The Senior Section held its annual Seniors Open on Friday 1st June 2018 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 37 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 & The Donna Louise Trust.
I would like to thank everybody who helped to make it such a successful day:
Raffle: Jacqueline Salt, Jackie Sumerling, Lady Captain - Lynne Ball, Lady Secretary - Karen Wilshaw, Hazel McGrady, Nell Boulton, Janet Allen & Anita Wainwright.
Millenium Hut: Carol Nixon & family & friends.
Paramedic For The Day Steve Smith.
Starters: Club President - David Allen.
Seniors Support Staff: Senior Captain - Ken Ratcliffe, Senior Vice Captain - Dave Burgess, Past Senior Captain - Alan Bonehill.
Administration: Mike Wainwright (Senior Secretary), Trevor Smedley (Treasurer) & Jim Cumberbatch.
Hon. Match Secretary: Mike Barker.
Carpark Attendants: Joe Smith & Wilf Bentley.
Club Professional: Greg Rogula & Assistant Pro: Jacob Bagshaw.
Club Catering: Adam & Team.
Bar Catering: Tony & Team.
Greens: Frank Colclough, John Turner, Ralph Harrison & Team for all their hard work getting the course in fantastic condition.
Office Adminstration: Tracey & Karen.
Here's to our Senior's Open 2019!