Ben Rhydding Seniors | Ben Rhydding Golf Club
  • Ben Rhydding Golf Club, High Wood, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, LS29 8SB
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Ben Rhydding Seniors

Retired and fancy playing some golf?

Then joining the Seniors at Ben Rhydding might just be the ticket for you. Though ravaged by time and the vagaries of nature we are, at heart, a youthful, energetic and especially welcoming bunch of fellas. We play with humour and civility though perhaps only a few of us might be considered particularly gallant or refined.

BRGC Seniors - A happy bunch of golfers

Whatever your handicap you will be very welcome. We are a group of varying golfing abilities but eager with anticipation each time we tee off. Just occasionally we hit a drive that sails away, scrape a par with a putt from nowhere or find that golfing side of us we always knew was there. And so we come back for more. Should you need a handicap there’s a simple way of acquiring one over six rounds of 9 holes.

Our group is thriving. We meet twice a week to test our competitive nature, catch up with what’s been happening, pick up some tips as to how to get out of those bunkers, and when the golf is poor there are the stunning views of the Wharfe valley and Cow and Calf rocks to savour.

We meet at Ben Rhydding golf club:

- each Tuesday from 8.30 am onwards, when some members enjoy a few holes of social golf and others play in the Saturday/Tuesday Stableford.

- each Thursday (meet at 8.30 am, tee off 8.45 a.m.) with individual and team competitions, followed by coffee and the most generous biscuit barrel you are ever likely to encounter.

We have a number of competitions that run over the year and a 14 hole knockout tournament with trophies presented at our prestigious Annual Forum in December. We also organise regular monthly golfing events at other clubs around Yorkshire with often a pre-game bacon butty setting us up nicely for a cracking days golf.

Then there are those social occasions where we can share experiences and tell tales of what might have been had the ball not bounced into the lake. And lest we forget any of the details, competition winners, celebrations or tall stories, they are all expanded with a flourish at our Annual Forum in December.

Should you hanker after some friendly and competitive golf, then come along or contact Chuck Butler (01274 416961) or Steve Mowat (01943 600423) for more details. You will be most welcome.

DateVenueEventComments
Most Thursdays, Draw at 8.30 am,Tee Off at 8.45 amBRGCTeam Games over 13/14 holesResults go towards the Seniors Cup
1st Thursday in every month BRGCIndividual StablefordBest 6 cards go towards the Egg Trophy.
Because of the Covid-19 situation, none of thebelow events can be regarded as definite and are also subject to sufficient numbers.Please check with the Organiser(s)
24 January 2022Wetherby GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event, Bacon butties on arrival
22 February 2022Headingley GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments
30 March 2022Sandmoor GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event, with sandwiches and refreshments
25 April 2022Keighley GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments
10 May 2022Cookridge GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments
13 June 2022Northcliffe GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments
13 July 2022Skipton GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments
27 July 2022Colne GCColne GC, Open CompetitionNOT a BRGC Seniors event
August TBAHorsforth GCSenior's Annual TripVarious Individual and Team events
5 September 2022Woodhall Hills GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments
19 October 2022Bracken Ghyll GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments
8 November 2022Cobble Hall GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments
12 December 2022Bradford GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with sandwiches and refreshments