My name is Steve Swales, and I’m delighted to have the privilege of becoming the captain of our Senior Section, the EGGS.
The EGGS is a thriving group of players of all abilities, 55 years and older and the section’s 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. With the assistance of the new vice-captain, Lee Adamson, and a hard-working committee, we’ll try to ensure that new members will enjoy being part of our section. Come and give us a try.
The section has a dedicated tee booking on Tuesday mornings, starting pretty much as soon as there’s enough light to play, and we have a varied programme of Individual Stableford and Medal competitions, as well as team competitions, which are normally scheduled for the last Tuesday of the month.
There are a number of "Major Competitions”, normally Medal rounds, played throughout the summer months, giving all members a number of chances to win silverware and have their names immortalised on the club’s honours’ boards.
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, as long as they can be cajoled into being separated from their annual subscription (£1)!
In addition to our regular Tuesday golf, the section also arranges friendly matches (open to any member of the EGGS, irrespective of handicap or form), home and away, with a number of other golf clubs in the area. We also hold a couple of Seniors Open Competitions, and the Captain’s Home and Away days.
With all this golf we must not forget the social side of the section. Each Tuesday, we encourage players to get together in the bar after they’ve played, and we try to announce the competition winners shortly after the final players come in. In addition, there are usually a number of lunches, held after the "Major Competitions" and an annual Christmas Lunch and AGM where the year's winners are recognised.
My chosen charity for 2024 is the Stroke Association, which has personally offered me invaluable assistance, and I hope members will take the opportunity to support this worthy cause on various occasions throughout the year.
EGGS Captain 2024