Seniors Invitation Day

Thursday, July 1st saw the annual Seniors Invitation Day competition for the Belton Park Seniors. This is an annual event, where members invite guests to play in a pairs betterball Stableford competition. This is the main Seniors charity fundraising event of the year and after the competition there was an auction for a variety of 4-ball vouchers which raised £1,250.

36 pairs competed and there were prizes for the first six places, plus a nearest the pin prize for members and guests. There was also a new trophy for the winning Belton Park member, the Ian Saunders Memorial Challenge Trophy. Ian was a member of the golf club for many years and was Seniors Captain in 1997-8. He presented a memorial board on behalf of the Seniors which is on the 23rd hole and was recently refurbished by the Seniors section.

The course was in immaculate condition, and the weather eventually turned out to be very sunny, despite a cold start. The scoring was excellent in good conditions, and the winning pair were Simon Denton and his guest Bill Hurrell, with a score of 43 points. Simon was presented with the new trophy by two of Ian Saunders’ daughters, Sarah and Rachel.

After the presentation Sarah and Rachel were taken on the course to view the refurbished memorial board which was presented by their father Ian.



Simon Denton and Bill Hurrell

43 points


Les Watson and Roger Kirton

43 points (OCB)    


David Swayne and John Swayne   

42 points


David Martin and Rupert Williams        

42 points (OCB)    


Ian Askew and Tim Davison

41 points


Peter Griss and Roger Griss

39 points


Nearest the pin (Belton Park)                    - John Newton

Nearest the pin (Guest)                               - Paul Gabriel


Willie Young won a bottle of whisky for correctly guessing the number of golf balls in a bag.