Seniors Section

Golf begins at 60 (or 55)!

The Seniors’ Section was conceived in 1989, primarily to arrange competitive matches with other similar sections at neighbouring clubs.

Since then the Section has grown and now has a comprehensive range of activities to suit golfers over the age of 60, whatever their ability.

With around 70 like-minded members who all enjoy their golf and friendly banter, it all makes Wednesday mornings something to look forward to.

Between April and September there are  weekly home and away matches against the Seniors of 10 other local golf clubs. With 16 players from each club playing fourball betterball matchplay, followed by lunch and more of the obligatory banter, with the emphasis on friendship and enjoyment.

Throughout the year we also run a weekly 15 hole roll-up whisky competition with the chance to win a first prize of a bottle of whisky and  bottles of wine for a place, supported normally by anything from 20 – 40 members. Entry fee £1!

There is also the opportunity to join in smaller roll-ups on Monday & Friday mornings if the weather and mood takes you. Tee off about 8.20 am.

We also hold seven qualifying competitions for the benefit of our 5 day members who are unable to play in the Saturday club competitions for handicap purposes, and manage to squeeze in the occasional Texas Scramble and a very sociable match against the ladies. As if that weren’t enough, we organise away days in the summer when we are able to obtain very economical prices.

As you can see we are an extremely active section. If you are 60 or over then you are most welcome to join us, not forgetting that this is in addition to all the other competitions, activities and social functions that are organised within the club should you wish to participate.

SENIORS MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

To apply for membership (currently £5 p.a.) or for further information you can speak to one of the Senior Members by turning up on a Wednesday morning before 8.00 am or emailing our Seniors Secretary, Jim Fox, by email to jim@foxmail.org.uk or by contacting the Secretary at the club.

Your Officials for 2015/16;

Seniors Captain   –   Alan Hirst
Seniors Vice Captain   –   John Salisbury
Seniors Secretary    –   Jim Fox
Seniors Treasurer    –   John Blakemore