The Woodbury Park weekend competition took the form of a Christmas Texas Scramble with all scores to count allowing one-tenth of the combined handicap deducted from the final score, writes Carole Pye.

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The event attracted nearly 100 players, in teams of four. Ian Dure, Charles Turner, Chris Turner and Mark Wightman took the winners’ slot, scoring 55 net. Returning 55.1, gave Dave Freeman, Derrick Sullivan, Roy Barber and John Man runners-up position.

Instead of the normal monetary prizes the winners and runners-up were presented with various cuts of festive meat.

Four individual prizes of Moet champagne were presented for nearest the pin.

Paul Crocker was the winner on the third hole, Su Calver won the fifth, Phil Watson took the 15th and Derrick Sullivan (his second prize of the event), was nearest on the 18th.

The golfing day concluded with turkey baps and mulled wine followed by the club ladies’ choir singing carols with some audience participation.

The seniors braved the elements to complete the third round of the Winter Eclectic.

The first division was taken by Tony Marshall, scoring 46 points, ahead of John Man (40).

The second division winner, Ian Marvin (39), just nudged Charles St Johnston into second place on 38.

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