THE Centenary Trophy and Tankard, a strokeplay competition, took place at Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club on Sunday with a full entry of 66 players. 

Tony Bowden, with a welcome return to form, shot a nett 68 to claim first place. Craig Walsh carded a nett 69 to take second position while Glyn Harris came third on countback with a nett 70. 

One of the accomplishments of any golfer, aside from a hole in one, is to achieve a gross score at or below their age which Mike Nichols almost managed in the Centenary Trophy in which he returned a gross 79 and would have achieved this milestone had he scored anything less than a 6 on the par 3 4th hole.

The Seniors Pinehurst Greensomes provided a fitting finale to the week. Played in perfect warm spring weather, with the sun in full cry, and the Skylarks and Stonechats singing.

Steve Gay and Richard Burton clearly enjoyed the sun on their back, scoring 45 points to claim first place, a feature of which was Richard’s excellent putting. Second position with 40 points was taken by Mark Ruttley and Tony Connolly while Paul Saunders and Tim Tennant took third spot with 38 points.