Belton Park Juniors crowned County Champions
Captain Emily and her team would like to express their gratitude to everyone who came along to support them because it really does make a great difference. We would also like to thank the ladies section who subsidized the cost of our new junior team shirts which were worn for the first time in the County Final. Again this kind gesture makes such a difference to the parents who are supporting their children and more importantly makes our Juniors proud to wear the team shirt.
A special thank you was made by Emily to Sarah and Chris who came up to give their support to the team before they jet off to the Cayman Islands on 9th October. The Juniors have a special presentation gift for Sarah which will be waiting for them when they arrive in the Caribbean.
After a long absence from having a team representing Belton Park Golf Club in the Junior league this success has been truly amazing and there is a lot more to come from this ever-improving bunch of Juniors.
Below are several shots of the winning team including one with Captain Andy Macgowan who made the journey especially after playing in the Ryder cup event at Belton in the morning. We would also like to thank Lady Captain Janet Reilly who was there all day giving her valued support with husband Ken but unfortunately missed out on the photo.
Seacroft hosted Belton Parks C Team in their 1st inaugural match.
Seacroft's Captain Paul Wilkinson welcomed Belton Parks Captain Ian Carroll and his team of players to a great day of golf played on a lovely warm sunny still day.
Both teams indulged in a full English Breakfast before playing their matches.
The course had a perfect Links feel, dry fairways deep bunkers with lovely fast greens, and no wind.
The club was supported by ladies serving in the halfway house.
Seacroft's Captain was partnered by a 13-year-old junior James Seymour 35 h/c and started by losing their 1st hole but when young James started to get his game together, he shot a nett 56 and
although Belton Parks Captain Ian Carroll partnered by Robb Tapp played exceptionally well and dropped very few shots lost 5&3.
Seacroft's Captain was so impressed with Jamie that the club will enter Jamie’s scorecard for handicap adjustment.
Seacroft was new territory for 5 Belton Parks players, and we will all remember it as 2 players had their 1st ever's - these being Graeme Day achieved his first-ever eagle on a par 5
15th hole (North Pole) but the biggest news was that Russel Clough got his first-ever hole in 1 on the 14th (The Ridge) par 3.
As all the teams returned to the clubhouse it became apparent that everyone enjoyed their matches, but the Seacroft team used their course knowledge taking 1st blood with honors.
Belton Park C team also plays in an “Every Leg counts“ competition to see who will win the best player of the year award. These results are entered onto their individual scores.
Now there are 3 near the top of the list fighting it out with 6 more players in the chasing pack so all to play for with 3 more matches to go- watch this space.
Captain Ian Carroll & Robb Tapp lost 5&3
Kevin Phillips & Richard Claxton lost 5&4
Kevin Smith & Paul Green halved
Neil Gray & Russel Clough won 4&3
Simon Denton & Dish Patel lost 4&3
Graeme Day & Garry Taylor lost 3&2
(Pictured is C Team player Russel Clough Hole in 1 on the 14th (The Ridge) par 3
Belton Park 1st Team
On Saturday 18th September, Belton Parks 1st Team went into the final game of the season at Spalding 1 point behind leaders Burghley Park.
There were several connotations of how the South Lincolnshire League could finish but Belton Parks best players were under no illusion a win was needed to be crowned champions.
Belton Park won 4 ½ -1 ½ and now progress to the County Finals at Ashby Decoy against Woodhall Spa on the Sunday 3rd October to try and regain Lincolnshire Champions status.
Any support would be welcome on the day and there will be some great golf to watch.