New County Seniors Squad Members

We are always on the look-out for additional Category 1 golfers and are pleased to have welcomed so far in 2019 Mike Baker (South Staffs GC), Mark Pickford (Enville GC), Dave Westwood (Little Aston) and Chris Wonfor (Beau Desert GC).

In 2018 we welcomed Terry Bray (Sandwell Park GC), Jim Chambers (Beau Desert GC), Andy Martin (Leek GC), Rob Parkes (Trentham GC) and Ian Skidmore (Enville GC) as new players.

Our inter-County matches comprise teams of 12, playing 9 holes of Greensome (or Foursome in League matches) in the morning, followed by 18 holes of Better Ball.

If you're already aged 55 or over, or approaching this age, and are interested in knowing more about playing for our successful County Seniors team, please contact Seniors' Secretary, Mark Ashton (Ingestre Park GC) via email to staffsseniors@hotmail.co.uk or by calling 07889 580000. We look forward to hearing from you, a warm welcome awaits.


Midland Golf Union - Seniors Autumn Championship                                                    Blankney GC, 17th September 2019

Congratulation to Staffs Seniors player Dave Westwood (Little Aston GC), whose score of 74 on this challenging layout saw him win this event by three shots from the field.

Dave is pictured with the Glen Macbryde Trophy, donated by Staffs Golf last year, in memory of our past Seniors Captain.


Appearances recognition

Congratulations to past County Seniors Captain Ben Rhodes (Beau Desert GC), who was proud to receive his 150 Appearance Points trophy, following our match v Northamptonshire Seniors at Collingtree Park GC on Tuesday 10th September 2019.

Pictured above are Ben with his trophy and Captain Mark Ashton.


County Badge award

Mike Baker (South Staffs GC) played in his eighth match for the County Seniors recently and is seen below receiving his County Seniors badge, following our match against Northamptonshire Seniors at Collingtree Park GC on Tuesday 10th September 2019.

Pictured above are Mike and Captain Mark Ashton.


County Badge award

Terry Bray (Sandwell Park GC) played in his eighth match for the County Seniors recently and is seen below receiving his County Seniors badge, following our victory over Cambridgeshire Seniors at Kirby Muxloe GC on Monday 9th September 2019 in the Midland Leagues Play-off.

Pictured above are Terry and Captain Mark Ashton.


Championships - Registration Desk superstars!

The picture below, kindly taken by Dave Peters Photography, shows the wonderful ladies who meet and greet our competitors on Championship Days, with a token of our appreciation for that all they do.

Left to right they are, Sue Porter, Pippa Dathan and Val Henwood.


County Badge award

Mark Pickford (Enville GC) played in his eighth match for the County Seniors v Nottinghamshire Seniors at Sandwell Park GC on Monday 12th August 2019 and received his County Seniors badge.

Pictured above are Mark and Captain Mark Ashton.


EG Midland Seniors Team 6

Our team of Bob Aston (Trentham Park GC), Terry Bray (Sandwell Park GC), Andy Guy (Westwood GC), Colin Heard (Stone GC), Roger Humphreyson (South Staffs GC) and Duncan Stott (Trentham GC) performed well at the impressive Coxmoor GC on Thursday 8th August 2019, finishing fourth of the ten Midland Counties. Lincolnshire go forward to represent the Midlands in the National Finals at Effingham GC in October. Next year this annual event will be played at Peterborough Milton GC, in the first week of August.


Appearances recognition

Congratulations to past County Seniors Captain Tony Wright (Little Aston GC), who was proud to receive his 100 Appearance Points trophy, following our match v Leicestershire & Rutland Seniors at Scraptoft GC on Monday 8th July 2019.

Pictured above are Tony with his trophy and Captain Mark Ashton.


County Badge award

Jim Chambers (Beau Desert GC) is the latest member of our squad to have played in his eighth match for the County Seniors v Leicestershire & Rutland Seniors at Scraptoft GC on Monday 8th July 2019, and received his County Seniors badge.

Pictured above are Jim and Captain Mark Ashton.


County Badge award

Rob Parkes (Trentham GC) played in his eighth match for the County Seniors v Shropshire & Herefordshire Seniors at Trentham Park GC on Monday 1st July 2019 and received his County Seniors badge.

Pictured above are Rob and Captain Mark Ashton.


County Badge award

Andy Martin (Leek GC) played in his eighth match for the County Seniors v Lancashire Seniors at Wolstanton GC on Monday 20th May 2019 and thereby earned the recognition of being awarded his County badge.

Pictured above are Andy and Captain Mark Ashton.


Glen Macbryde - RIP

Fifteen members of our squad were amongst the many people in attendance at Glen's funeral on 2nd May 2019, to say a final 'farewell'. There are some people in life who are irreplaceable, he was one of them. Of his many golfing achievements (aluded to by fellow past County Seniors Captain, Terry Henwood in his wonderful tribute) the standouts for the County Seniors that he will long be remembered for are captaining us to win the West Midlands League Title in 2016, and soon thereafter the Midlands Title. He had many endearing foibles, which made him the memorable person he was! Sadly the ALS version of Motor Neurone Disease has taken him from us all too soon. We are staying in contact with his wife Margaret (in the photo taken by Prof. David Thomas whilst caddying for Glen, on the back of the Order of Service - see links immediately below) and will keep the many, happy memories alive.

Click here and click here for extracts from the Order of Service.


Appearances recognition

Congratulations to Kelvin Edwards (Whittington Heath GC), who received his 50 Appearance Points trophy following our match v Northamptonshire Seniors at Great Barr GC on Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Pictured above are Kelvin with his trophy and Captain Mark Ashton.


Appearance Awards

Following our match at Notts (Hollinwell) GC v Nottinghamshire on Monday 13th August 2018 Bob Aston (Trentham Park GC) and Duncan Stott (Trentham GC) were presented with their 50 Appearance points trophies, and at the same time Colin Heard (Stone GC) received his County Blazer badge for eight matches played.

Bob Aston                                                                                       Duncan Stott

Colin Heard


EG Midland Seniors Team 6

Our team of Bob Aston (Trentham Park GC), Terry Bray (Sandwell Park GC), Andy Guy (Leek Westwood GC), Derek Verey (Beau Desert GC), Steve Wild (Trentham GC) and Colin Woolley (South Staffs GC) performed well at Kedleston Park GC on Thursday 9th August 2018, finishing third of the ten Midland Counties. In the morning round Bob Aston shot our lowest score with a three under 69, in the afternoon that accolaid goes to Terry Bray with a 74.

Next year this annual event will be played at Coxmoor GC, again in the second week of August.


British Seniors Championship 2018

Two members of the Staffs Seniors squad (Bob Aston - Trentham Park GC & Warwick Holland - Sandwell Park GC) played in this prestigious event at Royal Pawthcawl GC in the first week of August. Unfortunately when the field was whittled down to the top 60 and ties, after the first two rounds, neither player progressed.


Appearances recognition

Congratulations go to Ian Wilson (Beau Desert GC), who received his 50 Appearance Points trophy following our match v Cambridgeshire Seniors at Bloxwich GC on Monday 30th July 2018.

Pictured above are Ian with his trophy and Captain Mark Ashton.


Midland Seniors Championship 2018

The new format for this annual competition (36 holes over two consecutive days) was used for the first time at Henlle GC, near Oswestry on 18th & 19th July. Five Staffs Seniors entered, with particularly noteworthy performances from Bob Aston (Trentham Park GC) who finished in 2nd place and in the Team event Beau Desert GC members Ian Wilson & Jim Chambers finished in 3rd place.


Seniors Champion 2018

Congratulations to Ben Rhodes (Beau Desert GC) who won this year's Seniors Championship on 9th July at his home course with an impressive Gross 70. Ben's third win in the competition sees him go forward and represent the County in the England Golf Champion of Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa in September.


County Badge award

Warwick Holland (Sandwell Park GC) played in his eighth match for the County Seniors on Thursday 5th July 2018 and thereby earned the recognition of being awarded his County badge.

Pictured above are Warwick and Captain Mark Ashton.


National Events 2018

Congratulations to Staffordshire Seniors player Bob Aston (Trentham Park GC) for his outstanding performances in this year's National Championships. He again made the cut in all three events that he entered, in what is always the busy month of June. He finishing tied 43rd in The English at Sherwood Forest and Coxmoor GCs, tied 28th in The Scottish at Irvine GC and most recently tied 18th in The Welsh at Pennard GC.


Midland Seniors Pairs 2018

Congratulations to Staffordshire Seniors player Derek Verey (Beau Desert GC), who along with Leicestershire & Rutland Senior Gilbert Scouler, won this year's Gross event at Fulford Heath GC on 23rd May.

In a Staffordshire double, the winners of the Nett event were Roger Tuohy and Nigel Shaw (Ingestre Park GC).

Our immediate past County President Martin Payne also competed, at the club that he's a member of.


Appearances recognition

Congratulations to our Vice Captain, Colin Woolley (South Staffs GC), who was presented with his 50 Appearance Points trophy following our season opening match v Cheshire Seniors at Astbury GC on Tuesday 1st May 2018.

Pictured above are Mark Ashton and Colin Woolley.