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.
Ladies Texas Scramble – Sunday, April 7th
On Sunday April 7th, the ladies enjoyed a fun 4-ball Texas Scramble played over the Ancaster course (19-27). Despite some wintry conditions, the winning team of Anna Clark, Yvonne Bashford, Jackie Barson, and Janet Reilly scored a magnificent 60.3 to take home prizes of bottles of Proscecco.
|1st||Anna Clark, Yvonne Bashford, Jackie Barson, & Janet Reilly||60.3|
|2nd||Jo Pearson, Kathleen Bell, Lucie Morley & Jackie Scott||63.2|
|3rd||Julie Hamer, Paula Marshall, Josie Short & Denise Adam||65.1|
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Seniors Match vs Blankney – April 4th
The Seniors played their first interclub away match of the season against Blankney Seniors on Thursday 4th April. In breezy and cold weather, it was a hard-fought match with the home team eventually victorious by a margin of 5-3.
Home advantage proved to be influential, particularly on the greens. However, the match was played in a spirit of friendly rivalry, enjoyed by both sides.
After the match both teams enjoyed a hearty meal and thanks were given to Blankney's greens staff and the bar and catering staff for their contribution to a great day's golf.
|1||Mike Collins (C) & Ken Ackroyd||Won 2&1|
|2||Peter Long & Ian Askew||Lost 3&1|
|3||Derek Bashford & John McNally||Halved|
|4||Brain Mole & Tim Stubbs||Lost 3&1|
|5||Bill Brogan & Graham Secker||Lost 4&3|
|6||Alan Addis & Gary Hill||Lost 5&4|
|7||Steve Calvert & John Thompson||Won 3&2|
|8||Garry Head & Derek Little||Halved|
The next Seniors match is on Tuesday, April 16th at home to Sleaford.