MICHAEL Beaumont took the Division One honours in the weekend stableford at Caversham Heath on Saturday.

Beaumont (7hcp) recorded 12 pars and two birdies in his tally of 41 points (halves of 19 and 22 points).

Runner-up was Mark Banham (8hcp) with 37 points with Adam Bradley (10hcp) third on countback from Mathew Brakspear (6hcp), both with 36 points.

Division Two winner was Jack Bristow (17hcp) with 40 points, ahead of Andy Holmes (13hcp) with 39 points and Patrick Ryce (17hcp) with 38.

All three players received a one-shot cut in handicap.

Dominic Watts (23hcp) went out in 24 points on his way to 40 points to win Division Three.

Runner-up Mark Russell (27hcp) also went out in 24 points as he totalled 42 points.

Third was Glen Dudman (19hcp) with 34 points. Watts ended with a bogey, while Russell finished with two double bogeys.

Watts and Russell also received a one-shot cut in handicap.

Twos were recorded by Bristow, Charlie Myers and Dennis Sunderland (all on the 8th hole) and by Mike Capaldi (17th).

There was a very tight finish at the top of Division One in the Midweek Stableford last Wednesday, with the top 10 all within four points of the winner.

Martin Chidgey (14hcp) claimed top spot with 41 points.

He had halves of 18 and 23 points, scoring 10 pars and one birdie. Runner-up was Jack Russell (11hcp) with 40 points.

Russell also came home with 23 points, amassing six pars and four birdies, but he ended with two double bogeys.

Third was Ben Storey (17hcp), on countback from Merv Jones (18hcp) and Luis Mesquita (15hcp), all with 39 points.

Jones was in contention right to the last hole, but he then carded a nil return.

Mesquita was also right up there, but he missed his chance with a nil return on the 17th hole and a bogey on the last.

All five players received a one-shot cut in handicap.

Division Two winner was Roland Stevens (24hcp) with 42 points. Second was Stuart Walker (22hcp), on countback from Nick Sarson (27hcp), both with 39.

Sarson ruined his chances with a quadruple bogey and a nil return. Stevens received a two-shot cut in handicap and Walker a one-shot cut.

Twos were recorded by Ian Gaff (8th hole), David Cumming, John Davies, and Steven Painter (13thj hole) and by Jim McGiveron (17th hole).

Nigel Snaith and Lorraine Wong won the October Vase, a mixed greensomes format competition, with 38 points.

Runners-up were Mark Raymond and Lynne Rumbold with 36 points and third were Richard Drury and Sheila Evans with 34 points.

Hedgerow Developments won the inaugural Caversham Heath Corporate Cup held last Thursday. They had a best two stableford score of 93 points, ahead of Picasso and B & B shop Fittings.

BOB Ekins won a high-scoring midweek stableford at West Berks with 44 points.

He won by a single point from Peter Cumpsty, with Ian Saunders third on 38.

The team comprising Georgie Seaman, Lyn Pell and Derrick Perrin won the midweek mixed competition with 141 points, 10 clear of Steve Haylor, Shelagh Lancaster and Martin Neville.

Simone Diamond, Allan Trotman and Jane Wilmore were three shots further back in third place.

Gale McAuley won round one of the ladies’ Winter League with 33 points. Seaman was second with 29 and Mary Harwood a shot further behind in third.

Chris Ramsey with 43 points beat Mark Ridgill on countback in round one of the Gillas Cup, while Chris Hunt was third with 39 points.

In the team events, the final men’s Saturday friendly match of the year resulted a fine 4-1 away win at Broome Manor.

THE annual presentations of trophies for the year’s competitions made it a very busy evening for Theale club captain, Keith Dawson.

During the year there were 16 competitions, plus club championships, winter and summer leagues. Spring and Autumn trophies as well as the club knock-outs. There were six members who won on more than one occasion – the captain and his vice-captain, Matt Hallett, the seniors captain John Blair, Dugi Tait, Ian Forrester, and Susie Fountaine.

Following English Golf’s re-assessment of their course, Theale have now had official confirmation of Standard Scratch Scores for both nine holes as well as the 18 holes.

This means players can now submit cards for handicapping by just playing nine holes.

A total of 54 holes still have to be played to achieve a handicap, but as well as 3x18 holes, this can now be achieved by 6x9 holes.

Further details by phoning 0118 930 5331 or e-mailing info@thealegolfclub.com