Seniors Open 2015
The annual Seniors Open took place on Wednesday 10th June 2015 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club with 138 Competitors from 39 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 Michael Remington & Steven Hemmings (Glen Gorse) with an excellent score of 44 points.
The GROUP B Competition
was won by Steve Palmer & C Twigger (Nuneaton) with 42 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 Manager Claire Tuttey and her 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 2015
The annual prestigious Gentlemen’s Foursomes Medal open competition for the Coronation Trophy took place on Saturday 6th June 2015 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club.
The trophy, donated by George Burr (Captain in 1952) to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, was won by Stanton's very own king of comedy Stuart Walker and his playing partner Gary Shenton from Lingdale, with a nett score of 72.5.
2nd place overall :-
Nick Orchard & Grenville Wills (SWGC) with a nett score of 73.5
3rd place overall :-
James Varney & Paul Sanders (SWGC) with a nett score of 75.
Best gross score was achieved by James MacLachlan & Mick Layton (Stanton) with a score of 80, closely followed by last year's Scratch Prize Winners Digby Kite & Jonathan Kisby (Stanton) who also scored 80, but were beaten on count-back.
Thanks to all the hard preparation work by Stanton's dedicated Green Staff, the course was in near-perfect condition, although windy conditions and firm greens contributed to some higher scoring than usual this year. Nevertheless a most enjoyable day was experienced by all those who took part. Local knowledge was clearly an important factor, as the winners' list comprised many Stanton stalwarts!
These events don't just happen - they are the result of many weeks' pre-planning and organisation. We are especially fortunate to have procured the services of Mr Paul Keeling, our new Club Manager who, together with his closely-knit team, was instrumental in making his first Stanton Open Event run like clockwork. Long may it continue!
Many thanks to the 168 entrants from 39 different clubs who supported this year's Coronation Trophy, and congratulations to all the prize winners - we hope to see you again next year.
Summary and full results are available for downloading.