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Seniors match vs Stanton-on-the-Wolds away

On Monday, June 3rd the Seniors visited Stanton-on-the-Wolds for the return match. The course was in excellent condition with very fast greens after the Coronation competition that was held on the Saturday where the greens were running at 13 on the Stimpmeter! Even the home team were struggling with the pace of the greens!

The windy weather, combined with the very fast greens, made the course very difficult and the final result was a 6-2 win for the home team, revenge for the home match played on the previous week at Belton Park which Belton won 5½ - 2½.

1    Mike Collins (C) and John Thompson     Lost 5&4   
2 Pete Long (VC) and Bill Brogan Lost 5&4
3 Tim Stubbs and John McNally Lost 4&3
4 Norman Halliday and John Elliott Lost 3&2
5 Colin Mason and Trevor Collis Won 2&1
6 Steve Calvert and Derek Little Lost 8&6
7 Dave Dobney and Peter Hancock Won 2 up
8 Frank Overton and Brian Mole Lost 1 down 


The next Seniors match is on Monday, June 10th at Radcliffe-on-Trent.



C team in a great away win 4½ to 1½ at The Nottinghamshire

The C team played away in a midweek match at The Nottinghamshire in alternating warm and windy or very wet rainy conditions. The courses were freshly cut and were in very good condition with fast true greens. 

The 6 pairs split into 2 groups with 3 pairs playing each course. Belton Park C team Captain Ian Carroll partnered by Past Gents Captain Colin Mason competed against The Nottinghamshire’s club Captain Graham Chambers (the club’s matchplay champion!) and Dick Poole. This game was close, but as Graham played to scratch up to the 13th hole, Ian and Colin were fighting to keep within reach of Graham’s game and ended up losing 3&2. 

The remainder of the matches resulted in 4 wins for Belton Park and one halved match. During the speeches the Belton Park players did mention that their Captain had lost yet again, but his team selection once again proved excellent in achieving a great away win!

Best pair on the night went to Andy MacGowan and Dish Patel with a 3&2 win so both players are competing for best player of the year and are closing in on John Cooke, the early favourite. 

Gents Captain Simon Denton partnered by Martin Clarke have made a different start this year as they won! Something has changed from last year but what? Will the nickname – “Sideways Simon” be a thing of the past? 



Captain Ian Carroll and Colin Mason  

lost 3&2 


Simon Whitton and John Cooke



Andy MacGowan and Dish Patel

won 3&2 


Nigel Rodway and Chris Hides

won 3&1 


Robb Tapp and Clive Horne

won 2 up 


Simon Denton and Martin Clarke

won 1 up 

Gents Spring Open, May 27th

The recent Bank Holiday weekend was a busy time at Belton Park Golf Club with competitions on the Sunday and the Monday. 

On a breezy and blustery Sunday we hosted the Gents’ Spring Open with competitions in the morning and the afternoon.  The morning competition was for the Rothwell Lee Cup, which was a foursome stableford event with some 54 teams of two competing.  The winners, T Hickmore and J Goddard with 38 points came from Stanton-on-the-Wolds with second place, C Budd and A Vernon on 35 points representing Edwalton and Willesley Park respectively. 

Third place went to R Tapp from Belton Park and S Downie from Burghley who also scored 35 points but lost 2nd place on countback.  The same teams competed for the Hemswell Cup in the afternoon which was a Betterball stableford event.   C Budd and A Vernon had a very good day with a win in this event on 43 points with second and third prizes going to Belton Park golfers, S Boylan/G Watkin and S Mitchell/S Moore; 42 and 41 points respectively.

The weather turned for the Monday competition with the forecast of heavy showers predicted.  The forecasters were not wrong with showers catching most of the field of 28 teams!  Each team consisted of 4 Belton Park golfers in an AM AM stableford format where the best 2 scores are to count towards the end result. 

First place went to the team of D Coyle/B White/G Begy/A Lewis who carded 90 points.  They were closely followed by the team of G Clark/O Dyson/N Bristow/J Whaler on 89 points and finally in 3rd place on 88 points was the team of C Horn/D Scott/P Thacker/T Dean.

Seniors vs Stanton-on-the-Wolds – May 28th

On Tuesday, May 28th the Seniors at Belton Park played host to the Seniors team from Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club. On a beautiful sunny day, the match was played in excellent spirits on the Belmont course (holes 10-27) which was very lush after the recent rain.

The Seniors team was captained on the day by Vice Captain Pete Long as the Seniors Captain was on holiday. Unfortunately, the Captain for the day didn’t lead by example, losing 2 down and Belton lost the first 2 games. However, Belton rallied and the final result was another 5½ to 2½ win for the Belton Park Team.

Stanton-on-the-Wolds Captain Richard Mercer thanked the catering staff for an excellent meal, and the greens staff for preparing the course in such lovely condition. John Thompson won a bottle of whisky in the “heads and tails” game after the meal.



Pete Long (VC) and Ken Ackroyd

Lost 2 down        


Tim Stubbs and Peter Hancock

Lost 3&2


Steve Calvert and Bruce Castledine          

Won 1 up


Colin Mason and Gary Hill

Won 6&4


Ian Askew and John McNally

Won 1 up


Alan Addis and John Thompson

Won 2&1


Bill Brogan and Trevor Collis



Derek Little and Alfie Kent

Won 4&3


The return match at Stanton-on-the-Wolds is on Monday, June 3rd.

1st Team triumph at Stoke Rochford

Belton Park continued their defence of the A team league with a narrow victory at Stoke Rochford on Saturday 25th May.

The lead pair of Chris Burns and Chris Haines played some superb golf to win 5&4 but two wins and a half for Stoke Rochford in the next four matches left everything resting on the final game.

First team Captain for the day, Jack Diment and his partner Bruce McFarlane sealed the match with an excellent birdie on the 16th hole to win 4&2. The win by 3 ½ to 2 ½ leaves Belton in second place going into the next round of matches.


Chris Haines & Chris Burns

won 5&4

Olly Mitchell & Kev Sheppard

lost 2&1

Will Hopkin & Harry Glenn

won 2&1     

James Vaughan & Scott Allison


Steve Mitchell & Simon Moore

lost 3&2

Jack Diment & Bruce McFarlane     

won 4&2


Match Result: Belton Park 3½ Stoke Rochford 2½.

Charity AM AM raises £8,000 - May 10th

On Friday 10th May Belton Park Golf Club held its annual Charity Day to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, St Barnabus Trust, Parkinson’s UK, and English Welsh Blind Golf Society. The event was sponsored by Avalon Cabins, Turnbull Builders Merchants and Price Whiting Hodgson Financial Planning as well as several individual hole sponsors. It was another very successful day and most teams managed to get in before the torrential downpour late afternoon. The course was in magnificent condition and the scoring reflected this with the winners being the very first team out, The Four Amigos made up of Steve Glenn, Harry Glenn, Andy Pickering and Steve Hodgson narrowly beating The Waste Specialists led by David Brighton with Paul Whitaker, Simon Moore and Carl Gelder on countback with 89 points. There was also a separate 9-hole Texas Scramble competition won by Stan the Sweeps team with a magnificent score of 23.3 completing a good day for Stan as they were also third in the main competition with 88 points.

The longest drive for the men was won by Kev Sheppard with Anna Clark taking the women’s prize. Nearest the pin on the 14th was D Hind and the nearest the pin in two prize was won by Simon Moore. There was also a beat the pro hole on the 17th which was manned by Kelly Tidy from and our very own Levi Desmond. With Kelly being an ex Curtis Cup player and Levi on the Euro Pro tour there were not too many winners but congratulations to Tim Stubbs who won the draw for £200. Many thanks to Kelly and Levi for their efforts on the day.

However, the highlight of the day’s golf was a hole-in-one on the 6th hole by Dave Brownlow. Needless to say, this shot won the nearest the pin prize and many members enjoyed a glass of whisky with Dave afterwards.

There was a running buffet during the day which was enjoyed by all and the day finished with a Charity auction hosted by Ed Hine who did a superb job standing in for his brother Charles. Our Captain Simon Denton thanked everyone for contributing so much to the day and especially the organising team of Mick Sims, Richard Brighton and Charles Hine who put so much time and effort into making the day work. Simon also thanked the green staff for producing such a magnificent course and the catering team who worked tirelessly throughout the day.

The day raised nearly £8000 for our charities which was an excellent result. Please note for your diaries that next year’s event will be on Friday 8th May.

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