The Senior Section held its annual Seniors Open on Friday 3rd June 2016 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 42 different golf clubs. The competition was fully booked with a total of 96 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, Janet Allen, Mike Ottewell and Joe Smith.
Millenium Hut: Carol Nixon & family & friends.
Starters: David Allen, Alan Bonehill (Senior Vice Captain) and Stan Harris.
Administration: Mike Wainwright (Senior Secretary) and Jim Cumberbatch.
Hon. Match Secretary: Mike Barker.
Senior Treasurer: Trevor Smedley.
Carpark Attendants: Ralph Harrison and Nick Wittich.
Club Professional: Greg Rogula and Assistant Pro: Jake Scragg.
Club Catering: John Challinor & Team.
Bar: Peter Cordon & Team.
Greens: Frank Colclough, John Turner & Team.
Office Adminstration: Tracey and Karen.
Here's to our Senior's Open 2017!