GOLF: Belton Park seniors draw with Boston

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On a beautiful spring day with the course in very good condition, Belton Park seniors played a very competitive match against their Boston counterparts.

The match was played in a very social spirit and ended in a very honourable 3-3 draw.

Results: Bill Brogan and John Thompson won 4&3, Trevor Collis and Brian Mole won 3&2, Alan Addis and David Martin won 5&4, Nick Craft and Peter Rollings lost 5&3, Andrew Cookson and Terry Bond lost 1 down, Shaun Boney and Rick Alsbury halved, Willy Badraun and John Carey lost 4&3, Phil Shaw and Tom Brindley halved.


Belton Park ladies took on Toft in the third round of the Mail on Sunday competition last Wednesday.

The team of Annette Fordham, Joy Stepney, Shelley McClelland, Sue Walker-Sherriff and Anna Clark all played exceptionally well but were on the wrong end of a very close 3-2 result.

l The ladies team played a friendly at home against Luffenham the following day. The weather could have been a little kinder and they had to make the best of the cold and showery conditions.

The game was played, as always, in a very friendly atmosphere and all the matches were close with the Belton team just edging the encounter 3-1.

Results: Marjie Thompson and Ina Wood won 2&1, Joy Stepney and Sandra Pask won 2&1, Issie Guest and Kathy Bell won 1 up, Sue Walker-Sherriff and Sheila Garrick lost 2&1.

l The result of last Tuesday’s Ping fourball betterball was decided on countback.

Results: 1 Annette Fordham and Sue Walker-Sherriff 40pt ocb, 2 Donna Hayle and Nikki Christian 40, 3 Marjie Thompson and Jan Johnson 39.


Belton Park gents’ first club match of the season took place at home last Thursday with Blankney as opponents.

The team of team of Tony Nickson, Dick Short, John McClelland, Andy MacGowan, Paul Woods, Graham Watkin, Paul Thompson, Ian Mason, Andy Stepney, Keith Smith, Jim Fulton, David Harris, John Cooke, Tony Davies, Ben Bayliss and Ivor Samways secured an excellent 4½-3½ victory.

l The gents’ Easter Monday Cup was decided on countback after the top four players tied with the same net score.

Results: 1 Adrian Dobney 66 ocb, 2 John Butler 66 ocb, 3 Peter Barson 66 ocb, 4 Chris Aston 66 ocb; best gross – John Kirkup 73.


The annual April Medal Trophy – The Slee Putter – was won by 11-handicap Jon Machin with an adjusted one under CSS score.

He beat Martin Corby on a back nine countback, but Martin was awarded the best gross scorecard prize.

Also in Categories 1-3 and one shot adrift were Neil Baker and Keith Maclachlan, from Dave Guy and Jim Gorski. Best of Cat 4 were Daniel Baker, Kev Turner and Gary Benbow, equal first, followed by Trevor Whatton.

Mags McArthur was best lady with two over CSS and best high handicap junior was Joseph Ablewhite.

The twos pot was shared by Graham Ritchie, Andrew Green, Simon Green (2) and Craig Machin.

l Sue Chambers was best lady in the Tuesday stableford with 35 points, and a countback on 31 separated Linda Whittaker and Joan Doughty.

l The seniors’ Super Stableford April qualifying round towards the Order of Merit was won with 37 points by Pete Farmer, on countback in Cat 3 from John Costall and Geoff Wilkins. In Cat 4, Bryan Greenslade, Barry Kay, Andy Milner and John Morley featured well.

Leading the aggregate rankings after three months is Andy Milner.



Stoke Rochford seniors played the first of their six round summer Trophy competition.

Having just won the Winter Warmers title, Alan Dolby carried on where he left off and was the winner with 38 points. Runner-up was Ron Kent with 38 on countback from third-placed Brian Keightley.