On behalf of the Seniors’ Section of Cherwell Edge Golf Club, may I take this opportunity to welcome you to the New 2023/24 season at the club and to tell you a little bit about us and how we operate.
Seniors are classed as over 55 years of age and we have a full spectrum right up to into the 80’s at the club with a full range of handicaps. Seniors by age, but not at heart!
The best way to get to know us quickly is to join the 9-hole roll-ups that take place every Monday and Friday morning. Technically these are not diarised “seniors” events, but most of the participants also play in the seniors’ competitions. The playing groups are drawn, as are the tee times, so you will get to know a lot of us over a short period of time. To be sure of getting your name in the draw, please arrive by 9.30 a.m. on those days.
Our dedicated playing day is Wednesday of each week, when we have tee times reserved from 8.00 a.m. until 9.30 a.m. To book a place, please go onto the member section of the website under tee times, feel free to enter your name in any empty slot, or just enter your name against a vacant tee-time and someone is bound to join you.
It is recommended that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tee-time, It will also give you time to identify playing partners if you haven’t met them before.
If you have not had the opportunity to put your name down for a competition, don’t worry. Just turn up on the day, because there are sometimes a few “no shows” which leaves gaps in groups that need to be filled. By the same score there are always others who have not managed to put their names down and who will be looking to join up and make a group. Apart from pairs and 4 ball competitions, we usually play in 3 ball groups to improve the speed of play.
If the worst comes to the worst, the last group to go out always acts as a “sweeper” group to make sure everyone who wants to play can fit into a group. Depending on attendances, they will usually tee-off between 9.00am. and 9.30am.
During the Summer months we play a Monthly Medal on the first Wednesday of each month from April to November and 6 “Honours Board” events as well as more informal competitions and team games. During the Winter, the formats are mainly informal, but we also run a “Winter League” competition just to keep the competitive edge going. Entry fees for each competition are £3 except for Medals and Winter League, which are £4. That is because those two competitions are divisional, which means we have to buy twice as many prizes.
New for this season is our 9 hole competition, which will run alongside each medal and stableford, so twice a month, for those players who want to compete but do not wish to play a full 18 holes , and this is open to Senior ladies to join us too.
If you would like to put a bit of variety into your golf, we play a series of home and away friendly matches during the Summer, against other golf clubs in the local area. We are always looking for fresh blood for the teams, so you will be welcome to join us for those. Please see the Seniors noticeboard for the “sign-up” sheets for those matches. A team sheet will usually be published a week before the match.
These matches will start again once we can offer hospitality to the visiting teams and vice versa.
Twice a year we hold “awaydays”. The one in October is used to present the prizes for the Summer competitions and the one in March covers the Winter months, as well as being the time when we say farewell to the outgoing Captain.
Our big social event each year is the Seniors’ Christmas Dinner, where we also welcome partners. As well as being our annual get-together, we also use the event to award the Medals for the year and the Order of Merit Trophy.
Below is a list of the Committee members. If you need to know anything about what is going on in the Seniors’ Section, please feel free to drop one of us an e-mail at the address provided, or just grab us when we’re in the club house on a Wednesday morning.
Once again, welcome to Cherwell Edge Golf Club to any new members , and we hope very much to see you on Wednesday mornings.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2023/24
Senior Section Officers
Captain: Peter Burton
Treasurer: Chris Bleach
Handicaps: Barry Hill*
Committee contact e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
*Barry Hill is also the Club Secretary