News and results
The weather in 2013 was mainly kind with our golf more enjoyable than successful. Nearly all matches were, however, very close affairs.
We lost in the first round of the Halford Hewitt but only lost 2-1 to Stonyhurst in the Cyril Gray. The includsion of newly qualified Tim Pickering and Tim Ireland strengthened our Cyril Gray team and mention should be made of Simon Coghlan and Tim Ireland who won their match way out in the country.
The outstanding round of the year was Gary Meads' gross 72 (net 67) to win the Buckley Salver at Blackwell.
Frank Scouse retires as President in the spring with Mike Seabrook nominated as his successor. Your committee hopes to arrange a one-off President's Day at Tadmarton Heath in April/May to mark the change-over.
An enjoyable golf day at Sutton Coldfield was sponsored by Sheila Clemson in memory of the society's treasurer Ian Clemson.
There are opportunities to represent the society in tournaments and matches. For further information contact Martin Wilkes, Secretary on tel: 0121 666 6228 (work) or email: MartinWilkes@Christine-Lee.co.uk.
29-31 March, Halford Hewitt, Deal (Scratch Foursomes Match Play)
Round 1: Lost 5-0 v Greshams
Plate Round 1: Lost 3-0 v Rossall
3 May, Spring Meeting, Sandwell
Old Edwardians Trophy (best net), Duncan Glover 74 net
The Golfer (best gross), Jeremy Clifford 75 gross
Best Stableford, Simon Smart 30 points
11 May, Grafton Morrish, Olton (Scratch Foursomes Stableford)
OE team unplaced
26 June, MK Foster, Little Aston (Handicap Foursomes Stableford)
OE team unplaced
27-28 June, Cyril Gray, Worplesdon (Over 50s Foursomes Match Play)
Round 1: Lost 2-1 v Stonyhurst
Plate round 1: Lost 3-0 v Kings Canterbury
8 July, Three way match v school and staff, Edgbaston
15 July, Match v Old Silhillians, Olton
24 July, Match v Old Bromsgrovians, Blackwell
13 August, Match v Old Veseyans, Harborne
Lost 3 1/2 - 2 1/2
11 October, Autumn Meeting, Blackwell
The Golfer, Gary Meads 72 gross (67 net)
Best Stableford, Tim Ireland