ROSS Golf Club's annual George Griffiths Greensomes stableford competition provided the ideal opportunity for two of the club's top men golfers to combine together to achieve honours board recognition early in the season, reports KEITH RAY.

After nine holes played, Cam Haines (handicap 0.8) and Ross Jenkins (4.7) with just 18 points on their scorecard seemed to be heading for no more than a respectability.

Perhaps inspired by the challenge of the more difficult finishing nine holes to follow however, they proceeded to score 24 points with four birdies and five pars, so that their highly impressive 42 points total became a winning one by a clear two-point margin.

Andy Crispe and Joe Sutton with 40 points were runners-up followed by Richard Brough and Shaun Sturge and Matty Dobbs and Mataius Kefalas, who both scored 38 points and Jamie Meek and Ross Webb with 37 points.

Meanwhile, for the second time this season, Ross Seniors 55+ Vice Captain Douglas Graham found his name at the top of a final scoresheet after another fine performance in the Ross Club's latest mixed roll-up stableford competition.

After his success in a Seniors stableford competition just a few weeks ago, Douglas was able to continue his good form this time from the much more demanding white tees, and his 41 points total won him the top spot by miles.

John Parker with 36 points was runners-up followed by Graham White and Kevin Howells with 34 points each and Tony Biggs with 33 points.

Last Wednesday also saw the annual Lady Past Captains day at the club, with the event won by 2022 Lady Captain Ellie Teasdale.

The event was followed by a lovely lunch upstairs in the Oak view restaurant.