The Monthly Medal, sponsored by Adept Plumbing, was played on Saturday with 70 players looking to take the honours. Andrew Dukes had a superb round to return the best score on the day.
The A-Grade went to Andrew Dukes with a nett 68, despite missing a short 2-footer on the 18th. Runner-up was John Betland, finishing with a nett 71.
The B-Grade was won by Bob Borger, nett 71, ahead of runner-up Tony Cogswell with a majestic nett 72.
The C-Graders were also on form, with Bruce Chandler (Nett 70) winning on count back ahead of runner-up Nick Ryan (70).
The ball sweep went to 73 nett: 68 – A Dukes; 70 – B Chandler, N Ryan; 71 – J Betland, B Slack-Smith, R Borger; 72 – D McAuliffe, K Sanderson, T Cogswell; 73 – D Bayley, M McGlashan, G Webb, A Tucker, G Falvey, D Culley, A Alley, S French, N McMillan.
The NTP’s went to: 9th – C McMillan; 18th – G Webb.
And a welcome to visitors M McGlashan and L Buesnell from Parkes, Craig Taylor from Mudgee and previous champ, Danny Acret from Penrith.
The Medal winners played well on the day but the range of scores in each grade was quite remarkable, especially when a name is put beside a score. Best to say that for some players, they have had better days, much better days.
There was no Stableford Medley on Sunday due to the playing of the Forbes Ladies Open, in which over 70 players participated, representing 19 clubs.
On Sunday, 10 Forbes golfers attended the Young Men’s Open. The winner on the day shot a Scratch 70 score, but none of our Forbes guys did all that well, with the best of our boys being Steve Betland on scratch 75. Andy Dukes, Digit McAuliffe and Peter Dawson had 76 but the others quite a way back.
The Forbes Men’s Open is steadily approaching, with a 4BBB set for Saturday, 18th May and the Open on 19th May.
By Short Putt