Charity golf day at Belton Park attracts a record entry and raises just over £10k and provides a hole in one!
In very near perfect conditions on Friday 11th May, on one of the very best courses in Lincolnshire, a record entry of 180 golfers took to the fairways and greens of Belton Park for the 30th Annual Charity Am-Am in support of charities, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Parkinson’s UK, England & Wales Blind Golf and St Barnabas Lincs. The event is one of the most successful of its type in the region and has raised over £250,000 for local and national charities.
This year’s main sponsor was Blue Castle Group of Long Bennington who specialise in Waste and Utilities solutions.
Grantham’s Routen Chaplin (Wealth Management) and Ian Carroll Ltd (Professional Building Services) were the other sponsors.
Blessed with good weather, the day’s golf included an 18-hole Am-Am competition and a nine-hole Texas Scramble, both of which were keenly contested and resulted in some impressive scores.
The winners of the main competition with a fantastic am-am stableford score of 86 points were the team from Ian Carroll Ltd being Ian Carroll, Nigel Strutt, Roy Allen and Ian Stockdale.
In second place with 86 points losing on count back were the team from CWH Surveyors, T Casswell, J Glover, D Hall and D Spackman.
In third place with 84 points were the team Fore Amigos, A Pickering, C Ruddles, H Glenn and B Towse.
In fourth place with 83 points were the team from Mantels Fireplaces, A Dobney, M Best, T Cooper and T Whitlam.
The Texas scramble competition was won by Nic Banner, Gary Long, Alastair Holmes and John Cooke with a score of 24.3.
Runners up with a score of 25 were Colin Mason, Simon Denton, Nigel Wright and Chris Lees.
Special mention goes to Nick Pigott from team GT Joinery who scored a hole in one at the 137 yards 6th hole.
Nearest pin on 14th was Andrew Hounsfield and in 2 shots on hole 11 Olly Mitchell. Longest drive on 10th hole was James Barker with the lady’s winner Jane Renfrew.
During the day representatives from Parkinson’s UK provided food and beverages at the half way hut and St Barnabas conducted a raffle.
After play an auction conducted by Charles Hine attracted lively bidding for a number of sports-related lots, including golf for four on the famous courses Royal St George’s, Sunningdale and Hollinwell .
At the end of the prize presentation, Club Captain Colin Mason on behalf of the organising committee thanked all of those that played ,sponsored and gave so generously to raise just over £10,000. He also congratulated the green staff who presented the course in such fantastic condition and the club house staff for the catering.
He also mentioned next year’s event would be on Friday 10th May 2019.