UNDERSTANDABLY, it has been a quiet winter for the West Bradford Ladies, but there were still a handful of golf competitions to keep them occupied at the end of 2021.

The Yellowball Stableford on November 9 was the first of the winter competitions over 15 holes.

The winning team, Pam Sprint, Jenny Chapman and Sheila Terry came in with 59 points, only one over par.

In second place with 46 points, on a countback and clearly a big surprise to them, was the team of Denise Dack, Mavis Kunz and Marjorie Sunderland.

Trish Beckett, Jackie Mungovin and Carole Guest also scored 46 points but lost out by one point on the back nine.

The Reverse Waltz Stableford competition was played over 15 holes the following week, and the winners, Sprint, Chapman and Helen Shields, somehow came in five over par with 55 points, despite a late miscalculation from the latter.

Stood on the 15th tee, thinking it was the last hole, Shields put her tee pegs, ball marker, pitch mark repairer and glove away after carefully going out of bounds with her tee shot.

As there was only one to count on the hole, Shields had decided not to play it.

But it was not until Sprint and Chapman had finished putting out, that the latter said there were still three holes left, as four, five and nine had not been played yet.

Needless to say, the trio managed to score 13 points on those last three holes, courtesy of seven points on the 16th.

Terry, Helgi Sonsara and Sandra Vine-Jenkins finished 10 points back in second place, on 45.

The Captain's Farewell Individual Stableford took place on November 23, as a way of saying thank you and goodbye to Mungovin after her two-year reign.

The individual stableford qualifier was held after Mick Gration very kindly agreed to move the red tees on 16 and 17 back on the relevant tees.

Chapman won Division One with 24 points (over 15 holes). This was closely followed by Terry in second place with 23 points.

Division 2 was won by Guest with 23 points and second place went to Sonsara with 21 points.

Mungovin made her final presentation on the day after giving a wonderful and witty speech.

December 14 saw the Christmas Golf Am Am Stableford take place.

The competition was played over 12 holes, with a nearest to the pin in two shots on the 12th.

The winners, Chapman, Shields and Dack came in with a two over par score of 46 points.

The latter in particular played fantastically well, and scored on 11 out of the 12 holes.

The only other player to achieve this was Keiko Kozu.

In second place, with 42 points, were Terry, Mungovin and Guest.