Seniors Section - Latest News
I am sorry to have to commence this article on a sad note. You may or may not be aware of the deaths of three of our Clubs most senior members: - Arthur Garner, Arthur Davenport and Donald Tooth. Our thoughts are with all of their families at this very sad time.
I would now like to update you all regarding our Senior jumpers. We now have sample sizes in the Pro Shop for you to try on before placing your order. Please see Greg over the coming weeks to try these jumpers on for size & then place your order with him. The cost to us is only £15 which will include our Club and sponsors logos. The colour will be black. Shirts will be white. Thanks to Lindsay Allen “Supersport” for his kind involvement in producing these for us, also a very big thank you to “Pointons” our sponsor.
This leads me to welcome new members:- Bernie from Pointons, Dave Griffiths, John Moss & John Plant. Gents I’m sure you will enjoy your time with us.
Our noticeboard now has our first two games sheets for you to append your names. Our pre-season tournament is being held at the Club on Friday 9th March. We are still looking for more names so please sign up. Thanks gents.
Michael Wainwright our Seniors Secretary sends his regards & thanks you all for your enquiries regarding his health following his operation. He will be back very soon & looks forward to seeing you all.
Any other information you may require please contact Trevor, Mick or Myself.
Your Seniors Captain
Seniors Captains Day Out
A great day was had by all at Chaple-en-le-Frith for the Senior Captains Day Out. Congratulations to the winners.
1st place with 44 points - Mike Andrews
2nd place, 37points -Ralph Harrison
3rd place, 35 points (back 9)-18points-Paul Douglas
4th place , 35 points (back 9) 15 points - Andrew Baxter
Over 70's prize 31 points - Ken Ratcliffe
Nearest the pin 6th hole - Arthur Doherty
Nearest the pin 15th hole - Mike Andrews
Past Captains Prize - Dave Allen
SENIORS OPEN 2nd June 2017
The Senior Section held its annual Seniors Open on Friday 2rd June 2017 for players aged 55 years and over. The event attracts interest from all across Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. This year there were players competing from 48 different golf clubs. The competition was fully booked with a total of 98 pairs entering.
The tournament is a Stableford Fourball Better Ball for teams of two and prizes are awarded to the first 5 places with 2 prizes for the over 70s outside the top 5. This was also prizes for the nearest the pin on the 7th, 11th and nearest the pin in two on the 17th and should anyone get a Hole in One on the day there was a prize for that too!
A total of £500 was raised on the day which has been divided between the two senior chosen charities: Horton Lodge Special School and The Donna Louise Trust.
I would like to thank everybody who helped to make it such a successful day:
Raffle: Jacqueline Salt, Jackie Sumerling, Alan Bonehill, Ken Ratcliffe, Mike Ottewell and Joe Smith.
Millenium Hut: Carol Nixon & family & friends.
Starters: David Allen & Alan Bonehill (Senior Captain).
Administration: Mike Wainwright (Senior Secretary) & Jim Cumberbatch.
Hon. Match Secretary: Mike Barker.
Senior Treasurer: Trevor Smedley.
Carpark Attendants: Ken Ratcliffe.
Club Professional: Greg Rogula and Assistant Pro: Jake Scragg.
Club Catering & Bar: Berny & Team.
Greens: Frank Colclough, John Turner & Team.
Office Adminstration: Tracey and Karen.
Here's to our Senior's Open 2018!
Seniors Pre-Season Tournament - Friday 10th March 2017
Full Handicap 18 Hole Competition
1st Place Ken Ratcliffe 42 Points (Back 6. 15 Points)
2nd Place Peter Riley 42 Points (Back 6. 13 Points)
3rd Place Steve Longhorn 41 Points (Back 9. 21 Points)
The Putting Competition was won by Alan Bonehill.
A raffle in aid of the Captain's Charity was well supported.
Seniors Christmas 15 Hole Golf Competition
On Friday 9th December the Seniors Section held their Christmas Golf Competition followed by a Christmas Meal.
The competition was played over 15 holes & the results are as follows:
1ST PLACE Kevin Yeomans with 36 points.
2ND PLACE Ken Hewitt with 34 points. (Back six 12 points. Back three 8 points.)
3RD PLACE Arthur Doherty with 34 points. (Back six 12 points. Back three 5 points.)
4TH PLACE Brian Cockersole with 33 points. (Back six 15 points.)
PUTTING COMPETITION WINNER Alan Bonehill (2017 Seniors Captain)
SENIORS MATCH PLAY WINNER Chris French.
Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all those who took part & made it such a great day.