The Seniors’ Section dates back to around 1973 and has a playing membership of around 120 players.
Full and Associate members are eligible to join the Section on attaining the age of 58. There is only one category of membership. The Section has its own handicapping system over 15 holes designed to ensure fair play, but for some competitions over 18 holes a national handicap is required.
Our competitions are held from March to October on Tuesdays between 11.00am and 1.00pm which may very occasionally limit the numbers who can play. Entry to medal and stroke competitions are made using a manual system with notification posted in the Pro Shop or, for friendlies, on the Seniors’ Section notice board in the corridor leading to the Gents’ locker room. Most competitions are played over 15 holes from the yellow tees, but monthly medals, for national handicap purposes, are played over 18 holes. Information regarding times of play and competitions can be found in the Fixture Card along with details of all knockout competitions.
There are a number of trophies to be played for: Jack Adam Trophy (Club Championship) Ben Gunn Trophy (Bogey competition) Simmons Cup (Stableford) Watson Cup (Match play) Captain’s Salver , Fred Wright Trophy (Greensome-ballot) Norrie Good Trophy (best 3 15-hole scores in monthly medals) and the Nelson Jordan Trophy (inter-club senior tournament between Bothwell Castle, Shotts and Wishaw).
The Seniors’ Section enters a team in the Lanarkshire Seniors’ League.
There are a number of friendly inter-club meetings, held at home one year and away the following year, involving Haggs Castle, Shotts and Wishaw Golf Clubs respectively.
The Seniors’ Section organises an annual open competition in August for senior golfers aged 60 and over.
We have a Committee of around 16 members normally and if any information is required regarding administration, finance or handicapping the relevant office bearer on the Committee below should be contacted.
|Captain:||Alex Ritchie||01698 812 616|
|Vice Captain:||Nicol Rennie||01698 853 547|
|Past Captain:||Gordon Stewart||01698 721 776|
|Match Secretary:||Tom Bain (assisted by Bill Paterson)||01698 815 275|
|Secretary:||Ian McKellar||01698 852 466|
|Treasurer:||John Young||01698 852 560|
|Other Members:||John Dalziel||01698 852 835|
|John Gordon||01698 853 175|
|Ronnie Manson||01698 325 194|
|Peter McShane||01698 852 019|
|Jim Nisbet||0141 643 9063|
|Bill Paterson||01698 853 424|
|Murray Roberts||01698 326 930|
|Fred Turrell||01698 264 479|
|Senior Open Convener:||Peter McShane|
|LSL Convener:||Alex Ritchie (assisted by John Young)|