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GOLF: Belton Woods ladies battle it out for silverware

Hole in one debutante Steph Lee.
Hole in one debutante Steph Lee.

Belton Woods ladies competed for the Weekday Cup and the Belton Woods Trophy (previously known as the De Vere Cup).

The Weekday Cup was won by Gaynor Daykin with 34 stableford points, with Christine Birkett second on 32.

Lorraine Robertson (left) and Yvonne Bashford (right) receive the Enid Burnett Trophy from David Burnett and Belton Park ladies' captain Sheila Mason.
Lorraine Robertson (left) and Yvonne Bashford (right) receive the Enid Burnett Trophy from David Burnett and Belton Park ladies' captain Sheila Mason.

The annual Belton Woods Trophy was held in mixed weather. Lady captain Jackie Wilson, led the field and finished with a gross 84 (net 70) to win the trophy. Pat Haynes was second with a net 73 and Val Williams third.

Eventual winners of the Ping Qualifiers were Gaynor Daykin and Kylie Bullimore who now wait to see whether they will go forward to the next round.

Belton Woods travelled to Melton Mowbray for a friendly match, played in lovely weather on a very good course. The games were very close, but Belton eventually lost 3&1. Thanks to Melton Mowbray for their hospitality.

Other competitions held this month included the July Medal which was won by Anne Meadows (bronze) with 71 net, and Leslie Perrin (silver) with net 82.

Sudbrook Moor seniors captain Graham Mackinder.
Sudbrook Moor seniors captain Graham Mackinder.

Two par competitions took place last week; Jane Forbes won on Wednesday with +2, and on Saturday Gaynor Daykin finished first with a tremendous +7.

However, Gaynor’s achievement was almost overshadowed by Steph Lee who shot her first ever hole in one on the 11th hole of the Woods course.

Well done to Gaynor and Steph.


Tony Slipper won the Marshall’s July Monthly Medal competition in convincing style with a six stroke lead over his nearest rival.

Results: 1 Tony Slipper net 66, 2 Bob Blake 72 ocb, 3 Pete Stephenson 72, 4 Mike Learwood-Griffiths 73 ocb, 5 Ken Claxon 73 ocb, 6 Roger Hanratty 73, 7 Tin Win 75, 8 Neil Hoyle 76 ocb, 9 Gary Waterfield 76, 10 Paul Stanley 77.

Belton Woods 8

Toft 0

Colin Musson and Les Vine won 3-2, Ray Woodcock and Neil Hoyle won 2-1, Ken Claxon and Mike Whitington won 3-1, George Forbes and Tom Rea won 3-2, Colin Thornton and John Sabin won 3-2,

Dave Toule and Gary Waterfield won 3-1, Tony Slipper and Bob Clarke won 2-1, John Browne and Paul Stanley won 4-3.

Belton Woods 7

Blankney 1

Colin Musson and John McGillivray won 1-0, Mike Whitington and John Bratt won 2-1, John Sabin and Mick Hall won 2-1, Colin Thornton and Alan Lowen won 3-2, Ken Claxon and Dave Dexter won 6-5, Bob Privett and Tom Rea won 3-2, Gary Waterfield and Henry Knight won 3-2, Gordon Scott and Les Vine lost 1-0.


The ladies of Belton Park Golf Club invited their guests to play in the annual Ladies’ Invitation Day on Tuesday.

The format was a four ball better ball stableford competition and 108 ladies played in glorious conditions. The scores were fantastic with 45 points taking first prize and the trophy.

The hospitality hut was suitably stocked with cakes which members generously donated. All the competitors changed for dinner, which was a cold buffet served in the dining room.

After the meal, prizes were presented to the winners. In addition, David Burnett presented the winning member with the Enid Burnett Trophy. David first presented this trophy in 1990 in memory of his wife Enid. The trophy is made of solid silver in the shape of three roses, Enid’s favourite flower.

Results: 1 Yvonne Bashford (Belton Park) and Lorraine Robertson (Belton Woods) 45, 2 Carole Steele (Belton Park) and Linda Dunwoodie (Belton Woods) 44, 3 Jan Johnson (Belton Park) and Sue Booth (Stoke Rochford) 43; best front nine – Sheila Mason (Belton Park) and Pauline Aubine (John O’Gaunt) 24, best back nine – Anthea Nicholl (Belton Park) and Trish Dawson (Belton Woods) 22; nearest the pin – Cathryn Morris, Jaqui Francis, Julie Hamer, Mairead Scott; nine-hole putting – 1 Peg Tacey 16 putts, 2 Chris Billington 16.

Past lady captains of Belton Park battled through the heat last Wednesday afternoon to play for the Past Captain’s Trophy.

Past captain Joy Stepney presented the trophy to Sue Walker-Sherriff who won with 34 points, five ahead of runner-up Jose Short.

Last Tuesday, 24 ladies played in the Par Bogey competition, in silver and bronze divisions.

Results: Division One – 1 Vicky Grindal 5, 2 Carol Steele 0, 3 Pam MacKey; Division Two – 1 Kathleen Hill 0, 2 Ina Wood -1, 3 Nicola Routledge -2.

The Sybil Brownlow Rosebowl individual medal competition was well supported with 48 ladies taking part.

Conditions were good but the lush, rough grass affected the scores. Jo Pearson won convincingly with a two shot lead.

Results: 1 Jo Pearson net 68, 2 Cathryn Morris 70, 3 Annette Fordham 71.

Ladies’ club champion Anna Clark played in the Queen of Clubs Competition, Midlands North Region, held at Worfield Golf Club in Shropshire last Thursday.

Anna scored gross 81 and came seventh out of 42 ladies, but scored net 72 which was the best net score of the day.

Belton Park ladies triumphed 3-1 at home to Lincoln Golf Club in a friendly match on Monday, whilst they drew 2-2 against Spalding GC the previous week..

C Team

With one game still to finish, the match score was 3-2 in Belton Park’s favour, so everything depended on the last rubber which Bob Rogers and Roy Allen won 1 up to clinch a fine home victory over Melton Mowbray.

Belton team captain Tony Davies thanked his partner David Capindale, who had an outstanding game, and congratulated all the players for the great spirit they brought to all their matches.

Belton Park 4

Melton Mowbray 2

Tony Davies and David Capindale beat Brendon Boyce and John Squires 5&4, Ben Bayliss and Colin Mason lost to Ken Longbottom and Roger Alexander 1 down, Roy Allen and Bob Rogers beat Peter Rayers and Nigel Blunt 1 up, Stewart Boylan and Andrew Macgowan beat Adrian Green and Keith Tomblin 2&1, Ian Carroll and Dave Wing beat Don Benzie and Ian King 1 up, Keith Smith and Simon Denton lost to Bill Hurrell and Andy Pedlar 3&2.


In the hottest week of the summer, a sizzling result came from senior captain Graham Mackinder in the Thursday roll-up medal, played from yellow tees.

A credit to Graham after a niggling season of injury, his result yielded a handicap reduction of 2.2 to 18.6, and a top input of order of merit points in The Senior Golfer of the Year scoreboard.

Twenty-seven handicap Howard Firth took a very worthy runner’s-up prize, one shot behind, and was cut down to 24.

Tim Newberry was looking very strong and consistent with third place, and now tops the scoreboard, pushing aside Mick Massingham. Just behind Tim, Bryan Heydinger and Harry Cruickshank are also edging up the points ladder after Thursday’s excellent medal results in the top five spots.

In the seniors’ Thursday summer six month Eclectic, Harry Cutmore has moved into the lead this week, on a back nine holes countback, with Tim Newberry and Dave Guy slipping down to make room. The four-way share for fourth place are Tony Rose, Joe Green, Ted Johnson and Alfie Kent.

Linda Whittaker partnered Amanda Roberts in a very relaxed ladies’ Bit of a Scramble pairs stableford and broke net 70 after a handicap of 11 was deducted.

Eileen Plummer and Zoe Martin were one shot back in second spot. The placings thereafter were Diane Leslie and Sue Hutton, Joan Alton and Karren Dearlove, Thea Law and Norma Shelley, and Joan Doughty and Gladys Reynolds.


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