One of our seniors, Phil Lowe, sadly died on Sunday after a year long fight against cancer. He was a great addition to the seniors and supported many of our competitions and matches. He will be greatly missed. His funeral will be held at 11.00am on Tuesday the 19th November at the Waveney Memorial Crematorium Beccles and afterwards at Rookery Park GC.
News re Costessey Park GC
We have just heard that Costessey Park will be pay and play next year, so no members, no calculations for handicaps etc. Our fixtures with them next year have been cancelled. A real shame but we are looking to see who we can replace them with.
Senior Winter League vs GY & Caister
A very cold and wet day but we completed the fixture. Your captain and vice-captain were the only winners as we lost 3-1. Ah well onwards and upwards to our next match away to Southwold on the 26th.
Winter Eclectic 1st Nov 2019 - 31st Mar 2020
The annual winter eclectic starts again on the 1st November.
Put your name in the book before going out and put the card in the brown seniors box opposite the notice board.
Twelve rounds only allowed. Prizes again for the 1st three places and a surprise prize for a selected hole. Click here for more details.
We had a great win against Bungay on the Hodds Salver 1st round. It is four pairs of foursomes and all holes count. We won by 16 holes so a great result. We have a home match next time against Wensum Valley on Friday the 22nd November. See the team here.
Senior Winter League.
The fixtues for this are on the website. The format is four pairs of foursomes per side. One course meal afterwards. Enter online or on the noticeboard.
AGM & 3 Clubs and a Putter
We had a very well attended AGM which went well. The senior captain reported on the year's seniors activity and the treasurer reported on our accounts for the year. We agreed unanimously to donate £250 to the Sandra Chapman Centre at the James Paget Hospital, selected by Phil Lowe, one of our seniors, who is receiving treatment there at the moment. We decided to run a Player of the Year in 2020 for anyone who plays ten games or more in the friendlies. We will continue to add events and ideas so that we get the most from our membership. Alex Knapton will be the Senior Captain in 2020 with Mick Turner as his Vice-captain so all continued support will be much appreciated.
We played the 3 clubs and a putter competition this year over 18 holes. It worked out very well with Barry Needham coming out the winner with 36 points followed in 2nd place by Gary Aldis with 32 points. The captain offered to buy a cup for next year and add on Barry's name once purchased.
Many thanks to everyone who attended and who played. Your support is always appreciated.
Senior Golf Opens
Have a look at the tab for Opens in our area. Also for the Senior Golf Association where you will find plenty of events to interest you in 2019.
Click here to go to the page
Allan Schoenherr takes over as Senior Captain in 2019. His Vice- Captain is Alex Knapton. We are looking forward to continuing the support for the senior section.
We look forward to plenty of support from all the seniors and hope you all have a great year, whether playing in the team or just your regular games during the week.
Located at Caldecott Hall Fritton we have a good senior section and have many friendlies and competitions during the year.
There are several self run roll up groups who meet up regularly during the week so there should be a chance for every senior to play competitive golf and enjoy other company. New additions always welcomed by the seniors who run them. There is an 8 o'clock group and an 11 o'clock group, for example, on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays.
The course is very rarely closed and drains so well that even after a good spell of rain is still playable.
Facebook - click here to access the Seniors Facebook group for comment and news