Seniors Section (The Barkers)


The seniors section at Barkway is called "The Barkers".

  • The Barkers normally meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for scheduled events or a "swindle".

  • Anyone can play with the Barkers, though only those qualifying as 50+ can win an event.

  • Entries are open to full or restricted members of Barkway Park Club.

  • Most competitions playing partners are selected on the day, so players are likely to play with different people. This contributes to getting to know a wide range of the members very quickly

COVID19 Pandemic Temporary Rules of Play

This additional information / directions are specific to Barkers and should be read in conjunction with the recently published Players Direction document.


Players shall maintain their own scorecard and submit them using either the PSI touch screen in the clubhouse (please sanitize hands before and after entry) or using How Did I Do, Today's Golf, Score Entry.

  • Before a competition round, agree who will check your scores and check your scoring with your partner after each hole to make final confirmation of scores at the end of your round easier.

  • Any Monday, Wednesday or Friday when there is no published Barkers competition as, per the Barkers calendar, people are free to find partners and book their own tee time. Understandably with the amount of work involved there will be no informal swindles as organised by Merf. However, for those wishing to add a “competitive edge”, Geoff is willing to organise an informal swindle, including collecting entry fees and distributing cash prizes. He will reserve some tee times for this purpose from 8-00am but you will need to find your own playing partners and book one of the tee times.


  • As Barkers will no longer be able to meet together, entry for competitions and swindles will be via HowDidIDo. If you have not used then please register. Entries will close 1 week before the competition date and the draw emailed out a couple of days later. The Competition Secretary will be setting up a separate email address for this purpose.

  • Once entered it is essential to turn up or this will compromise your playing partner. If there is an odd number in the draw or someone does drop out players will be able to play on their own and the scores can still be submitted as advised above.

Tee times

  • The first tee time will be 8-00am off the 1st.

  • No entry fees will be collected. You are asked to keep a record of when you played and this money will be collected along with the award of prize money when we are back to some form of normality.

There may be hiccups as we roll this out, but adjustments will be made as necessary. Please bear with the Barkers Committee whilst these rules settle in.