On Monday 14th September, Olton hosted the TP Tour. A development tour for aspiring tournament professional golfers. The weather was perfect and the course beautifully presented by Mark and his team. We had three players representing Olton in the field of fifty seven. Liam Phipps, assistant professional Rob Killarney and making his first appearance as a professional Joe Macilwraith. Liam like many others in the field had problems on the greens which at 8.00 in the morning were running at 12.5 on the stimp meter this reading surely increased as the heat dried them out further as the day went on. He had to settle for a 75. Rob after a good run of form was feeling confident but at two over par at the turn tried to push too hard to recover the dropped shots and pulled his tee shot out of bounds at the tenth. Pars around to the 16th were followed by a birdie at seventeen. An unlucky bogey at the last meant a four over par 74. Joe was in the first group out at 8.30 and admitted to being nervous. This was obvious as he bogeyed the first and second a further bogey at nine meant he was out in three over par, the chance of making a cheque in his first event looked doubtful. A solid par at ten was then followed by four birdies in succession. Unfortunately, no others, despite good chances at the last four holes were taken. The result a one under par 69 and an eventual tie for ninth. £175 prize money will not be the largest cheque he will receive but it is one he will certainly remember. Olton Bowl winner Sam Broadhurst also making his debut as a pro tied for second on three under par one shot behind Newport’s Jack Davidson who fired an excellent 66.
OGC's Assistant Professional Rob Killarney
OGC Junior Sam Easterbrook qualifies for the Faldo Series final in Abu Dhabi
The Faldo series is a world-wide tournament to find the best young players for the future, with rounds in many different countries culminating in the final in Abu Dhabi. The North of England round was for categories under 21,18 and 16 years of age with 97 players starting on the day.
Recently joined 15 year old junior member, Sam Easterbrook, recovered from a 4 over par 76 first round, to equal the best of the day score 68 from all ages to take the under 16s group prize and qualify for the Grand finale.
Well done Sam
Pictured is Sam holding the Olton Cup with Captain John Hall, following his victory in the 36 hole Nett Competition
Olton Golf Club Cup & Bowl Monday 31st August 2020
The Olton Cup saw our youngest ever winner, Sam Easterbrook, with a winning score of 137 Net.
The Olton Bowl witnessed a tie between Sam Broadhurst (Atherstone Golf Club) & Joe Macilwraith Olton Golf Club with score of 134 gross 6 under par. The eventual winner after a 3 hole play off was Sam Broadhurst.
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The course was presented to its usual high standard and our gratefull thanks to all who took part
Honorary Match Secretary
Olton Golf Club - Championship - Saturday 22nd August
Saturday saw 68 participants playing in this year's Club Championship over 36 holes. The field split into 3 divisions saw some excellent golf despite some difficult windy conditions. Captain Elect Peter Dixon was on hand to announce the winners and present the Cup
- Overall winner and new Club Champion with two rounds of 68 for a total of 136 was Joe Macilwraith. Runner up was Luke Allen with a total of 141
- Division 6 to 9 winner was new member James McMahon
- Division 10 to 15 winner was Keith Berttschin
Congratulations to all for another great OGC day