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Get Juniors into Golf - a Stanton initiative

Please Help To Get Our Juniors Into Golf!!!
Junior Coaching Sessions Are Starting Very Soon
We Need All Your Encouragement
Juniors Are Our Future Stars

Recently-appointed Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club Assistant PGA Professional, Richard Dunsby and his colleague Tom Rowe, Assistant PGA Professional, are this year spearheading an initiative to promote the Stanton Junior Section by running Junior coaching sessions on a weekly basis.

These coaching sessions will take place every Saturday between the hours of 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. depending on the number of Juniors that participate. The times and group sizes may vary, and will be decided as soon as sufficient numbers have signed up for the sessions. As many responses as possible are needed from everyone so these coaching sessions can be put into place as soon as possible.

Rich and Tom are aiming the coaching sessions at all ages and all standards of Junior from beginner through to low-handicappers. One of their main aims is to bring all the Juniors together so they can all help each other and to encourage all Juniors whether they are Members or not, so please spread the word to friends and relatives!

The coaching sessions will be made fun and productive so everyone can enjoy the experience. A methodology will be followed week by week, which, with plenty of practice will pay off in the long run for the Junior's golf game.

Attendees will all learn the basic fundamentals (if they don’t already know them) covering all aspects of the game: putting, chipping, pitching, iron play and driving, together with the importance of knowing and understanding The Rules of Golf, etiquette and sportsmanship.

Responses are needed as soon as possible so the coaching sessions can get underway.

The deadline for securing a placement will be Sunday 17th May.  

For further information please contact Rich (via email or telephone 0115 9372390) or see either him or Tom in the Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC Pro's Shop

An application form is available for downloading, which should then be completed, signed and returned to the Pro's Shop with payment to secure a placement. Once the closing date has been reached, full details will be sent via email or a phone call.

The 6 sessions will cost £30 per person. When completed, another 6 sessions will continue providing the participants re-register. On completion of the 6th session, certificates will be issued to each Junior to reflect their hard work and progress. Individual reports will be issued with suggestions and advice on how to improve performances and also incorporate any feedback.

So, if there are any Juniors whom you feel would benefit from these coaching sessions, please feel free to pass this message on to them.

Created: 09-May-15 18:34

Club Manager

Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Keeling as its very first Club Manager.

Paul brings with him a wealth of golf club management experience, having previously managed at Longcliffe GC, Leicestershire and Minchinhampton GC, Gloucestershire before then spending 8 years working as Club Services Manager for England Golf. He takes up his duties on March 20th 2015. 

We are very fortunate to have recruited such a high calibre individual into the Club, and wish him the very best of success.

Created: 20-Mar-15 10:05

John Wilds 1950 - 2014

It is with great regret the death is announced of John Wilds, Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club's Bar Manager for just over eleven years. 

John had been seriously ill and was in an induced coma on life support at the Queens Medical Centre for nearly two weeks. 

Our sincere condolences go to Kim and John’s family at this very sad time.

The Funeral will take place at 11.20 a.m. on Thursday 15th January 2015 at Wilford Hill Crematorium, followed by a gathering at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club to which Members and John's friends are invited.

The Family has requested that the occasion be a celebration of John's life and that no black ties be worn.

The following is reproduced from the Nottingham Post dated 6th January 2015:-

Wilds John Jerry Passed away peacefully on Monday 29th December 2014 aged 64 years. Dearly loved husband of Kim, loving dad of Natalie and Barney and much loved father-in-law of Steve and Anna and doting granddad of Daisy-Jo, Violet and Ruby. Funeral service to take place at Wilford Hill Crematorium on Thursday 15th January at 11.20 am. Clothing-the brighter the better. Family flowers only please, donations for The British Lung Foundation may be sent care of A W Lymn The Family Funeral Service Easthorpe Street Ruddington Nottingham NG11 6LB  0115 921 1075 

The General Committee

6th January 2015

Created: 06-Jan-15 15:35

Purchase of a defibrillator

The Club has recently purchased a defibrillator - an IPAD NF1200 - which is located in the Lobby/Foyer of the Club Entrance.

More information can be found by visiting the British Heart Foundation website including their guide to the use of AEDs produced in conjunction with the Resuscitation Council .

There are many training demonstrations of AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillator)s on YouTube - you never know when you may find yourself in a situation where you need to make use of one.

Here is a typical example to get you started.

Please note that Staton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club is not responsible for the content of external sites

Created: 01-Aug-14 16:37

Charlie wins the Welsh Open Seniors 2014

With scores of 71,72,74 our own evergreen England Seniors International Charles Banks has won the WELSH OPEN SENIORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 by one shot from Anthony McLure (Longhirst Hall)

The 54 hole event took place from 24th - 26th June at the GLAMORGANSHIRE GOLF CLUB, situated in the seaside town of Penarth, near to Cardiff, in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.

Congratulations, Charlie from everyone at Stanton.


Created: 02-Jul-14 10:27

County Matchplay Titles

Tom Cumberland and Colin Maber were the toast of Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC after claiming the County Men's and County Senior Men's Matchplay titles respectively in two nail-biting finals.

The full stories can be found on the Nottingham Post and the Notts Golf Union web sites


Created: 02-Jul-14 00:25

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. 

More information about Jim's extraordinary life and exploits can be found on the Nottingham Post website and in his obituary in the Christmas Day edition of The Daily Telegraph.


Created: 17-Dec-13 14:25
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