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
BPGC Seniors matches vs Stoke Rochford – Home and Away
The Seniors played in the last 2 matches of the 2018 season, home and away against Stoke Rochford.
The away match was played on Wednesday, September 26th. The Belton Seniors were welcomed with a hearty breakfast rather than an after-match meal.
The Stoke Rochford course is hilly and tricky if you don’t know it! The Stoke Rochford home team proved too strong for Belton Park on the day and had a convincing win - 6½ to 1½.
On Tuesday, October 2nd the return match was held at Belton Park on a fine but windy autumn day. This was a very tight match with 4 out of the 8 matches being halved. The result was an honourable 4-4 draw.
This was the last match of the 2018 season.
Ladies - Macmillan Day, September 25th
On Tuesday, September 25th The Macmillan Day, which is a drawn Better Ball Stableford, was played in fair conditions.
A total of £189.50 was raised on the day, all the proceeds will go to Macmillan and cakes donated by the ladies were enjoyed at the halfway hut with a drink on the way round. BPGC professional, Sarah Walton kindly played the first ball off the tee for a donation to the charity. The results were as follows;
1st - Julie Hamer and Sylvia Little with 40 points
2nd - Irene Cogger and Ina Wood with 39 points OCB
3rd - Veronica Rose and Pam Mackey also with 39 points