SSGS operates as far as is possible as a low cost organisation and there are no plans to set up permanent offices or take on full- time employees. There is of course some administrative cost and there are outlays for travel, subsistence and accommodation for our administrators
Entry fees for competitions cover the fees for venues, the modest level of administration costs and prizes.
The annual subscription is currently £25 although new members pay a first year subscription of £40 which includes a membership card, Ball Marker and Golf Pouch.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
To join the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society you need to submit an application to the Secretaries which you can download below.
The application form requires to be signed by the Secretary of your home club or equivalent in the case of overseas applicants. Assuming that your application is approved and on payment of your annual subscription ,you will be issued with a new members' pack containing your membership card, Society tie and bag tag.
Members are then able to enter competitions.
As described above the Downloadable New Member Application can be downloaded here In case of problems the form is replicated below so you may take a direct copy
CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
Members agree to be bound by the constitution and rules of the Society.
Application for membership will be accepted from playersaged 50 or over, members of recognised golf clubs and with handicaps not exceeding the maximum at time of application- currently 9.4.
Annual Subscriptions are due annually by 31st January.
The Society’s Regional and Match Play competitions are “Open” and, in the event of entries beyond the maximum, will be subject to ballot.
Entries for all events will be open to players age 50 and above as at the starting date for the competition, except for Super Senior Events where the age limit is 65 and above.
Where a ballot requires to be introduced for an event due to maximum number of entries being received by closing date, then a ballot will be conducted. Ballot rules can be viewed on our website.
The Committee will, at its discretion, adjust the maximum handicap permitted for new applicants.
Where an entrant is unable to take his place in an event, he must notify his withdrawal as soon as possible. Where an entrant fails to turn up without reasonable explanation, he may be subject to a period of suspension from future events at the discretion of the Committee.
Standard of behaviour when at our host clubs must always respect the traditions of those clubs and be in line with the high standards expected of reputable and experienced senior amateur golfers.
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ?
You are able to compete on some of Scotland's finest courses, prepared to a high standard, for equivalent £15.00 per round.
You are normally able to play a practice round at discounted rates.
You are competing for a prize fund totalling in the region of £1,600 plus gold and bronze medals for the scratch and handicap winners .There are separate age group scratch and handicap prizes for the 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and over brackets.
You have access to a functional website carrying results, news, fixtures, draws, and updated Order of Merit tables pretty well as soon as they happen.