Belton Park Golf Club team v Lincoln – August 21st
The Belton Park Club team played its last home match of the season against Lincoln on Tuesday 21st August. It was yet another glorious evening and the match was played in great spirit with every game very close. The course was in immaculate condition helped by the recent rainfall which was much needed.
The full results were:
Simon Denton & Paul Woods Halved
Ged O’Reilly & David Harris Won 2&1
Graham Watkin & Pete Thacker Lost 2&1
John Taylor & Jim Fulton Halved
James Wiggins & Martin Kelby Lost 1 Down
Paul Screen & Glenn Carpenter Lost 2&1
Match Result: Belton Park 2 - Lincoln 4
Lincoln Captain Michael Pickles praised the excellent condition of the course and thanked Belton for their hospitality and a superb meal. Belton Park now look forward to getting their revenge in the reverse fixture next year.
Belton Park Golf Club share Lincolnshire Team singles title in dramatic final
Belton Park first team Captain Jack Diment secured a shared title with Spalding Golf Club in a dramatic last few holes in fading light at Seacroft on Sunday 19th.
This was the final of the competition (“The Bramley Trophy”) between all the golf clubs in Lincolnshire with a format of three 36-hole singles matches played off scratch. The team of Jack Diment, Jake Craddock, and Leon Leaney were playing defending champions Spalding and Woodhall Spa.
The morning conditions were very windy on the exposed coastal links at Seacroft, but all players coped with the conditions and many were under par. After 18 holes all three clubs were about level in scores. The wind eased a little for the afternoon.
Jake in the lead match won both his matches. Leon then secured a victory against Woodhall Spa, but lost against Spalding. In the final match, the Spalding player Hugh Kedzlie had played exceptionally well, winning against Jack and the Woodhall player Richard Latham with ease. This left Jack and Richard to play the last few holes together, with Jack needing to win, to tie the match at 4 points each with Spalding.
After losing the 16th, Jack went one hole down. He halved the 17th in par and then calmly stroked in the birdie putt to take the match into a sudden death playoff.
The first extra hole, the 1st at Seacroft was halved in par and the players returned to the 18th hole where, despite putting his drive into the rough on the right of the fairway, Jack was still able to par the hole which was enough to win the match.
A long day had finished at 7:30pm in the evening with honours even and both teams being presented with the trophy and retaining it for 6 months each.
Ladies Harrowby Cup - August 21st
On Tuesday, August 21st the ladies played a greensome Stableford for the Harrowby Cup in great conditions.
The winning pair on 42 points, 3 ahead of other pairs, were Sue Walker-Sherriff and Olga Ebsworth.
In second place were Catheryn Morris and Anita Bartys with 38 points.
In third place, also with 38 points OCB, were Nicola Routledge and Kathleen Bell.
Seniors Match - Spalding - August 21st
On Tuesday, August 21st the Seniors welcomed their counterparts from Spalding. It was another hot day, and perfect for golf.
The Spalding Captain commented that the course was superb, the food was excellent and a great day was had by all.
|1||Howard Lockwood & Manny Barker||Won 5&3|
|2||Mike Bower & Dave Langley||Lost 3&1|
|3||Tim Stubbs & Dennis Santer||Lost 1 down|
|4||Derek Little & Dave Martin||Won 5&4|
|5||Peter Hancock and Brian Mole||Won 4&3|
|6||Dave Dobney & Gary Hill||Won 5&4|
|7||George Crowford & Gary Head||Halved|
|8||Mike Collins & Ian Askew||Won 1 up|
Belton Park women golfers win national final
Belton Park golfers Sheila Mason and Jackie Scott are national champions – winning the final of a women’s competition which raises funds for the charity, the England Golf Trust.
Sheila and Jackie romped to victory in the England Golf Trust National Pairs, scoring an impressive 47 points in the betterball final.
They were three points ahead of their closest challengers at Kings Norton Golf Club, Worcestershire: Janet Davies and Elizabeth Campbell of Bramley, Surrey.
The competition was designed to raise funds for the Trust, which provides grants and bursaries for young men and women in education or aged up to 21. The 2018 tournament attracted an initial entry from 140 clubs, which held qualifying rounds, and donations of over £5000.
“It’s been an amazing day,” said Sheila, who put their success down to their preparation with a practice round on the day before the competition.
“We’re extremely pleased. It’s so rare to get the opportunity to play in a national competition,” added the 17 handicapper.
Jackie took up golf just two years ago and plays off 28. She remarked: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I never dreamed I could do anything like this, so it’s wonderful. There’ll be no stopping me now!”
The winning pair were presented with the “Bridget Jackson Silver Trophy” which is retained by England Golf at Woodhall Spa, but also received an engraved crystal barley bowl to take back to their club.
Aveling Barford Hospital Cup
On Sunday 19th August, the club hosted the Aveling Barford Hospital Cup, which is an open competition played in an Am Am format.
The weather was unlike the confditions of the majority of the summer with a stiff breeze and showers throughout the morning. It is great testament to the players that scoring was of the highest standard given the difficult conditions.
The winning team with an impressive 92 points were Chris Budd (Edwalton GC), Andrew Vernon (Willesley Park GC), Chris Frake (Edwalton GC) & Duncan Spalding (Wollaton Park GC). In second place with 91 points were Sandy Glass, Brian Douglas, Roy Cody & Michael Davies (all Immingham GC).
In third place were and leading the home charge were the Belton Park team of Terry Guest, Andy MacGowan, Chris Duggan and Keith Meadows with 89 points. Fourth place went to the reigning champions from Mickleover GC with 88 points - Michael Holmes, John Sharman, Jason Lander & Kevin Butler.
Fifth place went to a team from Birstall GC on 86 points, comprising Ryan Darlaston, Andy Stirk, John Clayton & Nigel Merry and finishing the prize winners were a team from Greetham Valley GC on 85 points - Trevor Smith, David Morgan, David Thompson & Ian Bain.
The full results were:
C. Budd / A. Vernon / C. Frake / D. Spalding 92
S. Glass / B. Douglas / R. Cody / M. Davies 91
C. Duggan / A. MacGowan / T. Guest / K. Meadows 89
M. Holmes / J. Sharman / J. Lander / K. Butler 88
R. Darlaston / A. Stirk / J. Clayton / N. Merry 86
T. Smith / D. Morgan / D. Thompson / I. Bain 85
G. Smith / N. Sinclair / K. Veni / P. Bellamy 85
P. Doyle / K. Ferguson / R. Rogers / T. Whittaker 84
P. Gill / R. Cooper / K. Leatherland / A. Dimmack 83
A. Allen / J. Marshall / P. Screen / J. Fulton 83
W. Watson / P. Mayes / T. Oldham / P. Wathey 82
T. Sutton / D. Herkes / G. Gillings / M. Tyler 82
P. Green / S. Philpotts / D. Evans / A. Noble 81
P. Thacker / C. Banks / T. Dilks / M. Winson 81
D. BLAIR / K. HARVEY / D. Houlton / G. Houlton 79
S. Whitehead / P. Wilson / P. Turrell / T. Mountford 79
S. Whitton / C. Hine / P. Adams / R. Harrold 79
D. Ellis / J. Hooley(Jnr) / P. Poterajko / S. Westnidge 78
A. Jennings / J. Nightingale / M. Archer / T. Ducksbury 78
N. Farrington / D. GADSBY / K. Phillips / N. Bussey 76
A. Craft / K. O'Rourke / B. Hayes / I. Samways 76
T. Davies / K. Smith / M. Goodacre / S. Pullen 76
S. Denton / M. Collins / D. O'Neill / J. Cooil 75
S. Dickinson / M. Buckberry / S. Smith / S. McIlroy 74
R. Eveleigh / J. Senescall / J. Lemmon / D. Metheringham 74
V. Hamer / D. Froggatt / C. Mousley / D. Tweedie 73
R. Tacq / C. Grace / G. Horsford / J. Meadows 64
N. Kennedy / M. Pearce / G. Kinnersley / K. Tharby DQ