ROSS Golf Club's Men's 'A' team finished off successful season when they beat the Club's Men's 'B' team in a friendly match.

The A team have captured two major trophies in this season's North Gloucestershire Foursomes League.

For many of the A team players the season has also brought with it personal successes with Simon Sharpe a highlight in being crowned Men's Champion in his first year of membership at the Ross Club.

Jason Bolton was Queen Diamond Jubilee winner and Robin Eckley partnering his son Andrew were winners of the Tim Hall School of Golf's annual adult/junior competition. Ross Juniors Captain Liam Greig won the David Sainsbury Cup and Cam Haines & Harry Griffiths excelled as runners-up in the prestigious Glos County Men's Foursomes Knock-out final. Haines also claimed the Club's Annual Howard Porter Trophy partnering Sophie Price who was Ladies Champion in 2017 & 2018.

The club's latest initiative run by the Golf Foundation saw the Junior Forum of volunteers working alongside PGA Head Professional Tim Hall to develop Junior golfers in a new short form of golf called 'GolfSixes' after the Ross Club was chosen as one of the invited 125 clubs nationally to take part.

Although some of the youngsters had never played in a competition before and were without handicaps, the format of 12 players per squad with six in a team enabled them to dip their toes into a fun Texas scramble competition playing six holes against other clubs. With their inter-club league including Junior teams from Brickhampton and Cotswold Hills Golf Clubs they played in six round robin matches and in winning four of their matches by some margin the Ross squad were crowned Champions of their Regional League.

Those taking part were: Fred Dineen, Cam Hughes, Dominic Gabb, Soyan Sherchan, Fred and Harry Unthank, Andrew Eckley, Harry Bennett and Savannah Griffiths.

The youngsters are also being taught how their 'continuous improvement' challenge in golf can be a lifetime goal as illustrated by some of the performances by the club's seniors golfers.

Octogenarian David Rees set a marvellous example in amassing a staggering 44 stableford points to win the 6th Round of the Club's Layton Cup which earned Rees a three shots handicap reduction with fellow Octogenarian Geoff Baker in the runners-up spot also with 44 points and taking a two shots reduction.

Another senior player, Barry Smith was awarded the coveted accolade of being the 'Most Improved Player' in the Ross Club for 2018.

Smith won the Keene Cup major, was runner-up in the Ernest Penn Trophy.