British Mixed Team Championships at Boavista, Portugal
Belton Woods Mixed Golf Team along with 10 supporters travelled to Portugal to compete in the inaugural 2022 British Clubs Mixed Championships on Wednesday and Thursday, 10th and 11th November 2022.
After two exciting semi-finals at Boavista GC in Portugal’s beautiful western Algarve, Top 100 golf club Stoneham defeated Lincolnshire’s Belton Woods GC 4-1 with a string of impressive displays, not least Bridget Stow and Neil Beazley taking the scalp of Europro player Chris Haynes and his partner Julie White 4-2.
Louise Caplin, who plays of 1.4 and husband Mark, defeated Matt Haynes and Ailsa Lines 3&1, while Elaine and Graham Hutchins edged Rob and Gaynor Palframan on the 18th. Belton Woods Rob Harris and Kim Davies pulled one back with a 4&2 victory over Sandy Wiswould and Khalid Aslam. Rachel Hanbury and Gordon Harris completed Stoneham’s win with a 1up triumph over Brian Robinson and Kathy Donnelly.
The same team competed in the third place play-off between Bedfordshire GC and Belton Woods GC. It was the Lincolnshire side that emerged triumphant, edging a close game 3-2. Winners were Matt Haynes/Ailsa Lines, Chris Haynes/Julie White and Rob Harris/Kim Davies.
Out of the 150 teams who entered, 3rd place was a great achievement. All of the team are looking forward to competing again next year. As the celebrations continued into the night, all four sides – regional winners in their own right – were already making plans to return next year.
In the photo are the Belton Woods Team and their supporters in colours sponsored by Belton Woods Hotel.