GOLF: Mitchell birdies are foundation of Belton Park C Team victory

Rachel Woodcock tees off at Belton Park.

Rachel Woodcock tees off at Belton Park.

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BELTON PARK

C Team

Gaynor Daykin and Les Stewart, with Jackie Wilson.

Gaynor Daykin and Les Stewart, with Jackie Wilson.

Stoke Rochford 2

Belton Park 4

Playing with Belton Park C Team captain Tony Davies last Thursday, Steve Mitchell had an outstanding round of golf, scoring six birdies and narrowly missing three more.

This laid the foundation for a superb away victory by four rubbers to two over a very good Stoke Rochford team.

Sudbrook Moor's Martin Corby with Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs county president Jim Lammin.

Sudbrook Moor's Martin Corby with Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs county president Jim Lammin.

With two matches still to finish, Belton required one of them to clinch the win and fortunately Colin Mason and John Cooke got the job done by winning theirs one up.

After the match, Tony Davies thanked Stoke club captain Jeff Purdy and team captain Darrell Knight for the warm welcome they had been given, and congratulated the catering staff on providing an excellent meal.

Results: Tony Davies and Steve Mitchell beat Darrell Knight and Jeff Purdy 4&2, Dick Short and Paul Woods lost to Richard Skidmore and Jim McArthur 2&1, Ian Carroll and Richard Claxton beat Paul Hackett and John McSpayden 4&2, Richard Welbourne and Martin Clarke beat Eddie Malloy and Andy Edwards 4&2, Colin Mason and John Cooke beat Stewart Parker and Ian Dobson 1 up, Dave Wing and Ben Bayliss lost to Gavin Green and Bob Bennett 3&1.

Seniors

Thirty seniors contested the John Cowe Cup over the Belmont Course. Gross scores from this competition and the earlier Colin Ryan Cup are used to determine the winner of the Ian Lindsay Trophy.

A superb round of 81 by Derek Little gave a nett score of 64, ahead of Frank Overton 67 and Ken Ackroyd 69.

A total of 44 seniors played in the Colin Ryan/John Cowe Cups; of these 11 seniors completed cards in both cups to qualify for the Ian Lindsay Trophy.

By recording gross scores of 74 in the Colin Ryan and 81 in the John Cowe Cup, Mike Collins came out the runaway winner with a combined score of 155.

Runner-up was Ray Clark 175, and third was Mike Goodacre 189.

Ladies

Belton Park ladies supported Macmillan Day on Tuesday by organising a four ball better ball competition and raffle in aid of Macmillan cancer charities.

Lady assistant professional Rachel Woodcock offered to help raise funds by taking the first drive in return for a donation to the charity.

Fifty ladies, many of whom were dressed in pink, took part in the competition which was played in drizzling rain.

Results: 1 Sue Addis and Nicola Routledge 45pt, 2 Issie Guest and Pam Mackey 40, 3 Jean Sutcliffe and Carol Steele 39 ocb

Last Tuesday, the ladies played a Brooches greensomes competition, with a draw for partners. Scores on the day were very good.

Results: 1 Sue Addis and Pam Wiggins 41 ocb, 2 Janni Pask and Rita Smith 41, 3 Yvonne Bashford and Becky Lloyd 39 points

The results of the ladies Medal competition were as follows: Division One – 1 Jan Johnson net 74 ocb, 2 Kathleen Bell 74, 3 Janni Pask 76; Division Two – 1 Kathleen Hill 73, 2 Jools Taylor 74, 3 Ailis Smith 79.

With overnight rain and winds in the morning, scores in the Gilliat Bowl were lower than expected.

Results: 1 Jo Pearson net 76 ocb, 2 Shelley McClelland 76 ocb, 3 Marie Bone 76.

This year’s Warrender Cup was won by Denise Adam.

Results: 1 Denise Adam 3, 2 Sheila Mason 2, 3 Pam Wiggins 1.

Belton Park ladies lost a friendly match at home to Radcliffe-on-Trent, 2½-1½.

STOKE ROCHFORD

Seniors

The annual seniors Invitation, well organised by vice-captain Jim Price and ably assisted by Don Clements, Keith Eddy and Graham Manton on the desk, wife Penny on the raffle with Janet and Alan Jessop in the halfway house, once again proved to be a very popular event with 33 participating pairs.

First with 47 points were Bob Griffin and B. Boyce of Melton Mowbray. Runners-up were Ray Beal and G. Forbes of Belton Woods 42 ocb, and third on countback were Brian Ayto and P. Cunniffe of The Nottinghamshire.

Nearest the pin for the visitors was David Thornton of Melton on hole 12, and for home players it was Colin Howett on the seventh.

l Brian White’s aggregate of 115 points for his best three rounds of six won this year’s Trophy Competition.

Graham Manton provided a last minute challenge with a final day score of 41 to secure a valiant second place with 113 points, while last year’s winner Barry Mitchell finished with a solid 112.

A total of 66 players participated and the competition remains a firm favourite within the Senior Section.

Stoke Rochford 5

Lincoln Torksey 3

Ken Taylor and Brian Ayto won 6&5, Graham Manton and Barry Mitchell halved, Ray Elsome and Phil White lost 2&1, Mike Thornton and Eddie Malloy won 4&3, Brian Keightley and Tim Haward won 6&4, Alan Jessop and Stephen Major halved, Ken Taylor and Brian Ayto won 6&5, Mike Nixon and Charles Scott lost 1 down, Greg Ewart and Cliff Mills won 2&1.

Lingdale 3½

Stoke Rochford 4½

Graham Manton and Stephen Major won 5&3, Jim Price and Keith Dugmore lost 6&4, Barry Coop and John Wright won 2&1, Ray Beal and Brian Keightley lost 6&5, Eddie Malloy and Eddie Plant won 1 up, Cliff Mills and Adrian Stannard won 1 up, Brian White and Tim Haward lost 2&1, Ray Elsome and Chris Woof halved.

Mixed

Stoke Rochford 5½

Belton Park 2½

Jeff Purdy and Roni Procter lost to Paul Screen and Jenny Baxter 2&1, Graham and June Miller lost to Colin and Sheila Mason 6&4, Steve and Cate Cullington beat John and Carol Taylor 2&1, Bob and Avis Griffin beat Ben Bayliss and Sue Walker-Sherriff 5&4, Greg and Lynn Ewart beat Lloyd Courtney and Annette Fordham 1 up, Philip and Norma Varley halved with Tom Parry and Anita Bartys, Jim and Mags McArthur beat Graham Watkin and Anthea Nicoll 3&1, Graham Manton and Jacquie Witten beat Rob and Olga Ebsworth 3&2.

BELTON WOODS

Ladies

Belton Woods ladies’ September stableford, played on the Lakes course, was won by Trudi Galloway (Silver Division) with 37 points, and Steph Lee (Bronze) with 34.

The September medal, also on Lakes, was won by Gaynor Daykin (Silver) with a net 76, and Jane Forbes (Bronze) with 78.

The final of the Par competition, which has run throughout the summer, took place on Saturday on the Woods course. The eventual winner with +1 was Steph Lee, with Gaynor Daykin second on zero.

On Sunday, 13 mixed pairs took to the Lakes course for the Tony Rose Bowl Cup. Signing up as couples, the competition was then drawn to mix everyone around.

This competition is played as a greensomes stableford, and this year was won by Les Stewart and Gaynor Daykin with 37 points, on countback from Bruce Foster and Jackie Wilson. Matt Haynes and Carole Stothard were third with 36.

Seniors

Colin Musson emerged the winner of a closely fought September Stableford competition, winning by one point from his nearest rivals Roger Hanratty and Gary Waterfield.

Results: 1 Colin Musson 37pt, 2 Roger Hanratty 36 ocb, 3 Gary Waterfield 36, 4 Henry Knight 35 ocb, 5 Paul Stanley 35, 6 Colin Thornton 34 ocb, 7 Glen Grimes 34, 8 Andy Davidge 33 ocb, 9 John Browne 33 ocb, 10 Les Vine 33.

Match

Carholme 4

Belton Woods 4

Colin Musson and Henry Knight lost 6-5, Dave Toule and Les Vine won 3-2, Paul Stanley and John Browne won 1 up, Colin Thornton and Mike Whitington lost 2-1, John Billot and Peter Bishop lost 2-0, John Williams and George Forbes lost 2-1, Gary Waterfield and Bob Privett won 4-3, Norman Tidy and Ian Nisbett won 1-0.

SUDBROOK MOOR

A team of four gents, travelled to Sutton Bridge Golf Club at the weekend to contest the Rita Hurst Salver, the annual Team Championship for Lincolnshire Nine Hole Clubs, with Best Team and Best Individual prizes at stake.

Sudbrook Moor’s team comprised club champion Martin Corby, competition secretary Steve Davis, Paul McCarthy and Andrew Green. Martin got off to a flyer and took early control of the leaderboard with an energised performance of 38 points. No other player could match this result during the day and Martin added another title to his year’s achievements.

As well as a handicap reduction of 0.3 to go down to 4.1, Martin proudly received a momento presented by Lincolnshire county president Jim Lammin.

Martin and his team finished in third place, only missing the title with their aggregate score total by five stableford points.

l John McLaren excelled in the September Saturday Monthly Medal, in testing wet conditions, to score seven under CSS.

Best Gross prize went to Simon Green, and Zoe Martin was the Lady Medal winner, with a commendable two over her 26 handicap. Joan Alton won a runner’s-up prize.

Others who enjoyed prizes were Stephen Furphy, Philip Edwards, Richard Dolby, Steve Jessop, Aiden Wood, Joseph Ablewhite, Steve Squires, Andrew Dolby, Mark Dewhurst and Andy Newman.

l Joan Doughty had a successful 35 point scorecard, scoring 20 on the outward nine, to win a recent Tuesday Roll-Up when the CSS was 36 points. Three ladies shared second spot with 33 points, with a countback to the last three holes giving Jan Machin the edge over Joan Alton and Karren Dearlove. Jan also recorded the only birdie two of the day on hole number 12.