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Calling all daughters & granddaughters!

Do you have a daughter or granddaughter interested in giving golf a try?

Girls Golf Rocks returns for a second 6-week coaching course with PGA Professional Connor Thomas on Friday 22nd July between 6pm - 7pm, the programme is a great opportunity for girls aged between 5-18 to learn the game in a fun and friendly environment.

Each week a different topic will be covered giving the girls a full feel for the game with the course working on a 'green to tee' format, the final session of the programme will be carried out on the golf course - this will be a great chance for the girls to put into practice what they have learnt during the programme. 

  • No experience is needed
  • Clubs and balls will be provided during the sessions
  • Girls Golf Rocks goody bag included (consisting of a polo shirt & water bottle) 
  • Fun & games guaranteed! 

There are limited spaces so get your daughter/granddaughter signed up today! 

To book your daughter/granddaughter's place for session one on Friday 22nd July, please click onto the link below:

https://girlsgolfrocks.played.co/venues/olton-golf-club/courses/37ab77d8-8701-4afb-8404-ef719a656fb8 

If you'd like to find out more information, please contact Connor on: connorft3@gmail.com 

Ladies Beginner Group Lessons April - June 2022

From 26th April our PGA Assistant Professional Rob will be holding a six week beginner course for ladies. 

Please click here for further information or see attached photo.

Annual Prize Winners for Ladies 2020/21 Season

 Congratulations to the winners of the Ladies 2020/21 Season.

Competition Winner 
Club Championship    Christina Kennedy
Club Championship Nett         Lucy Rigg
Club Trophy Silver             Lucy Rigg
Club Trophy Bronze                           Linda Maginnis
Club Trophy 18 hole (Liz Pattinson)            Tess Turner
EG Medal                  Annette Bucknall
Senior Medal          Maxine Doyle
Salver Final Silver           Liz Smith
Salver Final Bronze        Sylvia Walker
Stableford Final Silver           Mary O’Neil
Stableford Final Bronze          Jan Innes
Lady President’s Trophy Silver        Jane  Frith
Lady Presidents Trophy Bronze       Jan Innes
Beaudesert Spoons  Winner       Liz Smith
Vets 50+                                Heather Miller
Vets 50+ Best Gross             Karen Hearn
60+ Trophy                            Debbie Cox
70+ Trophy                          Liz Jarvie
Grandmothers Trophy    Annette Bucknall
Queen Elizabeth II Committee Trophy   Debbie Forbes
Winter Singles KO (Marsh Powell Bowl)              Linda Maginnis
Summer Singles KO (Committee Bowl)                Debbie Forbes
Higher Handicaps KO  Trophy                              Julie Houghton
Daily Mail Foursomes                                      Hilary Dixon & Debbie Forbes
Breast Cancer Now Brooch                            Maxine Doyle
Charles Heeley Silver                                     Ruth Hall
Charles Heeley Bronze                                   Claire Beardmore
Australian Spoons                                      Ray Davies & Pauline Fish
Ping 4BBB                                 Hilary Dixon & Lucy Rigg
Mixed Foursomes Summer KO                Lynn Buxcey & Nigel Bain
Centenary Salver                                        Heather Miller & Peter Hawkins
Family Foursomes                                      Pamela & Laurence Hurley
Early Birds                                 Debbie Forbes 
The Anne Murray Bowl Wendy McIntyre

Seniors 2021 Xmas Lunch & Bill Danter Trophy

Tony Sumpter presents cheque to Olivia Guglia of Acorns

Thursday 2nd December saw an initial group of 44 players booked to take part only for the weather in intervene with frost. Eventually the competition got underway with a curtailed 9-hole pair Stableford which was won by Bruce Wilson and partner John Jarvie. Congratulations to them both.

Top place teams were:

  • Bill Danter Trophy Winners 22pts Bruce Wilson & John Jarvie
  • Runners up Bhinda Jheeta & Jim Wild 22pts
  • 3rd place Lalit Patel & John Standley 21pts
  • 4th place Dick Birkin & Bob Standley 21 pts
  • 5th place John O'Sullivan & Peter Siddall 20 pts
  • 6th place George Mitchell & Mike Symons 20 pts

Lunch followed, with a great turn out of 88 players & guests followed by the presentation of prizes and a special presentation to Olivia Guglia of Acorns with a cheque for  £2823 Pictured is Olivia with Tony Sumpter, raffle ticket seller extraordinaire  

Special guest for lunch was Pat Coleman, who served the Seniors at Olton Golf Club for over 20 years. The Club, particularly the Seniors wish Pat Coleman a very Happy Retirement.

Warwickshire Cup win for OGC!

The article and pictures attached are from the Warwickshire Golf website:

"The 2020 Warwickshire Cup Final was at long last played at The Warwickshire Golf Club on Saturday 6th November 2021. The event which had been outstanding since March 2020 due to Covid 19, saw Olton Golf Club record their second win in the competition at the expense of Harborne Golf Club by two matches to one. The match consists of three foursomes matches played off scratch with the winning team being the first to two points. 

The matches set off on a cool but dry morning and whilst the sun made an appearance during the day the players were most grateful that any wet weather stayed away. The course was very soft and receptive for shots to the green but putting was not straightforward on the large surfaces. For most of the early holes the Olton players were in charge and by the start of the back nine holes they were more than one hole ahead in all three matches. The opening match saw Sam Easterbrook and Mike Pell representing Olton play against Lee Podmore and Adam Humphreys from Harborne. The Olton pair who were two holes up at the turn, found themselves one down after the fourteenth hole and after winning the sixteenth hole to square the match, and with the then halving of the seventeenth hole, the game went to the last tee all square. The eighteenth hole on the Earls course is a par 5 and Olton had a putt of some ten feet for a birdie four however Adam holed his putt from the front edge of the green, a putt of some twenty feet, for an eagle three and a one hole win. One match to Harborne.

Match three saw Rob Tovey, the Olton Captain, and his partner Luke Allen up against Nick Clifford and Ian Conway for Harborne. The match followed a similar pattern to the opening game in that Olton were two up at the turn. However this time Harborne were unable to stage a recovery over the back nine and ultimately lost the match four and two.

One match each.

The second match saw Olton's Ryan Hinsley, runner up in last week's Champion of Champions event at The Forest of Arden and his partner Tom Shiels playing against the Harborne pair of Captain Steven Keay and Will Turner. Despite a three hole lead after twelve holes the Olton pair were unable to prevent a Harborne fightback and the match arrived at the eighteenth hole all square. Both pairs had the opportunity to win the hole and match with a birdie four however neither of their putts was successful and the match went into sudden death extra holes. With now quite a sizeable crowd made up of the players from the completed matches, supporters from both teams and their caddies all following the outstanding match it became clear that one shot either way could decide the outcome of the whole event. The first hole is a daunting par four of some four hundred and twenty yards and after two shots from both teams Harborne's golf ball was still not on the green. A chip shot was played to some ten feet away, but with Olton already on the green in two the latter looked favourites to win. However their first putt came up a couple of feet short of the hole and after the Harborne putt for their par four was missed, Olton had their par putt to win. Most of us who have played golf through the winter months know that no putt is ever easy this time of year when the greens are soft and the ball very often has a mind of it's own. That was the case here as the Olton ball dived to the right and the match went on to the twentieth hole. The next hole is a par three and both teams came up short on the hole which plays nearly two hundred yards. Both chip shots left the putters work to do to make their par three and when both were missed the match went on to the twenty first hole at the Warwickshire, a par four of three hundred and seventy six yards. Both teams found the fairway with their tee shots and played their approach shots to the green. Olton played first and came up just short of the putting surface while Harborne found the green in two. The first putt from Olton was a marvellous effort and finished a couple of feet from the hole. Harborne's first putt came up short and left them to putt again before Olton. The putt from Harborne was missed and this left Olton's Tom a chance to win. This time he holed the putt for a par four and Olton had their prize by two matches to one.

Congratulations to Olton. Their victory gives them a second win after their triumph in 2017. Commiserations to Harborne.

My thanks to Patrick Ferguson, General Manager at The Warwickshire for presenting the trophy and for their continued support of the competition and also to the bar and catering staff for looking after everyone on the day.

Thanks also to the caddies and supporters of both teams who helped to make the day so enjoyable.

 

Mark Reynolds
President Warwickshire Golf"

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