On Sunday 18th August, the Belton Park First team travelled to Seacroft to take on Woodhall Spa and Cleethorpes in the final of the Bramley Singles Trophy competition. Representing Belton Park were Jack Diment, Chris Haynes, and Matt Haynes in this prestigious event. It was a lovely day but a strong wind made it very difficult for the players.
The morning matches were very tight and at the halfway stage the result was difficult to predict. In the afternoon the Belton players really turned on the style with some superb golf which Woodhall and Cleethorpes simply could not match. Matt Haynes led the way with two emphatic victories beating Les Toyne from Woodhall Spa 6&5 and Jay Kirkum from Cleethorpes 9&7. Chris Haynes also had an emphatic win against Leon Leaney from Woodhall Spa by 6&5 and having been two down against John Jarrel from Cleethorpes he turned the game around to win by one hole. This meant that Jack Diment needed to win one game to secure the title. In a superb match the lead constantly changed hands until Jack finally secured a 3&2 victory over Paul Wharton from Woodhall Spa.
For the first time in the competition every competitor was either a County player or senior County player so for Belton to retain the Trophy was an outstanding achievement. Final score was Belton Park 5, Cleethorpes 3 and Woodhall Spa 1.
Chris, Matt, and Jack now go on to represent Belton Park in the Champion Club of England tournament at Romford Golf Club in September. It is the first time we have ever reached the final and although it won’t be easy, if the boys play as well as they did at Seacroft then we have a great chance of being Champion Club of England.
In addition, Jack is representing Belton Park Golf Club and Lincolnshire in the National Amateur championship at Frilford Heath. A great time for our first team players, and we wish them well in both finals.