Seniors Match vs Radcliffe-on-Trent - March 26th
Belton Park Seniors played their traditional interclub season-opening Match against Radcliffe-on-Trent Seniors on Tuesday 26th March. In springlike weather, it proved to be a competitive event, played in a very sportsmanlike manner.
|1||Mike Collins (c) & Howard Lockwood||Halved|
|2||Frank Overton & Dennis Santer||Won 3&2|
|3||James Lynch & Colin Farrington||Halved|
|4||Colin Mason & Gary Hill||Won 1 up|
|5||Steve Calvert & Peter Hancock||Won 6&5|
|6||John Thompson & Dave Martin||Lost 7&5|
|7||Ian Askew & Nick Craft||Lost 5&3|
|8||Simon Denton & George Crowford||Lost 2&1|
Captain vs Lady Captain – March 17th
On Sunday March 17th, Belton Park Golf Club kicked off the mixed golfing season with the Captain vs Lady Captain competition. 40 golfers braved some breezy weather to compete in this inaugural mixed competition.
The competition format was a Stableford AM AM with the best men’s score and best Lady’s score to count on each hole. The Ancaster course was in excellent condition and, despite a couple of minor hail showers, everyone enjoyed the breezy but mainly dry conditions!
After a celebratory two course meal, Captain Simon Denton and Lady Captain Helen Long presented the prizes to the best men’s pair and best Ladies pair. The men’s team won the overall prize and the individual winning pairs were as follows;
|Winning pair||Jeanette Strutt & Denise Adam||39 points (OCB)|
|Runners up||Pam Wiggins & Ina Wood||39 points|
|Winning pair||Dish Patel & James Wiggins||43 points|
|Runners up||John McClelland & Colin Mason||41 points|
Lady Captain's Supper - March 13th
On Wednesday 13th March, the ladies gathered to celebrate the start of the new golfing season with their annual Lady Captain’s supper.
After a celebratory two course meal, the presentation of the Winter Knockout trophy took place. Seen here presenting the prizes are (left to right); Ann Shaw, Lady Captain - Helen Long, Knockout runner up - Joy Stepney, Knockout winner - Nicola Routledge, and Marjorie Stenson.
Following the presentation, local comedienne Alij, entertained the ladies with songs and hilarious jokes before ending the evening with a dance by Captain - Simon Denton and Madge Stenson. All the ladies deemed the evening a great start to the new season!
Seniors - Stableford - March 5th
On Tuesday, March 5th, 52 seniors enjoyed some mild and dry weather to compete in the monthly Stableford competition.
The course was in excellent condition and the weather was dry, but breezy. The winner was Mike Goodacre with a magnificent score of 39 points. Mike was playing his first 18 holes of the year, a great start to the season, well done Mike!
|1st||Mike Goodacre||39 points|
|2nd||Derek Bashford||38 points|
35 points (OCB)
|4th||Colin Farrington||35 points|
|Best front 9||Alan Farmer||18 points|
|Best back 9||Roy Smith||18 points|
Seniors Jack Whiteley Trophy - February 26th
On Tuesday, February 26th 51 Seniors played in the final Jack Whiteley competition in fantastic weather!
The Jack Whiteley trophy is a series of winter fun competitions played over 10 rounds. The winner is the player who has the best finishes in 6 out of 10 of the rounds. Each round is played in teams of 3 with each round in a different format. The final round was the Joker round where each player nominates one hole on each 9 to play their joker, and their score is doubled.
The winner of the Jack Whiteley trophy was Graham Secker with four first places and two second places.
Captain’s Quiz - February 22nd
On Friday, February 22nd 91 players in 14 teams competed in the first quiz night of 2019, the “Captain’s Quiz”. Captain Simon Denton and Lady Captain Helen Long devised and presented the quiz. Many of the competitors enjoyed a meal before the quiz and the winning team were the “Teetotallers”.
The Teetotallers are pictured with Lady Captain Helen Long.