Midlands Meeting at Edgbaston Golf Club on Thursday 28 April 2022

On an overcast and quite chilly afternoon 9 OSGS members gathered for a round a golf at Edgbaston Golf Club. This parkland course is set in the heart of Birmingham with views of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Old Joe, the tall imposing clocktower, in the centre of the University of Birmingham Campus.

The first trio were led out by our current OSGS President, Will Painter, with Anthony Smith, our Past President and Mark Ferguson, a former Halford Hewitt team player. They enjoyed the course but found the greens tricky.

The next trio was hosted by James Onions, our host for the day, with Tim Dakin, making the trip down from Derbyshire and the Hon Sec. The three of them had a competitive match.

The last trio was make up of Will Brinkman, another location Edgbaston member with Cennydd Bowles up from London combining some business in Birmingham and Neil Smith coming over from Nottinham. They too enjoyed the course.

Winners were as follows:

Nearest the Pin on 7th – Will Brinkman

Nearest the Pin in 2 on 11th – Willl Painter

Longest Drive on 15th  – Mark Ferguson

The Stableford Results were as follows:

4th Place with 34 Points – Neil Smith

3rd Place with 35 Points – Mark Ferguson

2nd Place with 36 Points – Tim Dakin

The Winner with 38 Points – James Onions

Prizes for 2s were awarded to James Onions, Mark Ferguson, Neil Smith and Charles Hill.

The photo below shows the players on the terrace enjoying drinks post our golf L to R Tim Dakin, Mark Ferguson, Cennydd Bowles, Charles Hill, Neil Smith, Anthony Smith, Will Brinkman and Will Painter.

Many thanks to James Onions for helping to organise and host us at Edgbaston and Will Brinkman for signing in people too.

We hope to repeat this meeting next year. Three of us stayed on for the Midlands OS Dinner in the clubhouse later in the evening which was a great success.

Charles Hill, Hon Sec