GOLF: Alais finally gets her hands on Belton Park seniors’ trophy

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The Vets Bowl, a competition for Belton Park senior ladies, was won for the second year running by Alais Smith with a superb score of gross 91 (net 64), knocking a massive four shots off of her handicap.

Alais was unable to claim the trophy last year as her age barred her from winning but this year, with a qualifying age, she came back with an emphatic victory to claim her prize.

Second place went to Anthea Nicoll with net 70 and third was Penny Herdman (72).

Played for on Sunday, The Gilliatt Bowl saw new lady member Jaqui Barson acheive a great score to win with gross 97 (net 67) and gain a two shots cut off off her handicap. Runner-up was Lisa White with net 70, also reduced by two shots, and third went to Sandra Pask, just losing out on countback but still gaining a one shot cut.


Winner of the Upper Crust Trophy for handicaps 0-9 was Tony Gleave with a score of 73-5=68.

Runner-up was John Duke with 74-3=71 and James Marshall (77-5=72) was third.

The Stan Robinson Tankard for best gross went to Chris Burns with a score of 71.

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Tony Davies and Martin Clarke beat Roger Scothern and Steve Bird 3&2, Paul Woods and Ian Carroll lost to Barry Gamble and James Gamble 1 down, Andy Stepney and Peter West lost to Rob Armstrong and Kevin Shuttewood 5&4, Keith Smith and Laurence Haselhurst beat Ian Terry and Gary Cooke 3&1, Dick Short and Ben Bayliss beat Neil Henfrey and Fran Ebling 7&6, Simon Denton and John Cooke beat Steve Fagg and Geoff Dexter 3&2.



Stoke Rochford’s Annual Invitation was played in near perfect conditions, the winners on countback with 47 points being Ernie Armstrong and Fred Aspin from Greetham Valley. Runners-up were Dave Esswood and G. Robinson (Bulwell Forest).

Third with 45 points Dave Hudson and his guest R. Culham (Boyce Hill) on countback from Brian White and G. Bowen (Belton Park).

Fifth went to Stoke Rochford seniors vice-captain Barry Coop and D. Squires (Greetham Valley) with 44 points. D. Squires also won nearest the pin by a visitor on the 17th hole, with John Wright nearest in two on the 11th.


Best of the field of 35 in the Order of Merit weekly roll-up was John Johnson whose three under CSS moved him to the top of the Senior of the Year table with 36 points.

Currently lying second with 23 points is Dave Guy, with Pete Farmer and Ken Wingad tied on 20.

Graham Buxton also returned three under in the August medal event, but lost to John on a back nine countback. Steve Squires was two shots behind, followed by Tony Rose and Barry Kay. Alfie Kent won the two sweep with a birdie on the seventh.