GOLF: Ladies enjoy Belton Park Captain’s Day
Belton Park Golf Club’s Joy Stepney held her Lady Captain’s Day on Sunday.
The event was enjoyed by more than 70 ladies who participated in an Am-Am competition, plus a further four players who contested a nine-hole competition.
Lovely weather, a beautiful golf course and Pimms and cake at halfway, were enjoyed by all the ladies before a formal meal in the evening was served to round off a perfect day.
Results: Am-Am – 1 E. Maltby, J. Pask, B. Robinson and S. Addis; 2 A. Fordham, H. Cowe, E. Frobisher and M. Bone; 3 C. Steele, S. Mitchell, V. Grindell and J. Bishop; nine-hole – 1 J. Oakley; nearest the pin – 4th hole L. Morley, 6th hole P. Mackey, 14th hole J. Johnson, 17th hole A. Epton; men’s Texas Scramble – 1 K. Oswin, J. Wiggins, J. Henson and J. Wiggins; 2 S. Glenn, I. Caroll, S. Denton and R. Claxton
Joy expressed thanks to all the people who joined her to help celebrate the day and those who helped throughout the event.
l Belton Park’s new professional Mike Timson and his wife Michele took time out from their present posts at King’s Lynn golf club to play host to their first Pro’s Day at Belton Park. They were on hand all day in the pro shop to meet and greet as many members as they could ahead of their official start date on September 1.
The day was bright and clear but the stiff wind made for some very challenging conditions for the competitors who competed over the Browlow course, which was presented in perfect condition.
The full handicap singles stableford format would normally produce an abundance of high scores, but the tough wind meant that par was a great score.
Steve Turton made it a day to remember when he aced the 14th hole.
Prizes ranged from golf clubs, bags, umbrellas and balls, to head covers, shirts and towels.
Ladies’ results: 1 Sheila Mason 33pt ocb, 2 Nicola Routledge 33 ocb, 3 Ann Clark 33; nearest the pin – Anna Clark.
Gents’ results: 1 Simon Tomlinson 37 , 2 Steve Brook 36 ocb, 3 Michael Craven 36 ocb, 4 Alwyn Marshall 36, 5 Stuart Hearn 35 ocb, 6 Graham Anderson 35 ocb; nearest the pin – Steve Turton; longest drive – Simon Tolley.
Playing away at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club, Belton Park secured a brilliant 3½-2½ victory last Wednesday afternoon.
With one match still on the course, the scores were level at 2½ points apiece. So, it was all down to the final game and Belton Park’s pairing of David Capindale and Stuart Smith who came up trumps with a superb win to clinch victory.
Results: Belton names first – Tony Davies and Dick Short halved with Chas Ubhi, Steve Mitchell and David Nock beat Brian Wigley and Danny O’Connell 1 up, Paul Woods and Ian Carroll lost to Simon Baird and Keith Harris 1 down, Danny Coyle and Richard Claxton beat Heath Scholes and Dave Simpson 3&1, Simon Denton and Roy Allen lost to Will Tilley and Trevor Tunicliffe 1 down, David Capindale and Stuart Smith beat Andrew Harvey and Red Purser 3&2.
Belton Park 5
Trevor Collis and Colin Farrington lost 2&1, Alan Addis and Peter Hawkins halved, Tony Robinson and John Newton won 3&2, Manny Barker and John Thompson won 2&1, Tony Davies and Nigel Beaumont won 6&5, Steve White and Brian Mole won 8&6, Bill Brogan and Nick Craft halved, Paul Skelton and Derek Little lost 2&1.
Belton Park 2
Stoke Rochford 4
Belton names first – Tony Davies and Keith Smith beat Andy Edwards and Owen McHugh 3&2, John Taylor and Dick Short lost to Gary Skerritt and Jeff Purdy 2&1, John Cooke and Colin Mason beat John Senescal and Trevor Harvey 3&1, Ben Bayliss and Bob Rogers lost to Darrell Knight and Charles Donnison 1 down, Dave Wing and Paul Woods lost to Mike Angel and Kevin Jones 2&1, Richard Claxton and Peter Claxton lost to Eddie Malloy and Roger Everleigh 3&2.
Belton Woods Golf Club ladies’ section hosted the annual four-way inter-club match between themselves and Greetham Valley, Spalding and Melton Mowbray.
And the host team triumphed in style with a score of 244 points. Runners-up were Greetham with 230, followed by Spalding (228) and Melton (209).
The Belton Woods team, pictured, are Jane Forbes, Liz Moses, Becky Foster, Carole Stothard, captain Wendy Stewart, Jackie Wilson, Lisa Liu and Steph Lee.
l Carole Stothard and Fiona Illingworth played in the County Spring Bronze meeting at Spalding Golf Club and finished runners-up by just one point in the Mary Munday Salver on a very wet day. STOKE ROCHFORD
Burghley Park 5
Stoke Rochford 3
Mike Nixon and Eddie Plant halved, Graham Manton and Trevor Harvey halved, Greg Ewart and Keith Dugmore lost 5&4, Cliff Mills and Chris Woof halved, Tim Haward and Mick Rance halved,
Roland Slack and Phil White lost 2 down, Ray Elsome and Alan Jessop won 2&1, Mike Graves and David Hamilton lost 6&5.
Sudbrook Moor enjoyed three exceptional inter-club matchplay results during a playing fortnight.
The Ladies’ team met in their annual friendly match with the ladies of Nene Park, Peterborough, on home turf, and enjoyed a stunning 5-0 win.
Captain Bruce MacFarlane’s A Team played their fourth South Lincolnshire Scratch League Division Two fixture at home against Gedney Hill and also triumphed 4½-1½. This yielded a further two Order of Merit points to put Sudbrook Moor in second place.
The senior team also met with Gedney Hill during the week at home in the Seniors’ South Lincolnshire League and added three points to their Order of Merit tally with a 3½-2½ victory.
The Junior Intermediates met at the weekend for their monthly Greensomes medal and brilliance shone from the grandfather and grandson combo of Trevor and Robert Eldred who broke SSS by six shots to lead the new Order of Merit.
Runners-up Kev Woollas and Jasmin Mawson returned their best ever card of three under SSS, and Adrian and Oliver Hands finished third. Reigning champion Joseph Ablewhite was fourth with Emily Chapman.
Others in the Saturday scheme were Blake and Stuart Smith, Issy Linsley and John Russell, Mia Mawson and Luke Harley, Martin and Lilliya Greene, Richard and Sam Howes, Melissa Mawson and John White, Steve and Olivia Bradley, and Ben and Joan Doughty.