Seniors Section NEW Qualifying Age
At their recent AGM, Newark's Seniors' Section voted to reduce the qualifying age from 60 to 55 years of age, bringing the Section into line with neighbouring Clubs. This should make the Newark team more competitive in their Inter-Club Seniors matches and also is the accepted age for most Senior open competitions.
The Section is very active and we have something for everyone – twice-weekly roll-ups, monthly Medals or Stablefords, Texas Scrambles and 30 matches against neighbouring clubs on some top courses - plus the friendliest group of golfers you could find anywhere. Our emphasis is on Social Golf - “Winning is not everything”.
The Section welcomes applications from existing Newark's Members who now qualify. Prospective new members should be mindful that the essence of being a member of the Seniors Section is:
- taking part regularly in the weekly activities (roll ups and competitions)
- assisting with our annual events e.g. the Halfway House, Seniors Opens, Charity Days etc
- sharing concern about the well-being of fellow Seniors.
- priority for selection for Inter Club matches, especially at the more prestigious clubs, is given to those who contribute to the above activities of the Seniors Section.
Further information regarding the Section and its Activities is available on the Club Website under Members / Seniors / Seniors Section a New Members Guide
Anyone interested in joining the Seniors Section should in the first instance contact the Seniors' Captain - Howard Wibberley on 01636 813711 or via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or Seniors’ Secretary - Paul Speakman on email@example.com or 01636 627930
Seniors Hole in One Charity Day in aid of Beaumond House
Newark Golf Club’s Seniors Section was able to present Newark’s Beaumond House Community Hospice with a cheque of more than £3300 following the hugely-successful Hole in One Charity Day on October 3rd. The funds raised on the day were added to money which the Section had been raising since the start of the year.
Seventy-nine players paid £10 each to try to win the star prize of a £30,000 Kia Stinger car, supplied by Kia dealer Victor Wood of Grantham, for an ace at the 15th Hole.
However, there was no fairytale outcome. For the sixth successive year Victor Wood were able to take their car back to Grantham at the end of the day as the nearest anyone came to an ace was Peter Trafford. His drive was just over 5ft from the pin; he had to settle for a bottle of malt whisky instead of the car.
The majority of the competition’s prizes were also supplied by Victor Wood. The overall winner was Graeme MacDonald with 39 pts. Second place went to Roy Wilkinson (36pts) on countback from Doncaster GC member Simon Longworth, with fourth going to Colin Appleby (35pts, countback).
Colin Appleby also won a bottle of wine for nearest the line on the 7th hole, while the other ancillary prizes went to Clyde Scothern, Erica Sanson, Alec Rose and Graeme Macdonald.
As there are other fund-raising activities ongoing, the Seniors Section is confident that the total for the year will exceed £3500.
- Graeme MacDonald & Len Astill
- Roy Wilkinson & Len Astill
- Len Astill & Simon Longworth
- Colin Appleby & Len Astill
- Peter Trafford & Len Astill
- Erica Sanson & Len Astill
- Left to right Maria Hewitt – Fundraising Officer for Beaumond House, Matt Ward - Kia Motors, Victor Wood Grantham, Len Astill – Seniors Captain 2019 Newark Golf Club
SENIORS HOLE IN ONE CHARITY DAY IN AID OF BEAUMOND HOUSE
SENIORS HOLE IN ONE CHARITY DAY IN AID OF BEAUMOND HOUSE
Thursday October 3, sponsored by Kia dealer, Victor Wood
18 hole Mixed Stableford competition (non-qualifier) open to ALL CLUB MEMBERS (entry £10) and their guests (entry £25).
1st: Fourball at Belton Woods Golf Club.
2nd: A Kia Sportage for a weekend’s use with a full tank of fuel.
3rd: Basic service for any make of car.
4th: Vehicle clean for two cars.
Nearest the pin and 2s prizes on Par 3s. Nearest the pin in 2 prize on 18th Hole.
Win a £30,000 Kia Stinger car by scoring a Hole in One at the 15th Hole. No limit to the number of winners; get an ace and win the car.
A Hole in One at the other par threes will earn prizes such as a trip to the Praia D’El Rey Marriott Beach & Golf Resort in Portugal; accommodation and golf at the Marriott Forest of Arden; and a set of F7 Irons and Daytona putter.
Senior Capt's Report on the inaugural match versus Toft
Toft Captain Duncan Cameron contacted myself after they had lost games against Boston West and another in Lincoln. We also lost matches against the Boston West Club.
Due to our full programme we agreed to play them in alternate years and so we visited Toft on 4th July.
Very few of us had played Toft before and the weather was glorious all day. Good start!
Eight pairs on each side and after the shock of the climb up the first two holes the views were spectacular. Never mind the golf.
Most of us found the greens hard to read but enjoyed the course immensely.
We were treated wonderfully by our hosts and the meal afterwards was Lincolnshire sausage and mash followed by a compote.
Although we lost the match 6 games to 1 we all had A GRAND DAY OUT.
We look forward to next year for revenge at home.
Seniors' Captain's Charity Day
More than 60 of Newark’s Seniors Section turned out to pay a fiver to play in Seniors’ Captain Len Astill’s Charity Day, in aid of Beaumond House Community Hospice
It was a tight finish on a windy but bright day, with Simon Channon (14 handicap) winning with 38 pts. Paul Speakman (6) was second with 37 and Howard Wibberley (16), with a back nine of 21, was best of a group on 36.
The Seniors Section raised funds for Beaumond House throughout the year. This event’s £300+ will be added to proceeds from raffles and fines, to be presented to Beaumond House after the Hole in One event in the autumn.
Attached picture shows Len Astill (centre) sharing a joke with John Duckett (left) and Derrick Lewis.