New-look senior events for men and women

Chris Quinn

England Golf will run three senior tournaments next year which offer competition to both men and women.

There will be separate men’s and women’s competitions at each event, with both sections playing their own 36-hole stableford, off handicap.

These events replace the senior women’s regional tournaments and it is hoped they will attract full fields. Entries, costing £50 per person, will be accepted online from 1 February 2013 on a first come, first served basis.

The tournaments are open to women aged 50 and over, with a handicap limit of 24.4, and men aged 55 and over, with a handicap limit of 20.4. They are:

Senior Men’s and Women’s Midland Tournament at Leamington & County, Warwickshire
Practice day: 17 July
Competition: 18-19 July

Senior Men’s and Women’s South Tournament at Liphook, Hampshire
Practice day:  27 August
Competition:  28-29 August

Senior Men’s and Women’s North Tournament at Pannal , Yorkshire
Practice day: 4 September
Competition:  5-6 September

Caption: English senior stroke play champion Janet Melville, who also won a regional senior women’s title in 2012.  Image © Leaderboard Photography