AFTER 40 years playing golf Steve Kentfield secured his first ever win in Ross Golf Club's annual Layton Cup stableford competition.

Despite untimely very wet weather 125 players took part in round one of the six-round event taking place throughout the summer with the best three recorded rounds determining the cup winner and associated honours board recognition.

In the men's seniors competition for over 55s the 13 handicapper will have fond memories of the occasion as his impressive 39 points total on the day, which included seven pars and a birdie.

Kentfield was a clear winner ahead of Ian Donald and Richard Tromans with 37 points in second.

Peter Hall will have surprised himself and his countless friends after his impressive 36 points total.

A few days later saw all club sections represented in the combined stableford based annual Winston Wildsmith Salver and 1st Barnfield Trophy Qualifier with 144 players on board.

There were some marvellous achievements notably by two teenagers when Fred Dineen and Max Phillips who came first and second respectively and lady member Jessie Wright was third placed.

For 26 handicapper Dineen his 40-points total brought him trophy success and honours board recognition with his 23 points total after nine holes including four pars kick-starting matters and consistent play over the more demanding back nine holes will now see him playing off a 22 handicap in future. 2

Phillips with 37 points was equally impressive with his round clinching second.