Keyworth & District Community Concern
As part of our support for the local community, Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club are pleased to endorse the following appeal made by two of its Members.
Aviva Community Fund Grant Application
Keyworth & District Community Concern is a voluntary, non-profit charity operating a mini bus providing transport and support to the elderly and less mobile residents of Keyworth and surrounding villages. It provides transport to and from a Tuesday Lunch Club and Thursday grocery shopping trips, and in line with our charitable aims the bus is also loaned out to other local community and sports groups. In order to safeguard the future of the charity we need to raise funds to replace the ageing bus. Aviva reward grants to those charitable groups who receive the highest number of votes from members of their own community. This is the only charity in Keyworth seeking funds through the Aviva Community Fund – so we asked all residents to please get behind us and support us with your vote!
Voting closed on 18th November 2016 with 3404 votes received, one of the highest set in the "Supporting the Older Generation" section, which is really fantastic.
According to the Aviva website we are a finalist in the £10001 to £25000 category with the winners being announced on 10th January 2017.
STOP PRESS - JANUARY 2017
We have been notified that we have been awarded £25000 towards a new Community Bus, which is fantastic news.
Whilst we still have a gap to cover off, we will be able to put in an order by later in the Spring.
This great news brings our buses right up to date and we can then move onto planning regular fund raising to both support running costs and towards a replacement bus in 6 to 7 years. This will be a challenge but all immediate requirements are sorted.
Its fantastic news - heartfelt thanks go to all the Club Members who along with many other people supported us in achieving this. We were 1 of 18 organisations in the whole country who have been awarded funding at this level.
For further information, please visit the Aviva website
Keyworth & District Community Concern
Get into Golf Event - Sunday 26th June
The Get into Golf event took place on Sunday 26th June between 2.00pm and 4.00pm with six ladies and one girl attending.
Stanton Professional Nick Hernon began by showing them the basics, which was met with much enthusiasm and some success, it must be said.
Some shots were even being applauded by an admiring gallery.
With lots of smiles all round, we adjourned to the putting green.
Again, after some pointers from the Professional, it was down to the practicalities of putting, which we Members know on our greens are ever easy, but clearly fun when it's your first experience!
The mood shifted slightly when Nick announced a putting contest.
Yes, now it became serious and everyone's competitive side appeared.
After 5 holes the result was tied, calling for a sudden-death play off.
The eventual winner is seen here receiving her prize from Lady Captain Jacquie.
It looks as if Stanton will be seeing some more new faces at the coaching sessions, and hopefully as part of our wonderful Ladies' Section in the very near future.
We look forward to welcoming you Ladies.
James "Reg" Varney equals Course Record
Stanton-on-the-Wolds Scratch Team Member James "Reg" Varney has equalled the Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club course record of 66 (with Martin Allen) in the June Thursday Medal.
In benign conditions, with the course still in superb shape after last weekend's Coronation Trophy, James breezed round the front nine in 31 strokes with an eagle on the long 6th together with three birdies.
The momentum was continued on the back nine with four more birdies and although 2 shots were dropped to par, a superb score and joint course record ensued.
Well done James - Stanton is proud of you!
Spinal Research Charity Day
On Wednesday 11th May 2016, Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club hosted an 18 hole shotgun start Stableford Competition in aid of Spinal Research, the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.
Almost £5000 was raised on the day for the Charity - a magnificent effort.
Many, many thanks to the organisers and competitors who all contributed so generously in all sorts of different ways to make the day such a huge success.
- 1st - Loughborough Rd Dental Practice - Capt Jeff Cushnie (Radcliffe-on-Trent GC)
- 2nd - Swing it to Wing it - Capt Paul Clarkson (Ruddington Grange)
- 3rd - The Tinglers - Capt Ricky Dunn (Hollinwell)
- 4th - Mickleover Old Boys - Capt Mick Riley (Mickleover)
- Longest Drive Men - Tom Dickens (Radcliffe)
- Longest Drive Ladies - Fran Tunnicliffe (Stanton)
- Nearest the Pin 5th and 15th - Abbie Chambers (The Nottinghamshire)
A fuller report (with photos of the day's events) is available in the Club's website gallery.
Gary Lund's London Marathon
We are delighted to report that Stanton-on-the-Wolds Member Gary Lund finished the London Marathon in 3 hours 30 minutes 5 seconds, just 5 seconds slower than his anticipated time.
An incredible day and a truly uplifting experience.
So far Gary has raised just over £3000 for the NSPCC, which is amazing, and he would like to thank everyone for their support.
If anyone still wishes to donate they can do so at the same address as before.
The icing on the cake was at the post race NSPCC reception, where he met Dame Esther Rantzen, who founded ChildLine 30 years ago.
Well done Gary - he's now a prime candidate for the position of Club Ambassador for the Campaign Against Slow Play! (CACASP)