Message from The Seniors’ Captain 2019 – Bob Ewen.
With the exception of one short break I have been a member of Sleaford Golf Club since 1993 and joined the Seniors Section in October 2015. I have played in many Club competitions and I am a past member of the ‘C’ Team.
In July 2016 I became Seniors Joint Competition Secretary before being asked by the Immediate Past Seniors Captain, Graham Anderson, to become his Vice Captain.
As Seniors Captain of Sleaford Golf Club for 2019, and together with my Vice-Captain Iain Poole, we will endeavour to maintain the recognised standards and camaraderie established by Past Seniors Captains, Committee and members. I personally wish to say it is a great honour to be elected Seniors Captain for 2019 and I look forward to playing golf with as many of you as possible during my tenure.
We have a very active Seniors Section, with over 140 members, and all our events are organised and managed by our enthusiastic Seniors Committee. Over the calendar year there are numerous competitions that are available for all to play. We welcome new members aged 55 years or over to join us for an annual contribution of £5.00 into the Trophy Fund and in my experience you will enjoy the benefits of a friendly and sociable section.
Our main schedule of events is on Thursday mornings; however, a number of Seniors meet early on Monday and Tuesday mornings for a spin up (general play). If there are no competitions or matches scheduled on Thursdays then a Four-Ball Roll Up as drawn is organised.
We have 29 inter club Home and Away matches which are always very popular with our members. In addition, we have two exchange days during the year, this year we are exchanging with Elsham Golf Club and Tydd St Giles Golf & Country Club. Our Seniors Open competition this year will be held on 1st August, this is one of the most popular events attracting over 160 competitors.
The Seniors Section interacts exceptionally well with the Ladies Section having several mixed competitions with them throughout the year.
We have four Social Occasions during the year with Ladies Guest Night Dinner in March, Championship Day Black Tie Dinner in July, Presentation Night Dinner in October and Black Tie Christmas Dinner in December
This year I will be sponsoring the Junior Section of Sleaford Golf Club. I feel that the juniors are the future of our great club and worthy of our support. We need to inspire more young people to take an interest in golf and if we can support them financially we will be giving them the opportunity that they otherwise might not have had.
Seniors Captain 2019