Yuletide festivities began at Belton Park with the ladies’ annual Christmas Charity Am-Am on Sunday.
The ladies of the club took to the fairways to raise money for this year’s chosen charity – Parkinson’s UK.
In a great effort by all the ladies who took part in the event, in excess of £200 was raised on the day and will be added to the money raised at the equivalent gents event this Saturday.
New gents’ captain Tony Nickson was on hand to present the prizes to the winners.
Results: 1 Veronica Rose, Pam Wiggins, Nicola Routledge and Lucy Carr, 2 Gill Briggs, Paula Marshall, Lucy Morley and Gill Mahoney, 3 Issie Guest, Sheila Mason, Margaret Henson and Margorie Gleave, 4 Annette Fordham, Sandra Pask, Diane Dixon and ghost player, 5 Jane Renfrew, Carole Steel, Irene Cogger and Muriel Gaffney, 6 Janni Pask, Sue Walker-Sherriff, Jean Sutcliffe and Rita Smith, 7 Linda Midgley, Lisa White, Sheila Garrick and Marjie Thompson.
Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmer competition last week was played in cold but sunny conditions.
The format was a best two from three stableford using green forward tees on the four river holes.
Winners with 84 points were Brian Ayto, Keith Dugmore and John Wright. Runners-up with 82 were Ken Taylor, Roy Rowe and Brian White, whilst Tim Haward, Barry Gaunt and Nev Marris were third with 79 points on countback.
Sudbrook Moor’s Thursday seniors enjoyed some festive cheer with a fun format stableford, mince pies – and only three clubs.
Some fearless golf was played with top scorer and trophy winner emerging as 16-handicapper Dave Guy. He selected a seven iron and a pitching weding, along with the obligatory putter, and carded 40 stableford points, two under CSS, to reduce his handicap and his Eclectic score.
Runner-up was Martin Whistler on 38 points, and equal third on 37 were John Costall and Melvin Claricoats, followed by Barry Kay and Andy Milner on 36. Best lady was Sue Watson with 36 points.
A depleted selection of clubs in the golf bag did not appear to hamper the chances of the six winners of the twos sweep – Andy Milner, Graham Buxton, Pete Armstrong, Graham Mackinder, Mick Massingham and Bryan Heydinger – all of whom recorded birdies on three of the six par threes.
Nearest the pin prizes on holes three and 16 were won by Mick Massingham and Graham Mackinder.
The seniors’ running Eclectic table, which began in October, is led by reigning title holder Dave Leslie, three shots ahead of Dave Guy, with Andy Milner a further point adrift.
Belton Woods seniors captain George Forbes staged the November Monthly Stableford, the last important competition in his year’s reign.
Roger Hanratty emerged victorious in a very closely-fought match, beating his captain George by a single point.
Results: 1 Roger Hanratty 38pt, 2 George Forbes 37, 3 John Williams 36, 4 Norman Tidy 35, 5 Y. K. (Denny) Pang 34, 6 Colin Musson 33 ocb, 7 Colin Thornton 33 ocb, 8 Dave Toule 33 ocb, 9 Ray Woodcock 33, 10 Phil Turrell 32.
Pat Stanford commenced his reign as seniors captain by presiding over the Marshall’s Monthly Medal competition for December.
A one stroke difference decided the outcome with John Sabin being the triumphant one.
Results: 1 John Sabin net 73, 2 Colin Musson 74, 3 Ray Woodcock 75 ocb, 4 Phil Turrell 75, 5 Roger Hanratty 77 ocb, 6 Pat Stanford 77 ocb, 7 Tom Rea 77, 8 Bob Clarke 78 ocb, 9 Denis Manton 78, 10 Alan Lowen 79.