the glen senior's section

Hello, my name is Colin Fairgrieve, the captain of the seniors section this year. We are very fortunate at The Glen in that we have a very active section, with all events open to all members over 50. There are special events through the year, with details and sign-up sheets on the seniors notice board – located in the locker-room hallway.

We also have 10 friendly matches with various local clubs, played home and away. These are normally a four ball format with 6 matches being played. Again details are on the notice board, with a sign-up sheet being posted 3 or 4 weeks before the match.

For those golfers wanting an informal round, there are “roll up” bounce games Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These are at 12:00 through the summer and 11:30 during the winter months (timed with the clock change). Just turn up at least 15 minutes before the start time to add your name to the list, a random draw makes up 3 or 4 ball groups, depending on numbers. To coincide with the monthly midweek medal (on the second Tuesday of each month), the Monday bounce game is moved to the Tuesday.

News and Events

The warm weather has finally arrived and the course is looking fine, let’s hope we’re in for a good golfing season.

Some dates for your diaries. This years away day is to Duddingston on the 3rd September; a fine parkland course. There are plans afoot for a senior’s dinner on the 4th October. A jacket & tie event with a guest speaker for seniors and partners. This years “eclectic” competition will start a little earlier than last year; from July to give time for more rounds in the good weather. Details from Mark Coke to follow.

We are starting this year’s eclectic competition earlier this year, to give us all more time in the better weather! It will still run through until early winter, exact date to be confirmed. It is again being organised by Mark Coke, so please meet with him to hand over your £5 entry fee and get those high scoring rounds in. We are also splitting the competition in to higher and lower handicap groups.

We are planning to play some different formats this season. While the normal game of 4 ball, two scoring (or 3 balls + 7 points scored) works well, we will try and mix it up a little with pairs (if the numbers fit), “red, white and blues” (avoiding the white tees on the 14!) or the “yellow peril”. Or any other format you can suggest!

Handicaps: a reminder that we always encourage the seniors to have a current handicap. Extra day cards can be done during the usual bounce games – inform the starter and also whoever is doing the draw – you may get put in a later group since you will need to hole out every time.

Slow Play: We are a broad group, and sometimes our knees (or backs!) will not let us get round as quickly as we hope. That is not an issue, but we have a responsibility to other members to keep up with play as much as we can. We all know what to do, do not hole out if you are not counting at that hole, leave your bag on the correct side to quickly clear the green, keep the blethering to when it’s not your turn!

Happy Golfing

senior's events

The schedule for other Senior events is as follows:

Date Event Result
5 Feb 2019 Away Match Tantallon 2 - 4
12 Feb 2019 Home Match Kilspindie 4.5 - 1.5
20 Feb 2019 Home Match Gullane 3.5 - 2.5
05 Mar 2019 Home Match North Berwick Postponed
13 Mar 2019 Home Match Musselburgh 3.5 - 2.5
21 Mar 2019 Away Match Longniddry 3 - 3
27 Mar 2019 Home Match Tantallon 3 - 3
29 Mar 2019 Informal Away Day - Lundin Links
03 Apr 2019 Away Match Haddington Postponed
11 Apr 2019 Away Match Craigielaw 1 - 5
17 Apr 2019 Home Match Longniddry 4.5 - 1.5
26 Apr 2019 Seniors and Ladies Mixed Greensomes
9 May 2019 Away Match Eyemouth
15 May 2019 Pairs Invitational
16 May 2019 Re-arranged Home Match North Berwick 4 - 2
6 June 2019 Away Match Haddington 3.5 - 2.5
19 June 2019 Tom Torrie
03 Jul 2019 Seniors Open
20 Aug 2019 Away Match Musselburgh
03 Sept 2019 Away Day Duddingston GC
16 Sept 2019 Away Match RMGC
25 Sept 2019 Home Match Craigielaw
02 Oct 2019 Home Match Eyemouth
16 Oct 2019 Home Match RMGC
21 Oct 2019 Away Match North Berwick
06 Nov 2019 Home Match Haddington
12 Nov 2019 Away Match Kilspindie
19 Nov 2019 Away Match Gullane
04 Dec 2019 Texas Scramble

Your 2019 Senior's Committee

Colin Fairgrieve  Captain

Colin Fairgrieve


Rich Clemens  Treasurer

Rich Clemens


Graham Noble  Match Secretary

Graham Noble

Match Secretary

John Lindsay  Vice Captain

John Lindsay

Vice Captain

Chris Gay  Secretary

Chris Gay