TOMMY Hayes and Ben Parsons took the titles as Ravenmeadow and Perdiswell Park held their club scratch and handicap championships together.

Over a gruelling 36 holes players could win the trophy in either competition but not both.

A dull, damp day greeted 44 contestants but the weather held fair although the occasional gusty winds were challenging. 

The club’s most prestigious scratch title went to Hayes who completed the 36 holes in 145 after recently setting a new course record of gross 63.

Hayes, usually off two, carded just one birdie on the second over the first 18 but 11 pars and just bogies elsewhere saw him hold gross 74 at the interval. 

Round two found Hayes back to business with birdies on the second, fourth and ninth holes plus 11 pars. 

Just like when Hayes set the course record he found the 14th troublesome and once again dropped shots.

His only double bogey left him adding another 71 to his tally giving him a total of 145 for the title.

Martin Reid took second with 149, having carded 75 for his first round and 74 in his second.

Fifteen-year-old Parsons came in with the lowest aggregate nett score to take the club handicap champion title.

The 11-handicapper turned in 61 nett for the first 18 holes after carding a birdie on the 10th, 13 pars and bogies.

Round two proved more challenging and he was only able to card 67 with a birdie on the 18th, seven pars and bogies. 

Second went to Phil Lane who came in with 132 playing off 16 with rounds of 64 and 68.

A weather-reduced field braved early-morning rain for the medal competition with 18-handicapper Jim Staunton winning with 60 nett.

He carded a birdie on the 17th and nine pars with just two double bogies to finish three clear.

Kieran Sherlock (11 handicap) was second on 63 after a birdie on the 12th and 12 pars. 

Colin Matthews (14) returned 64 to take third with birdies on the 11th and 13th plus nine pars while Parsons was fourth on 66. 

Staunton, Sherlock and Matthews all received playing handicap reductions down to 16, 10 and 13 respectively. 

Twenty-two players competed and eight had nett par or better for the course.

In the Worcestershire 17-24 Handicap League hosts Ravenmeadow and Perdiswell Park lost 173-161 to Little Lakes.

The club's seniors beat Sherdons 4-2 at home with Jan Schutte and Fred Hackett winning 2&1, Roger Savage and Mike Ransom 3&2, Lane and Malcolm Stanley 7&6 and Ed Nicklin and George Postans 5&4.

Steve Bellinger and John Hine lost 3&1 and Norman Vernalls and Steve Duggan 2&1.