GOLF: Jenny and Nicky win Belton Park Lady Captain’s Day competition

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The Lady Captain’s Day saw a wonderful field of 70 players turn out for a fourball betterball competition.

The winning team of Jenny Gardiner and Nicky Christian took first prize with an emphatic 50 points. Second place went to Anne Railton and Sue Addis with 46. Sue Mitchell and Muriel Gaffney were third with 44 points.

Nearest The Pin in Silver Division on the fourth hole went to Julie Hamer and on the 14th it was Yvonne Bashford. Nearest The Pin in Bronze Division went to Nicky Christian on the sixth hole and Olga Ebsworth on the 17th. The Longest Straightest Drive went to Sheila Mason.

The competition was followed by cocktails, a meal and entertainment was provided by a surprise appearance from the singing waiters.

l The American Greensomes competition was won last Tuesday by the team of Pam Wiggins and Ina Wood with 42 points.

Second place went to Joy Stepney and Anna Clark with 41 points and third were Anita Bartys and Cathryn Morris (39).


This week’s club competitions saw John Thomson triumph in the Centenary Medal with 77-12=65. Runner-up was David Fahey (80-15=65).

Winner of the Middlemans Cup and Driver was Simon Moore (76-11=65), ahead of Simon Whitton with 80-12=68.

The Long Handicap and Peter Lee Cup was won by Simon Tomlinson with 87-19=68. Clive Horn (88-19=69) finished second.

l The men’s first team defeated Blankney away in the Bramley Singles scratch county competition and will now visit Cleethorpes in the semi-final.

C Team

Burghley Park ½

Belton Park 5½

Belton Park names first - Tony Davies and Stewart Boylan beat Richard Gilbert and Paul Redfern 2&1, John Taylor and Keith Smith beat Mike Chapman and Chris Lees 3&2, Paul Woods and Andy Stepney halved with Alan Cole and Bill Sewell, Ian Carroll and Clive Horn beat Mike Beaumont and Terry Moss 3&2, David Nock and Phil Teale beat Terry Austin and David Shales 2&1, Bob Rogers and Andy Trotter beat Brian Churchill and Bill O’Driscoll 1 up.


June Stableford results: 1 Tony Robinson 37pt ocb, 2 Mike Cundall 37, 3 Laurence Haselhurst 36, 4 Fred Williams 35; back nine - John Carey 19, front nine - Tom Brindley 20 ocb.


Chris Jones played the last 11 holes in one under par, and had a birdie on the 18th, to thank for victory in the June Saturday Stableford.

His total of 40 points was enough to edge home ahead of Ashley McLean (39) and Andrew Watson (38). The prize for lowest gross score was won by Nick Watson with 34 points.

The following day, 68 players lined up in the Coronation Cup which took the format of a bogey competition. Winner was eight handicap Richard Allen who finished four holes better than the course. He narrowly edged out Ben Smith and Rory Croft. Roger Rawson won the prize for lowest gross.


Stoke Rochford completed their first winning double of the season, against Newark, which included a spectacular debut for Phil Hewes who, with Mike Graves, were the best winners of the day.

Stoke take a two game lead into the return match in the annual two-leg challenge with Oundle for the “52 Match Plate”.


Stoke Rochford 7½

Newark ½

Mick Rance and Graham Manton halved, Trevor Harvey and Cliff Mills won 4&3, Greg Ewart and Ray Smith won 5&3, Ken Taylor and Joe Lindley won 4&3, Charles Donnison and Roger Nicholls won 3&2, Keith Eddy and Ray Beal won 2 up, John Wright and Dave Hamston 3&2, Mike Graves and Phil Hewes won 6&5.

Stoke Rochford 5

Oundle 3

Mick Rance and Mike Dickinson lost 2&1, Barry Coop and Don Werner won 4&2, Don Clements and Malcolm Edwards won 2 up, David Hamilton and Roy Rowe won 1 up, Brian Ayto and Ian Smith won 2 up, Phil White and Ray Beal won 7&5, Tim Haward and John Wright lost 5&4, Ray Elsome and Dave Hudson lost 2 down.


Sunday’s stableford was played on the par 73 Woodside course and won in Division One by Master Chris Sanderson.

Results: 1 Master Chris Anderson 40pt, 2 Jonathon Stapleton 39 ocb, 3 Glenn Weatherall 39 ocb; Division Two - 1 James Coleman 45, 2 Leigh Shotliff 39 ocb, 3 Derek Mackey 39 ocb.

Last Sunday’s Medal competition was was played on the par 72 Lakes course, with Richard Elliot triumphing in Division One.

Results: Division One - 1 Richard Elliot 71, 2 Nicholas Dent 74, 3 John Harrison 74 ocb; Division Two - 1 Terry Fox 70, 2 Neil Robertson 73, 3 Chris Fugneit 73 ocb.


Best overall gents’ score on Gold Medal Day was by Clive Breedon who shot eight under CSS. Graham Ritchie’s two over CSS was best of Category 1-3 which won him the club’s gold medal.

Ladies’ gold was won by Judith Hutton who was two over and the junior gold went to Joseph Ablewhite who returned a two under. The monthly medals were won by Clive Breedon, Judith Hutton and Joseph Ablewhite.

Eighteen-year-old Joshua Smity had the best gross score of the field and 13-year-old Alex Doig was second best net in the gents’ section with a four under CSS scorecard.

Runner-up in the ladies was Lorna Jackson and junior runner-up was Robert Eldred. The twos sweep was shared by Jeff Ward, Colin Henfrey and Judith Hutton (2).