GOLF: Belton Park’s Glenn has a busy and successful week
Former Belton Park junior captain and current first team star Harry Glenn had a busy half term golfing last week.
On Wednesday, he competed in the quarter-finals of the Lincolnshire Junior Matchplay Championship at Canwick Park, where in a very tight match Harry narrowly lost to the eventual champion, Kenwick Park’s Billy Wright.
Harry then moved over to Blankney Golf Club where he represented Belton Park in the Patrons Cup.
On a difficult and blustery day, with the course playing its full length due to the heavy rain over the previous days, Harry scored a brilliant 73 (net 70) to win the competition by single shot.
Carole Stothard won both the Belton Woods Joan Boycott Stableford Trophy, beating Kylie Bullimore 5&4, and the Knockout Plate in which she defeated Becky Foster 5&3.
Jackie Wilson and Carole Stothard won the first round of the weekday winter challenge (foursomes) with a net 73.
Elaine Lilley and Pat Welsh won the first round of the Winter Challenge (foursomes) with a net 71.
The main club’s Summer Eclectic came to its conclusion at the end of October, with the season’s newcomer Keith Moore finishing with the overall best net score, played off an allowance of 50 per cent of his handicap of 26.
All scores returned were played from the championship tees, and Keith’s final score of 12 under SSS won him the Gary Buckle Memorial Trophy.
The consistent Andy Newman, with an eight stroke handicap allowance, needed a one shot improvement in the closing weeks to close in for his first challenge for the trophy, but finished in second place, his best achievement to date.
Jon Machin, in Handicap Category 2, finished third, one shot further back,, whilst in equal fourth spot there was a share of prizes for Andy Stones, Darren Nicholson, Cameron Sunman, Chris Wilmot and Barry Pogson.
l The first Qualifier for the brand new Winter Eclectic started with the week’s Sunday Stableford, and Andy Newman leapt straight back into top position, four shots ahead of Paul McCarthy, followed by Daniel Reidy, Michael Coupland and Andrew Green.
Rookie Zoe Martin returned a super card of 37 points to win the ladies’ event, and Blake Waddingham was the winner of the High Handicap Junior stableford off his handicap of 33.
Andy Newman’s 39 point scorecard, with a superb back nine score of 23, cut his 15 handicap by 0.3 of a shot. John McLaren was best of Category 4, and was cut to 21.7, beating Daniel Baker’s card on the back nine, both of whom received handicap reductions, with the day’s CSS being 38 points.
Paul Burrell was runner-up in Category 3, with 38 points. Others in the prize frame were Alistair Hotson, Paul McCarthy, Phil Hall, Michael Green, Lewis Anthony and Dave Sharples.
Andy Newman was in the frame again with a share of the twos Sweep, carding a birdie on hole number 12, along with competition rookie Melanie Holwell with a two on the third, and Daniel Reidy’s birdie on the sixth.