Seniors

Welcome to Seniors Golf 2017.

If you are male, 55 or more and are looking for a friendly and sociable section that plays all year round, then look no further, we definitely have the programme of events for you!

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The section is really active with a mix of roll-ups, matches, away tours and fun competitions (TOGS).

It’s easy to join in seniors‘ golf at Donnington Grove and whatever the state of your handicap, golf swing or mind (!) you will be made very welcome. Just e-mail me at dgseniorscaptain@gmail.com and I’ll start the ball rolling.

Another way to get involved would be to turn up to a roll-up or a TOGS event where you’ll be made very welcome.

Roll-ups occur every Tuesday and Thursday at 08:30 and 09:30. These are open to all members but it’s mostly seniors who attend as they’re mid-week. The 08:30 time tends to be the more popular. As the name suggests, there’s no need to book, just roll-up 20-30 mins beforehand to be fixed up with a game.

Look out for information regarding the fun TOGS events on the seniors’ noticeboard . If you have contacted me you’ll also receive an email in advance telling you what’s being planned. Just roll-up on time on the day to take part. There’s a £3 entry fee to cover the cost of the wonderful prizes that are liberally handed out.

During the summer we have about 34 or so friendly and league fixtures with other clubs in the area. These are home and away and give a good opportunity to play other courses and meet some nice folks. The cost of these is about £14-16 per match, which covers the costs of a meal – sometimes a breakfast, sometimes dinner. Our performance so far this year is pretty good:

To get picked for matches, register your interest by e-mail to dgseniorscaptain@gmail.com. We will then put your name on the availability chart. Once registered you can notify your availability for the matches on our availability chart. Just follow the use google sheets link here This will take you to the availability page where you’ll find your name in the left hand column and the list of fixtures across the top. Just select “yes” from the drop down box in the appropriate name/fixture cell and you’ll be considered for selection.

We’re also involved in the Graham Jefferies Winter League and the M4 Winter League. If you want to play club matches over the winter months then check them out here. These matches are more competitive and selection will be based on current form of the players involved.

We’ve got into the habit of running three tours a year (Spring, Summer and Autumn) and these are good fun to attend. So long as there’s someone daft enough to organise them I’m sure these will continue for years to come. You’ll get emails about these as they come along.

Donnington Seniors is a very friendly section and welcomes all new members to join in and extend their golfing experience. The social side of the Seniors is a great way of making new and lasting friends, not only at Donnington, but also at other clubs. So take a stroll through or senior web pages, see what takes your fancy and get in touch or just turn up.
Best Wishes,
Chris Tobin

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Chris Tobin Seniors Captain 2017

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Chris Armitage Seniors Vice Captain 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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