Seniors match - Newark away, April 25th 2018
The Seniors were welcomed by Newark Seniors on a sunny and showery day. The weather was kind with only a few spots of rain and the course was in excellent condition with smooth, fast greens.
Belton Park won the match 6-2 with Captain Howard Lockwood and his partner Richard Fowell leading the charge and winning 3 and 2.
|1||Howard Lockwood (C) & Richard Fowell||Won 3 & 2|
|2||Mike Collins (VC) & John Thompson||Won 4 & 3|
|3||Tim Stubbs & John McNally||Won 2 & 1|
|4||Frank Overton & Dennis Santer||Won 5 & 3|
|5||Bill Brogan & Nigel Beaumont||Lost 4 & 3|
|6||Alan Addis & Derek Little||Won 6 & 5|
|7||Pete Long & Simon Gray||Won 4 & 3|
|8||Steve Calvert & Colin Farrington||Lost 3 & 1|
The return match at Belton Park is on Tuesday, May 22nd 2018.
Grantham Cup 2018
A strong field of 41 teams of four contested the Grantham cup in early season conditions at Belton Park. Although the weather had improved considerably from previous weeks, the Brownlow course still proved to be challenging, playing just about its full length off the white tees, and the scores reflected this.
The winners were Andrew Clark, Matthew Warren, Glen Cooper and Dave Wing with an excellent 89 points.
Other notable scores came from the teams comprising Dave Woodhams, Kevin Williams, Dale Maplethorpe & Nathan Holland, also Graham Jappy, Pete Barson, Graeme Butt & Craig Ramsay. Then Steve Gaunt, Sean Mcauley, Simon Moore & David Fahey.
The following players had two’s:
Glen Cooper x 2
RAF Spitalgate Cup 2018
A full field of 79 pairs took part in this year’s RAF Spitalgate cup, a pairs stableford competition played in warm Spring sunshine.
The winners were Peter Bowes and Jim Graham with an excellent score of 45 points.
In 2nd place with 44 points on countback were David Fahey and Sean Mcauley, from Jack Diment and Aaron Kay.
In 4th place with 43 points on countback were Glenn Carpenter and Dean Scott, from Guy Mitchell and Gary Tupper, and in 6th place were Michael Jones and Adrian Dobney.
The following players had two’s:
Will Hopkins - 4th place in the McEvoy Trophy
Belton Park member, Will Hopkins returned an excellent -2 in the McEvoy Trophy to secure joint 4th in this prestigious junior event.
Will (second from right, back row) played some excellent golf, shooting a 69 in the first round and a 72 in the second round.
As ever, Will represented the club magnificently and did us proud.
The History Of The Peter McEvoy Trophy
Following his Amateur Championship victories the Club invited Peter to suggest a way in which we may commemorate his achievements. He suggested a 72 hole competition for Under 18 junior boy golfers, to be held annually at Copt Heath.
Starting in 1981, the competition was originally held in August but in 1985, at the request of the English Golfing Union (EGU), it was moved to April. This was to assist them with the selection of the England Boys’ team ahead of the various National and European Championships held later in the season.
The McEvoy has become the traditional curtain raiser to the boy's golf season and is now viewed as one of the “must enter” junior major competitions. The best junior players from across GB&I can therefore be guaranteed to be seen in Solihull every year. Annually, there are far more entrants than we are able to accommodate and thus there is a ballot based on handicap. Since 2000, the cut-off handicap has reduced annually from 1.7 (2001) to 0.1 (2014), which illustrates the excellence of the players now coming through, many of whom have handicaps of between +2 and +4.
In 2013 Justin Rose became the first McEvoy Trophy winner to go on and secure a Major Championship - the US Open at Merion GC.
Seniors match - Sleaford, April 17th
Howard Lockwood(C) & Mike Bower
Frank Overton & Ian Askew
|Won 2 & 1|
Steve Calvert & Brian Mole
|Lost 3 & 2|
Dave Martin & John McNally
|Lost 2 & 1|
Dave Dobney & John Thompson
|Won 2 & 1|
Peter Hancock & Dave Langley
|Lost 1 down|
Ken Reilly & Trevor Collis
|Won 1 up|
Mike Collins(VC) & Dennis Santer
|Won 2 up|
Seniors Match - Blankney away, April 5th 2018
The Seniors played their first away match of the season at Blankney and received a warm welcome from the Blankney Seniors. The course was in excellent condition with very smooth, fast greens and the weather was sunny and warm.
The match result was an honorable 4/4 draw, with Frank Overton playing manfully on his own as his partner's car broke down en route!
|1||Howard Lockwood and Tim Stubbs||won 4 and 3|
|2||Mike Collins and Dave Dobney||won 2 up|
|3||Manny Barker and Graham Secker||won 3 and 2|
|4||Frank Overton||lost 5 and 4|
|5||Mike Bower and George Crowford||lost 2 and 1|
|6||Trevor Collis and Bruce Castledine||lost 7 and 6|
|7||Peter Long and Tony Noble||lost 3 and 2|
|8||Bill Brogan and John McNally||won 2 and 1|
The return home match is on Tuesday, May 15th 2018.