GOLF: Belton Park seniors donate money to Grantham hospice
Every year the Belton Park seniors nominate a charity or charities to receive monies from their fund raising efforts.
Seniors captain Bill Brogan nominated St Barnabas Hospice as his charity for 2014. Throughout the year the seniors raised a total of £1,095.
Last Wednesday, Bill (pictured) presented a cheque on behalf of Belton Park seniors to Tina Dingley, corporate fundraiser at St Barnabas.
The money will be used to purchase a new hospital bed for the new unit at Grantham hospital.
l Forty seniors turned out to compete for the Nick Craft Trophy last Tuesday.
Of the 13 teams only two failed to return their yellow ball. The scoring was far higher than last year’s winning score and congratulations go to the winning team of Dave Newton, Colin Farrington and Willie Badraun.
Results: 1 John Newton, Colin Farrington and Willie Badraun 132pt, 2 Dave Jackson, John Clarke and Steve Wight 129, 3 Tony Robinson, Dave Dobney and Tony Davies 126.
The Yellow Ball winners are pictured with Nick Craft and seniors captain Trevor Collis.
Last Tuesday’s fourball stableford aggregate was won by Josie Short and Lucy Morley with 78 points.
Runners-up with 75 points were Kathleen Bell and Julia Bishop, with Donna Hayle and Sheila Mason third on countback with 73.
Played in drawn teams of three, last week’s Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmer was a best two from three on par fours, all to count on par threes, and best one on the two par fives.
Winners with 84 points were the last group out, seniors captain Mike Nixon, Brian Ayto and Peter Gill. Runners-up with 83 points were Phil White, Barry Gaunt and their sleeping partner Ray Elsome. Vice-captain Graham Manton, Keith Dugmore and Barry Coop were third with 81 points.
Overall leader is Brian White with 43 points, from Phil White (38), and Alan Dolby.
A month on from victory in January’s event, Paul Brough won again from a field of 52 with a spendid Stableford scorecard of 43 points.
The result warranted another new handicap and puts Paul near the top of the Order of Merit Sword of Achievement with 50 points.
In the parallel ladies’ Stableford event, Amanda Roberts also followed up her January win with a February card of 36 points. She too will be amongst the top places in the Sword accumulator.
Steve Davis consolidated his third month as leader in the Sword after he carded a very solid 35 points to finish ninth on the day.
Overall runner-up on the day was Dick Marshall with 41 points, who received a handicap cut from 21 to 20.
Others in the prize frame were Pete Martin (40pt), Andrew Dolby (36), Paul McCarthy (36), Paul Leachman (36), Jeff Ward (36), Alex Doig (35) and Yvonne Geach (34).
The twos sweep was shared between Keith Maclachlan, Dick Marshall, Graham Ritchie and Jeff Ward.