OGC Ladies Annual Meeting - Thursday 9 November
On Thursday 9th November Olton ladies held their Annual Meeting.
At the meeting we thanked our retiring President Lynda Cooper for all the work she has done on our behalf over the last two years and indeed the many years before that. Lynda also created a flower fund and we all look forward to Spring when we can admire her banks of daffodils.
Lynda handed over a cheque for £4,100 to Marie Curie one of her chosen Charities. I would like to thank her for also supporting my chosen Charity for this year which is Guide Dogs.
A vote of thanks was given to all ladies who have retires from committee duties this year.
We welcomed Sylvia Walker as our new President and I know she will have all our support during her time in office.
I would like to welcome our club champion Christina Kennedy as our new Captain Elect, Annette Bucknall who takes over from Wendy McIntyre as our treasurer, and Anne Barnes as a new committee member.
Lady Presidents Afternnon Tea - 28 October
On Thursday 28th October Lynda Cooper, our Lady President celebrated her two years in the role by having a traditional afternnoon tea. Twenty nine ladies attended and a lovely time was had by all. Thank you to Lynda for all of her hard work as Lady President and also for support to OGC as a whole.
The semi-final of the Warwickshire League took place on Monday 14th August. Our magnificent seven plus reserves, caddies and supporters went to Kenilworth for our match against Rugby. As the game was all square after six matches, someone had to head down the 19th. As the game disappeared down the first, we waited with baited breath to see who would appear smiling. The team Wendy, Christina, Hilary, Karen, Del, Annette and supporters watched as two golfers walked back towards us and Mary O’Neil with caddy Dianne Corless were smiling. I am sure you would have heard us back at Olton. A great result as Rugby are previous winners.
The magnificent seven were ready to take on Rugby in the semi-final and another win.The final is at Handsworth, our opponents Kenilworth, on the 25th September.
On the 21st August our fearsome four faced another semi –final, the Warwickshire Foursomes Knock Out, and we had a home draw against Walmley. This match, although a knock out, had to be played over 18 holes . There was no doubt about this match, as both pairs Wendy McIntyre and Christina Kennedy, Karen Hearn and Hilary Dixon were eight holes up on the 18th. Another rather handsome win for Olton Ladies.
Well done Ladies, Ray
Ladies ADA Weekend 27-28 August
This year the ADA weekend was organised by Hilary Dixon and took place at Tewkesbury Park Golf Club with 23 ladies playing golf over the 2 days. The course was quite challenging and hilly. We had great weather and the event was also made special by Karen Hollis celebrating her Birthday with us.
Our Ada winner with 42 Pts was lovely Lynn B who said she played her best round ever and runner up was Yvonne Gregory with 35 Pts . Team prize won by our birthday girl Karen, Lynn, Julia and Lynda.
Many thanks to Hilary for organising the weekend and good luck to Lynn who not only wins the ADA Trophy but also has to organise next years event!
Three Ball Alliance - Wednesday 22nd June
On 22nd June 40 teams set out to do battle in our 3 ball alliance. We were blessed with good weather
and the course was in great condition. A big thank you to all our helpers Congratulations to the winners who were
Minu Nathwani Shirley Golf Club 81 points
Jean Badman Ladbrook Park Golf Club 81 points
Cate Alexander Park Hill Golf Club 75 points
Nearest the pin (Silver) Jean Badman - Ladbrook Park Golf Club
(Bronze) Jan Dean - Little Lakes Golf Club
Longest Drive(Silver) Judy Turner - Ladbrook Park Golf Club
(Bronze) Rose Taylor – Ladbrook Park Golf Club
Only one competitor had a two
Lesley Eastgate – Willesley Park 13th hole
£80 was collected for Warwickshire Girls
Wendy McIntyre & Jeannie Morrison