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Ladies Pair Win in National Final!

Congratulations to Jacqui Barson and Julie Beanland, of Belton Park Golf Club, who have won the PING Women’s Fourball Betterball Plate Final 2019.

After an amazing day of Golf in Gainsborough, the duo won by 2 points with an overall score of 44, scoring 25 points on the front 9 and 19 points on the back 9. Jacqui and Julie only met in January 2019 but play together regularly, they’ve become good friends and are now beginning to win competitions together.

After a great front 9, the team were able to relax and enjoy the rest of the round, and playing against another friendly pair, there was a nice pace of play and the duo were able to sail through the back 9 to secure an impressive victory.

They commented “We’re completely astounded and overjoyed. To think that over 15,000 women from more than 870 golf clubs in the UK entered the competition, it’s all a bit surreal"

They travelled to Gainsborough for a practice round on Thursday and played really well scoring 45 points between them on 90% handicap so they thought they might have peaked too early! When they arrived on the Monday morning for the Plate Final registration, they were both really surprised to find that they had each won a Ping Golf Bag as a prize, just for just making it to the Plate Final!

On the day of the competition the weather started off nice and sunny but a bit breezy for about an hour or so but then the wind really picked up and it became much cooler and the golf got much tougher but they managed to hold it together and come in with the winning score .

The pair thanked Ping for such fabulous prizes, and England Golf for a brilliant day.  Jacqui said, “We’re awfully proud of each other and feel an enormous sense of achievement. A day we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. Our husbands have been so supportive - even they had sleepless nights on Sunday and Monday!”

Seniors do the double over Milton

On Tuesday, September 3rd, the Seniors entertained the Seniors from Peterborough Milton. Having already beaten Milton in the away match, the Milton team were keen to take revenge. Despite the Captain for the day losing in the top game, followed by the next 2 games also losing, the Belton team fought back to win by 5-3!

The match was played on a superb early autumn day and the course was in excellent condition. The Milton team were very impressed with the fast and smooth greens, similar to their own, but the Belton team had to acclimatise after playing at Luffenham Heath on the previous day where the greens had just been verticut and were very slow!

Judging by the laughter and good banter at the post match lunch, everyone enjoyed the day. The catering staff did a great job of serving an excellent meal and were thanked by the Milton captain Graham Beer for their efforts, and for a superb meal. The post-match game of heads and tails was won by Ken Ackroyd.

Results;

1    

Pete Long and Brian Mole

Lost 3&1

2

Tim Stubbs and Ian Askew

Lost 4&2

3

Brian Martin and Derek Little

Lost 2 down   

4

Steve White and Dave Dobney

Won 1 up

5

Colin Mason and Howard Lockwood     

Won 4&3

6

Tiny Holmes and Ken Ackroyd

Won 3&1

7

Dave Martin and Peter Hancock

Won 1 up

8

Mike Bower and Nigel Beaumont

Won 2&1

Mixed team win at Market Rasen

On Saturday 31st August Belton Park were invited to play the first mixed match held at Market Rasen and despite half an hour of rain it was a very enjoyable game.

After a very enjoyable meal the Club Captain Rob Pearce welcomed the Lady Captain Helen Long and the Senior Captain Mike Collins and all those from Belton Park and hoped all had a most enjoyable game.

Lady Captain Helen Long responded saying they had indeed enjoyed the game and thanked all at Market Rasen for their warm welcome and announced the result as a win to Belton Park by five games to three.

It was evident from the happy atmosphere during an excellent meal after the game that everyone had thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Results;

1     

Helen Long & Mike Collins

Loss

2

Derek & Yvonne Bashford

Loss

3

Frank Overton & Jackie Scott

Win

4

Nick & Nicola Routledge

Win

5

John & Shelley McClelland

Win       

6

Paul Thompson & Anthea Nicoll

Half

7

Mike Whitwham & Sue Walker-Sherriff       

Half

8

Chris & Sue Hall

Win

PRESIDENTS DAY RESULTS 2019

President Trevor Ireland and Vice President Sue Walker-Sherriff hosted their better ball Stableford competitions for gentlemen and ladies. On a wonderful summer’s day and the golf course well prepared, and with swift running greens, the scoring in both competitions was high. In fact the scoring and the weather were a little too hot for many of the players.

Results;

Ladies

  1. Jackie Barson and Anna Clark   42 points
  2. Grace Hale and Jo Pearson       41
  3. Joy Stepney and Pam Mackey 40

Nearest the pin on the 6th hole was won by Jo Pearson beating 4 unnamed gentlemen who mistakenly entered their efforts on the result sheet!!!! . Yvonne Bashford was the nearest on the 17th.

Gentlemen

  1. Andy Macgowan and Keith Meadows    44 points
  2. Matt Storer and Anthony Jones             44
  3. Dave Charlesworth and Spike Carr         44
  4. Steve Preston and Martin Kelby             44

The first 6 pairs all recorded 44 points and were separated by count back.

Nearest the pin on the 4th was James Marshall, and on the 14th Frank Overton.

For pictures of all the winners, click this link; https://photos.app.goo.gl/HiUgcrWDSVxKUP7L9

Peter Alliss returns to Belton Park

The “voice of Golf”, Mr Peter Alliss, visited Belton Park Golf Club on Saturday 17th August to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the Inner nine holes. Mr Alliss designed the layout for the nine holes with course architect Dave Thomas in 1979 and it was wonderful to welcome him back to the club.

The day started with an Am Am competition on the nine holes designed by Peter and nearly 100 members took part on a lovely Summer day. The event was won by Pete Corcoran, Paul Wood, Paul Thompson, and Anna Clark, narrowly beating Stuart Smith, David Couth, Paul Nash, and Chris Wesson on countback.

A display board was put up in the clubhouse with memorabilia from the original opening of the nine holes in 1979. Among the guests that day in 1979 were; Ray Clemence the England goalkeeper, John Spencer the world snooker champion, Christy O’ Connor Jnr and several players from the Nottingham Forest European Cup Winning team.

In the evening on Saturday, nearly 150 members and their guests enjoyed a superb four course meal before Peter Alliss gave an after-dinner speech and answered questions on his career in golf. It was a fabulous evening for the club and will be long remembered. Pictured with Peter Alliss are Captain Simon Denton and Lady Captain Helen Long presenting a cheque for one of Peter’s charities, England and Wales Blind Golf (picture courtesy of The Grantham Journal).

Inner 9 competition results;

Winning team

Pete Corcoran, Paul Wood, Paul Thompson, and Anna Clark

43 points

2nd place

Stuart Smith, David Couth, Paul Nash, and Chris Wesson

43 points (OCB)

3rd place

Ken Hart, Gerry Short, Jo Hennerberry, and Harry Paice

42 points

4th place

Grace Andrew, David Andrew, Kathleen Bell, and Julia Bishop    

42 points (OCB)    

Longest drive (men)

Josh Smith

 

Straightest drive (ladies)

Jackie Barson

 

Nearest the pin on 21 (ladies)     

Anna Clark

   

Nearest the pin on 24 (men)

Pete Long

   

Nearest the pin in 2 on 27

Colin Mason

  

 

For more pictures of the day and evening, including competition winners, click this link; https://photos.app.goo.gl/8fdpJhhguGhLJ8GDA

 

Belton Park win the Bramley Singles Trophy

On Sunday 18th August, the Belton Park First team travelled to Seacroft to take on Woodhall Spa and Cleethorpes in the final of the Bramley Singles Trophy competition. Representing Belton Park were Jack Diment, Chris Haynes, and Matt Haynes in this prestigious event. It was a lovely day but a strong wind made it very difficult for the players.

The morning matches were very tight and at the halfway stage the result was difficult to predict. In the afternoon the Belton players really turned on the style with some superb golf which Woodhall and Cleethorpes simply could not match. Matt Haynes led the way with two emphatic victories beating Les Toyne from Woodhall Spa 6&5 and Jay Kirkum from Cleethorpes 9&7. Chris Haynes also had an emphatic win against Leon Leaney from Woodhall Spa by 6&5 and having been two down against John Jarrel from Cleethorpes he turned the game around to win by one hole. This meant that Jack Diment needed to win one game to secure the title. In a superb match the lead constantly changed hands until Jack finally secured a 3&2 victory over Paul Wharton from Woodhall Spa.

For the first time in the competition every competitor was either a County player or senior County player so for Belton to retain the Trophy was an outstanding achievement. Final score was Belton Park 5, Cleethorpes 3 and Woodhall Spa 1.

Chris, Matt, and Jack now go on to represent Belton Park in the Champion Club of England tournament at Romford Golf Club in September. It is the first time we have ever reached the final and although it won’t be easy, if the boys play as well as they did at Seacroft then we have a great chance of being Champion Club of England.

In addition, Jack is representing Belton Park Golf Club and Lincolnshire in the National Amateur championship at Frilford Heath. A great time for our first team players, and we wish them well in both finals.

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