Rhys shows his potential at Ross Golf Club

By Ross Gazette sports reporter   |   Sport reporter   |
Monday 30th October 2017 9:45 am
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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was the final major competition for Ross Golf Club’s men members in their 2017 summer programme, attracting 89 entrants.

It provided 15 year old Junior player, Rhys McGinley, with the ideal opportunity to demonstrate the valued investment he has made in himself this year, through dedicated practice and skills training with the Ross Club’s Junior Academy.

With a well balanced and measured 18 holes of golf, including eight pars in which his gap wedge club play excelled, saw Rhys card a gross 91, nett 66 medal score to be the day’s No 1 nett performer by two shots.

Since Rhys kick-started his golfing year in style as a 28 handicapper with an impressive 43 points in the Club’s January winter stableford, he has continuously improved his handicap to its current 23 level. Rhys took up the game four years ago and is a pupil at Dene Magna School in Mitcheldean and on completion of his GCSE’s, plans to further his education through an extended diploma in sport at Hartpury College, and hopefully a promising future in golf awaits him.

Matthew Joyner was runner-up with a nett 68 medal round which witnessed two birdies and his back nine holes, negotiated with only three dropped shots and handicap improving by two shots to 13.

Peter Bennett & Nick Tamblyn followed with nett 69’s and Phillip Bull, Colin Price and Richard Brough with nett 70’s and Adrian Hope and Peter James with nett 71’s.

In the gross handicap section 2 handicapper Harvey Hancock, again excelled to finish in top spot with a gross 71 to move him to a 1 handicap. In only his second year with the Ross Club, Harvey can reflect upon another meaningful 12 months in which he won the prestigious Mike Lane Trophy, played over 36 holes, and the day’s winner on the Club’s men’s Invitation Day, playing with his guest Rob Leach.

Harvey was followed by Colin Gladwyn with nett 77, Peter Bennett and Cam Haines 78, Simon Williams and Drew Davis with 79 and Tim Wyatt’s 80.

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