Wrekin Golf Club Seniors Section
It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the Seniors Section, a Group which began life back in 1982 as ‘The Vets’ and has since developed and expanded to include some 80 + Members. Membership of the Section is open to any Club Member aged 55 and over – a ‘token’ annual subscription of just £5 affords Members the opportunity to play in our Competitions and represent the Club in Friendly/Social matches with neighboring Clubs. We play Seniors Competitions on most Mondays during the course of the main season, with ‘Friendly’ matches, on a ‘Home/Away’ basis, normally taking place on Thursdays. We also have an ‘Away Day’, an ongoing ‘Knockout’ for the Challenge Trophy, and our Christmas Lunch and Prize Presentation at the end of the Year.
Latest Seniors News
Our ‘Calendar’ is available on our Seniors Notice Board in the Clubhouse and on the Right Hand Column of this Webpage.
Our First Competition of the 2021 season is scheduled for Monday 19th April. Our first Friendly Match is Away at Llanymynech on 27th April, followed by The Staffordshire at Home on 6th May. Due to continuing ‘Covid’ restrictions there will be no catering available for these matches.
Our Seniors Open is scheduled for Thursday 26th August – Entry Forms are available on our Notice Board and can also be down- loaded from the Right Hand Column of this page.
2021 Subscriptions are Due – and 2020 Winnings can be collected via Dave Pegge in Reception.
The World Handicap System [WHS] is now in use – Check Your HANDICAP INDEX Before You Play – it can change without you realising ! Bear in mind that it’s based on the best 8 of your most recent 20 ‘qualifying’ rounds so, when you input a ‘new’ round, the computer software will automatically replace the earliest of your 20 rounds with your most recent score. This procedure could change your ‘Best 8/20’ and amend your Handicap Index. You can check your Handicap Index through our Computer Terminal or via the Club V1, HowDidiDo or MyEG [England Golf] Apps. Having confirmed your Handicap Index – check the COURSE HANDICAP CHART [by Reception] to convert your Handicap Index to your ‘Course Handicap’ for the day. When you play in COMPETITIONS, the COMPUTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPLY A MANDATORY HANDICAP ALLOWANCE according to the type of competition. In our individual Strokeplay or Stableford Competitions for example, this will produce a PLAYING HANDICAP which will be 95% of your COURSE HANDICAP. You don’t have to calculate this PLAYING HANDICAP yourself, it will be automatically generated by the Computer Software when Dave sets up the Competition and will be applied when you input your score after your round. Given that you will only receive 95% of your Course Handicap, you may find that your Nett Score could be 1 shot more than you anticipated, or your Stableford score could be 1 shot less – but this calculation will obviously be applied to all competitors, across the board. In 4-Ball Stableford [our Seniors Open for example] the Mandatory Handicap Allowance will be 85%, in Individual Matchplay it will be 100% [our Seniors Knockout] and in 4 Ball Matchplay [our Friendly Inter-Club matches] it will be 90%.