AFTER some indifferent weather, 40 Seniors returned to the club on Monday in cold but drier conditions, to take part in a two-man Canadian Greensomes competition.

The in-form Chris Gingell and Bob Rees returned 39 points to be leaders in the clubhouse for some time, having edged out Danny Dowell and Bill Hilson, who returned the same score but with an inferior back nine. 

But, later in the day, Alan Chance and John Wandless returned a score of 41 points to take the honours.

Result: 1. Alan Chance & John Wandless - 41 points; 2. Chris Gingell & Bob Rees - 39 pts; 3. Danny Dowell & Bill Hilson - 39 pts

Forty-two members enjoyed the better weather on Wednesday, for a fourball better ball competition. 

No fewer than nine teams scored in excess of 40 points, but the day belonged to Captain Barry Heath and David Mugridge with an outstanding 48 points, representing 12 under par. 

Another superb score was achieved by James Siabi and Frank Martin, just one point behind.

Results: 1, Barrie Heath & David Mugridge - 48 pts; 2. James Siabi & Frank Martin - 47 pts; 3. John Wandless & Bob Rees - 45 pts

The Seniors completed their week on Friday with the fifth round of the Winter League, and again the conditions suited the players, so scores were generally of a high standard. 

Three pairs tied for second place on 42 points, but way out in front were Mark Corling and Martyn Putland, five ahead on 47 points.

Result of round 5 - 1. Mark Corling & Martyn Putland - 47 pts; 2. Alan Chance & John Evans - 42 pts; 3, George Wallace & Roger Davis - 42 pts; 4. Nick Gabb & Quinny Lawrence - 42 pts

On Saturday, the club held the annual Captains’ Drive-in, where 144 players competed in a four-man Texas Scramble over 15 holes. 

Members were invited to mark where they thought the three captains’ drives would come to rest before the competition took place.

The new club captain, Glynn Sims, announced that the function had raised a total of £540, which was donated to two charities, Arthritis UK and Clic Sargent.