Belton Park Golf Club receive fund raising award from St Barnabas
At a recent ceremony held at Bishops Grosseteste University by St Barnabas to celebrate staff, volunteers and supporter achievements, Belton Park Golf Club was presented with the award for “Outstanding Contribution and Support”.
The club over the last few years has raised nearly £50,000 for the charity through its annual golf charity tournament. A major organiser of the event, past captain Nick Maltby, together current captain Colin Mason, collected the award from St Barnabas Chairman Robert Neilans. Nick commented “Our charity golf day has raised substantial amounts for many local charities and St Barnabas is a very popular and respected recipient of our fundraising”.
St Barnabas Hospice opened its doors to its first patient over 35 years ago. Over three decades later, more than 80,000 people have received free, high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support across Lincolnshire.
Seniors Stableford - November 13th
On Tuesday November 13th, 38 Seniors played in the 3rd Stableford of the year in sunny and breezy conditions. The course was in great condition and the greens were true and smooth for the time of year.
The winner was Bill Brogan with a great score of 40 points, including 9 pars!
|1st||Bill Brogan||40 points|
|2nd||Frank Overton||37 points|
|3rd||Pete Long||36 points (OCB)|
|4th||Tim Stubbs||36 points|
|Best front 9||Steve White||21 points|
|Best back 9||George Crowford||19 points|
Members celebrate at Gala presentation evening - November 10th
On Saturday evening the club held a gala presentation dinner for members who have won the various competitions during the golfing season.
At the start of the evening Club Captain Colin Mason welcomed the winners and congratulated them all. He commented “The club has had a very successful golfing year. As well as excellent scores in club competitions, there has been team success against other clubs in Lincolnshire with individual and pairs victories in County, Midland and National competitions. The course has been in excellent condition during the year and has benefitted from the full course irrigation system in the hot sunny weather. The club has also successfully hosted a national competition, the England Golf Senior Womens Open Strokeplay Championships.”
The trophies were presented at intervals during the meal by Colin and Lady Captain Paula Marshall.
The winners included:
- BPGC First team who were Lincolnshire Team Champions as well as South Lincs League winners
- BPGC Second Team who were South Lincs League winners
- Ollie Mitchell who, as well as playing for the first team, won the junior club championships, men’s summer foursomes, men’s winter league and the Family cup. He also won the Lincolnshire junior Woodroffe Walter Cup, the men’s Hotchkin and Taylor Cups and played for the county boys at the national finals.
- First team captain Jack Diment who won the club championships, M B Jackson trophy, scratch knockout and winter league. As well as captaining the victorious first team, he was also part of the club team that won the Lincolnshire singles team trophy, the Bramley. Jack also won the prestigious Midland closed amateur championships.
- Jo Pearson who won the ladies club championship as well as the Freda Shipley Cup, Sharp trophy, Marjorie Moore Trophy, winter League and the Vice president’s trophy.
- Sheila Mason & Jackie Scott who as well as winning two club trophies each were England Golf Trust National Pairs champions.
Ladies AGM - November 6th
At the Ladies AGM, winning ladies were presented trophies by outgoing captain Paula Marshall.
In the photo, from the left Sheila Mason winning the Centenary Trophy, for best aggregate scores over 3 senior ladies competitions with handicaps 1-36.
Jackie Scott with the Joan Page Trophy for most improved golfer of the year.
Outgoing captain Paula Marshall with Sue Hall with the Whiteley Trophy winning with best aggregate score of 3 selected competitions for handicaps 21-36.
Jo Pearson with the H S Sharp Trophy for the best aggregate score from 3 selected competitions for handicaps of 1-20.
The Birdie Tree was won by;
Silver - Jan Johnson
Bronze - Wendy Wright
Gents Winter league Better-ball 2018-19
A strong field of 56 pairs took part in the 1st round of the gents’ winter league better-ball cup on Saturday, November 3rd. The 1st of six individual competitions, between November 2018 – February 2019.
The format was a better-ball stableford competition, played in blustery conditions.
The winners, with an excellent 45 points, were Simon Stuart and Steve Gaunt.
2nd place, with 44 points, were Andrew MacGowan and Keith Meadows. Their round featured a hole-in-one at the 4th hole by Andrew.
3rd place, with 43 points were Peter Drechsler and Mark Sutton, on countback from Andy Lewis and Brian White.
4th place, with 43 points, were Andy Lewis and Brian White.
5th place with 42 points were Peter Bowes and Peter Griss.
After the six rounds have been completed, the best four scores from six are counted, with the top 16 pairs then drawn to play on a knock-out basis thereafter.
Ladies – Macmillan Silver Spoon
The Ladies played for the Macmillan Silver Spoon on Tuesday, October 23rd with all money taken going to Macmillan Cancer Research Charity. The ladies were playing for the silver spoon from Macmillan.
The competition was played as a stableford format and winning with 38 points was Jane Renfrew beating Sally Knight with 5 pars by one point. The competition was played in windy conditions.
1st Jane Renfrew 38 points
2nd Sally Knight 37 points
3rd Jackie Scott 37 points OCB