Belton Park Captain’s Day was held last Sunday with fabulous weather and a big turnout of 160 players.
This year’s captain, Steve Glenn, has been a member for more than 30 years and is a long-term sponsor of the club.
Many prizes were played for including a Mercedes Cabriolet (for a weekend) supplied by Mercedes Boston for nearest the pin on the 17th hole. There was also a hole-in-one on the by Steve Chambers on the fourth hole. Twenty-seven ladies also joined in the day, playing a nine-hole Texas scramble. Captain Steve ended the day with the traditional captain’s drive-in.
More than £1,600 was raised on the day for Steve’s two chosen charities for his captain’s year, Lincolnshire Air Ambulance and Gifts-St Barnabas Hospice-Grantham and Sleaford.
Competition winners were Colin Walton, Dan Coyle, Keith Flinders and Jim Wiggins.
l The Gents’ section club championships have been decided with Dan Keddie winning the Clement Scratch Bowl for best gross score. Runner-up was Matt Haynes and Chris Burns was third.
The Shaw Memorial Trophy for best net score was won by Harry Glenn. Simon Gaunt was runner-up and in third was Gary Hill.
RASC Cup results: 1 Trevor Ireland and Gordon Lea, 2 Graham Feasby and John Duke, 3 Nigel Evans and Alan Park.
The Bramley Singles team lost 2-1 away at Cleethorpes. The first team lost 3½-2½ at Stoke Rochford and the second string won 3½-2½ at home to Stoke Rochford.
Belton Park 1
Belton Park names first – Tony Davies and Paul Woods beat Monty Brittain and Mike Murphy 1 up, John Taylor and John Cooke lost to Rod Filby and Andy Cunnington 2&1, Dick Short and Martin Kelby lost to Dave Colwell and John Beba 6&5, Paul Green and Stewart Boylan lost to Kevin Siddle and Ray Barnett 2&1, Ian Carroll and James Philpotts lost to Ben Blom and Peter Julien 3&2, Colin Walton and John Baxter lost to Sam Sampson and Paul Hooper-Roe 4&3.
Radcliffe on Trent 5½
Belton Park 2½
Peter Brooks and David Martin lost 5&4, Bill Brogan and Keith Ball won 3&2, Manny Barker and Tony Noble halved, Ray Clark and Ian Saunders lost 3&2, Mike Monaghan and Terry Bond won 2 up, Willie Badraum and John Carr lost 3&2, Andrew Cookson and Colin Farrington lost 2&1, Nick Craft and Barrie Stainton lost 1 down.
Belton Park 5½
Peter Brooks and Tom Brindley lost 3&2, Bill Brogan and Trevor Collis won 2 up, Fred Williams and Nick Craft lost 3&2, Gary Head and Peter Rollings won 3&2, Shaun Boney and Barrie Stainton halved, Wes Wright and Michael Goodacre won 8&7, David Martin and Terry Bond won 4&3, Norman Halliday and Ron Prothero won 2&1, John Carey and Tony Robinson lost 4&3.
Belton Woods seniors’ July Monthly Medal was won by Del House.
Results: 1 Del House net 70, 2 Len Astil 73, 3 Phil Stannard 76 ocb, 4 Terry Measures 76, 5 John Billot 77 ocb, 6 Tony Slipper 77, 7 Phil Turrell 78 ocb, 8 Pat Stamford 78 ocb, 9 Mike Whitington 78, 10 Bob Clarke 79.
Greetham Valley 4
Belton Woods 4
Alan Lowen and Kevin Hemingway won 4-3, Dave Inglis and Ray Woodcock lost 4-3, Colin Thornton and Mike Whitington won 1-0, John Sabin and Mike North lost 5-4, David Toule and Roland Shepperson won 4-2, Mick Hall and Ian Nisbett halved, John Billot and Tom Rea halved, Peter Bishop and Bob Clarke lost 4-3.
Stanton on the Wolds 5
Stoke Rochford 3
Mick Rance and Keith Dugmore lost 3&2, Barry Coop and Roy Rowe lost 2 down, Greg Ewart and Mike Nixon lost 1 down, Brian White and Mick Graves lost 4&2, John Wright and Graham Manton won 1 up, Chris Woof and Ernie Armstrong lost 3&2, Eddie Plant and Mike Dickinson won 2&1, Ray Elsome and Brian Ayto won 5&3.
Market Harborough 7
Stoke Rochford 1
Mick Rance and Don Clements won 2 up, Barry Coop and John Wright lost 4&2, Don Werner and Dave Hamston lost 3&2, Ernie Armstrong and Alan Jessop lost 5&4, Mike Graves and Tim Haward lost 3&2, Charles Scott and Ray Smith lost 1 down, Ray Elsome and Trevor Harvey lost 2&1, David Hamilton and John Batty lost 1 down.
Belton Park gents’ club championship winners Harry Glenn (left) and Dan Keddie.
Belton Park Captain’s Day winners, from left – Colin Walton, Dan Coyle, captain Steve Glenn, Keith Flinders and Jim Wiggins.
The Club Championship final went to a sudden death play-off between Pete Martin and Simon Green.
Both players parred the first extra hole before Pete’s steady par four clinched the result on the second to take the gross score Salver. Equal third were father and son Nigel and Martin Corby, with Paul Williamson fifth. The best net Millennium 36-hole trophy was claimed by Nigel Corby.
The twos sweep was shared between Pete Martin (3), Jon Machin (2), Michael Green, Simon Green and Andrew Green.
Both Pete and Nigel will now go forward to contest the County Champions’ event at Market Rasen in September.