Last weekend the Sand Grass Green Championship was played at Grenfell and Forbes courses. Sponsored by Forbes Shire Council, the event attracted 73 golfers from across NSW.
The 36-hole Men’s Scratch Champion was John Betland (Forbes) with a Scratch Stableford score of 72 points.
The 36-hole Women’s Scratch Champion was Jan Crichton (Killara) with a Scratch Stableford score of 56, and the Runnerup was defending champion Chantelle Greaves (Dunedoo) with 49 points.
The 36-hole Men’s Nett Winner was Barry Green (Grenfell) with 68 points. He used his 17 handicap well to finish ahead of Dan Bayley (Forbes) with 67 points. Dan got the nod on count back from two other players on 67.
The 36-hole Women’s Nett Winner was Virginia Drogemuller (Grenfell). Virginia was well pleased with her result, but not as pleased as Runner-up. Elyse Troth (Grenfell) was so thrilled in this her first major competition that she wanted to hug everybody in the room.
Teams Winner – Forbes (J Betland/S Betland/D Bayley/ M Grant)
Forbes NTP’s (sponsored by Greater West Golf):
• Women 9th – Alice Wood (Killara); 18th – Liz Harding (Young)
• Men 9th – John Betland; 18th Steve Betland (Forbes).
The sideways sloping fairways on the Grenfell course provided many challenges, while blustery wind conditions at Forbes pushed many golfers into the trees.
The local Men’s comp on Saturday was an Individual Stableford, sponsored by Gunn’s Traffic Control, and contested by a field of 44 players.
The A-Division winner was Phil Maher (35 points) on count back from Brian Everest (35 points). The B-Division winner was Denis Culley with 44 points, while runner-up was Martin Cahill with 39 points.
The ball sweep went to: 44 – D Culley; 39 – M Cahill; 38 – R Scott; 37 – J Cutler; 35 – R Baker, L Little, P Maher, B Everest, H Steel-Park, N McMillan, R Smith. Both NTP’s went to Barry Parker.
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