Ladies – Captain vs Secretary Match - October 9th
Belton Park ladies played Lady Captain Paula Marshall v Lady Secretary Sheila Mason as a match-play pairs competition with a meal following the match. The match had been postponed back in April due to bad weather so the superb October weather on the day was greatly appreciated! The course was also in excellent condition!
A group of twenty ladies played in the two teams. The result was a win for the Lady Captain’s team and therefore retaining the sought-after rosette with a 3½ to 1½ match score.
Belton Park crowned Lincolnshire Champions
First team: Jack Diment, John Kirkup, Jake Craddock, Olly Mitchell, Steve Mitchell, Bruce Macfarlane, James Vaughan, Scott Allison, Adrian Allen, Harry Glen, Leon Leaney, and Mick Green. Click to view all 2 images...
Second Team: Spike Carr, Kevin Shepherd, Sean Mcauley, Joe Clayton, James Marshall, Sam Sutton, Mark Sutton, Ken Kane, David Charlesworth, Duncan Bagshaw, Dale Mablethorpe, and Tony Gleave.
Belton Park Golf Club first team were crowned Lincolnshire Champions after defeating Market Rasen Golf Club 4 matches to 2 in the finals of the Lincolnshire Leagues scratch club competition. The match was played on Sunday 7th October at South Kyme Golf Club in pleasant autumnal weather.
To qualify for the finals the Belton Park team had won the South Lincolnshire First Division league title in August after competing throughout the summer against other local clubs, Stoke Rochford, Blankney, Burghley Park, Spalding and Sleaford. Of the 10 matches they played, six were won, three were drawn and the only loss was the last match after the league had been won.
The team was captained by Jack Diment who, with John Kirkup, recorded a splendid 6 & 4 win over their Market Rasen opponents. This together with a win for Mick Green and Bruce Macfarlane and losses in two other matches meant that the result hinged upon the last two matches out on the course. The first saw Harry Glen and Leon Leaney go all square with a birdie on the 17th hole and win the last with a par 5 when the Market Rasen player missed a short putt. Behind them a birdie by Adrian Allen saw him and playing partner Jake Craddock square the match on the 16th. Jake then birdied the par 4, 348 yards 17th hole after his drive ended up one yard from the green. They halved the last hole to again win by 1 hole and secure the title for Belton Park.
Afterwards Lincolnshire Golf Union President Les Toyne presented the League Trophy to the winning Captain Jack Diment. Belton Park Club Captain Colin Mason congratulated the team for their performance and Jack for his captaincy. He also thanked South Kyme for hosting the event and offered commiserations to Market Rasen.
The Belton Park second team also competed in the handicap league finals against Waltham Windmill Golf Club on the same day but after a close game lost 4 matches to 2. Led by Captain Spike Carr they had won the South Lincolnshire Second team league during the year winning five matches, drawing two, and only losing once.
The Gillam Trophy
On Sunday 7th October, Belton Park hosted its increasingly popular Autumn Mixed Open with 62 pairs competing for The Gillam Trophy.
With a morning frost and light fog, it certainly had a very autumnal feel. However, after the gloom had lifted, the competitors were treated to a beutiful sunny day on a golf course that remains in fantastic condition.
The format for the competition was a mixed better ball Stableford and the winners with a fantastic score of 46 points were Caroline & Tony Hills from Belton Woods GC. Two shots back were the Belton Park GC pair of Veronica Rose & Nick Maltby who put up a valiant defence of the trohy, having won in 2017. In third, on 43 points (ocb) were Derek & Yvonne Bashford with Olga & Rob Ebsworth - all from Belton Park. To continue the Belton domination, in fith place were Lesley & Paul Perrin of the Woods variety. In sixth place were Ian Whittaker & Angela Picker from Ruddington Grange GC.
Following play, competitors anjoyed a two course carvery and refreshments from the Clubhouse.
The full results are available at https://www.howdidido.com/My/Result?sectionId=1516&compNumber=101254
Les Pepper Trophy 2018 - October 6th
On Saturday, October 6th 17 teams of four took part in the Les Pepper trophy, an inter club am-am competition between the clubs that take part in the South Lincs league.
This year’s event took place at Boston Golf Club in wet and miserable conditions.
The winners, with an excellent score of 90 points, were the Belton Park team of Colin Mason (club captain), Stewart Boylan, David Swayne and Glenn Carpenter, four points ahead of the Stoke Rochford and Sutton Bridge teams.
Seniors and Ladies Am-Am - October 4th
On Thursday, October 4th, the Seniors and Ladies of Belton park played together in an Am-Am competition with mixed teams of two men and two ladies with the best two scores to count. The weather was kind to us and a great day was had by all, finished off with a meal at the end and a presentation by Seniors Captain Howard Lockwood and Ladies Captain Paula Marshall.
The results were as follows;
1st with 84 points were Helen Long, Olga Ebsworth, Dave Jackson and George Crowford
2nd (on CB) with 84 points were Sue Walker Sheriff, Sheila Mason, Peter Long and Dave Dobney
3rd with 83 points were Grace Andrew, Annette Fordham, Ken Reilly and Derek Little
Ladies October Medal - Tuesday, October 2nd
On Tuesday, October 2nd the Ladies went out in breezy conditions and played in the October medal.
This was won in division 1 by Helen Long, she went out with 44 coming back in with 43 with 7 pars and beating Gill Briggs by 2 shots.
Division 2 was won by Enid Maltby, going out with 47 and back with 49 beating Marjie Thompson by 2 shots.
1st Helen Long 87 - 18 = 69
2nd Gill Briggs 88 - 17 = 71
3rd Pam Mackey 88 - 15 = 73
1st Enid Maltby 96 - 26 = 70
2nd Marjie Thompson 98 - 26 = 72
3rd Sandra Pask 102 - 28 = 74