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Champion Club of England Event

Over the weekend of 21st and 22nd September, Belton Park represented Lincolnshire in the Champion Club of England finals. This was the first time in our history that we have qualified for this event and it was a great weekend for Lincolnshire golf.

The team comprised Jack Diment, fresh from the individual event the week previously, Chris Haynes and our Club Champion Matt Haynes. The event was held at Romford Golf Club in Essex and again the weather was very kind except for a couple of showers on Sunday.

A few stray tee shots cost all three of our players on the Saturday from shooting really strong rounds. Scores of +2, +2 and +3 put us at +7 at the halfway stage and in mid table, 12 shots behind the leaders. It was therefore always going to be a tough ask on  Sunday but two strong rounds from Jack and Matt and a steady round from Chris helped Belton finish in the top 10 which was a great result against such strong clubs from across the Country.

We must also thank our supporters who made the time to cheer on the lads and in particular Dick and Josie Short who were there for both days which the lads greatly appreciated.

All three players deserve credit for the way in which they have represented both Lincolnshire and Belton Park Golf Club and we are sure that more success will come for us in National competitions in the future.

The picture shows the team with Gents Captain Simon Denton and our excellent caddies Dave Carter and Mick Green.

C Team win at Stoke Rochford 3-2

The Belton Park C team had a busy week so only 5 pairs travelled to Stoke Rochford for their away match. Stoke Rochford were keen to avenge their defeat at Belton Park earlier in the season, so the match was setup for a quite a battle!

The course was in good condition with true greens. The top game in the match was led by Captain Ian Carroll, partnered by Stewart Boylan, but alas the pair fell short, losing 2&1. In game 2, Jim Wiggins and Robb Tapp came good levelling the match. The 3rd and 4th games were also won by the Belton team, but the last game was won by Stoke making the overall match score a 3-2 win for Belton Park.

Results;

1   

Captain Ian Carroll & Stewart Boylan    

Lost 2&1 

2

Jim Wiggins & Robb

Won 2&1 

3

Alec Sherwin & Kevin Smith

Won 1 up    

4

Nigel Rodway & Kevin Phillips

Won 3&2 

5

Andy MacGowan & Ian Whyte

Lost 4&2 


Nigel and Kevin go on to the best player of the year award. 

Seniors pull off good away win at Stoke Rochford

On Wednesday, September 25th the Seniors visited local rivals Stoke Rochford for the penultimate match of the season. Having already won the home fixture, the Belton Park team were keen to make it a clean sweep.

The weather was pretty awful to start with, constant light rain made the greens a little slow and both teams struggled with putting. After a pre-match breakfast, the match was played in good spirits and the weather improved significantly after a few holes and there was even a bit of autumn sunshine.

The final result was a good away win for the Belton Park team by 5 games to 3.

Results;

1   

Pete Long (C) and Frank Overton

Won 1 up

2

Tim Stubbs and Les Watson

Won 2&1

3

Steve White and Dave Dobney

Lost 4&3

4

Ian Askew and Pete Hancock

Lost 3&2

5

Bill Brogan and Derek Little

Won 2&1

6

Howard Lockwood and Dennis Santer   

Lost 5&3    

7

Graham Secker and Tiny Holmes

Won 3&1

8

Nigel Beaumont and Gary Hill

Won 3&2

Champion of Champions - Individual

On Sunday 15th September, a lovely early Autumn day at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Jack Diment represented Lincolnshire and Belton Park In the Champion of Champions individual competition. Jack, having won the Lincolnshire Amateur championship was up against 30 other County Champions to see who could become England’s Champion Club golfer for 2019.

The morning round saw Jack hit a very respectable two over par round to leave him six shots off the lead. In the afternoon Jack played some superb golf and posted the second-best round of 69 which put him at one under for the tournament. With the leaders falling back Jack moved into second place with only a couple of groups to finish and Jack can be seen pictured under the leaderboard. 

However the last two groups provided the eventual winner and runner up with both players finishing on 4 under, three shots ahead of Jack.

However, for Jack to finish in fifth place was a tremendous achievement, and Belton Park Golf Club are extremely proud of him.

Battle Back Golf Day at Belton Park

After reading a golf magazine about injured soldiers, and some careful planning back in April, Belton Park Golf Club arranged a golf day with Battle Back Golfers. Battle Back is a MOD initiative aimed at getting wounded, injured, and sick personnel into sport to aid their rehabilitation.

On Thursday, September 12th, the full schedule started with the 12.30 pm ceremony of raising the Union flag. 24 players in each team, playing 2 competitions, the first 6 pairs being in a 4bbb, and the second 6 pairs in a match play competition between the civilians and ex forces players. 11 players attended from Battle back and some fabulous golf was on display from the Battle Back team who eagled the 3rd par 4 hole.

The RAF provided a flypast from a “Hurricane “ world war 2 fighter, thanks to the RAF as it shows how well they support this charity.

Organiser Ian Carroll played with club Lady Captain Helen Long with Zeno Gomes, Chairman of Battle Back Golf, and Battle Back Captain Luke Finley in the lead team playing the 4 bbbb. The team actually came in winners with 82 points, winning on count-back!

The match play competition was won by the civilian team, best winners were Kevin Smith and Richard Welbourne. The civilians won the day with a 5.5 to 0.5 win.

Ladies in the halfway hut fed all the players with cakes and drinks and in the evening there was a meal and prize-giving.

Major(Rtd) Bernard Broad gave an inspirational overview of what and why “Battle Back Golf“ was started, to help seriously injured service personnel through the rehabilitation process. Major Bernard Broad also explained how the process helped him personally when he had been seriously injured himself and how the rehab process works. Zeno Gomes, who worked at Headley Court, was co-founder of the Battle Back Golf programme. Each injured person has his own issues to overcome and getting involved with sport and playing against Golf Clubs helps overcome some of those obstacles.

To raise funds, 24 local people/businesses, including Peter Allis (the voice of golf on the BBC) gave donations and raffle prizes, and 14 golf courses donated 4 ball vouchers to be auctioned off. A “tops and tails” game was run by Paul Nash and a £1 toss for a bottle of whisky donated by the Juniper Tap also proved very successful.

A bespoke shield was designed, made, and donated by Belton Park member Andy MacGowan as a trophy for the matchplay event. This trophy will be played for in future years. Next year the golf event will be extended to include all the clubs that donated the 4-ball vouchers, each club being invited to bring 2 players to take part.

We thank everyone who donated, or helped to make this event a success, all proceeds will be going to Battle Back Golf, a very worthy cause. It is an honour to be associated with “Battle Back Golf” and the Belton Park organiser, Ian Carroll, wishes to thank all involved, and the sponsors who helped to make this a most memorable day.

Link to the prize-giving photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TEcGnwFnCEZ5C7Rs7

Seniors Victorious over Rutland Water – 5½ - 2½

On Monday, September 9th the Seniors welcomed Rutland Water Seniors for the return friendly match. After losing the away fixture back in June 4½ - 3½, the Belton team were keen to get their own back. The match was played in soggy wet conditions with light rain, but the greens were in excellent condition.

The final result was a good win for the Belton team by 5½ - 2½. After an excellent post-match lunch, the game of heads and tails was won by Derek Little. Rutland Water Captain Bob Haynes praised the excellent condition of the course and thanked the catering staff and the halfway house volunteers for their efforts.

Results;

1    

Mike Collins and Dennis Santer

Won 6&5

2

Pete Long and Derek Bashford

Won 7&5

3

Frank Overton and Ian Askew

Won 2 up

4

Dave Martin and Nick Craft

Lost 1 down     

5

Tim Stubbs and Bill Brogan

Halved

6

Trevor Collis and Richard Fowell

Won 1 up

7

Graham Secker and John Thompson      

Lost 1 down

8

Derek Little and Tiny Holmes

Won 5&4

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