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Second placed team of Terry Brown, Dawn French, Joy Stepney and Sylvia Showan as finished their round on the 18th.

The ladies section of Belton Park Golf Club hosted their biggest fund raising event for the Lady Captain’s charities, the local branch of the Samaritans and the South Lincs Blind Society, the Charity Am Am, last Thursday.

The event this year was sponsored by Inchcape, Lexus cars. They donated prizes for ‘holes in one’ on the par three holes on the Brownlow course, holes (1-18). The prizes included a set of golf clubs, a weekend in Portugal and a two night stay for 4 people at the Forest of Arden with golf. However the star prize for a hole in one on the 17th, the longest par 3 at 154 yards from the red tee, was a Lexus 300 car.

Belton Park player, Janni Pask, almost claimed this prize as her drive rolled past the hole within inches leaving a 6 inch tap in for two. Our thanks go to all the members who monitored this hole from 10 o’clock in the morning until almost dusk.

So close
Janni Pask’s drive on 17th hole

The event attracted a large field, 176 ladies in total entered. We were again blest with fine, warm weather. The head green keeper made sure the course was in excellent condition, cutting and ironing the greens to perfection before play started at 8.40am.

This was reflected in the scoring. The winning team from Belton Park on a score of 83 points was Marjie Thompson, Sue Walker-Sherriff, Paula Marshall and Jools Taylor, second Joy Stepney, Belton Park, with her guests from John O’Gaunt GC, Dawn French, Sylvia Showan and Terry Brown on 81points on countback from in third place on 81 points Janet Spencer-Knott, Blankney GC, Cindy Ireland, Woodall Spa GC, Val Aspland and Julie Breton, Boston West GC.

All the players enjoyed a hot buffet either at the start or end of their round plus the chance to win a prize in the raffles.

On the Tuesday prior to the Charity Am Am, the ladies played for the Breda Boyle Trophy, The Putting Cup and the Nora Hall Putter. This was a really warm day producing some excellent scores resulting in handicap reductions for the winners. The Breda Boyle Trophy, an individual stableford, was won by Gill Mahoney with an excellent score of 44 points; Janet Reilly was second with 41 points and Enid Maltby third on 40 points.

The Putting Cup went to Joy Stepney 34 on count back from Carole Steele on 34 with Judith Potter third on 35. The Nora Hall Putter, this is for our Senior ladies over a certain age, went to Carol Steele.

The Handicap League team played a home match against Burley Park Golf Club securing a win 3½-½.
Spalding Golf Club was the venue for the friendly match for the ladies which was drawn.