Highly acceptable course conditions greeted the 49 men members who had qualified during the winter months to take part in the final of Ross Golf Club’s Annual Barnfield Trophy stableford event. This being the club’s first major competition of the 2017 summer season.
For Seniors player, 18 handicapper, Tim Lewis (pictured) it was certainly a day to remember as his play was a model of consistency, and his shot came alive on the first hole with an ideal birdie result.
He enjoyed a stroke of good fortune on his fifth hole, this entailed successfully playing a left-handed stroke to extricate himself from the Ross course’s abundance of trees. However he then went on to score another birdie at his eighth hole. His 24 stableford points at the half-way stage meant that he was in fine shape. Scoring on every hole, on his back nine holes, resulted in a 43 points total, which was always likely to represent a trophy winning result and Honours Board recognition, and so it proved. Tim will now be a 16 handicap player.
With 12 pars and a birdie, six handicapper Colin Gladwyn, probably justifiably, thought that his 38 points score deserved more than the runners-up spot and a one shot handicap reduction, with Richard Brough also carding 38 points, along with the in form 14-year-old Harry Griffiths and Steve Crooks.
They were followed by Robin Darling, Mike Merrick and Adrian Berry, with 37 points each, and Chris Good with 36 points.