Hi, my name is Dave Renshaw and I have the (at times probably dubious) pleasure of being Seniors Captain at Avington for 2020/21. I've been a member here since I retired some 10 years ago and have enjoyed many hours of golf and friendly banter with the members of the Seniors section.
The Seniors Section is open to all members of Avington Park Golf Course, both Full and Flexible, who are aged 55 or over and costs nothing to join. New members are made very welcome and there are numerous opportunities to meet other members and to play friendly and enjoyable golf. We have a wide range of ages and apptitudes so there is a place for everyone.
We have a roll-up on Monday morning every 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 a variety of different individual and team game formats include Texas Scrambles, Cha cha cha and whatever else the Captain comes up with. There are other smaller groups playing on Wednesdays and Fridays which are open to all. If you don’t have a current handicap we will help you get one so you can get involved in all the competitions.
The past year has seen some of our activities severely curtailed due to social distancing and lockdowns but hopefully during the spring, summer and autumn we will be able to play matches against other clubs, both home and away and also arrange some "away days" to other courses. The dates are in the diary but we will have to see what the world decides to throw at us!
Currently we have a scheme of signing up online for our Monday games to avoid large groups congregating waiting to play and I guess this will be the new norm at least for the foreseeable future. If you would like to get involved with the section you can contact me via the messaging service on the website or I'm sure the helpful folks in the clubhouse or office will point you in the right direction.
Let's enjoy some golf!
Seniors Captain 2020-21