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  • A Section of the golf club

    45 81.82%
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    10 18.18%
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    Seniors Section (?)

    In your golf club, are the Seniors a 'section' of the golf club or simply an ad hoc group doing their own thing?

    Explanation:
    A. In some clubs the Seniors Section are a section of the golf club recognised as such with a formalised structure (committee) prescribed by the golf club.

    OR

    B. In others they are simply an ad hoc group run by whichever individual steps forward to organise 'Senior' events?

    I'd like to some idea of what the percentages are of A or B
    Last edited by balaclava; 02-Nov-2017 at 12:22.

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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    Ours are definitely a section within the club, own committee, very organised, run themselves. A representative of the seniors is on the main committee to represent their views. General opinion in our club, most I suspect, is that the seniors are the strongest, most able section in the club.
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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    Ours are definitely a section within the club, own committee, very organised, run themselves. A representative of the seniors is on the main committee to represent their views. General opinion in our club, most I suspect, is that the seniors are the strongest, most able section in the club.
    this is pretty much our set up too albeit didnt used to be this way until a number of years ago when their was a falling out between some of the senior members and some of the regulars so an autonomous senior section was set up. a fair chunk of my time on committee was part of helping bring the 2 sections back together again and thankfully things are now much more harmonious
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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    Our seniors section is part of the club, but unlike others in the area where you need to be 50 to qualify, you need to be 60 as the average age of the membership is so high.

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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    I don't think we have a senior captain or anything, just a few senior comps now and then, so I'd go with 'ad hoc'.
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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    Nothing organised by our club. There are a few seniors that play their own 9 hole comps three days a week, weather permitting. They also have an away day once a month where they play other courses.
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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    A formal Section
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    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And last medal of the year (Oct) saw me play to handicap but CSS was +1 so that was me down 0.2 from 8.3 to 8.1

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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    Virtually a Club within the Club at The Zoo....
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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    We try not to be a separate section of the club but we have our own committee etc but there is no 'joining' requirement except you just have to be old enough -55.

    We have a Monday every fortnight allocated by the club as a Seniors competition morning, are allowed 14 interclub matches and 2 days a year for Opens.

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    Re: Seniors Section (?)

    No committee but a representative on the main committee (as the Ladies).
    No section - you are a senior because you are 55+
    No fee implications
    No course access implications

    Put another way we don't have Juniors and we don't really have Seniors except that -

    Only those over 55 are eligible to play in Senior matches (as much to fit in with other clubs as anything else).
    We do run a small number of Competitions within the 55 Senior category during the year
    Vets are a defined by the KVGL as 60+ and we enter teams in this category as well, but don't run any competitions internally.
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