SENIOR members of Ross Golf Club have been in the thick of competition as their summer programme comes to a close.

The Layton Cup which is decided on the total of the best three rounds played, is drawing to a close with 106 members competing in the fifth round out of six to be played.

Paul Dando, with a 22 handicap improved his chances of being in contention in scoring an impressive 42 stableford points to top the final score-sheet and incur a two shots handicap reduction.

Despite one blemish on the par three 12th hole, Dando's haul of seven pars and a birdie gave him a comfortable win with 12 handicapper Tim Rigden maintaining his recent consistency with 40 points to be runner-up.

With the sixth and final round imminent Robin Taylor with a three rounds total of 113 points heads the table, while Steve Martin and Club Captain Robert Tuttiett are close behind with 112 points.

In the annual Layton Eclectic Cup which is nett medal based to inspire the lower handicappers, Charlie Walker heads the league table on the eve of the final round with Barry Robbins and John Hartle in close pursuit.

The Men Seniors annual Trevor Lane Knock-Out Cup in which 75 members entered originally in April is also heading towards its conclusion.

On Club Championship Finals Day being Sunday, September 2, Bill Johnston will take on Jeremy Picton-Turbervill over 18 holes.

With full handicap differential allowances applying, while Bill as a 22 handicapper will take a distinct eight shots advantage into the match because Jeremy is currently playing to a 14 handicap.

It is assured that Men Seniors members will also be in contention on Finals day to decide who takes the 2018 Harold Bradley Trophy where 36 members all with handicaps of 18+ entered way back in April. This is because the results of the all seniors semi-final matches featuring Geoff Baker v Nick Swan and Gethin Jenkins v David Every will determine the ultimate line-up. David Every will be hoping to repeat his 2016 Final win in the same competition and Geoff Baker aiming to make amends for finishing second best in the 2015 Trevor Lane Knock-out final.

After seeing his Club Captain's Annual Prizes Day event abandoned recently due to a torrential downpour which closed the Ross Course, Robert Tuttiett and 32 men members recently descended with some uncertainty upon the Radyr Golf Club near Cardiff for Robert's Annual Away Day competition.

Tuttiett inspired fellow team mates Vice Captain, Martin Pimlow, Richard Nightingale, Allen Mawby to amass a 120 stableford points total to receive the day's top prizes.

The Men's Seniors Captain Dave Price initiated a short tour to Aberdovey links Golf Course as part of his year.

Seniors Vice Captain, Andy Baldwin won with 45 stableford points.