THE GROVE Golf Club recently saw its ladies section hold their Club Championships.

Clare Hadley was crowned Club Champion on gross while Julie Saych was named Club Champion on nett

Kington Golf Course hosted their Open Championship when dry conditions made for fast fairways and quick greens for the 47 competitors.

The best morning gross round was Robin Prince of Kington with a 76 and he also picked up the Madigan Cup for the best nett round for players from Herefordshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire Counties.

The best nett score was awarded to Daniel Potts, of Oswestry.

A light breeze in the afternoon made for more comfortable temperatures and best gross was won by home course player Sam Jones while best nett was Huw Layton, of Burghill Valley Golf Club.

Overall the best gross score was Ryan Hotchkiss with 154 with Haydn Burford, of Forest Hills in second.

The Kington Open is a nett competition and the Champion Golfer for 2018 was Nigel Griffiths, from Ludlow, whose consistency was rewarded with two rounds of 76 and 73, which with a handicap of five resulted in a nett score of 71+68=139 to win by six shots.

Griffiths' father Lionel had been captain and professional at Kington Golf Club so he dedicated his victory to him.

Ross Golf Club recently held the third round of their annual Layton Cup competition for its men's seniors members aged over 60 which attracted 92 entrants.

The total of the best three stableford rounds determines the ultimate champion and trophy winner which also includes coveted honours board recognition.

For 22 handicap Brian Bethell the occasion resulted in him putting together his most competitive 18 holes round this year and his 40 points haul saw him top the final score-sheet.

His play on the more challenging back nine holes yielded 21 points and was a key factor.

Bethell received a two shots handicap reduction and was closely followed by fellow 22 handicapper Doug Pell with 39 points, Richard Tromans claimed third place with 38 points followed by 36 points scores each earned by Club President Doug Duncanson, Alan Docherty and Ross Seniors Captain David Price.

With the competition at the half-way stage 21 handicapper David Haggar leads the way with a 103 points total followed by Barry Robbins with 102 points, David Crocker and Steve Bartholomew both with 100 points while David Price, Robin Taylor and Nigel Gibbs all have 99 points each.