Fulford Heath Golf Club

The Seniors Section

The 2019 Seniors Captain is Andy Harris

Seniors Vice Captain Keith French

 

The Seniors section in the Club is completely open to all members who are over the age of 55, even though many do not feel they are ‘Seniors’.

The section hold a number of mid-week stableford competitions over the summer, as well as a Senior Open and matches against other clubs. Over the past years these events have been very well attended and have often produced some excellent, competitive golf.

The Seniors Team play friendly matches against Clubs across the Midlands, playing some 26 games from March through to October, both on a home and away basis. These fixtures are always enjoyable and competitive, played in a friendly atmosphere and with very good company. This combined with some wonderful courses, and excellent food and drink after the game proves to be an amazing day out.

If you are interested in playing with the Seniors in any of the events you are always guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome and will never be short of like-minded playing partners. Our Team fixtures are below and you will find ‘sign up’ lists on the Seniors board which is on the left just before the Men’s changing room.

The culmination of the Seniors’ season is the John Kynnersley Cup.  This is a board competition played for by those who have represented the club playing for the Seniors Team.  Traditionally the cup is played for as part of the Seniors Captain’s Away Day.

Seniors Fixtures/Results for 2019


March

After starting the season with an enjoyable but disappointing loss to Fulford Heath’s B Team the Seniors travelled away to Coventry Golf Club on Friday 29th March. This was a close encounter on a glorious Spring day with lots of very good golf from all the members of both Clubs involved.  Unfortunately, Fulford Seniors came second but by only one match.  At least the Seniors Captain won, largely due to the strong play of Jim Pedersen. The other winners on the day were Len Troth & Malcolm Robbins, with Ray Webb & Mike Walker managing to get a half. So an excellent day at Coventry, not the right result but the company was good and the day was full of sun.

Coventry (away) lost 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 

April

The Seniors played four fixtures in April with mixed results.
The first at home against Maxstoke was played in the dry although a little cold. The second away to Ladbrook Parkwas played in beautiful sunshine.  As usual for both these matches there was great company with some closely fought golf.  The Captain continued to lead from the front winning on both days ably supported by Len Troth and Terry Blizzard respectively.  However, there is a worrying trend of taking a good early lead but only actually sealing it on the last!  In addition, there were wins for Brian Dyhouse and Brian Harbison, Bob Smalley and Jim Pedersen against Maxstoke and Keith French and Roger Pye coupled with halves for Lionel Baird and Tom Goley, Dennis Vine and Larry Bennett.
The matches against Olton (away) 16th April and Kenilworth (home) 23rd April enjoyed good conditions for golf as well as some excellent golf and good company. At Olton we succumbed to another tight away loss but won more holes by dint of the captain and vice-captain for the day (Roger Pye) winning 5 and 4 and 7 and 6 respectively.  Against Kenilworth we actually won our first match for the season!! The Captain won on both days more than ably supported by Brian Dyhouse and Brian Harbison.  There were also wins for Roger Pye and Larry Bennett, Tom Goley and Martin Morgan, Jim Ellias and Len Troth, Dennis Vine and Jim Pedersen plus a half for Bob Adams and Rod Hazlewood.
Maxstoke (home)  Halved 3-3
Ladbrook Park (away)  Halved 3-3
Olton (away) Lost 2.5 to 3.5
Kenilworth (home)  Won 4-2
May
The Seniors had three enjoyable if not totally successful matches in May – home and away against Leamington and a home match vs Stratford.  Leamington got the better of us on both occasions including a 6 – 0 loss at Leamington (very disappointing).  Greater success was had against Stratford where we won 4 – 2.  During the month there were wins for: Ron Bown, Terry Coney, Keith French, Tom Goley (twice), Andy Harris, Rod Hazlewood, Malcolm Robbins, Martin Morgan, Roger Pye, Mike Walker and Michael Andrews with halves for Len Troth, Mike Walker, Keith French and Martin Morgan.
Leamington (home)  Lost 2 – 4
Stratford (home)       Won 5 – 1
Leamington (away)   Lost 0 – 6

 

June

The weather turned wet in June with some unseasonal heavy rain which was good for the course but not playing golf. As a result our away game against Robin Hood was cancelled and prevented us from gaining revenge after losing against them at home at the beginning of the month. The up and down season continued with a good win at home against Kings Norton but a further loss away to Churchill & Blakedown. During the month there were wins for Ron Bown, Brian Dyhouse, Tom Goley, Andy Harris, Rod Hazlewood, Malcolm Hutchins, Jim Pedersen, Mike Walker and Tony Denman with halves for Tom Goley and Ray Webb.
Robin Hood (home)   Lost 2 – 4
Robin Hood (away)  cancelled due to rain
Kings Norton (home)  Won  4 – 2
Churchill & Blakedown  Lost  0.5 –  5.5

 

July and August 2019

The Seniors played 7 matches in July and August against Olton, Droitwich (twice), Kenilworth, Ladbrook Park, Kings Norton and Churchill & Blakedown.  July and August were successful months with 5 wins, one half and one loss.  Well done to everyone who has taken part.

There were wins for Lionel Baird (four times), Larry Bennett (twice), Ron Bown (twice), Terry Coney, Brian Dyhouse (twice), Doug Edwards (twice), Jim Elias (three times), Keith French (four times), Ron Green, Andy Harris (three times), Rod Hazlewood, Brian Jones, Jim Pedersen (four times), Roger Pye, Malcolm Robbins (three times), Bob Smalley, Dennis Vine (twice), Mike Walker (three times), Ray Webb, Tony Denman, Rod Bird (twice), Len Troth (three times), Pav Mahandru, Terry Blizzard.

Olton (home) won 4.5 – 1.5

Droitwich (away) won 5 – 2

Kenilworth (away) lost 1 – 5

Droitwich (home) won 5 – 2

Ladbrook Park (home) won 5 – 2

Kings Norton (away) halved 3.5 – 3.5

Churchill & Blakedown (home) won 3.5 – 2.5

September

Mon – 2nd – Away – 1st tee 8:45          –  Copt Heath

Tues – 10th – Away – 1st tee 8:30         –  Maxstoke

Fri –  13th – Away – 1st tee 8:30           –  Stratford

Tues – 24th – Home – 1st tee 8:30        –  Coventry Finham