Festive season of golf underway at Belton Park
Sunday saw the first of the of the Christmas competitions for the new Lady Captain of Belton Park Golf Club, Sue Hall. Eleven teams entered the Christmas Charity playing an AM-AM format. The weather was crisp and cold initially, but was dry and bright, exceptional for the time of year. The course was in good condition and looked splendid in the December sunshine. The ladies entered into the festive spirit by wearing their Christmas jumpers and hats. They were treated to a warm drink at the Half-way hut by Vice President, Trevor Ireland and John Kirkup.
After the golf the ladies enjoyed a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine. Before presenting the prizes, Club Captain, Derek Bashford, gave a short talk about the Prostate Cancer UK charity. This being the charity he is supporting in the coming year. The funds raised by the Ladies and Gents Christmas Charity competitions will go to Prostate Cancer UK.
The competition was very close with only a point between the most of the teams. However, with a creditable score of 79 points the winning team was Annette Fordham, Sue Walker-Sherriff, Enid Maltby and Judith Potter.
Stableford – Tuesday 29th November
This was played in freezing conditions on winter greens. Golf balls were changed into ‘snowballs’ when putting for the earlier competitors.
1. Nicola Routledge 35 points
2. Shelley McClelland 34 points
3. Jane Renfrew 34 points
1. Sally Knight 37 points
2. Rebecca Lloyd 36 points
3. Olga Ebsworth 35 points