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Ladies - Vice presidents Trophy – August 26th

On Sunday 26th August the Ladies section played for the Vice Presidents Trophy in awful weather conditions! The weather was so bad, some of the field walked in after nine holes!

Worthy winners in the atrocious conditions were Jo Pearson and Grace Hale with 41 points.

Second with 37 points were Nicola Routledge and Sue Addis.

Third with 35 points were Sheila Mason and Helen Long.

Belton Park Golf Club team v Lincoln – August 21st

The Belton Park Club team played its last home match of the season against Lincoln on Tuesday 21st August. It was yet another glorious evening and the match was played in great spirit with every game very close. The course was in immaculate condition helped by the recent rainfall which was much needed.

The full results were:

Simon Denton & Paul Woods                   Halved          

Ged O’Reilly & David Harris                      Won 2&1      

Graham Watkin & Pete Thacker              Lost 2&1        

John Taylor & Jim Fulton                           Halved           

James Wiggins & Martin Kelby                 Lost 1 Down 

Paul Screen & Glenn Carpenter               Lost 2&1       

Match Result: Belton Park 2 - Lincoln 4

Lincoln Captain Michael Pickles praised the excellent condition of the course and thanked Belton for their hospitality and a superb meal. Belton Park now look forward to getting their revenge in the reverse fixture next year. 

Belton Park Golf Club share Lincolnshire Team singles title in dramatic final

Belton Park first team Captain Jack Diment secured a shared title with Spalding Golf Club in a dramatic last few holes in fading light at Seacroft on Sunday 19th.

This was the final of the competition (“The Bramley Trophy”) between all the golf clubs in Lincolnshire with a format of three 36-hole singles matches played off scratch. The team of Jack Diment, Jake Craddock, and Leon Leaney were playing defending champions Spalding and Woodhall Spa.

The morning conditions were very windy on the exposed coastal links at Seacroft, but all players coped with the conditions and many were under par. After 18 holes all three clubs were about level in scores. The wind eased a little for the afternoon.

Jake in the lead match won both his matches. Leon then secured a victory against Woodhall Spa, but lost against Spalding. In the final match, the Spalding player Hugh Kedzlie had played exceptionally well, winning against Jack and the Woodhall player Richard Latham with ease. This left Jack and Richard to play the last few holes together, with Jack needing to win, to tie the match at 4 points each with Spalding.

After losing the 16th, Jack went one hole down. He halved the 17th in par and then calmly stroked in the birdie putt to take the match into a sudden death playoff.

The first extra hole, the 1st at Seacroft was halved in par and the players returned to the 18th hole where, despite putting his drive into the rough on the right of the fairway, Jack was still able to par the hole which was enough to win the match.

A long day had finished at 7:30pm in the evening with honours even and both teams being presented with the trophy and retaining it for 6 months each.

Ladies Harrowby Cup - August 21st

On Tuesday, August 21st the ladies played a greensome Stableford for the Harrowby Cup in great conditions.

The winning pair on 42 points, 3 ahead of other pairs, were Sue Walker-Sherriff and Olga Ebsworth.

In second place were Catheryn Morris and Anita Bartys with 38 points.

In third place, also with 38 points OCB, were Nicola Routledge and Kathleen Bell.

Seniors Match - Spalding - August 21st

On Tuesday, August 21st the Seniors welcomed their counterparts from Spalding. It was another hot day, and perfect for golf.

The Spalding Captain commented that the course was superb, the food was excellent and a great day was had by all.

Belton Park won the match 5½ – 2½.
Howard Lockwood & Manny Barker  Won 5&3 
2 Mike Bower & Dave Langley Lost 3&1
3 Tim Stubbs & Dennis Santer Lost 1 down 
4 Derek Little & Dave Martin Won 5&4
5 Peter Hancock and Brian Mole Won 4&3
6 Dave Dobney & Gary Hill Won 5&4
7 George Crowford & Gary Head Halved
8 Mike Collins & Ian Askew Won 1 up

Belton Park women golfers win national final

Belton Park golfers Sheila Mason and Jackie Scott are national champions – winning the final of a women’s competition which raises funds for the charity, the England Golf Trust.

Sheila and Jackie romped to victory in the England Golf Trust National Pairs, scoring an impressive 47 points in the betterball final. 

They were three points ahead of their closest challengers at Kings Norton Golf Club, Worcestershire: Janet Davies and Elizabeth Campbell of Bramley, Surrey. 

The competition was designed to raise funds for the Trust, which provides grants and bursaries for young men and women in education or aged up to 21. The 2018 tournament attracted an initial entry from 140 clubs, which held qualifying rounds, and donations of over £5000. 

“It’s been an amazing day,” said Sheila, who put their success down to their preparation with a practice round on the day before the competition.

“We’re extremely pleased. It’s so rare to get the opportunity to play in a national competition,” added the 17 handicapper. 

Jackie took up golf just two years ago and plays off 28. She remarked: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I never dreamed I could do anything like this, so it’s wonderful. There’ll be no stopping me now!” 

The winning pair were presented with the “Bridget Jackson Silver Trophy” which is retained by England Golf at Woodhall Spa, but also received an engraved crystal barley bowl to take back to their club.

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