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Members - Seniors

 

The Seniors section has been in existence in one form or another for over twenty years and has it’s own Seniors Captain, Vice Captain, and Secretary to run it’s affairs. The original aim was to “provide retired gentlemen members with the opportunity to play competitive golf in their twilight years”. As the Seniors age definition has gradually reduced to 55 years, the twilight reference is a little premature!

Monday mornings is regarded as Seniors morning starting at 7.30 a.m. Medal and stableford competitions are played during the summer months but stableford only during the winter. All competitions are non-qualifying off yellow tees but to facilitate members who are unable to play in any of the recognised main club competitions some competitions are played off the white tees to enable members to maintain their handicaps. Many seniors now also play in the Wednesday and Saturday swindles.

The seniors have 34 inter-club matches that is 17 away and 17 home in the season and these are played in a friendly but keenly contested manner. Team sheets are put on the Seniors notice board so please add your name to the lists if you would like to play in them. Each year we have a Seniors Captains day and in December we have a evening Christmas dinner when both wives or partners are invited. Each year the Seniors play the Ryder Cup against Wensum Valley at Ufford Park with 20 from each club participating. This is played over 2 days on a Ryder Cup format with an overnight stay. Around March time we have another 2 day event but this includes men and Ladies of all ages from Dereham Golf club. This year (2018) its on 1st/ 2nd  March at Beadlow Manor and Hotel Golf Club, Bedfordshire. 44 tee times and accommodation have been reserved, both these events have been arranged by Ron Bodimeade and if you want any further information please contact Ron. This year the Seniors Captain is Andy Rawlings and the Seniors secretary is Ron Bodimeade.

Contact details:
Senior Captain:   Andy Rawlings    Tel: 01603 814057      Mob: 07565370431
Senior Secretary:         Ron Bodimeade Tel:01362 668102       Mob: 07908153453.  

Dereham Golf Club

Quebec Road, Dereham, NR19 2DS