GOLF: Belton Woods members raise money to save lives

Belton Woods defibrillator presentation
Belton Woods defibrillator presentation
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Belton Woods members have contributed more than £1,100 to purchase a defibrillator for the club.

Last year’s captain Paul Potts, whose charity raised the funds, is pictured taking possession of the defibrillator from LIVES responder Sue Francombe with, from left, club treasurer Bruce Foster, secretary Paul Perrin, former seniors’ captain Alan Lowen and lady captain Becky Foster.

LIVES will provide the necessary training for club members to use the defibrillator.

l Belton Woods’ festive season began last Sunday with the annual Turkey Trot competition.

More than 100 members contested the event in teams of four, with prizes including fresh turkeys, beef joints, venison joints and gammon.

With the best two scores counting on each hole, the winners with a score of 92 were Jon Todd, Neville Hibbitt, Andrew Clark and Paul Foulkes.


Norman Tidy emerged victorious by three points in the Belton Woods senior section’s December Monthly Stableford.

Results: 1 Norman Tidy 42, 2 Tony Slipper 39, 3 Pete Stephenson 38, 4 Del House 37, 5 Dave Inglis 36 ocb, 6 Roger Hanratty, 7 John Bratt 34 ocb, 8 David Toule 34, 9 Pat Stanford 34, 10 Alan Lowen 33.

The Marshall’s December Monthly Medal saw Roger Hanratty triumph by two clear strokes.

Results: 1 Roger Hanratty net 71, 2 Pat Stanford 73, 3 Tony Turner 77 ocb, 4 Colin Thornton 77, 5 Bob Clarke 77, 6 Phil Turrell 77, 7 Pete Stephenson 78 ocb, 8 David Inglis 78, 9 John Williams 78, 10 Colin Grant 81.



Fifty-two players took part in last week’s Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmer which was a pairs stokesome.

Winners by two points were Mike Dickinson and Ron Kent with 41, from John Booth and Dave Hamston on 39. Mike Graves and Jim Price finished third with 38 on countback from Trevor Harvey and Roy Rowe, and John Martindale and Wilf Stephenson.

The overall positions at the top remained unchanged with Greg Ewart on 27, and Brian Ayto and Phil White on 24 apiece.


Sudbrook Moor seniors’ final Texas Scramble of the year was won with a record net score.

The team of Dave Guy, John Morley and Eric Dickens produced a card of gross one over SSS, netting 6.4 under with their standard 10 per cent of total handicap reduction.

Five shots under SSS, Tony Sealey, Harry Cruickshank and John Came were disapppointed to only finish second. Third went to John Costall, Ron Selby and Barry Kay and the mixed team of Ken Jameson, Alex Methven and Joan Alton were a creditable fifth.

l Hnin Shein heads the field in the Ladies’ Eclectic, five shots ahead of Diane Leslie in the Tuesday section. In the equivalent seniors’ event, Dave Guy has crept into top spot by one point ahead of David Leslie, Frank Brumpton and Andy Milner.

The three handicap divisions in the gents’ main club event are current holder Phil Hall, Andy Newman and Barry Pogson.