Senior Men’s News & By Laws

Hampton Senior Men’s Golf Association-2024

Welcome to the 2024 Golf Season. We are looking forward to another great golf season for the group.

Aims & Objectives

The aim is to have each player meet and play with as many members as possible during the season.

To promote fellowship among the registered senior club’s members of men who want to have fun, love the game of golf and through weekly play establish long lasting friendships.

Members will be scheduled to play with different players each week. The goal is to have each player meet and play with as many members as possible during the season.  Requesting preferred pairings will not be entertained, but the pairings could happen organically from time to time in a long golf season.

The goal is accomplished by:

  • The elected chairman forming a committee to develop and support the Senior Golfing program.
  • Each Tuesday morning committee schedules a variety of friendly competitions for all members. Each round of golf will take the form of a shotgun start.
  • At least one 2-man tournament (scramble, best ball, triple 6) will be scheduled each month, which will allow preferred partners to play together in these events.
  • Players will be added to the tee sheet automatically for the following week. If you are not available, please send an email to as soon as possible, preferably by Friday to be removed from the tee sheet for the following Tuesday.
  • There will be a sign-up sheet for the 2-man events, or send an e-mail with your team members to
  • Playing within the rules of play as posted in the Seniors bylaws. Failing to follow these rules will disallow those from playing competitively for prizes.
  • Assigning each player a handicap (calculated based on Senior Tuesday scoring results) for those that want to play competitively for prizes.

Senior Men’s Weather Advisory

Early on Tuesday morning, the senior committee will determine whether to cancel our shotgun start due to inclement weather. The weather radar will be monitored prior to 06:15, and a final decision on a cancellation will be made prior to 06:30.

When the golf is cancelled, each member on the tee sheet will be advised via e-mail.  The pro shop will remove the tee times when the golf is cancelled, and that will trigger a cancellation notice to the members on the tee sheet as well.

Members can call the pro shop to find out if golf is cancelled if they have to leave their home prior to 06:30.

Any scheduled 2-man event affected by weather may be rescheduled to a later date.

Membership Regulations & Dues:

The Hampton Senior Men’s Golf Association (HSMGA) is open to all senior men who are 55 or older, or a minimum 50 years of age and fully retired. Senior members must have an active 2024 Hampton 18-hole golf membership, in order to join this group.

The cost of joining the Seniors Men’s GA is $20.00 payable to any member of the executive.  This fee is for an exclusive tee time on Tuesday morning.

A registration table will be set up on the first Tuesday morning of play, and for the following weeks for those that wish to join the senior golf group.

Weekly Competition Prizes:

Only registered members may play in the weekly competitions. Registered members can play for the camaraderie, fun and love of the game, or play competitively by paying $5.00 to play which pays out for closest to the pins for the par 3’s, top gross & net scores, and skins in each of the four handicap divisions.  To enter the weekly competition, the $5.00 is paid in cash at the registration table on Tuesday morning.

Results of the weekly competition is sent to all members via e-mail on Tuesday evening.

All prize winners for senior competitions will have the money deposited into

their personal Hampton club account.

Senior Men’s Information:

1) The first Senior Men’s golf day is scheduled for Tuesday May 7 weather and course condition permitting. A sign-up sheet will be posted a week prior on the bulletin board in the Men’s locker room or email to get added to the tee sheet.

2) Handicaps for all the players will be calculated based on Senior Tuesday scoring results. As in previous season, the best 3 of the last 7 scores will be used to calculate a handicap for Tuesday scoring.

It is advised that you post all your scores on the Golf Canada website in order to maintain a valid handicap, to be eligible to play in tournaments, including the Hampton Senior Men’s Club Championship.

3) Higher handicap players have the option of playing from the Silver/Bronze – Hybrid tees, or the forward tees (subject to prior approval of the committee) during the registration.  They will be competing on an equal level with players playing from the silver tees, within their handicap division.

4) The Hampton Senior Men’s Invitational will play on Tuesday July 2, 2024 with a 1:00 pm shotgun start. You must decide whether to play in the morning with the Senior Men’s or in the afternoon for the Invitational. Due to the Invitational tournament rules, one cannot play both morning and in the afternoon.

5) This season, 2-man team tournaments (Best Ball, Scramble, or Triple 6) will be held once per month throughout the season.  We are also planning a Par 3 Tournament on the 1st week of October.  A weekly schedule of events will be posted on the bulletin board at the beginning of the season.

6) The 2-Man Sign up sheet will be at the Tuesday registration table, the week prior to the tournament, then posted on the bulletin board. Please sign up prior to 2PM on Friday or e-mail for your team to be added to the upcoming Tuesday morning tee sheet.

7) We require each member to check in at the registration table on Tuesday morning, regardless if you Pay to Play or play just for fun. This allows for balancing the tee sheet if and when we have some no shows.

**See rules for cancelling tee time  – item in Weekly Regulations

Senior Committee

The Committee shall consist of an elected Chairman, his appointed Vice-Chairman, as well as other committee members deemed necessary to properly run all functions of the Hampton Senior Men’s Golf Association.

Senior Bylaws & Playing Rules & Regulations

The official rules of golf shall apply at all times except:

In Order To promote faster play, the following local Senior Rules will apply.

  • A ball which enters the woods, or crosses the out of bounds stakes may be played from a drop point of two club lengths (not nearer the hole) from the point where the ball entered the woods or went out of bounds. There will be a penalty of one stroke added to your score.
  • A Maximum score of 3 over par on any hole. Once the maximum score is reached, the player can pick up the ball at that point, and record the max score on that hole.
  • NOTE: A ball entering the water hazard on #13, must be dropped behind the water hazard, not on the side, as in regular play.
  • During Wet course conditions, Lift, Clean and Place will be announced prior to play and posted on the door glass at the bottom of the stairs, and at the registration tables. The ball can be moved within a 9-iron length, (in the same cut of grass) or further as dictated by the conditions where the ball comes to rest.

Rules of Play:

Fun Rules:

Some of our Seniors members opt to play for fun, and are not focused so much on the scoring, so the rules are relaxed if they chose so.  Their scores can be used for the stats, but will not be eligible for any weekly prize money.

Competitive Rules:

Seniors that opt to play competitively for prize money (Pay to Play), must abide by the official rules of Golf, apart from our local Senior rules This is to protect the integrity of the competition and to be fair to all the competitors.

All Putts must be holed out, without exception. No golfer should offer a gimme putt, or take a gimme putt taken if playing competitively.

Any member that disregards the putt out rule, should recuse themselves from pay to play.

Weekly Regulations:

The regular day of play is Tuesday.

The registration fee is to:

Guarantee a tee time on Tuesday morning

Used for yearly expenses, and to help subsidize the year end banquet free luncheon, and draw prizes.

The weekly 50/50 draw is used towards year end expenses, including the banquet. With any extra money after yearly expenses, golf prizes are purchased and a random draw is made for those attending the free banquet meal.

Cost: 1 ticket for $2.00 or 3 tickets for $5.00

The Golf Shop has been instructed not to book or cancel tee-times for Senior Men’s Tuesday events. The Senior Men’s scheduler will be drawing up the tee sheet for each Tuesday, so they can be contacted to book or cancellations.

** Tee Time Cancellations: Please e-mail as soon as possible to enable any adjustment to fill empty spaces in the tee sheet draw.

If you have to cancel as late as Tuesday morning, send us an email ASAP to allow us to adjust the tee sheet as required.  We monitor this e-mail continually on that morning.  If you can’t send an e-mail then call the pro shop and they will notify us.

Score Cards: All completed score cards to be given to a member of the Senior Men’s Golf Committee.  All members of a group will not count if we don’t receive a completed scorecard.

Committee members usually sit at a restaurant table after the round of golf to receive the score cards. If the scorer forgets to turn a card in, they can scan or take a picture of the card and forward it to Brian Sleath via our common e-mail

Handicaps for regular weekly events will be based on Tuesday scoring only.

Players should post their scores in Golf Canada scoring system in order to establish a handicap for participating in any NB sanctioned or Hampton Club tournament.

Senior Member Visiting Guest Rule:

Preferably, the senior member that wishes to invite a male guest, will notify the tee sheet scheduler a few days ahead of time, so that the tee sheet can be adjusted to accommodate the guest, so he can play with the member.

A Senior’s guest cannot be a member of the Hampton Golf Club.

A visiting guest must be at least 50 years of age.

A visiting guest can only play once during the season.


If a Hampton member would like to play on the occasional Tuesday, and meets the age criteria, then he can pay the $20.00 dues and play as many times as he wishes.

The Hampton Senior Men’s Golf Committee 2024

Weekly Tee Sheet Scheduling.  All committee members can be reached at

Chairman:  Mike Goguen –

Vice-chairman: Brian Sleath –

Treasurer Barry Grimmer-

Other committee members:

Stan Brown –

Paul Cormier –

Mickey Valiquette –

Chris Toole –