Seniors Section

2020 Seniors Captain - David Wooff

Membership

All Seaham Golf Club Members over the age of 55 may join the Seniors section.  There is a small additional fee for the Seniors Section of £4 which covers additional prizes during the year. 

You will find our Seniors are a friendly and relaxed bunch.  Our aim is to enjoy both the company and the golf.

To join Seaham Golf Club, please contact the Club Secretary (Steve White) on 0191 581 1268.

(for further info on joining Seaham Golf Club please go to the  ‘Membership’  page )

When and where: Turn up and Mix in

The Seniors have reserved tee-off times between 09.00-10.00 on every Tuesday and Thursday all year (unless a Competition is booked).

If no Competitions are arranged on the day, the Seniors meet in the Club locker room and put a ball into a bag and draw as many threeballs and fourballs as appropriate.  To be in the draw, ensure you’re in the locker room before 08.45 Tuesday and/or Thursday.

Seniors can, of course, join in all other appropriate Club fixtures.

Competitions

There are several formal competitions competed for by Seniors only. These comps include a Matchplay championship, Club Vets, Seniors Captain’s day, Knockout tournament, Texas Scramble and several others. These comps take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, replacing the general turn-up and mix-in and most are random draw for partners.

Starting in September, we play a 10-round Turkey Trot (optional to enter) on a Tuesday or Thursday each week with generous prizes for the first three each week - handy for Christmas.

Beginning in January, we play a Winter Eclectic competition over 10 weeks (Tues & Thurs), which aggregates your best Gross scores obtained from each week, with your Handicap applied to the final best Gross score.  Two 'Divisions' this year - handicaps up to 18.9 and handicaps 19.0 and over. Prizes for winner and runner up in both Divs.

Seniors Team Matches

We play 20 matches each year against Seniors Teams from other local clubs; 10 home and 10 away matches usually starting at 10:30.  These are fairly informal comps, Tea/coffee and biscuits before the match and a sit down meal to follow the match (small charge for the refreshments – no charge for the golf).

Any member of the Seniors section is eligible to play. The Seniors’ Captain chooses a team from a list of those who have signed the sheet showing interest and availability.

Other

We host two Senior Open Competitions each year, typically in May and September.

We also usually have a 'Captains' Away Day' each year to different courses (Seahouses and Wooler recently).

The Seniors use the ‘WhatsApp’ app on their mobile phones to send and receive information.