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Seniors Match - Luffenham Heath, July 31st

On Tuesday, July 31st the Seniors welcomed their counterparts from Luffenham Heath. The course was in excellent condition and, despite some early rain, the weather stayed dry and sunny, fortunately it wasn't quite as hot as it has been lately!

The match was played with great cameraderie and the final result was a good win for Belton Park 6-2.

Results;
Howard Lockwood & Gary Head    Won 4&3 
2 Tim Stubbs & Graham Secker Halved
3 Ian Askew & Brian Mole Won 2&1
4 John McNally & George Crowford    Lost 3&2 
5 Frank Overton & Nigel Beaumont Halved
6 Derek Little & Dennis Santer Won 4&3
7 Dave Dobney & Pete Long Won 8&6 
8 Mike Collins & Bill Brogan Won 3& 1 

 

The return match at Luffenham Heath is on Monday, September 3rd.

BPGC Seniors win The Leicestershire Seniors Summer Open!

On Thursday July 26th, four teams of Belton Park Seniors played in the Leicestershire Seniors Summer Open. The format was an AM-AM with two best Stableford scores to count on each hole, each player receiving 90% of full handicap.

The weather was hot and sunny, the course was very dry with cracks appearing in places and the greens were smooth and quick. 

The team consisting of Tim Stubbs, Frank Overton, Alan Addis and Graham Secker were worthy winners with a fantastic score of 87 points! For Tim this was the second great result this year at the Leicestershire as he was in the team that came 4th in the Spring Seniors Open back in April!

 

Mixed team match vs Seacroft - July 29th

On Sunday 29th July the Belton Park mixed team welcomed the mixed team from Seacroft. The weather was back to a fairly normal British Summer – rather windy and drizzling rain – however it did improve and the game went ahead as planned.

After a most enjoyable meal the Club Captain Colin Mason welcomed Seacroft Ladies President Eve and Seacroft Club Captain Harry Wilkinson and Simon Denton & Helen Long Vice Captains at Belton Park.  Colin went on to say that, despite being the only defeat, they had a most enjoyable game!

Seacroft match organiser Geoff Smith responded saying that the weather had turned out much better than forecast, that he was impressed with the state of the course, and he praised the green staff for their efforts and also the catering and bar staff.  He then remembered to announce the result as a 7-1 win to Belton Park!

Individual match results;

Colin & Sheila Mason

Loss

Simon Denton & Helen Long

Win

Nick & Nicola Routledge

Win

Derek & Yvonne Bashford

Win

Sean Hale & Sue Walker-Sherriff  

Win

Peter Long & Grace Hale

Win

Ben Bayliss & Jackie Scott

Win 

Paul Thompson & Anthea Nicoll

Win   

Ladies Handicap League Match vs Belton Woods

On Friday, July 27th the ladies handicap league team visited Belton Woods for the final league match of the season. Unfortunately, some of the matches didn’t reach their conclusion due to the thunderstorm and those matches were agreed to be halved. 

Belton Woods won 3-1 but the Belton Park team narrowly avoided relegation despite this and will remain in Division 3 for the forthcoming season. 

A big thank-you to all who participated in what was a difficult division this year.

Results;
Anna Clark & Joy Stepney    Lost 3&2 
Julie Hamer & Pam Mackey  Lost 3&2 
Sheila Mason & Helen Long  Halved
Yvonne Bashford & Sue Walker-Sherriff  Halved

July Salver

The latest competition for the Wallwork trophy (the July Salver) was contested by 117 players at the weekend in blustery conditions.

The winner, with an excellent net 68 (85-17) was David Swayne.

In 2nd place with a net 71 was Josh Neal, on countback from Chris Mousley, John Clark and John Strickson.

Lowest gross went to Sean Mcauley with 77.

The following players had two’s:

Ian Finn

Gary Long

Andy Lewis

David Capindale

Sean Hale

Rob Bartlett

John Sheardown

Steve Glenn

Joe Clayton

C Team Match vs Sleaford - July 26th

This was the 13th match of 20 this season, played at home on the Ancaster course which includes the middle 9 holes. This provided an interesting challenge for the away players not familiar with the interesting “middle 9” holes. 

The weather was a very warm humid evening and the halfway hut with ice cold drinks and cold chocolate bars were appreciated by all the players. The course was being threatened with distant thunder storms but no rain fell.

Sleaford were keen to avenge the defeat at Sleaford earlier in the season, but the Belton Park team won convincingly by 5½ to ½.

Results;

Captain Ian Carroll & Neil Gray                 Won 2&1
John Cooke & Jim Wiggins                         Won 5&4 
Jack Diment & Olly Mitchell                       Won 5&4
Ben Baylis & Keith Smith                            Halved
Pali Tamang & Nigel Rodway                    Won 3&2
Dave Chambers & Richard Claxton         Won 2&1

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