The Seniors Section is open to all members of Avington Park Golf Course, both Full and Flexible, who are aged 55 or over. It costs members nothing to join the section and new members are made very welcome. Joining the section is an excellent way to meet others and to play friendly and enjoyable golf on this very special course. In age we range from 55 to over 90; in aptitude from single figure handicaps to those of thirty plus. The common factor is that we all like playing together.
The Section has a roll-up on Monday morning of each week (other than on bank-holidays) which usually attracts about thirty of us. Two Mondays in each month are qualifying competitions - one a medal and the other a stableford - which provide the opportunity to keep handicaps up to date. On the other Mondays we play non-qualifying rounds: these include Texas Scrambles (with variations from time to time) and other team competitions. The morning round is followed by coffee, biscuits and chat. Smaller groups play on Wednesdays and Fridays: just turn up (by 8.30 am on a Wednesday and by 9.15 am on a Friday) and there will be someone to play with. And, if you don’t have a current handicap, someone will be very happy to mark cards for you so that one can be allocated.
During the spring, summer and autumn the Seniors Section plays matches against other clubs, both home and away. These matches are screened on the Seniors’ Notice Board in the Club House and on the website. The format is four ball better ball over eighteen holes, followed by lunch. If you would like to play, put your name down for selection. It is usually possible to find a place in the team for all who want one. The section also arranges a number of “away days” (eighteen holes and lunch) for members which enable members to play together at other courses on very favourable terms.
Seniors Captain 2019-20