A FORMER sports writer was creating his own headlines by winning Ross Golf Club's Captain's Prize Competition.

Twelve handicapper Martin Johnson took his first major victory with a 42 stableford score.

Johnson has spent over 40 years previously writing about sports for various newspapers and publications including the Independent, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times.

Johnson was the day's main prize winner with his mixed pairs partner Jessie Lawrence having to settle for the runner's up spot on count-back after after carding 42 points.

Lawrence was also left to reflect upon the same event in 2018 when she again finished in second place.

She was followed by three more accomplished lady golfers in Sandra Hampson and Sally Fycun who both scored 41 points and Alison Hope with 39 points.

Michael Williams, Paul Vitale, Tim Wyatt and Kim Hampson had been in close contention with 39 points each.

The 'nearest the pin' prize-winners were Sally Lawrence, Vincent Fish and Steve Wallbank.

Fish was also one of four players to record birdie two successes joined by Niall Powell, David Mason and Charlie Walker.