CHRISTMAS was on players’ minds when Broadway Golf Club’s men competed in their Turkey Fourball contest, which was won by Will Icke and Dan Lamb.
With a 90-strong field, there were some formidable pairs on the team sheet and, whilst the morning began on a cold note, the autumnal day turned out to be a splendid one and provided superb conditions for play.
Winning the sought-after turkey vouchers were Icke and Lamb with 47 points. Matching the score but finishing second on countback were Joe Golding and Scott Davis, ahead of Jim Hutchison and Lee Jones who claimed a close third with 46.
Mike Humpston and Steve Griffin brought in 45 points to seal a commendable fourth.
It was then the turn of the ladies who began their 2019/20 Winter League Challenge with a fourball betterball match contested over 16 holes.
With the best score from each of the 17 pairs recorded, there were some impressive points being accumulated, none more so than Louise Folkes and Angela Sollis who won with 33 points.
Also with 33 points were Nadine Simpkin and Julia Fortescue, along with Gill Carr and Kate Bellamy, who were edged into second and third places on countback.
Elaine Hickin and Elizabeth Milnes-James scored 32 points to take fourth place.
The ladies now look forward to round two’s greensomes match in early November when they can continue their efforts in the six-round contest.