GOLF: Belton Woods hold annual presentation evening

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Belton Woods Golf Club held its annual gala presentation evening at the adjoining hotel where 150 members and guests attended to celebrate and present prizes and trophies to the successful competition winners of the season.

The master of ceremonies, George Forbes, introduced current club captain Colin Sneesby and lady captain Becky Foster to present the prizes.

Club champions for 2013 were for the men, Nick Watson, and Megan Illingworth for the ladies. Golfers of the year were Graham Bell and Carole Stothard.

After the formalities, guests enjoyed a four course dinner and a night of dancing and revelry.

l Round three of the Winter League produced a very close finish with Jim King and Andrew Watson beating Robin Harris and Nick Watson into second place. Third were Tony Stapleton and John Harrison. All pairs finished tied on 42 points and were only separated by a countback.

The fourth round of the league was also a close one. Winners were Paul Perrin and Jeff Earl who beat Nick Watson and Robin Harris into second place on countback. Michael Allison and Colin Tweedie were third, only 0.5 of a point adrift.

Leading the league are Michael Allison and Colin Tweedie with 53 points. Joint second on 48 are John Harrison and Mr Tony Stapleton, together with Chris Anderson and Dan Fowler.



Last week’s Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmer was a teams of three ‘Save it or Dump It’ best two scores from three on each hole, with four groups of three holes to count.

Winners were Brian Ayto, Cliff Mills and Mike Palmer with a score of 60 points, on countback from Charles Donnison, Tom Keegan and Tony Smith. In third place were Brian Keighley, Phil White and Greg Ewart with 59.


A two club and a putter stableford on Tuesday morning, with a hidden Santa charity raffle, saw the regular nucleus of Sudbrook Moor ladies raise £44 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Bird of the Year Trophy was won by consistent performer Amanda Roberts whose four wood, wedge and putter helped her card 32 points, with an outward nine of 20 points.

Runner-up by one point was Maureen Bradford. There was a countback on 30 points between Trinette Speck and Joan Doughty, with Trinette’s back nine of 19 points taking the decision for third place.