TEENAGERS Cam Haines and Harry Griffiths showed their golfing talent after reaching the final of Gloucestershire Golfing Union's Scratch County men's foursomes.

The blue ribbon event attracts the top low handicap players from across the region with the semi-finals and finals held at Knowle Golf Club in Bristol.

Ross-on-Wye Golf Club members Haines and Griffiths reached the final with a one-up win against Forest of Dean GC opponents.

However, they had to settle for the runners-up spot when they were defeated by a highly experienced pairing who play at Puckrup Hall GC near Tewkesbury.

Earlier in the season the pairing were joined by Ross Juniors Captain and five handicapper Liam Greig in winning the Gloucestershire County Junior Team Championships and represented the Ross Club in the National Junior Team Championships finishing in a highly creditable 10th place.

Having won the County Golfing Union's prestigious Jeff Hall trophy at under-14 level in 2017, Griffiths shone again this year by winning the trophy at under-16 level by a considerable margin.

With 80 players taking part Griffiths also excelled in his third place finish in the under-18 category with Liam Greig finishing in seventh place to emphasise the high standing of young players being produced at the Ross Club.

The catalyst in all this success undoubtedly lies with the 'continuous improvement' culture instigated at the Ross Club six years ago by Head Professional Tim Hall and his 'School of Golf' team.

In the cases of Haines and Griffiths they can recall being helped when they started hitting their first ever golf shots with the latter coming on board four years ago as a newcomer with a 28 handicap.