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.
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 (tee off 12.45 p.m.) where some members enjoy a few holes of social golf and other play in the Saturday/Tuesday Stableford.
- each Thursday (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.
|Most Thursdays Tee Off at 8.45 am||BRGC||Team Games over 13/14 holes||Results go towards the Seniors Cup|
|1st Thursday in every month||BRGC||Individual Stableford||Best 6 cards go towards the Egg Trophy.|
|29 January 2020||Bracken Ghyll GC|
|Teams of 3 - best 2 scores to count||Bacon butties on arrival then a Team competition|
|18 June 2020||BRGC||Yorkshire v Rest of the World||Champion Team assessed on average score per team member|
|2 July 2020||BRGC||Norman Cup||Individual Stableford Competition|
|11 August 2020||Horsforth GC||Annual Away Day||Various Prizes. Bacon buttie/coffee on arrival. 2 course meal & presentation afterwards.|
|31 August 2020||BRGC||Seniors Open Day|
(open to all Club members)
|Two 9 - hole competitions (am & pm) + overall 18 hole comp. Nibbles and Prizes galore.|