A light smattering of snow on the shaded parts of the course was enough to put paid to this week’s planned Winter League fixture. Instead, six intrepid souls set off for a ‘tee to green/no putting’ 9 holes skins match.

The panoramic 5th.
Kay’s approach shot to the 5th green


Pretty snowy all the way down the 6th


And snowiest up the 7th.


There are some wheels somewhere under that snow!


Competition was fierce, as was the sledging (the cricketing type not the downhill tobogganing type).

Playing in pairs, we halved the first. Gill & Marena snaffled the 2nd and 3rd (thanks to a skilful flukey chip in off the mound on the 3rd by yours truly).

Janette & Elena won the next (Elena being the only one to hit the green, if I recall correctly – forgive me if I’ve misremembered, I was pretty much in shock for the rest of the round!)

Four halved holes followed (with a great net 4 on the 8th making Janette’s day) and with the tension at breaking point, the big money jackpot was finally won by Gill & Marena on the 9th.

I think I prefer it when we don’t have to putt, so I am praying for more snow…

EDIT: Apologies, I omitted to mention a couple of heroic halves from Kay & Erica which helped keep the prize pot growing and made sure we had a make-or-break final hole decider for the jackpot. Sorry ladies! In my defence you did both appear in the photos (Kay on the 5th and Erica who is, ahem, hidden by the gorse on the photo of the 6th 🙂