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 13th September, 2021.
Today we had the best field in the three years I have been running this competition. Fifty players hit off on the front nine, with balls going down to 22nd place, with one extra in lieu of the N.T.P, and once again the scores were pretty good.
First on 23 points was John Robinson winning a $25.00 pro shop voucher. Second on a countback was Rod Doolan winning 3 balls with 21 points from Alan Holzigal, third winning 2 balls with 21 points. Then we had one ball each to: fourth Peter Ullman, 20 points, fifth Ted Coupland (20), sixth John Frame (20), seventh Trevor Leicht (20) eighth Lindsay Hobson (19), ninth Tony McCann (19), tenth Rob Sherwood (19), eleventh Ian Bath (19), twelfth Neville Cross (19), thirteenth Jim Humphreys (19), fourteenth Peter Coombes (19), fifteenth Eric Callcut (19), sixteenth Ian Trickett (19), seventeenth John Ryan (19), eighteenth Col McInnes (18), nineteenth Robert Black (18), twentieth David Easterman (18), twenty first Neville Thomas(18), and twenty second (in lieu of N.T.P.) Keith Crapp (18).
It was great to get back to some form of normality playing in groups of four, but I do know that some members would have liked the opportunity to sit down and have a coffee in “The View” after the game. I think it is a result of staff shortages, so perhaps that will come in time.
Now for a double whammy, and all complaints should be directed to me, and they will receive the same treatment as all the others, although don’t blame me for daylight saving. Daylight saving starts on 4th October, and tee-off times will revert back to starting at 7:00 am on that Monday.
See you next week.