GOLF: Last waltz for Belton Park lady captain Alice

Belton Park ladies' Viennese Waltz winners Julie Hamer (left) and Shelley McClelland with outgoing captain Alice Epton (centre).
Belton Park ladies' Viennese Waltz winners Julie Hamer (left) and Shelley McClelland with outgoing captain Alice Epton (centre).
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Belton Park lady captain Alice Epton ended her year in office with a Viennese Waltz competition on Tuesday.

The winning team by a clear margin were Julie Hamer, Shelley McClelland and Pam Mackey.

Alice held a Viennese themed tea afterwards where she presented a cheque for £2,500 to a representitive of her chosen charity, Homestart.

The money was raised during her captain’s year by the ladies’ section from competitions, raffles and donations at the hopsitatility hut. Alice stated that she had enjoyed her year but was looking forward to a rest and was happy to be passing on the baton to her vice-captain Diane Dixon.

l The Summer Knockout competitions have been completed and prizes presented at the excellent end of season awards dinner at Belton Park last Saturday night.

Steve Mitchell added the MOD Jackson salver for medal winners to the Jubilee Knockout Trophy. Father and son combo Michael and Graham Jappy won the Summer Foursomes.

Chris Burns won the Scratch Knockout Trophy for the top eight qualifiers in the Club Championship for the 10th time, beating the unfortunate Tony Wagstaff who was also defeated in the Jubliee Final.

Seniors’ section

Twenty-nine golfers entered the final Tuesday stableford of last month, with Colin Farrington emerging victorious on a score of 38.

One behind on 37 was Tony Robinson, with Willie Badraun (36) taking third on countback from Mike Robinson. The back nine was won by Manny Barker with 18 on countback. Nick Craft won the front nine with 19.


Thirty-nine players travelled to Nottinghamshire last week to take part in a charity golf day that raised almost £3,000 for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.

The annual fundraiser was organised by Stoke Rochford’s vice-captain Peter Gill and played at Stanton on the Wolds.

A total of 88 players took part in a pairs better-ball stableford competition. off ¾ handicap, with Mark Parry and Keith Allen from the Notts club emerging victorious with an incredible score of 45 points.

Peter Gill said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part on the day and helped us raise £2,800. This is the fourth year we have held the event and the support offered from players and clubs donating prizes is amazing. One of the golfers taking part raised over £400 by himself.”

l Stoke Rochford Golf Club has announced two “winter warmer” deals for local golfers who want to play during the winter on a course renowned for its year-round playability. Golfers can enjoy breakfast, coffee and 18 holes of golf for just £26 until April 1, 2013. Visit for full details.

Seniors’ section

This week Stoke Rochford seniors’ Winter Warmer competition was a Waltzer. Winners with 84 points were Brian White, Mike Nixon and Ray Smith. Runners-up on 74 points were Dave Waling, Joe Kime and Ernie Armstrong, and third with 72 on countback were Jim Price, Row Rowe and Ron Kent.


The Monthly Medal qualifier was played on the par 72 Lakes Course with a CSS of 74.

Results: Division One - 1 Jeff Earl 82-10=72, 2 Dan Fowler 77-4=73, 3 Lee Williams 78-4-74; Division Two - Master Chris Sanderson 85-16=69, 2 James White 96-24=72, 3 Tony Stapleton 90-15=75.

Seniors’ section

The Marshall’s Monthly Medal for October was a close fight between John Williams and Tom Rea.

Results: 1 John Williams net 73, 2 Tom Rea 74, 3 Colin Thornton 78 ocb, 4 Alan Lowen, 5 Colin Grant, 6 Barrie Carr, 7 John Bratt, 8 Phil Turrell 79 ocb, 9 Steve Hudson, 10 Norman Tidy 82.

Norman Tidy was a clear winner of the November Monthly Stableford.

Results: 1 Norman Tidy 42, 2 Denis Manton 39, 3 John Bratt 36 ocb, 4 John Williams, 5 Steve Hudson, 6 Tony Slipper, 7 Tom Rea, 8 Mike Griffiths 35, 9 Mike Gulliford 33, 10 Roy Adlard 32.


Six handicap Simon Green recorded a new course record in the monthly Saturday qualifier at the weekend.

He carded 45 stableford points, seven better than CSS, reducing his handicap to 4.7, and surpassing the previous record of level gross par by one.

Kev Woollas (41) was runner-up and best of Category Four was Andy Harris on 40. There were prizes for Martin Corby, Rob Jameson, David Lee, Kevin Turner and Andy Newman.

Lorna Jackson was best lady and won the EWGA medal. The birdie twos sweep was shared between Martin Corby (2), Kev Woollas (2), Adam Lee (2), Andy Hall, Rob Jameson, Simon Green and Pete Bunkhill.