GLOUCESTERSHIRE FOURSOMES LEAGUE
A Potted History - LAST UPDATED
The records show that the league was first contested in 1955 between
Minchinhampton, Cirencester and Lilley
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
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
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
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
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
Lydney withdrew from the league at the end of the 2020
Following new ownership,
Cleeve Cloud changed its name to Cleeve
Hill in 2021.