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Seniors pull off away win at Peterborough Milton

The Seniors pulled off their first away win of the season at Peterborough Milton on Thursday, June 20th. The Milton course has been improved quite considerably with new revetted bunkers on a number of holes and was in great condition. The match was played in lovely weather (for a change!) and in excellent spirits.

The first pair of Captain Mike Collins and Vice-Captain Pete Long managed a half despite being 3 down after 7 holes! Mike scored an eagle 3 on the par 5 8th hole to get the match back to 1 down at the turn. The pair recovered on the back 9 to achieve a half.

The second pair of Time Stubbs and Bill Brogan won 4&3 after Tim carded a magnificent gross 74, including 4 birdies! The team welcomed Mike Bower back for his first match of the season after recovering from a serious injury, and with John McNally, the pair won 5&4!

After 5 games, Belton were unbeaten, but the last 3 groups lost their matches ending with a great win for Belton Park 4½ to 3½.

Following an excellent lunch, Dennis Santer won a bottle of wine for the nearest the pin on the 11th hole for Belton Park.



Mike Collins (C) and Pete Long (VC)      



Tim Stubbs and Bill Brogan

Won 4&3


Brian Martin and Nigel Beaumont

Won 2 up


Frank Overton and Gary Hill

Won 1 up


Mike Bower and John McNally

Won 5&4


Steve Calvert and Tiny Holmes

Lost 2&1


John Thompson and Dennis Santer

Lost 3&2


Garry Head and Brian Mole

Lost 4&3


The next Seniors match is at home to Market Rasen on Tuesday, June 25th.

Seniors – John Cowe Cup – June 18th

On Tuesday June 18th, 22 Seniors competed in a medal competition for the John Cowe Cup. The John Cowe Cup is the first of two medal competitions where the best combined gross score from this and the Colin Ryan Cup count towards the Ian Lindsay Trophy - the Seniors Scratch Championship.

On a dry and partly sunny day, the course was in fantastic condition which contributed to some excellent nett scores. The winner of the John Cowe Cup was Bill Brogan with a nett score of 67, who received a handicap cut to 12.7.


Best nett winner      

Bill Brogan


2nd place

Phil Shaw


3rd place

Derek Bashford     

70 (on C/B)    

4th place

Alan Addis

70 (on C/B)

Best front 9

Brain Mole


Best back 9

Gary Hill



The 2nd part of the Ian Lindsay Trophy (The Colin Ryan Cup), is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th (postponed from June 11th).

Lincolnshire Amateur Champion 2019 - Jack Diment

Congratulations to Jack Diment, Will Hopkins, Harry Glen and all the Belton Park players who took part in the Lincolnshire Amateur Championship last Sunday.

Jack, Will and Leon Leaney from Woodhall Spa all carded 138 for 36 holes and went on to play a tense, sudden-death, playoff over three holes (1st, 2nd and 9th) until a winner emerged. After the first three extra holes Leon was eliminated and Jack and Will continued down the 1st once again. 

After two superb shots into the green both Will and Jack had putts for a birdie. Jack sank his attempt and won the hole.

Belton Park players took a number of Trophies and Prizes together with the opportunity to represent the County later in the year.

Belton Park Results:
Jack Diment Winner of the ‘Bloomer Championship Trophy’ and Amateur Champion 2019 
Will Hopkins Runner-up
Will Hopkins Winner, Under 21, The M. Lee Salver
Harry Glenn Runner-up
Will Hopkins Best AM Score

Both Jack and Will qualify to play in the Lincolnshire Matchplay Finals at Woodhall Spa on 31st July 2019 and Jack qualifies to play in the England ‘Champion of Champions’ on 15th September at Frilford Heath GC.

In addition to the individual successes Belton Park will represent Lincolnshire in the ‘English Champion Club’ competition at Romford GC on the 21st & 22nd September 2019.

Once again, congratulations to all our players.

Seniors Match vs Rutland Water away – June 17th

On Monday, June 17th the Seniors visited Rutland Water Golf Club for a friendly match in warm and fairly sunny weather which was a welcome change from the recent heavy rain!

The course was much softer than it was last year after a lot of rain in the last week or two. However, the greens were still quite challenging and the final result was a win for Rutland Water 4½ to 3½. This was a far better result than last year’s match which Belton Park lost 8-0!

Graham Secker won a bottle of wine for nearest the pin on the 12th hole after an amazing tee shot!



Mike Collins (C) and Dave Dobney         



Pete Long (VC) and Graham Secker

Won 2&1


Derek Little and Peter Brooks

Won 3&2


Brian Martin and Alan Addis

Lost 2&1


Tim Stubbs and Simon Denton

Won 4&2


Dennis Santer and Nigel Beaumont

Lost 1 down


Garry Head and Gary Hill

Lost 2&1


Tiny Holmes and Alfie Kent

Lost 1 down


The next Seniors match is away at Peterborough Milton on Thursday, June 20th.

Ladies win against Belton Woods in both Handicap League and Friendly Matches

The Ladies Handicap Team, sponsored by Gerard Hairdressers, scoop the home win in the local derby against Belton Woods with all four pairings winning their matches.  After 5 days of rain it was touch and go as to whether the match would be played.  On the morning of the match, the Head green-keeper declared the course was open and it was confirmed that play could go ahead.  The Team of Anna Clark, Vicky Grindal, Annette Fordham, Jackie Wilson, Joy Stepney, Helen Long, Jane Renfrew and Jan Johnson all won their matches giving the Belton Park Team a clean sweep victory of 4 – 0.

Previously, the Handicap League Team had welcomed Greetham Valley to a match at Belton Park.  The team of Anna Clark, Vicky Grindal, Annette Fordham, Jackie Wilson, Joy Stepney, Julie Hamer, Sheila Mason and Pam Mackey were on form and had a magnificent 4 – 0 win over Greetham.

The Ladies have also played two friendly matches at home.  In the first match, Belton Park hosted the team from Belton Woods, and Belton Park were triumphant winning the match by 3 – 1. 

Belton Park also hosted a team of ladies from Toft to play in a friendly match. The game was played in sunshine and the result was a creditable draw of 2 – 2.

Gordon Foster Cup - June 9th

On Sunday 9th June, a good field entered the mixed competition for the Gordon Foster Cup. After the poor weather during the week it was great to see the event played in warm sunshine on Sunday with the course in immaculate condition.

It was a very close-run contest with only 10 points separating first and last and only one point separating the top three. In third place and playing in their first mixed event were Julie and Andy Beanland who came in with 43 points. Securing second place on countback were the inform pairing of Grace and Sean Hale who have finished in the top three of all mixed events this season.

The winners with an excellent score of 44 points were Marjie Thompson and Mike Whitwham.

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