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 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.
Some comments - updated 18th October 2018
"Totally organised catering of a very high standard. Great practice facilities, very helpful staff in every department – all topped off with the purest putting surface you could ever want. MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL"
Tony Coles (Dorset)
"Excellent service (you thought of everything). Great people, we have enjoyed every minute of our visit. Please thank everyone on behalf of Sussex County Golf Union."
David Richardson (Past President)
"It has been a privilege to visit Stanton. The welcome has been very warm, the service in the clubhouse friendly and efficient and the catering has been excellent. Congratulations to the Club and the many volunteers for a fantastic event. The whole of the Dorset team congratulates and thank you for looking after us so well. You have been MAGNIFICENT HOSTS."
Philip Addis (Dorset Senior Captain)
"This is a brief note to congratulate you & your team for the amazing success of the finals.
Excellent service with very cheerful & attentive staff and members enlisted to help. The whole event has been exceptional.
The greens were sensational and your staff and members who supported you were wonderful.
Please pass on my thanks to everyone."
Neil Martin (Notts UGC Senior Captain)
"This has been a most wonderful experience. From the clubhouse staff to the course. The greens are fantastic. I will be back soon."
Dave Barton (Dorset)
"Fantastic club, course and staff. The welcome and support from members has been amazing. The best greens we’ve seen!!"
Downloadable Letter from Phil Harvey
Phil Harvey (County Secretary, Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs Ltd)
"Thank you very much for your help and assistance during the English Seniors County Finals competition that was hosted by your club last week. We were treated like Royalty by the Club Members, Officials and the staff members. I hope all have recovered from the long working days over the past few weeks,planning and effort put in during the County Finals. Once again thanks to you all at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club for making us all feel so at home and looking after us all."
Anup Vasant, JP (County Secretary, Sussex County Golf Union)
Downloadable letter from Ian Hulse
Ian Hulse (Secretary, Dorset County Golf Union)
"I'd like to congratulate you and all your staff at Stanton on the Wolds Golf Club for the excellent manner in which the English Seniors County Finals was organised and run.
All the Countries clubs fairways have suffered from the drought but the superb greens more than compensated.
Your volunteers, both in the clubhouse and out on the course, were outstanding.
You, the course, and the members were a credit to the County."
Bob Ward (President, Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs)
"I played at Stanton on the Wolds in the English Seniors Counties Championship in October 2018, the only word to describe the experience was outstanding. The clubhouse is traditional with a great atmosphere, the staff friendly and welcoming, with nothing being to much trouble, food was excellent. Now for the course, the layout is parkland, tight fairways but fair, the greens are the best I have ever played on in my 30+ years of playing top courses. If you are thinking of visiting Stanton on the Wolds GC....DO.... you will love it. Thank you to Paul Keeling secretary and Gwynnie assistant secretary, all the staff, members and Volunteers for your hospitality it has been second to none."
John Busby & The Dorset Team
Good Afternoon Paul,
"I thought I would just drop you a note to say CONGRATULATIONS on hosting a great event. It was obvious that the club were extremely proud to host the event and had put a huge amount of planning and preparation work into making it the huge success it was. Every competitor I spoke to said what a friendly club Stanton on the Wolds is and how the members, staff and volunteers had made us feel so SPECIAL. The catering was excellent, bar staff looked after all our needs, pro shop really helpful and of course the green staff for preparing such magnificent putting surfaces. I don’t think I have ever heard so many players praise greens as I did this week. Well done to all involved.Please pass on thanks to your committee and all involved in making it such a great and enjoyable week. All the very best "
Nigel Furniss (Notts GU Seniors Team Player)
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
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