PAUL Newman of East Berks GC won the Kerridge Pro-Am at West Berks for the second year in succession on with a four-under-par 69.

Home head professional, Paul Simpson, and James Ablett of Lee-on-the-Solent were tied just one shot behind in second place while Joe Simpson of West Berks shared fourth spot with Tim Spence of The Golf College and Jamie Debrou of American Golf on 72.

The West Berks team of Jason and Mark Kendal and Tony Coventry led by Joe Simpson won the team prize with a 16 under-par score of 130.

It was men’s captain’s weekend at West Berks with competitions on Saturday, Sunday and Monday all sponsored by the 2019 captain, Nigel Day.

The star performance of the weekend was from 82 year-old Geoff Pudner, who won Monday’s competition with a remarkable 46 points.

Holing out on every hole, Pudner recorded a medal score of four-over-par 77 off the yellow tees, five better than his age, a truly remarkable performance.

Andrew Kerr was placed second with a highly creditable 41 points and Eric Neeve was third with 39.

Paul Reber won on Saturday with 36 points beating Peter Gelernter on countback, while Nick Jones with 35 points also required countback to beat Andrew Grayson to third spot.

Mark Ramos won Sunday’s competition with 43 points.

Darren Boulton and Simon Matton both scored 39 points with the placing in that order on countback while Garry Dixon was fourth on 38. Gale Mc Ailey with 32 points won the ladies’ prize.

Kevin Dixon and Tim Burnett both scored 42 points in the men’s midweek stableford with the former taking first place on countback. Phil Cannon was third with 38.

Richard Watson was the clear winner of the July senior medal with gross 86, nett 64, followed by Peter Booth with 87, nett 69.

He beat Rob Small on countback to take second place.

There were 11 entrants and just three qualifiers in the Wednesday nine-hole Liddiard Cup qualifier.

Chris Terrett won the day with 22 points followed by Patrick Wilmore with 21 and Gordon Munro with 19 points.

West Berks secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Hillman Trophy Plate competition with a 6-1 home win against Newbury and Crookham, while the club Saturday inter-club team won 4½-1½ away to Hadden Hill to maintain this season’s unbeaten record.

The seniors enjoyed their second consecutive away win with a 4-2 victory at Weybrook Park, while the ladies’ team was also on the road on recording a 3-1 away win at Bradfield College, a match closer than the result would suggest with both the first two matches being decided with the final putt on the 18th green.

However, West Berks mixed team lost 3½-2½ at North Wilts.

DAN Walker was to hot to handle last weekend and won his first Club Championships at Goring & Streatley by a massive 10 shots.

The firefighter from Goring snuffed out the rest of the competition’s chances in the first round with a bogey-free 68 to hold a four-shot lead overnight.

With a keen chasing duo of Niel Stradling and Richard Lee ready to ignite a comeback as a result of any Walker errors, the destination of the title was not a foregone conclusion.

However, a 33 (-2) front nine added to Walker's lead and all but extinguished Stradling and Lee’s chances.

He cruised home to finish on 137 (-5) and pick up his maiden title.

Lee, winner of the two previous competitions, finished second (147) to continue his good run in the tournament.

New member David Fowles won the 36-hole handicap championships with a nett score of 139 (- 3).

He was second with Jeremy Twaits taking the final podium place with a level handicap 142.

On the Saturday, Simon Winterbourne struck a hole-in-one on the ninth.