Welcome to the Seniors section of the CUGC 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 menu on the left.
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 menu on the left. 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-Season's 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.
The Seniors County Championship is a 36 hole event played over 2 days. Entry is via the CUGC website undrr competitions tab. Or via postal applications HERE
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 Strokeplay 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.
In 2015, and for the first time, Cheshire Seniors ran a Cheshire Seniors Order of Merit and details about how this operates can be found via the menu on the left.
Please contact Gareth Bradley ( email : firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions, need any clarification or require any further assistance.
Cheshire Senior Team 2010
Winners of Northern Qualifying at The Northumberland Golf Club
Senior Team Manager: Gareth Bradley