The Burstead Golf Club’s Seniors’ Section is one of the largest and most active Seniors’ groups in the county and, we believe, the friendliest. We provide a mix of social and competitive golf throughout the year.
We meet for an informal roll-up most Monday and Thursday mornings, nominally from 7.45 am but quite a few members arrive earlier, when daylight permits. For further details, see the Swindles page. These are a good opportunity for new members to get to know their peers very quickly.
We hold 8 qualifying Medals during the season, with a number of qualifying Stablefords. Playing partnerships are drawn at random. We also hold Summer Knockouts for Singles and Pairs; a Winter Pairs competition; and a variety of other formats including Texas Scrambles.
We have a programme of 24 matches against other Seniors’ groups within a 20 mile radius of the club. Playing in these events is a great way to experience new courses in the area for the price of a meal (currently £15). The Captain picks the teams; selection is based primarily to reward those who regularly support our Seniors’ Section in roll-ups or other ways.
The dress code for these matches can vary from Club to Club, so please check the noticeboard carefully if you are selected.
By convention the home players provide the drinks for their guests before and at the meal. Those who have played in the home fixture are therefore usually given priority for selection for the away leg.
Please do not offer yourself for selection unless you are absolutely certain, at the time of selection, that you will be able to play. Late withdrawals from a team are the bane of the Captain’s life.
Please note, you cannot enter any competition or be available for team selection until you have paid your annual subs. Our Treasurer – Chris Hammond will be happy to accept it, that is if he hasn’t been hovering on your shoulder already!
The Section holds its AGM in the late autumn to elect the next year’s officers.