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Stanton Ladies Open 5 August 2014

This year Stanton saw an increase in entrants with 148 Ladies from 33 Clubs playing in our Ladies Open, a packed field with tee times fully booked from 9.15 am to 2.39 pm.

It all began brightly, with expectations of yet another glorious golfing day ahead, but sadly a change in the weather early afternoon dampened the players, but thankfully not their enjoyment of our wonderful course or their ability to return some very good scores.

High praise was received from all competitors for the amount of pre-planning and attention to every last detail shown by the organisers of the day, and we, along with them would just like to say:

‘A very big THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make this year’s Ladies Open such a success.
We had lots of feedback with promises to come back next year.

This is a really big day and doesn’t just happen without input from the:-

  • Fantastically creative florists
  • Half way house cleaners and tidiers
  • Raffle ticket sellers
  • Raffle prize donators
  • Starters
  • Ladies who staffed the half way house
  • Cake makers
  • Locker room cleaners and tidiers
  • Technology staff
  • Pro shop staff
  • Green staff
  • Bar staff
  • Office staff
  • and last but not least - Colin the Caterer and his staff for a culinary triumph!

It all goes to make a great team.'

I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear that the raffle raised £257, and the cakes in the half way house £120, a grand total of £377 – FANTASTIC!

Finally, CONGRATULATIONS to the prize–winners, the full results can be downloaded from the Club's website.

We hope to see you next year and do it all over again!

Carol Hume

Lady Captain

Louise Spray

Ladies Secretary

Created: 07-Aug-14 11:35

Purchase of a defibrillator

The Club has now bought a defibrillator which will be temporarily located in the Bar until the proper cabinet arrives next week. 

It will then be located in the Lobby/Foyer of the Club Entrance.

Further details will follow in due course.

More information can be found by visiting the British Heart Foundation website.

Created: 01-Aug-14 16:37

Charlie wins the Welsh Open Seniors 2014

  • Charles Banks with the Welsh Open Seniors Championship Cup

    Charles Banks with the Welsh Open Seniors Championship Cup

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, Coxmoor GC, County Men's Matchplay Winner
 -- Tom was presented with the trophy by Club Captain Andrew Tuttey (centre) with County President Martin Hathway (right) in attendance.

    Tom Cumberland, Coxmoor GC, County Men's Matchplay Winner

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

Seniors Open 2014

The annual Seniors Open took place on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club with 160 Competitors from 45 different Midlands Golf Clubs taking part.

There were two separate better-ball Stableford competitions based on the combined ages of the pairs.

The GROUP A Competition
was won by Richard Pilkington (Wollaton Park) and Ken Brown (Notts) with an excellent score of 44 points.

The GROUP B Competition
was won by B Whitchurch (Radcliffe-on-Trent) and P Smith (Notts) with 42 points.

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, the Club Office Staff and to the Club Professional, Nick Hernon who were collectively responsible for organising and running the competitions.

We trust you enjoyed your day and hopefully look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Full results, including count-backs can be dowloaded from the Stanton web site.

For those of you who like statistics, here's a few to conjure with.


 Best Aggregate Score Score (pts) Player(s)
Front Nine 24

Keith Dugmore & Philip Toon

Ken Brown & Richard Pilkington

Back Nine 23 Nicholas Lucy & John Nicholas
Par 5's 17 Neville A Kemp & Brian Marriott
Par 4's 24 Gary Colman & A T Tubb
Par 3's 10

Keith Dugmore & Philip Toon

Ian Graham & Stephen Gridley

R G L Davis & Peter Westlake


 Best Aggregate Score Score (pts) Player(s)
Front Nine 22

Albert Oldham & Don Sharp

Back Nine 22

P N Smith & B Whitchurch
P K Jeffrey & Keith Whitehead

Par 5's 15 Terry Marris & John Reid
Par 4's 22 P N Smith & B Whitchurch
Par 3's 10

R W Nettleton & C J Smith
Melvyn Ditchburn & David Waddington
Richard Bailey & Geoffrey Bradley

Created: 26-Jun-14 21:48

Coronation Trophy 2014

  • The 2014 Winners and the Captain of SWGC

    The 2014 Winners and the Captain of SWGC

  • Division 2 Winners
 -- The Three Captains - Immediate Past Captain : The Captain : The Junior Captain

    Division 2 Winners

The annual prestigious Gentlemen’s Foursomes Medal open competition for the Coronation Trophy took place on Saturday 7th June 2014 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 Alan Cairns and Paul Newell from the Home Club with a nett score of 70.5.

2nd place overall :-
Michael Bush & Kevin Walden (SWGC) with a nett score of 72

3rd place overall :-
Davis Hughes and Jack Wilson (SWGC and Canwick Park) with a nett score of 72.5.

Best gross score was achieved by Digby Kite and Jonathan Kisby with a 74. 

Thanks to all the hard preparation work by Stanton's dedicated Green Staff, the course was in near-perfect condition. Although monsoon-like weather was forecast it never really materialised, and although some competitors suffered from a sudden drenching, the scoring was pretty reasonable - the introduction of preferred lies on mown areas and Stanton's famed greens running fast and true, probably helped in this respect.

Many thanks to the 192 entrants from 31 different clubs, and congratulations to all the prize winners - we hope to see you again next year.

Summary and full results are now available for downloading.

Created: 07-Jun-14 22:00

New Stroke Indices come into force

  • Changes from SI 11 to 7

    Changes from SI 11 to 7

The new Stroke Indices (SI) will come into effect from first light on Saturday 22nd March 2014 now that the new Tee furniture is in place and new scorecards are available from the Pro's Shop.

The new scorecard for both Ladies and Gents will now be:

Hole Par Stroke
Change          Hole Par Stroke
1 4 10     10 3 17  
2 3 16 from 14   11


9 from 13
3 4 12     12 5 5  
4 4 4     13 4 13 from 9
5 3 18     14 4 1  
6 5 6 from 8   15 3 15  
7 4 2     16 4 3  
8 4 14 from 16   17 5 7 from 11
9 5 8 from 6   18 5 11 from 7

For and on behalf of the General Committee 21st March 2014

Created: 21-Mar-14 14:30

David Bagshaw 1942 - 2013

  • David Bagshaw 1942 - 2013

    David Bagshaw 1942 - 2013

  • Class of 1988 - click to enlarge
 -- Stephen Hanby : Dan Branson : DB : Russ Allen : Simon Hooten

    Class of 1988 - click to enlarge

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.

Created: 03-Jan-14 13:25

Wing Commander James (Jim) Flint DFC. GM. DFM. AE. RAF Rtd

  • Wing Commander James (Jim) Flint DFC. GM. DFM. AE. RAF Rtd

    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

Junior Open Report - 2013

  • Esme, Eric, Katie (with trophy) and Jake  -  Junior Open Prize Winners

    Esme, Eric, Katie (with trophy) and Jake - Junior Open Prize Winners

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.

Overall Winner
Winner of Hamilton Cup

 Katie Robertson

Southwell GC





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

Created: 29-Aug-13 16:59

Charity Open 2013

  • The Winners - Charity Open 2013 with the Captains

    The Winners - Charity Open 2013 with the Captains

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.

Created: 19-Aug-13 13:52

Henry Walton wins NAPGA Pros Order of Merit

  • Henry being presented with the Professionals Trophy by SWGC Captain Norman Benney

    Henry being presented with the Professionals Trophy by SWGC Captain Norman Benney

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.

Created: 04-Aug-13 16:39

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.

Created: 14-Jul-13 14:52

A Rare Bird at Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC

  • John Jenkins

    John Jenkins

  • Not seen at Stanton for many a year!

    Not seen at Stanton for many a year!

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.

Created: 17-Jun-13 12:24

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.

Created: 21-Sep-12 11:24

Macmillan Cancer Support 72 Holes-in-a-day Challenge : An update

  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    Macmillan Cancer Support

  • The First Hole
 -- Ready and raring to go!

    The First Hole

  • The 72nd Hole

    The 72nd Hole

  • A fully qualified referee was on hand to resolve any disputes

    A fully qualified referee was on hand to resolve any disputes

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!



Created: 23-Jun-12 16:32

Charlie Banks selected to represent England Seniors

  • Charlie Banks - Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC
 -- The new Scottish Seniors Open Amateur Stroke Play Champion

    Charlie Banks - Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC

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.

Created: 18-Aug-11 18:05

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.

Created: 27-Jun-11 22:04
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