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    Re: County Championships

    Dorset 2017

    Amateur Championship 56 players

    Stroke play Championship 38 players

    There are over 30 clubs in the county
    Handicap 9 (was 6, now showing my age)An absolute miss mash of clubs

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    Journeyman Pro srixon 1's Avatar
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    Re: County Championships

    This year was the 1st time since 2008 that I didn't enter ours. Still not fit enough to do 36 holes competitively yet after my forced sabbatical. Was a lower than normal entry this year too. Like Gordon said above, probably to do with the venue.
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    Re: County Championships

    Quote Originally Posted by fundy View Post
    I seriously dont get this, any club who provided entrants should be automatically offering a handful of tee times to members of the host club, that said Beds golf is and always seems to have been a bit of an odd one (partly due to its lack of decent tracks i expect)
    Well some venues offered no tee times at all

    One venue which has two courses offered one tee times at 3 on the Saturday and on their weaker course

    Another course offered one tee time on Sunday at 4:30

    A couple of the other courses offered some decent times

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    Re: County Championships

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    Well some venues offered no tee times at all

    One venue which has two courses offered one tee times at 3 on the Saturday and on their weaker course

    Another course offered one tee time on Sunday at 4:30

    A couple of the other courses offered some decent times
    I understand JOG not as they dont totally handicap their own members when they host stuff (albeit they prob host more than their fair share?), wouldve expected you could get a game at the likes of DD, AG, SB etc no issue, obviously not

    btw did you get my email?
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    Re: County Championships

    JoG still donít host their own fair share - we have hosted 6 county events in the past 4 years with 4 of them closing the course at the weekends-

    Nothing at DD , one at AG which was the one on Sunday , nothing at SB

    Millbrook offered 3 each day , same with Luton Hoo and Beds and County.

    Some of the smaller places have loads

    Yep got your email earlier - trying to sort out a game now

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    Re: County Championships

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    JoG still donít host their own fair share - we have hosted 6 county events in the past 4 years with 4 of them closing the course at the weekends-

    Nothing at DD , one at AG which was the one on Sunday , nothing at SB

    Millbrook offered 3 each day , same with Luton Hoo and Beds and County.

    Some of the smaller places have loads

    Yep got your email earlier - trying to sort out a game now
    yeah thats awful, surely it cant be hard for the county to get all the clubs to sign up to offering 2 or 3 times each day to the host club can it?
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    Re: County Championships

    We've never had great numbers, for as long as I've been playing in it anyway. But this year was the second year of playing only 18 holes qualifying rather than 36 in a day. There are pros and cons of each but there were noticeably more entries for the 18 hole version. It remains to be seen whether the county choose to go back to 36 or make a permanent shift to 18.

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    Re: County Championships

    Dorset also has a 36 hole stroke play event, it's held a couple of months after the county champ's. If you play in both then the 72 holes (36 from county champ's and 36 from stroke plays) are combined to give another trophy. This year the stroke plays are at Parkstone. Cost is £36 for two rounds and some lunch so I imagine this event will have a ballot and will be a full field of 72 players.
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    Re: County Championships

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    We've never had great numbers, for as long as I've been playing in it anyway. But this year was the second year of playing only 18 holes qualifying rather than 36 in a day. There are pros and cons of each but there were noticeably more entries for the 18 hole version. It remains to be seen whether the county choose to go back to 36 or make a permanent shift to 18.
    I think there is something about it having to be 36 holes as far as i know.

    But by the look of things numbers a pretty poor from the replies.

    Maybe time for a change all around, i'd imagine changing to 18 would allow more to play in ours.

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    Re: County Championships

    The county champs is quite a big deal in Lancashire.
    over 130 entries at West Lancs a couple of weeks ago, no surprise with 142 clubs locally in the LGU.

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