Cream of Belton Park Golf Club players in annual “Upper Crust” tournament
On Sunday, September 2nd players with handicaps of 9 and better played for the annual “Upper Crust trophy” and “Stan Robinson tankard”. Unfortunately, due to a clash of dates, five players were unable to attend as they were playing for Lincolnshire County.
The event has been held annually since 1961 after being inspired by local Syston member Donald Clegg who wished to see the best players of the club play together and then dine.
Then in 1976, member Stan Robinson presented a tankard for the event to be awarded to the player with the best gross score. This year’s event was held in pleasant warm sunny weather with the Brownlow course in excellent condition.
Nigel Evans with a net 68 won the Upper Crust trophy, with Adrian Allen the Stan Robinson tankard with a best gross of 73.
After play, players attended a dinner with the menu chosen by last year’s winner Jack Diment. Before proposing a toast to the club, Captain Colin Mason congratulated the top players on winning both the first and second team South Lincolnshire leagues this year. He then presented the trophies to the winners
Pictured are Adrian Allen, Colin Mason and Nigel Evans with the respective trophies.
The top three for the Upper Crust trophy were:
- Nigel Evans 68 net
- Adrian Allen 70 net
- Michael Green 70 net ocb
The top three for the Stan Robinson tankard were:
- Adrian Allen 73
- Michael Green 73
- Nigel Evans 77
High scoring winners of the John Peberdy Cup - September 1st
The annual John Peberdy Cup, which is a 4-person AMAM (2 to count) open to both members and guests, was won with an amazing score of 96 stableford points over the Brownlow course at Belton Park on Saturday 1st September. The winning team were members Andy Trotter, Robert Pask and Bruce Macfarlane and Adrian Sleaford from Sudbrooke Moor Golf Club. In a high scoring competition, the second placed team scored 91 points.
There were 28 teams playing the course in lovely sunny warm weather. The course was in excellent condition having benefited from the recent rainfall.
Club Captain Colin Mason was delighted to welcome Judy Peberdy, together with other members of her family, to the presentation and carvery meal after play. Judy donated the Cup back in 2001 in memory of her late husband. Judy’s son Richard spoke about his father’s love of the game and fondness for the golf club. His daughters Eva and Alexi presented the trophy to the winning team. They are pictured holding the trophy with left to right Colin Mason, Bruce Macfarlane, Richard Peberdy, Andy Trotter, Robert Pask and Adrian Sleaford.
The top three teams were:
1st: A.Trotter, R Pask, B Macfarlane, A Sleaford 96 points
2nd: C Hine, P Adams, S Smellie, T Hounsfield 91 points
3rd: G Feasby, S Glenn, M Green, M Loveridge 88 points
Ladies – Travelling Trophy – August 28th
36 ladies from Belton Park Golf Club played the travelling trophy in an Am-Am format in their exchange day at the Leicestershire Golf Club. A great day was had by all with good company, great weather, great course, and great food afterwards.
The Am-Am format was played for the first time in this fixture and was two Stableford scores to count on each hole.
The winning team were; Julie Hamer, Nicola Routledge, Olga Ebsworth and Karen Bailey with 83 points, winning the trophy.
Second OCB were; Vicky Grindle, Jools Taylor, Ina Wood and Margaret Bowen with 82 points.
Nearest the pin for Silver was Shelly McClelland.
Nearest the pin for Bronze was Becky Lloyd.
Two Juniors play for County in Boys National Finals
On August 28-30, Belton Park’s current Junior Club Champion Olly Mitchell (handicap 3) and Jake Craddock (handicap scratch) played in a team of seven representing the whole of Lincolnshire at the England Golf Boys National County finals. The event, at Rockcliffe Golf Club near Darlington, also featured top players from Yorkshire, Kent and Cornwall.
The Lincolnshire team had qualified earlier in the season by winning the Eastern Region Event.
On day 1, Lincolnshire beat Cornwall 6 matches to 3. The following match against Kent was halved (4½ each). This meant playing Yorkshire on the final day, in their last match for the title. Unfortunately, Lincolnshire lost 7 to 2 matches to an extremely strong Yorkshire team who were also defending champions.
Seniors Match vs The Leicestershire – August 28th
On Tuesday, August 28th the Belton Park Seniors welcomed the Seniors team from The Leicestershire Golf Club for an annual match. The fixture started 3 years ago in 2015 during the 125th anniversary of both clubs and is played home and away in alternate years.
The weather was warm and dry and the course was in excellent condition. The match was played on holes 10-27 and the result was a win for Belton Park by a good margin of 5-1.
|1||Howard Lockwood & Alan Addis||Lost 1 down|
|2||Tim Stubbs & Dave Dobney||Won 4 & 3|
|3||Derek Little & Dave Martin||Won 4 & 3|
|4||George Crowford & Garry Head||Won 1 up|
|5||Pete Long & Nigel Beaumont||Won 6 & 5|
|6||Mike Collins & Ian Askew||Won 5 & 4|
Next year's fixture will be held at The Leicestershire.
Ladies - Vice presidents Trophy – August 26th
On Sunday 26th August the Ladies section played for the Vice Presidents Trophy in awful weather conditions! The weather was so bad, some of the field walked in after nine holes!
Worthy winners in the atrocious conditions were Jo Pearson and Grace Hale with 41 points.
Second with 37 points were Nicola Routledge and Sue Addis.
Third with 35 points were Sheila Mason and Helen Long.