NORTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE FOURSOMES LEAGUE

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A Potted History - LAST UPDATED 01/05/21

 

The records show that the league was first contested in 1955 between Cotswold Hills, Minchinhampton, Cirencester and Lilley Brook

 

Painswick joined the league in 1967

 

Broadway and Stinchcombe Hill joined in 1968

 

Ross on Wye joined in 1970

 

Cirencester did not contest in 1971, but re-joined the following year

 

Ross on Wye did not contest in 1974

 

In 1976 Lydney and Coleford joined the league and two divisions were played – the main one as Foursomes, the second division as Fourball. However, Lydney only played in the second division

 

The biggest change took place in 1978 when Cleeve Hill, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Park joined, and the league was played as two Foursomes divisions

 

Amberley (now Minchinhampton Old) joined in 1979

 

Gloucester did not contest from 1983 to 1985, re-joining in 1986

 

Ross on Wye re-joined in 1984

 

Cotswold Edge joined in 1986

 

The current Chairman, Arthur Hughes-Hunt, was elected in 1988

 

Alan Cale was elected Secretary in 1991

 

Forest Hills joined in 1993 and won the second division at their first attempt!

 

The first NGFL Cup (donated by Arthur Hughes-Hunt and Alan Cale) was played at Broadway on 16 October 1994, and was won by Minchinhampton

 

The next major change took place in 1997 when Puckrup Hall, Brickhampton and Naunton Downs joined, and the league was split into three divisions of six teams.

 

Rodway Hill joined the league in 2003, but had to withdraw halfway through the following season

 

South Cerney joined the league in 2005 but had to withdraw halfway through the following season.

 

Lydney withdrew from the league at the end of the 2008 season.

 

Minchinhampton Old withdrew from the league at the end of the 2009 Season.

 

Ross on Wye re-joined the league in 2010.

 

South Herefordshire joined the league in 2011.

South Herefordshire left the league at the end of the 2013 season.

Arthur Hughes-Hunt retired as Chairman at the end of the 2015 season and was replaced by Stuart Masson from Minchinhampton at the 2016 Annual General Meeting. 

Lydney re-joined the league in 2017.

Tewkesbury Park withdrew from the league at the end of the 2018 season.

Due to Coronavirus in 2020 the league matches were not contested.

Lydney withdrew from the league at the end of the 2020 season.

Following new ownership, Cleeve Cloud changed its name to Cleeve Hill in 2021.

 

 
 

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