Ex Junior Joe Macilwraith

Ex Junior Joe Macilwraith Testimonial 

I joined the club in 2008 at the age of 11 playing off a handicap of 27. I’d heard great things about Olton so I applied for membership and was delighted when I got accepted into the golf club. We have a very warm and welcoming membership here, I have made several lifelong friends and it felt like home right from the start. I started to have lessons with our excellent head professional Charles Haynes straight away and I’ve continued to progress under his supervision ever since. The course is always in superb condition with the greens being the best surfaces I have ever putted on. My biggest praise for the golf course is the top class condition it is kept in all year round, making it suitable for the various competitions we hold as a club. Our practice facilities are first class with an excellent putting green, a four bay driving range and an all weather short game area.
Since joining Olton I have achieved...

Sandy Lyle Salver Winner 2014

Warwickshire boys matchplay champion 2015

Warwickshire boys strokeplay champion 2015

Warwickshire boys order of merit winner 2015

Olton Bowl winner 2016, 2018 & 2019

Olton Club champion 2017 & 2018

Represented Warwickshire 1st team

Represented Midland Golf Union

Westlake Trophy winner 2018

Warwickshire amateur champion 2019

Midland Open champion 2019

Qualified in 7th position on 7 under par European Tour School stage 1 (Leading Amateur)

Course record holder at Olton twice with a 63 (-7) and breaking it 18 days later with a 62 (-8)

My handicap is now +4 and I’m competing all over the country and over seas in the biggest amateur tournaments in the world with the support of the club and members. My plan is to enter the professional ranks when the time is right and Olton has been the perfect place for me to progress my game and would recommended the club to anyone.


Joe Macilwraith