DUGI Tait was the winner of Rosser's Shield, named after its original sponsor Alan Rosser, which turned out to be a tightly-fought competition at Theale in much better golfing conditions than of late.

The rain earlier in the week had helped growth on the greens giving a fair run of the ball. With greener fairways and the sun shining, it was a perfect day for golf.

The person it suited most of all was Tait, who romped home with a great 41 points to take the Shield.

Closest to him, hoping to match her first win last year in a mixed competition, was Susie Fountaine.

However, she had to settle for the runner-up spot with a very commendable 39 points.

To give higher handicap players a chance of a prize, there were two longest drives.

The winner of the up-to-18 handicap was Glen Brown and for 19 and above, Paul Taylor was the longest.

As well as the normal nearest the pin, which was won by Daren Smith, there was a nearest the pin in two where the prize went to John Brooks.

PAUL Reber scored 38 points to win the Saturday stableford at West Berks, a competition he won as recently as March of this year.

Gordon Mackinnon was one point behind in second place and Martyn Drewitt a further point behind in third.

Andrew Greaves won last week’s nine-hole Liddiard qualifier with 22 points, while Drewitt with 21 points beat Greg Collins and Dan Taylor on countback to take second spot.

The senior team visited Wokefield Estate on Wednesday and having lost the first three matches won the remaining three to claim a hard-earned half.

In the Berkshire ladies Inter Club Shield held at Sonning, the West Berks team of Gale McAuley, Sandy Miller and Mary Harwood came 12th out of 23 teams.