Mark Rummings, who is in the top 300 professionals in America, has been given life membership of North Oxford GC, where he first learned to play.

As a junior, the 31-year-old won the club championship four times and represented them in the Oxfordshire Foursomes League and won the Berks, Bucks & Oxon’s Penfold Trophy.

Rummings, who is business manager of the IMG-David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Florida, turned pro ten years ago.

He has played two US PGA Tour events.

Rummings won the North Florida Club PGA Championship, which qualified him for the Club PGA National Championship this June.

Former North Oxford professional and current manager Bob Harris, who coached Rummings, said: “He is a great ambassador for the club. We pride ourselves on nurturing young golfers.”

CLUB SCORES CHIPPING NORTON Stew’s Professional Swindle: 1 P Young 44pts (cb), 2 D Hicks 44, 3 D Howlett 43 (cb).

KIRTLINGTON Seniors’ Medal: 1 C Basson 84-12=72, 2 K Crumell 79-6=73 (cb), 3 M Evans 101-28=73 (cb).

Par/Bogey – Div 1: 1 S Kelner, 2 B Fowler, 3 S Beahan.

Div 2: 1 N Pearson, 2 E McKenzie, 3 S Nicholson.

Medal – Div 1: 1 A Chick 80-13=67, 2 T Perella 80-11=69, 3 G Fullagar 85-14=71. Div 2: 1 J Hardie 87-16=71, 2 R Brown 89-17=72 (cb), 3 S Simpson 87-15=72 (cb).

CARSWELL January Stableford: 1 R Belcher 41pts (cb), 2 P Wright 41, 3 C Howe 40.