Lady Captain Sue Hall, left, with Lady’s Club Champion Anna Clarke
The Belton Park Lady’s Club championship attracted the largest number of entrants this year. Over twenty ladies took part in the 27 hole competition on the coolest day of the week. Conditions were ideal for this challenging event. The Captain, Derek Bashford and his Vice Captain, Colin Mason, made drinks and served lunch to for the ladies at their 20 minutes stop after 18 holes.
The head green keeper, Lee Carrett, had set a fair but challenging course. The greens were in excellent condition with the pins strategically placed.
Anna and her nearest rival for the championship, Jo Pearson battled hard over the course. At the end of the day only one shot separated them. Anna was the ultimate champion with a score of 126 with Helen Long as runner up with 133 on count back.
Jo was the Nett Champion with a score of 127-18=109. Olga Ebsworth was nett runner up with 147-36=111.
The 125 Trophy was played for on the same day. All the participants in the club championship and another 20 plus ladies entered this 18 hole competition for this trophy donated by Marjie Thompson in 2015, the year of her captaincy, when the club celebrated its 125 year Anniversary.
Pam Mackey was the winner, 87-15=72, 2nd Carol Steele, 90-17=73OCB, 3rd Sue Mitchell, 91-18=73OCB, and 4th Jools Taylor94-21=73.
The Ladies and the Senior Men’s section played for the Isobel Hockley Trophy the following Thursday. This is a very social better ball competition where the Ladies partner the Seniors. Twelve pairs entered and enjoyed a meal together after play. Seniors Captain Graham Secker and his partner Alice Epton were the winners with a fantastic score of 44points, second were Olga Ebsworth and Derek Little, 43points, with Helen Long and Tim Stubbs third on 41points. The best front 9 went to Sandra Pask and Bill Brogan with the best back 9 going to Marjie Thompson and George Crowford.
This week the ladies played in the Ladies NSPCC Salver. Again the conditions were ideal with the players only experiencing the odd shower. This was reflected in the scores with the top three all in the 40s. The eventual winners of this better ball competition were Sheila Mason and Pam Wiggins with 41 points on count back from Sue Hall and Paula Marshall with 41 points and third Jan Johnson and Pam Mackey 40 points.
Div. 1 Janni Pask 35pts, Jan Johnson 34pts, Donna Hayle 32pts.
Div. 2 Liz Frobisher 40pts, Jennifer Gardiner 39pts, Marjie Thompson 33pts.