General Information

GENERAL COMPETITION INFORMATION 2017-18 

Seniors (age 55 years and above) who are members of the Golf Club, are invited to participate in the full range of Seniors Competitions and Team matches upon payment of a one-off registration fee, currently £10.00, valid for the lifetime of the member. This fee serves to identify members who are entitled to enter any Seniors’ competition and compete for prizes, be considered for selection for Seniors Team matches, and to benefit from a subsidised green fee for Seniors Competitions.
Members are required to ensure that they have, and maintain, an active competition handicap. For 2017 there are two competition secretaries:
Roy Gallop will be responsible for the collation and publication  of results on the notice-board and website. Roy will also be the main source of contact regarding issues relating to rules and handicaps. Graham Bebb will be responsible for competition entries and starting times.
Members are invited to indicate their intention to play in advance so that tee times can be allocated, and when necessary, teams (eg for a texas scramble) can be selected.
Members are requested to co-operate with this policy, both to encourage members to play with a variety of other members, and to minimise the amount of time waiting around to tee-off.
In order to make entry to competitions as easy as possible, there will be a number of ways in which members can sign-up to play:

  • by putting your name on the entry form that will be posted on the Seniors noticeboard or in the clubhouse, as early as possible before the deadline shown for each competition,
  • by contacting GRAHAM BEBB on 07932 726466
  • or by email to bebbg@pobroadband.co.uk

For each competition, a deadline will be set when the entry list will close, and tee times will then be posted as soon as possible, normally within two days. Entry to the competition may be possible after the starting times have been posted by contacting Graham Bebb, but members are asked to try to enter in advance if possible.
Members are invited to indicate if they have a preferred starting time. Tee times will be allocated to entrants as near as possible to these preferred times. Members are asked to minimise inconvenience to others by ensuring that they keep to their tee times. Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your allocated time.
Competition entry fees will usually be £2.00, and the subsidised green fee will be £3.00, and members are asked to ensure that these fees are paid before going to tee-off! In the event that you are unable to play in a competition, please inform the Competition secretary, Graham Bebb as soon as possible.
Please note that it is NOT ACCEPTABLE not to turn up for a competition without notification. Members who do so are advised to note the Club policy and are expected to pay a fine of £2.00 to go to the Club’s Captain’s Charity. The Seniors’ section of the Club website will be regularly updated and will contain information related to both completed and forthcoming competitions and team matches.

DAWN PATROL LEAGUE
This will be an 18 hole, full handicap, stableford league competition and will be the main Seniors’ competition for the summer season. It will be played over a period of 10 Tuesday mornings throughout the summer, starting on Tuesday 18th April.
Scoring system:
After each Tuesday League match, the best NINE stableford scores or joint scores will be identified. 10pts will be awarded for the best score (or scores) to 2pts for the ninth best score. All other competitors will be awarded 1 pt each.
At the conclusion of all the League matches, a maximum of the EIGHT best scores for each competitor will be totalled to determine the overall winner and runner-up of the Dawn Patrol League.
For 2017 a new “20-20” competition will also be played.  Members with handicaps of 20 or above will be awarded points equivalent to the stableford points they score in excess of 20, with the best 8 scores out of ten to count with an award for the winners at the end of the season.
Prizes:
The overall winner and runner-up in both competitions will receive prizes at the end of the season.In addition, each Tuesday the League is played, prizes will be awarded in two handicap categories, 19 and below and 20 and above.  A prize will also be awarded to anyone scoring a “2” on any hole, or indeed a hole-in-one! 

OTHER COMPETITIONS
Seniors Singles and Pairs Knock Out Competitions
The closing date for entries to these competitions is Tuesday 28th March.
Members are asked to read the rules associated with this competition and keep to the deadlines stipulated.
Seniors Championship – Tuesday 1st & Thursday 3rd August
This will be an 36 hole Strokeplay Medal full handicap competition played over two days. The player with the best gross score will be crowned the Derllys Court Seniors Champion for 2017.
There will also be prizes for the best net score on each day, within both handicap groups and also for the best “Veteran” (over 70 years), and for “2s”.
Please note: Entrants for this event are required to have played in at least 3 Seniors qualifying events since April 1st 2017 to be eligible to win this competition.

Team matches and South Wales Seniors’ Classic.
Members who wish to be considered for selection for the seniors team to play against other Clubs, or for one of the two teams in this year’s Seniors’ classic are asked to put their names on the team sheets as they appear on the noticeboard.
Please see the Seniors Calendar for dates of all team matches and competitions.