The Gorsley based Ross Golf Club’s 2022 programme of events for its men seniors aged 55+ members continue to be well supported. With a full start-sheet, 125 hopeful golfers were aiming to triumph in the sections first major honours board trophy of the summer season being the Keene Cup. 18 handicapper Robin Henderson-Pugh affectionately known as ‘hyphen’ who enjoys a highly effective performance record when competing for seniors’ cups did not disappoint his countless followers to score 43 stableford points to top the final score-sheet on count-back. With 2 birdies in his opening 9 holes 21 points total, which remarkably included a blob on the 9th hole, Robin maintained his consistent play to bring back memories of the last time he won this Cup in 2013. This latest success adds to his impressive winning record of the Ernest Penn Trophy in 2018 and the Trevor Lane Knock-out Cup in 2012.
As runner-up, Robin Taylor will consider himself unfortunate to have just missed out on count-back, Ian Hatton was in 3rd place with 41 points followed by Adrian Berry alongside stalwarts Fred Stott and Harold Beach who all carded respectable 40 points scores. Phil Thompson, Clarkson Barclay and Pete Neilens were among a host of 39 points scorers which included Jeff Charles, a relative newcomer to the Ross Club’s ‘hidden gem’ tree-lined course and playing in only his 3rd competition since joining.
2022 Ross Seniors Captain, Wref Digings can also point to a highly successful season to date in the performances of the seniors’ squad in his care in their annual friendly matches’ campaign. At almost the half-way point of the season with 13 matches played, his squad have recorded 9 wins and 2 halved-match results suffering defeats only when they visited the Cotswold Hills and Stinchcombe Hills Golf Club’s. The administrative effectiveness of Phil Dicks as match secretary and Paul Dando as fixture secretary is also worthy of recognition making matters a real collective team effort. Equally Wref’s Committee and a host of dedicated helpers are looking forward to welcoming another full house in their care, when 182 golfers from far and wide will be descending upon the Wye Valley on July 6th to take part in the Ross Club’s annual Seniors 55+ Singles Open.