EVESHAM held their final competition of the year with a welcome return for the traditional Christmas Three Club Challenge.

Competitors were only allowed to use three clubs and one had to be a putter, meaning part of the skill was in selecting the right other two.

A popular option was a three wood and eight iron but there were many other choices, including some favouring two irons.

The stableford scoring, bearing in mind the limited club selection, was excellent in the wet conditions.

Prizes were awarded to the top six players and the overall winner with 40 points off a handicap of 19 was David Kelsall.

He was followed by Will James with 39, club captain in waiting Geoff Insall 38, Stuart Ridley 37 on countback, Ian Tyrrell 37 and Nick Webb 36.

  • HARVINGTON Golf Society members concluded their 25th year with a day of competition at The Vale.

Atrocious weather conditions reduced the Challenge Plate to nine holes and the spoils were secured by Bob Claude with 23 points. He was followed home by Trevor Sidwell with 22 and Leigh Canham on 21.

The hardier golfers continued with the Three Club Challenge on the Lenches course with Steve Saunders and Paul Archer making the podium with 17 points.

However, chairman Rob Millward won the trophy for the first time with 20.

At the gala presentation dinner, Millward was also crowned golfer of the year, a title he retained from 2011.