MYTTON Fold Golf Club held its belated Turkey Shoot at the weekend on a cold and frosty Sunday morning.
With snow blowing in to greet the later starters, the bleak mid-winter setting added to the seasonal nature of this popular event.
Postponed from the wet pre-Christmas period, the event attracted a healthy field and was held over the 16-hole shortened winter course due to the frozen ground.
The conditions failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Mytton Fold’s hardy ladies (pictured) and in a close finish, top spot went to Jean Havard (34 points) followed by Hazel Sellars (33 points) and lady captain Doreen Hammond (32 points).
The Winter Singles, on a bright and sunny Saturday, saw Ray Standring shoot a nett 55, using his seasonal handicap of eight to best effect.
Ray headed long-time doubles partner Garry Davies by just one shot who, in turn, beat Matt Walsh by a card play-off.
Fourth was taken by Steve Worrall (nett 57) who again loses a shot without the benefit of prize money. Steve’s run leaves him 12 points clear in the Order of Merit.
Phil Campbell earned a share of the twos pot when he birdied the ninth hole - split with an eagle two by John Berry at the 273-yard par 4 sixth. His 30-yard putt was the talk of the clubhouse.
In the ladies’ section Judith Kay took the win with a nett 61, one shot ahead of Jean Havard. Hazel Sellars took third. Judith heads the ladies’ Order of Merit by two points with Hazel in second place.
The men’s Winter Pairs competition was a game of two halves. Saturday was cold, sunny and dry, enabling normal greens to be used. Heavy overnight frost resulted in a change to winter greens and bigger cups.
The best score on Saturday was put together by Nick Avino and Martin Holden when they carded 36 points and, after playing nine matches, head the table.
Their score was matched by Wayne Ivinson and John Welch who are fourth in the table, but have one more game to play before they start dropping their lowest score.
Sunday saw Tony Wilson and Frank Havard bank 45 points, with Phil Ryan and Peter Fox next with 36 points. Barrie Walmsley once again played a singleton round and netted 34 points whilst absentee partner Keith Fitzhenry was sunning himself in Ibiza!