David Bagshaw 1942 - 2013
It is with great regret that the Club has announced the death of David Bagshaw after a short illness.
Dave began his long association with Stanton-on-the-Wolds on 2nd January 1960 as a young lad and new apprentice to the Head Greenkeeper of the time. Later General Committee Minutes describe the progress of the "new boy" as being "very satisfactory so far" - a pointer to the name Bagshaw becoming synonymous with Stanton, fertiliser and fun.
Clearly the young Bagshaw survived the turnaround of Green staff in the 60s and 70s and continued to thrive under the reign of Walter Woods, appointed head Greenkeeper in 1968. When Walter left Stanton in 1973 to take up a post at St Andrews, David was appointed Green Superintendent, a post he held for over 30 years. There is a delightful sentence in the Stanton Centenary Book: "Indeed the Superintendent's Reports from "Baggers" to the Green Committee continue to this day to be a triumph of understatement, wit and total obscurity to the uninitiated"
The continued references in Committee Minutes to the satisfactory condition of the course are a fine testament to his unwavering commitment to Stanton which was duly recognised when David eventually retired in 2007 by the awarding of a thoroughly deserved Honorary Life Membership.
David's sense of mischievous fun was always apparent. A Senior Member, who probably knew him better than most, describes several occasions when David would turn up on the first tee, laces undone, and with a twinkle in his eye demand the honour of the Tee in view of his status! His talents were in abundance - he had a fine singing voice and was a specialist in general knowledge trivia - enabling him to make outstanding contributions to the Christmas Entertainment shows and Club Quiz Nights. His mock boxing match with Arthur Wellsted ranks as one of the best ever sketches.
David always maintained that if he could putt "even half decent" he would be a scratch player. On saying goodbye after visiting the bar he would always say 'Come on the Pies' because of course he was a Notts County football fan. As he looked after some Members' lawns he was jokingly known as 'Brown Thumb'. He will be sadly missed by everyone.
On behalf of the entire Membership, the Club sends sincere condolences to all his family.
Funeral service to be held at 2:45pm on Monday 20th January 2014 at St Margaret Clitherow, Keyworth Catholic Church followed by a committal service at Wilford Hill Crematorium at 3:40pm. Family flowers only please but if desired donations made payable to Framework may be sent to The Co-operative Funeral, 85 Wolds Drive, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5FT. Telephone: 0115 937 4437.
Wing Commander James (Jim) Flint DFC. GM. DFM. AE. RAF Rtd
The death has been announced of Wing Commander James (Jim) Flint DFC. GM. DFM. AE. RAF Rtd., Vice President of 50 and 61 Squadrons Association and Commanding Officer of 50 Squadron 1944-45, who passed away on December 16th 2013.
Jim was born on 24th May 1913, Empire Day and Joined the RAF in 1938. His reason for volunteering was the offer of pilot training by the RAF and the King's shilling. His initial pilot training was on Majestics at the Tollerton flying club. From there it was to the London area for training on Tiger Moths.
In January 1941 he joined 49 squadron at Waddington as a sergeant pilot for his 1st tour of operations flying Hampden bombers.
Jim was the oldest and most decorated surviving RAF war veteran and Bomber Command pilot. He flew 56 missions during the Second World War and as well as the DSO and DFM, he won the George Medal for rescuing his wounded navigator from the wreckage of their rapidly sinking Hampden bomber.
In his youth, Jim was an excellent sportsman, cricket being one of his passions. He played for Nottingham Harrington and in representative matches between the north and south of Nottingham. He was good enough to play against the international XI of the cricket-mad philanthropist Sir Julien Cahn, good enough to take ten wickets in an innings more than once.
After the interruption of war service, Jim's career in accountancy and management continued with the sports goods firm Redmayne & Todd and, his football and cricketing days over, he took up golf.
He played off a seven handicap at Stanton-on-the-Wolds and also hit many a fine shot at Hollinwell. His teacher was the Ryder Cup player Brian Waites and Jim recalls that Brian told him after looking at his old kit 'Your clubs are looking a bit tired!'
A former President of the Club recalls that Jim was one of the three Stanton players who won the Guardian Journal Trophy in around 1953, along with George Thomson and Charlie Jackson Jacks who played off Scratch and 2 respectively. Jim was the ringer off about 12 handicap at the time. The final was played at Woodhall Spa.
Jim Flint had been a ceaseless supporter of RAF events since the end of WWII, turning out in all weathers. Recently he visited the memorial to the wartime crew whose bomber crashed near Farnsfield and he attended the unveiling of the new memorial in London to the 55,573 personnel of RAF Bomber Command who lost their lives during the Second World War. Many were dear friends.
Jim, the Club's first centurion, was an outstanding member of the "Get on with it" generation who were so modest about their achievements. His passing is a sad loss to all of us. On behalf of the Membership, especially those who were priviledged to know him, the Club offers condolences to Jim's family.
The funeral has been arranged for 11.30 am on January 10th at the Church of the Holy Rood, Village Street, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4AB.
Junior Open Report - 2013
On Wednesday the 28th August, Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club hosted their 7th Junior Open.
There were 38 entries this year - slightly down from last year.
22 different Clubs from Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas were represented - the furthest afield being Aberdovey, nestling on the north side of the Dyfi estuary in mid Wales.
The weather remained fine throughout the day and the course was in superb condition which was reflected in the excellent scoring.
Stanton’s Junior Open and Hamilton Cup was won by Katie Robertson from Southwell Golf Club with a brilliant 62 nett off 33 handicap - one of the best scores ever returned in the Stanton Junior Open!
The Boys' and Girls' scratch winners (best gross score) also qualified for the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship - further details and current positions can be found on their web site.
|Daily Telegraph Qualifier
|Esme Hamilton||Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC||77|
|Daily Telegraph Qualifier
(Boys) and Best Gross
|Jake Benson||Beeston Fields GC||69|
|1st Prize - Girls||Esme Hamilton||Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC||77||6||71|
|2nd Prize - Girls||Amy Whelan||Beeston Fields GC||94||20||74|
|1st Prize - Boys||Eric Tuttey||Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC||77||8||69|
|2nd Prize - Boys||Tom Dean||The Nottinghamshire||77||8||69|
|3rd Prize - Boys||Jason Moore||Notts GC||79||9||70|
|C.S.S. : Boys 71 Girls 72|
The full results are available for downloading.
Overall the day was a great success and Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club would like to congratulate all the competitors on their performances and wish them all the best for the remainder of the golfing season.
We hope to see you all again next year
Charity Open 2013
The Charity Open took place at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club on
Sunday 18th August 2013.
44 couples took part in a shotgun start, 4-ball better-ball Stableford event
to support the Captains' Charity - The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
The winners were John Draycott from Nottingham City and Rob Walker from Rufford Park with a score of 42 points.
Congratulations to all the prize winners and thanks to everyone who supported this worthy cause - over £2000 was raised.
We hope to see you all again next year.
More pictures of the event may be viewed in the Club Gallery.
Henry Walton wins NAPGA Pros Order of Merit
SWGC Assistant Professional Henry Walton has won the 2012 Nottinghamshire Amateur and Professional Golfers Alliance Pros Order of Merit by just over 20 points, winning 3 competitions out of 12.
The 12 events took place from September 2012 to May 2013, and Henry proved to be the most consistent of all the 50 or so Notts Pros who participated.
Henry originally joined SWGC as a Junior in 2003, started his PGA Foundation Degree as an assistant professional at SWGC in 2009 and qualified last year.
He is now concentrating his efforts on establishing himself in the Midlands PGA Professional events as well as giving golf lessons and helping Nick Hernon in the Pro's shop at Stanton.
Henry's progress this year has been very steady - he finished 12th at the Midlands Q School #2 at Henley Golf and Country Club with a 74, and then went on to play in his first Midland Order of Merit tournament "The PTS invitational" at The South Staffordshire Golf Club at the beginning of June.
He made the cut with a creditable two round score of 146, earning prize money in the process.
After 3 events, Henry currently lies in the top 50 of the PGA in England (Midlands) Order of Merit 2013.
His progress at this level will be watched with interest, and his friends and supporters at Stanton wish him the very best for the remainder of the season.
Stanton GC at the Keyworth Show 2013
Our visit to the Keyworth Show was most successful.
The Marquee, supplied by Mike Snaddon, and the Inflatable Golf Net, supplied by Lauren Spray from the Nottingham Golf Partnership, were really eye catching.
The bunting, balloons, banners and posters resulted in a most impressive site. The Keyworth Show Organisers were delighted with the impact we made.
We had 112 participants to our Chipping and Putting Area at 50p a go, but the whole site was buzzing with visitors all day.
The Free Quiz Sheet produced by Simon Raine was a great success.
Enquiries were received from members of the Nottinghamshire, Ruddington Grange, Edwalton, Rushcliffe, Beedles Lake, and Six Hills, and leaflets with Membership details were handed out. Keyworth Residents were expressing interest in both Social and Full Membership.
A Rare Bird at Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC
Veteran Members of Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club were left
scratching their heads after the results of the shotgun start
Dawn Patrol were announced last Saturday.
John Jenkins' name appeared not only amongst the prize winners,
but on the list of 2s scored.
At first glance, nothing particularly amazing about that -
until the realisation that the hole at which the two was obtained,
was shown as Hole 17.
The 17th hole at Stanton is a dogleg 534 yard par 5, so John's feat,
known in golfing parlance as an Albatross, was the main talking point
at the Captain's Bell on Sunday lunchtime.
There were vague recollections of 2s being scored on par 5s at Stanton before,
but as always on these occasions, the anecdotes grew in stature
in direct proportion to the amount of alcohol consumed.
However if anyone has a similar and reliable story to tell,
the Club's Archivists would love to hear from you!
John's round started at the 2nd Hole at 6.00am, and by the time he had
reached the 17th tee he'd already compiled a very satisfying 32 points.
After a very long drive, just short of the cross ditch, John took a rescue club and
hammered his ball over the trees towards the green.
Unsighted, he was unsure exactly where the ball had come to rest,
but after a search round the back of the green he eventually found it
nestling at the base of the cup - an Albatross scored,
and 5 more Stableford points to add to his total.
5 handicap John went on to score a total of 41 points and won the
Dawn Patrol Trophy (a silver cockerel) from the runner-up Shaun Bullin,
by virtue of having a better score on the back nine.
Seniors Open 2013
The annual Seniors Open took place on Wednesday 12th June at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club with 144 Competitors from 35 different Golf Clubs from all over the Midlands taking part.
There were two separate better-ball Stableford competitions based on the combined ages of the pairs.
was won by Stanton GC Members Pete Gauntley and Gren Wills with an excellent score in the breezy conditions of 42 points.
was won by Stuart Goodman (Lingdale) and D Langley (Western Park), again with 42 points.
The winner of the Nearest-the-Pin prize was D O'Doherty (The Nottinghamshire)
and the winner of the Longest Drive prize was Gary Pike (Stanton GC).
The course was in superb condition - all due to the hard work of the Head Greenkeeper and his Staff, and the meal provided as part of the whole package was very well received - congratulations to the Catering Manager and all his Staff.
Thanks are also due to the Stanton Seniors' Section and the Club Office Staff who were responsible for organising and running the competition, and to the Club Professional, Nick Hernon, who provided the golfing prizes.
We trust you enjoyed your day and hopefully look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Full results, including count-backs and a few statistics, can be dowloaded from the Stanton web site.
Coronation Trophy 2013
The annual prestigious Gentlemen’s Foursomes Medal open competition
for the Coronation Trophy took place on Saturday 1st June 2013
at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club.
The trophy, donated by George Burr (Captain in 1952) to
commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953
was won by Jack Inguanta & Mark Pedge from Melton Mowbray
with a score of 74.
In addition to the Trophy, Jack and Mark each won a Motorcaddy powered trolley.
2nd place overall : Steven Cuthbert & Jackie Preite (SWGC & Mapperley)
3rd place overall : Michael Bush & Kevin Walden (SWGC)
also with scores of 74.
Although the course was in near-perfect condition and the weather, for once,
conducive to good golf, the scores were surprisingly high, 75.5 leading for much of the day.
Many thanks to those who participated and congratulations to all the
prize winners - we hope to see you again next year.
Full results are now available for downloading.
Charlie Banks helps England Seniors win Home Internationals
England are again the Senior Men's Home International champions. After a 5 year gap, during which Ireland has reigned supreme, England regained the title when they beat the Irish 6-3 on the final day at Southerndown in Wales.
It was the strength in the foursomes that provided the foundation for England’s success when they won all three games.
John Ambridge and Andrew Stracey beat Arthur Pierse and Garth McGimpsey 2 and 1 while Tyrone Carter and Chris Reynolds overcame John Mitchell and William Donlon by 1 hole.
But the largest winning margin was achieved by Charles Banks and Les Bruckner who beat Adrian Morrow and Maurice Kelly 5 and 4.
That meant England required just two wins from the six singles and they were achieved by Ambridge, who beat Pierse 4 and 3 and Stracey by 3 and 1 against McGimpsey.
Ireland secured two large victories of their own with Morrow beating Bruckner 5 and 4, the Englishman’s only defeat in five games, while Michael Coote handed Carter his first defeat by 5 and 3.
But the title was already in England’s grasp so the other two games between Kelly and Doug Cameron and Mitchell and Banks, were halved.
The victory came just a couple of weeks after England finished in third place in the European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Portugal.
Macmillan Cancer Support 72 Holes-in-a-day Challenge : An update
One of the sad facts of life is that one in three of us will get cancer, and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner helping you every step of the way.
Macmillan Cancer Support provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Donations make up 96% of their income, so they simply couldn't do what they do without you.
One of their fund-raising events involves those who play golf - The Longest Day Golf Challenge. What's needed are SuperMen and SuperWomen to take on the toughest battle in golf.
We are pleased to announce that Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club rose to the occasion and produced
Four of our own SuperHeroes
who, having undergone intensive training at the 19th in readiness
for this gruelling 72 hole event, took it in their stride with great aplomb.
Their marathon effort took place on Monday 9th July at
Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club. starting at 5.25 am and finishing at 8.15 pm.
Over £80.00 was collected from other golfers on the course at the time,
and to them a special thanks is due for their instant and entirely voluntary contributions!
All four rounds were witnessed by fellow Members and supporters,
and as buggies were banned for the day due to the atrocious ground
conditions, any thoughts of subtle rule bending were out of the question.
It was Shanks' pony all the way!
The event was preserved for posterity on video and many, many digital stills
some of which can be viewed in the Club Gallery.
All of the Team will still appreciate any further support you care to give them - further details of their involvement can been seen by visiting their own individual JUSTGIVING web page - it's not too late!.
Simple click on a Team Member's name in the above list to read their mission statements, and see the totals contributed so far!
Remember it's all for a very,very worthwhile cause!
Full details and further information are available on the
Macmillan Fundraising website.
Many thanks from D, D, J & M!
Charlie Banks selected to represent England Seniors
Congratulations again to Stanton-on-the-Wolds golfer Charlie Banks who, fresh from his recent win in the Scottish Seniors Open Amateur Stroke Play Champion, has been selected to represent England Seniors in the Seniors Home Internationals at Woodhall Spa GC on the 13th - 15th September, 2011.
Inaugurated in 2001, the annual round robin series of matches between Scotland, England and Ireland and Wales, is for Senior Amateur Golfers (55 years and over) selected by their respective Home Union. Each team is represented by seven players who play three foursomes and six singles on each of the three days of competition.
A former England international and Brabazon winner, this is the first year for Charlie amongst the senior ranks.
All his friends and supporters at Stanton wish him well. Woodhall Spa is not that far from Stanton, so should anyone fancy a drive over there to see some of the best senior amateur golfers in the UK, their presence would be much appreciated.
New Web designer
The Club is delighted to announce that Uxello has been chosen to design the new web site for Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club.
During the selection process, several potential suppliers were contacted, and within a short time two were placed on a shortlist and invited to demonstrate the capabilities of their systems. After seeing these "road shows" and contacting other clubs already using these systems, it was decided to award the contract to Uxello Web Site Design and Hosting, run by Richard Smith, of whom all clubs who responded to the questionnaire, could not speak highly enough.
We sincerely hope you enjoy exploring our new web site.