Seniors vs Coventry Hearsall 23rd June 2017
Deputy Captain Neil Brenton's match tactics are very simple. Get more points than Dickie Bowen sends emails every week and a win is assured. It works out perfectly and a 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 victory provides a welcome oasis in a desert of recent losses. The victorious partnerships were John Duncombe and David Burke (1 Up), David Nicholas and Tony Turner (4 and 3), Peter Levenger and David Newman (4 and 3) with a half from John Brady and John Pegg. Regrettably, 3 1/2 is still somewhat shy of Dickie Bowen's email total so far.
Seniors vs Robin Hood 20th June 2017
As the away fixture at Robin Hood resulted in a 5 - 1 loss Captain Brian decided to select his very best men for the return home fixture. However, as he reported, very few of them were available - so he settled for what he could get. Hot, sweaty and very dry - but enough about Brian - it was a beautiful morning for golf with the course in immaculate condition. As losses go this was a close one with just a 3 - 4 scoreline to report. All the wins came at the back end and due credit goes to Dave Mosley and Gary Miller, Stan Birch and Steve Fowler and Brian Cheshire and yours truly. Brian Cheshire closed out our match with a birdie on the 3rd (our 16th). A tee shot to the back of the 6th tee, a second onto the road and then a chip-in from 40 yards out was enough to convince the opposition it just wasn't going to be their day.
Seniors vs Walsall 16th June 2017
The visit to Walsall is always popular and on a beautiful summer's morn with the course as pretty as a picture hopes were pretty high. Unfortunately the Saddlers proved a bit too strong and a 4 -2 loss resulted. Captain Brian and David Nicholas achieved a half, as did Terry Smith and John Suthons. Olton's winners were the ex Olton Hockey Club combination of John Martin and Derek Birt. More matches this week in possibly sweltering conditions. Robin Hood at home on Tuesday and away at Coventry Hearsall on Friday.
Seniors vs Ladbrook Park 13th June 2017
Better news this time around as the hosting of Ladbrook Park Seniors results in a halved match 3 1/2 to 3 1/2. The winning combinations were Captain Brian and Tony Beer, Martin Dalton and David Burke and Dave Mosley and Stan Birch with John Martin and Peter Siddall providing the vital half point.
Seniors vs Kenilworth 8th June 2017
Strong, stable leadership from Captain Brian had the pollsters predicting a clear margin of victory for the Seniors away at Kenilworth but, once again, the polls proved unreliable as a 5 1/2 to 1/2 defeat resulted. Persistent drizzle ensured the day was gloomy in more than one respect, but at least Derek Birt and Tony Beer ensured the whitewash was avoided. Roast pork and sherry trifle (easy on the sherry) lightened the mood only marginally. Asked whether he should be considering his position Brian replied " at this time, more than anything else this team needs a period of stability".