Golfers in and around Forbes are lucky to be able to participate in their favourite exercise and were lucky over the last week to enjoy some sunny autumn weather.
In the Men’s competition on Saturday 18 April, an Individual Stroke sponsored by Forbes TV and Video Repairs, 78 players filled the allotted tee time and produced high scores.
Division One saw Anthony Alley the winner with nett 60, but on count back from Max Haley. Both scored well however, Max was disturbed by a ‘7’ on the 16th. Division Two also needed a count back. This time it was Robert Scott with 66 nett ahead of Lachlan Alley.
A warm welcome to Lee Grierson, staying here while University is closed, and to Merv Lowing, from Orbost, who is stuck here because of travel restrictions. Both players enjoyed the course, although Merv did not have the best of rounds.
The Tuesday golf saw a good field, with Ted Morgan declared winner on count back from Brian Clark, where both finished on 31 points for their 12 holes. Brian was looking good to be the first in the history of this competition to be a back-to-back winner, but alas it was not so. Geoff Drane was third with 30 points.
This winter will see the running of a 9-Hole Individual Nett competition, instead of the Winter 3’s. This is open to all – club and social golfers alike. Kind sponsorship from Niel’s Complete Carpet Cleaning will enable a weekly winner and ball sweep. Just roll up, pair up and enter a score. You can play as many times in a week and as many week’s as you are able.
Do not forget that changes have had to be made to the Men’s and Ladies Programmes, so check at the Pro Shop to see what is on.
By Short Putt