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 (50 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 2019 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

  • 2019 Matchplay 8-12 July Turriff Golf Club

    Stewart Henderson (Hamilton) is the new SSGS Matchplay Champion after overcoming holder Ronnie Clark (Erskine) 3&2 in this afternoon's final. A fuller report will be updated later.

    12th July: In this mornings semi finals, 2 close matches were played out. Defending champion Ronnie Clark defeated Norman Dyce by 1 hole, and the same margin emerged in the 2nd match, with Stewart Henderson emerging winner against Paul Moultrie.

    DENIS McQUADE WINS SUPER SENIORS MATCH-PLAY. Denis overcame defending champion George Rodaks this morning in a keenly contested final. The match was close all the way with Denis taking a 1 hole lead into the 18th. He held his nerve to win th ehole and the match, 2 Up. Well played and congratulations to Denis, and hard luck George.


    11th July: in this morning's 2nd round, top seed Ronnie Clark progressed to the 1/4 finals with a 4&3 win over Alan White. 2nd seed Ian Brotherston exited the competition after losing to Greg mackie by 2&1. Other winners were Roy Lumsden, Norman Dyce, Phil Dempsey, Richard Johnston, Paul Moultrie and Stewart Henderson.

    In the afternoon Quarter Finals, Ronnie defeated Roy 4&3, Norman edged out Phil by 2 holes, Richard overcame Greg 4&3 and Stewart Henderson continued to have a run of close matches, getting th ebetter of Paul by 1 hole.

    Semi-finals tomorrow morning are Ronnie v Norman and Richard v Stewart.

    In the Super Seniors, after today's semi-final, Denis Mcquade and curent holder George Rodaks will contest the final tomorrow after defeating David Nelson and Alex Hogg respectively.

    Quarter finals scores will be updated later.


    10th July: Top seeds Ronnie Clark and Ian Brotherston progress to 2nd round, although in tight matches Ronnie was taken to 20th hole by David Hart. All other scores have been updated and can be viewed on link below.

    In Super seniors the semi finals tomorrow will be between David Nelson & Denis McQuade, and holder Gerorge Rodaks and ALex Hogg

    Ronnie Clark and Ian Brotherston share top spot in qualifying  event on 141, with Ronnie taking top seeding as a result of countback.

    To view main knockout draw and Super Seniors draw, click on links below






  • Central Scotland Open 4th/5th July Stirling




    Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon), romps to a 9 shot victory at the Central Open at Stirling, with a total 135. His first round 65 (including an albatross 2), is believed to have equalled the course record at Stirling (awaiting confirmation). In second place on 144 was his fellow Royal Troon member, Robert Jenkins who pipped Ronnie Clark (Erskine) as a result of a better 2nd round on countback. Great shooting from Paul over the 2 days.

    It should also be mentioned that Ian Smith (Gullane) had a hole in 1 at the par 3 10th.

    In the handicap event, Paul also shot the best Nett score with a 137, but as cannot win 2 prizes, the award of 1st place goes to Ken Thomson (Bramhall Park) with a Nett 141, winning by a 3 shot margin from Keith Reilly (Silverknowes) who edged out George Barrie (Callander) for 2nd place as a result of better 2nd round. Also on 144 were Keith Ross (Glasgow) and Andrew Aitken (Stirling).

    Full results can be viewed by clicking on link below.


  • AGM Update

    The next meeting of the S.S.G.S. committee will be held on Monday 24th June at Drumpellier G.C. as is likely to be the last meeting prior to this year's A.G.M. at Nairn G.C. on Thursday 22nd August.

    If there are any matters, you wish to be discussed at the meeting of 24th June can you please discuss with your relevant Area Representative as listed below.

    North Region -     Neish Chisholm  07729 513784

    East Region  -        Bill Barclay 07846 529319

    Central Region  -  Alex Hogg  01786 815246

    West Region -       Jim Devaney  07769 688120

    South Region -     Muir Townsley. 07974 744526

  • East of Scotland Open 2019 3/4th June Strathmore

    Scott Michie (Kinross G C) has maiden win at East of Scotland Open at Strathmore.

    Neish Chisholm (Kemnay G C) wins handicap section.

    Scott Michie had his maiden SSGS victory over the well presented Strathmore course on 3rd & 4th of June. With high winds on day 1 scoring was difficult with the CSS rising by 3 to 74. Scott’s 76 was 6 behind overnight leader Robert Smith (Nairn) who shot an excellent 70 in the conditions. Scott however a super 69 on day 2 (Including a hole in 1), gave him an overall total of 145, pipping Robert by 1 shot. In joint 3rd place on 148 were previous OOM winners Ronnie Clark (Erskine) and Stewart Henderson (Hamilton).

    In the handicap section, Neish Chisholm (Kemnay), with an excellent 2nd round Net score of 67, and a total of 142, emerged the winner by 1 shot from Scott Michie and Gordon Black (Royal Burgess) on 143.

    An excellent 2 days at the Perthshire course, which was well presented and in superb condition.

    CSS for day 1 was 74, and on day 2 73.


  • Presidents Cup 2019

    Ian Brotherston wins inaugural Presidents Cup at Blairgowrie with a total of 144 (1 over par). 

    Vice Presidents Cup for Super Seniors won by Keith Bruce (Edzell) with a gross total of 146.

    Handicap winner was Jim Emslie (Royal Aberdeen) with a net total of 140, the same score as Neish Chisholm (Kemnay), however Jim takes Bronze Medal due to better last round.

    Open article for full report

    Full scores, Click on link below.



    Scratch (Gold) & Presidents Cup Winner: Ian Brotherston (Dumfries & County)

    Vice Prersidents Cup (Super Seniors): Keith Bruce (Edzell)
    Handicap (Bronze)  Jim Emslie (Royal Aberdeen).

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