JUNIOR members of Ross Golf Club played some of their best golf over 36 holes to clinch a one-two in the Traders Cup.

The latest major competition for the club's men members is one of its longest standing having been initiated by the traders who once dominated the Wye Valley scene.

Junior Jaydn Decloedt emerged as victory after 36 holes of nett medal play.

In round one five handicapper Simon Mills demonstrated his capabilities with a highly accomplished gross 72 net 67 scorecard to build a two shots advantage from a chasing pack.

In the second round the dedicated practice and exuberance of youth were to prevail with 11 handicapper Decloedt hitting a net 67 round and combined 137 score for his first major win at the Ross Club which includes coveted honours board recognition. Decloedt remembers being introduced to golf by his grandfather when he was four years old, joining the Gorsley based Ross Club when he was eight years old with a 36 handicap.

It has been during 2018 that his golf has improved thanks to the coaching programmes by the Ross Club's Head Professional Tim Hall and his School of Golf structure.

Fellow Junior Rhys McGinley orchestrated his best competitive 18 holes ever with a gross 83, net 63 and a combined 141 score which catapulted him to the runners-up spot, just four shots shy of Decloedt.

McGinley's remarkable weekend of golf started with him winning the Ross Juniors Annual Alfred Kitchen Cup.

A ladies team from Ross Golf Club were triumphant for the second year running as members supported the Tim Hall School of Golf Day Championship (THSG).

The day which aims to support the club's head professional and his coaching team in their 'Investment in Young People' structures witnessed a full house of 30 teams taking part in a best two scores from four stableford format.

Ultimately the day belonged to the all ladies team to win the event for the second year running being Sally Fycun, Fiona Lucas, Sarah Forrest and Jen Gladwyn with an exceptional 100 points total.

The achievement adds further kudos to the playing strength of ladies golf and its development at the Ross Club where the THSG coaching and improvement programmes have played a vital role.

Appropriately it was the future well-being of the Juniors Section that were the main beneficiaries.

Tim Hall said: "During the past few years the growth and focus on developing and improving young people have been achieved largely through our schools and academy programmes.

"In this respect I am indebted to the support of so many members and in particular the Junior Forum formed three years ago which have made this possible."

A raffle held on behalf of the junior section raised £527.