MORE than 200 members, friends, family and guests watched new Reading Club Captain Dave Kennedy drive-in on Sunday.

He was greeted by past captains and was presented with his captain’s blazer.

The team of Ian Wallace, Mark Yearwood, Gary Chandler and Rob Reid recorded a magnificent 95 points to win the stableford competition, where the best two scores on each hole counted.

All of the proceeds raised by the two captains this year are being donated to MacMillan Cancer Support.”

  • A MAGNIFICENT 47 points earned Luke Penn (24hcp) top spot in Division Three and a four-shot cut in handicap in the weekend stableford at Caversham Heath.

Runner-up was Daniel Dover (22hcp) with 38 points and third was Jason Springer (19hcp) with 37 points.

Division One winner was Mark Banham (9hcp) on count-back from Darren Bonney (4hcp), both with 38 points.

Third was Alex Easter (4hcp) on count-back from Paul West (6hcp) and Robert Jones (7hcp), all with 36 points.

Paul Lobban (14hcp) won Division Two with 39 points. Duncan MacDonald (18hcp) was second on count-back from David Holloway (11hcp), both with 37.

Twos were recorded by Carl Bache (13th hole) and Steve Wright (17th hole).

  • NICK Burton and Steve Mills posted a fine 40 stableford points to win the first Tom Evans A and B foursomes competition of 2018 on a damp, but otherwise pleasant Sunday morning.

They edged out Michael Chard and Richard Chapple on count-back, while third place went to Jason Wagner and Chris Thomas, who finished one point behind and took the bronze medal – also on count-back – from Martin Bold and Reg Lee, and Simon Hunsden and Darren Gatward.

The Special Prize was won by Adam Malone and Paul Challis.

Also at Calcot, new captains Chris Green and Christopher Shackell were presented with a token of the golf balls they used for their respective drive-in's earlier in the month.

Both captains are supporting the Cancer Centre at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

  • WEST Berks’ seniors need a single point from their last three matches to win the Blenheim League of the M4 Seniors Winter League following a 3-1 home win against Donnington Grove.

This would mean qualification for the quarter final of a competition they have won twice in its four-year history.

Team captain Dave Gentleman, who was unable to play the Donnington Grove match because of a back injury, is still not taking anything for granted, saying: “Our next match is on February 15 at home to Goring and Streatley and we will be concentrating on trying to keep our winning run going and not thinking that we only need a point. I don’t see that working, we have to remain positive.”

Also unbeaten are incoming lady captain Sandy Miller and her partner Renee Wheeler who beat Mary Harwood and Gale McAuley 2&1 to make it four straight wins in the ladies’ Winter League.