About Senior Golf
Welcome to the Seniors section of the Cheshire Golf website.
What follows is an overview of our activities but more details about the squad, fixture, handicaps, appearances, and Order of Merit can be found via the tabs at the bottom of this page.
We welcome golfers of 55 years of age or over, who are members of clubs affiliated to the CUGC and who have a single figure handicap.
Our fixtures run from March to October each year and details of this year’s matches can be found on the tab at the foot of this page. Most County Seniors matches consist of 9 holes Greensomes in the morning followed by 18 holes 4BBB in the afternoon. All matches are played off scratch and there are normally 12 in a team, and on average about 30 players represent the County in any given year.
Players who represent the County on 6 occasions are presented with ‘County Colours’ in the form of County Cuff Links and a County Blazer Lapel Badge.
At the start of a season the Seniors pre-season event, which normally takes place in March and hopefully at the venue of the Seniors County Championships later in the season, will adopt the format of the Men’s and Boy’s County pre-seasons and “by invitation” as we look to formulate a squad of 30 players who might represent the County during the season. The format is individual Stableford played off scratch.
One of the main aims of the County Seniors team, as in recent years, is to win the Northern Seniors League. The team won this competition in 2015 with matches against Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham. The other main aim is to win the EGU Northern Seniors Qualifier (Big 6). This is a 36 hole stroke play event held over one day with a 6-man team, again competing against Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham. The winning County on the day then represents the Northern region in the English County Finals which is probably the most prestigious competition for County players and counties to be involved in.
It is our hope and expectation that :
> our strongest players will make themselves available for all the Northern League matches and EGU Northern Qualifier
> all players, wishing to be considered for selection for the County Seniors Team, should aim to play in :
- Cheshire Seniors Championship
- Northern Counties Championship
- English Seniors Championship
- and any other major championship events such as the Scottish and Welsh Seniors Championships wherever possible.
Please contact Martin Keates ( email : firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions, need any clarification or require any further assistance.
Super Seniors (over 65s)
Golfers are healthier!
Who says so? The R&A say so.
In 2020, The R&A published the “Golf and Health” report, which delivered the results of four years of broad and detailed research by scientists and medical experts. The report gave scientific, statistical backing to the statement that golf is good for you.
Yes, we over 65’s have reduced strength and limited flexibility, but our competitive edge is as strong as ever and we intend to live for a long time playing golf.
The Cheshire Super Seniors (over 65) team was conceived and organised by David Heaton, Delamere – then Cheshire Seniors captain – and Chris Kerin, Wallasey in 2016.
Since then, fixtures have increased year-on-year and we have over 25 Super Seniors willing to represent their county in scratch matches. We have get-together playing days at the beginning and end of the season.
The current captain is Richard Mallard ( Chorlton-cum-Hardy G.C.).
We welcome fresh players over or nearing the age of 65 with a handicap index of six or below.
Please click on the tabs below to view more information regarding seniors golf in Cheshire.
Below are our results from team fixtures in 2023. Those in bold are Northern Counties League fixtures.
View the league table here
|North Wales||04-Apr-23||Chester||Won 13 – 5|
|Staffordshire||12-Apr-23||Crewe||Won 14½ – 3½|
|Cheshire Ladies||28-Apr-23||Crewe||Lost 3 – 9|
|Cheshire Boy’s||23-Apr-23||Shrigley Hall||Lost 4 – 6|
|Lancashire||08-May-23||Whitefield||Won 11½ -6½|
|Cumbria||19-Jun-23||The Wilmslow||Won 12 – 6|
|Northumberland||17-Jul-23||Whitley Bay||Lost 7½ – 10½|
|Yorkshire||31-Jul-23||Bramhall Park||Lost 14 – 4|
|EG Northern Union Big 6||10-Aug-23||I O M||4th|
|Durham||21-Aug-23||Bishop Auckland||Lost 13 – 5|
|Derbyshire||07-Sep-23||Chapel-en-la-Frith||Won 14 – 4|
|Shropshire & Hereford||25-Sep-23||Shifnal||Won 10 – 8|