Seniors Open AM AM May 11th 2021
Seniors Open AM-AM
May 11, 2021
Thanks to all competitors who took part in the AM-AM yesterday. Despite the fierce weather that caused play to be suspended around mid-day, we hope everyone enjoyed the course, the catering, and had a good day. The weather certainly threw up challenges to many of the teams, and not least to the catering and bar staff, who could be seen ferrying bacon rolls back and forth to the tent under their umbrellas.
You will be pleased to know that you helped to raise on the day for the Acorns Children Charity, the impressive some of £605.
The results can be seen by clicking This Link
Congratulations to the winners who are listed below:
- 1st 86 Points, Jeff Ball, Maurice Candlin, Mark Atkins and Martyn Garbett, from Ombersley G C, 4 x £100
- 2nd 85 Pts, Stephen Hadley, Kevin Wilson, Brian Ashman and Tim Chubb, from Moor Hall G C C, 4 x £70
- 3rd 83 Pts. (better back 9) Michael Rossborough, Kevan Witts, Steve Pendleton from Kenilworth G C and Jonathon Rose from Feldon Valley G C, 4 x £40
- 4th 83 Pts Alec Christie, J Clay, A Willetts, and David Little, from Enville G C, 4 x £25.
Prizes are in the form of vouchers for the Professional shop here, and need to be reimbursed by June 18, as our Pro, Charles Haynes, will be moving to pastures new at the end of June.
Thanks again to all competitors and we hope to see many of you next year.
Seniors Open Organisers
May 12, 2021.
Ladies Spring Invitation - Friday, 23rd April 2021
On a glorious Spring day that we 'shared' with St George and the Bard, the 2021 Olton Ladies Spring Invitation saw 28 teams, with visitors from 14 different golf clubs, competing, a fabulous turnout. Although this year's event took on a slightly different format due to compliance with the COVID-19 requirements, we had a super day and it was lovely to see a bit of 'normality' returning to our golfing lives, particularly after last year's event had to be cancelled due to the 'Lockdown'. The excellent weather meant everyone was able to enjoy sitting on the patio both before and after their rounds taking refreshments. The course presented beautifully and all credit goes to Mark Smith and his team for providing us with both a picturesque and challenging course, boy some of those pin positions ...! The results were really close with many of the final positions going to countback, with the final 'prize winning' results being as follows:
1st Prize - Pauline Fish and Sue Busz from Moseley with 40 points
2nd Prize - Faith Walker and Pam Corbett from Ladbrook Park with 38 points (on countback)
3rd Prize - Jeannie Morrison and Brenda Harris from Ladbrook Park with 38 points
4th Prize - Debbie Forbes and Kathleen Culverwell from Stratford with 37 points (on countback)
5th Prize - Dianne Corless and Sandy Dallas from Walsall with 37 points
Best Front 9 - Christina Kennedy and Glenda Loram from Maxstoke Park (on countback)
Best Back 9 - Linda Maginnis and Margaret Taylor from Shirley (on countback)
Please click here for full list of results.
And finally to quote the Bard himself regarding our event ... "All's well that ends well" ... and I think we can truly say our event ended well. We look forward to our visitors returning for next year's Spring Invitation and to the forthcoming Ladies 3-Ball Alliance and Opens this Summer at OGC.
Helen Best and Elizabeth Smith
Ladies Spring Invitation Organisers
Wednesday, 16th December – Ladies’ Christmas Fun Competition
Wednesday saw an incredible 32 intrepid ladies play in the Christmas Waltz. They proved once again that Olton Girls Can as they braved the rain, cold and mud to battle their way around 9 holes and thank goodness it was only nine holes, not 14 nor 18!
Unfortunately, we could not have our traditional Christmas lunch but instead at the Half way house we were greeted by our Snowman or Snowlady President Jeannie, and Santa Debbie who served us with succulent turkey rolls that had been expertly prepared by Will and Jana. It was the thought of those rolls that kept us going! We began the morning with Christmas music and viewed the decorations and left clutching a goodie bag! What a day to remember.
Now to the winners ……. That’s easy – the winners were all those ladies who took part and helped to make this such a memorable competition.
In second place was the team of Mary O’Neil, Sylvia Walker and Claire Beardmore with 33 points.
And in first place with an incredible score of 37 points were Susan Mckenna, Faith Walker and Ray Davies. Congratulations to you all and especially to Faith as this was her first ever Christmas competition!
16th December, 2020
Warwickshire Union of Golf Clubs Annual Report
The Club is delighted to see three talented Members of Olton Golf Club featuring on the front cover of this year's Annual Report
Featured are Michael Pell, Joe Macilwraith & Liam Phipps. The three players were Amateur Team Champions for 2019 with Joe, Singles Champion for the same year.
Chick Trot 2020
On a damp and dreary Sunday morning in early December , 28 hardy ladies gamely turned out to play in our annual Chick Trot. Unfortunately any post golf celebrations had to be cancelled and put on hold until next year .
In extremely difficult conditions, both underfoot and weather wise , there were some very good scores.
In first place with 36 points, our worthy winners were Maggie King and Alison Isaacs followed just behind in 2nd place with 35 points, with a better back 9 , Wendy McIntyre and Helen Baker .
Many thanks to all those that took part and for all those inventive Christmas outfits and everyone’s looking forward to next year’s competition