The sunshine brought out the best in the golfers’ scores and their outfits, worn to support the ‘Pink Day’.
Saturday’s event was an 18-hole Stableford, sponsored by Ian Simpson & Co Real Estate, contested by 74 players. The golfers also donated in support of the ‘Pink Day’, a means of raising money in support of the Forbes Breast Cancer Support Group.
The A-division winner was Doug Churchill with an outstanding 43 points, on count back. Runner up was Paul Pymont, who enjoyed slightly cooler conditions earlier in the day. He had 43 points, but was pipped by one stroke on the back-9.
The B-division winner was Greg Webb with 42 points, to continue his form. Not far behind was Robert Borger on 40 points. He had consistent scoring on the back-9.
The ball sweep went to 37 on count back, being distributed to: 43 – D Churchill, P Pymont, N Duncan: 42 – G Webb; 40 – R Borger; 39 – C Alley, Mike Wood, T Callaghan, A Tucker, M Spice, B Doyle; 38 – R Taylor, D McAuliffe, R Searl, P Grayson, D Clarke; 37 – M Andrews, B Collie, M Wood Jnr, F Hanns.
The NTP’s went to: 9th – S Uphill; 18th – Alf Davies.
The visitors included Richard Searl and Mike Bradley Wood. Niel Duncan was unlucky to miss out on a prize. He scored 43 points to come third and this with his second- ever best score of 77.
On Sunday, the regular Stableford Medley produced the usual crowd. The winner was Ray Taylor with 43 points. Runner-up was Ron Morris with a credible 39 points. Ray was pleased to match his age with his score.
Also on Sunday, Forbes had two teams in the CWDGA Inter-Club Pennants semifinals being played at Duntryleague. It was a day of mixed success with the Division 1 team losing 3-2 to Dubbo, while the Division 4 team won 3-2 against Dubbo. This carries them into the final against Wellington, to be played at Cowra on Sunday, 18th March.
The golfers embraced the ‘Pink Day’ event at the Forbes Golf Club. Numerous players wore pink, which was very fetching on many of the lady players and made some of the men players quite attractive.
Some of the outfits were very inventive and others required some courage to wear.
Donations were aplenty, with the golfers contributing $134 which will go to the Forbes Breast Cancer Support Group.
Some players had missed the notifications and were disappointed that they were not able to really dazzle the course. There will be a chance again next year.
Nominations for the Forbes Veteran’s ‘Week of Golf’, set for 23rd to 27th April, are quite slow. Please hurry and put your nominations in as we need early notification for catering purposes and for notification to the NSW Vets Golf. Entry forms are available in the Pro Shop now.
By Short Putt