Phil Ross began shooting in 1954 at the age of 11. He shot his first ATA event in 1955 at the Chatsworth Gun Club and won the Jr. trophy. His next shoot was at Fresno where he broke a 95 and won the handicap.

Phil was on the California State Team from 1971 to 1981. He was on the All-American Junior team 2 times and placed 9 times on the Men's All-American team.

Phil was the California State Singles Champion in 1968, 1975 and 1981. He was California State Doubles Champion in 1980. Phil has tied or won a trophy in the California State Handicap 5 times. He was HAA Class Champion 3 times, HOA runner-up 5 times, Preliminary Handicap Champion 4 times and he won the 2nd VP Handicap with 99X100.

In Western Zone competition, Phil has been 16 yard Champion 2 times, Doubles runner-up once and Handicap Champion once with a score of 99X100.

Phil's Grand American trophies consist of placement in the Grand American Handicap 4 times and Jr. Handicap Champion 98x100. He placed in the Preliminary Handicap 3 times, was Ohio Handicap and President's Handicap Runner-up, both with scores of 99. He was Vandalia Handicap Champion breaking 100x100.He was Doubles Class Runner-up with 99x100 and HOA Grand American Champion in 1979. Phil has won over 18 trophies at the Grand American Championships.

At the Nevada Grand competition in 1980, Phil won the Handicap Championship and the Doubles Championship with scores of 99X100. He won the HAA 396X400 and was HOA Champion. He won 21 trophies from 1962 to 1996 at the Las Vegas Handicap Championships. He was Golden West Grand Handicap Champion in 1976 with a score of 99 X100.

Phil only shot the PITA Grand three times in his career, but he was Singles Champion 2 times, HOA twice and HAA Champion once.

Phil has won trophies in Utah, Arizona, Ohio and Nevada. He had the High 16 yard Average in the nation 2 times and High National Handicap average once.

While traveling in the Service 1961-1965, Phil won Out Of State Championships in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Oklahoma and Texas. He was International National Champion 1963, 1964 and 1965. He was All American in Bunker 3 years and held the World Record from 1964 to 1967 with 294X300. In 1962, during overseas travel, Phil won 3 Gold medals and 2 Silver medals in International Trap competition.

Phil has shot 68,850 singles, 131,950 handicap and 23,750 doubles.

Philip Ross was inducted in to the California Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 1991.

June 1968 Trap and Field Cover with Phil and George Ross