My name is Emlyn Pickup and I am honoured to have been chosen to captain our senior’s section, the EGGS, for 2023. I previously captained the Rabbits for two years 2020/21 before taking on the role of EGGS vice-captain. In addition, I am currently the golf clubs vice-vice-captain, with the aim of taking the clubs captaincy role in 2025.
The EGGS is a thriving group of players of all abilities, 55 years and older and the sections membership includes a wide range of golfing abilities, from players with single figure handicaps through to others whose enthusiasm compensates for a lack of technical refinement.
The section has a dedicated tee booking on Tuesday mornings from 7:30am to around 10am. We play individual, pairs and team competitions, on a monthly basis, including Texas Scrambles, Yellow Ball and Waltzes.
There are "Majors" played within the section to give all members a number of chances to win silverware and have your name immortalised on the honour’s boards or should I say television screen!
New members are always made most welcome on a Tuesday morning, where we usually meet in the upstairs 19th hole bar and the starter will normally be able to ensure that any new faces can be found suitable playing partners.
In addition, to regular Tuesday golf, the section also arranges friendly matches, home and away, with a number of other golf clubs in the area, (These friendlies are open to any member of the EGGS irrespective of handicap or form) a couple of Seniors Open Competitions and the Captains Home and Away days.
With all this golf we must not forget the social side of the section. There are usually a number of lunches, held after the "Majors" and an annual Christmas lunch and AGM where the year's winners are recognised.
With the assistance of my vice-captain, Steve Swales, and a hard-working committee I am sure new members would enjoy being part of our section. Come and give us a try.
My charity for 2023 is the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which we are proud to support during difficult financial times for many and all your support is much appreciated.
EGGS Captain 2023