Seniors Captain’s Welcome
It’s an honour and a privilege to have been elected Captain of Belton Park Seniors Section for 2020. I will be doing my best to live up to the values of the Seniors section, namely; fun, integrity and honesty. Along with Tim Stubbs, my Vice-Captain, 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.
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 around 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. There is also an “unofficial” Seniors rollup on a Thursday morning.
Throughout the summer, we play a number of friendly matches against senior teams from other clubs in the local area. Our full programme of events can be found in the Club Diary or on the club website 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 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 pick up an application form from the office or simply come along on a Tuesday and ask any member of the Seniors committee. Finally, may I wish you all a happy and successful golfing year.
Pete Long - Seniors Captain 2019 - 2020