GOLF: Belton Woods ladies complete stableford competition
Belton Woods ladies’ monthly stableford competition was completed on Saturday following the course closure due to flooding earlier in the month.
Winners of the divisions were Judy Downward (bronze) with 39 points and Wendy Stewart (silver) with 37.
The ladies’ A team played their penultimate league match on Saturday against Blankney on the Lakes course at Belton Woods. The team, comprising of Jackie Wilson and Trudi Galloway, Shirley King and Val Williams, Lorraine Robertson and Wendy Stewart, and Gaynor Daykin and Liz Moses, prevailed to win 3&1.
Belton Woods ladies also hosted a friendly match against Boston West last Wednesday. Everyone enjoyed the friendly spirit in which the match was played, the excellent condition of the course and the meal afterwards in Stantons Brasserie. Belton Woods were the winners of the match, 3&1.
Captains’ Charity Day
Last Sunday saw club Ccptains Paul Perrin and Jackie Wilson organising a combined charity day with all proceeds being shared between Cancer Research, MacMillan Nurses and the St Barnabas Hospice in Grantham.
Nearest the pin prizes on hole four were won by Karel Meuwissen (men’s) and Julie White (ladies’), and hole 11 by Brian Robinson (men’s) and Linda Barclay (ladies’). The straightest drives were achieved by Seamus Coen, general manager of Belton Woods, and Kylie Bullimore.
The format was a stableford competition and prizes were awarded for the best seven teams. The winning team were D. Woods, S. Hall, R. Vine and B. Jaffery with 94 points and in second place on countback were N. Robinson, K. Meuwisson, A. Van-Biljon and E. Maziak.
Following the prize presentation, Paul Perrin conducted an auction. Lots included hotel breaks, rounds of golf, a JCB children’s ride-on tractor, a week in Spain and tickets to the Ricoh Ladies’ Open. Together with a raffle, the total sum raised for the charities was £4,000, and both captains would like to thank everyone who took part and helped to make the day such a success.
Colin Musson held his Captain’s Day charity event last Wednesday, with 56 seniors entered which was an all time record.
Overall winner of the Captain’s Trophy was Tony Slipper with a splendid 44 points. Tony was also the under-19 handicap winner.
All in all, a great day which managed to raise £671 (another record) towards Colin Musson’s charity, St Barnabas Hospice, Grantham.
Results: 1 Tony Slipper 44, 2 Roger Hanratty 40, 3 Bob Clarke 39; 19-plus handicap - 1 Tom Lamin 42, 2 Alan Lowen 38, 3 Gordon Scott 37; nearest pin in one - Bob Blake; nearest pin in two - John Williams; straightest drive - John Williams; Best Value For Money trophy - Peter Bishop.
Rutland County 5
Belton Woods 3
Colin Musson and Pete Stephenson lost 2-1, John Sabin and Mick Hall won 2-0, Gary Waterfield and
Doug Blackburn lost 1-0, David Toule and Tony Slipper lost 6-5, Neil Hoyle and Mike Learwood-Griffiths
lost 3-2, Ken Claxon and John Browne won 3-1, Denny Pang and Mike Gulliford lost 2-0, Colin Thornton and Dave Inglis won 1-0.
Belton Park C Team were in tremendous form last Thursday when they whitewashed Sleaford 6-0.
Particularly outstanding were David Capindale and Roy Allen who took the honours as top pair, whilst also impressive were Ian Carroll and Dave Wing who fought back from three holes down to win 1 up.
After the match, both teams enjoyed a superb meal and were entertained by magician and mind reader John Taylor.
Sleaford club captain Al Pearson thanked Belton captain Tony Davies for the warm welcome and congratulated him on a fine victory on a course in excellent condition.
Results: Tony Davies and Stewart Boylan beat Al Pearson and Bob Ewen 5&4, John Taylor and Keith Smith beat Bill Gault and John Marriott 3&2, Martin Clarke and Neil Gray beat Tim Sutton and John Fitzsimmons 4&3, Martin Kelby and Paul Woods beat Roy Hunter and Graham Godbold 1 up, Ian Carroll and Dave Wing beat Mick Wright and Tony Cook 1 up, David Capindale and Roy Allen beat John Bateman and Kev Cordukes 6&5.
South Lincs League
Belton Park 2nd 3½
After playing the previous day, this rearranged game was always going to be a close one, having lost to Spalding away earlier in the season, the chance was there to avenge defeat with both teams fielding a changed side.
After a closely fought match, Belton finally came out victors with the last match winning on the last hole to secure both points and retain league status.
Results: Andy Trotter and Ged O’Reilly halved, James Vaughan and Sam Sutton won 6&4, James Marshall and Michael Sims won 4&2, Bob Chapple and Derek Bashford lost 5&4, Dale Maplethorpe and Scott Allison lost 2&1, Spike Carr and Ollie Mitchell won 1 up.
Belton Park seniors travelled to Torksey to play Lincoln Golf Club.
After a very tight match in which three games went to the last hole, Lincoln came out 5½-2½ winners.
Keith Brown soldiered on manfully against the Lincoln pair after Dave Martin had to retire with a re-occurring back problem. There were wins for Alan Addis and Ian Askew, and Mike Collins and Tony Davies, whilst Peter Rollings and John McNally halved.
The return match at home the following week proved to be a whole different affair, with Belton coming out 7-1 victors.
The course was in magnificent condition with superb fairways and greens that gave little excuse for poor shots.
There were wins for the pairings of Alan Addis and Nigel Beaumont, Steve Calvert and Trevor Collis, Mike Bower and George Crowford, Steve White and Dave Dobney, Manny Barker and Fred Williams, Bill Brogan and Nick Craft, and Mike Collins and Bran Mole.
Scraptoft v Stoke Rochford
The format of this match was changed in a radical fashion at the request of the home team at the last moment.
Instead of the normal betterball matchplay format, they preferred to play an Am-Am stableford competition with six teams each consisting of one Stoke Rochford pair playing with one Scraptoft pair. Although viewed with some trepidation by the Stoke team, a most enjoyable day was created to the extent where some future matches could take this form.
The weather was kind but the pin positions were set up for a previous Scraptoft competition and proved too demanding for all mixed team players – putting off the green became the norm.
Results: 1 Don and Dorne Werner (Stoke Rochord) with Tony and Jane Bews (Scraptoft) 91pt, 2 Bob and Avis Griffin (Stoke Rochford) with Jim and Pam Parker (Scraptoft) 85.
Stoke Rochford 4½
The Nottinghamshire 3½
The Nottinghamshire seniors made their debut fixture at Stoke and considering it was the first time many of their team had played the course, it appeared obvious that they are going to be tough opponents in the future.
Results: Graham Manton and Keith Dugmore halved, Jim Price and Alan Jessop lost 3&2, Ray Elsome and John Wright lost 5&4, Tim Haward and Mike Graves won 4&2, Barry Mitchell and John Batty won 2 up, Mike Thornton and Philip Varley lost 6&4, Greg Ewart and Don Werner won 3&2, Ray Beal and Charles Scott won 3&2.
Forty Stoke Rochford seniors enjoyed Graham Manton’s away day at Beeston Fields.
Most found putting on tricky greens a real test. Playing a best two from three, the winners with 79 points were Phil White, Don Clements and Cliff Mills, on countback from Graham Manton, Phil Hewes and Mike Thornton. Third on countback with 77 were Don Werner, Trevor Harvey and Barry Griffin. Nearest the pin on 14 was Tim Haward and nearest the pin in two on the last hole Steve Major.
The fourth round of the Seniors Trophy competition produced a clear winner when 10 handicapper Brian White scored a fantastic 45 points.
Second with 39 was Adrian Stannard and third was Phil Hewes with 37. With the best three rounds from the six monthly competitions to count, Brian moved into overall lead with 113 points, from Keith Dugmore 108 and Peter Gill 106.
The summery competition scene of the past week has been packed full of variety, with something for everyone who likes either a little or a lot of competitive golf.
Sunday started with a roll-up Stableford qualifier for the entire club. Monday’s seniors met for their popular monthly fun event and the drawn names for Teams of Three Texas Scramble Medal, involving a mix of ladies of 50 and over and gents 55 and over.
Tuesday Ladies had a choice of either a nine hole singles stableford or an 18 hole version. Wednesday brought the midweek golfers out for a monthly white tees stableford which is part of the on-going summer Eclectic.
Thursday Seniors had a relaxed stableford from the yellow tees and Saturday’s Rainbow stableford series was a mixed all-comers’ field, for all ages, rolling up over a long day for the friendly format from yellow and red tees.
Results: Sunday, Overall Winner - Dave Harrold; Handicap Divisional Winners - Richard Haas, Lewis Anthony, Zoe Martin, Jasmin Mawson; Twos Sweep - Zoe Martin, Andrew Green (2), James Stevenson, Richard Haas, Jason Nichols, Aiden Wood.
Monday, Team - 1 John Chatburn, Tim Newbery, Rod Edwards ocb, 2 Graham Mackinder, Ted Johnson, Howard Firth.
Tuesday, Nine Holes - 1 Judith Baldwin, 2 Jenny Hilton; 18 Holes - 1 Joan Doughty, 2 Eileen Plummer.
Wednesday, Overall Winner - Barry Rohland; Handicap Divisional Winners - John McLaren, Steve Martin, Zoe Martin.
Thursday, Overall Winner - Dennis Green Handicap; Divisional Winners - Stephen Silcock, Ted Johnson, Barry Kay; Twos Sweep - Ted Johnson, Geoff Wilkins, John Came.
Saturday, Overall Winner - Alan Cuthbertson; Handicap Divisional Winners - Barry Pogson, John McLaren, Gary Benbow, Dave Sharples; Twos Sweep - John McLaren, Barry Pogson, Peter Alipio (2), Onie Ison, Lewis Anthony, Rob Wing, Paul Stephens.