Welcome from the Senior Men’s Captain
On behalf of the Brampton Park Senior Men’s Section (SMS) Committee I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the comprehensive golf programme that we organise throughout the year.
Complementing the very active club diary of Ladies’ and Men’s golf, the SMS Committee, operating under the technical guidance of the Men’s Competitions, Handicaps and Fixtures Committee, provides a full range of mid-week roll-ups, Honours Board competitions and friendly inter-club matches for those male members who meet the qualifying age requirements. These are predominantly played off the Yellow tees with a small number played off the White tees. We also organise away days.
We are always delighted to welcome new players to our ranks whatever their playing standard – beginner, high handicapper or experienced golfer. We encourage our members to vary participants in their roll-up groups each week, by operating a men’s locker room sign-in sheet on a first come, first served basis. This ensures that newcomers can get to know a large number of fellow senior golfers very quickly. For those still needing to establish an initial handicap, we can arrange for their three initial scorecards to be completed, signed and submitted.
Our aim is to provide well organised competitive golf in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The information below should give a better understanding of how we run the Section but my contact details are available from the office for anyone needing further information
SENIOR MEN’S SECTION GOLF
50 – 54 years of age – Affiliate Member
55 years and over – Full Member
Note: Flexible Members of BPGC aged 50 and over are subject to the same competition entry restrictions as Affiliate Members and must also pay the appropriate green fee.
A token joining fee of £5 is charged, with a £5 annual subscription due on 1st January.
Participation in SMS midweek roll-ups is open to Affiliate and Full Members with an England Golf allocated Handicap Index under the World Handicap System. We enjoy allocated blocks of tee times on Monday and Friday mornings for our roll-up programme. Simply turn up between 7:30 and 9:30 am (7:00 to 9:00am in summer), append your name to the sign-in sheet on the noticeboard and pop £1 in the metal box. Mondays are usually ‘fun’ format team games whilst Fridays are individual Stableford or Medal rounds. The programme of roll-up formats, competitions and matches is posted on the noticeboard monthly, in advance, and also on the website.
A Monthly Medal roll-up competition (open to Affiliate and Full Members with a competition handicap) takes place on the last Friday of the month from April to September. The winners are presented with their prize at the Captain’s day dinner and qualify for the SMS Masters competition (Full Members only).
Honours Board competitions
A series of Honours Board competitions (open to Full Members with a ‘competition’ handicap) are run throughout the year, as follows:
Medal format competitions
- SMS Championship (White tees)
- SMS Masters (Prize winners’ event off White tees)
Stableford format competitions
- Rose Bowl (White tees}
- Sturdy Seniors Cup (Yellow tees)
- Pazio Pot (Yellow tees)
- Horsford Shield Winter singles knockout (Yellow tees)
- Summer singles knockout (Yellow tees)
- SMS Pairs (White tees)
A number of other competitions are run (open to all SMS Members with a ‘competition ‘handicap)
- Captain’s day
- Roy Edge Scramble
- Sheffield Shield Foursomes
- Order of Merit – points earned for 1st to 15th place in all roll-up qualifiers, March to October
- Eclectic – Best gross score per hole in ten roll-up qualifiers April to September (maximum 2 rounds per month)
- Turkey Trot
Our two main events of the social year – the Rose Bowl in April and Seniors’ Captain’s Day in October both include evening dinners with partners.
There is a full programme of friendly but competitive home and away matches against local golf clubs open to Full Members with a competition handicap of 28 or lower – typically some 28 home or away fixtures. Entry sheets are posted on the SMS noticeboard approximately 5 to 6 weeks ahead of the match, with selection notified about 2 weeks before. These are friendly events and our selection process is randomised so everyone is encouraged to put their names down.
SMS Committee Members
(elected 15th November 2019)
|Senior Men’s Captain||Jim Heeley|
|Competitions & Fixtures Secretary||Derek Sincock|
|Administration Secretary||Russell Marsh|
|General Committee Member||Clive Sheffield|
|General Committee Member||Peter Meeds|
|Immediate Past Captain||Phil Rogers|