Belton Woods men’s team played a pre-season friendly away at Northshore, Skegness, on Sunday.
With the weather being very kind and the course playing well, a 4-4 draw was achieved, a result that was just and correct for the spirit in which the competition was played.
A supper of fish and chips in the club house was made even more pleasurable by the round of drinks bought by Derek Mackey for both teams after his son, last year’s junior captain Josh Mackey, achieved a hole in one on the third hole
A big thank you must go to event organiser Alan Haynes for his hard work for the really enjoyable day.
l The annual St Patrick’s Two Men and a Lady competition was held on the Lakes Course.
Results: 1 M. Haynes, A. Haynes, S. Lee, 2 P. Perrin, B. Robinson, L. Perrin, 3 J. Harrison, R.Vine, J. Wilson.
The Winter League Pairs semi-finals have also taken place. Division One games were played on the Lakes course and Division Two on the Woods course.
Results: Division One – S. Hall/R. Vine beat D. Woods/C. Tansley, L. Williams/A. Williams beat J. Earl/P. Kidd; Division Two – L. Shotliff/J. Lamb beat S.Watson/T. Bridges, D. Mackey/J. Mackey beat C. Copley/G. Dyer.
The Individual Medal was held on Lakes.
Results: Division One – 1 Jason Parr 72, 2 Nicholas Dent 73, 3 Jonathon Stapleton 73; Division Three – 1 Nigel Hardy 68, 2 Chris Beckett 68, 3 Rob Fox 72.
Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmers reached its climax this week when players competed in the 17th and final round which was an individual Stableford.
Eighty-one seniors have played in the winter-long series. Clear winner on the day was Alan Dolby with 40 points from Richard Leverett, second on 37, and Mike Palmer third with 36
In winning this final round, Alan overtook Eddie Plant, who had been overall leader of the competition for many weeks, to become Winter Warmers Champion for the sixth time in 11 years. Alan totalled 42 winter warmers points, second was Greg Ewart with 40, having a better last day card than third-placed Eddie Plant, also on 40.
Brian White, last year’s champion, was fourth overall with 38 points, brother Phil White fifth with 36, and past captain Mike Nixon sixth, also 36. Prizes were presented by seniors captain Graham Manton.
Brian Keightley was the winner of the Slack Goblet for the most single points, his 13 being one in front of the chasing pack of Don Werner, Steve Major and Ernie Armstrong, each with 12. he Goblet and accompanying bottle of cognac were presented to Brian by the donor Roland Slack.
Graham Manton and Don Clements became Seniors Winter League champions when they won 3&2 in the play-off final against Phil Hewes and Mike Palmer.
Thirty-six Belton Park ladies played a nine-hole Texas scramble in bright sunshine which marked the start of spring.
The ladies scored well with the first four teams only being separated by 1.3 shots.
This year, in keeping with tradition, plants were awarded as prizes. After the competition, lady captain Sheila Mason presented the winners with orchid and peace lily plants.
Results: 1 Gill Briggs, Jose Short, Lisa White, Pat Evans net 29.05, 2 Sue Walker-Sherriff, Lucie Morley, Irene Cogger, Julia Bishop 30.30, 3 Elizabeth Sharp, Kathleen Bell, Margaret Henson, Peg Tacey 30.35.
In last Tuesday’s Stableford competition, new member Grace Andrew won the second division with 48 points, whilst Yvonne Bashford won the first division with 35.
Results: Division One – 1 Yvonne Bashford 35, 2 Wendy Wright 33 ocb, 3 Vicky Grindal 33; Division Two – 1 Grace Andrew 48, 2 Margaret Sergeant 40, 3 Marjie Thompson 38.l
l Belton Park men’s first team played their final pre-season friendly and on this occasion played off scratch at Sutton Bridge GC, claiming a 4/3 win overall.
The lead friendly handicap game saw captain Paul Screen and professional Mike Timson win 1 up, whilst the scratch match was halved, a credible achievement given the strength of the opposition on their home course.
Results: Josh Smith and Chris Haynes won 1 up, Mark and Sam Sutton lost 5/4, Pete Thacker and John Duke won 2/1, Dave Cadogan and Tom Cooper lost 3/2, Paul Woods and Seymour Bailey lost 3/2, Steve and Ollie Mitchell won 1 up.
The results from the bogey competition last Wednesday were as follows:
1 Steve Mitchell +1, 2 Richard Brighton -1, 3 Sam Sutton -1.
Sudbrook Moor’s Tuesday ladies played a drawn pairs competition, with a portion of the greensomes medal fees added to the spectacular UK efforts made for Sports Relief.
The winning duo’s scorecard was one over SSS, returned by Diane Leslie with Maureen Bradford, with a stroke allowance of 29, and in second position, one shot behind, were Sue Chambers with Amanda Roberts, playing off 19.
Three shots adrift were Linda Whittaker with Margaret White, playing off 28. Other leading scores were returned by Joan Alton with Anne Parker, Gladys Reynolds with Jan Machin, Sue Hutton with Joan Doughty and Angela Mumby with Pam Plummer.
l The Thursday seniors were also supporting Sports Relief with their Singles Medal, played from the Championship tees. Their individual scores were added to the year’s running Order of Merit, The Senior Golfer of the Year.
Tim Newbery, who plays off 21, had a splendid result as overall winner, one over CSS, including a two below par back nine.
Colin Henfrey, Bryan Heydinger, Frank Brumpton, Roy Nelson and Harry Cruickshank made impact on the running scoreboard, notching up the top six places. Sue Watson, John Chambers and Harry Cutmore also returned very tidy scorecards.
Dennis Green went home with the biggest smile imaginable after carding the only two of the field, on hole number 12, to win the entire sweep.