Last Saturday was the Men’s competition, the June Monthly Medal, sponsored by BWR Accountants & Advisors, with 93 players taking the field.
The A-Grade winner came in the last group, with a nett 65 by Andrew Dukes. Runner-up was John Betland with 68, and the best scratch score of the day. The B-Grade went to Niel Duncan on 67 nett, on count back from Dave Rhodes, who missed out once again.
The C-Grade also required a count back, with Troy Howe winning ahead of Liam Whitfield when both finished on 68 nett. The ball sweep went to 73 nett on count back, with 26 lucky players. Players should check in the Pro Shop for their name. The NTP’s were both close shots, 9th – J Bet- land and 18th – B Slack-Smith.
Visitors included Andrew Brownlow from Peak Hill, Cameron Standen and Alec Edwards from Parkes, and Neal Herbert from Bogan Gate. Merv Lowing from Orbost is still around but has not been able to play due to some health issues. Say ‘Hi’ when you see him.
An ‘eagle’ was scored by Randall Grayson on the 2nd hole, after some fine shots and Bruce Chandler skipped his shot over the 15th water, which rolled all the way to the green.
The Sunday Stableford Medley was very quiet, due to the chilly conditions. The winner was Barb Drabsch with 31 points. There was no runner-up or ball sweep, and once again no NTP’s were contested.
Head Pro Ben has accepted an offer to work in Cairns. Club members are planning a ‘Farewell Night’ on 4 July, where some speeches and a presentation will be made. To manage the social-distancing aspects please advise Ladies’ Captain Heather Davidson, or Men’s Captain Steve Grallelis if you would like to attend. Donations for a gift can be provided to the Captains.
Despite a few changes, the Forbes Golf Club is now back-on-track with our scheduled programme. Some minor adjustments may still be made, but important Club events are okay.
By Short Putt