Formed in November 2006, the Society is the brainchild of former amateur internationalist, Gordon MacDonald. It was formed to meet a significant demand
for high level competition for senior amateur golfers still keen to test their games at a high level.

SSGS has surpassed expectations in terms of what it has achieved since 2006, particularly at a time when golf is struggling to maintain levels of
active participation. The standard of golf is high with many former Walker Cup and Scottish internationalists involved. We have 250 members and all the
events take place in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere on very good courses.

We run a programme of events for players aged 50 and over with handicaps of 9.4 or less. These are principally 36 hole events played on Thursdays and
Fridays at top quality venues with a maximum field of 140 players, as well as a match-play event (55 years and above) and an inter-county team event. In
addition, we also run a limited series of 18 hole competitions over the winter period. Full details of our 2016 fixtures can be accessed via the
“Competitions” tab above.

By utilising the various links above you will be able to find all the relevant information about the Society, how to become a member and enter our
various events.


Latest News

  • Annual Dinner and Prizegiving 2019

    List of Medal & Trophy Winners for 2018 can be viewed by clicking on links below. These will be presented at Annual Dinner in March.

     2018 Trophy & Medal Winners

    Our Eighth Annual Dinner will be held at Stirling Golf Club on Friday1st March 2019 at 6.30pm for 7pm prompt start. The Dinner will include the annual presentation of prizes and wives and partners are most welcome to attend.

    Numbers are limited to 90 guests with places available on a first come, first served basis. The dress code is jacket collar and tie for gents and at the lady’s discretion. Our first guest speaker/raconteur is our own SSGS member Mr Jim McArthur and he will be followed by the Main Speaker Mr Sandy Jones the former chief executive of the PGA who has had a fascinating career in golf worldwide and the SSGS is delighted to welcome him to our dinner.

    Tickets are £30.00 per person. Demand is expected to be high so please contact Alex Hogg at thehoggfamily@btinternet.com  with your reservations.

    Payments should thereafter go to Ian Kerr at PO Box 19610, Johnstone PA5 5AQ with a note of the names being paid for. Payment can also be made by direct transfer into our Bank Account, if using this method please ensure you email Ian Kerr at admin@scottishseniorsgolf.com to advise.

    Our Captain, Drew Wilson will be organising a Winter Stableford event the same day as part of the Winter series events so why not make it a great day out. Entries can be emailed to Drew at aliciaanddrew@sky.com

    List of Trophy & Medal Winners attached. If any of the lucky recipients are UNLIKELY to be going to the Dinner can you let me know asap or by 23rd February 2019 at latest.

    Alex Hogg

    Dinner Co-Ordinator.

    Email: thehoggfamily@btinternet.com

    Tel: 01786 815246





  • Charity Donations 2018

    Oct 2018

    This season we decided to have a bucket at each of our events to try and squeeze some money out of our members to be donated to The British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK. Thanks to your generosity, we have rounded up the sum raised to £800 of which we will donate half to each charity. The £400 donation to The British Heart Foundation has been made in memory of Tom Gray, a long standing member who died recently, in fact only two days after competing in our Super Seniors' event at Forfar.  I think this epitomises our Society in particular the closeness, camaraderie and friendship which has developed between our members over the years since our inception. Many thanks to you all for your generosity. 

    Gordon Doig

    Past Captain

    AUG 2018: Death of SSGS Member Tom Gray

    Sadly we have to report the death of one of our long standing members, Tom Gray from Lanark. He was well known to many of the members.  

    Tom was one of our early members and was active in the Society for the past 10+ years. In fact his last appearance was this week as the Super Seniors Open at Forfar. His sudden death will come as a shock and surprise to all.

    Further details re funeral will be published when available.

  • 2018 Spanish Seniors Festival

    2018 Spanish Seniors Festival

    Friday 26th October

    The final day of competition saw the climax of the pair’s competition. Going into the final round anyone from 4 pairs could have won either the scratch or Nett prize.

    With a final round score of 6 under par 66 (Better ball) Nick Robson and Andy Campbell emerged winners with a total score of 136 (8 under par). In second place 5 shots back were Rob Craw and Alan Hogg on 141. 3rd place was taken by Stuart Drysdale and Les Pirie on 142.

    In the handicap event, a final round of Nett 68 by Alan Harrington and Steven Connolly was enough to gain them a 2 shot winning margin from local players, Philip Browne and Dave Marriott. In 3rd place, because of a better last round was another local pair of Tony Burns and Eddie Doubtfire, with a score of 135.

    An enjoyable week’s golf was had by all, in excellent weather and good camaraderie evidenced between all players. Our thanks to hosts Hacienda Del Alamo and congratulations to all the winners.

    Final doubles results can viewed by clicking on links below.



    Thursday 25th October:

    The final round of the Singles was completed in brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the high 20’s, perfect golfing weather.

    Overnight leader Nick Robson who led by 5 shots, ran away with the Competition wining by a 12 shot margin on 221, with a final round 1 over par 73. Well deserved winner who led wire to wire.Nick is a bit of an expert on this course, this being his 4th win in a row.

    In 2nd place after a final round 80 was Andy Campbell on 233, 1 ahead of Rob Craw and Les Pirie, with Rob pipping Les for 3rd place on countback and Les taking 4th place.

    In the handicap section, Nick again had the best Nett total of 221, 2 ahead of local players Tony Burns and Philip Browne with Bruce Harvey making up the 3 tied on 223. Tony wins the vouchers (as Nick already a winner in the Scratch event), on countback from Philip and Bruce, with Ian Gourlay taking 4th slot on 225.

    Another excellent singles competition played in great camaraderie and sportsmanship.

    Tomorrow sees the final round of the pairs competition.

    Full singles scores can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links below.



    Wednesday 24th October:

    The 2nd round of the singles was played in glorious sunshine, although a tricky wind added some degree of difficulty.

    Nick Robson consolidated his overnight lead with the lowest score of the day 73, to give him a 2-round total of 148, a lead of 5 shots over his fellow Aberdonian Andy Campbell who’s 78 gives him a total of 153.  In third place overall is Les Pirie (79) with an eagle 2 at the difficult 16th on 155.

    In the handicap competition there are 3 players tied on net totals of 147 after the first 2 rounds. Bruce Harvey (75), Ian Kerr (76) and Douglas Hunter (77) have a narrow 1 shot lead over 4th placed Nick Robson on 148.

    Full scores after 2 rounds can be viewed by clicking on links below. Tee Times for the final round on Thursday are also shown on score sheet.



    Tuesday 23rd October

    The first round of the singles commenced today in fine weather although a sharp heavy burst of rain towards mid afternoon caught out the last few groups on the latter holes.

    Nick Robson shot a 3 over par 75 as did Andy Campbell, to share top spot on the scratch leaderboard, both players dropping shots over the last 2 holes in the rain.

     In a share of 3rd place on 76 are Douglas Hunter and Les Pirie with Ian Kerr and Rob Crow 1 shot further behind on 77.

    In the handicap competition, Douglas Hunter with a net 70 (6 handicap) leads by 1 from Ian Kerr on 71 (6). Douglas finished dropping 3 shots in the last 2 holes, with Ian Kerr dropping 2 on the same holes in difficult conditions.

    Monday 22nd October:

    After Sunday’s practice round, where the Captains team (Drew’s) narrowly defeated the Past Captains (Gordon’s) team the Festival started in earnest today with the first round in the pairs competition.

    Glorious sunshine and fine weather with temperatures in the mid to high 20’s, produced some sparkling golf.  Leaders after round 1 are Rob Craw and Allan Hogg who top both the scratch and Net leader board with a score of 66/63.0.  In second place in the scratch are Nick Robson and Andy Campbell 4 shots adrift on 70.  In 3rd place are Stuart Drysdale and Les Pirie on 72.

    In the handicap section, local pairing of Phil Browne and Dave Marriot and only 0.5 behind, with 3rd place being held by Alan Harrington and Steven Connolly on 64.0

    Tomorrow sees the first round of the Singles Competition, and with the forecast for the week promising even warmer weather we are sure the scores will match.


    NET Doubles Scores


  • 2018/19 Winter Series

    2018/19 Winter Series

    5th October: 

    The first of this year’s winter events was played at Strathmore Golf Centre on Friday 4th October in glorious sunshine. The course was in excellent condition and the deceptively fast green needing plenty of attention.

    There was a tie on 39 points between Derek Murphy (2) Kinross and Stuart McKendrick (scr) Dunkeld, Stuart having four birdies on the back 9 and Derek making his score with only 2 bogeys, 2 birdies and the rest pars.

    Kevin McCarthur (2) St Andrews was a point behind on 38 points with a costly no score at the 1st hole.

    Senior Moment of the year, 2 well known Stirlingshire electricians made the journey to Strathmore on Thursday 3rd.

    39 points Derek Murphy, Stuart McKendrick

    38 points Kevin McCarthur

    37 Points Allister Raphael, Tom McLevie

    36 points Roy Farquhar, Norman Dyce, David Logie

    35 points Bob Robertson, Rob Craw

    33 points Drew Wilson, George Rodaks, Lindsay Clark, Colin Halcrow

    32 points Jalil Aman, Pat McErlean, Bob Thomson, David Taylor, David Halkerston

    31 points George Barrie, Ian Gourlay, Neish Chisholm, Stuart Drysdale

    30 points Keith Bruce, Neil McGarva

    29 points Jim Watt

    28 points Brian Aiken, Bill Erskine

    27 points Bill Barclay

    25 points Colin Mavor

  • Inter Area Team Championships 2018

    Inter Area Team Championships 2018

    Perth & Kinross emerge winners in the 2018 Seniors Area Team Cahmpionships, which were held at Stranraer Golf Club . 

    Their winning team score of 374 gave them a 4 shot margin over second placed host area, the South. 

    3 teams finished on 381 (Lothians, Fife & Glasgow) with Lothians claimimg Bronze Medal slot due to their 6th score of 79, against 83 for Fife and 84 for Glasgow.

    Dumbarton were 6th on 386.

    Perth & Kinross Team comprised Stuart McKendrick (Dunkeld), Scott Michie (Kinross), Dave Logie (Craigiehill), Tom McLevy (Blairgowrie), Norman Dyce (Strathmore) & Mark Williamson (Dunkeld).



    The winning Perth & Kinross Team are pictured below.

    perth winning team 2018 



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