GOLF: Belton Park lady captain Diane bows out in style

Belton Park lady captain Diane Dixon presents her cheque to Neil Chadwick from LIVES First Responders charity.
Belton Park lady captain Diane Dixon presents her cheque to Neil Chadwick from LIVES First Responders charity.
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Ladies’ section

Belton Park lady captain Diane Dixon ended her year’s tenure with a presentation to her nominated charity.

During her year as captain, Belton Park ladies have raised nearly £2,900 for the charity LIVES First Responders.

Diane presented a cheque to LIVES representative Neil Chadwick at the ladies’ section annual meeting last Wednesday.

Diane then passed on the captain’s brooch, tankard and club jumper to her successor Marjorie who takes over for 2014.

l The Four Club Competition was won by Sue Addis with net 33. Runner-up was Jaquie Barson with 34 and Shelley McClelland (35) was third.

l Clear winner of the November Stableford was Julie Hamer in the Silver Division with 39 points. Second with 34 was Elizabeth Sharp and third on countback was Sheila Mason.

Bronze Division was won by Sandra Pask with 33 points on countback from Becky Lloyd. Kathleen Bell was third with 32.


The 23rd annual Eagles versus Albatrosses junior matchplay was again won by the Eagles 2-1 in the foursomes format.

The lead match saw Eagles Joshua Smith and Sam Howes triumph 3&2 before Albatrosses levelled with a 2&1 win by Robert Eldred and Olivia Bradley.

The decider was won by Joseph Ablewhite and Lewis Anthony who beat Jack Williams and Jared Hackney 3&2.

l The junior Sandhill trophies and medals, sponsored by Paul Mason and Simon Carter, were presented to recognised the year-long achievements throughout the age groups.

The 13-18 gold medal went to Alex Doig who has reduced his handicap from 17 to 14 and recorded a county trophy win. Silver went to Jack Williams and Robert Eldred received bronze.

The 12 years and under gold was won by Joseph Ablewhite whose handicap has been cut from 45 to 33. Silver went to Olivia Bradley.

Receiving the Fledglings Trophy for most improved junior was 10-year-old Sam Howes who plays off 54.

In the Tiger Championships, scratch champion was 18-year-old five-handicap Joshua Smith and the net event was won by Joseph Ablewhite.

Ten-year-old Ben Doughty was the Nine-hole Tiger champion.


Three teams scored 93 points in last week’s Stoke Rochford seniors Winter Warmers competition.

It was a best two from three on each hole, except the four river holes where all three scores counted. Winners on countback were Joe Lindley, Mike Graves and Malcolm Edwards.

Runners-up were Keith Dugmore, Brian Ayto and, playing in his first seniors winter warmer, John Booth, and the trio of Greg Ewart, John Helstrip and Mike Palmer were third.

After four rounds, Greg Ewart retains overall lead with 16 points. His nearest challengers are Brian Ayto and Mike Palmer who both have 12 points. Seventy-six seniors have so far competed in this year’s Winter Warmers competition.