Canwick Park Seniors Golf
We have a thriving Seniors’ section within the golf club, open to all club members aged 55 years and over – current membership is approximately 80 seniors.
An annual fee of £5 is required for membership which is used to defray the costs of events such as ‘Days Out’ visits to other clubs for golf and meals, the Seniors’ Annual Dinner held in December, and the purchase and engraving of competition trophies.
We are a very active section and will hold 43 separate competitive events between April 1st and September 24th. 2018.
Seniors’ Committee 2017
An elected Seniors Golf Committee meets every second month to discuss and act upon all Seniors Golf issues. An Annual General Meeting for the Seniors Golf membership is held each December. Committee members for 2018/9 are:
Chairman: Dave Wright Secretary: John Smith
Captain: David Jones Days Out: Bob Taylor
Vice-Captain: TBA Open Day: Dave Jones
Treasurer: Gerry Page Social and Web Page Len Charlton
Board Rep. Peter Marris Knock Outs Ken Rapley
We seniors play a number of home and away matches during the spring/summer with other clubs in the county. These take the form of 4-ball match-play team games. Obviously, each team wishes to win but these are essentially friendly, social meetings where we play the game we love and afterwards gather for drinks and a meal. Any Senior can play – a notice is posted for each match, those wishing to play my enter their name – first come first served.
Our match calendar for 2018 is tabled below:
|2018 Seniors’ Match Fixtures||Date||Venue||Result|
|Blankney||27 Mar||Away||Lost 2.5 – 3.5|
|Laceby Manor||06 Apr||Away||Lost 2.5 – 3.5|
|Welton Manor||02 May||Home||Postponed|
|Ramsdale Park (New date)||14 Jun||Away||Halved|
|Toft Hotel||08 Jun||Home||Won 6 – 1|
|Seniors V Ladies||11 Jun||Home||Won 5 – 3|
|Boston||18 Jun||Home||Lost 0.5 – 5.5|
|Ramsdale Park||22 Jun||Home|
|Toft Hotel||05 Jul||Away||Won 5 – 3|
|Laceby Manor||11 Jul||Home||Half 3.5 – 3.5|
|Welton Manor||18 Jul||Away||Won 5 – 2|
|Louth||08 Aug||Home||Won 5 – 3|
|Blankney||29 Aug||Home||Won 6 – 2|
|Louth||19 Sept||Away||Lost 2.5 – 4.5|
Seniors Competition Schedule
We also enjoy a busy season of competitions – medals, stablefords, knockouts and others. There are plenty of qualifying games scheduled and others. Entry for each competition is £2 per player, half of which is allocated to prize money, and half supplements the purchase of trophies for winners.
We also schedule charity games when all contributions are voluntary and passed on to nominated charities. During the winter months we play a number of less traditional non-qualifier competitions.
A list of summer season competitions is given in the following table.
|2018 Seniors’ Competitions||Date||Winner||Score|
|April Medal||6 Apr||Michael Liu||net 74|
|April Stableford||23 Apr||Dave Jones||37 pts|
|Arthur Lussey Trophy (Pairs)||11 May||Dave Jones (Capt and Bill Howard||45 pts|
|May Stableford||14 May||Michael Liu||35 pts|
|Ray Cliffe Trophy 18+ H’cap||18 May||Steven Swain||40 pts|
|May Medal||30 May||Ray Nichols||Net 63|
|June Stableford||04 Jun||Bill Howard||39 pts|
|June Medal||13 Jun||David Jones||net 64|
|Seniors’ Cup||25 June||Michael Stocks||39 pts|
|July medal||23 July||Gerry Todd||net 68|
|July Stableford||27 July||Postponed|
|Eric Orton Shield Stableford||3 Aug||John Luckraft||41 pts|
|August Medal||17 Aug||Michel Stocks||net 67|
|Mike Winter Trophy||22 Aug||Keith Waite||39 pts|
|Senior Seniors’ Cup (Age 75+)||31 Aug||Dave Wright||39 pts|
|September Stableford||5 Sept||Gerry Page||net 70|
|September medal||26 Sept||Michael Liu||40 pts|
|The Last Qualifier||24 Sept||Ian Garner||net 71|
|Freddie Holloway Memorial Putter||Cumulative|
Seniors Away Day Waltham Windmill. 19th March – Won by Peter Mcbain 31 pts
A Game to Remember (Charity event) Stableford 11th April – Won by Steve Swain 40 pts
Seniors Away Day Forest Pines. 8th May. – Won by Dave Jones 34 pts
Seniors Open Day 2nd July. Winners Div 1 Steve Penlington (Captain). – Div 2 Ian Garner
Seniors Away Day Gainsborough (Thonock) 13th August. – Winner Gerry Page – 42 pts
Seniors Away Day Retford 3rd September.
Our knockout competitions, listed below, are played during the summer months.
Competition Format Winners
The Friendship Trophy Singles Matchplay
The Bill Heeley Cup 4-Ball Matchplay
On a less formal note all Seniors Golf members are most welcome to join in our “roll up and play” sessions held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings throughout the year. This is a great way for members to get to meet others and enjoy a morning of golf. Don’t be late though; its “balls in the hat” by 07:45 and finish in time for lunch!
To join our merry band or to seek further details about Seniors’ Golf at Canwick Park, please contact John Smith on: 01522 800262, 07845 942267 or firstname.lastname@example.org