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Memorial tree planted to honour Ross Golf Club stalwart
3:02pm Tuesday 27th May 2014 in Sport
Ross Golf Club members (l-r) Jane Bishop (vice-president), John Gabb (club president), Neville Ovens and Ian Griffiths (secretary).
A TREE has been planted at Ross Golf Club to remember a stalwart who died last year.
Bill Bishop was vice-president of the club and chairman of the club's greens committee for nearly 30 years.
He was also club captain on two separate occasions.
The 101-year-old's daughter Jane, current vice-president of the club, presented the Acer tree at the Gorsley course, which includes an engraved plate marking her father's name.
The tree was planted by course manager Robert Wilbrand.
Meanwhile, Ross Golf Club assistant professional Oli Leett has graduated from Birmingham University through the PGA's foundation degree in professional golf..
The 23-year-old joined he club's 'school of golf' in 2012, while he has been behind tri-golf being introduced to a number of schools.
"Oli proved to be equally at home in developing relationships and helping others with the seniors fraternity at Ross and his weekly coaching sessions with groups have been extremely popular and very well received," said Ross Golf Club spokesman Keith Ray.
"Former seniors captain Cec Wheatstone, in scoring 42 points recently to finish runner-up in the club's opening round at the Layton Cup, paid tribute to the drills and skills acquired while in Oli's care and which have considerably improved his effectiveness on the golf course."
Leett is also set to play a key role when Ross open their indoor performance laboratory in July.
This will introduce all aspiring golfers to the latest simulation and specialised coaching and training methods at the club.
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