WELCOME TO THE SENIORS
The Seniors section is open to members aged 55 or over who enjoy playing friendly, yet competitive golf.
We play a ‘roll up’ every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the year starting at 9:00am on Monday and Wednesday when we play a shortened course of 13 or 14 holes and Friday, when we start earlier at 8:30am and play a full 18 holes. We try to vary the format thus providing a bit of fun but still with a competitive edge! Whilst everyone wants to win, the real attraction is the camaraderie and friendly banter which we believe is a key feature and strength of our club.
In addition to the ‘roll ups’ a number of Medal and Stableford handicap qualifying events are held throughout the season (click on the link ‘Seniors Competitions’ to find out more). We also play friendly home and away matches against 11 other clubs, several of which are played in the Manchester and District Seniors Golf League (click link ‘Seniors Matches’ below).
Level of ability isn’t important (our current handicaps range from single figures through to 36) and whilst most members are retired, our age range is from ‘youngsters’ in their fifties right up to ‘more senior gentlemen’ in their eighties. Whatever your age or ability you’ll be made extremely welcome. For more information contact any of the people listed below or simply turn up and enjoy one of the roll ups.
We’re sure you will enjoy it.
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Senior’s Open 3rd September 2019
On Tuesday 3rd September we hosted our annual ‘Open’ 4BBB which is open only to players from clubs other than New Mills.
As usual, the event was well supported with players from 15 other clubs from as far afield as Grange Park (Rotherham), Chesterfield, Westwood (Leek) and Daveyhulme. For many it was a return visit.
The weather was generally kind, although there were a few late showers in the afternoon which caught out some of the later starters. However, this didn’t appear to quash their enjoyment or enthusiasm.
Half way house, run by Arthur Oliver, proved very popular once again and several of our lady members served tea, coffee, scones and cakes generously supplied by Carol Culley.
Lots of very positive comments were passed by our visitors, not only about half-way house, but with regard to the standard and quality of the course, for which we have to thank Nigel, Mike and all the volunteers who give so generously of their time to present the course in its best quality light. Once again there was lots of praise for how visitors are made welcome when they come here.
The winners, on the day, were Kevin Moore and Ian White from Davenport GC with an impressive 44 points just one ahead of Andy Yeardley and George Makey from Stamford GC with third place going to Steve Blunt and Jeff Barratt from Westwood GC (Leek).
Prizes were also given to Peter Buttrick from Chapel GC for nearest the pin on the 4th and N. Summerville from Daveyhulme on the 15th.
Once again thank you to all our visitors for your kind support and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next year!
The images below show some of those who played on the day
George Scott Trophy 9th September 2019
Not the kindest of days weather wise for this morning’s George Scott Trophy which was reflected in the relatively low scores.
Winner, with a score of 37 points, was Keith Wright who beat Dave Holt on a card play off. 3rd place went to John Tennant with 36 points whilst Simon Belt came 4th also with 36.
Congratulations to Keith and many thanks to everyone who turned up and braved the dismal weather!
Seniors reach league final
Well done to our Seniors on reaching the league final for the second successive year. Having come second in our division wit h48 points, just one behind Marple, we will go to Brookdale Golf Club on 26th September where we will be joined by teams from Marple, Shrigley Hall, Macclesfield, Holdsworth and either Dukinfield or Blackley in the league final. 18 players represented us in the league this season but only those who played in two or more matches (14) were eligible to play in the final.
Bob has selected a strong team consisting of himself, Pat Walker, Graham Hadfield, Keith Wright, Trev Jones, John Tennant, Ian Harding and Peter Coull with Simon Belt and Clive Garside as reserves.
We wish them lots of luck and look forward to them bringing the trophy home to New Mills!
Congratulations to Arthur Oliver winner of the Marcliffe Cup
35 members of the Senior’s section took part in this morning’s Marcliffe Cup which was won by Arthur Oliver with 38 points in a card play off. 2nd place went to Peter Moseley with Bob Palmer coming third also with 38 points.
13 players achieved par or better (36+) showing just how close the competition was.
The Marcliffe is a popular and well supported event in the Senior’s calendar and is the brainchild of Cliff Ardern who each year provides many of the bottles of wine as prizes.
Receiving his prize from Cliff, Arthur admitted he was guilty of ‘drug taking’ having doubled his dose of painkillers prior to the event following his awful round the previous day!
Many thanks to everyone who took part and to Sam and Kallis for their help in helping to set up the course.
Additional prizes were awarded to the following:
Nearest pin on 4th: Rob Holden (lower handicap); Alan Woolley (higher handicap)
Nearest pin on 6th: Ian Harding (low handicap); (no prize presented for higher handicap player)
Nearest pin on 8th: Trev Jones (lower handicap); (no prize presented for higher Handicap)
Nearest pin on 16th: Graham Hadfield (lower handicap); Mike Bryant (higher handicap)
Nearest line on 9th: Trevor Oxley
Second shot nearest pin on 13th: John Tennant
Second shot nearest pin on 17th: Pete Moseley
The special trophy for a player getting their tee shot inside the circle around the hole on the 15th was once again not won by anyone so Graham Hadfield, who won the trophy last year, was invited to take the cup home for the current year!
Stan wins Vet’s Cup – Friday 26th July 2019
Congratulations to Stan Spencer winner of today’s Vet’s Cup with an impressive net 65. Second place with net 67 went to Mr. Captain helped no doubt by his very impressive birdie on stroke index 1! Third place went to Pat Walker also with 67 whilst 4 players came in with 69 Tom James, Bob Palmer, Paul Holt and Clive Garside.
The day was perfect with a slight breeze helping to lower the temperature a little whilst the green’s and fairways were once more in tip top condition.
Many thanks to everyone who took part. To view the full scorecard visit ‘How Did I do?’ in the members section
SENIORS QUADAM – MAY 2019
A wonderful day, blue sky all around, course in top class condition, and a bundle of high scores.
From the outset, scores of around level 5’s were predicted, and so it proved.
Once again we were happy to greet and welcome back such a lot of friends that regularly enter this competition. We thank them for their continued support, and hope that the course conditions and refreshments offered were well received.
Congratulations to Rick Boffey and his team winning with 90 points and a decisive back nine of an incredible 50 points (and at the cost of a voluntary handicap reduction too <well done Stan>); and to second place Simon Belt’s team, also on 90, underpinned by an amazing round by Bob Gaskill.
Third place had 89 points, and four teams each had scores of 87, 86, and 85 points – top class scoring.
Winners receiving gift vouchers were:-
FIRST – 90 pts : Vouchers for £80 R Boffey, D Cooper, S Spencer, P Holland
SECOND – 90 pts : Vouchers for £60 S Belt, M White, B Gaskhill, C Hall
THIRD – 89 pts : Vouchers £40 L Leverington, J Gillibanks, R Hallsworth, W Steele
Nearest the Pin receiving £20 gift vouchers :-
Mike Ashworth ( 6th), K Rigby (8th), L Walker (10th), J Gillibanks (15th), K Fieldsstead (16th)
Thanks to all those senior members carrying out the essential jobs of ball spotting, booking in, managing the car parking, and supporting the event in other ways; and to the ladies who supplied cakes and ran the half-way house; all of whom helped to make the day a great success,
Contributions at the half-way house made in excess of £70, which will be passed on to the ‘Music in Hospitals and Care Charity’.
Annual Easter Egg Competition 15th April 2019
Excellent start to the new season
Derek Horsey Charity Competition 5th April 2019
Seniors Raise over £100 for Comic Relief
Playing a Texas Scramble, two teams were inseparable and achieved an ‘honourable draw’ with a score of 43.3 namely Pete Griffiths, Pat Walker and Ian Harding in one team and Graham Elliott, Rod Taylor and Mike Howard in the other. A bottle of wine was presented to an unexpected guest from north of the border who is also pictured with two of his buddies !
Seniors AGM 1st March 2019
Seniors Annual Dinner 5th March 2019
Second Hole in One in One Week at Seniors Roll Up
Yet Another Hole in One for Mike !
Hole in One for Chris
SENIORS HOLE-IN-ONE ROLL OF HONOUR
|2019 – March 1||Ian Harding||4|
|2019 – February 27||Mike Howard||4|
|2018 – Dec 14||Chris Hall||8|
|2017 – May 27||Chris Hall||16|
|2017 – May 3||Ken Lee||4|
|2017 – Feb 6||Ged Armitt||4|
|2016 – Nov 28||Bernard Pickering||8|
|2016 – Oct 31||Phil Smallman||4|
|2016 – Oct 17||Phil Smallman||6|
|2016 – Oct 17||Alan Blakeman||6|