C Team victorious over local rivals Belton Woods

On Thursday, May 16th Belton Park C team hosted a match against local rivals Belton Woods, which started in hot windy conditions and ended in a cold still evening. Our preparations were made to compete against our nearest rivals, and home advantage proved key with a convincing win 4½ to 1½. 

De ja vu – C team Captain Ian Carroll, partnered by Martin Clarke, failed to take the home advantage due to too much golf from interesting rough positions letting the opposition of Alan and Harry take the early initiative winning 3&2. 

Again, Belton Park’s team proved their worth by winning the next 4 matches and halving the last. Super sub Ken Kane came in with just two hours’ notice and gained the half – a big thanks to Ken. 

Best pair went to Ajay Panchal and John Cooke with a terrific 7&6 win making John the early leader in our best player of the year 2019 - great Job John keep it up. 

Serious heavy side winds made the nearest the pin 4th hole so difficult that only Ben Bayliss (best player 2018) hit the green winning a bottle of wine donated by Andy MacGowan. Andy’s wine cellar maybe getting smaller but so is his waistline, so everybody’s a winner!

Results;

1

Ian Carroll and Martin Clarke

lost 3&2 

2

Stewart Boylan and John Clark

won 4&3 

3   

Andy MacGowan and Chris Hides   

won 4&3   

4

Garry Taylor and Ben Bayliss

won 2 up 

5

Ajay Panchal and John Cooke

won 7&6 

6

Tom Parry and Ken Kane

halved