IT was Mytton Fold Golf Club’s ladies who came to the fore in this weekend’s Winter Singles competition.

Judith Kay’s nett 46 gave her a clear four shot win over last week’s Turkey Shoot winner, Richard Greaves.

Played over the shortened 16-hole winter course, the hard overnight frost ensured that it was a winter green course, and the big cups were inviting for some.

Eddie Scott came home third with an excellent nett 51 and beat off fourth placed captain elect Peter Main on a card play-off. That’s tough on Main as he, in his role as competitions and handicaps chairman, is the man who sorts out the cards.

Just one shot behind, another duelling duo of Dave Bolton and Dave Clegg also had to be split by card play-off with Bolton squeezing through.

To add to the ladies’ impact upon this week’s results, Jean Havard was squeezed between Jim Bridge in ninth and Garry Davies in 11th, all three carding nett 54s.

Hazel Sellars also got into the mix with a two at the ninth, joining John Parkinson and Nigel Fairhurst who also birdied this hole.

Captain Phil Hammond and Chris Hughes also birdied the opening hole while this week it was Main’s turn to get a ‘proper two’ at the long par three 11th.

In the battle of the sexes within the Hammond clan, lady captain Doreen Hammond beat son, captain Phil Hammond, on a card play-off, with dad John Hammond just one stroke behind.

In the Winter Pairs it was business as usual as Dave Halsall and Main romped to 41 points on the rock-hard course. Hot on their heels, however, came Nick Avino and Martin Holden (41 points) with Keith Fitzhenry and Barrie Walmsley a further two points in arrears in a closely-fought competition.