Orston Village Golf Society

(Last updated 15th April 2019)

The Orston Golf Society has been running successfully for nearly 20 years. Membership is open to anyone living in the village. Guests are also invited to events during the year.

If you wish to join or have any questions answered please contact our Hon President Tony Benton on 01949 851011

The main competitions are :
1. The Durham Ox Trophy annual knockout and plate competitions. The draw is made in the spring with the finals played around September/ October time
2. Spring Open / Memorial Cup – Played each year at the Nottinghamshire Golf Club, Cotgrave with separate competitions for members, guests and ladies
3. Summer Open – Organised by the previous year’s winner again with guests
4. Autumn meeting – Organised by a member volunteer (with guests)
5. Usually one match against Rolleston village Golf Society (ORGS)

Latest News

Orston Golf Society – Memorial Cup

The Orston Golf Society was inaugurated nearly 20 years ago. During that time we have sadly lost 3 of our members; Tony Steene, Ian Smellie and most recently Don Baston.

Following the recent sad loss of Don It was suggested it would be fitting to play an annual golf match in honour of all past members. To this aim the Society funded a trophy, The Memorial Cup, to be played for at the Orston Spring Meeting at The Nottinghamshire, Cotgrave, an event organised by Patrick Newton and always well supported.

This year it was played on Friday 5th April with 27 competitors. The inaugural winner of The Memorial Cup was Bob Clarke with runner-up Dan Davies. Other successful entrants were Penny Leadbetter (Ladies’ Competition), Nigel Rusby (nearest the pin) and Ian Jackson (longest drive). The team prize went to Paul Davies, Lee Pinnock, Bob Clarke and Jeff Dickinson. Congratulations to all the winners, and to Patrick for organising yet another enjoyable and successful competition.

Full results here

David Sims wins 2018 Durham Ox Trophy

Winner of The Plate Competition 2018 – Jeff Dickinson

Minutes of the Orston Golf Society AGM – Friday 1st February 2019

Attendees: Tony Benton, Bob Clarke, Jeff Dickinson, Paul Howitt, Nigel Rippon, Dave Morris, Patrick Newton, Simon Rhodes -Chamberlain, David Sims

Item 1 – Some form of commemoration to Don Baston
After much discussion it was decided that we should have a Memorial Cup and hence commemorate all those members who have died since joining the Society namely Tony Steene, Ian Smellie and Don Baston

This Cup to be presented as the main Cup at this year’s Spring Meeting

Tony was asked to sort out a suitable Trophy – not plastic – of which he will hope to get samples shortly. This to be paid for by the members

Item 2 – Winners
New arrangements re the winner of the various meetings i.e. Spring, Summer and Autumn was agreed.
In the Spring and Autumn Meetings it was decided there should be no discrimination when it comes to prizes between Members, Country Members and guests.

This does not apply to the Summer Meeting where the country members and guests already have magnificent trophies to play for including The Kennedy Cup

Item 3 – Summer Meeting
Re the Summer Meeting it was agreed that the winner of the Kennedy Cup should assists with the full member winner running the 2020 meeting

Item 4 – Society Handicaps
It was decided that if the winner of any of the Meetings wins playing off what is called a “corporate/society handicap ” he will have his handicap reduced by up to a maximum of 5 shots for 12 months

Item 5 – The Durham Ox K/O Trophy (from 2020)
It was agreed this will in future be run by the winner of the previous year’s competition

Item 6 – Clarification of the Subscriptions
Those who take part in the Village KO (i.e. those resident in the Village) £6.00. Country members £3.00

At the end of this meeting Tony informed the assembled company that he shall be definitely, no if or buts, be retiring at the end of this year. By a unanimous vote Tony’s resignation was refused.

Orston Summer Golf, 13th July 2018 at Newark Golf Club

Fantastic weather and a great turn out made this a very enjoyable village event. This was the 20th consecutive year this event had been organised. We had 29 golfers, and for the after golf food and presentations, the Durham Ox hosted 39 golfers and partners. As always Traci did us proud with a splendid summer buffet.

The results and presentations went as follows:

Early entry/payment prize – Patrick Newton

“El Bandido” prize – Won by Nick West for the most outrageous score of 47 points!!

Neatest Card – Thank you to Anita Bartys for helping the adjudicators with the best presented score card.

Long Distance prize – For the score reflecting the most yardage walked and balls lost this went to David Sims.

Team prize – Chris Asher, Andy Tongue, Chris Ward and Richard Elliot with a total score of 147.

Nearest the pin in 2 on hole 12 – Julian Benton.

Nearest the pin hole 17 – Richard Elliot.

Ladies’ Champion – Penny Leadbetter (38 points).

Rest of World 3rd place – Chris Asher (39 points)
Rest of World 2nd place – Julian Benton
Rest of World Winner of The Kennedy Cup – Nick West with an incredible 47 points (Well played Nick)

Orston Members’ Competition 3rd place – Liam Quegan (36 points on countback)
2nd Place – Patrick Newton (37 points)
This year’s Orston Champion – Andy Tongue (44 points). Over to Andy now to organise next year’s event.

Photos of the day

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Curtesy of “Woodcock Photographic Studios”

Orston Summer Golf at Belton Park, 7th July 2017

Orston Golf Society Winner – Bob Clarke (40 points)
OGS R/U – Richard Kenward (37 points)

Rest of World Winner – Lee Pinnock (42 points)
RoW R/U Lyndon Hallett (42 points)

Ladies Winner – Donna Hayle

Team Winners:
Dan Davies (Captain)
Leyton Howells
Lyndon Hallett
Chris Watchorn

Orston Spring Golf Meeting at The Nottinghamshire, 24th March 2017 – RESULTS

Orston Spring Cup Winner – Tom Parry

Runner Up – Dan Davies
Ladies Winner – Anita Bartys
Nearest the Pin Hole 5 – George Cockbill
Nearest the Pin – hole 14 – Tom Parry
Longest Drive – Clive Horn
Best Team – Roland Daniels, Keith Howard, Dan Davies and John Maughan

Congratulations to all the winners and for those of us not successful this time, we can hope for that perfect round next time.

End of Season dinner and presentations 2016 – This was again held at the Durham Ox with another good turnout. Traci and Rick did us proud with an excellent supper of beef & ale pie, chicken pie and vegetarian options. Trophies for winners and runners-up of the Knock-Out competitions were presented to:
Simon Rhodes-Chamberlin – Winner of the main comp.
Patrick Newton – Runner-up
Bob Clarke – Winner of the Plate comp.
Rob Gullis – Runner-up

Photo here

Autumn Orston Golf Day 23rd September 2016 – Stoke Rochford Golf Club

17 players have confirmed for our autumn golf day at Stoke Rochford on the 23rd September. We will meet up at the Durham Ox afterwards for refreshments, presentations and wrap up of our 2016 season. I am very much looking forward to some interesting golf. Hon. Organiser Nigel Rusby

Summer Golf at Norwood Park – 1 July 2016

The Summer meet was again at Norwood Park on Friday the 1 July 2016 using the successful new format adopted last year with ‘after golf’ refreshments with wives/partners at the Durham Ox.

Spring Open at the Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club

Results and photo:

Overall winner on the day Lee Pinnock 18 handicap) with 39 points

Category winners:

Ladies’ section:
Winner – Catherine Morris 26 points

Handicaps 10 to 14
Winner – A Henderson 36 points
Second – G Cockbill 33 points
Third – Chris Smellie 32 points

Handicaps 15 to 19
Winner – Lee Pinnock 39 points
Second – Nigel Rusby 35 points
Third – Clive Horn – 34 points

Handicaps 20 to 28
Winner – Nigel Rippon 38 points
Second – David Simms 33 points
Third – Rob Gullis 31 points

Best total score on par 3s – Lee Pinnock with a points’ tally of 13.
Lee Pinnock - Spring Open '16
Photo courtesy of fuzzysnaps.com

Orston Summer Open competition Friday 3rd July 2015. Held at Norwood Golf Club followed by a summer buffet at the Durham Ox. Next year’s event to be organised by the winner, Andy Tongue. Watch this space.

Spring Open 2015 – Results and winners’ photo gallery

Our new Spring Open Champion 2015 – Nigel Rusby

Longest drive Nigel Rusby
Nearest pin Patrick Newton

Winner Low Handicap Nigel Rusby
Runner Up Chris Smellie

Winner Mid Handicap Jeff Dickinson
Runner Up Tony Wade

Winner High Handicap Nigel Rippon
Runner Up Donna Hayle

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Orston Golf Society Spring Open
Cotgrave (The Nottinghamshire Golf Club)
6 April 2013

On Friday April 5th 24 members of the Orston Village Golf Society played the Spring Open at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club. Conditions were challenging with cool weather and a strong breeze, and David Nock proved a worthy winner. Jeff Dickinson finished second and Chris Smellie third. Penny Leadbetter was the winner of the ladies competition. Rob Gullis won the Longest Drive competition while David Nock was Nearest the Pin. Thanks to all who took part in an enjoyable day and congratulations to all the prizewinners.

To see all the photos click here

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Golf Dinner & Presentation Evening
Durham Ox
21 November 2012

David Hayle Receives the Durham Ox Trophy

An excellent evening provided by The Durham Ox meant the OVGS and their better halves finished 2012 with an event to linger in the memory. A very good meal in the old skittle alley was followed by the prize giving. Many thanks to Tony Benton for arranging the evening AGAIN and the photos can be seen here.orston-golf-presentation-2016orston-golf-presentation-2016orston-golf-presentation-2016orston-golf-presentation-2016

Congratulations Tom!

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