Senior Medal Championships
Jess Steele won the Senior Medal Championship with a net 72. Mick Rust vcame 2nd with a net 73, 3rd was Barry Needham and Mick Robertson 4th. Well done to all who took part. Picture shows Jess receiving the trophy from Senior Captain John Castel with Mick Rust in 2nd place.
Captains Drive in 2023
The three captains, Mick Turner, John Castel and Eileen Banham (standing in for Debbie Plane) drove off to start the 1st competition of the year a Texas Scramble. It was a little bit showery but otherwise the weather was fine. A great turnout and a good day was had by all. The winner team was Mick Rust, Anita Hartley and Wayne Dowler with a ghost player. Many thanks as always to Mo, Pippa and Gill for arranging and for Mick Turner in ensuring the day went well. Over £100 raised for charity so a great start to the new year.
A great result by the low handicappers. Mick Robertson and David Chipperfield who won the senior pairs with a great score of 42 points. Keith Leggett and Les Flatt came 2nd with 41 points with Andy Shreeve and Neil Lambert 3rd on countback with 40 points.
Great scoring all round. Well done.
MJ Fiddy Cup
On a windy and somewhat wet day 20 odd brave seniors batted round the course in the MJ Fiddy Trophy.
The winner with a very creditable 37 points was Barry Green, pictured here being presented with the trophy by John Castel, senior vice captain and organiser of the competition. Barry Needham was a close 2nd with 36 points and Derke Crow 3rd with 35 points. Well done to all!
Senior Winter Eclectic 2021-22
The winter eclectic has just finished. We had 12 entrants this time, with a total of 78 cards. Let's hope the next season's competition will generate more interest. Well done to all those who took part.
Winner John Plaskett £40
2nd place David Chipperfield £25
3rd Place Mick Rust £15
See the full list here or click on the Winter Eclectic page.
Senior Charity Collection 2021
Outgoing senior captain Mick Turner is seen here with the new senior captain,Mick Rust, holding a cheque for £500 which was raised by the seniors in several competitions during the year. The cheque is for £500 to go to the James Paget Hospital.
Great effort guys.
Mick Rust has the Air Ambulance as his senior charity in 2022.
Christmas Stableford Wed 15th Dec
Trevor Bacon won the competition with an impressive 44 points, ahead of Geaff Rouse and John Castell. A good day for the 24 entries and a free draw where everyone won a prize. Well done to Mick Turner on his last appearance as your senior captain, ably assisted by Rusty and John C. Looking forward to 2022.
Unfortunately Peter Harvey passed away on the 14th November.
Peter was one of our oldest members and competed regularly in the senior matches and competitions as well as regular Saturday morning club competitions. He was a very keen golfer who played at a very competitive level. He was good company, fitting in well with the other members. The Peter Harvey Cup is being held on Sunday the 5th December so it will be a good time for a tribute. His funeral is being held at Caister Trinity Church on Monday the 6th December at 11am followed by the wake at Caister Golf Club. He will be missed. A lovely gent.
Senior Pairs Result
Well done Kevin Nightingale and Trevor Bacon in winning a very close Senior Pairs Championship this year. A great result also for Mick and David in coming 2nd.
Many thanks to Rusty for arranging it all. Looks like it was a well supported and enjoyable day, just what golf is about.
Senior Knockouts 2021 - Singles and Doubles
The Doubles Final is between Alan and Ralph Read and Andy and Barry Green - brothers vs brothers! RESULT - Andy and Barry Green won the final.
The Singles Final is between Allan Schoenherr and Barry Green to be played on the 13th September. RESULT Barry won the final 5&4.
Senior Captains Day Friday the 23rd July
This will be a good day for all our senior golfers with nearest the pins on all par 3's and a raffle.
The Phil Lowe Celebration Cup will be presented to Frank Hayes in the clubhouse once the competition finishes.
Result - winner of the Senior Captains Day was Bob Halliday with 42 points.
There was a great atmosphere with a lot of support for charity. Mick raised over £270 for the James Paget and John Plaskett collected £125 from seniors towards his 72 holes in a day challenge for Prostate Cancer.
Well done seniors!
Phil Lowe Celebration Cup
Frank Hayes won the cup with an amazing gross 86 and a total of 47 points. What a great effort. He is pictured here receiving the trophy from Phil's widow Debra Lowe with seniors captain Mick Turner in attendance.
Debra made a super speech which really brought it home to us all telling us that Phil said coming to Caldecott was one his best decisions that he made.
All credit to the members for makng him so welcome, albeit for a much shorter time than he would have wished for.
Ian Cumby Friday 14th May
Graham Scott won with a creditable 43 points followed in 2nd by David Chipperfield on 40 points and Kevin Nightingale 3rd on countback. Well done to all 28 senors who entered.
Senior Captain vs Vice Captain
The annual start of the season match between the Senior Captain and Vice-Captain took place on Monday the 12th April. It was a great day with plenty of banter and good humour and a few curses as well! despite a great comeback by the senior captain in his match it was not enough to stop the vice-captains team winning 51/2-31/2 . Well done to Mick and Rusty for arranging and organising the event. A great belatedstart to the season.
Seniors Xmas Competition - Friday 18th December
A really good day helped by unseasonally fine weather. Some very high scores so if you didn't score over 45 points you didn't make the top 3 in each group. Group A winner was Barry Needham with 50 points followed by Jess Steele 48 and John Forde 46. Group B winner was Joe Allen with 51 points and a hole in 1!, followed by Mick Rust 49 and Leslie Flatt 46. All the groups seemed to enjoy it so well done to Mick Turner ably assisted by his vice Mick Rust for organising and dealing with the last minute cancellations so efficiently. Have a great Christmas and New Year and look forward to 2021 once we are free of all of the tiers.
In the meatime keep safe and remember hands, face, space.
For full results see item below.
Seniors Captain - Alex resignation
It is with great regret that I have to inform you of my resignation as your Senior Captain.
Unfortunately health issues have forced this step. It has been really great doing the job and I thank you all for your help and support.
My vice-captain, Mick Turner, will take over with immediate effect.
All future contact must now be to Mick:- email address firstname.lastname@example.org, whatsapp or text/call 07512 817882
Summer Eclectic to 30th September 2020
Click here to go to the latest results and rules page.
Kevin Nightingale has won the series with Barry Needham a close 2nd and Mick Rust 3rd. Roger Rice had a good last round and just missed out coming 4th. Well done to all who entered and particularly to the podium players!
Ladies vs Seniors 2020
In an exciting and enjoyable match the seniors just made it over the line 1st with a 3 hole win. The first two matches went to the ladies with good scores but Barry Needham and Graham Skoyles spoilt that with a thumping 9 hole win that turned the match the seniors way. Well done to all, it was a good competition played in great spirit. The ladies will be looking for revenge in 2021.
Summer Seniors Pairs
The weather and temporary greens helped to make the pairs competition a high scoring competitive event.
The winners with a score of 50 points were Geoff Rouse and Jess Steele. Mick Rust and George Ford were 2nd with 49 points with John Dormer and Graham Skoyles a further point behind in 3rd place. Well done to all the entrants.
Ian Cumby Memorial Trophy.Wednesday 22nd July.
Won by Michael Turner with a great score of 42 points! Keith Leggett was 2nd with 41 points and Peter Harvey 3rd with 40 points. Well done to all who entered, it was a great success.
Captain v Vice Captain Fri 13th March
Captain vs Vice Captain was held on Friday the 13th in a fourball format with the conditions being very inclement, no rain and not much wind. After some great performances the vice-captains team came out winners by 10 points. Senior Captain Alex Knapton shown handing the trophy to his Vice-Captain Mick Turner. The fourball who won comprised of Howard Johnson, Barry Needham, Dave Newton and George Oldman. John Dormer won nearest the pin in two on the 15th. All in all a great days golf. Well done to all who took part.
Seniors' Player of the Year 2020
As this year's Seniors' Captain, I suggested at the AGM the introduction of a Player of the Year.
This will be judged on the 28 friendly fixtures we have, starting in March and running through to October and there will be a trophy presented to the winner.
Each player will be awarded 3 points for every match they win away, 2 points for winning at home and drawing away and 1 point for a home draw.
To be eligible, each player will have to play a minimum of 10 matches. We will then divide points into matches played to get an average. Therefore, players playing the most matches will not necessarily have an advantage.
Obviously, there could be an element of who you are drawn to play with giving an advantage, but hopefully, with careful selection, it should balance out in the long run.Please remember, this is a bit of fun only and not to be taken too seriously. Hopefully, this Competition will now run every year.
With regards to selection for friendly matches, we keep a list of who applies to play in all matches and we try to balance out selection in a fair, non-biased way. If anybody has special reasons for playing in particular matches, please ask and we will try and accommodate you.
Alex J Knapton, Seniors' Captain 2020
07932 164545 email@example.com
Hodds Salver vs Swaffham Away
We had a great match at Swaffham only just failing to overturn the home team by three holes. They were a good side and the match was played in excellent spirit. So quarter finals in 2019 and hoping for further in 2020. Well done team, very many thanks for all of your support.
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.
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.
Senior Knockouts 2019 - latest
The finals have been played.
Latest - Kevin and Keith win the Senior Doubles Knockout Cup
Latest - Geoff Edwards wins the Senior Singles Knockout Cup
Seniors Pairs 2019
We had a really good day on Friday the 20th September when good weather added to the enjoyment of the day.
There were very good scores, only three pairs failed to reach 40 points.
In the end the pairing of David Newton and David Hansen came out on top with 47 points closely followed by Mick Robertson and Frank Hayes with 46 and Peter Harvey and John Castel a further point behind. Many thanks for all who entered. Fill list of results below.
Geoff Edwards wins MJ Fiddy Cup
What a good inaugural MJ Fiddy Cup. Some great scores, and some not so good! Geoff Edwards proved again to be the golfer in form with 38 points. Barry Needham was second with 37 points just beating Paul Harrison on countback. A great many thanks to John Castel who provided the prizes including a very nice golf bag shaped whisky decanter. Many thanks to all who entered.
Senior Captains Day
Many thanks to all who took part in the Senior Captains Day on Friday the 26th July. A hot day but everyone finished. The winner was David Newton with a great 42 points, Mick Turner scored a very creditable 37 points for 2nd place, credit goes to Peter Harvey who came 3rd with 36 points and who walked the 18 holes in so great a heat and Geoff Edwards the early leader ended up in 4th place. Well done guys.
The team winners were David Newton, Roger Rice and Dick Stratford.
Nearest the pins were won by Dave Hansen, David Newton, Roger Rice and Trevor Bacon.
On the day £127 was raised for Prostate Cancer. Well done everyone.
Geoff Rouse wins the Senior Championships Stableford
Geoff went out early and came in with 42 points for a great win. Barry Needham came 2nd with 40 points after countback against Dave Hills in 3rd. It was the SSAFA charity event and we raised nearly £200 for the very well deserved charity. Geoff and Barry are selected to represent Caldecott Hall GC at Bawburgh in September in the SSAFA Norfolk golf final.
Geoff Edwards wins Senior Medal Championship
It was a windy day, after a few days of rain, and that was reflected in the scores. Geoff Edwards won with a net 75 followed by Roger Rice on 76 and Ralph Read 3rd with a net 78. Many thanks for all of the entrants. Looking forward to the stableford championship on the 28th June.
We played our 2nd round against Royal Norwich away on Wednesday the 5th June 2019. We lost by 10 holes so not bad considering playing away to a strong team. Many thanks to Graham, Dave, Keith, Kevin, Trevor, Geoff, Paul and John. A shame we didn't win but a good day's golf. Looking forward to 2020 fixtures!
Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at Caldecott Seniors.
Ther Indoor Golf Simulator is now up and running with various challenges to enter. Water Challenge 140 yards,20 shots to score as many points as you can.Entry £5.00.
Other prices are;
5 Min Warm-Up @£ 3.50
18 Holes Single @£10.00
Full details in the Pro Shop.
Senior Golf Association
Senior members may like to enter the below competitions or use the below website with information on the Senior Open competitions. Men’s ,Ladies and Mixed
The SGA, we now move into our 19th year with our two tournaments going strong - the Seniors Club Classic, for teams of four, and the National Seniors Pairs Championship.
If you haven’t yet entered, do so now. All you need do is email me with your details and I’ll take care of the rest - no forms to bother with.
But our website is full of information, including over 250 SENIOR OPENS throughout the country. You might want to enter one. Have a look at the revamped website - www.seniorsgolfassociation.co.uk
The SGA is doing more and more with the Royal British Legion too - a wonderful cause to support. Join us in helping those who have served their country.
Spread the word - it helps us all.