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C Team v Sleaford C Team - lost 4-2

This match was played away on a warm afternoon and has a twist! Due to an admin error in our office, a 13th C team player attended (1 too many) and when Sleaford's Captain stated they were a player short - we did the honourable thing and offered our 13th player “Keith Smith” on a free transfer to make up their team!

Unfortunately for Belton Park it turned out that Keith’s part was pivotal in the match as he turned up with his A game and, partnered by Tony Cook from Sleaford, went on to beat Belton Park’s 4th pair, Clive Horn and Chris Hides 4&2!

The first pair was a duet of Ian’s (Carroll and Whyte) who started well, but went 2 down then fought back to level on the 9th hole, and eventually won over the 18 holes and went on to the best player of the year award.

All the team played well on lovely greens, but the fairways were very dry with lots of run on them. Gents Captain Simon Denton showed our new Team player Kevin Smith the act of coming second in gracious style!

Results;

Captain Ian Carroll & Ian Whyte

Won 3&2

Ajay Panchal & Tom Parry

Lost 3&2

Colin Mason & Andy MacGowan

Won 2 up    

Clive Horn & Chris Hides

Lost 4&2

Kevin Phillips & Robb Tapp

Lost 5&4

Gents Captain Simon Denton & Kevin Smith    

Lost 2&1

Belton Park Seniors Invitation Tournament

Thursday, July 11th saw the third playing of the Belton Park Seniors Invitation tournament. This extremely popular event drew 80 players from 21different clubs in a Pairs Stableford event.

The day was blessed with fine weather and the golf course was in fine condition to host the competition. A shotgun start ensured that everyone completed their round in good time and an excellent luncheon was served afterwards. As well as a raffle, there was an auction of mainly golf-related prizes to raise funds for charity. 

Mike Collins, seniors captain, presented cheques to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Cancer Research UK and The Alzheimer’s Society, raised from the successful hosting of the Lincs Seniors Past and Present Captains Day in July. The event on the day also raised a significant amount for the senior captain’s charity. Altogether over £2,500 was donated.

The winners on the day were:

1st      

John Elliott and Mike Townsend

46 points

2nd

Tim Stubbs and Wayne Joslin

44 points

3rd

Mike Bower and Mike Dickens

44 points (CB)

4th

Frank Overton and Bert Tregidgo       

43 points (CB)      

5th

Ian Askew and Tim Davison

43 points (CB)

6th

John Clarke and Terry Smith

43 points (CB)

Captain’s Day raises £1465 for Charity

On Sunday 7th July, Belton Park Captain Simon Denton hosted the annual Captain’s Day event to help raise money for Charity. Simon’s chosen charity this year is Prostate Cancer UK and thanks to the generosity of the members, £1465 was raised on the day.

The event was played in wonderful weather and there were the traditional refreshments (beer, wine, Pimms, savouries and cakes) served at the halfway hut. The men played in an Am Am competition and the Ladies played in a 9-hole Texas Scramble with prizes also for nearest the pin and straightest drives.

After everyone had completed their round, many members stayed to enjoy a BBQ in the sunshine before watching the Captain take the compulsory Captain’s Drive down the first hole. Just before the drive, the Red Arrows did an unscripted fly-past which was a wonderful bonus for all present. In spite of some jovial barracking Simon hit a superb 7 wood, arrow straight down the middle of the fairway which none of the members could believe! Anna Clark won the cash prize for guessing exactly how far the Captain would hit it.

During the day there was also a putting competition and a chipping competition which both helped raise money for charity. The putting competition was won by Colin Mason and the Chipping competition was won by Paul Moorhouse.

For the juniors there was a three-element challenge which all enjoyed and the overall winner was Charlie Grindall. As for the competition itself the Ladies Texas Scramble was won by the Lady Captain’s team of Helen Long (Captain), Sue Hall, Jackie Wilson, and Paula Marshall (pictured). The men’s event was very close with two teams tying on 99 points but narrowly missing out on countback was the team of David Hope, Steve Daly, Tiny Holmes and Paul Moorhouse. The winning team on the day was Adrian Allen, Richard Claxton, David Swayne and James Anderton (pictured) and congratulations to them for such a fine score.  An excellent day concluded with the prize presentation to all the winners, where mention has to be made of the greenkeepers team who scooped almost all of the nearest the pin prizes! Well done to Spike, Carl and Mick, with only head greenkeeper Lee missing out on a full house and you can see them collecting their prizes in the photos below.

For more pictures of the day, click this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hAi5ykX1cnzKZpjQ7

Senior Captain’s Day - July 2nd

Belton Park senior golfers gathered together last Tuesday for their annual Senior Captain’s Day tournament. Senior Captain Mike Collins this year chose a Florida Scramble in 3-man teams as the competition to be played on the day.

The event was held in fine weather and saw some excellent scoring in this demanding format. The course was, as usual, in superb condition with lush fairways and fast-running greens. Following play, all the players enjoyed an excellent lunch.

Scoring was extremely close and just 0.67 strokes covered the teams in the first three places. 3rd, with a team score of 65.5, were Frank Overton, Gary Hill and Rick Alsbury. Second, on 65.0, were Bill Brogan, Graham Secker and Harry Paice. The winners, with a score of 64.83, were Derek Little, Garry Head and Brian Mole.

C Team vs Spalding – First loss of the season!

On Monday, July 8th a tried and tested selection of players travelled to Spalding brimming with confidence, and 5 hours later returned licking their wounds!

The match was played on a warm and dry afternoon on a course where the greens were running very fast, making it quite difficult to stop a ball. The course is beautifully tree lined with very little rough.

Captain Ian Carroll, supported by Andy MacGowan faced the might of Spalding's Captain Peter William and Chris Warnes, who hits golf balls very long and very straight, reducing par 5’s to par 4’s! The immediate pressure was on, Ian and Andy were losing 4 down at the turn, then the game started to change and the game was level by the 15th hole, then in another twist, Captain Peter clinched the 17th and managed to halve the 18th, alas another defeat for Ian and Andy! 

Our 2nd pair of Gents Captain Simon Denton and Robb Tapp played well, but lost 1 down. Now the pressure was on, and the 3rd pair of Colin Mason and our new team member, Dean Eldred came in with a 2 up win to go on to the best players of the year award table.

The 4th pair of John Cooke and Ben Bayliss halved their match and club Chairman James Wiggins and Kevin Phillips played well and were 2 up with 3 to play, but ran into a wall when Spalding won the last 3 holes leaving the Belton Park team with yet another 1 down defeat!

Spalding presented us with a lovely meal and the room was filled with laughter as the teams talked about the way each of the games went.

The final result was a 4½ to 1½ win for Spalding.

Results;

1     

Captain Ian Carroll and Andy MacGowan      

lost 1 down   

2

Simon Denton and Robb Tapp

lost 1 down

3

Colin Mason and Dean Eldred

won 2 up

4

John Cooke and Ben Bayliss

halved

5

James Wiggins and Kevin Phillips

lost 1 down

6

Alec Sherwin and John Clark

lost 7&5

Lady Captain’s Day - June 30th

Sunny skies helped the “Seaside” theme on Sunday for Helen Long’s Lady Captain’s Day. 64 ladies took part in the fun 18 hole Am-Am on Sunday with a special prize for the best dressed team. Seen here are the winners of the best dressed team of; Alice Epton, Jools Talyor, Irene Cogger, and Anna Clark, with Lady Captain Helen Long.

After playing golf with food and drink after nine holes at the halfway house, 69 ladies sat down for a seaside themed meal with table decorations to match and seaside cocktails were served by the bar staff.

As part of the day’s fun, mulligans were for sale at £1 each in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society, which raised £425 on the day.

1st Prize in the 18-hole Am-Am competition with 91 points went to Vicky Grindal, Josie Short, Julie Beanland, and Carol Taylor. 2nd prize was won by Jan Johnson, Sue Mitchell, Jackie Scott, and Norma Howitt. 3rd prize went to Jo Pearson, Anthea Nicol, Enid Maltby, and Lucie Morley.

The best front nine was won by the team of; Carol Steele, Shelley McClelland, Sally Knight, and Ailis Smith. The best back nine was won by the team of; Anna Clark, Jools Talyor, Irene Cogger, and Alice Epton.

The 9-hole competition winners were; Heather Peach, Jeanette Strutt, Pam Mallett, and Cynthia Mills.

Nearest the pins were won by Sue Mitchell and Julie Beanland.

36 men played in a nine-hole Am-Am with the winners taking home prizes of wine and ball markers. The first prize was won by the team of; Adrian Allen, Peter Thacker, Trevor Ireland, and Vince Hamer. In 2nd place was the team of; Colin Mason, Phil Mallett, Ken Reilly, and John Thompson. Lincolnshire amateur champion Jack Diment won the nearest the pin for the men!

For more pictures from the day, go to: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mHSHUNQZaTL7w5ss9

 

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