The first team is announced after the County Championships in April. The selection criteria (here) includes performance in the Championships, previous County experience, attendance at training and general commitment to the County, plus availability. The team will represent the County at County Match week and if successful at the National County Finals.
First team captain is Nicola Taylor
2022 Regional County finals were held at Burhill 26th-29th June. A series of very tight matches saw Surrey, Kent and Hampshire tied with 3 wins and 1 defeat each. Surrey, with 12 game points, came 2nd to Kent who qualified for the National Finals with 14 game points. A full report of the week by captain Nicola is here
The team representing Surrey was:
Becky Gee (Hindhead) - County Champion
Nicola Taylor (Walton Heath) - 1st Team Captain
Ava Bates (Wentworth)
Alex Jakins (Foxhills)
Hyun-Ji Kim (Roehampton)
Abbi Rowlands (Foxhills)
Matilde Santilli (Foxhills)
Ellen Yates (West Hill)
Katie Laud (Worplesdon)
Debbie Richards (Burhill)
Thanks to all the supporters in pink who turned out to watch.
A series of evening range sessions and squad training days are arranged January - March each year. Approximately 20 players are invited to be part of the winter squad in November each year for the upcoming season.
For more information contact Nicola Taylor.
Following the change in format to County Week/Finals in 2021, the criteria to be awarded 1st Team County Colours was subsequently amended and agreed by the SLCGA Executive Committee.
First Team County Colours are awarded to players who have accumulated 3 points in County Week/County Finals matches, having played in a minimum of 4 matches. Points are awarded as follows:
1 point for each win
1/2 point for each half
There is no difference in points awarded for foursomes or singles matches. Points may be carried forward from one year to the next in any 2 year period.
The team played in the National finals at Denham 17th-19th September and with great wins against the other 5 finalists (Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Somerset and Yorkshire), won the national title for the first time in 24 years Read the full report from Captain Nicola Taylor (Walton Heath).
|Hertfordshire||17th Sep||AM||3.5-1.5 WON|
|Yorkshire||17th Sep||PM||3-2 WON|
|Buckinghamshire||18th Sep||AM||3.5-1.5 WON|
|Lincolnshire||18th Sep||PM||4-1 WON|
|Somerset||19th Sep||AM||3.5-1.5 WON|
Nicola Taylor (Walton Heath), Olivia Horsford (Wimbledon Park), Hyun-ji Kim (Royal Wimbledon), Ellie Monk (Sunningdale), Alex Phelps (Woking), Abbi Rowlands (Foxhills), Matilde Santilli (Foxhills), Lottie Woad (Farnham) Ellen Yates (West Hill).
After three days of play, during which one session was lost due to terrible weather conditions, Surrey retained the 'Top Dog' trophy and will represent the South Region at the National Finals at Denham Golf Club from the 17th-19th September 2021.
The result was very close, with Hampshire and Surrey tied at 3 match wins each. Surrey squeaked home due to having won one game more than Hampshire.