The annual Gentlemen’s Open Competition for the Coronation Trophy took place on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club.
After being played as a Foursomes since the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Organising Committee agreed two years ago that the format be changed to the Four-Ball, Better-Ball MEDAL format, which has resulted in the available tee-times being completely filled in both years, together with a substantial waiting list.
The Winners :-
The Trophy, donated by George Burr (Captain in 1952) was won by the local pairing of Paul Fletcher & Ian Greatorex (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) with a magnificent nett score of 61.
2nd place overall :-
Last year's Winners Geoff & Samuel Underwood (Stanton-on-the-Wolds & Worplesdon) with a nett score of 64 (on countback).
3rd place overall :-
Tim Bateson & Fred Brown (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) with a nett score of 65 (on countback over the last 15 holes).
Best gross score :-
was achieved by Woodhall Spa members Glyn Roddy & Daniel McEvoy with a score of 71.
Thanks to all the hard preparatory work by Stanton's dedicated Green Staff, the course was in perfect condition in spite of all the rain that had fallen in previous weeks. 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 188 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.