Harborne's talented teenager Felicity Johnson is the firm favourite to retain the prestigious Bridget Jackson Bowl at Handsworth Golf Club today.
Johnson equalled the course record of 65 last year in the 36-hole scratch event en route to the trophy with a score of 137.
The 18-year-old, who is the new English Ladies' champion, is expected to dominate the competition once again against a strong field of 49 other players.
The tournament, now in its 24th year, has attracted an impressive line-up including former Curtis Cup players Claire Dowling and Vivien Saunders, reigning Warwickshire champion Tracy Atkin, and Katrina Holford.
But most attention at the 5,631- yard par- 72 course will be centred on Johnson, as organiser Bridget Jackson explained.
Jackson, aged 68, said: "There are some fairly good players in the field, including Felicity who is the favourite.
"She has played particularly well since she won the English Championship in May at Burnham and Berrow GC and she also knows Handsworth well as she showed last year.
"I've been assured the greens will be quick and it should be a good day. I'm pleased with the support the event gets from a fair number of top golfers."
Jackson, who was awarded an MBE in 2003 for her outstanding contribution to ladies' golf, has been heavily involved in ladies' golf since retiring from a successful amateur career.
In her pomp, Birmingham-born Jackson was off plus two and played three times in the Curtis Cup for Great Britain against America.
But over the years Jackson, who is a member at Edgbaston, has given more and more time to administrative roles in the game.
She was chairman of the English Ladies Golf Association (ELGA) in 1970 and 1971 and president from 1993-95, before taking up the same role at the Ladies' Golf Union in St Andrews.