Past Captains Trophy
On Wednesday the 9th of September there was a very good turnout for the Belton Park Golf Club Past Captains Trophy.
18 competitors took to the course with the eventual winner being Dr James Sneddon. The presentation was a somewhat subdued affair due to the Covid-19 situation but with our oldest past captain, Joe Lyons, doing a 5-minute comedy routine it almost felt like we were back to normality!
Hole-in-one for Paul Nash in Seniors competition!
The Seniors played in a "Shambles" competition on Tuesday. 51 players played in teams of 4. The shambles format is similar to a Texas Scramble, except that, after the best drive is chosen, all players play their own ball from the best drive position and the two best Stableford scores count on each hole.
Paul Nash holed an ace on the 21st, meaning that the best drive was a hole-in-one and therefore both Paul and one other team member both scored a hole-in-one! The team score on that hole was 9 points on a par 3, 5 for Paul who gets a shot, and 4 points for the 2nd player who unfortunately (for him!) didn't get a shot and only scored 4 points!
The team of John Newton, Paul Nash, Keith Bowers, and Alan Addis went on to win the competition with an amazing score of 101 points!
Well done Paul! (and the rest of the team of course!)
Ladies Past Captains Competition
Twenty-one lady past captains and the current Lady Captain, Pam Wiggins, played for the trophy donated by Mona Burgess on Wednesday 2nd September. The weather was reasonably kind to the golfers and a social distancing meal was enjoyed afterwards.
Immediate past captain Helen Long passed on best wishes from previous past captains who were unable to attend. A total of 42 years was covered as Captain’s from years 1977 to 2019 were represented in the competition.
Winner of the 9-hole competition was Alice Epton, Captain in 2012. Second in the 18-hole competition was Shelley McClelland, Captain in 2007 with 36 points. The overall winner and holder of the trophy for 2020 was Janni Pask, Captain in 2004, who won with 36 points on countback. Janni is seen here with the trophy.
Will Hopkins wins Club Championship
After a wonderful battle between the “young guns” at the recent Men’s Club Championship it was Will Hopkins who emerged victorious after a superb second round of 65 in very unfavourable conditions. It was a fitting way to finish a very high-quality exhibition of golf with Gary Clarke finishing as runner up and Jack Diment, leader after the first round, taking third spot.
Gary had some consolation for ending up second on both days by winning the Nett championship trophy. We are very privileged to have three county golfers of this standard at Belton Park and congratulations again to Will for his exceptional performance on the Sunday.
Ladies Section Charity Am-Am
There were a good field of competitors playing in the Ladies Charity Am Am on Thursday 27th August to raise funds for the Lady Captain's charity - the Brain Tumour Charity.
The winners were as follows:
1st Louise Barrett, Jackie Wilson, Carol Stothard & Nikki Masson - Belton Park & Belton Woods - 83pts (OCB)
2nd Issie Guest, Helen Long, Gill Briggs, & Joy Stepney - Belton Park - 83 pts
3rd Mairead Scott, Lorraine Robinson Mandy Lees, & Alison Ravenhill - Toft Hotel Golf Club - 80pts
4th Janet Goodall, Ann Dewhurst, Karen Trevor & Chris Hunt - Peterborough Milton - 78 (OCB)
5th Lynda Ramscar, Mandy Horne, Sandy Rawlins & Gail Powell - Blankney - 78pts
Junior Captain wins Championship Trophy
Playing in really strong winds and very testing conditions on Friday 21st August, Belton Park juniors competed for the 2020 Junior Club Championships. In a very close-run contest our Junior Captain Emily Horsted was eventually victorious and was crowned Junior Club Champion. Runner up in the gross competition was sister Ellie just two shots behind.
In the nett competition, there were some very good scores from Jack Parker and Blake Smith but the winner with an outstanding nett score of 66 was Ellie Horsted.
For our younger players without a handicap, a nine-hole competition was played on the Deer course and the inaugural winner of this event was Charlie Grindle with a superb nett score of four under par.
Congratulations to Emily, Ellie and Charlie for their excellent performances on the day, and to all the juniors who took part.