SENIORS CAPTAIN'S NEWSLETTER - June 2019
Message from Dave Burgess (Senior Captain 2019)
Belated Happy Christmas, Happy New Year...
Buxton High Peak was our first Home fixture of 2019 & the banter, laughter, beer and food was flowing freely so a great match and social afterwards was had. Since then the months have flown by, gathering pace. New members onboard, 8 to be exact. Welcome to them all. They are now enjoying golf in different venues, making new friends...what a life we lead!
Our 2019 Seniors Open at the beginning of June welcomed 20 Pairs. The weather was kind in the morning but from 12.30pm onwards it was a different story. A procession of soggy cards and soggy golfers followed. They may have been wet but their smiles and enthusiasm wasn't dampened. The day ran so smoothly. I was proud of all the teamwork from all concerned. The course was in fantastic condition so thanks for the Greens Staff for all their hard work, Meet & Greet from the Lady Captain and all her team, the catering staff for their courtesy extended to all the visitors, all the senior members who helped with the organisation and registration, Jacob the Assistant Pro for his efforts on the puddled green. Once again thanks for all. The day wouldn't happen without you all.
Dave (Disco) Burgess
Seniors Captain 2019
A quote from a Visitor regarding our 2019 Seniors Open:
"I wish to express our thanks for your Club's organisation of this event. We have been coming to play for a number of years and we are always impressed by the Course presentation, the catering and friendliness of all staff, and the general reception from all concerned in organising this event. Once again, our thanks, and see you next year."
Seniors Open 2019
The Senior Section held its annual Seniors Open on Friday 7th June 2019 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 33 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!
I would like to thank everybody who helped to make it such a successful day:
Raffle: Janet Allen & Wilf Bentley.
Millenium Hut: Janet Wood (Lady Captain), Janet Harding, Lynne Ball, Nora Boulton & David & Ursula Smith.
Paramedic For The Day: Steve Smith.
Starter: David Allen.
Seniors Support Staff: Senior Captain - Dave Burgess, Senior Vice Captain - Paul Douglas & Alan Bonehill.
Administration: Mike Wainwright (Senior Secretary), Trevor Smedley (Treasurer) & Jim Cumberbatch.
Hon. Match Secretary: Mike Barker.
Carpark Attendants: Mike Ottewell & Wilf Bentley.
Club Professional: Greg Rogula & Assistant Pro: Jacob Bagshaw.
Club Catering & Bar: Mervin & Team.
Greens: Mark Shea, John Turner & Team for all their hard work getting the course in fantastic condition.
Office Adminstration: Tracey & Karen.
Here's to our Senior's Open 2020 when we sincerely hope the weather will be kinder!
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