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Another Warwickshire Champion for OGC

It's been a good summer for our golfers and Thursday 3oth July was another great result for Olton. 

At Shirley GC, Joe Macilwraith, our Junior Captain won the Warwickshire Boys Championship with scores of 75 & 70 to finish on 1 under par, winning by 2 shots to Sam Broadhurst who won our Olton Boys Open last week.  Sweet revenge for Joe!

Well done young man!!

Birkett Barker Shield & Presidents Salver

ON a blustery summer day a strong field of Oltons' competitive golfers took the challenge of this notoriuos 36 hole challenge. The morning round proved to be tough with no player beating handicap. The CSS was 72 and even when the the afternoon brightened up only a small number of players came in with red figures with the course playing a CSS of 70.

However, there were a number of players who improved on their morning round but the Honour of the Birkett Barker Shield went to Barney Dowding with nett 72-68-138, losing on a round 2 countback, Ben Wiggins came second with nett 70-68-138 and James Hetherington third, 72-67-139.

The accumulative winner over the Birkett Barker Trophy 36 holes and Birkett Barker Shield 36 holes, the Honour of the Presidents Salver went to James Hetherington with nett scores of 140-139 total 279 over 72 holes. Joint second was George Parker and Ben Wiggins on 281.

Another great day and a superb performance by all competitors.

The Olton Junior Open Championships

Wednesday 22nd July 2015
For the first time we held both the girls’ and boys’ opens on the same day. The girls played 18 holes and the boys 36 holes. There were 8 girls and 35 boys entered, a big improvement on last year. The morning rounds were hit with heavy rain at times but this did not prevent some exceptional scoring in both competitions.

The girls’ gross trophy was won by Lauren Beaman, 15 handicap from Moor Hall GC with 85 gross. The net trophy was won by Ellie Leech from Robin Hood, 18 handicap net 71. Emily Hug from Olton was 3rd with a net 73. 

The Boys Gross Salver was won by Sam Broadhurst from Atherton with rounds of 66 and 71, 137. Joe Macilwraith from Olton was 3rd with rounds of 67 and 75.

The Boys’ net Trophy was won by Olton’s Jon Chapman with net rounds of 66 and 63, 129 with a handicap of 14 now reduced to 9. Olton's Sam Bissell was second on count-back from Alex Ford from Robin Hood with 135. 

The Olton boys won 7 of the 12 prizes on offer

Olton Junior Presidents Trophy

The Junior Presidents Trophy was contested amongst the OGC junior field and it was the Junior Captain Joe Macilwraith who won with a steady round in good conditions. James Bowen was runner up.

Olton AmAm 2015

On Saturday, 18th July 2015 the sun shone all day long! A pleasing change from 2014!

The green staff had presented teh course in magnificent splendour and it played equally as well. The pins were placed in challenging positions but they made it more enjoyable to play. The bar staff, catering and all the volunteers worked relentlessly throughout the day.

What a day!! A big thank you goes out to all that took part and supported teh event.

The real winners of the day were the members but the prizes were awarded as follows;

First Prize: 
A round at Kilmarnock Brassie GC, stopover at the Gailes Hotel, Irvine then two rounds at Royal Troon Portland and Championship Course.
Winners: The Pellians (87 points) - Mike Pell, Liam Phipps, Ryan Hinsley, Rob Farley

Second Prize: 
PING G30 Drivers
Winners: The Multiple FOREgasms (80 points) - Rob Lakin-Hall, George Parker, Jamie May, Jake Scott

Third Prize: 
ECCO Biom Golf Shoes
Winners: Who Need Men? (77 points) - Bev Belcher, Del Lakin-Hall, Jane Fitzpatrick, Claire Howells

Fourth Prize: 
PING Glide Wedges
Winners: G K K (77 points) - George Kennedy, David Fisher, Geoff Bowden, Steve Jinks

Fifth Prize: 
MotoCaddy cart Bags
Winners: The Muffins (76 points) - Nick Walters, Moray Hulme, Ian Major, Guy Roberts

Sixth Prize: 
Oscar Jacobsen Golf Chirts
Winners: Hill Street (76 points) - Michael King, Westley Butterworth, Sean King, Michael McRory

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