LADY golfers at Ross Golf Club have had a successful season culminating in them winning the Cotswold and District Alliance Cup.

The Ladies Alliance A team brought the cup back to Ross for the first time since 2001.

The scratch golf tournament saw them competing against first teams from other clubs such as Cotswold Hills, Cirencester, Minchinhampton, Burford and Broadway.

Teenager Matty Dobbs was delighted that his 44 stableford points total was just enough to win the club's Annual Captain's Prizes Competition.

Dobbs was awarded with a golf bag from Club Captain Robert Tuttiett.

The club's ladies section were delighted that their members claimed many of the days prizes with runner-up Jessie Lawrence enjoying a 44 points haul to just miss out on the top spot on count-back.

Sheila Curtis was a third place prize winner with 43 points and also won the ladies nearest the pin prize on the 7th green.

Older members of the golf club have been equally as competitive and took to the 16-hole yellow course for the annual Over 75's Peter Carton-Kelly Cup first introduced in 2001.

This year the tournament attracted it's best ever attendance when 27 members took part

Fittingly the competition was won by one of the younger players taking part being Malcolm Thornton although it could easily have been so different.

After 13 holes played an octogenarian in Brian Ingram seemed in the box seat to take the title but Thornton's explosive par-par-birdie finish yielded a massive 10 points and his 40 points total proved one point better than Ingram's 39 points.

Ingram still took home a major prize for being the best octogenarian performer of the day. This meant David Every and another octogenarian Geoff Baker who both scored 37 points were unlucky to miss out.

Just a few days later Baker was in the running for more success taking part in the club's annual Knock-Out Finals day when he faced another seniors golfer and fellow accomplished bridge player Gethin Jenkins in the Harold Bradley Cup.

However, Jenkins was not to be denied his first honours board achievement since joining the Ross Club and won deservedly in a closely fought encounter.