Blackpool North Shore Seniors Section is a 'thriving community' despite the pitfalls of old age descending upon us!
When first officially started as a seniors section in 1997, there were 30 members led by Captain Frank Ford. In twenty years the section has trebled in numbers, 96 seniors having registered this year to play in senior competitions.
To join the Seniors Section, you have to be aged 60. It doesn't matter whether you play off scratch or 28, all are welcome to join and play. We have a registration fee each year of £10 per person, which helps to subsidise friendly matches and the meals that are held throughout the year.
When the senior section first began twenty years ago, one competition was held every month. We now have the situation where senior competitions are held every Tuesday morning, either team matches or singles, with the tee reserved from 8am to 11am. Prizes are awarded each week, culminating in a Winter and Summer Order of Merit.
Each year in September a senior Captain is appointed at our AGM. Our Captain for 2016/17 is Bob Edgar. We also have a Secretary Trevor Day, with responsibility for the organisation of the senior section.
Throughout the year major competitions are held. The Tommy Brennand Senior Championship, The Senior Matchplay, Club Captain & President Day and The Pritchard Robinson Competition. We also have three occasions where all the seniors have the opportunity to sit down and dine; the Christmas Dinner in particular is well supported!! There is also the opportunity to join in one of the golf trips run by the seniors each year: Formby Hall, Wales and Vilamoura in Portugal.
The success of our section is shown in the strength of our Senior Team in the Fylde League. We have finished in first place five times since 2010. We also have friendlies against the golf clubs of Bury, Stand (Manchester), Hesketh (Southport) and Lancaster.
Finally, one of our members recently moved back to Hazel Grove near Stockport. He left the following comments: "You cannot imagine how much I will miss the camaraderie, fun, laughter and insults, though never malicious, . . . . . . .its been a privilege and a pleasure to play with the seniors." This clearly explains why you should join us - enjoy the game in good company.

Senior's Competition Fixtures 2017

Tuesday 7th MarchTeam Daytona 4 Ball
Tuesday 14th MarchSingle Stableford
Tuesday 21st MarchCaptain vs Vice Captain Match
Tuesday 28th MarchBernard Butler Qualifier
Tuesday 4th AprilTeam Competition Yellow Ball
Tuesday 11th AprilSingles Medal
Tuesday 18th AprilTeam 2 Man Greensome
Tuesday 25th April4-Ball Better Ball
Tuesday 2nd May4 Club Challenge
Tuesday 9th MayMatchplay Qualifying Round 1
Tuesday 16th MayMatchplay Qualifying Round 2
Tuesday 23rd May4-Ball Better Ball
Tuesday 30th May3 Man Team Aggregate
Tuesday 6th JuneSenior's Championship Round 1
Tuesday 13th JuneSenior's Championship Round 2
Tuesday 20th June3 Man Am Am
Tuesday 27th June2 Man Aggregate
Tuesday 4th July4BBB
Tuesday 11th JulySingles Stableford
Tuesday 18th JulySingles Medal
Tuesday 25th July
Tuesday 1st August3 Man Aggregate
Tuesday 8th AugustGreensome
Tuesday 15th AugustCaptain's & President's Day
Tuesday 22nd August4BBB
Tuesday 29th August3 Man Scramble

Senior's Team Matches Summer 2017

Friday 5th MayKnott End GC
Friday 19th MayHeron's Reach GC
Friday 2nd JuneSt Annes Old Links GC
Friday 16th JuneFairhaven GC
Monday 26th JuneBury GC
Friday 7th JulyLytham Green Drive GC
Friday 14th JulyLancaster GC
Friday 28th JulyFleetwood GC
Friday 18th AugustBlackpool Park GC
Friday 1st SeptemberAshton & Lea GC
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