Seniors' Welcome

Hello fellow Seniors,

I am looking forward to my year as Captain, and the likelihood of more enjoyable matches and social occasions.

Due to course development we have a new look to the ‘14 holers’ and will see how long we can continue as 16 holes and still finish early enough to entice most back to the bar for prize giving. All matches are now in the Members' Club Diary so you can peruse your future arrangements to suit if you wish. I hope that the level of support seen over the last 2 years continues, and will endeavour to keep up the e-mail work to keep all informed.

I will also try to resurrect the Seniors' Forum, where an invitation is issued to all Seniors to attend a communication event to top up the usual announcements made post competition. This will hopefully inform those curious about recent meetings between Seniors and the Club Officials. Some changes to our operations are being pursued to try to free up more of the course time we occupy, and our impact on other members. Examples to put your mind a little at rest are to stop cutting from the 14th to 18th to ensure we cannot impact any very early 10th hole starters in our Winter play. Also in our Summer play perhaps starting on the 17th and 1st rather than the 4th and 1st. This will prevent any impact during our Summer play when at present 4th hole starters can impact those starting an afternoon round during our matches.

Best regards and good golfing

Jeff Hooley

Seniors' Captain 2018

Seniors Basics- An explanation

We are a group open to all Gentlemen aged 55 or over, and will always welcome new members of all abilities, particularly those new to the Club. We deploy a team sheet for our competitions where you must write in your own name only and this is opened for the 2 weekly Wednesday winter competitions immediately after the prize giving. The idea of this is to mix up the 3 ball starters, which is also good for new members seeking a way to start playing at Stanton. The sheet stays on the Spike Bar Seniors' notice board and places often appear after the initial post Wednesday rush so those still seeking a place can add their name.

We organise other competitions which are run throughout the year, and details are put on the Spike Bar notice board. These are an ideal opportunity to meet other Club Members socially and to qualify to represent the Club in Seniors' matches which are held against Seniors' Teams from fifteen of the top clubs in the surrounding counties. These are normally on a home and away basis, no green fees are charged but you are obliged to attend the post match meal (cost about £12). To be eligible to play in the Seniors' matches you need to have played in the 14 hole and/or the eclectic competitions. An availability chart for matches will be put on the Seniors' notice board in early March, please keep it up to date.

Visit Seniors' Activities and Eligibility in Seniors' section of the website for further information.

There is a full spread of abilities throughout the Seniors' membership and most if not all of the players have retained the competitive instincts of their younger days, giving all our events a good sharp edge.

To help the organisers we ask Members to put their contact details (telephone and e-mail addresses) on the Club Website (My Profile) and keep them up to date. This will help to assist with easier communication for all concerned and especially help reduce the time required to organise team matches and responding to last minute changes.

For further information please feel free to contact the Seniors' Captain or one of the Seniors' Committee Members listed below, or visit the various areas of the Club's website:-

Seniors' Committee
  • Seniors' Captain: Jeff Hooley
    Tel: 0115 9374520 or 07717101605
  • Seniors' Vice Captain: Richard Mercer
    Tel: 07885 875645
  • Seniors' Past Captain: Dave Richards
    Tel: 0115 9892781
  • Seniors' Treasurer: Richard Horler
    Tel: 0115 914 7705
  • Seniors' Secretary: John Webber
    Tel: 0115 937 5234