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 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!
Volunteers: Always required for the US Kids golf at the end of this month – have a word directly with the coordinator George Gordon or with any of the committee if you can help for a few hours, morning or afternoon. We will also be looking for volunteers for the Glen Seniors Open on the 3rd July. We run a raffle and the 1&2s which are a major source of income for our funds.
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!
During the Autumn months we run an optional Eclectic competition in conjunction with the bounce games.
The schedule for other Senior events is as follows:
|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|