On a very sunny day at the beginning of August, eighteen of the Lady Past Captains of Belton Park Golf Club played a Stableford competition for the prestigious Trophy presented by former Captain, Mona Burgess, in 1987.
After play, a further four Lady Past Captains joined the group for an excellent buffet meal before the presentation was made to the winner. This was a great opportunity for everyone to spend time together and reminisce after such a long period of living with Covid restrictions.
Former Captains were recognised as ‘trail blazers’ for the Ladies Section back in the 1990s when equal playing rights were secured, and Ladies also had the opportunity to become voting members on the Club Management Committee.
The result of the main, 18-hole, competition:
1st Place, and the overall winner, was last year’s Lady Captain, Pam Wiggins, with 37 points.
2nd Place went to Joy Stepney, Lady Captain in 2015, with 36 points.
3rd Place was Shelley McClelland, Lady Captain in 2007, with 34 points.
The result of a 9-hole competition, played in conjunction with the main event, was a joint win for Joan Craft and Alice Epton, Lady Captains in 1985 and 2012respectively.
(Pam Wiggins is seen here with the Lady Past Captain’s Trophy)