Saturday’s event was the ‘Merv Hawke’ Cup, a 4BBB Stableford Medley event, sponsored by the Hawke Family, and contested by a field of 112 players.
The winners, on count back, were Todd Callaghan and son Harrison with a score of 44 points. The unlucky runners-up were Lynette Kennedy and Rose Carrol, whose 44 points saw a big contribution by Rose who played well below her handicap.
The ball sweep went to 39 points on count back: 43 C Hurford/J Brett and N and C Duncan; 42 A Hogan/L Whitfield, B Robinson/B Hodges and John and Sam Ridley; 41 J Ridley/D Scott, N Death/E Baker, J Hurkett/T Toole and D Mylecharane/P Duke; 40 C Barrett/A Rees, K Sly/K Walton, V Lane/C Venables and T Griffiths/P Kay; 39 S McAlister/C Alley and S Thomas/T Cogswell.
The NTP’s went to 9th Ladies, J Fletcher and Men, T Callaghan; 18th Ladies, J Hurkett, Men, J Bernardi. The 2’s were scarce. Visitors included Peter Mawhinney from Grenfell, Rowan Fessey from Kogarah, Jan and John Hurley from Pacific Dunes, Jack Downes from Moree, Peter Ryan from Killara, Steve and Ros Fuller from Wentworth, and Brad Hazell from Hervey Bay.
On the course was our new Head Pro, Adam Demidjuk. He enjoyed the company of his group, commenting that he was thrilled with the course, finding some challenges along the way.
The Sunday Stableford Medley field was again very low. The eventual winner was Ethel Coombs with 31 points. With improving weather more players should be able to take advantage of the reduced competition fee for the Sunday Medley.
Head Pro Adam will be back to start in the Pro Shop on 3 August. Make sure you catch up with him from then on and welcome him to Forbes.
The Wallace Cup draw is on the Pro Shop noticeboard, so get your game organised to ensure we keep ahead of the deadlines.
The Trundle Open on 8, and 9 August will be played under strict COVID-19 rules, so pre-registration is important. The Temora Open is on the same weekend.Remember, we still need to practice social distancing, even in the ‘Golfie’.
Saturday, 25 July is an Individual Stableford Medley, sponsored by T Griffiths and V Rebellato. There are prizes for Ladies and Men, with an overall winner for the Kristie Carpenter Memorial Trophy. Sunday, 26 July has a Stableford Medley.
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By Short Putt