The Senior Section of the Poulton Le Fylde Golf Club is a self-financing, self-regulating section of the club with a constitution and committee elected by the senior members at the seniors AGM. All PGC members over the age of 55 are eligible and welcome to join. Our aim is to enjoy friendly yet competitive golf. The sections notice board is on the left hand side of the locker room corridor. New members without a Club handicap will have their first six 9 hole cards or three 18 hole cards passed to the handicap committee to obtain a Club (Congu) handicap.
Our official competition day is Friday mornings costing £3, when we start to meet at 08:15 for the first tee time at 08:58 April to October (meet at 09:00 November to March). We play a variety of games selected by the senior captain and committee. A random draw determines our playing partners and tee times for all medal competitions. For other competition players pick their partners/four balls and tee times via a start sheet system (see notice board).
We run a two-division summer league system April to September; perpetual trophies are also in competition over the season. Other competitions include “Captain v Vice-Captain Ryder Cup”, three Clubs and a Putter, 9-hole pairs and 18-hole pairs. When the season has finished (October to March) the Friday competitions are played as none handicap qualifiers! (weather permitted).
Every month we play a Monthly Medal Competition. In the season we play twelve to sixteen 9-hole Stableford competitions, which are, all handicap qualifiers played off Congu handicaps. These scorecards are entered into the computerised “Masterscoreboard” system. All the above competitions are allocated prize money, which is paid into a personal account system in the golf shop.
In addition to Friday competitions, Senior Section members, guests and other PGC members are welcome to join in our “Kenco 9-hole Stableford“ competition on Monday and Wednesday mornings, meet at 08:30 for 09:15 start which includes tea/coffee when your game has finished. These games are arranged informally.
The section is funded by the weekly competition, whilst other events, such as singles knockout, doubles knockout and summer leagues incur a token fee set by committee annually. Cost for the participants in inter-club matches are set annually by the committee and usually include tea/coffee and lunch for guests and PGC members.