Open Competitions Reports

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Mixed Open 2019

The 2019 Stanton-on-the Wolds Mixed Open took place on Sunday 8th September in perfect  weather - no wind and plenty of sunshine.

The event was well supported with 59 players out of the 88 that entered representing another 26 Clubs.

There was a great atmosphere afterwards at the meal so we are presuming everyone enjoyed themselves!

 Results as follows:

  • Winners: Andrew Gray & Rebecca Gray 46pts (last 9 22pts)
  • 2nd: Steve Glennon & Margaret Ferguson 46pts (last 9 21pts)
  • 3rd: Michael Harby & Sarah Hernon 45pts
  • 4th: Peter Gauntley & Judy Burgin 42pts (last 9 22pts)
  • 5th: Paula McCourt & Steve Dodman 42pts (last 9 21pts)

Stanton's Kevin Vamplew achieved a Hole-in-One on the 5th - his first ever.

There were many positive comments from the Visitors about the course, catering and the hospitality, so a pretty perfect day - many thanks to evryone who participated and those who helped with the organisation.

Peter Gauntley

Captain, Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club

Ladies Open Am-Am 2019

The 2019 Stanton Ladies Open took place on the 6th August on a day which dawned bright and sunny. On arrival at the course it looked fabulous, everything was calm and serene. The flower displays in the Clubhouse created by Fran Tunnicliffe were spectacular. Shortly after 8.00am the first players arrived bright and early, ready for the first tee off at 9.00am, plenty of time for a quick bacon butty supplied by Tracey's eager Restaurant Staff.

The course was in fabulous condition : beautiful fairways, lush rough and perfect greens - the recipe for a great game of golf and another triumph for the Stanton GreenStaff. There were 104 competitors from 25 other Clubs, many who had travelled quite a distance, and many who had come to Stanton for the first time.

The 6th hole hosted the longest drive competition, which was won by Lauren Spray (Notts Ladies). Her drive was truly awesome and perfectly straight. The nearest-the-pin competition took place on the 10th and that was won by Jane Hebblethwaite (Rothley Park) with a lovely shot that finished 8 feet from the pin.

At the new Halfway House there was a fabulous selection of home-made cakes and drinks available for consumption. Thank you to all the Ladies who baked the cakes, and a big thank you to all the Ladies who helped in the Halfway House to keep it running smoothly.

Considering all that was on offer at the Halfway House, the place of play was most acceptable, with some excellent scores being returned. The live Leaderboard display both in the Clubhouse and on the Club's website, kept all the competitors well informed, and it was only when the last scores were entered that the identities of the overall winners became clear. 

The Team winners were as follows:-

  1. Jane Saggers (Burghley Park), Sue Churchill (Burghley Park), Wendy Hillson (Burghley Park), Anne Fensom (Burghley Park) - 88 points
  2. Louise Spray (Stanton-on-the-Wolds), Judy Burgin (Stanton-on-the-Wolds), Lauren Spray (Notts Ladies ), Sharon Clarke (Wollaton) - 85 points (on countback)
  3. Helana Bottomley (Stanton on the Wolds), Zoe Scott (Stanton-on-the-Wolds), Sarah Donegan (Serlby Park), V. Whitehead ( Ruddington Grange ) - 85 points
  4. Anita Walmsley (Walmley),  Sally Pyke (Walmley), D. Reynolds (Walmley), Amanda Poxon ( Little Aston) - 84 points (on countback)
  5. Libby Carter (Rothley Park), Hellen Morrell (Rothley Park), Jane Hebblethwaite (Rothley Park), Lindsay Jelley (Rothley Park) - 84 points

Full results can be viewed on the website.

There was no prize presentation, so for those competitors who didn't collect them on the day, vouchers will be sent out in the post to the Team Leaders for onward distribution to the rest of their Teams.

Along with fabulous golf and delicious home-made cakes, we also ran a raffle for the Captains' Charity, and this raised £229. Thank you to all the lovely Ladies who helped to make the raffle a success, and also to the people who donated the raffle prizes.

Many congratulations to all the prize winners. We hope those participating had a thoroughly enjoyable day and look forward to seeing you all again next year.

There is little doubt that the Ladies' Open was a huge success, with many positive comments received from the competitors, so we should be extremely proud of our achievement.

Here’s to 2020!

Judy Burgin

Lady Captain 2019


The Coronation Trophy is Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club’s annual prestigious open event.

The first competition, a foursomes, was held on the first Saturday in June in 1953 with the Coronation Trophy donated by George Burr (Captain in 1952) to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The competition continued as a foursomes for many years and was immensely popular with Stanton Members and other club members throughout the County. It was always oversubscribed. However, the popularity of foursomes events started to wane from about 2013, and gaps were beginning to appear in the normally full tee time slots. In 2016 the format of the competition was changed to a Better-Ball Medal to arrest the decline, and once again the competition has become oversubscribed. In fact, this year the first tee time was 7.00am and the last at 3.30pm with 104 pairs entering from 32 different clubs, some many miles distant.

Thanks to all the hard preparation work by Stanton Head Green Keeper Dan Branson and his dedicated Green Staff, the course was in near-perfect condition despite the devastation that was caused by the long drought last year. The weather conditions were perfect for golf, but the slick greens proved to be a real challenge to all competitors. The stimpmeter reading in the morning was over 13.

These events don't just happen - they are the result of many weeks of pre-planning and organisation by Club Manager Paul Keeling and numerous volunteers. The new Halfway House was only completed late Friday afternoon and was built by a large team of volunteers over the last few weeks headed by Stanton Chair of the Board Mike Harby. We think you will agree it is a fine addition to Stanton’s facilities. Also we thank Tracy and the Catering Team, Mary and the Bar Staff Team – all their efforts put the finishing touches to a superb day.

Many congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 Coronation Trophy - Stanton's own evergreen ex County President and 1994 Captain Martin Hathway, and his young partner Josh Slade from Wollaton Park, who breezed around the course with a score of net 62. 5 handicap Josh's highlight of the round was a monumental drive followed by a 6 iron to 3 feet and drained putt on the 518 yards par 5 6th hole, resulting in an impressive eagle 3. Martin, in his victory speech, claimed that his most notable contribution was signing the score-card, but those of us who know Martin well will ensure his portion of the score is passed on to the handicapping administrators at Stanton together with those of the various Golf Societies to which he belongs!

Cheered on by a substantial number of the Competitors who stayed to support the Prize Presentation, Stanton Vice-Captain Ian Pacey presented the 8 net and 2 gross prizes on offer. The fact that the UEFA Europa League Final (Tottenham vs Liverpool) was about to be shown on the Club's big screen was purely coincidental!

The full and summary results can be viewed on the Club's website.

Finally we thank all of you, especially the Visitors for supporting this great Club by playing in this historic and prestigious competition .

We hope to welcome you all back here next year, and beyond.

The Club Office

Seniors' Open 2018

On Monday 20th August 2018 at 8.30 am on a calm and balmy day, ideal for good scoring, the opening drives in the Stanton Seniors' Open sailed down the fairway, and once again this annual and popular event was under way.

152 players from 37 different clubs took part this year, and although the fairways may not have been in their usual pristine condition due to this summer's exceptionally dry weather, the greens certainly were, and reflected the excellent scores returned.

The usual army of volunteer helpers are to be congratulated in putting on a show which contained elements of military precision that were much appreciated by all the competitors.

Stanton GC is very fortunate to have such dedicated Office, Bar, Restaurant, Green, and Professional Staff all of whom went that extra mile to ensure our guests were administered, watered, fed, golfed and advised to the highest possible standard!

The Winning Team in the Stanton Open was comprised of local duo Brian Lyall and Bob Braithwaite who posted an astounding score of 54 points, resulting in adulation and disbelief from fellow competitors left trailing in their wake.
"How many times did you go round? "
"Did you enter the NETT scores in place of the GROSS scores?"
were some of the kinder quips. Other comments are not for publication in a family-friendly environment!

Their back nine scores consisted of 5 NETT birdies and 4 NETT eagles - truly remarkable! Well done Brian and Bob - you have now officially been inducted into the "Hall of Bandits"!!

It was much appreciated that so many competitors stayed for the Prize Presentation, expertly compèred by Vice-Captain Peter Gauntley with Seniors' Captain Jeff Hooley in attendance.

  • 1st Prize - Ecco Waterproof Golf Bags :
    Brian Lyall & Bob Braithwaite (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) 54 points
  • 2nd Prize - Sketchers Shoes :  
    Terry Greenhalgh (The Belfrey) & Robin Richards (Nuneaton) 50 points
  • 3rd Prize - Motocaddy Lite Series Bags : 
    Martin HathwayMichael Harby (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) 48 points
  • 4th Prize - Oscar Jacobson Sweaters : 
    Glyn Bramley & Adrian Pritchett (Beedles Lake) 48 points
  • 5th Prize - Callaway Trousers : 
    Peter Gauntley & Gren Wills (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) 48 points
  • 2nd Hole - NIGEL FEATHERSTONE (Stanton-on-the-Wolds)
  • 5th Hole - BOB WATTS (Hinckley)
  • 10th Hole - RAY NORTH (Wollaton Park)
  • 15th Hole - KEITH STAFFORD (Mapperley)

The full set of results can be viewed on the website

Many thanks to all the competitors from far and wide who supported the Stanton Seniors' Open this year. 

We hope you had a most enjoyable time and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Ladies' Open 2018

On Tuesday 7th August, 156 Ladies from 33 different golf clubs played in the Stanton Ladies' Open.  With the course being in great condition and the weather good, there were some very good scores returned. Several Stanton Ladies featured on the Leader Board throughout the day. However one of the last teams to finish achieved the winning score of 88 points included our own Ann Goodwin, playing with three Ladies from Rushcliffe. Well done to them all.

The team that came second who scored 85 points were from Belton Park, and third were a team including Stanton's Jan Hooley and Jackie Richards who scored 84

In fourth place, also with 84 points were Stanton's Di Sully and her team, and in fifth place was a team from Forest Hill with 83 points.

Nearest-the-pin was won with a hole-in-one at the fifth by S. Young from Chesterfield, who was thrilled to score her first ace. The longest drive was won by Pat Hudson from Burghley Park.

The raffle raised £287, and the delicious cakes at the halfway house baked by Stanton Ladies, raised even more for the Captains' Charity - Keyworth and Disctrict Community Concern.

The Office had worked hard planning the day and producing start sheets and the cards. The Restaurant and Bar kept us fed and watered with their usual cheerful, calm approach, despite the Chef being away on his honeymoon!

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped the day run smoothly. These included starters, registration, raffle ticket sellers, halfway house helpers, cake bakers, car park attendants and course marshals.

There was no prize presentation, so for those competitors who didn't collect them on the day, vouchers will be sent out in the post to the Team Leaders for onward distribution to the rest of their Teams.

Full results can be viewed on the website.

Many congratulations to all the prize winners. We hope those participating had a thoughly enjoyable day and look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Jane Harby

Lady Captain 2018
Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club

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