If you’re a male member of Mullion Golf Club, and you’re over sixty years of age, you are automatically a member of Mullion Seniors. Welcome! We aim to provide senior members with a range of opportunities to enjoy friendly competitive golf, through a range of individual and team competitions, and matches against other local clubs.
Thursday is seniors’ day at Mullion, when there will normally be either a competition or a home match against another local golf club. The seniors’ secretary maintains a calendar of events, covering competitions and home and away matches.
Anyone with a handicap index is welcome to play in our matches against local clubs. You just need to put your name forward in response to an email from the seniors’ secretary. The seniors’ captain selects the team for each match, using a set of criteria ensuring that everyone who wants to can play in these matches; if you are not selected for a given match, you will be named as a reserve, and this gives you priority for the next match.
The matches are played in a 4-ball betterball matchplay format, and are followed by a meal where, at home matches, we entertain the visiting team, and in away matches our hosts entertain us. Home or away, the meal cost is about £15 for a two course meal. Playing in an away match is a very cheap way of playing another local course; all you pay for is the meal, as the golf is free and the hosts always buy the drinks. Playing in a home match will give you priority for selection in the corresponding away match.
Our opponents range from The Point @ Polzeath in the north, to West Cornwall in the west and St Austell in the east. All our home matches are, of course, played in the south - at the southernmost British mainland golf course. Matches are played from late February through to October.
Most of our competitions are open only to senior members of Mullion Golf Club, take place on a Thursday morning, and are played from the yellow tees. They range from Texas scrambles through betterball and greensome competitions to individual Stableford and medal competitions. Prizewinners are awarded a trophy to keep for a year, and cash prizes are credited to pro shop accounts.
Two open competitions for over-55s (Cyril Lane and Dennis Bray) are held each summer, and attract golfers from across the county and even a few from further afield. These provide a large proportion of the funding for the seniors’ section.
We also have an away weekend each summer, involving two rounds of golf and an overnight stay; in recent years this has been at Bowood Park Golf Club near Camelford.
Seniors CAPTAIN: Roger Jenkins
Seniors VICE CAPTAIN: Glynn Coates
Seniors Past CAPTAIN: Chris Dale
Seniors SECRETARY: Ian McBride
Seniors TREASURER: Ray Purnell
Seniors COMPETITION SECRETARY: Tony Bayliss
Committee Member: Bob Darnell
Committee Member: Phil Dickson