WHAT IS SENIORS GOLF??
The “Seniors” is a relaxed and friendly competition played over 9 holes on Monday mornings from the yellow (social) tees for those over 55, or those who pretend to be! You start on 2 less than your GA handicap, and generally gain or lose shots according to our own complicated handicapping system. Results are texted to players providing a mobile phone number on Monday afternoon and also published here on the website.
It was run from 1988 until 2014 under the stewardship of “youngster” Ian “Tricky” Trickett, pictured above on the left of the photo. Tricky still plays regularly off a very respectable handicap, and invariably comes in with a good score. The competition has changed marginally since 1988, but the general format remains the same. The maximum handicap is 50, we have preferred lies and there are no annual fees. All comers are welcome.
A feature of the competition is the annual “Christmas Hams Day”, where every regular player receives a substantial ham, along with the Christmas luncheon. Weekly prizes are awarded through the Pro Shop.
Bookings are required through the Club bookings portal, and you are generally always assured of a game. Tee off is at 7:30 am every Monday (and 7:00 am during Summer), so why don’t you come and join us. Further information can be sought from Peter Ullman on 0427 851 026.
The Senior’s Team
Tamworth Golf Club
Rob Black shows his putting prowess to John Frame, Frank Henry and Stuart Johns
“Bing”Chen, Robin Barlow, Rod Doolan, Gary Bryant and John Ryan preparing to tame the course.
TAMWORTH SENIOR GOLFERS RESULTS
Results from Monday 21st June, 2021.
Today we had a field of 39 players off the back nine with balls going down to 14th place.
First on 20 points was Tony McCann winning a $25.00 pro shop voucher. Second with 19 points Ron Balderston winning 3 balls, third was Robert Black, 19 points on a count back (2 balls) from Peter Kay (19 points)1 ball coming in fourth. Then receiving one ball each was fifth Peter Coombes (18), sixth Bing Chen (18) seventh Bill Hely (17), eighth Grant Smith (17), ninth John Robinson (17), tenth Peter Ullman (17), eleventh Keith Crapp (17), twelfth John Peberdy (17), thirteenth Neville Thomas (16), and finally 14th Frank Henry (16) on a count back from two other 16’s.
Nearest the pin on the 16th was Tony McCann.
Overheard on the 14th, “It’s really not that hard to keep your ball on the fairway, as long as you’re not picky about which fairway!
We welcomed a newcomer to our ranks today, Barry Squire, who looks like being a regular. Please make yourself known to Barry if you get the chance
See you next week.