WELCOME TO OKEHAMPTON GOLF CLUB SENIORS
Captain: Adrian Tilley
Vice-Captain: Andrew Shapland
Secretary: David Warren Tel: 01837 840826 / 07508 038990
Treasurer: Michael Curran
DMVGA Representative: Nick Atkinson

Welcome to the Seniors’ Section of Okehampton Golf Club. If you are a member of OGC and aged 55 or over, you are eligible to join this Section for a small annual fee, (2021 £10). This will entitle you to enter the Monday competitions and play in friendly matches against other clubs. If you are 60+ you are also automatically a member of the Devon Men Veteran Golfers Association (DMVGA), qualifying you to play in the prestigious Emerton Court inter-club knock-out competition, if selected.


Monday Competitions: Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) the first tee is reserved for the Seniors’ Section from 08.26 to 10.26. Each week the Captain hosts a variety of competitions from informal drawn team games to individual qualifying Medals and Stablefords. The schedule is published each year and issued to each paid-up member.  Tee time bookings are made via the BRS system for pre-designated competitions.  For Drawn Games the Captain is notified by the previous Friday those who wish to go into the draw, which is then published and emailed to all participants.


Thursdays: In addition to the regular Monday events, on most Thursdays the first tee is reserved from 08.26 to 9.06.  Bookings via the BRS system.


Friendly Matches: Every year friendly matches are played against other clubs in Devon and Cornwall. In 2021 there will be 25. Each match will usually consist of 6 pairs per club, playing in handicap match-play format. Each pair of matches (home and away) has a team manager appointed by the Captain, who will be responsible for team selection and all necessary arrangements. The fixture list will be published at the start of the season with sign-up sheets posted on the notice board well in advance of each match. It is convention that those playing in the home fixture are first pick for the away match. Similarly, if playing the away fixture first, it is expected that you will participate in the subsequent home leg. The home players normally host their opponents to bar drinks and wine with the meal. Where possible, team members should wear club colours, i.e. navy trousers, white polo shirt and navy sweaters and change into jacket and club tie for the post-match meal. Match meals are usually priced from £12 to £15 depending on the club.


The Emerton Court: This is an inter-club knock-out competition open to all clubs affiliated to the DMVGA. The format is match play home and away with a team of five pairs, aged 60+. The Captain will select the team and a practice round on the opponent’s course is customary. Club colours are worn.


Competitions and Special Events: Throughout the season there are individual club competitions and outside events. These include:
The Millennium Trophy – Clubs affiliated to the DMVGA are invited to enter teams of three to play in a Stableford format with all three scores to count. The team to consist of one player from each handicap category 0-14, 15-20 and 21-28.
The Memorial Cup – a club knockout competition of individual match-play, played through the season.
Other Club Trophies – the Pat Terry Cup (16 holes, white tees Stableford), the Frank Dann Trophies (Medal, best gross and best net), the Doug Cooper Trophy (Stableford shotgun start, prior to the Seniors’ Christmas lunch).
The Veterans’ Cup Order of Merit for the Senior golfer with the best aggregate six scores of the nine qualifying Medal and Stableford competitions.
The Seniors’ Championship – The Champion’s Cup (Nett) and Warren Bowl (Gross) – Monday 14th June 2021


Club Opens: Three Senior Opens each year – Spring, Summer and Autumn. Members are encouraged to use these occasions to invite guests and potential new members. 2021 Open dates are 19th April 12th July and 13th September.


Captain’s Away Day: Each year the Seniors’ Captain organises his Away Day for end-of-season camaraderie with food and fun prizes.


The Seniors’ Section AGM: is held in November each year (Monday 15th November 2021), at which the Captain hands over to his elected successor. The year ends with the Seniors’ Christmas Lunch (Monday 6th December 2021).

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