From the left Linda Moss, Toft GC, David Burnett presenting the Enid Burnett Trophy to the Belton Park lady winner, Ina Wood.
On one of the better days of the week the ladies of Belton Park played a four ball better ball stableford competition with their invited guests. They played on the Brownlow course, holes 1-18, with a two tee start on the 1st and the 9th. This helped to create a more social occasion with the majority of players staying for the presentation after a delicious cold buffet.
The invited ladies came from clubs within Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Often friendships develop through playing friendly team matches, mixed team games and opens. Invitation Days are a way of experiencing golf at another club in a more relaxed atmosphere.
The ladies were welcomed on their starting tees by Club Captain, Derek Bashford and Vice-Captain, Colin Mason. The course was in excellent condition and played extremely well. The young stags gave an impressive show congregating around the 10th tee for the ladies to watch whilst enjoying their refreshments halfway round.
There were nearest the pins on all the par three holes. The visitors’ holes were the 6th, over the pond, and the 17th, whilst the members’ aimed for the 4th and 14th, over the larger pond, plus there were prizes for the best scores on the front and back nine holes.
The winning pair was one of the first to go out. Ina Wood and her guest from Toft Golf Club, Linda Moss came in with a fantastic score of 49 points. Second were Veronica Rose and Gini Bolton, her guest from Ruddington Grange Golf Club, 43 points with Olga Ebsworth and Glynis Winrow, from Bedford County third with 41 points on count back.
The best front nine went to Jan Johnson and Elizabeth Moses, Belton Woods GC, with 23 points and best back nine winners were Cathryn Morris and Penny Leadbetter from Radcliffe on Trent GC with 23 points. The guest who won the nearest the pin on the 6th was Di Brown from Pinner GC and on the 17th Di Grocock from Sleaford GC. For the home players, Joy Stepney was the nearest on the 4th and Helen Long on the 14th. Congratulations go to all the winners.
The winning Belton Park player was presented with the Enid Burnett Trophy by David Burnett who also gave the ladies a beautiful bouquet of flowers each.
In weeks previously the ladies competed for the Sybil Brownlow Trophy. An 18 hole medal competition played on the Brownlow course (1-18). The winner was Yvonne Bashford 89-19=70, second Julie Hamer 87-14=73 with Grace Hale third, 95-20=75.
The following week was the Ladies Three Trophies competition. This18 hole medal competition is divided by handicap. The Captain’s Salver for players with a handicap of 1-20, The Secretary’s Cup for handicaps of 21-28 and the Long Handicap Cup for handicaps of 29-36.
The Captain’ Salver was won by Kathleen Bell 88-20=68, The Secretary’s Cup by Vice Captain, Paula Marshall 92-22=72 and The Long Handicap Cup by Jean Sutcliffe 102-29=73.