CONSISTENCY was key as John Palmer produced a masterful round to win the fourth out of six round for the annual Layton Cup.

The Ross Golf Club competition for its senior men members aged 55 and over is decided on the total of the best three rounds played.

Some 97 members took advantage of the ideal playing conditions and 13 handicapper Palmer produced a masterly round of stableford golf to amass 44 points in playing to a handicap of five, resulting in a two-shot handicap reduction to 11.

Taking second place was Allen Mawby with 43 points followed by Andrew Paxton, David Holborow and Richard Tromans all with 41 points.

In the chase for the 2019 Layton Cup title after four rounds played the league table is headed by Richard Tromans with 118 points, holding a clear lead from Seniors Champion Robin Darling with 115 points and John Sherahilo, Allen Mawby, Paul Warwick and Stephen Bartholomew with 114 points each.

The men senior's annual Trevor Lane Knock-Out Cup in which 80 members entered originally in April is also heading towards an exciting climax with the quarter-final matches about to take place in readiness for the Club's Knock-Out Final's Day and Trophy Presentation Evening on Sunday, September 8.

The quarters will see Antony Graham take on Paul Warwick; Michael Bradburn will face Scott Thomson; Adrian Hope entertains Nigel Gibbs and a titanic tussle is due to take place when Club Captain Martin Pimlow and Club President Geoff Baker do battle.