Ladies Trophy Final
The final of the Ladies Club Trophy took place on Wednesday 11th July.
The ladies played on another very hot day and congratulations to all who took part completing the 36 holes; but, as in all competitions, there are only one or two winners.
Winner of the Silver division was Hilary Dixon and of the Bronze division Lady Captain Ray Davies.
Some Comments from Visitors..
‘Can I just thank you and all the staff for looking after us so regally on the day’… ‘You have a grand course, which we all enjoyed playing.‘
George - President Hagley Golf Club
‘Many thanks for all your help and assistance making our recent event a success.’
Steve Rouse & Jack Hammond - Rose & Crown Golf Society
‘I wish to thank you and your staff for a wonderful day out to Olton, yesterday.
Your greens were every bit as good as Steve Nines said they were; in fact they were unlike anything that we are normally used to!
Of the two Past Captains that I played with, the first plays a lot of golf (worldwide) and he considered them to the best he has encountered in the last 5 years. He did also comment that he found about four of your long par 4’s to be brutal and did nothing for his stableford scoring !! The second gentlemen is a powerful striker of the ball, off 10 handicap, and came off three of your long par 4’s a broken man – having reached the top of the greens in 2 shots and then walking off with three 6’s!
I cannot finish without commending your kitchen. We had a wonderful two course meal concluded with a great cup of coffee. As a man built for apple crumble and custard, that was the best I have ever tasted (and I was not alone!).
James Crowther - 2016 Woodsome Hall Golf Club Captain
Mrs Jeanne Hudson
The Club is saddened to learn of the death of former Member Mrs Jeanne Hudson who died peacefully in her sleep on Monday 25th June, just two weeks short of her 95th birthday.
She and her husband, John, had been Members of the Club for many years.
The funeral will be at Robin Hood Crematorium, Streetsbrook Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3NL on Monday 16th July at 12 noon and will be followed by a Reception at Olton Golf Club.
The Club extends its deepest sympathy to Jean’s daughter Angie, son Keith, family and friends.
Family flowers only.
Golf Course - Fire Risk
At General Committee last evening, it was unanimously agreed that, in view of the current sustained dry weather, we should BAN SMOKING & NAKED FLAMES on the golf course – until further notice.
I am sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but I hope you will appreciate that much of the course is very dry and very much a tinder box.
I hope I can rely on your support in this matter.
Ladies Club Championships
On Wednesday 27th June, the heat was definitely on when 19 ladies took on the challenge of both 36 holes of golf and the outside temperature, which was hot.
All ladies completed the challenge and all deserve a medal for doing so ..but only one winner is allowed on the day.
Our Ladies Club Champion for 2018 is Liz Smith with a terrific result, a gross score of 173, following in second place was Chrissie Kennedy with 178.
Our Nett winner was Maggie King with a net score of 136.
Maggie, now with her handicap cut, becomes a silver division player. Our congratulations to all our winners on the day, and Susan McKenna and Maggie King for "2"s and Sarah Read and Liz Jarvie shared having the best back nine holes.
My thanks to all involved in the organisation of the event and to our catering and bar teams, who ensured we were well fed and watered in our very speedy turn round at lunch time.