Every member of the club aged 60 and over, or 55 if fully retired, is automatically a member of the Seniors’ Section. There is no joining formality, no joining fee and no subscription.
Our aim is to enable those who have reached this worthy age to get more enjoyment from their golf and from membership of the Club, through the competitions, matches, informal games, and other events that the seniors organize.
The section is self supporting and makes a positive contribution to the Club with profits from the Seniors’ Open.
Charles Craig Salver
Stableford Yellow Tees Full Handicap.
Charles Craig Committee Cup
For present and past Seniors’ committee members, played concurrently with the Charles Craig Salver.
David Hewitt Cup
Stableford Yellow tees Full Handicap.
Stableford Yellow Tees Full Handicap played concurrently with the David Hewitt Cup over the first 9 holes. Informal Dinners Follow these competitions.
John Donally Cup
Stableford Yellow Tees Full Handicap Played concurrently with the Trotters.
The cup is awarded to the player with the most ranking points from 5 rounds of
Any Senior can enter the Competitions but only those with competition handicaps are eligible to win prizes. Dates are published in the Club Diary and on the website. Entry forms are on the Seniors’ notice board.
Summer Singles KO. Yellow tees Full Handicap difference.
G W Hargreaves Cup
summer 4-Ball KO Yellow Tees 9/10th Handicap.
Vice Chairman’s Trophy
Winter Singles KO Winter Blue Tees Full Handicap difference.
Charles Marks Cup
Winter 4-Ball KO Winter Blue Tees 9/10th Handicap
Competition handicaps are required to enter all knockouts.
Monthly Winter Stablefords
Thursdays 18 Holes Winter Blue Tees Full handicaps.
Whoever delivers the best four of six possible results wins the Trophy. Competition handicap is required.
" Coming up to retirement I wanted to get more involved in playing golf. The Seniors section made me feel very welcome, meeting lots of new friends.
I have been picked for a number of Senior matches playing competitively both home and away at local clubs, which is great fun. There are regular club Senior competitions to enter, which I like to follow with a relaxing drink on our wonderful terrace. "
- Senior member, Mike Smith
Matches against other Clubs
Matches home and away are played at:-
- Padeswood & Buckley
Competitions offer the opportunity to play at other clubs in four-ball matches for the price of the following lunch or dinner. Teams consist of either 16 or twenty players. Competition handicaps are not required. Dates are in the club diary and fixture list. Entry forms are posted well in advance on the Seniors‘ notice board.
Members of the Club are not normally allowed to play in the Seniors’ Open which is usually held on a Monday in June. However, volunteers to act as starters, spotters, receptionists… are needed.
Annual general meeting
The AGM is held in November and is to review the year’s activities and to elect the Committee for the following year. It is followed by an informal dinner after which the Mens’ Captain presents the prizes and trophies for the year.
Members of Seniors can invite Seniors from other Clubs playing in a four ball format.
Members playing an active part in the Seniors’ activities and who reach the age of 80 & 90 will be offered a bottle of whiskey to drink with friends around the time of their birthday. The informal presentation usually takes place in the Club House.