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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 in excess of 300 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 midweek 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 2020 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

  • President & Vice-Presidents Cup Ladybank Golf Club

    At last, we are able to kick off our playing season at Ladybank on 20/21st May, where we will be playing for the Presidents Cup and Vice-Presidents Cup.

    However total entries of 191 exceed the numbers we can accomodate by 50.

    Open article for full details of those who were sucessful in the ballot, and those on the reserve list.

     

  • Captains Newsletter April 2021

    April 2021 Newsletter

    Latest newsletter from Captain Keith has been sent to all current members. If for any reason you did not receive, can you contact Ian Kerr at comps@scottishseniorsgolf.com.

    To view copy CLICK HERE

  • Super Seniors International Masters 2021 ENTRY OPEN

    ENTRIES NOW BEING ACCEPTED

    The Inaugural 54-hole Scottish Senior International Masters for senior golfers aged 65 and over will take place from 1st to 3rd September on the prestigious Gullane No. 2 course on the East Lothian coastline.

    This is the first 54-hole senior event for the 65 and over age group in the UK, and the entry fee of £80 includes the 3 rounds of the championship and a practice round. There is no cut after 2 rounds so everyone plays the full 3 rounds of the  championship.

    Hopefully the event can take place as planned, however, should there be any Government restrictions due to the pandemic that would impact the event, all competitors would be advised as soon as possible.

    The Entry Form can be accessed by clicking the links below:

    DETAILS         ENTRY FORM     TOURNAMENT CONDITIONS

    Field size is limited to 120. Handicap limit 12.4  For more details CLICK HERE

    Entry fee will be £80  and closing date will be 31st July 2021.

    If you require any further information, please contact

    me on comps@scottishseniorsgolf.com

    Ian Kerr

    SSGS

    Competition & Membership Secretary

     

     

  • North of Scotland Open

    The SSGS Covid Sub-Committee met last week to discuss the possibility of holding the above event at Duff House Royal on 6th & 7th May, taking into account the restrictions that will be in place at that time.

    Unfortunately, we have made  the decision to cancel the event. Whilst travelling may be allowed, there will still be significant restrictions on indoor hospitality affecting clubhouse, restaurants, and bars etc. In addition, entry numbers were significantly lower than normal, which seems to reflect member’s reluctance to travel and stay over at this moment in time.

    We appreciate that this decision will be a disappointment to many of you, and you can be assured the decision was not taken lightly.

    Any member who has paid their entry fee for this event, will have these funds carried forward for their future use. If, however, you wish a refund please contact me at comps@scottishseniorsgolf.com

    The season will therefore commence with the President & Vice Presidents Cup at Ladybank Golf Club on 20th & 21st May. Closing date for entries is 20th April, although late entries will be accepted after that date, provided maximum field of 129 not exceeded at closing date. Further information regarding this event will be published on website, and Facebook in due course.

    Here's hoping that from Ladybank onwards our schedule of events will proceed without any more interruptions.

    If you have any queries in the meantime, then please get in touch.

    Ian Kerr

  • Death of Keith Howie

    Death of Keith Howie

    Keith's funeral will be on Tuesday 2nd Feb at 12:00 noon.Whilst the numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions, members may be able to view proceedings via Webcast.

    The family are also having a funeral collection for Keith.. They'd really appreciate anyone that would like to spare a couple of pounds. Ardgowan Hospice went way above and beyond the call of their duty to help Keith have the most comfortable final few months possible.

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/keith-howie3

    It is with sadness that I need to report the death, following a short illness,  of Keith, Vice President and one of the founding members of the Society.  

    As our president Gordon MacDonald puts it “Keith played a huge part in the organisation of the SSGS.  He constructed the first website for the Society, his drive and knowledge of competitive golf has contributed to the success of the SSGS

    He maintained a highly competitive standard of golf throughout his life, latterly playing, as we remember in Hacienda Del Alamo golf club in Spain, where he helped to organise several fantastic annual golfing trips for his pals from the Scottish Seniors Society. 

    The funeral will be private in line with current restrictions. Our thoughts go to his family and friends, of which there are many.

    We have received many messages from members who have fond memories of Keith and these can be read in full by opening the full article.

    Keith Ross

    Captain

Scottish Seniors Golfing Society

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