Veteran golfer Graham Cooke bounced back to his brilliant best when he took out Saturday’s 3rd round of the BWR Accountants and Advisors Summer competition. In very hot conditions Cooke, playing off a 31 handicap, set up the victory with a brilliant front 9 holes that saw him return a great 23 points or the equivalent of 5 shots under his handicap to record his first victory in nearly six months.
Runner-up was Lindsay Elliott who recorded 42 points, just one shot ahead of third place Frankie Cock. She continued her brilliant form in returning a great 5 under handicap score of 41 points.
Ball winners on Saturday were 42 Lindsay Elliott, 41 Frankie Cock, 39 Robert Hey, Mitch McGlashan and Margaret Hogan, 38 Rod Kiley, Laurie Wakefield, Tom Medcalf, Tim Baker, Colleen Flynn and Bob Barter and surviving the countback on 37 was Cathy Kelly.
The Nearest the Pin jackpot on the Idlerite Tyrepower 1st hole was not won, however Richard Hutchison claimed 20% of the jackpot and won 16 balls. The other Nearest the Pin awards saw Steve Simpson clean up on the Griffins
Leading Edge 4th hole. This shot allowed Simpson to claim the Money Hole award too. On the Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th hole, Mitch McGlashan got the first of a double. His second award came on the difficult Westlime-sponsored 15th hole, while on the Harvey Norman 11th hole it was Lindsay Elliott who got to celebrate.
The day’s final two awards, the Nearest the Pins in two shots on the Parkes Ready Mixed Concrete 9th hole and the PJL Groups 18th hole, saw Mark Job and Lindsay Elliott take the honours.
The Parkes teams to represent the club in the 1st round of the Central West Golf Associations Pennant series starting on Sunday 5th in Orange are:
Division 1: John Green, Peter Dixon, Robert Hey, Mitch McGlashan and Justin Sutton with Joey Van Opynen as the reserve;
Division 2: Phil Barnard, Steve Edmonds, Tim Burke, Tom Casey and Denis Howard with Dave Stevenson and Mark Kelly as the reserves;
Division 3: Colin Barker, Peter Bristol, Jake Hodge, Richard Hutchison and Tony Hendry with Paul Thomas as the reserve,
Division 4: Michael Dellaca, Dave Harwood, Tony Evans, Rod Kiley and Luke Greenwood and the reserve is Garry Phipps.
By Paul Thomas