This information provides you with an insight to the activities of the Seniors Section of Henbury Golf Club.
The Seniors are a very friendly section who welcome golfers of all abilities. The Seniors Section is a large and vibrant section within Henbury GC with well over 200 members and is open to all male members of the Club, aged 55 years or older for a cost of, currently, £5 per year. Free membership of the Section is available to all male members of the Club 80 years of age or over and to Life Members of the Club.
The purpose of the Section is to promote both social and competitive golf activities with a view to developing a friendly and pleasant environment in which Henbury members can meet and play a sociable round of golf.
As well as members of the Seniors Section being eligible to play in competitions and events organised by the Men’s Section, Seniors also enjoy their own programme of events. These are organised for times during the normal working week making it perfect for those who have taken advantage of the 5-day membership option. The seniors section also has 8 medals/cups which are normally played on Mondays. Entry for these competitions is via the club website normally two weeks in advance. These competitions are open to all with a valid handicap.
During the year the Henbury Seniors play 30+ matches home & away against other local golf clubs including Bristol & Clifton, Minchinhampton, Knowle, Long Ashton, Clevedon, Saltford, Chipping Sodbury, Weston Super Mare. This is an excellent way of playing different courses & meeting and playing with new friends in a sociable but competitive environment. These are open to all members. It is a good way to meet Henbury Seniors and to play other courses. The format is better ball in pairs. The fixture list and match availability sheets are on the notice board and the fixture list is also in the Seniors area of the Henbury web site. These matches involve a convivial dinner afterwards with the opposition.
There is a rolling 3-month schedule for senior group coaching led by our Assistant professional. Generally, the classes are hosted every Monday between 1230 and 1330 and cover a different part of the game. Classes are limited to a maximum of 6 people at a cost of only £9 per person.
Once you become a member we recommend that you contact the Seniors’ Captain to talk about what you want from your membership of the Seniors – whether it be just social golf or something more competitive at Henbury or further afield. On joining the Seniors Section, you will be sent a welcome pack with a lot more detailed information. You will also have access to the Seniors Section web pages with a lot more information.
We trust this information is helpful to you, and helps you decide to become a member of Henbury Golf Club