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, tie and bag tag.
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
1. Members agree to be bound by the constitution and rules of the Society which are set out below.
2. Applications for membership will be accepted from golfers over the age of 50 with handicaps not exceeding the maximum at time of application- currently 9.4.
3. Annual Subscriptions in respect of the calendar year ending 31 December are due by 31 January in that year.
4. The Society's Regional and Match Play competitions are "Open" and, in the event of entries beyond the maximum, will be subject to ballot.
5. Entries for the strokeplay events will be open to players age 50 and above as at the closing date for the competition. Entries from players aged 50-54 will not exceed 20% of the maximum field in any strokeplay event.
6. Where a ballot is required for a strokeplay event, this will be conducted on two levels, one for competitors under the age of 55 and one for those aged 55 and over. The ballot will ensure that a maximum of 20% of the field is under the age of 55 and will, in the event of call offs, replace like for like unless the next lowest handicap on the reserve list is over 55.
7. The Committee can, at its discretion, adjust the maximum handicap permitted for new applicants.
8. Where an entrant is unable to take his place in an event he must notify his withdrawal as soon as is 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.
9. High standards of behaviour are expected all members of the Society in line with the standard expected of reputable and experienced senior amateur golfers, particularly when visiting our host clubs where the traditions of those clubs will be respected.
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 for £15.
You are competing for a prize fund totalling £1,100 plus gold and bronze medals for the scratch and handicap winners .There are separate age group scratch and handicap prizes for the 55-59, 60-64 and 65 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.