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County Seniors MATCH-PLAY Championship

After the recent Nottinghamshire County Seniors Championship held on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at the The Nottinghamshirethe 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.

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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.

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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.  

When World Snooker @WorldSnooker1 heard of Stanton Member Shaun's @Magician147 prowess with the smaller ball, they challenged him to play 9 holes in level par.

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!!!)

Charlie Banks - Notts Seniors Matchplay Champion 2017

SOWGC Members wish to congratulate Senior International Charles Banks on winning the NUGC Seniors Matchplay Championship, following wins against Jeff Clark (Worksop) 8&7 in the semi-final and Nigel Furnis (Notts GC) 2&1 in the final on Sunday 18th June 2017.



Fund Raising for Cancer Research UK


by Roy Pickavance (alias ROYMUNDO - H/cap17) and
Chris Bingham (alias BINGO - H/cap19)

On WED 29th MARCH 2017 Chris Bingham and I undertook our golf challenge in aid of CRUK at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club.

The objectives:
  • To achieve the Best Better Ball Eclectic Gross Score that we can : target 71;
  • To complete as many holes as possible in daylight hours starting from 8:00am : target 90.
  • To raise lots of money for CRUK, target £5,000.
How did we do?
  • Best Better Ball Eclectic Gross Score, target 71 – we achieved a Gross 72, just 1 off our target but not bad for handicaps of 17 and 19
  • No of holes completed, target 90 – not sure but we started by doing 18 holes in 2.5 hrs and spent 10 hours on the course – too worn out (both aged over 70) to count for certain but I guess around 85.
  • Raise lots of money for CRUK, target £5,000 – currently £1,879.00 + £349.75 Gift Aid. So a long way short of our target but hopefully more will come in

Everyone at the Club was supportive. We had Graham & Andrew as our buggy drivers encouraging us on and constantly advising us on subtle changes to our swings and club choices and putting lines (all to no avail); Stan, Chris and Mike for the lead buggie to advise those on the course to allow us through. All Members and Guests on the course were very obliging and donated as we went around.

We had non-alcoholic beer and cider on board and one bottle of very good wine. You will not be surprised to know that the wine received the most compliments.

Thanks to Paul, Gwynnie and Captain John for facilitating the event at SWGC, Nick, the professional, and Lee and Mark for providing and recharging the buggies, for Dan and team for the course condition, Andy and team for the food starting with a magnificent breakfast and Mary and team for looking after us in the bar afterwards.

Finally and most importantly can we give heartfelt thanks for those that have donated so far and for those that will donate to CRUK.

I know it sounds like a winners speech, but with funds going to CRUK, all of us and our descendants will be the winners.

Think how important it is to donate to CRUK, not for our ego trip on a golf challenge as that just gives you a push to donate, but because the investment in Cancer Research does save lives and the more that is invested in research the better the medics will become at that.

Please find time to consider supporting our golf challenge in aid of CRUK


Chris and Roy
And finally, to summarise ...

In January 2017, with the help of many including Club Members, I raised £1,736 + £336 Gift Aid for a Dryathlon

In March 2017 (and beyond) for the Golf Challenge Chris Bingham and I, again with the help of many including Club Members, raised £3,051.83 + £538.00 Gift Aid

In total that is over £5,500 raised for CRUK

A big thank you to all of those that helped and contributed.

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