Charles Banks - Notts Amateur Seniors Champion 2019
Many congratulations to our own "ever green" Charles Banks who won the recent NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY AMATEUR SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP on Thursday 20th June 2019 at Beeston Fields GC.
Charles breezed around the 6430 yard course in 71 strokes (CSS 73), leaving runner-up Derek McJannet (Coxmoor) and 3rd place David Thomas Brown (Sherwood Forest) in his wake.
The Seniors' Match Play Championship takes place over 4 days on Saturday 29th June 2019 at Beeston Fields GC, together with the Notts Men's Match Play event - a great opportunity to watch some of the best Nottinghamshire county golfers in action - both young and not-so-young!
Full results of the Seniors' Championship can be viewed on the Notts Golf Union website
Charles progressed to the final of the Notts Amateur Seniors Match Play in which he was defeated by Patrick Tindale (The Nottinghamshire) by 1 HOLE.
SWGC Win England Golf Award for Championship Venue of the Year
We are very proud to announce that Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club has WON the England Golf Championship Venue of the Year award.
A great achievement and testimony to the huge effort the Club put in to hosting the Seniors County Finals tournament in October 2018.
The England Golf awards evening was on Thursday 21st March 2019 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.
The judges were bowled over by the approach and dedication of volunteers and staff alike – not to mention the quality of the greens – at the English Senior Men’s County Championships last year.
"It’s great to hear that long after the event, the number of regular volunteers has increased, as well as heightening the Club’s profile and number of visitors to this impressive course".
...more to follow....
Great Job Team Stanton!
GREAT JOB TEAM STANTON
A very big
To everyone involved in the hosting of the ENGLAND GOLF SENIORS COUNTY FINALS.
We excelled in all areas.
The Event Management team were brilliant and the attention to detail really shone through.
The Catering and Bar Staff (working under extreme pressure) did a fantastic job.
The Volunteers ensured the event ran like a well-oiled machine and did a superb job acting as hosts, ball spotters, parking attendants, practice ground supervisors, score board operators & controllers, setting up the course furniture, helping on the course etc, etc.
The Greenkeepers – Absolutely Brilliant Job! The number of complementary comments we received about the course and the greens in particular surpassed our wildest dreams.
And lastly (but by no means least!) the Membership at large – thank you for giving up the course for a few days.
We are immensely proud to be a part of such a great Club that can pull together and host an event of this stature, and to do so with such great success.
Seniors' County Finals - Result
More Details of the event can be viewed on the England Golf website
Official photographs of the event are available for viewing and purchasing
(Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club is not responsible for content on external sites)
The following PRESS RELEASE has been issued to:-
Notts TV, East Midlands Today, Central News, BBC Radio Nottm, Nottm Post
Nottinghamshire Seniors Golf Team have qualified to represent the Midlands Region at the England Golf Seniors, County Finals from Tuesday 9th October to Thursday 11th October, at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club (Keyworth, Notts)
The Nottinghamshire Seniors Team, which includes Charles Banks the Midlands Seniors Amateur Champion, (and Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club Member) will be battling it out on home soil against teams from Lancashire (Northern region qualifiers), Devon (South West region qualifiers) and Sussex (South East region qualifiers) to be crowned English Seniors County Champions.
This final is contested by four County Senior men’s teams, each representing one of the England Golf regional groups.
This Championship is played by match play on a round-robin basis over three days. Each day’s play will have two matches consisting of three games of 18-hole foursomes in the morning and six games of 18 hole singles in the afternoon.
Each county enters a team of eight players. Any six of these may play in the foursomes and any six in the singles of each match.
Practice Day – Monday 8th October 11.20am – 12.30pm
Day 1 - Tuesday 9th October
Match 1 - Dorset v Sussex : 8.00am - 8.16am
Match 2 - Lancashire v Nottinghamshire : 8.24am - 8.40am
Match 1 - Dorset v Sussex : 12.30pm - 1.10pm
Match 2 - Lancashire v Nottinghamshire : 1.18pm - 1 58pm
Day 2 - Wednesday 10th October
Match 1 - Sussex v Nottinghamshire : 8.00am - 8.16am
Match 2 - Lancashire v Dorset : 8.24am - 8.40am
Match 1 - Sussex v Nottinghamshire : 12.30pm - 1.10pm
Match 2 - Lancashire v Dorset : 1.18pm - 1.58pm
Day 3 - Thursday 11th October
Match 1 - Dorset v Nottinghamshire : 8.00am - 8.16am
Match 2 - Sussex v Lancashire : 8.24am - 8.40am
Match 1 - Dorset v Nottinghamshire : 12.30pm - 1.10pm
Match 2 - Sussex v Lancashire : 1.18pm - 1.58pm
Or please contact Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club Manager Paul Keeling – Tel 0115 937 1650.
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