Stocksfield team reach national finals

Stocksfield Golf Club’s team have played their way through to the finals of the first British Inter-Clubs Mixed Team Championships and the team will be heading out to Portugal in November to compete for the trophy.

The event attracted entries from all corners of the UK, and Stocksfield have beaten teams from City of Newcastle, Billingham, Muthill and Fleetwood to be crowned champions of the Northern region. They’re now heading off to the finals, which take place at Boavista Golf Resort in Portugal,  November 7-10.

Captain Fintan Kealy said: “On our journey, we have had very close and competitive matches, experienced great hospitality and met like-minded golfers who hopefully we will see again in the future.”

Postponed from last year, the knockout event has been played throughout the season with the four regional winners qualifying for the national finals. Stocksfield will face Bedfordshire in the semi-finals, with the winning team going on to face the winners of the Stoneham and Belton Woods match.

Event director Kath Tusler said: “Mixed golf has increased in popularity in recent times and this competition aims to mirror the success of the national men’s and women’s team club competitions that have been running for many years.

“Clubs are enjoying the chance to play some competitive mixed golf against different clubs, and we look forward to even more Northumbrian clubs taking part next year.”

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