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Men’s club championships 2018

67 players took part in this year’s club championships, 66 on day two.  In a change to previous years, the club was asked to play the championships over two days, rather than one.  The championships were blessed with glorious weather on both days, with excellent scores being returned.

The winner of the lowest 36-hole gross (and Clements scratch bowl) was Jack Diment, with an excellent score or 147 (70 & 77), one shot ahead of John Kirkup (77 & 71), on countback from Chris Burns (74 + 74).

The winner of the lowest 36-hole net (and Shaw memorial trophy) was John Kirkup, with an excellent score of 142 (148 – 6).  In 2nd place was Max Sims on 144 (160 – 16) and in 3rd place was John Taylor on 145 (169 – 24).

Vouchers for individual daily prizes went to:

Saturday (gross):

Jake Craddock

Saturday (net)

James Marshall

Sunday (gross)

Olly Michell

Sunday (net)

Joe Clayton

One of the highlights of the Sunday round was a hole-in-one for David Swayne at the 6th hole.

Recording twos on Saturday were:

Patrick Doyle                Jack Diment x 2            Gary Long                                 James Davie

Adrian Dobney             Paul Roper                   David Charlesworth                  John Kirkup

Bruce Macfarlane         Thomas Cooper  x 2      Will Hopkins                             Mark Sutton

Recording twos on Sunday were:

John Butler      Simon Stuart    Max Sims          Scott Allison     Thomas Cooper

Following play, Jack Diment was presented with the Clements scratch bowl and John Kirkup was presented with the Shaw memorial trophy by club captain Colin Mason.

Mixed Match vs Newark - July 13th

On Friday 13th July, the mixed team played against Newark at home in hot sunny weather and just a little breeze.

The course was in excellent condition given the rather exceptional weather conditions.

After a most enjoyable cold buffet the Club Captain Colin Mason welcomed the various dignitaries, Kevin and Josie the Club Captain’s, Simon, Helen and Sandra the Club Vice Captain’s, and all those taking part in today’s match.  He also thanked the Green and Catering Staff for their excellent achievements.

Newark’s Club Captain Kevin responded saying what an enjoyable day it had been even though he had wished for a better result but it was about the taking part – not necessarily the winning, the end result being an 8-0 win for Belton Park!


Colin Mason and Paula Marshall Win    
Simon Denton and Helen Long Win     
Paul Thompson and Anthea Nicoll Win   
Derek and Yvonne Bashford Win  
Pali Tamang and Sue Walker-Sherriff Win 
Ged O’Reilly and Annette Fordham Win    
James Marshall and Marjie Thompson Win
Peter Long and Jackie Scott Win   

C Team vs Sleaford away - July 13th

On Friday, July 13th the Belton Park C team visited Sleaford Golf Club in fabulous weather conditions. The course played like an inland links, as the fairways were very dry and the greens were slow, to give them some defence against the hot dry weather. The rough was long and very dry, consequently there was a good chance of hitting the ball if it was found in the rough! 

This team match was highly competitive, but played in a friendly atmosphere with lots of banter, adding to some enjoyable memories. The final result was a win for Belton Park 3½ - 2½.


John Cooke & Dave Wing                      won 4&3
Ian Carroll & Neil Gray                           halved
Jack Diment & Richard Welbourne      won 1 up
Nigel Strutt & Keith Smith                     won 2&1
Roy Allan & Gary Clark                           lost 8&6
Andy Beanland & Richard Claxton       lost 4&3

Seniors Charity AM-AM - July 12th

On Thursday July 12th Belton Park Golf club Seniors held the Seniors’ Charity AM-AM. 40 pairs played in the competition, after a shotgun start.

The camaraderie was terrific, our senior visitors enjoyed the welcome, the course, and the food. Everyone was very generous with their contributions in the raffle and in the charity auction that followed the meal.

Over £1,700 was raised for the Seniors Captain’s charity, the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.


1st – Frank Overton, Bert Tredigo                  - 44 pts (on countback)

2nd – Manny Barker, Bob Roberts                 - 44 pts (on countback)

3rd – Phil Shaw, Gordon Cushing                   - 44 pts  (on countback)

4th – Bill Brogan, John Newton                      - 42 Pts (on countback)

5th – Dave Dobney, Mike Thornton               - 42 pts (on countback)

6th – Graham Secker, Steve Bigwood            - 42 pts

Ladies Past Captains Day - July 11th

The Ladies Past Captains competition was played on a lovely sunny afternoon on July 11th. A large field took part and the competition was won by Joy Stepney with 37 points. Enid Maltby was second with 36 points. The weather was beautiful weather and the course was in great condition.

The competition was followed by a lovely afternoon tea.

Past Captain’s Trophy 2018

Ian Whyte the 2000 Captain wins Past Captain’s Trophy at Belton Park

Ian Whyte who was captain of Belton Park at the turn of the century won for the first time the annual competition open to Past Captain’s. The field of 22 was also joined to play by current Captain Colin Mason and Vice captain Simon Denton. After the golf, 1984 Captain David Burnett and 1991 Captain Keith Flinders joined the others for a celebratory meal. As this took place at the same time of England’s World Cup Semi final match a large screen was used to show the match.  

The full results were:

1st Place:  I Whyte (Captain 2000) 41 pts

2nd Place: J Fulton (Captain 1993) 40 pts

3rd Place:  J White  (Captain 1996) 40 pts


Pictured at the presentation are current captain Colin Mason, winner Ian Whyte and President and 1997 captain David Harris.

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