A Centenarian at Stanton!
On August 9th a celebration for the first Lady Centenarian Member at Stanton took place at the Golf Club.
There has already been a centenarian Member before (Wing Commander James (Jim) Flint DFC. GM. DFM. AE. RAF Rtd) but sadly he was not well enough to attend the celebration planned for him at the Golf Club.
Joan Hardwick joined the Club in 1946 with her husband Charles.
She was Ladies' Captain in 1969 and had a long and successful playing career, winning many Club Trophies, including the Scratch Cup twice. She achieved a handicap of 11 and had three holes-in-one, the most memorable being a wild tee shot at the fifteenth that ricocheted off a tractor into the hole!
Joan attributes her long life to playing Bridge; she still plays regularly, and her favourite tipple of sherry has probably helped!
Joan had several parties to celebrate reaching 100 on July 31st, and I was privileged to be invited to the gathering at the Golf Club where the Restaurant provided some of the Ladies with delicious sandwiches and cakes, and the Club presented Joan with a bottle of sherry and a flower arrangement.
Jean Wightman made a lovely cake, and Joan can be seen here with her gifts.
We wish her well for the future and look forward to her continuing to come to the Club for lunch on Tuesdays for many years to come.
Lady Captain 2018
Charles Banks wins the Midland Senior Amateur Championship
Many congratulations to our own "ever green" Charles Banks who won the recent Midland Senior Amateur Championship at Henlle Park Golf Club on Wednesday 18th July - Thursday 19th July 2018 with an overall score of 141 (73+68).
Full results can be viewed on the Midland Golf Union website
County Seniors MATCH-PLAY Championship
After the recent Nottinghamshire County Seniors Championship held on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at the The Nottinghamshire, the top 16 qualified for the knockout event, which will take place over two days, again at The Nottinghamshire on Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd July 2018.
5 Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC Members are in the elite 16, namely (in order of qualification)
- Neil Collings
- Charles Banks (Holder - County Seniors Match-play Championship)
- Kevin Vamplew
- Maurice Hume
- Steve Shore
This is the first time that 5 Stanton Members have qualified for the County Senior Match Play stages in the same year, so many congratulations to all of them.
Any local support on the day would be much appreciated by the Stanton 5.
Results are available on the Notts Union website
A Hole-in-One at 12 years of age
We are delighted to announce that one of our newest and youngest members David Ryalls (age 12 years) scored a Hole-in-One while submitting his final card for initial handicap allocation - achieved on the 2nd hole at Stanton. He was partnering his (very) low handicap Dad, Kirk, who is also a new recruit to our ranks.
The Club Manager, in one of his jocular moods, quipped that David had been advised that whilst he will get a Hole-in-One Tie, he won’t be allowed to drink the customary golden nectar normally awarded for such a feat - well not whilst on Club premises, anyway!
Kirk, a former +3 player, is the second leading qualifier for the final of Stanton's Best Putter, so clearly there is much golfing talent in the family. We look forward with interest to watching David's progress in the Junior ranks and beyond.
We have just been informed that David has successfully attended County trials at Oakmere Park GC for the Nottinghamshire County Boys U14 squad for 2018, and has accepted the subsequent invitation to join. He is extremely proud to be representing Stanton-on-the-Wolds GC, and will be attending monthly coaching sessions, team matches and other squad commitments.
The Club Office
The Shaun Murphy Scratch Challenge
As most of our website visitors probably know, Shaun Murphy is an English professional snooker player who won the 2005 World Championship. Nicknamed "The Magician", Shaun is noted for his straight cue action and his long potting.
With the gauntlet accepted, see what happened when the green baize was swopped for the green sward, and straight cue action and long potting were swopped with straight hitting and long putting!
OK - your starter for 10.
How many Stanton Members, if any (other than Shaun), have made a 147 break? (on the snooker table, that is, not over 18 holes!!!)