Lincolnshire Ladies County President Jayne Crooks, second from the left, presenting to the winning team.
The Lincolnshire Ladies County Golf Association held their last fixture of the season at Belton Park Golf Club last Thursday. Thirty four teams played. The competition was played on the Brownlow course (holes 1-18), with a two tee start on the 1st and 10th. The teams started play after a welcome and short briefing from Captain Derek Bashford and Vice–Captain Colin Mason on their respective tees.
The teams played an Am Am format with 2 stableford scores to count on each hole with the exception of the 4th and 14th where all four scores had to count. There were nearest the pin challenges on two par three holes, the 6th and 17th.
The autumn colours of the trees on the course looked resplendent in the sunshine. The players enjoyed a half way stop for a drink and delicious snacks. Many comments were received from the ladies on the excellent condition of the course, the variety of wild life and some had spotted the white deer in the park that the National Trust had introduced recently.
In the club house, the sale of raffle tickets by the Belton Park ladies raised £370 for the Lincolnshire Junior girls training fund. Following the competition the players enjoyed a carvery meal. Due to the two tee start, the majority of ladies stayed for the presentation to the prize winners. The winning team with a terrific score of 92points were Helen Hewlett, Helen McDougall (County Captain), Tracey Stobart and Julia Sales. Second were Rita Broughton, Nancy Tatham, Gill Chatterton and Clare Welfare with 84 points, third Sarah Love, Gail Brown, Mandy Horne and Flick Fenton 83points on count back and forth the Belton park team of Anna Clark, Joy Stepney, Annette Fordham and Sheila Mason 83 points. County competition organiser, Karen Cox, deemed it to be a very successful and enjoyable event.
Belton Park ladies played their last trophy competition of the season, the Ladies Vets Bowl, on the previous Tuesday. The blustery conditions proved challenging along with quickening greens for this stableford competition. Forty nine ladies took part. The winner on a score of 34 points was Kathleen Hill; second Carol Taylor 33 points with Sheila Mason third, 32 points on count back from Wendy Wright and Sandra Pask. The trophy winners are invited to the club’s Gala Presentation Evening in November to receive them.