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Lincolnshire Amateur Champion 2019 - Jack Diment

Congratulations to Jack Diment, Will Hopkins, Harry Glen and all the Belton Park players who took part in the Lincolnshire Amateur Championship last Sunday.

Jack, Will and Leon Leaney from Woodhall Spa all carded 138 for 36 holes and went on to play a tense, sudden-death, playoff over three holes (1st, 2nd and 9th) until a winner emerged. After the first three extra holes Leon was eliminated and Jack and Will continued down the 1st once again. 

After two superb shots into the green both Will and Jack had putts for a birdie. Jack sank his attempt and won the hole.


Belton Park players took a number of Trophies and Prizes together with the opportunity to represent the County later in the year.


Belton Park Results:
Jack Diment Winner of the ‘Bloomer Championship Trophy’ and Amateur Champion 2019 
Will Hopkins Runner-up
Will Hopkins Winner, Under 21, The M. Lee Salver
Harry Glenn Runner-up
Will Hopkins Best AM Score

Both Jack and Will qualify to play in the Lincolnshire Matchplay Finals at Woodhall Spa on 31st July 2019 and Jack qualifies to play in the England ‘Champion of Champions’ on 15th September at Frilford Heath GC.

In addition to the individual successes Belton Park will represent Lincolnshire in the ‘English Champion Club’ competition at Romford GC on the 21st & 22nd September 2019.

Once again, congratulations to all our players.

Seniors Match vs Rutland Water away – June 17th

On Monday, June 17th the Seniors visited Rutland Water Golf Club for a friendly match in warm and fairly sunny weather which was a welcome change from the recent heavy rain!

The course was much softer than it was last year after a lot of rain in the last week or two. However, the greens were still quite challenging and the final result was a win for Rutland Water 4½ to 3½. This was a far better result than last year’s match which Belton Park lost 8-0!

Graham Secker won a bottle of wine for nearest the pin on the 12th hole after an amazing tee shot!

Results;

1     

Mike Collins (C) and Dave Dobney         

Halved

2

Pete Long (VC) and Graham Secker

Won 2&1

3

Derek Little and Peter Brooks

Won 3&2

4

Brian Martin and Alan Addis

Lost 2&1

5

Tim Stubbs and Simon Denton

Won 4&2

6

Dennis Santer and Nigel Beaumont

Lost 1 down

7

Garry Head and Gary Hill

Lost 2&1

8

Tiny Holmes and Alfie Kent

Lost 1 down

 

The next Seniors match is away at Peterborough Milton on Thursday, June 20th.

Ladies win against Belton Woods in both Handicap League and Friendly Matches

The Ladies Handicap Team, sponsored by Gerard Hairdressers, scoop the home win in the local derby against Belton Woods with all four pairings winning their matches.  After 5 days of rain it was touch and go as to whether the match would be played.  On the morning of the match, the Head green-keeper declared the course was open and it was confirmed that play could go ahead.  The Team of Anna Clark, Vicky Grindal, Annette Fordham, Jackie Wilson, Joy Stepney, Helen Long, Jane Renfrew and Jan Johnson all won their matches giving the Belton Park Team a clean sweep victory of 4 – 0.

Previously, the Handicap League Team had welcomed Greetham Valley to a match at Belton Park.  The team of Anna Clark, Vicky Grindal, Annette Fordham, Jackie Wilson, Joy Stepney, Julie Hamer, Sheila Mason and Pam Mackey were on form and had a magnificent 4 – 0 win over Greetham.

The Ladies have also played two friendly matches at home.  In the first match, Belton Park hosted the team from Belton Woods, and Belton Park were triumphant winning the match by 3 – 1. 

Belton Park also hosted a team of ladies from Toft to play in a friendly match. The game was played in sunshine and the result was a creditable draw of 2 – 2.

Gordon Foster Cup - June 9th

On Sunday 9th June, a good field entered the mixed competition for the Gordon Foster Cup. After the poor weather during the week it was great to see the event played in warm sunshine on Sunday with the course in immaculate condition.

It was a very close-run contest with only 10 points separating first and last and only one point separating the top three. In third place and playing in their first mixed event were Julie and Andy Beanland who came in with 43 points. Securing second place on countback were the inform pairing of Grace and Sean Hale who have finished in the top three of all mixed events this season.

The winners with an excellent score of 44 points were Marjie Thompson and Mike Whitwham.

Belton Park Supporting Local Charities

On Monday 10th June Belton Park Captain Simon Denton presented two local charities with cheques for £2000 each following the successful Charity fund-raising event held at Belton Park Golf Club in May.

Receiving a cheque on behalf of Parkinson's UK was Raymond Flack, Chairman of the Grantham Branch and he was accompanied by fellow committee member, Mos Kalbassi.

The second cheque was presented to Lyn Copley and Ryan Jewitt  from the local branch of St Barnabus Hospice. 

They all thanked the club for their continued efforts in raising much needed cash for their respective charities and emphasised how important these donations are to them.

The Captain gave special thanks to Mick Sims and Richard Brighton (both pictured) who along with Charles Hine organised the fund-raising event this year. Simon gave recognition of the tremendous amount of time, dedication and effort that all three Belton Park members had put in to making the event such a success. The date for next year’s Charity event is Friday 8th May.

Seniors Match vs Radcliffe-on-Trent away, June 10th

On Monday June 10th the Seniors visited Radcliffe-on-Trent for the return friendly match. The weather conditions were dreadful with torrential rain, but the course was in excellent condition, although the greens were a little slow.

With 3 matches halved, the result was close, but Radcliffe benefitted from home advantage and won 4½ to 3½.

Results;

1    

Mike Collins (C) and Tiny Holmes

Halved

2

Pete Long (VC) and Dave Dobney

Lost 5&3

3

Tim Stubbs and Rob Gullis

Lost 2&1

4

Brian Martin and Brian Mole

Halved

5

Frank Overton and Trevor Collis

Won 5&4    

6

Steve Calvert and Nigel Beaumont

Lost 2&1

7

Graham Secker and John Thompson    

Won 5&4

8

Bill Brogan and Garry Head

Halved

 

The next Seniors match is at Rutland Water GC on Monday, June 17th.

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