GOLF: Belton Woods teenager Ted records first ace
Thirteen-year-old Ted Morris achieved his first hole-in-one on Saturday, aceing the fourth hole of the Woods course at Belton Woods.
Ted is a junior member at Belton Woods and plays off a 24.5 handicap. He has been playing at Belton for one year, is a King’s School student and was delighted with his hole-in-one.
Tonka Twosomes, a greensome format with a twist for married couples, colloquially known as the divorce stakes, was played on Bank Holiday Monday and was won by Bruce and Becky Foster with a net 73. The Boris Bowl, which is similar trophy for non-married mixed pairs, was won by Lisa Liu and Matt Haynes with net 68.
‘The Match’ was played between all the sections, four players per team with best three to count, saw the ladies win with 104, ahead of the juniors 102, men 97 and seniors 96.
The September Stableford was won by Gaynor Daykin with 37 points (bronze division) and Trudi Galloway with 36 (silver division).
Belton Park mixed team enjoyed a comprehensive 6-0 win at home against local neighbours Stoke Rochford.
Captains Tony Nickson and Joy Stepney led the way with victory over Stoke’s lady captain Sue Taylor and Philip Varley.
Results: Tony Nickson and Joy Stepney won 6&4 against Sue Taylor and Philip Varley, Sheila and Colin Mason won 6&5 against David and Carol Hamilton, Sue Walker-Sheriff and Terry Guest won 2&1 against Ken Taylor and Norma Varley, Jose and Dick Short won 3&2 against Don and Doreen Weaver, Annette Fordham and Andy Stepney won 4&2 against Steve and Kate Cullington, Issie Guest and Graham Watkin won 7&5 against Roland Slack and Joan Lennard.
After an excellent carvery meal. Captain Tony Nickson welcomed the Stoke players and David Hamilton replied.
Luffenham Heath 3½
Belton Park 4½
Trevor Collis and Keith Brown lost 3&2, Alan Addis and Phil Shaw won 2 up, Bill Brogan and Norman Halliday won 1 up, Tony Davies and Graham Secker won 6&4, Brian Martin and Nigel Beaumont lost 2 down, Brian Mole and Derek Little won 4&3, Dave Jackson and John Newton lost 2&1, Graham Chesebrough and Peter Brooks halved
An excellent field of 48 players took part in the Senior Captain’s Day Am-Am.
The results covered a wide span, ranging from 73 points to an outstanding 98 from the winners Dave Dobney, Shaun Boney, Ray Clark and Denis Santer. With all four players to count on the par 3s, good scoring on these holes proved to be decisive.
Seniors captain Trevor Collis thanked ground staff, catering staff, Isobel Collis and Sue Addis at the halfway house, plus vice-captain Alan Addis and competitions secretary Steve White for their contributions on the day. The event raised £140 for Trevor’s captain, The Grantham Talking Newspaper.
Results: 1 Dave Dobney, Shaun Boney, Ray Clark and Denis Santer 98, 2 Tony Davies, John McNally, Nigel Beaumont and Tony Robinson 96, 3 Derek little, Norman Halliday, Phil Wilcock and Rick Alsbury 93.
Results: Harrowby Cup – 1 Lucy Morley and Josie Short 39, 2 Jayne Renfrew and Norma Howitt 38, 3 Ann Bartlett and Carol Taylor; Vets Bowl – 1 Sue Mitchell nett 70 ocb, 2 Veronica Rose 70, 3 Irene Cogger 71 ocb; Warrender Cup – 1 Kathleen Hill 2 up ocb, 2 Enid Maltby 2 up ocb, 3 Jean Tetley 2 up ocb.
The Junior Intermediates scheme of Greensomes Medals saw Kev Woollas and Jasmin Mawson extend their overall lead by seven points with the third best scorecard in the latest round.
They are now 4.5 points clear of Adrian and Oliver Hands, with Trevor Eldred and grandson Robert in third. Six-year-old Blake Smith and his grandad Stuart are fourth.
The best scorecard returned came from father and son Ronie and Peter Alipio, whilst John Russell and granddaughter Izzy Linsley were second.
Others in the scheme are David and Jack Richardson, Joseph Ablewhite, Melissa Mawson, Mia Mawson and Luke Harley, Emily Chapman, Martin and Lilliya Greene, Richard and Sam Howes, Tom Howes, and Steve and Olivia Bradley.
l The Thursday seniors are currently competing for three Order of Merits, all of which are in their closing events.
The six month Eclectic is led by the Winter title holder, Ted-John Johnson on a net score of 52, with Bob Watson a very close second on 52.5, Pete Armstrong and Mick Massingham both on 53, and Pete Farmer and John Costall on 53.5.
Steve Squires is looking good in the senior Super Stableford, sitting clear with six stableford scores amounting to 209. Ken Wingad has played seven events and his best six cards total 202, along with Mick Massingham also on 202. One point behind are Dave Leslie and Mick Beasley on 201. Dennis Green has 200.
l The year-long Senior of the Year Award is led by Ken Wingad, who is enjoying a very fine and successful season, having already won two of the six senior trophies. Ken’s current total is 33, from five scorecards returned. Ted-John Johnson, a previous tile holder, is up there again with four scores amounting to 25. John Morley has scored five times and is on 26 points, with Bob Watson.
Stoke Rochford seniors held their annual Invitation Open and after another keenly fought competition, the reigning champions retained the title they won last year – Keith Dugmore and his guest Phil Toon, from Rufford Park, returned 47 points.
Second on countback with 45 points were Greg Ewart and Richard Haines, of Melton Mowbray, from third placed Jeff Purdy and M. Stewart, of Radcliffe.
Nearest the pin for home players on the seventh hole was Greg Ewart, with Eddie Hammond of Kirby Muxloe the visiting player nearest the pin on the 12th.
One of the highlights of the day was a hole-in-one by Mike Graves on the third hole.