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!!!)
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.