The County Seniors play ten County matches supported by the L&RGU plus matches against the County of Yorkshire, The Worcestershire Society, the Lady Vets and the County Ladies. We have an early season trial, which this year is being played at The Leicestershire on 6th April. If you would like to take part in this trial, please contact the Seniors Organiser.
The matches are played off scratch. Generally, we meet at 9 am at the host club for a bacon sandwich and coffee. The morning session is over nine holes; Foursome for the League matches and Greensomes for the ‘friendlies’ then a light lunch. This is followed in the afternoon by better ball match play over eighteen holes. The day is completed with a jacket and tie dinner.
The Midland Golf Union Eastern League, of which we are the part, consists of five counties from the East Midlands. Counties from the West Midlands form the other league. The winners of the leagues play each other in a final for the title of MGU Seniors League Champions. The other matches continue to be played as friendlies, but let me assure you, they are always just as keenly contested, the bragging rights for the victorious mean just as much! The Worcester Society and matches versus the Ladies are played in slightly different formats.
The MGU also organise three individual tournaments, as well as a better ball pairs tournament and a Midland group qualifier for the England Golf County Championship, which is the most prestigious competition. As part of the MGU, we have a team in this qualifier, which this year is being hosted by Hawkestone Park Golf Club. This team comprises six of our top players, the selection of whom is in the hands of the Seniors Captain, currently Roger Corp. All county seniors are encouraged to take part in all events organised by the MGU and L&RGU, entry forms for which can be found on the relevant websites.
The teams for all County matches and subsequent pairings are selected by the Seniors Captain, from an availability list prepared by the Seniors Organiser. This list is compiled from information supplied by the interested players, which could, of course, include you.
There is an L&RGU County Seniors Order of Merit, points for which are awarded for success in county matches and seniors’ competitions run by the L&RGU and MGU. The Order of Merit trophy is presented at our end of season dinner, usually held in October/November. We also have a Scratch Knockout Cup, entry forms for which can be found on the website. It is not a requirement that you play for the County seniors to enter this or any of the competitions previously mentioned.
If you are a member of a club in Leicestershire or Rutland, aged 55 or over, possess a handicap of seven or less and would like to get involved in these matches, or if you would like further information. Please contact the Seniors Organiser, Keith Elliott , whose details are shown on this website. Keith will then take you through the registration process.
MGU Spring Tournament
MGU Senior pairs
EG Sen Open Am Champ
S & Hereford
L&RGU Sen H’cap Champ’
L&RGU Sen Championship
MGU Sen Am Champ’shp
Links (Newmarket)Golf club
Englnd Golf County Champ Qualifier (Team of Six)
John Cheatle 4 sms
St Ives (Hunts)
Eng Sen Champ of Champs
MGU Autumn Tournament
Scratch Knockout Final
Eng Golf Sen County Chmp
Berwick on Tweed