About Senior’s golf

Welcome to the CAGU Seniors.

We welcome golfers of 55 years of age or over, who are members of clubs affiliated to CAGU and we are keen to promote competitive golf for all senior players within the County.

If your handicap is above Category 1 you may be interested in the handicap competitions. However, if you hold a current handicap of 9 or less and you are interested in representing your County in matches against neighbouring Counties, then please read on.

Our fixtures run from March to October each year. Most County Seniors matches consist of 9 holes of foursomes golf in the morning followed by 18 holes four ball better ball or singles in the afternoon, depending in which league the match is being played. All matches are played off scratch and there are normally 12 in a team. On average about 30 players represent the County in any given year playing off handicaps ranging from scratch to 9.

Cambridgeshire Seniors play in the Anglian League and the Midland League, as well as having several friendly matches.

At the start of a season we hold the Seniors Spring Meeting, which normally takes place in March at either Gog Magog GC or the Links, Newmarket Golf GC. If you are new to the senior ranks, this is an ideal opportunity to get to know your fellow seniors. At this event we compete for the John Durman Scratch and Handicap Trophies, the scratch being a medal round and the handicap is usually Stableford format. A very informal and enjoyable day out.

In October we have an end of season away day. In recent times we have visited Royal Cromer, Luffenham Heath, Kings Lynn and Hunstanton.

The Seniors County Championship is an 18-hole event held in late June or early July. Entry is on line via the CAGU website. At this Championship there are several scratch and handicap prizes as well as four Age Category prizes.
Details of the competitions and entry procedures may be viewed on the Competitions page.

Full Terms of the competitions may be viewed in the Downloads section of the website.

One of the main aims of the County Seniors team, as in recent years, is to win the Anglian League where we play matches against Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire. We have come close but so far, the title has alluded us. The Midland League is a tough league where we play Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

We also compete in the Southern Foursomes where we play a qualifying event against our neighbours Norfolk, Suffolk and Bedfordshire. In 2017 we reached the final and finished 3rd to Essex at Denham.

The other main aim is to win the English Seniors Midland Qualifier. This is a 36-hole stroke play event held over one day with a 6-man team, competing against 9 other Midland Counties. The winning County on the day then represents the Midland region in the English County Finals which is probably the most prestigious competition for County players and counties to be involved in. Our best result was finishing a close 3 rd a few years ago when the event was played around the Old Course at Gog Magog.

It is our hope and expectation that our strongest players will make themselves available for all of the Anglian, Midland League matches, English Seniors Midland Qualifier, and the Southern Foursomes Qualifier.

All players, wishing to venture further afield may wish to consider playing in:

and any other major championship events such as the Scottish, Irish and Welsh Seniors Championships wherever possible.

In 2019, and for the first time, Cambridgeshire Seniors will run a CAGU Seniors Order of Merit. Players who represent the County may purchase kit at a discounted rate and consisting of shirt, sweater, wind top, blazer and County tie.

For further information please contact:

All Senior matters
Seniors County Captain
Graham Goodman
gjgm@msn.com
07774 157652

Seniors Championships
Competition Secretary
Neil Hughes
neil.hughes140@gmail.com
01223 841303

Interclub Competitions
Asst. Competitions Secretary
Bob Chamberlain
bobathome62@gmail.com
07789 274956