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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

  • Central Scotland Open 23/24th JUne 2021

    17th June: If anyone is looking for a practice round on Tuesday 22nd at 3:00 p,m, Godon Grimmer has a slot available. ontact him on Aishaerin@hotmail.co.uk

    14th June: Initial draw can be viewed by clicking here. DRAW.

    As at closing date for entries (Thursday 27th May) there were 154 players entered, against a maximum field of 129.

    The undernoted document details those succesful entrants and those on the reserve list. The ballot was carried out in accordnace with the Society rules.

    If you were succesful, but now can no longer play please advise Ian Kerr as soon as possible so that your place may be offered to next on the reserve list.

    LIST OF PLAYERS AND RESERVES

     

  • 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

     

     

  • 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

  • Death of Brian Grieve

    Death of Brian Grieve

    It is with sadness i have to report the death of another member, Brian Grieve who passed away on 23rd January.

    Brian played county golf for Perthshire and played in the first SSGS event at Stirling G.C.  Brian was rewarded for his finegolf by gaining international honours for Senior Scotland, and was a member of the 6-man 2006 European Team that won the Gold Medal at the European Team Championships at Ruuhikoski G.C. Finland.   Brian was also a member of the 7-man team that won the 2006 Senior Home Internationals at Dunbar G.C. Brian supported the SSGS events for many years and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family.”

    Keith Ross

    Captain

Scottish Seniors Golfing Society

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