If you enjoy the game of golf and are 55 or over then we invite you to join Westerham Golf Club’s thriving Veterans’ section.
There are golf games on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, including such favourites as Stableford, Medal, Texas Scramble, 1-2-3, Yellow ball. Those that are Qualifiers will have an effect on your Handicap Index. Small charges are made to enter some events and these go towards the cost of prizes, trophies, engraving etc.
There are also numerous competitions and matches throughout the year, including regular matches against many other great golf clubs. These add variety and interest and are always enjoyed by those who play in them.
The green buttons below enable you to download a calendar of our events and to learn how we use online resources to help us organise our activities.
If all this appeals then please contact the Vets General Secretary, David Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org), to get started.
The following are some of our competitions and events in which you would be most welcome to participate:
On most Tuesdays and Thursdays, we play a non-qualifying game (e.g. Stableford, Texas Scramble, 1-2-3, Yellow Ball etc.) and usually £2 in the kitty will enable you to play in the day’s scheduled event generally off the yellow tees. The kitty is used to fund prizes, trophies and Vets events. The prize if you win, is often a share of the money, it will not change your life and if you don’t, you will hopefully have enjoyed the company.
Note: Your score in a non-qualifier will not result in an official handicap adjustment but may be noted and considered for active/competition /handicap review in the light of your general play. Further, the winner of any cash prize non-qualifying event must play off 2 shots less than their official handicap for the next two non-qualifying individual events that they play in. Players who come second must play off one shot less than their official handicap for the next two non-qualifying individual events that they play in. A record is kept but it is the responsibility of each player to play from the correct handicap in these non-qualifying individual events.
In addition to these friendly games there are numerous different competitions and matches which are arranged throughout the year that you may wish to enter. These add variety and interest and are always enjoyed by those who join in. Qualifying competitions are played on both Tuesdays and Thursdays to allow everyone the chance to keep their active/competition/handicap. The fixture list is posted on the notice board near the changing room and issued to everyone with an email address on a monthly basis by the secretary, showing a rolling two-month schedule.
The very small fees charged to enter some competitions go towards the cost of the trophies, engraving etc. Following are some of the competitions that we run and that you would be welcome to enter:
General notes on qualifying competitions:
1. Players MUST ALWAYS PUTT OUT. On no account may anyone be “given” a putt in any qualifying competition 2. Your score in a qualifying competition may result in an immediate adjustment to your handicap. 3. If you are a new member and haven’t yet been given a handicap, you are welcome to take part but will not be eligible for prizes.
The Captain will select the team to play and if you’re selected you will be notified. It is important to note that if selected we rely on you to turn up for the match. If due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances you find yourself unable to play, you must notify the Match Manager as soon as possible so that a replacement can be found.
The matches are Foursomes, Four-ball better ball and Singles, with the winning team being the one accumulating most points over the three games. A one-course lunch at a small charge follows the Singles at which the Derry Cup is presented.
Held usually in January, it is where the principal officers of the committee are elected (namely; the Match, Competitions, Rules & Handicap, and Section Secretaries, Treasurer, Auditor, and Liaison Officer). The Captain and Vice-Captain are appointed by the committee. The immediate Past Captain serves for a further year; other members can be co-opted by the committee.
E-mail: email@example.com or tel. no. 01959 567100.
Whether you want to play regularly or just turn up when you fancy, you will always be made welcome by the Westerham Vets - a friendly and sociable group of golfers. We can’t always guarantee you a low score, but we can guarantee you an enjoyable game of golf played in beautiful surroundings.