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!
1st - Paul Keeling & Bridgett Patrick (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) 43 pts
2nd - S Holborn (Lincoln) & J Holborn (Market Rasen) 41 pts
3rd - J 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.
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
Seniors Open 2016
On a warm and balmy day, the annual Seniors Open took place on Wednesday 8th June 2016 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club with 116 Competitors from 32 different Midlands Golf Clubs taking part.
There were two concurrent better-ball Stableford competitions in operation based on the combined ages of the pairs.
The GROUP A Competition
was won by Stan Dziuba & Clive Ledger (SOTW) with an excellent score of 46 Stableford points.
The GROUP B Competition
was won by B. Whitchurch (Radcliffe-on-Trent) & P. N. Smith (Notts) with another fine score of 45 Stableford 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 Catering, Kitchen and Bar Managers and all their Staff.
Thanks are also due to the Stanton Seniors' Section, the Club Manager Paul Keeling and his 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.