The Beau Desert “Stag” was the brain child of M. J. (Miles) Chatterton who felt that a club and course of Beau Desert’s undoubted standing should have a top class open, amateur competition, attracting the scratch and low handicap golfer.
In 1979 he presented the magnificent “Stag” trophy – and sufficient replicas for many years – to the Club, and since its first playing in 1980 the competition has moved from strength to strength – with a gross 66 being scored in 1986 and the “Stag” becoming an essential date in the diary of many fine golfers around the country.
Ryan Brooks is the 2017 Stag Champion, a member of Whittington Heath Golf Club.
Ryan recorded rounds of 74 and 73 for a 147 total - a shot clear of Ollie Read from Branston G&CC. In third place also on 148 was Jak Turner from Bloxwich whilst Mike Amos from Beau Desert finished fourth on 149.
For a full list of the results, including a link to those of the Staffordshire Stag, a 72 hole event comprising the Beau Desert Stag and the Trentham Punch Bowl, please see the Open Results page of the site.