The annual Seniors Pairs Open at Ross Golf Club marked its 25th year with a full start-sheet and record participation. The Gorsley-based course welcomed 168 players, including 152 visitors from 42 different clubs across the Midlands, Wales, and the South West. Blessed with warm sunshine, the event lived up to its reputation as a 'hidden gem,' and raised £645 for charity.
"An abundance of volunteers and helpers from the Club's men seniors' section were required throughout the day to 'make it happen'," said the Club. Catering and hospitality were managed by Inger Tweedy and Rebecca Boucher, alongside Tim Hall School of Golf Pro-Shop and Office Managers Sharon and Ashton Davies. Their collective efforts bolstered Ross Club's 'No 1' Brand name status. Funds raised through raffles supported the dedicated charity of Ross Club Captain Stephen Price, the Cheltenham-based Sue Ryder Charity.
Course Manager Dylan Stokes and his team received high praise for maintaining excellent playing conditions. "The standard of play was exceptional with good scoring reaching unprecedented levels," the Club noted. Champions of the day were Richard Gardiner and Alan Johnstone from Long Ashton GC in Bristol, scoring 48 stableford points. Among the prize-winners were Ross members Hugh Elliott and his partner Steve Roberts from Gloucester GC, as well as Ross GC 2023 Vice-Captain Mark Whitmore and his golfing friend Paul Senior from Kings Norton GC.