Mixed Open 2016
20 pairs played in this year's inaugural Stanton Mixed Open - a Stableford Better-Ball format with a shot-gun start.
In spite of a disappointingly low entry, the competitors who did take part had a thoroughly enjoyable day, with the weather elements behaving themselves for once.
The combination of traditional exemplary organisation, the magnificent state of the course and the fine cuisine, ensured the day's success,
Rest assured, Stanton looks forward to seeing all the Visitors who supported this competition, at next year's event. Your assistance in spreading the word would be very much appreciated, so that the 46 available slots can be filled.
Clearly advantage of a somewhat depleted field was taken by the last-minute pairing of Stanton Club Manager Paul Keeling and veteran campaigner Bridgett Patrick, who breezed around their home course collecting 43 points on the way. Congratulations to both of them - it is understood Bridgett's other half Jim was quite delighted with the pickings!
1st - Paul Keeling & Bridgett Patrick (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) 43 pts
2nd - S Holborn (Lincoln) & J Holborn (Market Rasen) 41 pts
3rd - J Villiers & M Villiers (Oakmere Park Admirals) 41 pts (Last 9 22 pts)
Ladies Nearest-the-Pin - Jenny Holborn (Market Rasen)
Gents Nearest-the-Pin - Patrick Lane (WillesleyPark)
Junior Open 2016
16 players took part in the 2016 Stanton Junior Open on Wednesday 17th August.
The weather was perfect for golf, and with fast-running fairways leading to near-perfect greens there were some excellent scores.
The winner of the Hamilton Trophy was Ciaran Higgins (Sittingbourne & Milton Regis) with a brilliant nett 62, which included an eagle 3 on the long par five 17th. Ciaran also won the Daily Telegraph best nett for Boys, with the equivalent prize for Girls won by Aimee Cleminson (Charnwood Forest).
The Daily Telegraph Scratch prize for Boys was won by 6 handicap Harry Danzey (Mapperley) on count-back with a 79, and the equivalent prize for Girls was won once again by Stanton's own Georgia Viggers.
Many thanks again to all concerned who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the success of these Open Events.
Hopefully all the competitors enjoyed their day at Stanton-on-the-Wolds, and will come back again and visit us next year, if not before.
Full results of the Stanton Open may be downloaded from the Stanton website
Ladies Open 2016
The day dawned grey but was soon brightened up by the colourful arrival of the Lady competitors which in turn lightened both the weather and the mood.
108 Ladies from 26 clubs situated around the Country enjoyed a "wonderful course, food, and a competition away" (their words!) and a promise to return next year.
The scores ranged from very respectable to excellent, so congratulations are due not only to the winners but to all the participants.
Many thanks also to all the usual suspects who contributed to the day's success.
Overall Winners 86 pts
Diane Sully - Stanton-on-the-Wolds
Sue Godfrey - Rushcliffe
Maggie Burrows - Mapperley
Anne Lindley - Mapperley
Overall Runners-Up 83 pts
Jackie Richards - Stanton-on-the-Wolds
Julie Jan - Coxmoor
Judith Burgin - Stanton-on-the-Wolds
Marlene Hurt - Sherwood Forest
Overall 3rd 82 pts
Kathy Seal - Beedles Lake
Donna Canning - Beedles Lake
Julie Bumpus - Beedles Lake
Tina Collins - Rothley Park
Overall 4th 79 pts
Denise Waldron - Melton Mowbray
Drina Terzza - Melton Mowbray
Kathie Finn - Melton Mowbray
Chris Cook - Melton Mowbray
Overall 5th 78 pts
Jane Spencer - Lincoln
Rachel Little - Lincoln
Evelyn McPherson - Lincoln
Gillian Chatterton - Lincoln
A full set of results may be downloaded from the Club's website
Judy Clifford (Stanton-on-the-Wolds) won the Longest Drive competition.
Mary Ryan (Sherwood Forest) won the "Nearest-the-Pin" prize.
Stanton Ladies' Secretary
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.