GOLF: Braime equals Stoke Rochford course record

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There were birdies and eagles galore during the Pheasant Cup as Ian Braime equalled the Stoke Rochford course record with a stunning gross 63 (-7).

After a strong finish that saw him birdie the par four 15th hole, eagle the par five 16th, and birdie the par three 17th, Ian needed to hole a 12ft putt on the last hole for a 62 gross (-8) and a new course record. Unfortunately for him, his putt just missed.

However, Ian’s stableford score of 43 points was more than enough to see him take first place overall, with Glen Barlow finishing second on 41 and Michael Bailey (40) third.

The event also doubled up as a charity fundraiser for Help for Heroes.

l In the Golden Jubilee Trophy – newly presented this year to celebrate 50 years of Stoke Rochford Estates handing the management of the course and the club to golf members on April 1, 1963 – was won by club member David Esswood and his visiting partner.

l The June Monthly Medal was a competitive affair with Ben Rawson (28 handicap) winning with net 67. Charles Donnison was runner-up, and Richard Skidmore not far behind in third.

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Belton Park first team triumphed 4-2 at Boston in the South Lincs League.

Belton Park defeated South Kyme away in the Elsham Foursomes at the second extra hole, and are now face a trip to Market Rasen in the next round.

l The Bramley singles team defeated Woodhall Spa away and will now visit Blankney in the next round.

l The Over-55s Am-Am competition was won by a team of Wes Wright (BPGC), Irene Cogger (BPGC), Joe Scott (Toft) and Mairead Scott (Toft). Runners-up were Rob Bartlett, Ben Bayliss, Martin Hall & Roger Davis, all BPGC.

l The Quincentenary Cup was won by Steve Mitchell and Danny Smith with nett 65 in a Greensome medal format. Runners-up were John Thomson and Greg Begy with nett 66.

l Belton Park’s Club team beat Seacroft at home in a friendly match.

l Saturdays Pros Day was won by Leonard Williams and Nigel Harris with 44 points. Runners-up were Jack Diment and Chris Haynes on 43.

Seniors’ section

Belton Park 5½

Newark 2½

Peter Brooks and Tony Robinson halved, Bill Brogan and Andrew Cookson won 4&3, Keith Ball and John Alsbury won 3&2, Colin Farrington and John Thompson lost 6&5, Willie Badraum and John Carey lost 2 down, Manny Barker and Alan Addis won 3&2, Brian Mole and Rick Alsbury won 4&3, Tony Noble and Michael Goodacre won 3&1.


Sunday’s Help for Heroes was a full handicap stableford competition on the par 72 Lakes course and raised £300 for the charity.

Results: Division One - 1 Mike Hurst 41pt, 2 Rob Williams 39, 3 Glenn Weatherall 39 ocb; Division Two - 1 Sam Piggott 44, 2 David Lee 41, 3 Annan Galloway 38.

Seniors’ section

Captain Alan Lowen’s annual away day was at Scraptoft where his seniors contested the Hamilton Smith Trophy.

Results: 1 Bob Clarke 35pt, 2 Dave Inglis 33 ocb, 3 Phil Stannard 33, 4 Bob Blake 32 ocb, 5 Colin Thornton 32, 6 Alan Lowen 31. Over-75 Trophy - Ed Kitching. Nearest the pin - 6 John Sabin, 11 Tin Win, 12 (in two) Steve Hudson, 18 (in two) Mike Whitington. Best Value round - Les Shipstone.


Belton Woods

Alan Lowen and John Sabin lost 1 down, George Forbes and Mike Whitington lost 4-3, Colin Thornton and Steve Hudson won 2-1, Ian Nisbett and John Bratt lost 8-6, Pat Stanford and Mick Hall won 2-1, John Williams and Phil Turrell lost 5-4, Les Astill and Dave Inglis lost 3-1, Henry Knight and Bob Blake won 1 up.


A seniors’ major competition, The Millennium Trophy, was won by Bob Watson.

Played over two roll-up rounds, Bob’s aggregate score came from second best in round one and best overall in the round two, beating nearest rival Ken Wingad by two.

Ken Jameson and Colin Henfrey finished third and fourth respectively, and Maurice Green was fifth. Over 36 holes, twos were recorded by Geoff Wilkins, John Morley and Alfie Kent.

Ladies’ section

Sudbrook Moor 2½

Nene Park 2½

Alison Reid and Amanda Roberts won 1 up, Trinette Speck and Linda Whittaker halved, Joan Alton and Shirley Gardiner won 3&2, Thea Law and Sue Hutton lost 3&2, Diane Leslie and Pat Bartlett lost 3&2.