Something for everyone
Maldon Golf Club caters for the full range of golfers from beginners to scratch handicappers, Men, Ladies and Juniors.
The men’s section has over 200 members. Competitions take place primarily on Sunday mornings, although some are held over three-day weekends. Monthly medals and stablefords are on Friday and Saturday. On average between 40-70 men enter the competitions, especially the popular Ben Volta Winter League which runs from November to March. All board competitions have Sunday a.m. shotgun starts which ensure all players can gather together immediately afterwards for Trophy Presentations.
The main events of the year include the 'Captains Drive-In' usually held in early spring, the 27-hole Guest Day in June and primarily the 'Captains Day' in mid-summer. The Club Captain will also host events in aid of his chosen charity throughout the year.
The men’s section currently runs five representative teams: Thornton Cup, Leslie F Wood (7.5+ handicap), Norman Plum (Categories 3&4 handicap), Essex Seniors (Over 55's) and Jubilee Cup (12-24 handicap).
The men also play friendlies against other Essex clubs with matches home and away. These are always competitive contests with the emphasis on friendship and can be closely contested events, sometimes with a trophy at stake.
The Ladies Section play on a Tuesday morning. The ladies play for cups and trophies and occasionally have fun competitions. Monthly medals are on a held on a Tuesday, these can also be played on a Sunday afternoon. After play the ladies have lunch with the social members which is very enjoyable.
The ladies also have a Spring Meeting, Autumn Meeting, Away Day, Guest Day, Friendlies, Past and Present Captains' dinner and a Christmas lunch.
A Coffee Morning is held in support of the Lady Captain's charity and this is also supported during the year with raffles.
During the winter there is bridge open to all monthly on a Monday afternoon with prizes and raffle.
The Seniors’ Section is part of the Men’s Section and enables members who have reached the qualifying age of 55 to enjoy both friendly and competitive golf during the week as well as playing club competitions at weekends. The Section maintains the tradition set by past members and many competition trophies bear their names.
As with other clubs, there is a modest annual administration fee which helps to cover engraving costs of trophies and subsidies of events such as retiring Captain’s Day and the Christmas Dinner and Competition.
The Section meets at 0800 hours with Wednesday being the official day when competitions and the majority of home friendly matches are scheduled. These matches are played from March to October.
A good number of seniors also play on a Monday and Friday.
For members of the Section there are specific seniors’ competitions, some main club competitions and medal and stableford qualifying events available. The diary also includes an annual Guest Day at the Club.
The Section continues to flourish and welcomes new members. It offers the opportunity to participate in interclub matches, both at home and away, involving Ballards Gore, Braintree, Burnham, Clacton, Colne Valley, The Essex, Forrester Park, Gosfield Lakes, Harwich and The Notleys.
All members are eligible to play in these friendly matches providing they have an active handicap.
The Maldon Golf Club Seniors Section also competes annually for the Greene King Seniors Pairs Trophy. The other clubs involved are Braintree, Colchester, Five Lakes, Frinton and Burnham. Maximum handicap allowance is 18 and all members of the section are eligible for selection to the 16 man team.