| The Seniors Section of
Leven Golfing Society was
founded in 1996. The first inaugural meeting was held on February 15th
Committee of four was set up. In its first season the Section had 49
has grown in numbers over the years. The present membership stands at
new members are always welcome. Throughout the year
Inter-Club friendly matches take place with Lochgelly G.C., Crail G.S.,
Lundin G.C., Leven Thistle G.C., Thornton G.C., Dunblane G.C., Kinross
Broughty G.C. You do not need to be a low handicap golfer to play in these as
they are regarded as social occasions. They comprise four-ball matches in
which the player with the lowest handicap is treated as a scratch player
and the other three are allowed three quarters of the difference between their
handicaps and the lowest handicap. Each match begins with tea/coffee and
either bacon roll or biscuits, and ends with a two course meal, during which
the good and bad shots, the putts sunk and the putts missed, can be
discussed at length!
In addition, members, along with non-members of Senior standing, are eligible to play in the Caledonian League, which is a
setup with promotion and relegation, so it is a bit more competitive. If you
are interested in this league, the man to see is Mike Dennis. He can be
identified by his photograph in the Gallery Section.
Also, throughout the year, from April to October, there are monthly
Medal competitions from the yellow tees, and these are counting as
handicap is concerned. At the moment four of these, in April, June, August and
October, are stableford competitions, the other three being stroke play.
However, in the stroke play medals the stableford score will still be recorded
as it can be used to qualify for the J & B Ferguson Quaich (best three
stableford scores) and the Adamson Figurine (highest stableford score in all
medals by a member 65 years and older).
In addition there are six non-courtesy medals, three of which are stableford
format, from the yellow tees on some Thursdays during the season.
Moreover, there are various other knockout competitions that are open to
members. If you are not already a member and are eligible you
will be made most welcome - at present there is a nominal fee of
£5 per annum
which is used to defray the cost of the prizes for the monthly medals.
If you are interested in joining the Section, the man to see is Neil Watson,
the Treasurer. If you do not know who he is, you may recognise him from the
photograph obtained by clicking on the link to the Committee in the sidebar.
Neil will be only too pleased to take £5 from you!
If you are a member of the Society and are at least 55 years old, you are
invited to explore the Members Area. Upon clicking on the Members Area of the
sidebar you will be presented with a Login screen and to login in all you have
to do is follow the instructions given there. You will need your name and date
of birth, two items that most, if not all, of us of advancing years can still