Draw - OLTON CUP & BOWL, Monday 28th August 2017
The most competitive and largest field ever assembled for one of the oldest and most prestigeous competitions in the Midland golfing calander. Six PLUS golfers accompanied by scratch players and 1 & 2 handicappers, as well as a host of single figure players - should provide a serious challange on the forthcoming Bank Holiday Monday.
The course is in top class condition and with the liklihood for the quickest greens of the season, everything is in place for an outstanding days golf - all we require is some decent weather! Competitors should call the office for their start time.
With an outstanding 7-1 home defeat of Harborne GC the Olton Men's Scratch League Team have been crowned champions of the top division of the Midland Scratch League. It has been 26 years since Olton first won this premier title for the only time but the Club now has a young, strong squad that should go on to win many more times. George Parker took up the captaincy of the team last year, having an immediate impact wth the team gaining promotion back to Division 1, and has continued in that vein to guide the team to the top of the tree, again giving youth its chance. Jake Scott was the most successful player this season winning 8½ points from 10 games thus winning the Foden Trophy.
The photograph shows 11 of the squad, standing from left is Nick Brooker, Luke Allen, George Allen, Ken Bent, Sam Bissell, James Hetherington & Joe Macilwraith with in the front row from the left Rob Tovey, Liam Phipps, George Parker and Jake Scott. The other two members of the squad, not shown, were Mike Pell and George Taylor
Results Seniors Pairs Open 15 August 2017
152 golfers played in the Seniors Pairs Open at Olton Golf Club
The weather was warm and sunny and there were some excellent scores
The results were as follows.
First: Terry Lawson and Tony Hill 45 points best back nine
Second: Peter Dodson and Garmon Ingman 45 points
Third: Terry Greenhalgh and Robin Richards 44 points best back 6
Fourth: David Pugh and George Coulson 44 points best back nine
Fifth: Michael Cahill and Roger Baker 44 points next best back nine
Dennis Pick (Organiser)
For a full list of results, please click here.
Olton Junior Open 2017 Startsheet
Please click here to access the startsheet for the Olton Junior Open on Thursday 27 July 2017
The Mens' Scratch League Team stay clear at top of Division 1. The return fixture against South Staffs was played yesterday at Olton where South Staffs were looking for revenge for last week's defeat but Olton crushed them winning 8-0. This means that Olton remain on +5 points with one game left against Harborne at Olton on Wednesday 2nd August. The other five teams have played less matches than Olton so it is mathematically possible that Enville could reach +6 points (but would have to win all of their remaining 5 matches) & Harborne +5 points (but would have to win all of their remaining 6 matches). Whilst with only positive points scored in away matches Olton remain clear favourites celebrations may not be possible on 2nd August. All Olton can do now is win their final match to remain at +5 points, watch for other teams' results & hopefully win the title for the first time since 1991.
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