Belton Woods ladies’ B team took on local rivals Belton Park in their first league match of the season and triumphed with a fabulous 3½-½ results.
The team, pictured, comprised Wendy Stewart, Gaynor Daykin, Steph Lee, Carole Stothard, Jane Forbes, Liz Moses, Bev Warner and Angela Body.
Belton Woods A team also had their first league match against Stoke Rochford and battled to a 2-2 draw.
The team consisted of Trudi Galloway, Jackie Wilson, Lisa Liu, Lesley Perrin, Tracey Streeter, Val Williams, Shirley King and Gaynor Daykin.
The Monthly Stableford was played on the Lakes Course and won with 34 points in Division One by Jonathon Mason.
One point adrift was runner-up Paul Foulkes and Nick Everingham was third with 32.
Division Two was won by Mick Helme with 41 points. Second on 40 was Nathan Brewster and Richard Crowther (34) was third.
l The final pairs for the Winter League resulted in victory for Sam Pigott and Brian Robinson who will now meet Jean Paul Bowers and Matthew Haynes in the final.
l The April Monthly Medal was played on the Lakes Course and won in Division One by Darren Woods and Jason Pimperton in Division Two.
Results: Division One – 1 Darren Woods 77-5=72, 2 Bruce Foster 86-12=74 ocb, 3 Dan Fowler 77-3=74; Division Two – 1 Jason Pimperton 89-18=71, 2 Tom Lord 87-14=73, 3 John Lowe 93-20=73.
l The A-team played at home to Thorney Lakes, to whom they lost 4½-1½, whilst the B-team were beaten 6-0 at Toft.
Saturday saw the start of competitive golf for the first and second teams of Belton Park with both playing Spalding in the South Lincolnshire scratch leagues.
The first team welcomed Spalding to the Park whilst the second string travelled to the Surfleet course.
The firsts enjoyed a winning start to their season with a comfortable 4½-1½ victory, whilst the seconds came out on the wrong side of a very tight affair, narrowly defeated 3½-2½ .
The Belton Park club team also got their season up and running by taking a team of 16 players to Blankney last Thursday. After some very tight matches, an honourable 4-4 draw was the result.
Results: captain Tony Nickson and vice-captain Paul Screen won 5&4, vice-president David Harris and Andy Stepney won 1 up, John Cooke and Tony Davies halved, John Taylor and Graham Watkins lost 4&2, Paul Woods and Colin Mason lost 2&1, Dick Short and Andy Macgowan lost 3&2, Jim Wiggin and Keith Meadows won 1 up, Keith Smith and Roger Davis halved.
Belton Park gents join the huge crowds on the Belton estate enjoying the spring sunshine to play in the Grantham Cup which coincides each year with the horse trials. The Am-Am competition saw teams of four take to the course which was in excellent condition.
Results: 1 C Mason, D Bell, A Barnes, G Green 86pt, 2 J Neal, A Green, T Cooper, J Meredith 83, 3 G Long, G Watkin, I Mason, N Banner 82 ocb, 4 A Macgowan, K Meadows, N Evans, captain T Nickson 82.
The latest competition for the ladies of Belton was the Ping Fourball Better Ball played last Tuesday.
Results: 1 B. Robinson and J. Barson 38, 2 A. Clark and L. Duckmanton 36 points ocb, 3 E. Maltby and Renfrew 36.
Belton Park seniors visited Boston for their annual away match and came away suffering a few heavy defeats. The course was in good condition for the time of year and the weather very good.
Belton have the chance for revenge in three weeks and will be looking to reverse the result.
Results: Trevor Collis and Fred Williams lost 4&3, Ray Clarke and Paul Skelton won 2 up, Howard Lockwood and Dave Martin lost 4&3, Brian Mole and Steve Calvert won 2 up, Alan Addis and Nigel Beaumont halved, Bill Brogan and Barrie Stainton lost 4&3, John Thompson and Terry Bond lost 4&3, Steve White and John Carey lost 4&3.
A beautiful spring morning welcomed the Little Imps from around the county for the second competition of the season at Belton Park Golf Club.
Fourteen juniors participated in friendly competition over nine holes, organised into three age categories with each group playing from a different teeing ground. The younger players enjoyed a warm-up session prior to playing, organised by Adam Keogh, assistant professional at Spalding Golf Club.
Winner in the under-14s was Belton Park’s Liam Parker and clubmate Noah Sayer won the under-7 putting competition.
The prizes were presented by Jim Lammin, president of Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs, and also in attendance was Belton Park captain Tony Nickson.
Peterborough Milton 3
Stoke Rochford 5
Stoke Rochford prevailed in a closely-fought contest in which there were four halved games, with the match marking the 30th anniversary of the fixture between the teams.
Results: Mike Nixon and Greg Ewart halved, Graham Manton and Les Cooper lost 1 down, Chris Woof and Eddie Plant won 6&5, Mike Graves and Barry Coop halved, Roland Slack and Philip Varley halved, Alan Jessop and Mick Rance won 5&3, Phil White and Brian Keightley won 4&2, Trevor Harvey and Don Werner halved.
l The first of six rounds of the annual Seniors Trophy competition was played with Ernie Armstrong emerging victorious on 39 points.
He was followed by four players with 38 points. Barrie Griffin was second on countback, with Geoff Turner third.
The April Wednesday Medal was won by Phillippa Smith with net 66.
Runner-up with 73 was Kathy Horner and Pauline Haggerty (75) was third. The scatch prize was won by Sue Booth with gross 81.
Winner of the Bring and Win Stableford Qualifying competition was Pauline Haggerty with 35 points, two ahead of Jane Bilici who took second on countback from Karen Rawson.
Superb conditions have lent themselves to equally superb returned scorecards in the seniors’ weekly Thursday roll-up Qqalifying competitions.
Over the past month, in a mix of medal and stableford formats, the round-up of the best overall scores have come from Mick Massingham 41pt, Geoff Wilkins 42 and John-Ted Johnson 45.
Runner-up prizes have been awarded to John Costall 41, Roy Nelson 42, Alfie Kent 42, Tony Sealey 42, Harry Cruickshank 38, Colin Henfrey 38 and Tony Hall 41.
on Sealey and Harry Cruickshank.
In the medal qualifiying events, John Morley played to SSS, and a higher CSS for the day cut him by 1.6 to 20.6. Similarly, Bob Watson played below CSS and was reduced by 0.3 to 14.0.
Ken Wingad, Sue Watson, Alfie Kent, Barry Kay and Bryan Heydinger all won runners-up recognition.
Over this playing month, it was most unusual for John-Ted Johnson not to take a major portion, or all of, the twos pot. Joe Green, Pete Farmer, Bob Watson, Tony Rose (2), Alfie Kent, Geoff Wilkins, John Came and Mick Massingham also returned birdie twos.