2018 - 2019 KEN SMITH TROPHY

Sadly, Gordon Campbell's team succumbed in the final (which we last reached 10 years ago!) to a very strong Shifnal squad. Many thanks to Gordon for being such an inspirational organiser and we wish his successor, John Gallagher, every success in the 2019-20 campaign.


Please note that the first round should be played by 07 April at the latest!

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National Seniors’ Events

Organised by National Seniors’ Golf Association

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2019 SENIORS’ CAPTAIN - David Brierley

After a brief affair with membership of HPGC in the mid eighties, work commitments forced David to put golf on hold until his retirement in 2013.

A lawyer by background, David spent his last 15 years as Chief Executive of the West Mercia Police Authority. David has lived in Weston for over 35 years, his first neighbour being one Sandy Lyle. David admits that sadly nothing of Sandy's golfing prowess rubbed off but the Hawkstone welcome remains as strong as ever.

David commented “Hawkstone is a quite sublime place to play golf with both courses offering breathtaking views ,stunning scenery and sufficient challenges to satisfy the most demanding golfers. However the friendliness and comradeship of the Seniors Section has been the most outstanding feature of my experience of Hawkstone as a Club and needless to say I was delighted to accept the honour of Captaincy of the Seniors in 2019.”


Held on Tuesday 29 January 2019

The following were elected:

# Seniors' Captain - David Brierley
# Seniors' Vice-Captain - Gerald Smith
# Seniors' Organiser - Peter Townsend
Committee Members
Mike Haseley
David Jepson
Percy Mellor
David Roberts
Alan Walker
who each serve for two years.

Pictured is retiring Seniors’ Captain Paul Harris handing over the reigns to David Brierley - with Organiser Peter Townsend.

SENIORS’ DINNER on Friday 10 January

Hawkstone’s Seniors entertained their wives and partners to a well supported sumptuous dinner superbly organised by retiring Seniors’ Captain Paul Harris

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The Senior Trophy winners were presented with their trophies after the Christmas Shot-gun Stableford competition. Pictured from left to right are:

# Seniors’ Captain Paul Harris - Frank Belok Trophy

# Steve Parkinson - Senior Organisers’ Trophy

# Chris Cooper - Bill Blake Trophy (and Christmas Stableford overall winner)

# Paul Greatbatch - John Davies Trophy

# Paul Till - Russ Noble Matchplay Trophy

# Richard Powell - Seniors’ Away Day Winner

# Peter Townsend - Seniors’ Organiser

Not present were:

# David Hiles - Tony Walters Trophy

# Michael Lewis Wright - Kiran Kapur Trophy


13 drawn teams played in lovely dry and partly sunny autumn conditions on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

1st Ken MacGillvray, Phil Latter, Dave Robson & Steve Parkinson. 132 pts
(We still await the results of the blood tests so the result could change !! )

2nd Robin Ellis, President Dave Ralphs, Douglas Mein & David Brierley. 119 pts

3rd Ron Gleave, Peter Williams & Gerry Whitby ( all In picture!) 111 pts


51 Senior Members supported this annual event organised by Gerry Whitby to whom all are extremely grateful for his efficient commitment to the memory of our past members. A sincere thank you Gerry from all of us!

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At Mile End Golf Club on Tuesday 02 October

40 members, including Hon Club Sec Louisa Goff, enjoyed a super day thanks to Captain Paul Harris. Winner of the shield for the best score of the day was Richard Powell who shot 39 points to win division two. The division one winner was Club Captain Robin Mackness with 38 points.

But the highlight of the day was a hole in one on the 7th by Dave Baker!

Many thanks to Captain Paul for not only a great day but a super prize table!

David Hiles wins Tony Walters Veteran's Trophy

David (centre left) is pictured receiving the Trophy from Seniors' Captain Paul Harris together with event organisers, David Jepson and Douglas Mein who was runner-up.

1st David Hiles 42 points off 13

2nd Douglas Mein 41 points off 18

3rd Paul Harris OBE 39 points off 25

4th Barry Roylance 37 points off 13

5th Alan Molyneux 36 points off 7

6th Allan Pilkington 36 points off 19

7th Michael Shortman 36 points off 22

8th Philip Sowden 35 points off 15

The First Hole in One of the Year by a Member?

Past President & Past Captain Gerald Smith achieves the third ace of his golfing career!

Playing in the Seniors’ Match v Wrexham on Tuesday 05 June Gerald used a five iron on the 166 yard Needles’ Eye 9th hole on the Hawkstone course.

Gerald has the dubious privilege of being the longest serving member of the Club having joined on 01 January 1957. His first ace was achieved in 1979 on the 3rd Cricket Pitch hole and his second was on the 9th Welsh View hole on the Windmill/Championship course in 2003.

And, the Seniors beat Wrexham by 8 1/2 to 1 1/2!
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