Seniors Open 2016
On a warm and balmy day, the annual Seniors Open took place on Wednesday 8th June 2016 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club with 116 Competitors from 32 different Midlands Golf Clubs taking part.
There were two concurrent better-ball Stableford competitions in operation based on the combined ages of the pairs.
The GROUP A Competition
was won by Stan Dziuba & Clive Ledger (SOTW) with an excellent score of 46 Stableford points.
The GROUP B Competition
was won by B. Whitchurch (Radcliffe-on-Trent) & P. N. Smith (Notts) with another fine score of 45 Stableford points.
The course was in superb condition - all due to the hard work of the Head Greenkeeper and his Staff, and the meal provided as part of the whole package was very well received - congratulations to Catering, Kitchen and Bar Managers and all their Staff.
Thanks are also due to the Stanton Seniors' Section, the Club Manager Paul Keeling and his Staff, and to the Club Professional Nick Hernon who were collectively responsible for organising and running the competitions.
We trust you enjoyed your day and hopefully look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Full results, including count-backs can be dowloaded from the Stanton web site.
Coronation Trophy 2016
The annual Gentlemen’s Open Competition for the Coronation Trophy took place on Saturday 4th June 2016 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club.
After being played as a Foursomes since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2nd, this annual prestigious Gentlemen’s competition has bowed to modern pressures and for the very first time was played using the Four-Ball, Better-Ball MEDAL format.
The Organising Committee deliberated long and hard before agreeing to implement the change this year on a purely experimental basis. The Club has always prided itself in maintaining the highest traditions of the game, so dropping a form of play which was once so popular and had its basis in the very origins of the game, was never going to find much favour with the stalwarts. Nevertheless as entries this year exceeded expectations with the tee-times being completely filled from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm (together with a substantial waiting list), the momentous decision would appear to have been vindicated and there is high expectation that the revised format will continue next year.
The trophy, donated by George Burr (Captain in 1952) was won by Trevor Sims (SWGC) and his playing partner Mick Abbott (Stoke Rochford), with a magnificent nett score of 62.
2nd place overall :-
Phil Norris & Robert Tigg (SWGC) with a nett score of 64
3rd place overall :-
Tim Meadows & Richard McLoughlin (SWGC) with a nett score of 65 (on countback over the last 3 holes).
Best gross score was achieved by Barry Dawson and Maurice Hume (SWGC) with a score of 70.
Thanks to all the hard preparatory work by Stanton's dedicated Green Staff, the course was in perfect condition with many regulars commenting possibly the best ever. The greens were running fast and true and with well over 2/3rds of the field achieving a Nett score of par or better, some decent golf was clearly being played. Feedback from the competitors has been very positive and all those involved in the organisation are to be congratulated and thanked for their contribution (no matter how large or small) to all the day's events.
Many thanks are also due to the 184 entrants from 22 different clubs who supported this year's Coronation Trophy.
Congratulations as well to all the prize winners - we hope to see you again next year.
Annotated full results (Nett and Gross) are available for downloading.