Coming soon – this autumn or spring 2019 – MG will be bringing the rivalry and tension of football supporting on to the golf course as we’re opening up Stonebridge GC for an event probably never seen before.
We’re looking for fans of 18 Midlands based football clubs to get together a fourball to compete against their traditional football rivals from the region in a loosely based stableford competition with more than a few quirks. Eventually we’ll crown a champion club, plus other team and individual winners too. All 18 tees on the Blythe and Hampton courses will be bedecked in one team’s colours as every football club will have a ‘home’ tee. Plus we’ll introduce something directly involving each club’s traditional local rival as well to increase the rivalry factor even further. There will be many other quirks and mini competitions held on the day too – this will be far from a normal golfing competition.
The basic details are as follows:
Registration – Bridge Suite plus Bacon Rolls/Coffee/Tea on arrival at 9.30 am
Shotgun start Blythe/Hampton courses 11 am
Late afternoon two course dinner
Cost – £33 per player
We are looking for golfers to represent the following football clubs:
WBA – Wolves – Aston Villa – Birmingham City – Notts Forest – Notts County – Derby County – Burton – Leicester City – Coventry City – Shrewsbury Town – Walsall – Kidderminster Harriers – Northampton Town – Mansfield – Chesterfield – Stoke City – Port Vale
If you are a fan of one of these clubs or a society with strong allegiances to one of the above, we want to hear from you.
Dress code – All players are encouraged to wear football club polo shirts and also bring scarves, hats, pennants, flags etc to decorate their home tees.
Main prize – a fourball trip to Ireland courtesy of Club Choice Ireland
Further details to come but we’re taking applications to play in this event now. Please fill in the expression of interest form below and we’ll get back to you with confirmation of entry in due course.