Belton Park ladies host Olympic-themed golf day

Belton Park's winning ladies Linda Bailey (left) and Jill Barry with their team captain Alice Epton (right).
Belton Park's winning ladies Linda Bailey (left) and Jill Barry with their team captain Alice Epton (right).

Belton Park

Ladies’ section

BELTON Park ladies hosted an Olympic themed Invitation Day last Tuesday.

Fifty guests invited by Belton Park lady members played a 4BBB Competition off a ¾ handicap. Each team represented a famous Olympian and became eligible for a special prize by obtaining the highest score on their nominated hole. A fun Olympic rings putting competition also formed part of the themed day.

Winners of the main Stableford Competition were Jill Barry and partner Linda Bailey with 40 points. Jill also received the Enid Burnett Trophy as the home winner of this competition. Second place went to Enid Maltby and Linda Allwood with 39 points. In third place were Pam Wiggins and Lesley Williams with 38.

Special Olympic prize winners were Ina Wood, Pam Wiggins, Norma Parker and Leslie Williams who scored a combined nine points on their nominated Daley Thompson hole.

Winning the Putting Competition and receiving Olympic torches were Jean Tetley and Barbara Haughey with 23 points. Second place went to Ina Wood and Norma Parker with 19.

Nearest the Pin for the guests was Francis Crocket and for the members Anna Clark. The longest Drive was won for the guests by Di Grocock and for the members by Pam Mackey.

Prize money in the Birdie Competition on the par fours and fives was shared by eight ladies one of whom, Di Grocock, acheived four firdies and gained four shares of the pot.

l The Sybil Brownlow Trophy was won with a fantastic round of gross 78 (net 66) by Pam Mackey.

Pam lowered her handicap to 10.6 from 12 as a result of this win.

Sandra Pask also turned in a great round of 92 (69) and also reduced her handicap by a shot. Third place went to Norma Howitt with 97 (72).

l Belton Park lady member Megan Illingworth has been chosen to play in the Lincolnshire County Finals next week.

l A friendly match against Burghley Park was lost 2½-1½.

C Team

Belton Park 5

Sleaford 1

Belton Park names first - Tony Davies and Jim Wiggins beat Allan Pearson and John Marriot 5&4, John Taylor and Keith Smith beat Alex Whitehill and Gil Thomas 5&4, Simon Whitton and Dave Wing beat Tim Sutton and Paul Barley 3&2, Chris Mousley and Stuart Smith beat John Bateman and Bill Gautt 5&4, Paul Woods and Rob Bartlett beat Mark Kierstan and George Parr 6&4, Dan Keddie and Richard Claxton beat John Norrington and Grenville Price 3&2.

l Belton Park hosted the Aveling Barford Open on Sunday.

First competed for in 1937, the course was in splendid condition for the competitors who enjoyed a 36-hole bogey format, with scoring of the highest order.

Winners with +14 were Sudbrook Moor’s Andrew and Simon Green. Runners-up, also on +14, were Daniel Smith and Steve Mitchell of Belton Park.

Others: 3 Jason English and Russ Gray (both Beauchief, Sheffield) +13, 4 Adrian Dobney (Belton Park) and Steve Sharpe +11, 5 Anthony Wagstaff and Chris Winfield (both Belton Park) +10, 6 Mark and Sam Sutton (both Belton Park) +10; best AM – Ed Glenn (Belton Park) and James Sergeant (Sudbrook Moor) +7, best PM – Nigel Gibson Jnr and Colin Gray (both Belton Park) +6.

Seniors’ section

There were 46 entries for the Senior Captain’s Day competition, with the team of Fred Williams, Willie Badraun, Tony Robinson and Ray Shore winning with a score of 104.

Runners-up with 95 were Terry Bond, Tom Brindley, David Langley and Ian Saunders. Tony Noble, Colin Farrington, Dave Martin and Peter Hawkins were third with 94 on countback.

Stoke Rochford

Seniors’ section

Lincoln (Torksey) 4½

Stoke Rochford 3½

Mike Dickinson and Greg Ewart won 1 up, Mick Rance and Mike Graves halved, Keith Dugmore and John Wright won 1 up, Nev Marris and Ken Taylor won 3&1, Brian Ayto and Dave Hudson lost 2&1, Ernie Armstrong and Don Werner lost 2 down, Keith Eddy and Peter Gill lost 3&2, Ray Smith and Philip Varley lost 4&3.

Stoke Rochford 4½

Radcliffe on Trent 3½

Mike Dickinson and Cliff Mills won 2 up, Mick Rance and Don Werner lost 3&2, Chris Woof and Roy Rowe lost 3&2, Ray Elsome and Ken Taylor won 6&4, Brian Ayto and John Wright won 5&4, Phil White and Dave Hamston halved, Roland Slack and Keith Eddy lost 3&2, Greg Ewart and Wilf Stephenson won 3&2.

Sudbrook Moor

THE star team of Nigel Corby, Martin Corby and Andy Hall have won two out of three of the six-event summer season Texas Scramble medals. A highlight was Martin’s hole-in-one on the par four eighth.

The team’s best two scorecaards stand at the top of the Order of Merit, on 7.6 under par.

Jim Gorski, Andy Brown and Mick Green won week one and are 0.25 of a shot behind Team Corby in third place. Fourth are Ian Reah, Mick Lincoln and Michael Coupland.

A percentage of the twos sweep pot will be donated to the club’s nominated charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care.

l Andy Hall won the 36-hole stroke play trophy, The Millennium Cup.

This led him to representing the club at the County Day at Boston West, contesting the Hotchkin, Taylor and Butlin trophies in a field of 40. In the absence of Steve Mitchell, runner-up gross champion Simon Green accompanied Andy to Boston.

Andy’s score in the Hotchkin Trophy was five over CSS for a creditable place in the top 10. Simon’s gross scores for the Butlin Trophy placed him in the top half of the field. The two combined scores for the Taylor Trophy were midfield.