The Gillam Trophy

On Sunday 7th October, Belton Park hosted its increasingly popular Autumn Mixed Open with 62 pairs competing for The Gillam Trophy.

With a morning frost and light fog, it certainly had a very autumnal feel. However, after the gloom had lifted, the competitors were treated to a beutiful sunny day on a golf course that remains in fantastic condition.

The format for the competition was a mixed better ball Stableford and the winners with a fantastic score of 46 points were Caroline & Tony Hills from Belton Woods GC. Two shots back were the Belton Park GC pair of Veronica Rose & Nick Maltby who put up a valiant defence of the trohy, having won in 2017. In third, on 43 points (ocb) were Derek & Yvonne Bashford with Olga & Rob Ebsworth - all from Belton Park. To continue the Belton domination, in fith place were Lesley & Paul Perrin of the Woods variety. In sixth place were Ian Whittaker & Angela Picker from Ruddington Grange GC.

Following play, competitors anjoyed a two course carvery and refreshments from the Clubhouse.

The full results are available at