Alan Goodman, Senior Section Captain 2019 – 2020

The Seniors strive to make all our golf enjoyable and friendly along with a measure of competiveness for those needing that competitive edge. Our thoroughly enjoyable “Crows” who meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for 14 holes where those new members without a CONGU handicap can achieve success with a modest individual prize.

Please make an effort to join us around 8:15 for the draw and make new friends as well as maintaining existing friendships. Although the seniors have the responsibility for organising this, all club members are welcome to come and have a game. You will be made very welcome by us all.

All our section members are encouraged to play in the Club’s various competitions, however the Seniors’ have specific competitions generally played mid-week, including the Seniors’ Championship and Seniors’ Knock Out, along with the Titus Salt Trophy awarded for the best aggregate score over the season. This year we have instituted a Veterans Trophy for players over 70 years of age to compete for.

We have two “Away Days” each year and play for the George & Mary Anderson Trophy and the Jim Conlan Cup; the latter being a joint trip with the Ladies Section. The venues change every year but are usually within easy travelling distances.

On a fun note we arrange to play some Monday competitions with a variety of formats and some unusual scoring methods to add to the enjoyment.

The immensely popular EGGS  ( Elderly Gentlemen`s Golf Society) competitions provide competitive social golf with several neighbouring clubs.

For those who enjoy competitive team golf we play in the Lawrence Batley Seniors League every Friday from May to August. 32 clubs from a wide area play in four sections with the winners going on to final for the overall winner.

We run our very popular Seniors Open each year together with the equally popular Club’s AM/AM/AM/AM competition,

Finally, may I thank our outgoing captain Jeff Walker for inviting me to succeed him as Senior Captain.

Along with my committee we all look forward to representing you, in what we  feel is one of the best supported Senior sections in the area.

Have a great golfing year down here at Crow Nest.

Alan Goodman
Seniors’ Captain 2019/20