WHAT IS THE SCOTTISH SENIORS GOLFING SOCIETY?
Formed in November 2006, the Scottish Seniors Golfing 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 now runs 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 matchplay event and an inter-county team event.
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. All the events take place in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere on very good courses. We now have a database of over 500 past and present members with whom we regularly communicate and our active paid-up membership now totals over 300
SSGS activities are run on an essentially volunteer basis supplemented by administration support at each event.