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Centenary Medal - Saturday, June 1st

We continued the ‘busy weekend’ theme with two competitions, The Centenary Medal on Staurday and the Victory Cup on Sunday.

The weather on Saturday was warm and kind and it saw 139 golfers competed for the Centenary Medal.  The winner was Tom Parry with a brilliant nett 62 in his first competition of the year resulting in a handicap cut of 2 shots.  Second and third places went to Ross Chamberlain with 66 and Olly Mitchell with a nett 67; Olly also took the lowest gross prize with a score of 70. 

There were 6 handicap reductions on the day with the 2s sweep being shared by 18 golfers.  This was an important competition in the year as it formed the 4th element of the Wallwork challenge (the best 4 scores from 7 nominated competitions).  In the lead currently with a combined score of minus 7 is John Maguire closely followed by Stuart Hearn (minus 2) and Steve Turton (minus 1).  There are a further 93 golfers registered for the Wallwork Trophy.

Ladies scratch team match vs Greetham Valley, June 4th

On Tuesday, June 4th the Belton Park Ladies scratch team consisting of Jo Pearson, Anna Clark, and Vicky Grindall played away at Greetham Valley in 3 singles matches.

This was the first Ladies scratch team match for many years and was played in a lovely spirit in torrential wet weather, but we all survived the terrible conditions to have a laugh at the end of it!

All three games were very tough and Belton Park lost 1-2. The team are looking forward to the return home match in July, and better weather!

Seniors match vs Stanton-on-the-Wolds away

On Monday, June 3rd the Seniors visited Stanton-on-the-Wolds for the return match. The course was in excellent condition with very fast greens after the Coronation competition that was held on the Saturday where the greens were running at 13 on the Stimpmeter! Even the home team were struggling with the pace of the greens!

The windy weather, combined with the very fast greens, made the course very difficult and the final result was a 6-2 win for the home team, revenge for the home match played on the previous week at Belton Park which Belton won 5½ - 2½.

1    Mike Collins (C) and John Thompson     Lost 5&4   
2 Pete Long (VC) and Bill Brogan Lost 5&4
3 Tim Stubbs and John McNally Lost 4&3
4 Norman Halliday and John Elliott Lost 3&2
5 Colin Mason and Trevor Collis Won 2&1
6 Steve Calvert and Derek Little Lost 8&6
7 Dave Dobney and Peter Hancock Won 2 up
8 Frank Overton and Brian Mole Lost 1 down 


The next Seniors match is on Monday, June 10th at Radcliffe-on-Trent.



C team in a great away win 4½ to 1½ at The Nottinghamshire

The C team played away in a midweek match at The Nottinghamshire in alternating warm and windy or very wet rainy conditions. The courses were freshly cut and were in very good condition with fast true greens. 

The 6 pairs split into 2 groups with 3 pairs playing each course. Belton Park C team Captain Ian Carroll partnered by Past Gents Captain Colin Mason competed against The Nottinghamshire’s club Captain Graham Chambers (the club’s matchplay champion!) and Dick Poole. This game was close, but as Graham played to scratch up to the 13th hole, Ian and Colin were fighting to keep within reach of Graham’s game and ended up losing 3&2. 

The remainder of the matches resulted in 4 wins for Belton Park and one halved match. During the speeches the Belton Park players did mention that their Captain had lost yet again, but his team selection once again proved excellent in achieving a great away win!

Best pair on the night went to Andy MacGowan and Dish Patel with a 3&2 win so both players are competing for best player of the year and are closing in on John Cooke, the early favourite. 

Gents Captain Simon Denton partnered by Martin Clarke have made a different start this year as they won! Something has changed from last year but what? Will the nickname – “Sideways Simon” be a thing of the past? 



Captain Ian Carroll and Colin Mason  

lost 3&2 


Simon Whitton and John Cooke



Andy MacGowan and Dish Patel

won 3&2 


Nigel Rodway and Chris Hides

won 3&1 


Robb Tapp and Clive Horne

won 2 up 


Simon Denton and Martin Clarke

won 1 up 

Gents Spring Open, May 27th

The recent Bank Holiday weekend was a busy time at Belton Park Golf Club with competitions on the Sunday and the Monday. 

On a breezy and blustery Sunday we hosted the Gents’ Spring Open with competitions in the morning and the afternoon.  The morning competition was for the Rothwell Lee Cup, which was a foursome stableford event with some 54 teams of two competing.  The winners, T Hickmore and J Goddard with 38 points came from Stanton-on-the-Wolds with second place, C Budd and A Vernon on 35 points representing Edwalton and Willesley Park respectively. 

Third place went to R Tapp from Belton Park and S Downie from Burghley who also scored 35 points but lost 2nd place on countback.  The same teams competed for the Hemswell Cup in the afternoon which was a Betterball stableford event.   C Budd and A Vernon had a very good day with a win in this event on 43 points with second and third prizes going to Belton Park golfers, S Boylan/G Watkin and S Mitchell/S Moore; 42 and 41 points respectively.

The weather turned for the Monday competition with the forecast of heavy showers predicted.  The forecasters were not wrong with showers catching most of the field of 28 teams!  Each team consisted of 4 Belton Park golfers in an AM AM stableford format where the best 2 scores are to count towards the end result. 

First place went to the team of D Coyle/B White/G Begy/A Lewis who carded 90 points.  They were closely followed by the team of G Clark/O Dyson/N Bristow/J Whaler on 89 points and finally in 3rd place on 88 points was the team of C Horn/D Scott/P Thacker/T Dean.

Seniors vs Stanton-on-the-Wolds – May 28th

On Tuesday, May 28th the Seniors at Belton Park played host to the Seniors team from Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club. On a beautiful sunny day, the match was played in excellent spirits on the Belmont course (holes 10-27) which was very lush after the recent rain.

The Seniors team was captained on the day by Vice Captain Pete Long as the Seniors Captain was on holiday. Unfortunately, the Captain for the day didn’t lead by example, losing 2 down and Belton lost the first 2 games. However, Belton rallied and the final result was another 5½ to 2½ win for the Belton Park Team.

Stanton-on-the-Wolds Captain Richard Mercer thanked the catering staff for an excellent meal, and the greens staff for preparing the course in such lovely condition. John Thompson won a bottle of whisky in the “heads and tails” game after the meal.



Pete Long (VC) and Ken Ackroyd

Lost 2 down        


Tim Stubbs and Peter Hancock

Lost 3&2


Steve Calvert and Bruce Castledine          

Won 1 up


Colin Mason and Gary Hill

Won 6&4


Ian Askew and John McNally

Won 1 up


Alan Addis and John Thompson

Won 2&1


Bill Brogan and Trevor Collis



Derek Little and Alfie Kent

Won 4&3


The return match at Stanton-on-the-Wolds is on Monday, June 3rd.

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