Seniors’ Section

Introduction

The Senior Section of the Chalgrave Manor Golf Club is a self-financing, self-regulating section of the club with a constitution and committee elected by the members at the AGM.  All club members over the age of 55 may join.  Our aim is to enjoy friendly yet competitive golf.  Our notice board is in the locker room corridor. New members without a Club handicap will have their first three cards passed to the Club Handicapping Secretary to obtain a Club (Congu) handicap.

Our official day is Tuesday when we meet around 8:00 am (no later than 8:15) for an 8:30 tee off (30 minutes later November to February).  We play a variety of games as selected by the Seniors’ Captain.  A random draw determines our playing partners and starting tee (we enjoy a multiple tee start that enables all members to be playing within 15 minutes). 

Every month we play a Monthly Medal competition, usually on the Tuesday after the Club hold their monthly medal. These score cards go directly to the Club competitions and handicapping secretary to maintain our handicaps.

In addition to Tuesdays, Seniors Section members are available for games most days of the week and these games should be arranged informally.

Other events

We play matches against the senior sections of a number of local clubs, both home and away.  Participation is open to all members providing they wear a Chalgrave Seniors’ shirt.  In addition, we have a number of “away days” where we play other courses, typically with coffee and bacon bap on arrival and lunch after the game.  Our annual Captain’s Away Day is normally to a higher quality course and subsidised from Section funds (depending on Tuesday attendance).  Similarly, our annual dinner dance is also subsidised.

Funding

The section is funded by an annual registration fee, currently 5.00 and a game fee of 2.00 for each Tuesday game.  Other events, such as knockout competitions (these must not be played on Tuesdays) may incur a token fee.  Participation in inter-club matches costs 5.00 for home matches and 10.00 for away matches which part pays for home inter-club match coffees and lunches for us and our guests.

Seniors’ competitions

We have two seasonal leagues; Summer League running from April to September and Winter League running from October to March with various trophies.  Most Tuesdays we play a league game of stroke play, stableford or bogey par formats that count for the league.  The top nine players receive league points as follows; ten points for the winner, eight points for second place, seven points for third and so on with the ninth placed player receiving one point.

Other league related competitions include a Scratch League and an eclectic competition. We also operate the McFadden Championship, a golfer-of-the-year style competition and the Cox 70+ competition for the over seventies.

Occasionally the Captain will decide to hold a fun game that does not count for the league.  These include team games such as a Texas Scramble and singles games such as Singapore Sling.

Note: an exceptionally good Tuesday score card will be passed to the Club handicapping secretary for consideration of a general play handicap adjustment.