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Blackmoor Seniors – New Members Welcome Pack
The Seniors Section is the largest section in Blackmoor GC with approx.150 members and is open to any member over the age of 60 years or any member who has their 60th birthday in the current subscription year of the Club. There’s an annual subscription to the Seniors Section, currently £5, which members can pay either to any committee member or by placing payment in one of the brown envelopes found in the locker room and leaving it with the Office. The envelope should be marked with your name & “Seniors Subs”.
Please note that it is a requirement that the subscription be paid before entering a Seniors competition or playing in a Seniors match.
The Seniors have their own committee and the Seniors Captain also sits on the Club Captains committee.
The Seniors Committee consists of;
Immediate Past Captain
For more information on the current Committee members, see the attached sheet or visit the Seniors information page on the club website.
The club operates the Intelligent Golf system and is accessed via the club website http://www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk . All new members to the club are given a username & pin number when they join. Using this, you can access the members section of the website.
The club website is at the centre of all golfing activity except for social golf and roll ups. Here you will find a mine of information including;
A Seniors section
A directory of all members including contact details
A diary of all events for the current year
Details of upcoming competitions
Results of all finalized competitions
Your handicap record
Your handicap certificate
Your current bar account
.. and much more.
It is important that all members check the website on a regular basis.
All official club competitions including Seniors competitions (but not Roll Ups), are operated through the computer system including signup, result entry and result notification.
To enter an official competition, look at the Upcoming Competitions on the website or look at the individual days in the Diary function.
If a competition is open for entry, click on the competition and you will be given the option to enter yourself and up to 2 other people.
You will generally have the option of choosing a tee time from those shown as being available.
If, after entry, you find that you are unable to play, you must remove yourself from the list by going back into the competition and selecting “Remove”.
Results are entered on a terminal in the Pro shop. Log in, select the competition and input your score on the touch screen.
The computer will calculate the gross & handicap totals. Check that these tally with those on the card. Also, ensure that you and the marker sign your card correctly, and then place the card in the box provided.
It is the member’s responsibility to check the website regularly to see which competitions have been opened for entries. Tee times are chosen on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.
There are a small number of competitions where a tee time is not preallocated e.g. the Winter League. In this case, you will need to indicate on the website that you wish to enter (together with a partner for 4-ball & foursomes events). Once again, check the Upcoming Comps/Diary for these.
There are also a small number of special events that are handled by sign-up sheets. Check the locker room notice board regularly for details of these.
For further information on Seniors Competitions visit http://www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk/seniors_competitions
Roll-ups are an excellent way for new members to meet other Seniors in a friendly, competitive but social environment.
Seniors Roll-Ups take place twice a week on Mondays & Thursdays.
Normal roll-up times are: 09.30 a.m. on Mondays
08.30 a.m. on Thursdays
All Seniors that have paid the subscription will receive an email at the start of each month, informing them of any changes to the above times and any conflicts with other events such as societies, matches, etc.
To play in a roll up, meet outside the Men’s locker room by the putting green, approx 15 to 20 minutes before the stated start time. Balls go in the hat 10 mins before start time. If you anticipate being late e.g. delay in traffic, please call the Pro shop and let them know.
The format is normally 3 ball Stableford, depending on the total number of roll up participants. The fee is £2 which is payable to the organizer in the clubhouse after the game. Cash prizes are awarded for the best Stableford scores, depending on the number competing.
The Seniors Roll Up operates a separate roll up handicap. Each member starts Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter seasons plating off their Club handicap.
If you do well in a roll up, your rollup handicap may be reduced (never increased). This does not affect your Club handicap, which is only adjusted by official Club or Seniors competitions (except in special situations).
The Seniors section play approx. 50 friendly matches, home & away, against other golf clubs including West Surrey, Liphook, Hindhead, North Hants, etc. This is an excellent way of playing exceptional courses & meeting new friends in a competitive environment.
Matches are generally 4-ball better ball, with teams of either 6 or 8 pairs on each side. Matches are generally mid-week.
Each Home/Away fixture has a Match Manager whose job it is to pick the team in conjuction with the Senior Captain, arrange with the opposing captain, and generally ensure the smooth running of the fixture.
All matches are followed by lunch, which is generally jacket & tie. Some clubs are opting for a more casual approach and the Match Manager will inform those selected.
There is a match fee that for home matches is in the region of £17/£20 depending on whether a 2 course or 3 course lunch is taken. The away fee is normally in the same range
except for a few clubs which may be slightly higher. If the away match is played first, those selected will be required to pay an additional £10 to go towards the home match. If for any reason you are not able to play the return home fixture then this sum will be forfeited and will be passed onto the player taking wour place.
To make yourself available as a Seniors Squad member, click on "Competitions" and then click"View All squads"
Scroll down to “Seniors Summer Friendly Matches” or "Seniors Penang" and then click "Join". Then click "Back To Fixtures". You will now be a Seniors Squad Member. To make yourself available for those matches that you would like to be considered for, click "Set Availability" and choose the league you wish to be considered for.
You will see all the matches that you as a squad member are eligible to play in. Select the matches that you are interested in and set the “Available” indicator. Then click the "Save" tab.
Note: this does not guarantee that you will play in each match selected, but it does show your availability to the Match Manager.
The Seniors club colours are white shirts and black sweaters, both with Blackmoor Seniors embroided on them. These are available from the Pro shop. Please ensure that you are correctly attired when representing Blackmoor Seniors.
Approx. 3 weeks before each match, the Match Manager will select the team and 4/6 reserves, and will post it on the notice board in the locker room. He will also email all members of the team informing them of their selection, and request that they confirm their availability by email.
If, after being selected, you find that you are cannot play, then it is your responsibility to find a replacement from the list of reserves on the notice board. You must inform your replacement and the Match Manager.
Other Useful Links:
Seniors Roll-ups for current month: http://www.blackmoorgolf.co.uk/seniors_roll-ups
List of Matches & Match Managers for the current year;
Seniors Committee members
Seniors Competition Information
Seniors Opens & Invitations