The Gordon Foster Trophy 2018
36 players (18 pairs) took part in this year’s Gordon Foster trophy, a mixed stableford betterball competition, played in very warm conditions.
There were some excellent scores returned, but the winners with 48 points were club captain Colin Mason and his wife Sheila.
In 2nd place with 47 points were Olga and Rob Ebsworth, and in 3rd place with 45 points were Ged O’Reilly and Jackie Scott.
The following players had two’s:
Following play, Colin & Sheila were presented with the trophy.
Seniors Match - Rutland Water, July 3rd
On a very warm sunny day, Belton Park Seniors were pleased to welcome Rutland Water for the return match after they gave us an 8-0 drubbing at their place!
The Rutland Seniors were very appreciative of the hospitality they received, but found difficulty with the course especially the long grass. The final result was a win for Belton Park 6-2.
|1||Howard Lockwood & Gary Hill||Half|
|2||Tim Stubbs & Nigel Beaumont||Won 6&5|
|3||Ian Askew & Trevor Collis||Won 2&1|
|4||Derek Little & Brian Mole||Won 6&5|
|5||Dave Langley & Ken Ackroyd||Won 5&4|
|6||Pete Long & John McNally||Half|
|7||Norman Halliday & Ken Mail||Lost 1 down|
|8||Mike Collins & George Crowford||Won 4&2|
Former World Golf Trick Shot Champion at Captain’s Day 2018 Belton Park Golf Club
Five members being shown by Paul on right how to hit a golf ball off a long tee. Click to view all 24 images...
Welcome to Captain's Day
AMAM competition winners: R Eggleston, C Bloomer,J Kirkup, Captain Colin Mason, and D Harris
Colin with BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter
Paul Barrington with the 2-headed club!
Captain Colin pointing out where the long drive ball went!
Captain of Belton Park Golf Club, Colin Mason held his “Captain’s Day” on Sunday 1st July. In perfect sunny conditions 152 men played an AMAM competition in teams of 4 on the Brownlow course.
The day was also the Captain’s birthday so double points were awarded on hole 1 and all four players counted on the par three’s. This created plenty of points scored with many teams reaching over 100 and the winners on 114 points.
The day started at 8am with the first tee off and as the first players were approaching the halfway hut for refreshments the club was visited by the Radio Lincolnshire Pirate Gold programme live on the radio. This programme visits places and events throughout the county each Sunday morning by the audience solving clues and directing the presenters in their vehicle. On arriving, publicity Officer Peter Long briefed and directed them to Captain Colin. The lady presenter found the clue attached to the flag on the ninth green and commented how pristine the grass and course looked. Captain Colin was interviewed live on Radio Lincolnshire and was able to promote the club.
A texas scramble over the Ancaster course for Ladies attracted a field of 48 who also participated in refreshments at the halfway house organised by Colin’s wife Sheila Mason. They served rolls, pork pie, sausage rolls and cakes, together with various beers and Pimm’s. Sheila was helped in the half way hut by John & Marjie Thompson, Sue & Chris Hall, Jean Tetley ,Jane Denton and Kevin Mason.
After their round players were able to test golfing skills at Chipping to a target and a long putting challenge. These were run by Andy Stepney and Vice Captain Simon Denton.
A number of juniors also tried putting and chipping in a session run by Professional Sarah Walton and Simon Denton.
Colin was also joined by two friends Mike Chubb & Paul Davidson who were golfing and Round table friends when he lived down in London. They helped in the hut, starting and scoring.
After play a large number of people remained eating a barbecue and watching Paul Barrington perform his trick shot show. Paul has appeared in over 25 countries and at the opening ceremony of the Ryder Cup and the Race to Dubai. He is a former world trick shot champion and UK Longest Drive Champion. It was well received with much applause not only for Paul’s amazing shots but the members who also took part in attempting the various tricks with limited success. He used a variety of clubs, long, short, bendy, two headed and even two clubs together. He hit a putter well over 200 yards and even drove a ball through an inch deep piece of wood! Every player donated a ball to be used in the show and the longest driven was given by Chris Hall who won a 4 ball voucher at Barnham Broom Golf Course in Norfolk.
The day ended with the traditional Captain’s drive in. A total of £1400 was raised for Colin’s nominated charity during his year, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
Photographs by Peter Long Publicity officer.
Captain Colin commented “I would like to thank everyone who came to support my Captain’s Day. I hope you all enjoyed yourself. It was a birthday to remember! Can I especially thank all the people who helped on the day”.
The full results were:
1st Place: J Kirkup , C Bloomer, D Harris, R Eggleston 114 points
2nd Place: S Carr, V Hammer, D Hardy, P Cotton 110 points
3rd Place: M Green, P Sheardown, N Maltby, R Crawford 109 points
4th Place: G O’reilly, T Parry, A Marshall, I Whyte 107 points
5th Place: S Boylan, P Corcoran, J Lynch, K Boyfield 107 points
6th Place: G Meehl, C Walton, J McClelland, N Binz 106 points
Nearest the Pins were:4th M Warren,6th C Bloomer,14th D Coyle,17th S Stuart/L Carratt
Longest drive: M Collins. Straightest drive :D Pretorius
Putting: J Wiggins. Chipping: J Meredith.
Ladies Texas Scramble: 1st Place, J Hammer, J Tetley, S McClelland, S Pask
2nd Place, Y Bashford, G Hale, J Pearson, J Scott
Belton Park Golf Club team v Radcliffe - June 27th
On another beautiful summer evening Belton Park hosted Radcliffe Golf Club on Wednesday 27th June in a club match fixture. In the battle of the Captains, Colin Mason and Martin Kelby narrowly lost the opener to Radcliffe Captain Simon Bacon and his partner Gary Winship. The second match was halved before Radcliffe moved ahead with another victory in the third game. Jim Fulton and John Taylor then pulled one back for Belton with victory in the fourth match and the match was levelled after the best performance of the evening from Mick Green and Duncan Bagshaw. This pair had 9 birdies between them with Mick shooting a gross 66 with his own ball.
So all rested on the final match which was extremely close between vice Captain Simon Denton and his partner Ged O’Reilly against Radcliffe vice Captain Darren Bicknell and his partner Julian Benton. It went to the 17th where Radcliffe secured the point to win the overall match 3 ½ to 2 ½.
Ex Notts cricketer Darren Bicknell (Radcliffe Vice Captain) praised Belton for the wonderful condition of the course, its hospitality and he looks forward to welcoming Belton for the reverse fixture next year.
|1||Colin Mason & Martin Kelby||Lost|
|2||Dick Short & Richard Claxton||Halved|
|3||David Harris & Derrick Chambers||Lost|
|4||Jim Fulton & John Taylor||Won|
|5||Duncan Bagshaw & Mick Green||Won|
|6||Simon Denton & Ged O’Reilly||Lost|
Ladies Handicap League match vs Boston - June 29th
On Friday, June 29th in lovely sunshine, the ladies of Belton Park played their Handicap League match against Boston.
There were some close matches but Belton Park came out victorious 3 - 1.
With only one match remaining it’s still a fight to avoid relegation so a great result on the day!
|1||Anna Clark and Joy Stepney||Lost 1 down|
|2||Julie Hamer and Annette Fordham||Won 4&3|
|3||Pam Mackey and Sheila Mason||Won 5&3|
|4||Helen Long and Pam Wiggins||Won 4&2|
Isobel Hockley Trophy - June 28th
On a beautiful warm sunny day, the Belton Park Seniors and Ladies competed in the Isobel Hockley Trophy competition which is a mixed betterball Stableford format.
The course was in excellent condition and the competition was followed by a two-course meal.
Winners – Dave Martin and Sandra Pask – 44 points.
Second - Alan Addis and Sheila Garrick - 43 points c/b.
Third - George Crowford and Enid Maltby – 43 points c/b
Best Front 9 – Howard Lockwood and Helen Long.
Best back 9 – John McNally and Marjorie Thompson.
After the meal, a bouquet of flowers was presented by Helen Long (Ladies Vice Captain) to Judith Potter who is ending her role as the organiser for the Ladies.