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Seniors Match vs Sleaford - April 16th
On Tuesday, April 16th the Belton Park Seniors played host to Sleaford Seniors for the 2nd home friendly match of the season. The weather was kind to us, albeit not warm enough for shorts! The course was in excellent condition and the match was played in a friendly yet competitive atmosphere with some closely fought contests.
The final result was an honourable 4-4 draw and the teams enjoyed an excellent 2-course meal afterwards.
Sleaford Seniors Captain Bob Ewen thanked the catering staff for an excellent meal and the greens staff for the excellent condition of the course. Chris Styles from Sleaford won the nearest the pin on the 14th and Peter Hancock won the heads and tails game after the meal.
|1||Mike Collins (C) & Peter Hancock||Won 3&1|
|2||Tim Stubbs & Pete Long||Tied (Halved!)|
|3||Manny Barker & Graham Secker||Lost 3&2|
|4||Dave Dobney & Nigel Beaumont||Won 2&1|
|5||Alan Addis & Ian Askew||Lost 2 down|
|6||Garry Head & George Crowford||Tied|
|7||Howard Lockwood & Ken Ackroyd||Lost 4&3|
|8||Derek Little & Dennis Santer||Won 2&1|
The next Seniors match is on Wednesday, April 24th at Newark.
Grantham Cup - Sunday, April 14th
The thermometer read 2 degrees when the first team tee’d off in the Grantham Cup at Belton Park on Sunday, April 14th. It was chilly day with a slight breeze that saw 36 teams competing in an AM AM format where teams of 4 recorded 2 scores on each hole for the trophy.
The winning team of Bryan Cherrill, Dale Maplethorpe, Dean Griffiths, & Gary Tupper recorded a score of 88 points winning by 2. There was a 2’s sweep on the day and that was divided up amongst the 19 winners, including a hole-in-one by Martin Kelby on the 6th!
|Martin Kelby||6th (Hole-in-one!)|
Ladies vs Luffenham Heath
On Thursday, April 11th eight ladies from Belton Park Golf club journeyed to Luffenham Heath Golf Club to play their annual friendly, which was away at Luffenham this year. The weather was kind, although windy and wintry clothes were needed, and the course was in excellent condition. Following the match all the ladies enjoyed an afternoon tea of sandwiches, chips, cheesecake and tea.
Of the four matches most games were close and the overall result was a draw of 2-2. Helen Long, Lady Captain from Belton Park thanked the ladies from Luffenham for a great day and looked forward to seeing them back at Belton Park next year.
Seniors - Cyril Woods Trophy – April 9th
With a cold start to a windy morning, 46 Seniors from Belton Park Golf Club competed for the Cyril Woods Memorial Trophy. The format was a Bogey competition and this, together with the weather, resulted in some very close scores. Following a great front nine holes, Peter Hancock hung on to take victory on count-back with a score of +2.
Ladies - Tasker Trophy
The ladies from Belton Park decided to take part in the Tasker Trophy this year to support the development of junior golf in the UK. The proceeds from the competition entry fees will be distributed to the county associations represented for the development of junior golf.
This competition is a singles match play inter-club knockout format, with teams of 7 female players aged 50 or over competing.
On Friday April 5th, seven ladies and their caddies from Belton Park played in the first leg at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club. Despite some very close matches, the Belton Park ladies were victorious, winning 4-3. In the second leg, played at home on Monday April 8th, the Belton Park ladies triumphed again, winning 5-2, an overall score of 9-5. The ladies team now goes forward into the draw for the next round at the end of April.
Lady Captain Helen Long thanked her team for an excellent performance and commented that the ladies are proud to support junior golf in the county.