Forbes golfers were keen to put some decent scores on the board, but the day was capped off by a hole-in-one by Bruce Chandler during Saturday’s event.
Saturday’s event was an 18-hole Stableford, sponsored by Troy Howe Electrical.
The course was enjoyed by a field of 61 players who generally scored well.
The A-division winner was Phil Maher, who once again was in form and scored 42 points. Close behind was Scott Kirkman with 41 points. They each had numerous pars and birdies.
The B-division had a large group of players on 41 points. In the end Bruce Chandler took the honour with 41 points on countback from Tom Edols (41), who took runner-up on count back from many others.
The ball sweep went to 37 on count back, going to: 42 – P Maher; 41 – B Chandler, T Edols, L O’Connor, S Kirkman, S Grallelis; 40 – Andy Cogswell, R Borger; 39 – B Shine, P Grayson; 38 – C Alley, B Doyle, R Smith, S McAlister, R Besgrove; 37 – A Rees.
The NTP’s went to: 1st – Marty Cahill, 18th – Bruce Chandler. Nobody could beat Bruce on the 18th, but there were a few contenders for the 9th.
Certainly, the story of the day was Bruce Chandler’s ‘ace’ on the 18th. He used a 5-iron, seemed to hit it okay and watched as it landed on the front of the green and rolled forward. He and his group thought it may have rolled off the back, but it was most definitely in the hole.
Sunday was Stableford Medley day, played by 9 players who all enjoyed their day. It was an all-male day with the ladies on other business. The winner was Charles Dwyer with 37 points, followed by Steve Betland on 36.
There was no ball sweep, but the NTP’s were well received. The 9th went to Andy Dukes and the 18th to Steve Betland.
There were no visitors.
This Sunday, we have a Par-3 comp where both club players and social players are invited. This is aimed at giving the club golfers a bit of a lift, and enticing the social players out for a bit of fun.
The CWDGA Pennants played the 2nd round last weekend at Bathurst. Our teams did not fare too well, with the 2’s (3/2) and 4’s (4/1) losing and the 3’s winning 3/2. The Div 1 team had a bye.
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