Senior Section

 

Welcome to the Senior Section

Thanks and Good Luck to Terry for taking on Senior Captainship once more this year, to be assisted by Senior Vice Captain Bob Taylor. More details are shown below on the Senior Events over the next period. Regular Tuesday and Thursday Block Bookings will be reserved for groups of players from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. The tee time allocations for roll up events will be done by a draw 15 minutes prior to tee off on the day. For other special events, groups will be pre-drawn a few days prior to the event and posted on this page and on the Folke Senior WhatsApp group.  You can indicate your intention to play in these special  events by contacting Terry, or via the Entry Sheet on the Club Notice Board.

2022 Senior Events
The senior team matches against other clubs are shown in the Table below and the overall 2022 Club Calendar of Events is shown on the Calendar Page . Further detailed information on imminent  senior competitions is as follows.  (Check the Senior WhatsApp Group for any last minute changes.)
Knockout Comps. See the Knockout Page for the Summer Knockout Draws.
Tues May 3rd - Tiger Trophy: Won by Stuart Beardsley. See the detailed results on the panel below.
Thurs 5th May - Roll Up: Won by Roy Brace. 
Sunday 8th May - Medal: See the Tee Time draw on the club Facebook page
Tues 10th May - Seniors v Charminster (Away): Halved - See results panel below
Wed 11th May - Club Committee Meeting: See the salient points on the Members Admin page.
Thurs 12th May - Roll Up: Won by Reg Whitelock with a brilliant 45 points score. See Results Panel below
Tues 17th May - Match v Henstridge (Away). Lost 2 1/2 : 3 1/2. See results panel below.
Thurs 19th May - Medal - See Reserved tee times in panel below
Sunday May 22nd -  England golf has cancelled the 2022 International Pairs competition. It is proposed that the event at Folke should go ahead in the form of a charity event in aid of Ukraine. This was supported by all the committee members and players who have registered for the event will be advised accordingly. The entrance fee (£5pp) will be divided between prize money and the charity donation.
Tues 24th May - Seniors v Westbury (Home)
Thurs 26th May - County Card at Yeovil Main Course: Tee off at 10:30 am, £33.50 which includes green fees, a 5 Item hot breakfast and drink, and £2 prize money. Entry  cut off date - Thursday 19th May.
Tues 31st May - Seniors v Wincanton (Home)

Narrow Defeat at Henstridge

 The seniors were narrowly defeated by 1 point at Henstridge on May 17th. (See the Results Panel  above for details). Two pairs - Ian/George and Richard/John managed to win their match and Reg and Doug halved. Steve Taylor gallantly playing on his own lost on the last hole. The course and greens were  good as was  the chilli and rice and then sponge cake in the clubhouse after the match! It was a very enjoyable day in spite of the result so thank you to Captain Steve Penny and the Henstridge team and we will meet again at Folke in September. (Photos: Ian Tinsley)

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2022 SENIOR TEAM EVENTS

This chart shows the friendly matches with other clubs  for the seniors in 2022. All seniors are encouraged to play in these teams irrespective of their particular handicap and Captain Terry Cotton will endeavor to give  as many members as possible a chance to play. Most matches will include a post match meal  and the match fees are subsidised by the club.  Club shirts should be worn if available - if you would like to purchase one please contact Terry. For the latest information or last minute changes, please check with Terry and the Facebook and Senior WhattsApp pages. See the listing at the top of this page  for information on the regular intra-club senior events.

Latest News


New Local Rule

The committee has endorsed a local rule covering the procedure for lost or OOB ball that currently would result in the player returning to the place where the shot was taken. The wording as defined by England Golf is shown on the Members Admin page. The new rule will apply from 1st May.

Knockout Competitions
The Summer Knockout draws were issued on the 13th April and can be viewed on the K/O Status page. The first round matches for the Club and Senior Knockouts should be played by 11th May.

Club Clothing
See the Special Events page for details of the new Club Shirts, Ties, Sleeveless Jumpers and Sweaters.

Club Committee Meetings
The committee meeting take place each month. All members are invited to attend and the main points will be shown on the Members Admin page, and the minutes will be posted in the club house.

2022 Day and Weekend Away Events
See the Special Events page for details of the 2022 Day and Weekend Away arrangements at the Isle of Wedmore and Bells Hotel and Country Club venues  respectively. Day away deposits and final payments are now overdue.

Competition Results
The detailed results of all official senior competitions are recorded and available on howdidido.com.  The latest Senior event results will  be shown on this page above and summarised on the Results Page of this web site together with the Order of Merit information.

April County Card Trophy

The April CCT was organised by Rod Plowman and took place at Orchardleigh Golf Course on a beautiful but cool Spring day on 28th April.  With the perfume of the wild garlic wafting in the breeze the 20 Folke players worked their way around the parkland course and when the cards were checked the winner was Reg Whitelock with a brilliant score of 43 points. The winning team was Ian Tinsley (39). Phil Chant (37), Mike Baker (40) and Terry Cotton (40). All in all a very enjoyable day and a big thank you to Rod for organising the event. See above for details of the May County Card at Yeovil on Thursday 26th May.

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