On Saturday, the event was an individual 18-hole Stableford, sponsored by the Hodges family, and was contested by a field of 62 players. Up for grabs was the Wilf Hodges Memorial Trophy, which was won this year by Geoff Coles with a very fine 42 points.
The A-division was won by Robb Webb with 38 points. Runner-up on count back was Doug Churchill. Geoff Coles easily won the B-division which had all the excitement but Frank Hanns gave good chasing with his 40 points. He held the runner-up post on count back from Clayton Alley.
The ball sweep went to 36 points on count back, with the lucky recipients being: 42 – G Coles; 40 – F Hanns, C Alley; 39 – G Webb; 38 – R Webb, D Churchill; 37 – A Borger, R Nixon, S Bate, P Grayson and 36 – H Steel-Park, D McAuliffe, J Haley, T Callaghan, R Smith, M Collits.
The NTP’s went to: 9th – J Maloy; 18th – R Taylor. We had one visitor, this being Chris Hollingworth (Joondalup, WA).
On Sunday, the Stableford Medley was contested by a small band. Colleen Bratton took the honours with 37 points, ahead of runner-up, Ray Taylor on 36. There was no ball sweep. The NTP’s went to: 9th – Jill Cripps; 18th – Ethel Coombs.
Also on Sunday, 19 players from Forbes travelled to West Wyalong for their 18-hole Open. There were also players from Temora, Grenfell, Condobolin, Wagga, Young, Lake Cargelligo and more.
The top prize, the West Wyalong Open Champion and A-grade scratch winner, went to Dan Bayley of Forbes, with a scratch score of 72. He found many different places on the course but always managed to score well.
Other Forbes players among the prize winners were: Greg Webb C-grade runner up; Peter Nixon A-grade NTP and Steve Grallelis C-grade NTP.
On Sunday, there will be a junior golf event run by Simon Houston. This will showcase some of the best junior talent around the regional areas.
By Short Putt