February Stableford - it's another handy Andy, this time the one with the surname Wood
from our "Less Grumpy" Correspondent

Another Stableford on the Lakes Course - with the course slowly improving. A total of 18 made the start, with 17 finishing. Yet again, and typical of winter conditions, nobody played to par or better - but we did have a worthy winner

The winner was Andy Wood with 35 points, in second place Chris Daynes with 33 points and in third place Bob Privett with 32 points

The Frostbite link may be found here. The full Stableford result is here and Course Analysis here

January Stableford - He must have had the "right tools" - its Toule at last (only because Stephenson wasn't playing!)
from our "How to be a Granddad" Correspondent

Well after all the rain and cancelled qualifying competitions we eventually managed a Stableford on the Lakes Course - which despite a week of no rain remained quite wet. However, the weather was still in control as the 15 that turned up were reduced to 13 due to a mist delay of 1 hour - meaning a 09.30 start (and a 1.30 finish!!)

The winner was David Toule with 35 points, in second place Dave Dexter with 33 points and in third place Bob Clarke also with 32 points

The Frostbite link may be found here. The full Stableford result is here and Course Analysis here

December Stableford - Stephenson again, and again, and again, and again..!!
from our Dietary Correspondent

The winner was Pete Stephenson with 32 points, in second place Glenn Grimes with 30 points and in third place Nick Townend also with 30 points

November Stableford - Stephenson again, and again, and again..!!
from our Hospital Correspondent

November has proved a difficult month with all the rain we have had and this Stableford had been rescheduled.

The Lakes course was still very wet under foot and with the leaves having fallen did make ball finding difficult at times.

However, 23 Seniors battled their way round but only 1 played to handicap or better.

In winter months that is a fairly typical result!!

The winner was Pete Stephenson with 36 points, in second place David Toule with 34 points and in third place Tom Rea with 32 points

Thanks to all who played and many congratulations to Pete Stephenson.

The Frostbite link may be found here. The full Stableford result is here and Course Analysis here

October Stableford - If any one would, Andy Wood would!!
from our Travel Correspondent

The least feared combination of a Stableford on the Woods meant we had a total of 28 registering for this event and we were greeted by probably the coldest morning of the year so far. Maybe that's why only 1 of our fold managed to play to par

The winner was Andy Wood with a 36 points, in second place Norman Tidy with 35 points on count-back from Mike Gulliford also with 35 points

Thanks to all who played and many congratulations to Andy Wood.

The Frostbite link may be found here. The full Stableford result is here and Course Analysis here

October Medal - Its Handy Andy yet again, what will Glenda do with his balls!!
from our Bulgarian Diplomatic Correspondent

The dreaded combination of a Medal on the Lakes and a dodgy weather forecast meant we only had 20 players (one if which stated only 9 holes today!). A further 2 fell by the wayside meaning we had 17 players finishing the competition.

The winner was Andy Davidge with a very commendable nett 68, in second place Colin Musson with a nett 71 and in 3rd place David Toule with a nett 73

Thanks to all who played and many congratulations to Andy Davidge.

The Frostbite link may be found here. The full Medal result is here and Course Analysis here

September Stableford - Stephenson Rockets Ahead
from our IT Correspondent

Monthly Stableford on the Lakes - 21 Seniors, weather conditions not bad but about half the round played in drizzle, mostly light.

Greens a little slow but obviously did not affect those who managed very good scores.

The winner was Peter Stephenson with 40 points, in second place Chris Watchorn with 39 points and third Bob Privett on 38 points

Congratulations to Peter

The Eclectic Lakes link may be found here. The full Stableford result is here and Course Analysis here.

August Medal & 1st Round Memorial Cup - Andy Wood, even on the Lakes he could see the wood from the trees!!
from our Forestry Correspondent

The worthy winner was Andy Wood with a nett 72, in second place Chris Watchorn with a nett 73 and in 3rd place Phil Holmes with a nett 75

Thanks to all who played and many congratulations to Andy Wood.

The Eclectic Lakes link may be found here. The full Medal result is here and Course Analysis here.



BELTON WOODS SENIORS COMPETITIONS

The Seniors summer competition season will run throughout British Summer Time i.e. from April to October with the Winter Frostbite outside those dates.

Les Hanford Trophy- Singles match play knockout.

The Les Hanford Trophy is a singles knockout match play competition completed in a series of rounds starting in April and concluding in October.

The format for the knockout is match play using the full handicap difference and played from the yellow tees. All Players must complete their matches by the due date. Where one of the players is unable to play by the due date they will forfeit the match. If neither player can agree a suitable date the match will be decided by the toss of a coin.

Knockout Plate Competition

A Plate competition will be run for losers of the preliminary and first rounds of the Les Hanford Trophy. The format is the same as the competition shown above.

Brian Gibson 4-Club Trophy

New competition (2019) in honour of one of our founding members, Brian Gibson.
The first competition was run as a 4-club (including putter) competition singles Stableford off full handicap. Time will tell if that format endures!

Peter Driver Memorial Cup

Members compete in an individual medal competition off yellow tees with full handicap allowance for the Peter Driver Memorial Cup in April.

Ian Powell Cup (Captains Cup)

Members compete in an individual stableford competition off yellow tees with full handicap allowance for the Ian Powell trophy on Captain’s Day in July.

Hamilton Smith Trophy

Members compete in an individual stableford competition off yellow tees with full handicap allowance for the Hamilton Smith Trophy on the Seniors Away Day

Peter Prior Pairs Trophy

The Peter Prior Trophy is awarded to the winners of a pair’s better ball competition to be played in October. The intention of the competition is to give high handicap players a better chance of winning a Club Trophy by drawing pairs, matching together as far as is possible, players with the lowest handicap with players with the highest handicap. The format is a better ball stableford competition off the yellow tees with 90% handicap allowance.

Tom Lambert Cup

The Tom Lambert Cup is an individual stableford competition off yellow tees with full handicap allowance played in August.

Memorial Trophy

The Memorial Trophy is a Medal competition off yellow tees played over two rounds, one on each course, with full handicap allowance. The winner is the player with the best combined net score over the two rounds. The competition will be played over the August and September Monthly Medals

Driver Trophy

The Driver Trophy is for the player who achieves the best results in inter-club matches. All those playing in 50% or more matches will be compared. The winner is the player with the highest percentage of wins to games played.

Monthly Competitions

Each month we hold a monthly medal and a monthly stableford competition. Results from these competitions are recorded throughout the season and used to award the following additional trophies:

Summer Eclectic

From April to September inclusive each time a member plays in a monthly competition their best gross score for each hole played will be used to compile a card for each course. At the end of the season the winners are the players with the lowest net scores on each course based on their full handicap at the end of each competition.

Winter Frostbite

Runs from October to March. Order of merit points given to first ten players from the monthly qualifying games. Ten points for the winner, nine for second place and so on.

18 and under Bowl & 19 Plus Handicap Trophy

These trophies are awarded to players with relevant handicaps at the end of the summer season with the best average of all monthly stableford and medal matches played.

Colin Thornton

Seniors Competitions and Handicaps Secretary

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