With the sun baking down on us on Sunday July 8th, 30 MGALS (Midlands Golfer Amateur Ladies Society) took to the Aylesford course at Marriott Forest of Arden in support of their ladies section and to raise money for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.

A welcome of coffee and delicious cookies saw us off on to the course with players from all over Staffordshire and Warwickshire. Our academy girls came too from Ladies Love Golf at 3 Hammers  and Ledene Golf Centre, and the course proved to be challenging under the relentless heat.

Despite all of this there were some good scores and Forest of Arden Lady Captain, Debbie Poynton  was victorious with her partner Michelle Graham.

Michelle and Jean Warner, also from FOA won Nearest the pin and Straightest Drive respectively and Bridget Locke from Ingestre GC won longest drive. Thanks go to Druids Heath Golf Club and Nailcote Hall for their fourball prizes, and thank you to Forest of Arden for your hospitality.

Between us we managed to raise £142 for the Hospice, thanks ladies.

At each event MGALS numbers continue to grow and we now have 65 members in our society.

Our next MGALS event will be held at The Bankhouse Hotel and Golf in Worcester on Friday October 19th where we will be pampered on the day by the Temple Spa skin products after our golf competition and a Gala Dinner will follow with optional over night stay.  The cost of the package will be confirmed soon.

 “Thank you so much for today Mandy, it was hot out there but all the ladies did a fabulous job. It was lovely to see so many play in this. Please pass on my thanks to all your MGALS for their support, we also raised some money for the captain’s charities and the feedback from our own ladies was really good.”  Debbie Poynton – Forest of Arden Lady Captain.

If you are a lady golfer reading this and would like to be part of the UK’s fastest growing ladies society – contact me (Mandy Ambert) by emailing ladyeditor@midlandsgolfer.co.uk







Another level – Leamington & County

Leamington and County GC has the experience of over 100 years of golfing tradition combined with a healthy modern attitude to bringing new golfers into the game.

Leamington have undertaken some course developments this year too, a slightly altered layout now exists with a re-route and two changed holes which include a new 18th. A joint editor’s visit was required to check it all out, Mandy and myself chose the hottest day of the year to do it!

Nuneaton GC – 2018 style

The fortunes of Nuneaton Golf Club are doing rather nicely of late, a rate of progress to compare favourably with their famous son. Locally born Andy Sullivan played his golf here from picking up a club at the age of ten. He still lives in the area and during his downtime away from the European Tour is often to be found on the fairways of Nuneaton, still playing money games with old mates.

Dannyal Spalding

Daanyal ready for a big year

MG are pleased to introduce a new young professional to our ranks. We met up with him at Four Ashes Golf Centre near Solihull earlier this month, Mandy chatted to him while we watched him take a few swings, take a look below.