Twenty-seven hearty Belton Park seniors braved the elements to take part in the Ted Woodhouse Trophy competition last Tuesday.
Although there was persistent light rain, the scoring was very good and congratulations were deserved to all who took part. Ray Clark proved a worthy winner with a score of 38 points.
Seniors captain Bill Brogan presented the trophy to Ray .
Results: 1 Ray Clark 38pts ocb, 2 Peter Brooks 38, 3 Fred Williams 37, 4 Mike Goodacre 36, 5 Dave Langley 34 ocb.
l Belton Park seniors played their final match of the season against Stoke Rochford last Wednesday.
Although losing to their local rivals, Stoke ended their season with a respectable record of played 24 won nine, lost nine and drawn four.
Stoke Rochford 5½
Belton Park 2½
Bill Brogan and Mike Monaghan halved, Trevor Collis and Dave Jackson halved, Ray Clark and Dave Martin lost 4&3, Steve White and Dave Dobney won 2&1, Paul Skelton and Michael Robinson lost 7&5, Fred Williams and Michael Goodacre lost 1 down, Phil Shaw and Peter Brooks halved, Barry Stainton and Bill Hislop lost 1 down.
Belton Park ladies played in a greensomes compition for the Brooches Trophy, an event that produced some fine scores.
Results: 1 Julie Hamer and Olga Ebsworth 38pt, 2 Joy Stepney and Lucy Carr 36 points ocb, 3 Jose Short and Margaret Henson 36 ocb, 4 Enid Maltby and Kathleen Bell 36 ocb.
Last Monday’s Stoke Rochford seniors’ match against Greetham Valley was cancelled due to the torrential rain on the wettest day of the year, but last Wednesday’s match at home against Belton Park resulted in victory.
Stoke Rochford 5½
Belton Park 2½
Mick Rance and John Wright halved, Charles Scott and Tim Haward halved, Greg Ewart and Don Werner won 4&3, Chris Woof and Brian White lost 2&1, Brian Keightley and Roland Slack won 7&5, Graham Manton and Duncan Bennett won 1 up, Phil White and Eddie Plant halved, Ray Elsome and John Smeeton won 1 up.
Belton Woods seniors’ Peter Prior Pairs Competition was closely fought between three pairings, with Mike North and David Toule emerging victorious with 42 points.
Runners-up were Phil Turrell and Paul Stanley with 41, just ahead of Roger Hanratty and Les Vine on 40 in third.
Mike North has won the trophy on a record three occasions and Dave Toule has now won it two years in succession.
l Winner of the 18 and under handicap Scratch Competition was Dave Toule with a gross 84. Paul Stanley was the winner of the 19 and over with 87.
l Colin Thornton received the Les Hanford Trophy is now the Seniors’ Singles Matchplay champion after he defeated Ray Woodcock in the final 3&2.
The Plate competition was won by Paul Stanley who defeated George Forbes 3&2 in the final.
l In his last match of the season, seniors’ captain George Forbes was clearly hoping for a victory, but it was not to be.
Belton Woods 2
George Forbes and John Williams lost 1 down, Pat Stanford and Dave Toule won 1 up, Henry Knight and Dave Inglis lost 4-3, John Bratt and Norman Tidy lost 2-1, Mick Hall and Peter Bishop won 2-1, Colin Thornton and Tom Rea lost 4-3, Bob Clarke and Paul Stanley lost 1 down.
Paul Leachman came out on top of the Saturday medal entries with a net score of three under CSS off a handicap of 11.
Best gross score was returned by Martin Corby and top lady was Mags McArthur.
The twos sweep was shared by Paul, Phil Hall, Miles Mason, Michael Green (2), Jim McArthur, Neil Baker and Graham Ritchie.
Others who enjoyed good scores and were in the prize frame were Clair Lowes, Jim Garriock, Jeff Ward, Jim McArthur, Barry Rohland, Martin Whistler, Lee Mackinder and Daniel Baker.
Reductions in handicap were received by Paul Leachman, Martin Corby, Jim Garriock, Jeff Ward and Barry Rohland.