It’s back – the draw for the 2023 British Clubs Mixed Championships today has thrown up a series of intriguing ties.
Reigning champions Stoneham GC have been given a tricky away tie to debutants Royal Winchester GC in a difficult section of the draw that includes eight sides from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
National runners-up Stocksfield GC, a small but perfectly-formed club from Northumberland, say their run in the 2022 competition has galvinised interest both within the membership and wider afield in the county, so much so that they will be turning out two teams this year.
Stocksfield’s A team will travel to newcomers Bamburgh Castle in round one while their B team will host another newcomer Hexham GC, one of seven sides who have signed up from Northumberland.
Fellow finalists Bedfordshire GC and Belton Woods GC are also embracing the second year of the competition.
Bedfordshire will entertain neighbours Bedford & County GC in the south east region while Belton Woods have signed up two sides in 2023 in the Midlands region.
Their A team will travel to Forest Pines GC while their B side face a trip to Glen Gorse GC.
A host of new and returning clubs will be turning out for a superb summer of competition and the chance to be named 2023 British Clubs Mixed champions.
This year’s finals, featuring the four regional winners, will take place at the end of September at a fantastic British venue to be announced shortly.