TWO medal events Ross Golf Club provided the opportunity for male members to test their early season skills.

And 12-year-old Jordan Hughes was able to begin the 2017 season as he finished last year when he was named most improved player.

Playing in the Monthly Medal competition, Jordan's nett 68 score was a model of consistency and just enough to edge another in-form player, Phil Midwinter, into second place.

Jordan's slightly better finish on his back nine holes was the difference on count-back with the youngster receiving a one-shot handicap reduction in the process.

Another accomplished Ross Juniors player to demonstrate his undoubted potential was 14-year-old Harry Griffiths, who scored a nett 69 to take third place in third place.

Liam Greig, 16, is also responding well to his coaching programme and will have been delighted with his nett 70 performance in an adult competition to finish fifth.

Fourth place went to Alistair Watkins with a nett 69.

Other notable performances came from Harvey Hancock, Kevin D' Lonra and Steve Bennett, who scored 70, and Nigel Gibbs, William Cansdale and Jeremy Morris, who finished on 71.

A few days earlier, 84 players embarked on their midweek medal events and the standout performer was 18 handicapper Jeremy Picton-Turbervill.

An inspired front nine holes, when he dropped just four shots to par, provided the impetus for some steady play on his back nine, making him a clear winner with a nett 66 score and handicap cut to 17.

In Handicap Division One, Charlie Walker topped the list with a nett 69 score, followed by Barry Robbins and Martin Johnson with nett 70's and Peter Cliffe with 71.

The Handicap Division Two top performers included Andrew Paxton, Eric Snape, John Osborne, Gethin Jenkin, Wref Digings, Malcolm Thornton and Phil Wilson.

Meanwhile, fashion and golf were the order of the day as ladies captain Jan Reid held a fundraising event for Megan Baker House.

A nine-hole bowmaker was followed by a coffee morning and on the catwalk a sample of this years’ golfing fashions.

The bowmaker was won by Lyn McLean, Lynette Taylor and Jenny Fieldon from Rodway Hill on the front nine and, on the back nine, the winners were a home team comprising of Sally Fycun, Sally Lawrence and Pat Johnson.

A total of £1,000 was raised for the charity.

The first qualifying medal event of the season was later held in thick fog, which delayed the start by an hour.

Eventually play got under way with a slightly reduced field.

Martha Norton won it with a nett 74, followed by Sally Fycun and Sally Lawrence