Seniors Captain’s Welcome
I’m sure that many of you will recognise the photo! The 2020/21 season was a bit of a challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic! As a result of the pandemic, I will be carrying on as Seniors Captain for another year. It was a very magnanimous gesture from Vice-Captain Tim Stubbs to suggest that I carry on, and I didn’t really have to think twice before agreeing.
It’s an honour and a privilege to have been elected Captain of Belton Park Seniors Section for 2020, and now 2021. I will be doing my best to live up to the values of the Seniors section, namely; fun, integrity and honesty. Along with Vice-Captain Tim Stubbs, and the rest of the Seniors committee, we aim to continue to provide a relaxed and sociable environment in which our members can enjoy their golf. I hope that we can get back to some sort of normality when the friendly match season starts in April 2021.
The Belton Park Seniors section was formed in 1975 to provide members who have reached the age of 55 the opportunity to meet, relax, and enjoy a mix of social and competitive golf with new and long-standing friends. We currently have over 100 members who enjoy golfing and social events at our great club.
We meet on Tuesday mornings, when the club has kindly granted us reserved tee times, and we play our golf in a variety of formats designed to appeal to golfers of all abilities. Normally there is also an “unofficial” Seniors rollup on a Thursday morning, let’s hope that can re-start once the pandemic is under control.
Throughout the summer, we normally play a number of friendly matches against senior teams from other clubs in the local area. Our full programme of events can be found on the club website on the Seniors start sheets page and I hope that members will continue to support us by signing up for matches. In order to be a member of the Seniors section, there is a small annual subscription of £5.
We also aim to cooperate closely with other sections of the club, particularly the Belton Park Ladies section with whom we have two mixed events in our calendar. We ask our members, whenever and wherever they are playing, to observe the etiquette of golf, support the objectives of our golf club, and maintain the facilities to the usual standards at Belton Park.
I have decided to continue to support two charities this year, one local and one national. My two charities are the Grantham Passage which is a local charity that supports homeless people, and the national charity is the Alzheimer’s Society which supports people living with dementia.
Should you join us, I and all the members of Belton Park Seniors assure you of a very warm welcome. If you see me around the club, please do not hesitate to say hello and enquire about membership. You can also contact any member of the Seniors Committee if you wish to join. The committee members are;
Tim Stubbs – Seniors Vice-Captain, Alan Addis – Treasurer, Frank Overton – Secretary, Ken Mail – Competitions Secretary, and Mike Collins – Seniors Past Captain.
Finally, may I wish you all a happy and successful golfing year.
Pete Long - Seniors Captain