C Team Match vs Sleaford - July 26th
This was the 13th match of 20 this season, played at home on the Ancaster course which includes the middle 9 holes. This provided an interesting challenge for the away players not familiar with the interesting “middle 9” holes.
The weather was a very warm humid evening and the halfway hut with ice cold drinks and cold chocolate bars were appreciated by all the players. The course was being threatened with distant thunder storms but no rain fell.
Sleaford were keen to avenge the defeat at Sleaford earlier in the season, but the Belton Park team won convincingly by 5½ to ½.
Captain Ian Carroll & Neil Gray Won 2&1
John Cooke & Jim Wiggins Won 5&4
Jack Diment & Olly Mitchell Won 5&4
Ben Baylis & Keith Smith Halved
Pali Tamang & Nigel Rodway Won 3&2
Dave Chambers & Richard Claxton Won 2&1
Seniors - Alec Hay trophy - July 24th
On Tuesday July 24th 40 Seniors pairs played in a greeensomes competition for the Alec Hay Trophy. The weather was hot and dry, as was the course!
Winners - Mike Collins & Dave Dobney - 45 points
2nd place - Phil Willcock & Alan Farmer - 42 points
3rd place - Paul Walsh & Jim Peach - 39 points
Ladies Invitation Day Results - 24th July 2018
The Ladies held their Invitation day on Tuesday, July 24th with lady members plus their partners from local clubs. A great day was had by all, playing for the Enid Burnett Trophy in very hot conditions.
The results for the day were;
Nearest the pin for guests;
6th - Tish Applewhite from Newark
17th - Di Crocok from Sleaford
Nearest the pin for members;
4th - Marjie Thompson
14th - Sue Walker-Sherriff
Best front 9;
Member Barbara Robinson and guest Di Grocock from Sleaford with 23points
Best back 9;
Member Sandra Pask and guest Adrienne Brightman from Radcliffe on Trent with 23 points (back 6)
1st prize winning the Enid Burnett Trophy;
Paula Marshall with Carolyn Sullivan from Radcliffe with 44 points
Pam Wiggins with Lesley Williams from Spalding with 42 points (back 6)
Gill Mahoney with Ann Meadows from Belton Woods with 42 points
Seniors Match vs Spalding away – July 23rd
On a lovely summer day, the Seniors were made most welcome at Spalding Golf Club.
The course was in great condition despite the dry summer weather. The hospitality was superb with a first-class meal and welcome refreshments at the halfway house.
Spalding were winners by a good margin of 6-2. We look forward to the return fixture in August.
|1||Howard Lockwood & Trevor Collis||Lost 2&1|
|2||Mike Collins & Gary Head||Won 2 up|
|3||Tim Stubbs & Tony Noble||Lost 5&4|
|4||Frank Overton & Dave Martin||Lost 3&2|
|5||Alan Addis & Peter Hancock||Lost 4&3|
|6||Dave Dobney & Graham Secker||Lost 2 Down|
|7||Mike Bower & Ian Askew||Won 1 up|
|8||Derek Little & Nigel Beaumont||Lost 2&1|
Belton Park Captain’s team visit The Leicestershire for annual match
On Wednesday 18th July the Belton Park Captain’s team travelled to “The Leicestershire Golf Club” to contest the sixth annual match for the salver donated in 2013 by the then vice captains of each club Rob Bartlett and Kanti Patel. The Belton Park team consisting of the current and past captains were defending the trophy, having won the previous year at Belton Park.
The weather was pleasantly warm with a short refreshing shower during lunch and just before play. The course, which has recently been extended by the creation of two par 5’s, was in excellent condition with the greens running true and accepting a well-flighted ball. As always, the matches were keenly contested in the true spirit of the game. Despite two early victories by the current captains, Belton Park lost by 5 games to 2.
After play, both teams had an excellent meal of lamb ribs with a selection of vegetables, followed by a trio of summer fruit puddings. Both captains then spoke, recalling the day’s events, previous matches, club histories, and the fact that both clubs were formed back in 1890.
This victory ties the annual matches at 3 each.
The full results were (Belton Park first);
Paula Marshall (Lady Captain) & Helen Long won 1 up against Kathy Hunt (Lady captain) & Lucy Pova
Colin Mason (Captain)& John Taylor won 1 up against Neil Scotchbrook (Captain) & Mark Simmons
Simon Denton (Vice Captain) & James Wiggins lost 4&3 against Mike Bucktin (Vice Captain) & Clive Smith (Vice President)
Derek Bashford & Stephen Glenn lost 3&2 against Peter Howkins & Kanti Patel
David Harris (President) & Paul Screen lost 7&5 against Roger Povoas (Seniors Captain) & Tony Jarvis
Dick Short & Paul Woods lost 3&2 against David Coulson & John Cos
John McClelland & Martin Kelby lost 5&4 against Francis Lobo & Paul Donaghy
C Team Match vs Melton Mowbray - July 19th
On Thursday, July 19th the C team played Melton Mowbray in a friendly match on a warm evening with glorious sunshine.
One of the match highlights was a hole-in-one on the 17th by Andy Stokes from Melton Mowbray! C Team Captain Ian Carroll presented Andy with the golf ball inscribed with the date, time and the location - "hole number 17 at Belton Park". This was Andy's first ever hole-in-one and something he will cherish forever.
Belton Park’s best win came from Ajay Panchal and Andy McGowen, this result has moved both players up the rankings for the end-of-year best player award. There are 6 players currently vying for the year end award. The final match result was a good win for Belton Park 4½-1½!
|Ian Carroll and John Cooke||lost 3&2|
|Dave Wing and Ben Bayliss||won 2&1|
|Roy Allan and Jim Wiggins||won 2&1|
|Andy Trotter and Richard Claxton||halved|
|Ajay Panchal and Andy McGowen||won 7&6|
|Keith Smith and Nigel Rodway||won 2&1|