It is not long to go until the City golf course is open again, and we are sure that you are all keen to step on the first tee and hit your first drive in the middle of the fairway, just short of the water hazard! The Seniors Section Committee want to share their plans for the next few months:
Membership and Subs
We currently have 93 potential members of the section for 2021. This comprises those who were members last year as well as those who have recently expressed an interest in joining. Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to arrange our AGM in January, and this will now be held later in the year when we are able to all meet up. In the meantime we need to collect subscriptions to fund this year’s activities and the cost is unchanged at £10 for the year. This can be paid by handing it in to the Pro shop in a named envelope, or directly to any of the Seniors Committee members.
League Match – April 27th
The Seniors Section runs a team in the Northumberland Seniors League, and we are grateful for AXA Roofing for sponsoring the team shirts. There are 12 matches planned for 2021 - the first is at home against Bedlingtonshire Golf Club on Tuesday 27th April. An entry form will be posted on the Locker room noticeboard from 12th April for any members wishing to be selected to play in this match. The maximum WHS handicap has been set at 28 by the League for 2021. A full list of League fixtures will also be posted on the Seniors noticeboard.
Seniors Open – June 1st
The Seniors Open is a prestigious event with 140 competitors from across the North East playing at the City Course, with tees from 9:00 to 14:40. The Seniors Section has, in previous years, supported this event by providing a Meet & Greet welcome to visitors and generally helped the Club with hospitality arrangements during the day. We have also used this event to raise funds by selling raffle tickets. If you are able to assist the Committee by giving an hour or two of your time this would be really appreciated.
Seniors Section Competitions
The four regular events have been placed in the Club Diary – all Tuesdays – so make sure that they are in yours as well! These events are free to enter and there are lots of prizes, lite bites when we can offer them, and they are a lot of fun. More details on how to enter nearer the time.
MAY 18th JOE FARLEY CLASSIC
JUNE 22nd BILL ELDER
SEPT 14th SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
DEC 7th XMAS BASH
Each year the Seniors Section organises an Away Day visit to another golf club, and we will advise details once this has been arranged. We also would like to organise a fund-raising entertainment evening in the Autumn, when Covid restrictions are lifted and we have full access to the club-house.
Committee Contact Details
Tony Dancer 07894906160 (email@example.com)
Alan Johnson 07812517488 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dave Fletcher 07966263933 (email@example.com)
Jim Kirby 07954342420 (firstname.lastname@example.org)