TREVOR Cocksedge held his nerve to win Playgolf Colchester Seniors' annual championship.

The leaders were neck and neck but Cocksedge (14) posted an excellent winning gross score of 82, including two birdies and five pars.

His excellent round saw his handicap reduced by one.

Will Elder (14) was second on gross 84 ahead of Greg King (20) who finished third on gross 85 and also received a one-shot handicap reduction.

With the gross prize winners not eligible to claim the nett prizes, the competition for the nett prizes was very close.

The top three positions needed countback to separate them, after a trio of players posted the same nett score of 70.

Jeff Coles (17) took top spot, followed by second-placed Brian Banks (17) and Stephen Peeling (17) who was third.

Steve Dale, James Sealy, Alan Cole, Brian Hart and Stephen Peeling won a sleeve of balls each for birdies on the par three holes.

Playgolf’s lady captain Maureen Dale invited all members to join the Ladies’ Section for a fun day of golf.

The format for the day was teams of three taking part in the 1,2,3-1,2,3 Playgolf Waltz Stableford.

The format uses the best score at the first hole, the best two scores at the second hole and all three at the third continuing through 18 holes.

There were also four Power Play holes, where players could opt to play to a difficult pin position for double points on that hole.

A fantastic 94 points gave a runaway victory to the team consisting of Lynne Southgate, Ruth Amoss and Paula Smith.

Roz Cole, Sue Patrick and Arthur Ramm were second, while third spot went to Gina Macmillan, Jeff Coles and William Elder with 86 points.

The best front and back nine prizes went to Ann Longman, Judith Peeling and Lucy Sadler (42) and Geoff Tredgett, David Field and Jan Da Costa (56) respectively.

Other prizes were awarded to Jeanette Shea (nearest the pin at the third hole), Terry Skornia (nearest the pin at the 14th) and Pip Sanderson (straightest drive at the ninth).

A grand raffle, Beat the Pro competition at the 16th and halfway house donations raised £620 for SENSE, the charity for deafblind children which is Dale’s chosen charity for 2017.

A large field of players turned out in support of the junior captain’s day, raising much-needed funds for the section.

Some great golf was seen in the Texas Scramble format.

Results: 1 Matt Whymark, Nick Smith and Clive Davies gross 66, nett 59.6; 2 Tom Gale, Ed Quilty and Jack Blackman gross 63, nett 60.3; 3 Martin Kilbey, Dean Rainbird and Alan Pearman gross 67, nett 61.3.

Nearest the pins: 3 - Adie Binns; 5 - Arthur Ramm; 14 - James Wills; 16 - Dave Evans