The prizes were awarded at the prizegiving dinner held at the club.

Over 80 members turned out for seven consecutive Sundays over October and November, completing 18 holes of golf each week and amassing a total of 10,499 points.

The competition was played by six teams of seven pairs, playing betterball stableford format off three quarter handicaps.

45 points were achieved by several pairs to win the weekly hamper prizes and, in total, a very impressive 78 two’s were counted — not all of them on the course’s par three holes.

The teams change each year but Don Griffin as leader of the Red Label team was a winner for the sixth consecutive year.

The eclectic competition which ran throughout the seven weeks was won by Dougie Singleton with 57 stableford points.

A small group of volunteers under the leadership of Ivor Jones kept the competition on track, provided all the details regarding scores and results in time for the weekly prizegiving shortly after the close of play.

Despite the unpredictable weather, generally adverse, the course was kept in exceptional condition by the greens team under the expert eye of Robert Bacon, head greenkeeper Ivor Jones, club convenor, commented: “The status of this competition, sponsored by Diageo, goes from strength to strength and has been great socially for the club in a relatively quiet period in the golfing year.

“This has been a very successful year for the Johnnie Walker Winter League Golf Competition.

“Well done to all who played, we look forward to another successful competition next Autumn” David Weir, a local author and writer, provided the entertainment for the prizegiving evening, ably supported by Billy Greene, a member of the club and a player in the winterleague.