Judy and I are honoured to be your Captains for 2019-2020. We have both been Members of Stanton for many years and I think it is true to say that when we joined the Club, we took for granted everything that Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club offered. The course is always in great condition, the greens exceptional (last year probably the best in the country thanks to Dan Branson and his Green Staff), competitions always on hand to enter, and a good variety of social events organised for Members to attend.
We believe that Stanton is a place to come and have fun playing golf with like-minded people, enjoying fellowship and to forget our cares and worries. Judy and I want to promote good feeling and fellowship for all members at the Club. There may be disagreements that arise but we hope that we can all work calmly together in the spirit of compromise, cooperation and understanding for the benefit of all and the Club.
The Club is now in year four of the five-year plan devised by the Board and managed by our Club Manager. Judy and I fully support this plan and the efforts to implement this. The Club Manager’s role is far from easy trying to satisfy the myriad of views and demands of the considerable membership - so once again we hope the spirit of compromise, cooperation and understanding prevails.
There are challenges ahead but I hope we can all work together to resolve them and support the Club in any way possible.
When deciding on our Captains' Charity, Judy and I wanted a local charity and a charity that helped children develop skills to enhance their future quality of life. The Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust (BCCT) encourages young people to get active in sport and get involved in our wonderful countryside. It ticked the right boxes. It is the brainchild of Darren Bicknell who has represented Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club for many years.
The BCCT not only focus on young able-bodied people but also runs a Special Needs Programme where disabled children are introduced to the games of Kwik and Table Cricket allowing them to develop new skills by playing these games on a regular basis. These students visit the countryside and experience new activities otherwise unavailable to them. They learn from sports specialists and countryside educationalists from local people such as huntsmen, fishing enthusiasts and the birds of prey keepers. The BCCT needs to raise funds to generate enough funding to deliver their projects each year and wish to invest in a new building so that they can operate all the year round.
Best Wishes from your Captains