ENMORE Park’s David Dixon is on course for a return to the PGA Cup team and a couple of outings on the European Tour, after the first round of the PGA play-offs in Turkey.

Dixon posted a four-under-par round of 67 to lead the 24-strong field in the chase for the £3,500 first prize.

There is more than financial reward at stake in the end of season showpiece at Antalya Golf Club, the home of the PGA National Turkey.

The occupants of the first three places will play in the Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup team heading to aiming for historic hat-trick of victories over the USA in Texas next year.

The top two will also qualify for the 2019 British Masters and the first four the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next September.

Neither of these would be a new experience for Dixon, who was a member of the 2015 PGA Cup team that was victorious in America for the first time. He has also won on the European tour.

But, with two more negotiations of the Sultan Course to come and some quality pursuers lurking in his slipstream, the 41-year-old will have to draw on his deep well of experience faces a battle to maintain his slender advantage.

Elsewhere at Enmore this week, the seniors held their AGM. Outgoing seniors captain Graham Pain congratulated Steve Lukins on his installation as captain for 2019.

Ian Bowdige won the Club Stableford with 41 points, two ahead of Colin Galbraith, who edged out Geoff Powell for second on countback.

Norman Webb scored 44 points to win the Seniors Turkey Trot. Graham Pain was second on 39, with Kevin Lewis third with 38.

TONY Richards and Matt Shaw were the winners of the Christmas Ransome at Brean on Saturday with a score of 67.

The event sees the pairs combine in three different formats – Texas Scramble, Greensomes and Foursomes – over the 18 holes.

It is often the latter that can make or break a round and the winning pair averted any disasters on their way to victory.

Runners-up were Jerry Brueford and Roy Fletcher on 68.3 ahead of the third-placed duo of Barry Fellows and Jason Cracroft who scored 68.7.

Shaw and Richards completed a weekend ‘win double’ as they joined forces with Martyn Cahill and Gavin Jenkins to win the Grumpy Trophy on Sunday.

The quartet edged home by just 0.1 of a shot in the Texas Scramble event after carding a nett score of 53.8.

The team of club captain Mike Carter, Chris Fairchild, Andy Thomas and Paul McLanaghan were the ones to narrowly miss out.

That was despite Thomas holing a six iron at the tough 12th for an eagle three (even more impressive considering his team-mates had all found trouble ahead of him!).

Third place went to Eamonn Wynne, Alec Bateman, Steve Bateman and the ‘best left handed putter in the club’ Paul Jones after their score of 55.7.

The scoring was so close a countback was needed to decide fourth place, and it was Kevin Davies, Tony Higgins, Mats Mattsson and Roger Vaughan who had the better back nine on 55.8.

The fifth placed team who just missed out consisted of Tom Broom, Dan Broom, Roger Broom and Oli Poole but that group did produce the shot of the day.

Tom Broom produced that as he scored his first ever hole in one at the seventh hole, also holing out with his six iron.

As Tom was the first to play on this hole his partners just picked up their bags and walked straight to the eighth tee.