• Calcot Park

CALCOT Park member Melan Dhaubhadel claimed the Autumn Trophy for best amateur in the last BB&O Order of Merit event at a blustery Lambourne Golf Club.

He took victory with an impressive 71, while the overall winner and BB&O champion was East Berks’ PGA professional Guy Woodman, who won the event with a three-under-par 69.

Other notable performances from Calcot Park members came from Shane Slatter, who finished seventh, and Douglas Cameron, who snatched 10th.

Alex Lodge finished a creditable tied second in the Open Championship.

The 20 Section celebrated their Captain’s Day competition with a dinner and cabaret in the evening.

Vice-captain David Williams (20hcp) won the morning’s event with a nett 60, while Roy Burt (20hcp) was one shot back and Ian Bedwell claimed third with a 62.

Nearest the pin on the seventh was won by Peter Cook, the longest drive went to Steve Mills and Harji Bhanderi achieved the best score on the ‘country holes’.

Section captain Drew Selwood thanked everyone for their support and also for the cabaret evening which saw a tribute to band, Take That.

  • Theale

THEALE’s annual seniors men’s and ladies’ championships took place on a day of gale force winds and heavy downpours of rain.

Almost 50 of the club’s senior members turned out and captain, John Blair, defended his title.

John Rushton pipped Darren Smith for the runners-up position on countback.

Susie Fountain took the ladies’ championship for the first time. She was closely followed by runner-up Deirdre Batchelor.

  • Caversham Heath

CAVERSHAM Heath lady member Jane Weller has retained the Ann Bryant Knock-out Cup – a scratch single knock-out competition organised by Berkshire County Ladies Golf Association (BCLGA).

Weller beat fellow club member Kjersti Cannon 2&1 in the final at Newbury & Crookham GC last Friday. It was the fourth time she has won this trophy, having won it in 2013 and 2014. Cannon herself is also a previous winner, taking the honours in 2015.

The match was a very tight affair played in blustery conditions, with Cannon two ahead at the halfway mark. However, Weller had drawn level by the 15th hole and then won both the 16th and 17th holes to clinch victory.

Tony Cole (29hcp) is the new holder of the Rod Starling Trophy Stableford competition. He recorded 37 points (halves of 18 and 19 points) to take the trophy by one point.

Mark Raymond (13hcp) was runner-up on countback from Merv Jones (18hcp), both with 36 points. However, nil returns proved costly as Raymond had one while Jones had two.

Mark Shemmans, Steve Kyle and Kevin Iley won the Lonely Ranger Stableford competition with 143 points. Second were Nigel Barden, Kevin Allaway and Stephen Halford with 134 points and third were Jack Russell, Mathew Brakspear and Geoff Parlour with 133 points.

  • West Berks

PAUL NEWMAN of East Berks won the Kerridge Pro-Am at West Berks on Thursday, winning the stableford competition with 38 points.

Dan Scourfield of Bicester was two points behind in second, while Lewis Bird of Calcot and Matt Chapman of Goring and Streatley tied for third place with 35.

The team competition was won by Lee Moran and Dale and Ryan Prime of Bicester led by Dan Scourfield, while the West Berks team of Patrick Whelehan, Tony Athawes and Mark Ramos, led by Newman, was second.

Another West Berks team comprising Ian Haines, Giles Feltham, Tina Mulford and Guy Woodman took third spot.

The West Berks team of head professional, Paul Simpson, Jason Kendal, Tony Coventry and Jane Brackenbury overcame extremely windy conditions on a difficult course to win the Pro-Am at Hankley Common on Friday with 129 points.

Barry Lancaster won the men’s prize in the inaugural JHB Trophy with 45 points, while Mulford was the leading lady with 42. Dan Taylor was runner-up in the men’s competition with Colin Price placed third. Deb Weddell took the ladies’ runners-up prize with 37 points.

Sandy Miller won the ladies’ midweek medal shooting gross 90, nett 76, with Mary Harwood placed second with nett 78.

There was a five-way tie on nett 80 with Carol Sparvel taking third place on countback from Jane Wilmore, Weddell, Pat Davies and Aileen Summers.

Bob Fagg won the men’s midweek stableford with 35 points, Pete Hill was second with 33 and Martin Anscombe was a shot behind in third place.

Georgie Seaman won round one of the Gillas Cup with 33 points. Gale McAuley was second on 29, while Sian Soanes scored 25 points to win a three-way tie with Renee Wheeler and Miller on countback to take third spot.

Kevin Dixon won the Saturday stableford with 39 points, Phil Clare was one point behind in second and Tom McLean scored 35 points to beat Gordon Mackinnon on countback.

In the team events, the seniors played at Wokefield and recorded a fine 3½-2½ victory in very windy weather, while the men’s Saturday team had to contend with persistent rain when they won 4½-1½ at home to Goring and Streatley.

  • Wokefield

RICHARD Maynard celebrated his first-ever hole-in-one at Wokefield Park recently.

Maynard, 65, recorded a memorable ace on the tough, par three 12th during September’s Monthly Medal.

Playing off the back tees, the 19-handicapper saw his accurate tee-shot on the 195-yard hole sail over water in front of the green before dropping in the hole.

He recalled: “The wind was up so I hit my driver, which caused a few laughs with my playing partners. I connected well, the ball bounced on the green once and went straight in the hole.

“I couldn’t believe it so I refused to celebrate until we’d walked to the green and I’d seen the ball in the hole with my own eyes.”

Unfortunately, Maynard had to settle for 22nd place overall in the mixed competition after carding a nett 82.

The tournament was won by Sally Anne Porter (22hcp) with a nett 70. She finished three shots clear of Andy Morris (15hcp), who beat David Bearman (2) on countback after the pair both carded nett 73s.