Allerthorpe seniors looking for golfers

Are you over 55 and looking for an exciting 2012 golf season? Then join Allerthorpe Park Golf Club Seniors. The forthcoming season sees the senior members of this local club entertain, both home and away, 12 of the localised teams in what has turned out to be an excellent day out for all.

Last year the squad enjoyed the hospitality of 12 clubs in a friendly competitive set of matches, both home and away, followed by excellent two-course meals and after-dinner speeches.

Such has been the response over recent years for other clubs to come to our course to play, that this year we have had to draw from the hat a list of clubs to play against. This can only be a testament to how Allerthorpe Park Golf Club has developed and improved under the stewardship of the new owners and, of course, James our head professional, who is always there to offer support.

The course has gone from strength to strength with a ground staff focused upon making the course better to play, with the introduction of new and improved bunkers and greens to match or better any in the region.

As for the seniors section, we are a friendly bunch of characters who simply want to play golf and enjoy ourselves, making a day out with the oldies great fun, yet competitive.

The interest in playing in these competitive, yet friendly, games has been very good and last season saw the squad winning 20 of the 26 matches played. We, of course, put this down to the captaincy of Alan Forster who worked tirelessly to ensure we were well-organised and up for it, so to speak. This years captain Andy Jennings and vice-captain Ian Mounser are looking forward to continuing the momentum.

Despite the good results, the focus of the days is fun, and the opportunity of playing with some fantastic hosts. It goes without saying that friends are made. Not only is there an opportunity to play at clubs around the region but it is an opportunity to meet other golfers and enjoy friendly competition followed by a good chat and excellent food.

Allerthorpe Park Golf Club is a very friendly club and we welcome anyone who is looking for a great time out, great food and a warm welcome.

You are therefore cordially invited to join the elder statesmen; you will be most welcome. Just contact Alex our club secretary on 01759 306686 or 07774 408346, and she will give you all the details about membership.

You’re never too old to change, so come and take part in what will be a great season and put your name down to join our band of brothers - some are old enough to remember that too.