With Step 3 of the Road Map out of lockdown scheduled for the 17th May we can I hope look forward to the start of our Seniors season safely guarded by the vaccinations and continued safe distancing rules in place. It was a shame to lose the Pre season meeting in April and Lincolnshire match on the 27th April but selection for the friendly match against Derbyshire will be made this week. Best of luck to you all and lets hope we can go one better than 2019 with League, NC 6 Man and England County Seniors titles.
We consider, for selection to represent the County, Seniors golfers who are of 55 years of age on the day of the competitions/matches and are members of clubs affiliated to the YUGC and who have a handicap index of 2.7 or below at the current time.
Our fixtures run from May to October each year and details of the 2021 matches can be found by clicking here. County Seniors matches consist of 9 holes Greensomes in the morning followed by 18 holes 4BBB in the afternoon. All matches are played off scratch and there are 12 players in a team, 24 players represented the County in 2019 in League and Friendly matches and all 2020 matches were cancelled.
Players who represent the County on six occasions in League matches are presented with ‘Senior County Colours’ in the form of a County Tie.
The Seniors County Championship is a 36 competition played over 2 days. The event this year is being held at Doncaster Golf Club on 14th and 15th June. You can enter online or download and submit the Entry Form.
We play three friendly matches against Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and compete in the Northern Counties Seniors League which was formed in 2011 with matches against Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham.
The six EGU Northern Counties compete for the Seniors Six Man Team Championship which is a 36 hole stroke play event held over one day with the best five scores each round counting for the title. As winners in 2019 Yorkshire went on to represent the Northern Counties Seniors in the English Seniors County Finals at Effingham Golf Club in October 2019 and emerged as winners and English Champions after three days of very competitive matchplay golf. With no final in 2020 we are still holders of this coveted title and will play in the EGU Qualifying event this year being held at Wearside Golf Club on Tuesday 31st August with the English Finals at Grange Park Golf Club, St Helens on 6th/8th October.
We hope that our strongest players will be able to make themselves available for selection in all the Northern Counties League matches and the Team Championship in September.
To be considered for selection players should aim to play in:
Yorkshire Seniors Championship
14th and 15th June – Doncaster Golf Club – Enter online
Northern Counties Seniors Championship
20th and 21st July – BramhallGolf Club – Enter online
In addition performances in major Senior Championships outside the County will be taken into consideration.
Team Secretary: John E Grimbleby
Tel: 01924 444567(H)
E-Mail: [email protected]