The Bowood Golf and Country Club has announced that the Southampton-based company, Preferred International Management Services, will again be the sponsors of this summer's annual pro-am tournament.

The West Region PGA Tour event will be played over the testing 7,300-yard Dave Thomas-designed course at Derry Hill on July 21.

The 16-year-old club will also be the venue for three other non-league professional tournaments this season.

Ex-Brabazon champion Gary Harris' Swindon-based Jamega Tour will descend on the club for a 36-hole tournament on October 14 and 15.

Wrag Barn pro Martin Sell topped the Jamega's Order of Merit in 2007.

And the pros will converge on the club again a few days later on October 20-22 for another two-round tournament and the end of season pro-am on the new Midas Tour.

The Midas Tour has been created by Devon-based professional Paul Seymour and comprises 18 tournaments across the South and Midlands.

It gets under way at Orchardleigh (Somerset) on April 8 and 9 and finishes with the end of term pro-am at Bowood on October 22. It also includes two tournaments at Cumberwell Park on June 17 and 18 and October 7 and 8.

Seymour says the Tour was set up to "give young, ambitious professionals a stepping stone into the EuroPro and European Challenge Tours by taking part in a highly competitive, professionally run tour."

First prize at each event is expected to be around £2,000.

Bowood will also stage Wiltshire's Channel League match against Cornwall on May 11 and the county's Junior Am-Am Tournament on May 28.

Marlborough's youngest ever club captain Keith Watson, who died in a Bristol hospice last September, was remembered by his family, friends and fellow past captains at a memorial tournament at the club on what would have been his 69th birthday on Thursday.

Afterwards his family scattered his ashes over the 15th fairway.

Watson, who was born and raised in Marlborough, started playing golf at the town's club as a junior in 1950. He was a prominent member for 25 years and club captain in 1965 when he was only 26.

He lived in Bristol for many years, where he was on the staff of Clifton College, but he never lost his affection for Marlborough Golf Club.

Carswell senior Chuck Berry won the Faringdon club's Storm Trophy with 45 points playing off 27 handicap.

He edged out new member John Clark (18) by one point. Stewart Howe (11) was third, three points further back on 41.

At North Wilts, N Chapman was a comfortable four point winner of the March midweek stableford with 37 points. On 33 were R Clark and P Dolman.