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C Team victorious over Rutland County 4-2

The Belton Park C team travelled to Rutland County for a return match, already proud of a home win and determined to do the double. Due to a diary administrative error, Rutland County’s Captain Keith Wright had to get a team together at short notice as the team sheet had the next day as the match date!

The Rutland County course had major differences to Belton Park, such as slow greens, fluffy fairways and tee boxes, which was a total opposite to the Belton Park course. These conditions gave the home team an advantage, nearly all Belton Park’s team suffered lagged putts.

The first pair of Captain Ian Carroll and John Cooke started badly for the Belton Park team, but they ended up winning 4&3. The second pair of Andy MacGowan and Kevin Smith had a good win 4&2. Andy had previously led the team for the home match, winning his game 5&4. The third pair of Kevin Phillips and Tom Parry showed the rest of the team the way, by out golfing the previous two pairs to achieve a 5&4 win - very good golf! The fourth pair of Garry Taylor & Robb Tapp had a difficult time as their opposition decided to play 5 under their handicap and Rutland County’s Peter Chippendale and his partner had a good 3&2 win. Nigel Rodway and Ajay Panchal came in next, fighting all the way through to the last hole but alas lost it on the 18th. The best performance of the day came from Dish Patel who shot a gross 31 on the front 9, sinking putts from everywhere! Well played Dish, that’s how it’s done! Dish was partnered by Martin Clarke. Martin and Dish have at last gone on to the best player of the year awards list! 

Results; 

1  

Captain Ian Carroll and John Cooke   

Won 4&3 

2

Andy MacGowan and Kevin Smith

Won 4&2 

3

Kevin Phillips and Tom Parry

Won 5&4 

4

Garry Taylor and Robb Tapp

Lost 3&2 

5

Ajay Panchal and Nigel Rodway

Lost 1 down   

6

Dish Patel & and Martin Clarke

Won 6&5 

C Team earn a Home Draw with Radcliffe-on-Trent

Two fully prepared teams came head to head, both wanting to win, and Radcliffe were trying to preserve their unbeaten record so far this season. The Belton Park course was set up beautifully, with clearly defined fairways, but with slightly slower greens due to heavy rain storms. 

Captain Ian Carroll and partner Clive Horn took on Radcliffe’s Captain Zog and John Mc Beth. This match was very close, both on handicaps and on the final result, the Belton pair losing 2&1. The 2nd Belton pair of Andy MacGowan and Alec Sherwin took no prisoners, winning with a fantastic 7&6 and will go on to the best players of the year award.  

With five games completed, Radcliffe were winning the match 3-2 and there was a tense wait for the final game to finish. Some 15 minutes later the 3rd Belton pair of Ben Bayliss and Kevin Smith appeared and there were smiles on the Belton Park team’s faces with a 2 up win to halve the overall match 3-3. Radcliffe remain undefeated this season and the Belton Park team will travel to Radcliffe in a couple of weeks to try and end their unbeaten record.

Results;

1     

Captain Ian Carroll and Clive Horn

Lost 2&1 

2

Andy MacGowan and Alec Sherwin    

Won 7&6 

3

Ben Bayliss and Kevin Smith

Won 2 up 

4

Martin Clarke and Simon Denton

Lost 5&4 

5

Nigel Rodway and Jim Wiggins

Won 3&2 

6

John Cooke and Keith Smith

Lost 1 down   

 

 

Family Cup - August 4th

On a glorious summer day, the Family Cup was played over the Brownlow course with a field of 22 teams of 2.  There was some excellent scoring with the top 2 placings being decided on count-back over the last 6 holes. 

The winners were Jeanette Strutt and Ian Carroll carding 40 stableford points.  Second place went to Max and Michael Sims also on 40 points.  The trophy was presented by Ged O’Reilly, our Gents Vice Captain.

C team earn a home draw with Sleaford 3-3

Thursday 25th July was a day to remember for the record temperature of over 36 degrees at its peak! The Belton Park c team took on the Sleaford C team on an absolutely beautifully finished and presented golf course, the Brownlow course (holes 1-18).

The heat took its toll on all players and drinking copious amounts of water was essential. The first pair, Captain Ian Carroll and Robb Tapp, took on Sleaford Captain Al Pearson and Walt Drayton.  After an up and down front nine, the Belton pair were 1 down at the turn and a birdie on the 10th made the game level. The game had both teams leading until Ian and Robb won 3 on the trot winning the game, the same result as the away match earlier this month.

Games 2 and 6 both went right to the 18th hole, but Sleaford were victorious in both games. In the 3rd game, Colin Mason took on the duty of helping our new young player Viren Panchal (welcome to the C team) play in his first ever match and with some good golf managed to get a half – a big thank you to Colin. 

There seems to have been some confusion in the penultimate game as they played holes 19-27 instead of 10-18! Gents Captain Simon Denton and Kevin Smith were 4 down at the turn and managed to get a half, proving the that “inner nine” is a tough course for visitors!

Sleaford Captain Al Pearson thanked the greenkeeping staff for presenting the course in such excellent condition. A Salmon platter meal was enjoyed for dinner thanks to the catering staff. 

Simon Denton thanked everyone for playing and praised all parties involved with the C team – a big thank you to Simon for making time to play in such a busy year’s schedule. 

Results;

Captain Ian Carroll and Robb Tapp

Won 2&1 

John Cooke and Nigel Rodway

Lost 1 down       

Colin Mason and Viren Panchal

Halved 

Kevin Phillips and Tom Parry

Won 2&1 

Gents Captain Simon Denton and Kevin Smith        

Halved 

Chairman James Wiggins and Andy Trotter

Lost 1 down

Seniors draw again at Lincoln Torksey

In their second match in two days, the Seniors visited Lincoln Golf Club for a friendly match on Wednesday, July 31st. The course was under maintenance as the club is installing a new fairway watering system, but the greens were in superb condition. The new watering system wasn’t required on the day as there were frequent heavy showers.

Peter Hancock came in as a last-minute substitute and, with Tiny Holmes, pulled off the best win of the day winning 6&4! The final result was a 4-4 draw, the same result as the home fixture earlier this month at Belton Park. The match was followed by an excellent lunch, the new catering team at Lincoln are doing a superb job.

Results;

1    

Pete Long (C) and John Thompson     

Lost 4&2

2

Frank Overton and Graham Secker

Lost 1 down   

3

Tim Stubbs and Dave Martin

Halved

4

Brian Martin and Ian Askew

Won 1 up

5

Colin Mason and Howard Lockwood

Lost 4&3

6

Manny Barker and Gary Hill

Won 5&4

7

Mike Bower and Bill Brogan

Halved

8

Tiny Holmes and Peter Hancock

Won 6&4

Seniors victorious over Luffenham Heath 5½ - 2½

In a very busy week for the Belton Park Seniors with two matches in two days, the first fixture was a match against the Seniors from Luffenham Heath on Tuesday, July 30th. The match was played in good spirits on “World Friendship Day” and, with heavy rain and thunder storms threatening, all the groups managed to stay dry!

The greens had been verticut and sanded and were a little slower than normal, which seemed to fool the home team as well as the visitors. Paul Nash played in his first Seniors match and came up against an in-form pair and Belton lost that game 5&4. Seniors Vice-Captain Pete Long, Captain for the day, failed to lead by example, losing 2&1! The biggest win of the day for Belton was the pair of Mike Bower and Derek Bashford, Derek coming in as a last minute substitute and winning their match 5&3!

Following an excellent cold Buffet followed by strawberries and ice cream, Luffenham Heath Seniors Captain, David Fynn, praised the course for its superb condition and thanked the catering staff for an excellent meal.

John Thompson won a bottle of whisky in the heads and tails game.

Results;

1    

Pete Long (C) and Brian Martin

Lost 2&1

2

Tim Stubbs and Nigel Beaumont

Won 3&1

3

John Thompson and Bill Brogan

Halved

4

Howard Lockwood and Paul Nash      

Lost 5&4      

5

Colin Mason and Derek Little

Won 2 up

6

Ian Askew and Peter Hancock

Won 3&1

7

Mike Bower and Derek Bashford

Won 5&3

8

Dennis Santer and John McNally

Won 1 up

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