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Senior Captain’s Day - July 2nd

Belton Park senior golfers gathered together last Tuesday for their annual Senior Captain’s Day tournament. Senior Captain Mike Collins this year chose a Florida Scramble in 3-man teams as the competition to be played on the day.

The event was held in fine weather and saw some excellent scoring in this demanding format. The course was, as usual, in superb condition with lush fairways and fast-running greens. Following play, all the players enjoyed an excellent lunch.

Scoring was extremely close and just 0.67 strokes covered the teams in the first three places. 3rd, with a team score of 65.5, were Frank Overton, Gary Hill and Rick Alsbury. Second, on 65.0, were Bill Brogan, Graham Secker and Harry Paice. The winners, with a score of 64.83, were Derek Little, Garry Head and Brian Mole.

C Team vs Spalding – First loss of the season!

On Monday, July 8th a tried and tested selection of players travelled to Spalding brimming with confidence, and 5 hours later returned licking their wounds!

The match was played on a warm and dry afternoon on a course where the greens were running very fast, making it quite difficult to stop a ball. The course is beautifully tree lined with very little rough.

Captain Ian Carroll, supported by Andy MacGowan faced the might of Spalding's Captain Peter William and Chris Warnes, who hits golf balls very long and very straight, reducing par 5’s to par 4’s! The immediate pressure was on, Ian and Andy were losing 4 down at the turn, then the game started to change and the game was level by the 15th hole, then in another twist, Captain Peter clinched the 17th and managed to halve the 18th, alas another defeat for Ian and Andy! 

Our 2nd pair of Gents Captain Simon Denton and Robb Tapp played well, but lost 1 down. Now the pressure was on, and the 3rd pair of Colin Mason and our new team member, Dean Eldred came in with a 2 up win to go on to the best players of the year award table.

The 4th pair of John Cooke and Ben Bayliss halved their match and club Chairman James Wiggins and Kevin Phillips played well and were 2 up with 3 to play, but ran into a wall when Spalding won the last 3 holes leaving the Belton Park team with yet another 1 down defeat!

Spalding presented us with a lovely meal and the room was filled with laughter as the teams talked about the way each of the games went.

The final result was a 4½ to 1½ win for Spalding.



Captain Ian Carroll and Andy MacGowan      

lost 1 down   


Simon Denton and Robb Tapp

lost 1 down


Colin Mason and Dean Eldred

won 2 up


John Cooke and Ben Bayliss



James Wiggins and Kevin Phillips

lost 1 down


Alec Sherwin and John Clark

lost 7&5

Lady Captain’s Day - June 30th

Sunny skies helped the “Seaside” theme on Sunday for Helen Long’s Lady Captain’s Day. 64 ladies took part in the fun 18 hole Am-Am on Sunday with a special prize for the best dressed team. Seen here are the winners of the best dressed team of; Alice Epton, Jools Talyor, Irene Cogger, and Anna Clark, with Lady Captain Helen Long.

After playing golf with food and drink after nine holes at the halfway house, 69 ladies sat down for a seaside themed meal with table decorations to match and seaside cocktails were served by the bar staff.

As part of the day’s fun, mulligans were for sale at £1 each in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society, which raised £425 on the day.

1st Prize in the 18-hole Am-Am competition with 91 points went to Vicky Grindal, Josie Short, Julie Beanland, and Carol Taylor. 2nd prize was won by Jan Johnson, Sue Mitchell, Jackie Scott, and Norma Howitt. 3rd prize went to Jo Pearson, Anthea Nicol, Enid Maltby, and Lucie Morley.

The best front nine was won by the team of; Carol Steele, Shelley McClelland, Sally Knight, and Ailis Smith. The best back nine was won by the team of; Anna Clark, Jools Talyor, Irene Cogger, and Alice Epton.

The 9-hole competition winners were; Heather Peach, Jeanette Strutt, Pam Mallett, and Cynthia Mills.

Nearest the pins were won by Sue Mitchell and Julie Beanland.

36 men played in a nine-hole Am-Am with the winners taking home prizes of wine and ball markers. The first prize was won by the team of; Adrian Allen, Peter Thacker, Trevor Ireland, and Vince Hamer. In 2nd place was the team of; Colin Mason, Phil Mallett, Ken Reilly, and John Thompson. Lincolnshire amateur champion Jack Diment won the nearest the pin for the men!

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The Captain’s Fizzy Friday - June 21st

The inaugural Captain’s Fizzy Friday social golfing event was held on Friday evening in lovely summer weather. The first event was well attended with 21 players taking part in what the Captains (Helen and Simon) hope will be a regular social and golfing event.

Teams of 3 played in a 9-hole Texas scramble on the Ancaster course (holes 19-27). After the golf, the teams enjoyed an excellent meal with “fizz”.

The winning team of Sue, Pete and Emily scored a magnificent 30.3 with birdies on the last two holes! In second place were Stuart, Reine and Les. A prize was also awarded to the youngest player, Blake aged 10.

C Team win 4-2 vs Stoke Rochford - June 21st

On Friday, June 21st, the Belton Park C Team played a match against Stoke Rochford on the Ancaster course (holes 19-27 and 1-9).

To tee it up on a warm sunny afternoon is as good as golf gets and then the business began between two well-established teams.

Belton Park’s first pair (a “duet” of Ians) started strongly with a display of fabulous putting from Ian Whyte and, if anything missed, Captain Ian Carroll was there to take over, achieving an early win.

The course was in great condition, with superb fairways and true greens, but oh! the rough (ball collector) was penal!

Each set of pairs played to win, but Belton Park took home advantage, winning 4-2.

Stoke Rochford Captain Darryl Knight praised the course and stated he looks forward to the return match. A carvery with pudding was enjoyed by all at the end of a good day’s golf.

Best pair of the match went to Captain Ian Carroll and Ian Whyte with a 7&6 win, so both players go on to the best player of the year award.

Vice-Captain Andy MacGowan again donated a bottle of wine for nearest the pin on the 13th hole which was won by Stoke Rochford’s famous player David Hamilton, well done!  

Andy’s cellar space is getting bigger due to the fact that Andy’s wife is thinking of taking in a lodger!

This year Clive Horn has won 5 matches in a row and we know this because he has told us on many occasions - keep this up and he might get picked again!!!!! Let’s see how long this streak lasts!?

Big Alec Sherwin (new member from Burghley) played his first match and won. He was so stressed his hair curled!!!!!

Peter Thacker came into play for his first time and congratulations on your first win - so big thanks Peter.

A past hero, Keith Smith, came back to do battle, partnering Ben Bayliss with his bandaged knee, but alas plans of a win did not materialise.

Ajay Panchal was arriving late and fell over his wallet in the car park, but still played despite being wounded on his hand and his leg, and he still got a win! Ajay shows his grit…



Captain Ian Carroll & Ian Whyte          

won 7 & 6


Dish Patel & Clive Horn

won 2 up


Ajay Panchal & Alec Sherwin

won 2 & 1     


Keven Phillips & Nigel Rodway

lost 4 & 3


Ben Bayliss & Keith Smith

lost 5 & 3 


Andy MacGowan & Peter Thacker

won 1 up  

Next match is away at Spalding with a 3pm tee off.

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