The Orston Golf Society has been running successfully for over 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, Organisers Patrick Newton 07979 075741 or Bob Clarke 07792 029540
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. An occasional match against another village society
Orston Golf Society – Memorial Cup
The Orston Golf Society was inaugurated over 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 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, and is played for at the Orston Spring Meeting at The Nottinghamshire, Cotgrave, an event organised by Patrick Newton and always well supported.
The inaugural winner of The Memorial Cup in 2019 was Bob Clarke with runner-up Dan Davies.
This year the competition is to be played at The Nottinghamshire at Cotgrave on the Friday 14th July 2023.
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.