WILL Icke and Dan Lamb stepped up their preparation for the festive season by winning the turkey four-ball contest at Broadway Golf Club.

With a 90-strong field there were some formidable pairs on the teamsheet.

The morning began on a cold note but the autumnal day produced fine conditions.

Winning the turkey vouchers were Icke and Lamb with 47 points but only on countback from Joe Golding and Scott Davis.

Jim Hutchison and Lee Jones claimed third with 46 while Mike Humpston and Steve Griffin brought in 45 to seal fourth.

The club's ladies began their winter league challenge with a four-ball better-ball match over 16 holes.

With the best score from each of the 17 pairs recorded there were some impressive points accumulated.

Louise Folkes and Angela Sollis found fine form with 33 points to earn them top position on countback from Nadine Simpkin and Julia Fortescue in second and Gill Carr and Kate Bellamy in third.

Elaine Hickin and Elizabeth Milnes-James were fourth on 32.

Round two’s greensomes match will be in early November.