Kent golf clubs have signed up for the 2023 British Clubs Mixed Championships – after missing out last year.
Teams from the Kent county were conspicuous by their absence in 2022 and had to watch as more than 130 clubs battled it out to be crowned national champions.
One of only three counties not to be represented in the inaugural event, the garden of England is determined not to be absent this time around.
Cobtree Manor Park GC, Nizels GC and Eltham Warren GC have already signed up, with others set to follow suit.
Event organiser Kath Tusler said: “It’s great to see Kent clubs being represented in this, our second competition – the more the merrier.
“It was often the case in the early days that clubs would look at the list of entries and, because they didn’t see any clubs in their area competing, they didn’t bother when they actually wanted to take part.
“In reality, what happens is that once one or two clubs from a county signs up, others follow very quickly afterwards.
“It happened in last year’s inaugural event in places like Yorkshire, Hampshire, Lancashire and Surrey, which saw large numbers of clubs taking part, and we are seeing the same situation this year in other counties.”
This year’s second national competition promises to be bigger and better than ever – with entries already surpassing the total reached this time last year – with more than two months still to go before the deadline.
Once again, each team will consist of five mixed pairs – with the four regional champions winning places at the finals next November at Portugal’s Boavista Golf & Spa Resort, home to an exciting course in the picturesque Western Algarve – and the chance to become national club champions.