On Saturday 7th December 128 players competed in one of Belton Park Golf Club’s most anticipated competitions of the year, with the year’s beneficiaries being Macmillan Cancer Support. The Colin Elstone Bottle Charity AM-AM has been held in its current format for the last 31 years but started in the small way back in 1980.
This competition has now been organised by John Kirkup for the past 6 years and notoriously brings out the best in those competing with a great atmosphere and plenty of Christmas cheer. This year was no different which reflected in the amazing 2 from 4 stableford scores in the breezy conditions.
Before the presentation, Caroline Booth from Macmillan Cancer Support addressed the competitors, thanking them for their generosity and gave an insight of where the money would go.
Newly installed Club Captain Ged O’Reilly and Lady Captain Pam Wiggins were in attendance to congratulate all the winners and present them with their prizes.
This year 8 prizes were up for grabs the top 5 were:
1st S Allison, G Taylor, G Tupper and J Baxter 95pts
2nd N Gibson JNR, T Shaw, G Mitchell and W Clarke 91pts (on countback)
3rd S Moore, M Clarke, R Brighton and N Smith 91pts
4th R Allen, T Guest, P Barson and J Henson 88pts
5th M Sims, J Whaler, J Elstone and C Smith 86pts
Nearest the pin on the 6th was John Henson and on the 17th was Alan Barnes.
2019 was a record breaking year for the amount of money amount raised with a grand total of £1910. Well done to all.