winter Training. Potential Women's 2nd Team players will combine with potential Women's 1st 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: 

  • The player must have their Home Club in Middlesex
  • The player's WAGR Ranking 
  • The player's performances in National events (English Women’s amateur Championship, etc.)
  • The player's performances in County events (Women’s County Championship, etc)
  • Typically, handicap of 12.4 or better

A more detailed Selection Criteria Document can be viewed HERE.

The overall aim of Winter Training is to bring skilful players together in a social and creative environment where they can thrive and further develop their talents. Players who are selected will be invited to join squad 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. 

Summer Squad Selection

A squad of 10 players that will make up the Women's 2nd 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 Winter Training
  • Performance in early season friendly matches
  • Performance in Middlesex Championships, in particular the Women's County Championship

Additionally,  at the manager's descretion, a player may be considered for selection to the squad if they possess the following abilites:

  • Single handicap players, who perhaps do not aspire to play in the 1st team, but would enjoy and flourish in the competitive world of County Golf.
  • Players who are not quite good enough for the 1st team, in the hope that we can help them take their game to the next level
  • Juniors who are improving and have potential.

Teams that play matches and the Stovold Trophy will be selected on the basis of the Manager's knowledge of who the strongest players available are for the event.

Usually, the season starts in April with a couple of friendly matches, usually in conjunction with players from the County 1st Team and Junior Team. 

Stovold Trophy

Pat Stovold is a past Captain and past President of Surrey Ladies’ County Golf Association.  She is a great supporter of Surrey Ladies’ Golf, with particular emphasis on the development of junior golf and the encouragement of talented young golfers to County First Team standard. Pat introduced the Stovold Trophy to the South Region golfing calendar in 1997.  The format has remained essentially the same over the years with teams of six (reduced from eight in 2015) playing foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon – two home and two away matches in rotation. 

Stovold Trophy rules can be viewed  HERE .

The four Inter-County Stovold Trophy matches, played against Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex take place in the summer months after County Week in June.  Players are not eligible if they play for the Women's 1st team in County Week. 

Upcoming Fixtures 

Recent Results

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Team Manager

Mary McDowall


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