Playing with the Seniors

We have a very healthy Seniors Section (both in terms of numbers & physically). Regular roll-ups are Wednesday & Friday mornings and there is a full programme of Inter-Club friendly matches throughout the season. You will normally find several of them hanging around the bar - say hi and ask then to point you in the direction of Bob Lycett, our Seniors organiser.

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Seniors August Newsletter

Hi everyone.
It’s hard to believe that it’s August already. The summer seems to be just flying buy.

Perhaps our seniors’ major event of the year took place in July when we hosted a very successful Seniors Invitation on Wednesday 5th July. Seventeen Bishopswood players hosted nine visiting teams of three on a gloriously hot day. (I think some considered it slightly too hot at times!) While the nearest the pin competitions weren’t hotly contested as there was only one name on each sheet, the visiting team prize was a very closely fought competition. Tidworth Garrison emerged victorious on countback from the team from Donnington Grove, finishing second for the second successive year; with the Theale A team just one point adrift in third place. The prize for the best Bishopswood player went to Kevin Fleet who scored a magnificent forty points putting him two clear of his nearest rival. Well done to everyone who took part and especially to those who were in the prizes. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the Bishopswood players who supported the event; Peter McNeillie, for the excellent photography; Chairman Colin Woodward who was a magnificent starter getting everyone off in time; and Captain Richard for presenting the prizes. Special thanks must go to Martin Leyshon: whose support has, again, been invaluable, especially as he turned up with the prizes midway through the morning! I also have very special personal thanks to my wife Jenny who manages to get me organised for the event, on time, and with plenty of raffle prizes.

We played another four seniors matches in July recording impressive wins away at Hartley Wintney and at home to Bradfield College. However we also suffered a home defeat to Tylney Park, cancelling out our away win at Tylney and thereby ensuring that they retain the Triple Crown. We also, unsurprisingly, lost away to Oak Park and we’ll need an excellent home performance if we’re to win the Vince Piercy trophy.

Things are slightly quieter during August, probably reflecting the fact that many people are on holiday. We entertain Sandford Springs at home on the 2nd and visit Goring and Streatley on the 16th when we have an excellent opportunity to win the Baggs trophy: I’d better take some wine in anticipation.

It isn’t all quiet in August however, as for the older seniors there’s the Veterans Trophy on the 23rd. This competition is open to everyone who was 65 or over on 1st April this year. There’s also captain’s day on the 19th which is always a brilliant day of golf and entertainment.

Looking further forward September sees the winding up of our busy season of inter-club matches with fixtures at home to Dummer and Oak Park and away at Sandford Springs and Sherfield Oaks as well as our own Seniors versus Supervets match. However these are all a little way off yet! Here’s to a quick return to the wonderful weather we had earlier this year and to plenty more golf.

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