Covid 19 Update - Season opener Ladybank

Sunday, 18 April 2021

With the season opener fast approaching at Ladybank Golf Club for the President & Vice-President Cups.on 20/21st May, It'll be good to get back to playing competitive golf.

CLOSING DATE IS THURSDAY 22nd AT 12:00 NOON. As we already have entries in excess of maximum field, there will be a ballot carried as per our ballot guidelines.

ANY ENTRY RECEIVED AFTER CLOSING DATE WILL BE ADDED TO BOTTOM RESERVE LIST ON A FIRST COME BASIS, IRRESPECTIVE OF HANDICAP INDEX.

Captains Newsletter April 2021

Tuesday, 13 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

Friday, 19 February 2021

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

Monday, 05 April 2021

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

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

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 Keith Howie

Death of Brian Grieve

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

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

Death of Brian Grieve
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