The Team representing Stanton in the 36 hole FINAL of the Men's InterClub Foursomes FINAL vs RETFORD GC on Sunday 16th September at THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE was-
- Tom Davies & Dan Limon
- Jon Kisby & Digby Kite
The Match was played in very windy conditions, especially on the second round.
Tom Davies & Dan Limon vs Shay Rafferty & Tony Inman.
Tom and Dan lost their match 4 DN, losing 6 DN on the first round but fighting back to win the second round 2 UP. It was a very creditable performance considering this was the first time Tom had played the course, and if one or two putts had gone their way this match could have been much closer. I must thank Tom and Dan for playing, as they came in as last minute replacements due to the originally selected players having to pull out. Tom had less than twenty four hours notice, but he agreed to play without any hesitation. Thank you Tom.
Digby Kite & Jon Kisby vs Ralph Marshall & George Cordill
Digby and Jon won the first round 4 UP, but by losing the second round by the same number, the match finished All Sq. The Stanton pair controlled most of the first round, but Retford fought back in the second round and basically won it on the greens. As usual Digby and Jon played very well. Over the last two years they have played in every round and made a great contribution in us reaching the finals.
Retford WON 4 UP.
After reaching the final three years on the trot I felt it might be our year to win, but unfortunately it did not turn out that way, and our congratulations go to Retford on their victory. I was hoping to finish my time as your Captain on a winning note, however, thanks to all the efforts of my players, reaching consecutive finals is not a bad achievement. On behalf of myself and the players I must thank the fantastic support given by all the supporters who came in such large numbers to cheer us on.
Finally, as this is my last report, I wish you all well for next year, and hopefully you will go one better and win next year's final. Where possible I will be there supporting you all. Thank you everyone for your help and support.
The Stanton Team for the Men's InterClub Foursomes semi-final match vs Oakmere Park on Monday July 30th at Coxmoor GC was:-
- Anthony Wain & Neil Collings
- Jon Kisby & Digby Kite
- Reserve Dan Limon.
Neil Collings & Anthony Wain vs Jason Davies & Robert Kirkwood
Neil & Anthony were giving one shot and although being out-driven for most of the round quickly went 3 UP after three. The fifth hole was lost to a birdie, the sixth halved, and the seventh won, which resulted in Stanton finishing the first nine 3 UP. After eleven holes Stanton went 5 UP, but lost the fourteenth and fifteenth to go back to 3 UP. The sixteenth and seventeenth were birdied and with the eighteenth halved, Stanton finished a highly creditable 5 UP.
Although Neil was being out-driven by some distance, Anthony more than compensated with some brilliant long shots into the greens. His ball striking was superb, and the Stanton pair completed their round under par.
Sound strategic foursomes play - get your second shot in first and put the oppo under pressure! Well played to both - just the start we needed.
Digby Kite & Jon Kisby vs Andy Henderson & Michael White
Digby and Jon were receiving two shots. This match was much closer but we quickly went 1 UP after Digby hit a superb iron shot into the first green. Although being out-driven and subjected to longer hitting from the opposition, they stuck at it and fought hard to stand a promising 1 UP up after nine holes. On the tenth and eleventh they three putted both holes to go 1 down, halved the twelfth, but lost the thirteenth to go 2 down. After a rallying call from the supporters and Captain, they won fourteenth and fifteenth to bring the match back to all square. The sixteenth and seventeenth were both won making the Stanton pair two up, and as the eighteenth was halved they won their match 2 UP.
Stanton WON 7 UP.
This was a tremendous performance by our Team. We all very much appreciate Digby playing in this match after the sad loss of his Father on Saturday evening.
Finally, on behalf of myself and the Team, I would like to thank all the supporters who turned up and I am sure helped us to achieve this excellent result.
In the other semi-final at Oakmere Park GC, Retford finished 1UP against The Nottinghamshire.
We are now all looking forward to the 36 hole final against RETFORD GC on Sunday 16th September at THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.
The Tee times are as follows:-
- Match 1 starts at 8.20am and 12.50pm.
- Match 2 starts at 8.30am and 13.00pm.
So, please put this date in your diary and then make every effort to come and support the Men's InterClub K/O Team at THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. Your presence could well make all the difference!
The Team for the Men's InterClub Foursomes match against Southwell on July 2nd at Chilwell Manor was:-
- Charles Banks & Anthony Wain
- Jon Kisby & Digby Kite
- Reserve : Dan Limon
This was an extremely hard fought match played on a very warm and windy evening, with Southwell proving to be fair and tough opponents.
The Stanton Team did exceedingly well to ride the storm and progress to the semi-finals.
Charles & Anthony vs David Britten & Brian Rice.
Charles and Anthony were giving the opposition four shots, and after losing the first hole they then halved two and three, won four and five, halved the sixth, lost the seventh, halved the eighth but lost the ninth. If you followed all that you will have worked out Stanton were 1 DOWN after nine holes!
However after a pep talk from the Captain at half time, success finally came their way on the back nine, as they won five, halved two, and lost two, hence finishing the second nine 3 UP. For those of you who find sums challenging, the Stanton pair won their match 2 UP.
Well done to both players!
Jon & Digby vs Richard Drinkwater & Iain McFadyen.
Jon and Digby were giving two shots to their opponents. This was a hard fought match with all four players giving their all.
Stanton started very well beginning with a birdie and winning the first two holes. We finished the first nine 2 UP with three wins, one loss and five halves.
In the second nine Southwell fought back winning this nine 2 UP with three wins, five halves and one loss, an exact mirror of the first nine, which resulted in the match finishing ALL SQ, a very fair outcome.
Again, well played to both players .
Stanton WON 2 UP.
Once again a big thank you to the supporters whom I am convinced helped us achieve a very hard fought and well deserved victory.
We are now looking forward to the semi-final on Monday July 30th against Oakmere Park at Coxmoor GC.
The Stanton InterClub Men's Foursomes Team started their 2018 campaign in fine style against Notts GC at Wollaton Park on Monday 11th June 2018.
The Team selected was:-
- Charles Banks & Anthony Wain
- Digby Kite & Jon Kisby
- Reserve: Neil Collings
On an extremely warm evening, the beautiful Wollaton Park course was in lovely condition, with the match being played in good spirits on both sides. We were especially keen to avenge the defeat handed out by Notts to our Mixed InterClub Foursomes Team a few days ago!
Charles Banks & Anthony Wain vs Richard Wileman & Neil Glasser
Although giving three shots, Charles & Anthony won their match 7 UP. They played excellent golf throughout and proved to be a very strong pairing. With good driving and approach shots they were always in control of their match. Well played to both of them.
Digby Kite & Jon Kisby vs Simon Molloy & Liam Keefe
Giving one shot, Digby & Jon quickly went two up with two birdies in the first three holes. However, the match began to go in favour of Notts who managed to take a two hole lead with two holes to play. Totally unfazed by this minor setback, the Stanton pair fought back, winning holes 17 and 18 to finish the match ALL SQUARE.
Stanton WON 7 UP
A very good result and an excellent team performance. Once again I am sure the encouraging support from the Stanton faithful helped the Team to gain a fine victory, for which we all thank them profusely.
We now look forward to the next round on Monday July 2nd vs Southwell at Chilwell Manor.