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Welcome to this third edition of Seniors News 2016. With the season in

full swing we are enjoying fine weather and the Course is looking in

good shape. The Seniors team has so far struggled to come to terms with

the 9/10 handicap allowance losing our last three games by only one

match but always giving shots to the other side, at Hamptworth this week

we were giving a net total of 90 shots and lost 2½ - 3½.

Better news with the Somerset Bowl team who won their first match and

now face the mighty Burnham and Berrow at Mendip Spring on 2nd

June, good luck to Peter and his team. Last week we played our annual

match against Orchardleigh Ladies with a total of 40 players taking part,

the Seniors won the match with Terry Ryan carried by Pat Pitt winning

the pairs competition. An enjoyable day was rounded off with an

excellent carvery meal, thanks to Di.

The winners of the May medal were Phil Mays in division one and new

member John Griffiths in division two. The Monday roll ups are being

well attended but there is always room for more. A date for your diary is

the White Tee qualifier on Monday 27th June, always a popular event to

give the back tees a go. Entry to the White Tee competition is mandatory

for Div one players, although Div two players can enter a separate yellow

tee competition should they wish. There will be a bacon roll up on the

day with bacon roll and coffee at sign in and a meal following the

competition, all for a fiver.

At the recent Committee meeting it was agreed to amend the qualification

to the annual Vets Vase, this year being held on Monday 15th August.

The event will be a Stableford competition for all with qualification to the

Vets Vase being limited to those players aged 70 or over on the day, there

will be no extra shots awarded as in previous years i.e. All 70 plus play

off their true handicap. Also at the meeting both the Competitions

Secretary (Robert Miller) and the Treasurer ( David Chalker ) announced

their intention to stand down at the end of this year. If you are interested

in applying for either of these positions please speak to any member of

the Committee.

The two Opens have been well subscribed but if you want to enter either

the Pairs on 21st June or the Bowmaker on 19th July please get in touch

with Phil Jefferies.

Finally, the first away day of the year is at Newport Golf Club on

Thursday 16th June . The sign up sheet is currently displayed on the

Seniors notice board along with the roll up subsidy and entries will close

on 6 June. A great day out is assured and I am trying to twist the

Treasurer's arm to subsidise the bridge toll, I mean nobody wants to pay

to enter Wales!!

Wishing you all good health and happy golfing,

Best Wishes


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