A NEW set of golf club's helped a Ross Golf Club member hit a hole in one and help his team to second place.

The 16-hole Florida Scramble medal event proved a memorable one for 19 handicapper Tim Lewis.

After deciding to undergo a custom Fitting with the club's Head Professional Tim Hall the subsequent investment in new clubs delivered the perfect return for Lewis when his H1 Hybrid Club drive at the 12th pond hole found the cup to deliver his first ever hole in one. It also helped his team which included Geoff Baker, David Crocker and Jeremy Picton-Turbervill to the second place prizes with the top spot occupied by David M Rees, Hugh Elliott, David Every and Peter Reynolds.

The club's summer season recently saw 97 players take part in the opening midweek medal competition.

The consistent nine handicapper Peter Bennett whose gross 81 and nett 72 medal score placed him in top spot on count-back, a winning position Bennett has become used to enjoying as he also topped the 2018/19 Winter Pairs League Table accompanied by his playing partner Roger Alford.

It was 11 handicapper Tim Rigden who came closest to catching Bennett in the medal event with a gross 83, nett 72 score followed by newcomer 13 handicapper Stuart McLeod with an equally pleasing gross 75, nett 72 score.

Following the recent Annual General Meeting of the Gorsley based Ross Golf Club, members from all sections were delighted to support their newly elected Club Captain, Martin Pimlow at his 'Drive-in' event.

The event saw a massive field of 172 members from all sections.

Some 38 teams consisting of four players each took part in a recent 16 holes stableford event on the club's yellow course with the two best scores counting at each hole.

Two former Junior Captains were in the winning team of four in Sophie Price and Cam Haines, the recently elected 2019 Ross Juniors Captain Harry Griffiths and 16 handicapper teenager Matty Dobbs who has witnessed his handicap tumbling rapidly since he first joined as a beginner.

The team's 16 holes total was an impressive 87 points and this included 12 gross birdies and an eagle two by Haines at the 16th par four hole.

Ross Club Club's Ladies section enjoyed the warm spring weather by taking on a rare challenge.

Members Ellie Teasdale and Penny Cave challenged each other in a ‘Keep your Clothes on Challenge’ to see who could wear the most clothes and still be able to wield a club.

A total of 175 items of clothing were donned between them raising £1,350 for the Lady Captain’s charity the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Lady Captain Sally Lawrence recently held her Charity Bowmaker Coffee Morning and Golf clothes sale, and a further £1000 was raised for the MS Society.

The group also held their Annual Ladies Dinner recently.

Prizes for the winter competitions were awarded on the night. Katie Stooke took first prize in the Winter Salver followed by Sue Johnson in second.

Denise Boughey's gross score of 58 was enough to win the 16-hole Winter Eclectic with Jenny Freel taking second. The pairing of Jose Wilson and Lois Price took victory in the Winter Foursomes ahead of

Denise Laird and Jenny Gladwyn.

Ross Club Club's Ladies 'A' team recently played against Bristol and Clifton in the Bath Aqua Challenge.

It proved to be a hard fought but enjoyable match with Bristol running out victors.

Ross Golf Club was represented by Pat Watkins, Amanda Marshall, Sally Fycun, Hannah Keir, Erika Atkins, Jan Armstrong (Captain) and Denise Boughey.