ROSS Golf club showed the depth of their membership and took victory in the inaugural North Glos Foursomes 'B' League.

For the first time a competitive 'B' team league was formed for the 2019 Summer season and the Ross Club found themselves in Division One by dint of their 'A' Team competing at the same level having being crowned NFL Champions in 2018.

Mark Whitmore was chosen to captain the Ross Club 'B' team, due to his exemplary care and shrewd man-management of his 'B' team squad in friendly affairs, with two points at stake for every match.

In the 10 matches played on a home and away basis in 2019 against Minchinhampton, Forest Hills, Lilley Brook, Cirencester and Broadway.

His 12 players team playing the 4 Ball Better Ball format won seven and halved one match to amass 15 points and were deservedly crowned champions of the inaugural North Glos Division One 'B' Team League with the Minchinhampton Club runners-up with just 11 points.

Two fine away wins at Broadway and Cirencester and a halved match at Minchinhampton played a big part in the final results table as did the 'collective spirit' among the 26 players that supported Whitmore throughout the season.

This was typically reflected in Whitmore commemorating the achievement by providing engraved whisky tumblers for each squad member with many qualifying for a commemorative team shirt as well.

The squad can look forward confidently to the 2020 season in Division One with Mark again at the helm.