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 welcome you to the SMS and introduce you to the comprehensive golf programme that we organize 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. Rounds of golf are predominantly played off the yellow tees with a small number played off the white tees. The SMS also organises ‘Away Days’, viz. rounds of golf at other clubs.
We are always delighted to welcome new players to our ranks whatever their playing standard – beginner, high-handicapper or experienced golfer.
In the men’s locker room we have a sign-up sheet system for roll-ups on Mondays and Fridays groups each week in which you simply add your name to the list and proceed to the tee in groups of three or four (as advised on the sheet). Sign-up is a random process and by varying your arrival times, even slightly, you will soon get to know many of you fellow senior golfers. £1 is to be paid into the box above the sign-in sheet as an entry fee for each roll-up.
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.




50 – 54 years of age – Affiliate Member
55 years and over – Full Member

SMS Subscription

A token joining fee of £10 is charged, with a £10 annual subscription due on 1st January.

Weekly Roll-ups

Participation in SMS weekday 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 on a Monday or (7:00 to 9:00am on a Friday), append your name to the sign-in sheet and pop £1 in the metal box. Mondays are individual Stableford or
Medal rounds, whilst Fridays are usually ‘fun’ format team games The programme of roll-up formats, competitions and matches is emailed to each member, posted on the noticeboard monthly, in advance, and on the website.

Monthly Medals

A Monthly Medal roll-up competition (open to Affiliate and Full Members with a
‘competition’ handicap) takes place on the last Monday 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)

Knockout competitions

  • Horsford Shield Winter singles knockout (Yellow tees)
  • Summer singles knockout (Yellow tees)

Greensomes competition

  • SMS Pairs (White tees)

Other competitions

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

SMS dinners

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.
Please note that entry into the Rose Bowl competition (but not the Captain’s Day) is conditional upon attending the dinner in the evening (a Seniors tradition at Brampton). All Senior Men’s Section members are encouraged to attend both dinners, with partners if possible, to help continue to build the spirit of friendship.

Inter-club matches

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.
Entry sheets are posted on ClubV1 approximately 3 to 4 weeks ahead of the match, with selection notified about two weeks before. These are friendly events, and our selection process is such that everyone will get to play and is encouraged to put their names down.

SMS Committee Members 2024


Senior Men’s Captain Martin Shirley
Vice-Captain Adrian Kneen
Treasurer David King
Secretary Russell Marsh
Comps & Fixtures Ross Starkey
Immediate Past Captain David Croker
General Members Peter Meeds
Paul Stevens
                    Derek Sincock
Seniors 1

Martin Shirley
Senior Men’s Captain 2024

Email: seniorscaptain@bramptonparkgc.co.uk