OVER the years, the Brean Men's Club Championship has thrown up many twists and turns and the 2019 edition was no exception.

It was Phil Hodgson who eventually celebrated his maiden victory in the event after defeating Dan Broom in a three-hole play-off.

The second day started with defending Champion Ron Edmondson holding a one-stroke advantage but his fitness was always likely to be an issue and his troublesome hip saw him have to retire after 11 holes of the second round due to the pain.

By this point, the lead had been assumed by his playing partner Dan Broom and his main challenge seemed to be coming from Phil Hodgson playing in the group in front.

Dan Williams is a regular contender in this Championship and he carded a second round 74 to take third spot two strokes back.

The lead changed hands a few times over the closing nine holes and a trip to the water on the 17th looked as though it may have put paid to Hodgson's hopes of the title.

Broom looked to be favourite as Hodgson three putted the home hole but moments later he did just the same meaning a play-off was required to decide the outcome.

Hodgson took an early advantage at the opening hole with a par and the second hole was parred by both players.

Heading back down the 18th, both players found the rough and eventually Hodgson holed out from a couple of feet to secure victory by a single stroke from Broom.

The Presentations took place in the clubhouse afterwards with Mats Mattsson winning the Nett competition over two days after his rounds of 69 and 65.

Matt Haskins matched the 65 on day two but took one more on day one to leave him one behind the Swede.

Ladies Captain Lyn Bird won the Ladies' Club Championship for the third successive year in dominant fashion.

Her opening round of 85 established a lead she would never surrender on day two and here second round of 89 gave her a comfortable winning margin over Eileen Parnell.

Parnell battled hard in her debut in the Brean Championship but could do nothing to prevent Bird's hat-trick of titles.

In third place, and winning the best Nett prize, was Millie Jones who scored a nett total of 142 over the two days.

Last Thursday, Brean Seniors Open looked to be heading the way of former Brean member Alan Marshall but, unbeknown to him, the final threesome on the course was going to include the winner.

Steve Barker was producing a stunning round of golf in the sunshine and he ended up with a superb 47 point return.

The left-hander was awarded the Bill Martin Trophy and saw his handicap trimmed by four strokes as a result of his efforts.

Marshall had to settle for the runners-up spot and the award for the Best Visitor.

With each player only able to collect one prize the prizewinners were spread well done the field.

Tony Richards was next best with another 42 point return.

Tony Tissington answered a late call to fill a gap in the field and he took full advantage to score 41 points and with it collect the Veterans Trophy.

He overhauled long leader in that contest John Foskett by a single point with Charlie Hastie taking third with 39, just a month shy of his 87th birthday.

Murray Parsons won the Nicoll Trophy as the leading 65-69 player after his round which accrued 39 points.

He was two clear of his nearest challenger Pete Dunn.

The 2019 Brean Ladies' Open was won by Kay Fawcett from Cricket St Thomas Golf Club.

She scored a very impressive 39 points which gave her a one-point advantage of over Bev Cranley.

Cranley was the leading player from the home club with her score of 38 leaving her one clear of Wheathill's Ann Gates.

With each player only able to win one prize, Gates took the Best Visitor award leaving Burnham & Berrow's Sara Cox-Conklin to take third overall on 36.

Regular visitor Lesley Moore (Stockwood Vale) was fourth with 35.

Vincent Ford's Seniors continued their dominant home form as they beat their Fosseway counterparts on Tuesday afternoon.

They won by 4-2 and now have to defend that advantage at the Midsomer Norton course in the second leg of the FosseBrean Trophy later this month as they attempt to retain the Trophy.