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)
23 January 2023HeadingleyTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
20 March 2023Ripon GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event, with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
3 April 2023Wetherby GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event, with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
17 April 2023Keighley GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
10 May 2023Northcliffe GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
20 June 2023Cookridge GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
June TBAIlkley GCTwilight GolfSubject to a reasonable level of interest
12 July 2023Skipton GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
25 July 2023Colne GCColne GC, Open CompetitionNOT a BRGC Seniors event
1 August 2023Horsforth GCSenior's Annual TripVarious Individual and Team events
4 September 2023Woodhall Hills GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
16 September 2023Ben Rhydding Golf ClubSenior's Open DayBRGC Seniors welcome all
our playing members to participate in a 9 or 18 hole event.
11 October 2023Bracken Ghyll GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
6 November 2023Shipley GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival
11 December 2023Bradford GCTeams of 3 - best 2 scores to countTeam Event with bacon butties and coffee on arrival