It was wonderful that all three sections at Axe Cliff Golf Club were able to play, despite the rain-sodden ground closing a number of courses, writes Dave Bruce.

Firstly, the Ladies were able, at last, to enjoy a dry and sunny Wednesday when they organised a friendly bring and win competition. Not surprisingly, many were rusty getting into the swing again with one lovely lady stating that she felt like a four year-old waving a plastic sword around.

Amy Rodriquez won the day with the most stableford points helped by a couple of pars and a birdie - well played Amy.

The Seniors turned out in numbers with a brisk northerly that made your eyes water. We all enjoyed David Lacey's Famous Golfers competition, where he picks three teams of Rory, Nick and Phil. You are not only playing for the team but also as an individual stableford.

You are given a scorecard showing which team you are in and on each hole there was picture of one of the famous three or combination of them. If the picture relates to your team, your score is doubled on those particular holes. I had to explain this carefully to old Geoff Hughes (88) but luckily I was marking his card.

Anthony Critchfield, playing for team Phil, was our top individual with a great score of 75 points but only on countback from Stuart Mackie playing for Rory. Mike Wickins took third spot with a good 74 points playing for Phil.

I am delighted that my team Rory was the best with 776 pts, closely followed by Phil on 764, leaving team Nick as Aunt Sally with 756 pts. I was delighted because I was in team Rory and was given a bottle of wine alongside every other team colleague by organiser David Lacey. David also supplied cake as he reached his 76th birthday during the week.

The Men’s section also had a wonderful sunny day to finish the week on Mothering Sunday in another Round of their Winter League Competition.

The Gait family of dad John and son Billy were worthy winners with a nett 60 but pushed all the way by the evergreen pair of Nigel Pritchard and Stuart Mackie second with a solid 62.