GOLF: Belton Woods memorial raises money for air ambulance
Belton Woods’ annual Am-Am Trophy competition played was in memory of past member Allan Wright.
Club treasurer Tony Stapleton the superbly well-attended event, with the late Allan’s widow Julia helping with the prize presentation.
There were 22 teams, members and visitors, competing for prizes down to eighth place, with lots of spot prizes for nearest the pins and straightest drives. There was a great atmosphere with many spectators viewing from the gallery bar balcony and admiring shots over the lake on to the 18th green.
Funds raised on the day were in aid of Lincs and Notts air ambulance. Julia made a small speech about the tremendous work of the air ambulance and the paramedics, and how much they rely on fundraising from organised charity events such as this. Julia has been raising funds ever since her tragic loss of husband Allan.
Results: 1 J Earl, P Kidd, G Burnett and R Burnett 89 points, 2 P Perrin, L Perrin, A Watson and P Watson 86, 3 M Haynes, S Pigott, B Robinson and J P Bowers 84, 4 B Foster, R Foster, A Galloway and T Galloway 83 ocb, 5 J Stapleton, M Illingworth, D Fowler and J North 83 ocb.
Belton Woods junior section’s prize presentation evening took place at Belton Woods Hotel last Saturday night.
Ted Morris collected his junior club champion’s trophy, with Ben Lord picking up the runner-up accolade. Ted also picked up the junior eclectic first prize, with Elliot Kane runner-up, and collected the summer league winner’s prize, with Alfie Newton taking the runner-up trophy.
Other awards: Monthly Stablefords, May – Ben Lord, June – Elliot Kane, July – Elliot Kane, August – Ben Lord; club championship best gross score – Ryan Smith; junior matchplay champion – Joshua Mackey, runner up – Alfie Newton; 2015 putting champion – Alfie Newton, runner up – James Hooper; Academy Course Order of Merit champion – Alfie Newton, runner up&James Hooper; family fun nine holes Texas Scramble winners – David Wilkinson, Connor Bungay, David Dunbar, Rory Dunbar, runners-up – Neil Kimmings, James Kimmings, Chris Mayber, Jack Parker.
The Belton Woods ladies’ Tony Rose Bowl was played on Sunday and the winners were Carole Stothard and Les Stewart with 44 points.
Runners-up were Jane Forbes and Dan Fowler with 42 points and Jackie Wilson and Pete Stothard with 41.
The September Medal was won by Jackie Wilson with a net 70 (silver division) and Jane Forbes with net 76 (bronze division).
Richard James won the August Monthly Stableford by a two point margin.
Results: 1 Richard James 41, 2 Del House 39 ocb, 3 Pete Stephenson 39, 4 Colin Thornton 37 ocb, 5 John Williams 37 ocb, 6 Bob Blake 37, 7 John Browne 36 ocb, 8 Phil Turrell 36, 9 Norman Tidy 34, ocb, 10 Pat Stanford 34.
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Pat Stanford and Colin Thornton won 4&3, Colin Musson and Ken Claxon lost 3&1, Ian Nisbet and John Williams halved, Jeff Toomes and Mike Whitington won 1 up, Dave Toule and Les Vine won 2&1, Henry Knight and John Bratt won 3&2, Alan Lowen and Dave Inglis halved, Doug Blackburn and Gordon Scott lost 4&2.
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Results: Pat Stanford and Alan Lowen won 4&3, Colin Musson and Les Vine halved, Colin Thornton and Phil Turrell won 5&4, John Williams and Ian Nisbet lost 4&3, Jeff Tooms and Ray Woodcock won 5&4, Gary Waterfield and Mike Gulliford won 4&2, Tom Rae and John Bratt won 3&2, John Sabin and Norman Tidy won 5&4.
Stoke Rochford’s Senior Salver competition was played on Sunday and won by Phil Hewes with a score of 87-21=66.
Runner-up was Paul Dexter (78-11=67) and Charles Scott (83-14=69) was third. The lowest gross prize went to Steve Cullington (74-4=70).
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Lincoln (Torksey) 2
Mike Nixon and Peter Gill won 1 up, Graham Manton and Barry Gaunt won 2&1, Charles Scott and Philip Varley won 4&3, Greg Ewart and Roland Slack won 2&1, Eddie Plant and David Hamilton lost 1 down, Stephen Major and Don Werner lost 1 down, Keith Dugmore and Ray Elsome won 3&1, Brian Keightley and Barry Mitchell won 6&4.
The dream round on Saturday’s Monthly Medal Day started with a bogey but went on to beat the day’s Competition Scratch Score by 12 shots, the runner-up’s score by a margin of 10 shots and the very recent new gents’ course record by one.
Craig Machin was playing off a handicap of 13.5 and played the front nine holes in three under gross, recording birdies on the fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth holes. It would have been so easy to let that level of performance slip, but Craig completed the back nine with six gross pars and three bogeys, to secure his place in the course record history.
In Saturday’s medal there were runners-up prizes and new handicaps for overall second, Orlando Pabunan, and third Keith Maclachlan in Category 1-3. Alister Morgan, Jim Garriock and Paul Burrell were also in the frame.
Prizes in Category 4 went to newcomer Leigh Ecuyer, Cameron Sunman and Kevin Turner. Best score from the ladies was Yvonne Geach who returned a creditable scorecard to CSS.
The twos sweep was shared by Craig Machin, Jon Machin, Keith Maclachlan, Paul Leachman, Martin Greene and Cameron Sunman. Best gross prize was won by Craig Machin.