Vets Section 2023
The aim of the Section is to provide senior golfers (aged 55+) with competitions and team matches throughout the season. We currently play 20 matches, 7 competitions, 2 knockout competitions and the occasional away-day providing a full calendar between April to October.
Vets Captain 2023
This year’s Captain is be Ross Muirhead
We play formal matches against 10 local clubs – Birtley, Durham City, Heworth, Ravensworth, Seaham, South Moor, South Shields, Washington, Wearside and Whitburn. Teams of 12 players make up four-ball matches and results in a competitive but friendly game of golf followed by a drink and a meal - the protocol being that the home players buy the away players a round of drinks each.
All members are given a chance to play throughout the season with notification by circulars from the Captain as well as on the Vets Notice Board with costs of £6 for home games and £12 for away games.
The clubhouse dress code is smart / casual with members encouraged to change out of playing clothes
We have 7 regular competitions throughout the season culminating with a “Player of the Year” award for the best record. (See our honours boards in the Vets Corner). There is also a season long knockout competition for singles and a one-off pairs competition.
Entry fees are currently £4 (and occasionally free) with our first competition of the season for “Meet the Captain Day” which is played in early April with the winner receiving the Lipscombe Trophy – see the Notice Board for details
There is an annual Membership of the section - currently costing £10 – which includes subsidised events and meals at some competition.
New members are always welcome – please contact any Committee Members
Comp Sec. / Treasurer - Mike Ford email@example.com 07828 166990
Captain – Ross Muirhead firstname.lastname@example.org 07769 031257
Committee Members – Gordon Sommerville, Jim Nesbitt, Geoff Snowdon & Gordon Aitken