One of the most frequent questions we get asked is "How do I get selected to play for Wales?"
Before explaining selection it is important to understand how you become eligible to play for Wales. For this reason we have recently updated our eligibility criteria which governs entry in to our Close Championships and also details who can be picked to represent Wales. Full details on this criteria can be viewed in the Download Files section on the right hand side of this page.
We have a number of excellent ranking systems available to us in the amateur game that help us to recognise who the best performing golfers are in an objective way. We also have a team of selectors and coaches that attend the major amateur tournaments at boys, men’s, girl’s, ladies and seniors level to continuously assess the players that are performing well and deserve the chance to represent Wales.
Our Selection Policies (full details can be viewed in the Related Links section on the right hand side of this page) detail the key selection criteria which influence what selectors look for when selecting Welsh teams. Players who perform well, consistently achieve good results and show a good attitude on and off the golf course will be rewarded with Welsh representation when the opportunity arises.
The GUW selects players and teams for a number of events and these include;
Yorkshire U14, U16 & U18, Scottish U16, Home Internationals, European Team Championships and European Young Masters
Home Internationals, European Team Championships, European Young Masters, U16 Quadrangular (vs Ireland, Scotland and Holland), matches against England U16, Surrey U15, Ireland U18 and the Scottish Youths Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Home Internationals, European Team Championships, World Amateur Team Championships, European Individual, European Nations Cup, Portuguese Ladies, Spanish Ladies and South American Amateur
Home Internationals, European Team Championships, World Amateur Team Championships, European Individual, European Nations Cup, Portuguese Amateur, Spanish Amateur, Jones Cup (USA), St Andrews Links and South American Amateur
Full details of these events and results from the previous year can be found in the Events & Results related link on the right hand side of this page.