Medal successes for young Ross-on-Wye golfers

By Ross Gazette sports reporter in Golf

Two medal events played on Ross-on-Wye Golf Club’s Yellow Course provided the opportunity for the men to test their early season skills and to continuously improve. For 12-year-old, 12 handicapper, Ross Juniors player Jordan Hughes, it was a chance to begin the 2017 season as he left off after his trophy award as the most improved player in 2016.

Playing in the monthly medal, in which 99 members took part, Jordan’s nett 68 score was a model of consistency, and just enough to edge another in-form player Phil Midwinter, fresh from his recent Club Captain’s event success into second place. Jordan’s slightly better finish on his back nine holes was the difference on count-back. Jordan also received a one-shot handicap reduction in the process.

Another accomplished Ross Juniors player to demonstrate his undoubted potential was 14-year-old, nine handicapper, Harry Griffiths. With a nett 69 in third place, he kick started his season with a one shot handicap reduction and he maintains his improving golfing journey.

Relative Juniors newcomer, 16-year-old Liam Greig is also responding well to his coaching programme and will have been delighted with his nett 70 performance in an adult competition. He finished in fifth place, with five handicapper, Alistair Watkins claiming fourth place with a nett 69.

Other performances worthy of mention were those of Harvey Hancock, Kevin D’Lonra and Steve Bennett, all with nett 70s and Nigel Gibbs, William Cansdale and Jeremy Morris with nett 71s.

Read the full report in this week’s Ross Gazette

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