A GLEDDOCH golfer wrote his name into the club's history book by smashing a four-year course record.

Club captain Martyn Paton won the September Medal after posting a record score of 68 (-4 under par).

The 28-year-old beat the previous best score of gross 69 (-3 under) set by fellow club member and friend Graham Barr in 2016.

Martyn, who grew up in Greenock and now resides in Gourock, had three reasons to celebrate after coming out on top in the 36-hole scratch competition on the same day.

He told the Tele: "I've been trying to beat the record since 2016. I play golf with Graham every weekend so it's always competitive between the two of us.

"It was brilliant to get over the barrier and break the record.

"I think Graham's -3 has been matched three times and that was me getting over the hurdle on Saturday.

"To break the course record, win the September Medal and clinch the other competition on the same day was very special."

Martyn started playing golf at the age of five and was a junior member at Greenock Golf Club.

He then swapped fairways for football pitches when he played for Rangers as a youngster - but due to injuries he didn’t make it.

Martyn took golf back up in his 20s before joining Gleddoch.

He said: "I have been in three championship finals and two semi-finals.

"I started on the committee as the match secretary and worked my way up to be captain.

"I've been playing golf since I was five and breaking the course record is my proudest moment.

"Gleddoch is a championship course and a very difficult layout.

"I'd probably say it's one of the hardest courses in the Inverclyde and Renfrewshire area."