A TEENAGER who took up golf at the age of nine claimed his biggest win to date after beating senior members in Ross Golf Club's Gordon Blake Cup.

It was a day which will be live long in the memory of 14 year-old 20 handicapper Timmy Fycun.

With the course's white tees set up at their most demanding, Fycun's gross 85, nett 65 medal score round which included eight pars won him the cup together with coveted honours board recognition and a two shots handicap reduction.

It was a proud moment for all concerned as Fycun is a product of the Ross Club's Juniors Academy and took up the game as a nine year old only because a ''Tri-Golf' beginners scheme visited his Bridstow Primary School.

This initiative and Fycun's introduction to the game also resulted in his mum, Sally taking up golf and she has since developed into an accomplished 12 handicapper with the Ross Club Ladies.

The County Medal Qualifier was won by four handicapper Alex Duncanson with an equally impressive gross 72, nett 68 score which included four birdies and means a one shot handicap reduction.

The Ross Club's Annual Scratch Cup was recently competed for and decided over two rounds of 18 holes gross medal golf.

This time the Ross course certainly suited scratch golfer Josh Denley from the Chipping Sodbury Golf Club for whom it was his third visit.

Denley played perfectly all day to rack up eight birdies in his two rounds to finish on gross 142, overall two shots under the course's gross par and he won the event by three shots.

Runner-up on count-back with a gross 145 medal total was former Ross Juniors Captain, 17 year-old Cam Haines who valued the consolation of carding the day's lowest gross round of 69 represented by three birdies and 15 pars and gained a one shot handicap reduction to two.