Welcome to Cirencester Golf Club Seniors Section we welcome gentlemen over the age of 55, there are roll-ups on a Monday and Wednesday morning excluding days which are Bank Holidays or have internal Senior Competitions planned. A draw for partners takes place at 08:10 in the summer and 08:25 in the winter, but most Seniors arrive earlier for a relaxed chat and a coffee.
Once a month we have official Stableford or Medal competitions with the starting list being posted on the Seniors notice board about a month in advance. In addition to this we have a number of fun social competitions run throughout the year again with starting lists being posted on the Senior notice board about a month in advance.
From March through to September we have 38 matches against other clubs as well as internal matches against Club Captain, Club President, Ladies and Juniors most of which involve dinner afterwards. Selection for these teams is by putting your name down on the match lists which are posted on the Senior match board a month or so prior to the match.
Senior members are very sociable and some have had very interesting lives, jobs etc. We celebrate members birthdays at 80 and 90 with a cut down version of "This is Your Life" and the variety of backgrounds, careers and life experiences can be quite enthralling.
We have a lunch with wives/partners in November, a Three Club Competition followed by Christmas Lunch in December and a men only Annual Dinner in March.
Seniors Captain 2017.
Cirencester Seniors have played three matches against other local clubs in the last few days with mixed results. The first match against Cotswold Edge was a big win for Cirencester after a team talk from the Seniors Vice Captain motivated the team to great things. Five of the six pairings were won by Cirencester with good margins and the remaining match resulted in a half which was an excellent result followed by an superb dinner with interesting words from each Captain.
The second match against Broadway unfortunately was not such a success with Cirencester losing by 4 1/2 to 1 1/2 with only Captain Mike Helyer and John Thurston recording a win, Paul Simmonds & Andrew Tunnicliffe managed a respectable half but the Broadway excellent team were able to take all the remaining points.
The final match against Naunton Downs Seniors on last Thursday resulted in a halved result with wins for the teams of Emrys Williams & Clive Bennett, Leo Ferro & Steve Scott-Smith, Jeff Slater & David Lowbridge and halves for Mike Bishop & Ian Perry and John Appleby & Dave Golding. This was a good result playing away from home on the beautiful but tricky Naunton Downs course.
Tuesday 11th April
Being the first team led by Seniors Vice Captain Keith Hodgson for 2017, he thought that he could generate that “winning spirit” on this away match at Bowood.
The squad had some strong players including our +2 player Mark Shipley so high hopes were all around.
The weather was kind to us but a cold wind was blowing. The course was in good condition but the greens were extremely fast and very difficult to use.
Unfortunately, Cirencester was well and truly beaten 4 ½ to 1 ½ however we did have a couple of good results with Paul Simmonds and Mark Woodhead winning their match and David Soar and Mark Shipley halving theirs. The rest, well shall we just say ,we were beaten!