GOLF: Belton Park raise more than £3k for charity in a fortnight
Belton Park continued their great charity fund-raising efforts with £3,200 raised over two events in the last two weeks.
Hosted by Tony Nickson, Sunday’s Gents Captain’s Day raised £1,200 for Parkinson’s UK and Heartlink Children’s Charity and saw 160 men in 40 teams of four play a two from four Am-Am.
The weather was set for some excellent golf and the players did not disappoint with some fine scores recorded. The winning team returned with an amazing score of 99 points. Darrell Froggatt recorded his first hole in one.
The ladies played in a Fourball Texas Scramble, again with some excellent scores.
Results: Men’s Am-Am – 1 Ben Bayless, Alistair Holmes, Ian Whyte, Pat Doyle 99; 2 Jason Hose, Alan Addis, Craig Allen, Philip Cotton 98, 3 Graham Feasby, Kim Ferguson, John Fisher, Les Bamford 97; nearest the pin on the sixth - Darrell Froggatt.
Ladies’ Texas Scramble – 1 Julie Hamer, Shelley McClelland, Jean Tetley, Sandra Pask 28.2, 2 Anna Clarke, Jools Taylor, Jackie Barson, Olga Ebbsworth 29.2, 3 Jean Sutcliffe, Kathy Hill, Yvonne Bashford, Judith Potter 29.6; nearest the pin on the 21st - Jean Sutcliffe.
Forty-eight teams from across the region contested the Belton Park Ladies’ Charity Am-Am, which raised more than £2,000 for McMillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer Society UK on Thursday.
Lady captain Joy Stepney was in the winning team with three players from John O’Gaunt who scored 85 points. Runners-up with 83 were Rebecca Foster, Carole Stothard, Julie White and Lisa Lui from Belton Woods.
Joy expressed thanks to all who played and to organisers Sheila Mason and Sue Addis, along with the team of ladies who supported them.
Sudbrook Moor Junior Intermediates met on Saturday for their second monthly medal of the summer season.
It was a bumper turnout and the improving scores are testimony to their weekly coaching with PGA resident professional coaches Tim and Ben Hutton, and their parental and family members’ support, both on and off the golf course.
Youngest junior in the scheme, Blake Smith, aged six, playing off a handicap of 54 and partnered by grandfather Stuart Smith, returned the best scorecard of the morning with a net four under in the greensomes format, adding the day’s top Order of Merit points to make a new total of 17.
After a first place last month and a second this time, top of the table are Kev Woollas and daughter Jasmin Mawson on 19 points. Equal third best scorecard were those of Martin and Lilliya Greene, and Adrian and Oliver Hands, now in overall fifth and fourth places respectively. Another splendid card came from Trevor Eldred and grandson Robert.
Other partnerships in the scheme are Luke Harley and Mia Mawson, Joseph Ablewhite and Melissa Mawson, John Russell and granddaughter Issy Linsley, Steve and Olivia Bradley, David and Jack Richardson, Matthew and Emily Chapman, and Richard and Sam Howes.
l Sudbrook Moor ladies had the most exciting annual friendly fixture at home against Boston West, with a fairly strong field of Betterball Pairs.
The unbeaten lead partnership of Amanda Roberts and Joan Doughty brought home the first point, 2&1. Sue Chambers and Shirley Gardiner went down, while third pairing Hnin Shein and Norma Shelley had a very steady front and back nine to secure a winning point on the 16th with a 3&1 result.
At the turn, the last match of Thea Law and Jeannie Priest looked unlikely to bring in the necessary point to win the overall match, but all changed from the 11th hole and a positive run the 18th green brought back a halved encounter to finish the day with a 2½-1½.
Belton Woods senior captain Pat Stanford’s away day was held at Sleaford GC on a very hot and sunny Friday.
Thirty-three seniors took part and winner of the Hamilton-Smith Trophy was Les Vine who finished two points clear of his nearest rivals.
Results: 1 Les Vine 41, 2 Denis Manton 39 ocb, 3 Richard James 39 ocb, 4 Pat Stanford 39, 5 Bob Blake 37 ocb, 6 Ian Nisbet 37; nearest the pin - Jeff Tooms, nearest the pin in two - Mike Learwood-Griffiths, nearest the centre line - Ray Woodcock, longest drive - Ken Claxon, best value - John Bratt.
In a closely-fought competition, Norman Tidy emerged the winner on countback in the July Stableford.
Results: 1 Norman Tidy 37 ocb, 2 Pat Stanford 37, 3 Bob Blake 36, 4 Del House 34 ocb, 5 Mike Whitington 34 ocb, 6 Richard James 34, 7 Alan Lowen 33 ocb, 8 Henry Knight 33 ocb, 9 Phil Turrell 33, 10 Tom Rea 32.
The Ladies’ Invitation Open was won by Marion Carvath and Caroline Woodhouse (Scarborough South Cliff).
Runners-up were Avis Griffin and Peggy Newton (Melton Mowbray), whilst Sheila Dugmore and Jackie Friend (Greetham Valley) finished third.
The Rawson Relic flag competition was won by Chris Rowley who placed her flag further down the fairway on the second playing of the first hole than Norma Varley in second place. Third place went to Kathy Horner who placed her flag in the 18th hole.
The Carton Cup stapleford competition was won on countback by Sue Taylor with 37 points from Sheila Dugmore. Marion Carvath took third place with 35 and the scratch prize was won by Pam Watson with 31.
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Mike Nixon and Charles Scott lost 5&4, Graham Manton and Graham Miller halved, Brian Ayto and Charles Donnison lost 2&1, Keith Dugmore and Brian Keightley lost 1 down, Phil White and Mike Dickinson lost 2 down, Mike Graves and Barry Coop lost 1 down, Ray Elsome and Eddie Malloy halved, Tim Haward and Philip Varley lost 3&2.
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Graham Manton and Duncan Bennett won 6&5, Roger Nicholls and Mike Graves halved, Phil White and David Hamilton won 1 up, Tim Haward and Eddie Plant won 3&2, Don Werner and David Hampston won 6&4, Philip Varley and Ken Taylor won 4&2, Mick Rance and Mike Thornton halved, Trevor Harvey and Roy Rowe halved
Forty seniors played in the annual Stoke Rochford senior captain’s away day. Team winners were Dave Esswood, Eddie Plane and Phil Hewes with 78 points, whilst in second place were Don Werner, Bill Duke and Steve Major with 75.