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Ladies Open 2017

The annual Ladies Open got off to a bright and breezy start, with the starter in her floral headgear and the Ladies all looking colourful, co-ordinated and hopeful.

From a total field of 144128 Lady Visitors from 34 clubs situated all around the Midlands, experienced a mix bag of weather and the klaxon stopping play whilst thunder reigned above. Once play resumed after a brief interlude the scores came pouring in, and the leaderboard frequently changed with the top two teams being in the last three groups to submit cards. 

The group from Mickleover claimed the day, being the winning team, the nearest the pin and longest drive prizes. With their scores littered with birdies and an eagle, they beat the team from Kibworth on count-back, so well done Ladies! We look forward to welcoming you back next year.

There was no prize presentation, so vouchers will be sent out in the post to the Team Leaders very shortly for onward distribution to the rest of their Teams.

Many thanks go to the hardworking team of Ladies, Gents and Staff from SWGC, who made this a very smoothly run and well enjoyed event. Also last but not least a special vote of thanks to our Greenkeeping Staff from the winning Team, who were all most effusive in their praise of our wonderful course.

Results:-
Overall Winners - 80 points (on countback)
  • Debbie Deakin (Mickleover)
  • Lesley Watson (Mickleover)
  • Tres Lea (Mickleover)
  • Lorna Riley (Mickleover)
2nd place - 80 points
  • Patricia Formoy (Kibworth)
  • Sue Barkes (Kibworth)
  • Wendy Quilter (Kibworth)
  • Wendy Williams (Kibworth)
3rd place - 77 points
  • Barbara Cotton (Rothley Park)
  • Kim Robertson (Rushcliffe)
  • Deborah Allen (Charnwood Forest)
  • Judy Broadhurst (Rothley Park)
4th place - 76 points
  • Frances Tunnicliffe (Stanton-on-the-Wolds)
  • Hilary Horton (Notts Ladies)
  • Kath Oscroft (Stanton-on-the-Wolds)
  • Sue Brown (The Nottinghamshire)
5th place - 75 points
  • Sue Bennett (Ruddington Grange)
  • Karen Donnelly (Ruddington Grange)
  • Margaret Thorpe (Ruddington Grange)
  • Jill Atkinson (The Nottinghamshire)

A full set of results may be downloaded from the Club's website

Winner of the Nearest the Pin prize (on the 5th) : DEBBIE DEAKIN (Mickleover)
Winner of the Longest Drive prize (on the 9th) : LORNA RILEY (Mickleover)

Irene Herod

Lady Captain
Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club

 

Coronation Trophy 2017

The annual Gentlemen’s Open Competition for the Coronation Trophy took place on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club under blue skies and a tranquil breeze - perfect conditions for a leisurely stroll around the golf course.

After being played as a Foursomes since the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Organising Committee last year deliberated long and hard before agreeing to implement a change to the Four-Ball, Better-Ball MEDAL format, which resulted in the tee-times being completely filled. This year, entries were even higher, with all places from 7.30 in the morning to 3.00 pm being occupied (together with a substantial waiting list). 

The Winners :-

The trophy, donated by George Burr (Captain in 1952) was won by formidable father-and-son combination Geoff (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) and Samuel (Worplesdon) Underwood, with a magnificent nett score of 62. The pair (late starters), were aware of a similar score already posted in the Clubhouse and thought they needed a birdie on the last to overtake it. Samuel duly delivered, smashing a drive and 3 metal onto the putting surface, and with Dad urging him not to charge the putt for an eagle, nestled his approach by the side of the hole for the tap-in birdie. Job done, or so they thought - 61 Nett. However when their card was submitted and scrutinised, in their excitement the score had been added incorrectly, and turned out to be "only" a 62. A tie - or was it? Fortunately their dejection turned to euphoria when "the computer" came to their aid and awarded them 1st place by virtue of a countback over the last 3 holes!

2nd place overall :- 

Phil Norris & Robert Tigg (SWGC) with a nett score of 62. (also last year's runners-up)

3rd place overall :-

Steve Marlow and Graham Armston (Longcliffe) with a nett score of 65 (on countback over the last 9 holes).

Best gross score :-

was achieved by local Stanton lads Dan Limon and John Jenkins (SWGC) with a score of 69.

Thanks to all the hard preparatory work by Stanton's dedicated Green Staff, the course was in perfect condition with many regulars commenting possibly the best ever. The greens were running fast and true and living up to their reputation of being the best in the County. Feedback from the competitors has been very positive and all those involved in the organisation are to be congratulated and thanked for their contribution (no matter how large or small) to all the day's events.

Many thanks are also due to the 204 entrants from 31 different clubs who supported this year's Coronation Trophy. Keep an eye on the website for next year's entry forms - they should be available towards the end of the year.

Congratulations as well to all the prize winners - we hope to see you again soon.

Annotated full results (Nett by Division, and Gross) are available for downloading.

Comments received from the visiting competitors:-

Hi , just a few words to say how much we enjoyed our round in your Coronation Trophy Open event, the course is in fantastic condition , excellent greens and manicured fairways . All the people we met were very friendly, including the staff who went out of their way to make sure we were all ok , so many thanks to all concerned, we will be back!

Kind regards John Skelton (Sherwood Forest )

Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the Coronation Trophy Open. The club made us feel very welcome. Please pass on our thanks to everybody involved and especially the grounds staff, who presented an immaculate looking track with absolutely superb greens. 

Thanks again and we look forward to returning next year if possible.

Mark Stephenson (Sherwood Forest)

 

 

Mixed Open 2016

20 pairs played in this year's inaugural Stanton Mixed Open - a Stableford Better-Ball format with a shot-gun start.

In spite of a disappointingly low entry, the competitors who did take part had a thoroughly enjoyable day, with the weather elements behaving themselves for once.

The combination of traditional exemplary organisation, the magnificent state of the course and the fine cuisine, ensured the day's success,

Rest assured, Stanton looks forward to seeing all the Visitors who supported this competition, at next year's event. Your assistance in spreading the word would be very much appreciated, so that the 46 available slots can be filled.

Clearly advantage of a somewhat depleted field was taken by the last-minute pairing of Stanton Club Manager Paul Keeling and veteran campaigner Bridgett Patrick, who breezed around their home course collecting 43 points on the way. Congratulations to both of them - it is understood Bridgett's other half Jim was quite delighted with the pickings!

Results:-

1st - Paul Keeling & Bridgett Patrick (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) 43 pts 
2ndS Holborn (Lincoln) & J Holborn (Market Rasen) 41 pts 
3rdJ Villiers & M Villiers (Oakmere Park Admirals) 41 pts (Last 9 22 pts) 

Ladies Nearest-the-Pin - Jenny Holborn (Market Rasen)
Gents Nearest-the-Pin - Patrick Lane (WillesleyPark) 

Junior Open 2016

16 players took part in the 2016 Stanton Junior Open on Wednesday 17th August.

The weather was perfect for golf, and with fast-running fairways leading to near-perfect greens there were some excellent scores.

The winner of the Hamilton Trophy was Ciaran Higgins (Sittingbourne & Milton Regis) with a brilliant nett 62, which included an eagle 3 on the long par five 17th. Ciaran also won the Daily Telegraph best nett for Boys, with the equivalent prize for Girls won by Aimee Cleminson (Charnwood Forest).

The Daily Telegraph Scratch prize for Boys was won by 6 handicap Harry Danzey (Mapperley) on count-back with a 79, and the equivalent prize for Girls was won once again by Stanton's own Georgia Viggers.

Many thanks again to all concerned who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of these Open Events.

Hopefully all the competitors enjoyed their day at Stanton-on-the-Wolds, and will come back again and visit us next year, if not before.

Full results of the Stanton Open may be downloaded from the Stanton website

Ladies Open 2016

The day dawned grey but was soon brightened up by the colourful arrival of the Lady competitors which in turn lightened both the weather and the mood.

108 Ladies from 26 clubs situated around the Country enjoyed a "wonderful course, food, and a competition away"  (their words!) and a promise to return next year.

The scores ranged from very respectable to excellent, so congratulations are due not only to the winners but to all the participants.

Many thanks also to all the usual suspects who contributed to the day's success.

Results:-

Overall Winners   86 pts 
Diane Sully - Stanton-on-the-Wolds 
Sue Godfrey - Rushcliffe

Maggie Burrows - Mapperley
Anne Lindley - Mapperley

Overall Runners-Up   83 pts
Jackie Richards - Stanton-on-the-Wolds
Julie Jan - Coxmoor

Judith Burgin - Stanton-on-the-Wolds
Marlene Hurt - Sherwood Forest

Overall 3rd   82 pts
Kathy Seal - Beedles Lake
Donna Canning - Beedles Lake

Julie Bumpus - Beedles Lake
Tina Collins - Rothley Park

Overall 4th   79 pts
Denise Waldron - Melton Mowbray
Drina Terzza - Melton Mowbray

Kathie Finn - Melton Mowbray
Chris Cook - Melton Mowbray

Overall 5th   78 pts
Jane Spencer - Lincoln
Rachel Little - Lincoln

Evelyn McPherson - Lincoln
Gillian Chatterton - Lincoln

A full set of results may be downloaded from the Club's website

Judy Clifford (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) won the Longest Drive competition.
Mary Ryan (Sherwood Forest) won the "Nearest-the-Pin" prize.

Stanton Ladies' Secretary
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