Throughout the winter months, your Scratch Team has been representing Olton in the Warwickshire Cup, a foursomes competition consisting of 3 pairs on a knockout basis.
On Sunday, the team played in the semi-final away at Coventry Hearsall Golf Club in some very testing weather conditions. A very strong performance from all 3 Olton pairs saw the team win 2.5 points to half a point. (Joe Macilwraith & Ryan Hinsley won 2&1; Rob Tovey & Luke Allen won 5&4 and Mike Pell & Tom Shiels halved). Full details of the event are available at https://www.warwickshiregolf.com/wugc_warwickshire_cup . You can also have a look at the photos from the last time Olton won the Cup back in 2017!
This year’s final is due to be played on Saturday 28th March, which unfortunately clashes with the Toffs & Tuffs club competition.
The Scratch Team would again like to thank Rob Lakin-Hall and Elite Windows for their continued sponsorship of the team shirts; if any members are looking for new windows and doors then please do give Rob at Elite Windows a call. If any other member or their company would like to be associated with possibly the best amateur Scratch Golf Team in the Midlands then please contact Rob or Paul Tovey for a chat regarding other sponsorship opportunities.
The team would also like wish Liam Phipps all the best for the future. Liam decided to turn to the professional side of our sport earlier this month.
Paul and Rob Tovey
Scratch Team Captains