Belton Park Golf Club commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force
Belton Park Golf Club has a long association with the Royal Air Force and many ex-RAF members. It was fitting therefore that the Club commemorated the centenary of the Royal Air Force with a formal dinner on traditional Mess lines, also attended by serving personnel from RAF Cranwell.
Guest of honour at the event was Second World War RAF veteran and oldest Belton Park member Harry King who is 96.
The Captain of Belton Park opened proceedings by presenting a £1000 cheque to Royal Air Force Association representative Don Hiller.
In his toast to the Royal Air Force following the meal, Belton Park President David Harris outlined the many connections between the Club and the RAF, including the five trophies presented by the RAF and played for each year.
Earlier in the day golfers from all over the East Midlands had competed for the Battle of Britain Cup, won by Belton Park members Glenn Carpenter and Dean Scott, the former appropriately having served in the RAF. The smart uniforms of cadets from Grantham’s 47(F) Squadron turned Belton Park into an RAF station for the day, raising the RAF ensign over proceedings and lowering it at a formal parade to close the event.
Pictured at the cheque presentation are President David Harris, Don Hiller, Harry King and Captain Colin Mason.
Seniors - John Cowe Cup and Ian Lindsey Trophy
On Tuesday September 11th the Seniors played in the combined John Cowe Cup and the Ian Lindsey Trophy. The 2-part event is a medal competition with the best gross score winning the John Cowe Cup and the best net score over both competitions winning the Ian Lindsey Trophy.
In dreadful conditions with heavy rain, Tim Stubbs was the winner of the John Cowe Cup medal competition with a brilliant round by our lowest handicap player in the Seniors section scoring a gross 71, net 66.
Also presented on the same day was the Ian Lindsey Trophy for the best player over two medal competitions and this was won by Bill Brogan, beating the Seniors Captain Howard Lockwood by 3 shots.
Ladies – Queen Elizabeth Cup - September 11th
On Tuesday, September 11th Belton Park Ladies played for the Queen Elizabeth Cup. The competition was played in weather consisting of two halves, with rain all morning and the second half being played in much better drier conditions. Well done to all who played in the differing weather!
Jools Taylor won the cup with a stableford score of 41 points and received a handicap reduction from 20 to 17.7.
Annette Fordham came in second with a score of 39 points and received a handicap reduction from15 to 13.1 and third with 34 points was Veronica Rose.
Belton Park Golf Club duo win Lincolnshire County Event
Belton Park Golf Club had a great day on Sunday 9th September at the Lincolnshire County Hotchkin, Taylor and Butlin Cups competition held at Laceby Manor.
Competing against golfers from other county clubs, Leon Leaney won the Butlin Cup (gross 76), Olly Mitchell won the Hotchkin Cup (Nett 71) and they both combined to win the Taylor Cup (best two nett scores of 147).
Both players are members of the Belton Park first team who, in August, won the South Lincolnshire First division title.
RASC Cup 2018
66 pairs took part in the RASC Cup 2018, in blustery & wet conditions. The competition was a combined stableford, a tough format given the conditions.
The winners, with an amazing 82 points were James Hart and John Forrest.
In 2nd place were Barry Holvey and Kevin Winfield with an excellent 76 points. In 3rd place were Anthony Leuchford and Steve Weatherstone with 71 points. In 4th place were Michael Green and Jack Diment with 70 points, on countback from Steve Mitchell and Olly Mitchell.
The following players had two’s:
Mark Sutton x 2
Steve White x 2
Ladies Warrender Cup - September 4th
On Tuesday, September 4th the Ladies played for the Warrender Cup, which is played as a ParBogey competition.
Olga Ebsworth won with a score of 7. She also received a cut in handicap for this going from 24 to 21.6.
Second was Jackie Scott with a score of 3 also receiving a cut of handicap from 28 to 27.9.
Third Gill Briggs with a score of 2.