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8th July:   SSGS MEMBERS UPDATE – COMMITTEE 2025

The 2024 AGM is due to take place at the Autumn Meeting in August. As 
advised in the Members Update in April, there are Committee members that 
have stepped down this year or will be stepping down at the AGM. We need 

nominations to fill these positions urgently so that everything is approved at 

the AGM and in place for the 2025 Tour and beyond. 

Failure to fill all positions would be a serious issue for the continued success 
of the SSGS Tour. 

The 2024 Committee: 

 

  • Chairman: Ronnie Clark (stepping down at AGM) 
  •  Secretary: Ian Johnston (stepping down at AGM) 
  •  Tournament Secretary: Ian Kerr
  • Treasurer: Jim Patterson
  • Area Rep West: Jim Devaney (stepping down at AGM)
  • Area Rep Central: Vacant (Alex Hogg has stepped down)
  • Area Rep East: Bill Barclay (stepping down at AGM – Ian Jeen and Derek 
    Paton have agreed to take up the role from the AGM)
  • Area Rep South: Ian Fraser (stepping down end July)
  • Area Rep North: Gordon Grimmer (in position and will be ratified at the AGM) 

 

Other Attendees: 


Honorary President: George Rodaks 


Honorary Vice-Presidents: Jim and Peter Kinloch 

 

Super Seniors 

There is also a Super Seniors Sub-Group in place that is led by John Fraser. John 
and the group have done a great job in developing interest in Super Seniors 
golf with increased fields for the 4 main SS events, a new scratch and handicap 
matchplay event, the successful 54-hole Masters event on great golf courses 
and 3 matches against England, Wales, and Spain. 

John will also be stepping down from the Sub-Group at the AGM and we 
therefore, require someone to step up and lead the Sub-Group. At the AGM we 
will propose the Sub-Group Leader position is added to the SSGS Committee. 


We therefore require nominations for Chairman, Secretary, Area Reps Central, 
West and South, and a Super Seniors Rep. 

Key tasks for each role:- 

Chairman: Chair Committee meetings and generally ensure SSGS is managed 
well, all issues are dealt with in a timely manner and continue to improve and 
develop the Tour. 

Secretary: Meeting agendas and minutes, co-ordinate Tour schedule and work 
with Area Reps and club venues, produce prize vouchers and winner 
summaries, organise medals and trophies, engraving, update SSGS Facebook 
page (can be covered), and deal with any member issues that arise. 

Area Reps: Secure course venues for events, complete event checklists, contact 
point for members in the area with any issues and liaise with the 
secretary/committee accordingly. 

Super Seniors Rep: lead the Super Seniors Sub-Group and continue to develop 
SS events as interest continues to grow. 

Any member interested in taking up any of the vacancies can of course contact 
those stepping down - Ronnie, Ian, John or any of the Area Reps – for an 
informal chat about their roles. 

There is no doubt the SSGS Tour has continued to grow and develop over the 
past few years with increased interest and improvements along the way, but 
this has also meant organising and managing the Tour takes time and effort 
from members that have volunteered to make sure members can just turn up 
for events and enjoy their golf. Hopefully some members will now step up to 
fill these vacancies and ensure the continued success of the SSGS Tour. 

 

 

Please come forward and play your part in supporting SSGS - we would ask 
for nominations by 31st July. 

 

 Ronnie Clark 
SSGS Chairman 



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18th  June  2024:               A Message From Paul Moultrie

 

“I want to extend a huge thank you to all the members of the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society who supported my London Marathon fund-raising effort for Prostate Cancer UK.

We started with a target of raising £5,000.Through the amazing generosity of the SSGS membership, as well as many other supporters, the total accumulated so far is just under £13,000. Magnificent!

My heartfelt gratitude to you all for supporting such a worthwhile cause. Your contributions will help make the early detection and successful treatment of prostate cancer more of a reality for many men in the future.

If anyone wants to add to the fund-raising pot, the Just Giving page is still open until the end of June. justgiving.com/page/paul-moultrie-london-marathon-2024

 

With regard to my own journey, I am currently undergoing hormone therapy treatment which will continue for about a further 18 months. I completed my radiotherapy at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow on April 15, six days before the London Marathon. I am extremely grateful to the staff at both the Beatson and Ayr Hospitals for their world-class service, care and expertise.

 

This was my fourth London Marathon. While it was a memorable experience, I can safely say it will be my last….until the next time!

 

My sincere thanks again for all your support, including the many messages of encouragement I received.

 

I look forward to seeing everyone on a golf course as the season continues.”

 

Kind regards

 

Paul

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SUPER SENIORS TEAM VICTORIOUS IN WALES

Day 2 resulted in a 2.5 v 2.5 tie so the SSGS team won the match 5.5 v 4.5. Congratulations to the SSGS on winning the match and to Wales Seniors for hosting the inaugural match which will hopefully continue to take place in future years.  Big thank you to Royal St David's Golf Club for hosting the match and their hospitality throughout the 2 days.