GOLF: Belton Park head to Elsham Foursomes 50th anniversary finals

Belton Park Isobel Hockley Trophy winners Nick Craft (left) and Sue Addis (right), with seniors' captain Bill Brogan and ladies' captain Marjie Thompson.

Belton Park Isobel Hockley Trophy winners Nick Craft (left) and Sue Addis (right), with seniors' captain Bill Brogan and ladies' captain Marjie Thompson.

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BELTON PARK

Belton Park beat the weather and Woodhall Spa to reach the 50th anniversary finals of the Elsham Foursomes competition on Friday.

An afternoon downpour almost put pay to the fixture, but thanks to some sterling work on the greens by watching members, the course was presented in its normal excellent condition.

Three pairs from each side competed to form an aggregate match score, and it was a tight affair through the first nine holes with both sides having dominant periods of play. As all three matches passed through the turn, it was hard to pick a winner, but with a fantastic display of golf over the closing holes it was Belton that ran out comfortable winners.

The team captained by Nigel Harris will now go forward to the finals day on August 17 when they will be joined by teams from Carholme, Sleaford and Kenwick Park.

Final results: Chris Haynes and Chris Burns won 4 up, Matt Haynes and Will Walker won 4 up, Steve Mitchell and Leon Bell won 3 up (Belton Park beat Woodhall Spa 11 up

Gents

Midweek stableford – 1 Ollie Mitchell Jnr 43pt, 2 Sam Hill 38; lowest gross – John Kirkup 39.

l Belton invited their guests to play in the gents’ invitation. The day was split into two shotgun starts with prizes presented for both morning and afternoon stableford competitions.

Results: am – 1 Andy Goy and James Rushby 47, 2 Paul Green and Colin Borwell 43, 3 Tony Gleave and Richard Smith 39, 4 Doug Tweedie and Colin Tweedie 38, 5 Darrell Froggatt and Steve Pinner 38, 6 Stephen Turton and Graham Turton 38; pm – 1 Phillip Shaw and G. Cushing 45, 2 Nigel Evans and Roy Evans 43, 3 Keith Meadows and Mick Green 43, 4 Greg Meehl and Paul Bullard 42, 5 Roger Blakeman and Paul Clarke 42, 6 Paul Perrin and Colin Sneesby 41.

Seniors

Eighteen mixed teams of over-55s competed for the Isobel Hockley Trophy last Thursday.

With perfect weather, the course in first class condition and excellent company, everyone enjoyed a good day’s golf.

The winning scores were very good and belonged to the pairing of Sue Addis and Nick Craft.

Results: 1 Sue Addis and Nick Craft 38, 2 Anthea Nicholl and Dave Godfrey 37, 3 Ina Wood and John Carr 36 ocb; front nine – Sheila Mason and Dave Dobney 20, back nine – Sue Walker and Terry Bond 20.

l Belton seniors narrowly lost away at Seacroft on an excellently prepared links course.

After a few holes, the Belton players managed to make the required adjustment to their games and everyone enjoyed the course.

Seacroft 5

Belton Park 3

Bill Brogan and Phil Shaw lost 1 down, Trevor Collis and Dave Dobney halved, Dave Jackson and Shaun Boney lost 3&2, Alan Addis and Norman Halliday lost 4&2, Dave Langley and Peter Hawkins won 1 up, Andrew Cookson and Keith Ball halved, Dave Martin and Willy Badraun won 3&2, Brian Mole and Terry Bond lost 3&2.

Ladies

Stableford Competition: Division One – 1 Julie Hamer 41, 2 Janni Pask 37, 3 Ann Bartlett 35; Division Two – 1 Jacqui Barson 40, 2 Sally Knight 38, 3 Paula Marshall 34.

Mixed

Gordon Foster Cup: 1 Mark Sutton and Gill Briggs 43, 2 Gary Scott and Issie Guest 40, 3 John and Anna Clark 40.

STOKE ROCHFORD

Seniors

Stoke Rochford 5½

Spalding 2½

Mike Nixon and Mick Rance won 1 up, Brian Ayto and Roger Nicholls halved, Brian Keightley and Ray Elsome won 3&2, David Hamilton and Tim Haward won 3&1, John Wright and Ken Taylor lost 5&3, David Hamston and David Hudson lost 4&2, Brian Barry White and Phil White won 3&2, Roland Slack and Eddie Malloy won 1 up.

BELTON WOODS

A golf marathon was held at Belton Woods last Friday to help raise funds for captain Ian Williams’ nominated charity for this year – the British Heart Foundation.

The Dawn to Dusk golf marathon involved four members of the junior section playing continuous rounds of golf from 4.15am until exhaustion and blistered feet hit at around 9.30pm.

They completed six rounds of golf and raised more than £1,000 for BHF.

Golfers taking part were, from left – Ben Richards, Ryan Smith, Alex Scorror and junior captain Jonathon Stapleton.

They were supported during the day by various members of the golf club including captain Ian.

Seniors

Belton Woods 6

Carholme 2

George Forbes and Mike Whitington won 3-2, Richard James and David Toule won 1-0, Henry Knight and John Bratt lost 4-2, Alan Lowen and John Sabin won 1-0, Ray Woodcock and Norman Tidy won 2-1, Colin Thornton and Roger Hanratty won 2-1, Phil Turrell and Ian Nisbett won 5-3, Ed Kitching and Mick Hall lost 4-3.