DEDICATION to a 'continuous improvement' culture at Ross Golf Club sees Sally Fycun continue her rise and her latest victory came in the club's winter mixed foursomes final.

Fycun, who was a complete beginner with a 36 handicap when she took up golf four years ago teamed up with 12 handicapper Phil Thompson.

Now playing off an 11 handicap Fycun and her partner faced Steve and Lois Price in the final, with both pairings having already won four matches in the competition.

A closely contested match ensued and the opening seven holes were all halved with Fycun and Thompson having to score birdies to maintain the status quo.

Ultimately they found a lead which was maintained with their opponents having to concede the match 2-1 on the 17th green.

In the men's winter greensomes pairs final Danny Gear and Robin Henderson-Pugh knew they faced a formidable challenge in teenage opponents and last year's knock-out winners Cam Haines and Harry Griffiths.

Haines and Griffiths also the considerable experience of being a regular partnership in the club's men's 'A' team.

While Gear and Henderson-Pugh had the advantage during the front nine holes the youngsters' experience began to tell.

Haines' drive to the 13th found the front edge of the green and wins at the 14th and 15th holes helped them retain their title with a 2-1 win.

Ross Golf Club's men's seniors (60+) members were blessed with Spring-like playing conditions for a 16 holes drawn pairs 4 Ball Bettter-Ball stableford event recently.

Club Treasurer Graham Jell and Andrew Petersen were able to find the ideal combination as their impressive 42 points score score topped the final score-sheet in a closely fought tussle.

David M Rees and Andy Childs surprised themselves in finishing runners-up with 41 points followed by third place prize-winners Graham Weare and Richard Nightingale with 40 points.

Senior members also supported in force their annual three clubs and a putter 16 holes stableford competition.

Jeremy Picton-Turbervill, 15 handicapper, was able to maintain the consistency which helped him to win the 2018 Trevor Lane Knock-out Cup and with four pars and a birdie his 34 points score made him the day's top prize-winner on this occasion.

Robin Darling produced an equally impressive performance with nine pars and a birdie to amass 33 points to make him runner-up.

Meanwhile Graham Weare also among the prize winners with 33 points.

A few days later Picton-Turbervill finished among the prize-winners once again when he joined the 116 members taking part in the mixed fifth and final Winter Stableford spread over two days.

The monthly competitions ultimately helps to decide the winner of the annual honours board major Barnfield Trophy.

Picton-Turbervill performance in an earlier round had already guaranteed his inclusion in the final on March 30, which will be contested by 60 members.

This time his points score including eight pars headed the Handicap Division Two players list earning him a one shot handicap reduction as well.

The day's top performers were Stephen Forrest and Paul Meek with 42 points each.