2018 COMPETITIONS

Our next event is the Bertie Daish Trophy (Medal) on Tuesday 1st May. The Start Sheet for this event, showing the three ball playing groups and starting times for this event has been posted on the Seniors Noticeboard.  Entry to this competition is now closed other than by substitution as a reserve. This competition will be played off the White Tees between 0800-1030.

Please note the following important competition reminders:

1 Ensure you have an active CONGU handicap before the day of the competition
2Exchange your card with one of your playing partners and mark each others scores
3After the round, check your card carefully, ensuring that you and your marker both sign it.
4Feed your scores in to the How Did I Do screen in the clubhouse
5Deposit your score card in the post box next to the How Did I Do screen
6NB failure to comply with any of these requirements will leave players liable to disqualification.

FEBRUARY TEAM STABLEFORD. 6TH FEBRUARY

Our second competition of 2018 was held on Tuesday 6th February. 48 hardy souls braved the chilly though latterly sunny conditions to play a best three-scores-of-four Team Stableford.  On a clearly difficult day for scoring, Seniors Captain Graham Ramm's team came in with a near par total score of 106 stableford points. In second place were Brian Peters, Chris Castle, Chris Barker and Chris Davy (105 points) and in third, John Piper, David Walker, Paul Prentice and Steve Wells with 103 points. Even better, Graham raised almost ¬£200 for his Captain's charity, Prostate Cancer UK, in a raffle kindly sponsored by the Brome Grange Hotel. Graham (centre) is pictured here with his team mates, (left to right) Roger Greenacre, John Sparks and Ron Ashdown. Also in the picture is Graz Lembo, who won the raffle prize of a three course meal for two at the Brome Grange!

In his post-round remarks, Graham thanked all those present both for supporting the event on such a cold day, and especially for their tremendous donations towards his chosen 2018 charity.

JANUARY TEXAS SCRAMBLE, 16TH JANUARY

The first Seniors competition of the year, the JANUARY TEXAS SCRAMBLE, took place  on Tuesday 16th January in difficult windy conditions. The clear winners by almost three strokes was the team comprising Tom Keys, Arthur Hamilton, Alan Stanley and Brian Kinnair. Well played guys! Thanks to all 52 entrants for taking part but especially to the players who answered Mike Doig's call to play when some had to withdraw.

INTER-CLUB MATCHES

In 2018, the Seniors Section will play 40 friendly inter-club matches (home and away) between March and October against a wide range of clubs in Suffolk and Norfolk. These enable participants to play courses they might not normally play and to enjoy a convivial round and a nice lunch with like-minded retirees. 

Unfortunately, the season has not got off to the best of starts with the traditional home opener against Rookery Park and the Hintlesham match on 19th March falling victim to the Beast from the East (these will now take place respectively on Thursday 31st May and Monday 3rd September) and the second match v Seckford on 13th March ending in a 6-2 home defeat.  Better days must surely lie ahead, as seems to be the case from our 6-2 win away at Caldecott Hall on 21st March!

The team selection sheets for the following fixtures have now been posted on the Noticeboard: Thetford (Home - 17th April), Bungay (Away - 18th April), Richmond Park (Home - 24th April) and Rookery Park (Away - 27th April)Please tick your name on the sheets to confirm your continued availability as a player or reserve. Sign-Up sheets for the following matches have also now been posted: Feltwell (Home - 8th May) and Great Yarmouth and Caister (Away - 9th May). Click here to view the full 2018 fixtures schedule.

We also compete  in the Suffolk Golf Union Seniors knockout competitions, i.e. the Parks Trophy (for handicaps 0-12) and the Beaumont Trophy (for handicaps 13-20). The Captains of our county teams in 2018 are Ken Bowman (Parks Trophy) and Mike Doig (Beaumont Trophy). We have been drawn to play Fynn Valley GC in the Parks on 21st May and Ufford Park GC in the Beaumont on 14th May.
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