Ladies Charity AmAm 28 August 2019
On Wednesday 28th August early on a sun tinged morning 92 golfers met to take part in the Charity AMAM in aid of Marie Curie Solihull.
After a healthy breakfast, bacon buttie and coffee, the jolly ambiance in the club house set the scene for the rest of the day.
As we golfers did our best, tackling the swift greens on our fabulous course we were rewarded for our efforts with cakes, all made by our ladies, and liquid refreshment at the half way house.
On finishing our round, we found the Heaton Lounge looking spectacular, prepared for lunch dressed in the yellow and blue of Marie Curie, the prize table overloaded with golf and raffle prizes and some exceptionally good items for auction all enhanced by beautiful floral arrangements.
Thanks must go to Lady President Sylvia for her choice of charity on behalf of the ladies and for her flowers. To Lady Captain Christina and Lady President Elect Jeannie for their dedication organisation and enthusiasm who, with their team of helpers on the day, made this a very special event.
Our thanks also to our Pro shop, caterers, and bar staff and to all our sponsors who donated/were persuaded to provide our prizes and to Mr Frank Carter who always manages to squeeze every last penny form our purses and pockets for the Charity.
We may have gone home from the event poorer in pennies but richer in friendships made and renewed after such a great day.
Marie Curie will receive a cheque for £5,311.28 (and still counting).
Olton Cup & Bowl
A glorious day at Olton, the sun was shining brightly and The Course was in magnificent condition, with many favourable comments from Members & Guests alike. The Greens in particular were very special on the day enjoyed by all that played. Comments like 'these are the best greens I've ever played on were not uncommon'
Well done to Mark and his Team for presenting the Course in such good order.
The Olton Cup - Net Competition
Was won by James Bowen playing off 5 ( now 3.9) with two fabulous rounds of Golf. Net 67 & 68 giving a combined score of 135.
2nd Joe Macilwraith 136
3rd Steve Large (Coventry) 139
4th George Taylor 140
5th Stephem Wilkes 140
The Olton Bowl - Gross Competition
Was won by Joe Macilwraith playing off plus 3, now plus 4, with two truly awesome rounds of Golf. 65 & 65, beating the field by a clear 11 shots. It was the best combined score (130) in the Competitions history. To equal the The New Course record back to back is some achievement.
Joe retains the Bowl, and has now won it 3 times in the last 4 years.
Well done Joe
2nd Michael Pell 141
3rd Nick Brooker 142
4th James Bowen 145
5th George Taylor 146
For full results & further pictures click on main picture
Joe becomes Midland Open Champion
Joe becomes Midland Open Champion.
After the disappointment of missing the cut at the Welsh Open Joe bounced back brilliantly to take the Midland Open Amateur strokeplay championship. His four round total of 279 three under par took the title by 4 shots. The Championship began with all players playing a round at both Northants County and Northampton Golf Club with 40 players advancing to play the last two rounds at Northants County. Joe started with a level par 70 at NC and followed this with a brilliant 5 under par 67 at N. Giving him a 2 shot lead to take into the final 2 rounds at NC. The putter went cold in the third round resulting in a 3 over 73 leaving Joe a shot behind playing partner Leon Leaney of Woodhall Spa but a very solid 1 under 69 gave Joe the title.
Bob's Hole in One
Captain's Away Day
The other highlight of the day was Bob Gay scoring a hole in one on the 177yd 7th – Bob nobly bought everyone a drink!
Well done Bob