Open Competitions Reports

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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 Other comments are not for publication in a family-friendly environment!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

Coronation Trophy 2018

The annual Gentlemen’s Open Competition for the Coronation Trophy took place on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club. 

After being played as a Foursomes since the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Organising Committee agreed two years ago that the format be changed to the Four-Ball, Better-Ball MEDAL format, which has resulted in the available tee-times being completely filled in both years, together with a substantial waiting list. 

The Winners :-

The Trophy, donated by George Burr (Captain in 1952) was won by the local pairing of Paul Fletcher & Ian Greatorex (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) with a magnificent nett score of 61

2nd place overall :- 

Last year's Winners Geoff & Samuel Underwood (Stanton-on-the-Wolds & Worplesdon) with a nett score of 64 (on countback).

3rd place overall :-

Tim Bateson & Fred Brown (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) with a nett score of 65 (on countback over the last 15 holes).

Best gross score :-

was achieved by Woodhall Spa members Glyn Roddy & Daniel McEvoy with a score of 71.

Thanks to all the hard preparatory work by Stanton's dedicated Green Staff, the course was in perfect condition in spite of all the rain that had fallen in previous weeks. The greens were running fast and true and living up to their reputation of being the best in the County. 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 188 entrants from 31 different clubs who supported this year's Coronation Trophy. Keep an eye on the website for next year's entry forms - they should be available towards the end of the year.

Congratulations as well to all the prize winners - we hope to see you again soon.

Annotated full results (Nett by Division, and Gross) are available for downloading.

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