GOLF: Belton society holds first awards night

Belton Wanderers 2013 awards winners. Photo: Fardell Photography

Belton Wanderers 2013 awards winners. Photo: Fardell Photography

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Belton Wanderers Golfing Society held its inaugural annual awards dinner at Belton Woods last month.

Now 24 members strong, the society was formed in 2010 by a group of friends in their late forties keen to learn a new sport, having retired from local competitive cricket and rugby.

The group steadily grew and now enjoys regular golf on Saturdays, an annual tour and a Ryder Cup-style match against another society. Its Christmas golfing day was held on Friday and the society’s first international tour takes place in Morocco next month.

Club secretary Glenn Lawrence said: “It is fair to say that we are taking ourselves evermore seriously.”

Trophy winners are, from left – players’ player of the year Glenn Lawrence, Tom Lord (most improved player and lowest score of the year), tour champion Richard Smith and two-club challenge winner John Scorrer. Photo: Fardell Photography