Berry is the pick of the bunch at Mytton Fold

32 points was enough for John Berry
32 points was enough for John Berry

John Berry was the pick of the bunch when he won this week’s Winter Singles at Mytton Fold Golf Club.

His 32 points over the shortened 16-hole winter course was just enough to hold off both Frank Hindle, who finished second, and Paul Ashworth, who was third, following a card play-off.

Just out of the prizes were Frank Havard and Steve Worrall, who both finished just one point in arrears.

Top lady on the day was Brenda Griffith, with Joanne Allen second, and Allison Nuttall third.

There were just two twos, with Jean Van Boeckel (at the eighth) and Frank Havard (at the ninth) dividing the spoils.

In the Winter Pairs, the De Lacy pairing of Mick Mahon and Frank Hindle held sway with an excellent 40 points, with the ever jolly Wayne Ivinson and John Welch just two points behind.

Peter Fox/Phil Ryan and Gary Ashton/Nigel Fairhurst topped out the leading runners, both pairings carding 36 points.

A full field of golfers were blessed with good weather in October for the Midweek Social Final, played over the 16-hole winter course.

Mid-week winners played for the three main prizes with joint organiser Steve Korab victorious with a creditable 37 points.

Having dropped shots in the early part of his round, the back nine level par performance saw him win the main prize.

Second and third went to good friends Graham Slater (36 points) and Craig Hall (34 points) to complete the main competition.

However in the subsidiary event; players who had not won during the season; star of the day went to Alex Halsall, aged seven, who played his best round ever on the Mytton Fold course equalling Steve’s score of 37 points.

His dad, Dave had purchased a new wedge for Alex the previous day, and he used it to great effect on at least five holes by holing his put following his lob shots!