SELF-TAUGHT golfer Kris Hallett was a proud man when he drove-in as captain of Theale GC.

Always a competitive sportsman, he played football, rugby and American football before a number of injuries led to him taking up golf 20 years ago.

He started playing at Wokefield Park before joining Theale 13 years ago, where he has been joined by his two sons, Matt and Zack, along with his eldest brother Nick.

Kris was down to single figures a few years ago, but now says he is heading in the opposite direction and currently plays off 10.

His crowning glory at Theale was to win the club championship in 2014, having the year before thrown away an eight-shot lead on the last three holes.

The course for the drive-in competition was in extremely good condition, shown by the fact the top five all scored in the 40s.

Luke Standing won with an outstanding 44 points thanks to "the best round I have ever played."

Runner-up was former club captain Scott Straker with 43 points, while third place went to Matt Hallett with 41 points after a countback.

l TWO major greensomes competitions at West Berks were decided over the weekend.

On Saturday, Kevin Hopwood and Sian Soanes won the mixed Gamhall Trophy with 41 points.

Just a single shot behind were Jim Green and Gale McAuley, while Mark Kendal and Jane Brackenbury (35 points) beat Kevin Wilkins and Mary Harwood on countback to take third spot.

Sunday's play saw Colin Price and Kevin Knape win the Clama Trophy with 42 points. They were one ahead of Johnny Corbridge and Chris Ward, who claimed second spot by beating Garry Postlethwaite and Nick Jones on countback.

Darren Galbraith won the midweek stableford with 33 points with Dan Taylor (31) beating Greg Collins on countback to take second spot.

Colin Harrison won the latest nine-hole Liddiard Cup qualifier with 22 points. He was followed home by Tony Athawes and Lin Kay on 21 points.

Paul Reber won the Saturday stableford with 38 points. There was a three-way tie on 36 points with Garry Postlethwaite taking second place, Chris Hunt third and Gordon Mackinnon fourth on countback.

Sandy Miller and Mary Harwood bowed out of the Ladies’ Daily Mail Foursomes national competition when they lost their second round match at Broome Manor 5&3.

In team events, West Berks Seniors recorded four wins and two halves to win 5-1 at home to Weybrook Park, while the Central Seven team lost their first match of the season 5½-1½ at the Cotswold Club.