Senior Captain's Welcome

 

SENIOR CAPTAIN’S WELCOME

 

Blankney Golf Club has a large and vibrant seniors section, brimmed to the full with enthusiasts of the game of golf. A friendly and sincere welcome is awaiting those who wish to enjoy playing fun golf in a convivial and pleasurable atmosphere. Participation in the groups’ activities is a free entitlement for those over fifty-five years of age.

There are over 140 members at Blankney who are able to participate in the golfing activities of the section. The schedule of events is administered by a small group of elected committee members.

There are thirteen inter-club matches with clubs in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. These are played upon a home and away basis. We have cordial and genial relationships with these hospitable clubs. The underlying culture of the fixtures is to promote spirited competition within an ambience of harmonious and sweet enjoyment. Fun for all, all the time, is the prevailing character of the events.

Within the domestic program there six honour board trophies and eight qualifiers. There is one knock-out competition for the summer months. The Watson Trophy and an over 55’s team am-am are offered as open competitions. Later of the year, an away day provides an opportunity to visit a course that is not in the match program. If you wish to tempt a friend to a competition at Blankney there is Seniors Invitation Day for that purpose. Informal competitions with a social and fun aspect are available upon Mondays and Fridays. There is a congenial and cheery relationship with the Ladies Section at Blankney. On the seniors program there are two combined texas scrambles with the enchanting lady members of the club.

For a complete and fuller appraisal of the golfing events at Blankney GC please visit the diary pages upon the club website. The seniors have their own portion, also to be found on the on the site.

We are fortunate to have such superb personnel, administrating and organising Blankney into such a wonderful golf club. Care-free golfing is provided, courtesy of the proficiency of these people. Sited upon the dip slope of the limestone escarpment the course is built around a dry stream watercourse. Draining well and solid underfoot it offers an excellent golfing experience throughout the year. For the past sixteen years the head grounds-man and staff have developed a golf course of top class standard for the enjoyment of all who play it.

So, earnest greetings from the Captain of the Seniors’ Section, the Vice-Captain, the committee members and all of the senior members [indeed, all of the members] at Blankney GC. We will be delighted to welcome you into the merry activities of this thriving section of such a marvellous golf club.

Ivor Samways(Seniors' Captain).