Saturday’s 18-Hole Stableford, sponsored by Forbes Bus Lines was played in good sunshine and yielded many good scores from the 67 players.
The A-Division winner was Michael Wood who scored 42 points, having completed the back-9 in 1-under. Only slightly behind was Laurie O’Connor, who similarly scored well on the back-9 to finish with 40 points.
The B-Division went to Richard Smith with 44 points. Close behind was Joshua Coulthurst with 43, which could have been better if he had scored a point on the dreaded 7th hole.
The ball sweep went to 36 on count back, going to: 44 – R Smith; 43 – J Coulthurst; 42 – M Wood; 40 – L O’Connor, N Duncan, B Thomas; 39 – P Dawson; 38 – S McAlister, S Bate, M Collits, P Pymont, J Maloy; 37 – T Griffiths, Martin Woods, C Alley, M Spice; 36 – P Barnes, S Kirkman, D Rhodes. The NTP’s went to: 1st – Mike Wood, 18th – Bob Borger.
The big event of the weekend was the second running of the FGC Par-3 Championships, sponsored by Brine Cure. A field of 41 players fought for prizes in Club and Social categories.
The Club Men winners were: A Grade winner – Phil Duke (41 c/b); runner-up – R Taylor (41). B Grade winner – L O’Connor (46); runner-up – B Carpenter (51). C Grade winner – D Williams (37); runner-up – B Slack- Smith (42).
The Club Ladies winners were: J Cripps (41 c/b); Runner-up – D Dingwall (41).
The Social winners were: first prize – Mark Webb (55), second prize – Scott Webb (67) and third prize – Veronica Rebellato (75).
The CWDGA Pennants played the 3rd round last weekend at Cowra. Our teams had mixed results, with the 1’s (3/2) and 4’s (4/1) winning while the 2’s (4/1) and 3’s (4/1) lost.
In a one-in-a-million event, one of Niel Duncan’s fairway shots was struck in mid-flight by another ball played by a person on the adjacent fairway. It took some time to find each ball, with more amazement as to where they had finished up.
On Sunday, 4th March we shall be hosting the CWDGA Pennants here. Come out and see some really good golfers do their thing. The course will be closed during this play, but open in the afternoon.
By Short Putt