Once again the course got the better of members as they took part in the Telescope Tyres & Batteries July Monthly Medals last week. In the premier grade it was Justin Sutton who fired a solid 4 over par 75 to edge out Cameron Butler on a countback while Robert Cheney blitzed the handicap section with the day’s best nett score of 3 under par 68.
In the minor grades doubles to Michael Smith (B Grade) and Ray Griffith (C Grade) were in complete contrast to recent golfing performances as both players have been struggling. Smith in taking the B Grade double returned a solid 84 off the stick for a 72 nett while Griffith bounced back to his brilliant best in returning a great 89 off the stick for 70 nett in the handicap section.
In other awards Ian Phipps capped off a great day by being awarded the Veterans award with a 73 nett and Phipps also received the Griffins Leading Edge Putting competition after requiring just 25 putts for the 18 hole event.
At the presentation of trophies both club Captain Paul Thomas and Robert Cheney on behalf of the winners congratulated the sponsors and all members and visitors who contested the event. The ladies also contested their Monthly Medal with the 4th Golf NSW and Club Medal with an 18 hole Stroke round for trophies provided by the Parkes Golf Shop.
Despite the heavy conditions it was Cherrie Phillips who topped the leaderboard with a 79 nett. This weekend, male members will contest the annual 18 hole 4 man Team Stableford competition for the Frank Smith/Champion Post Memorial Trophy and in conjunction will be the 4th qualifying rounds of both the Handiskins and Pybar Handicap Challenge whilst the ladies play an 18 hole Stableford for Cath Kelly’s trophy. On Sunday it’s the annual Holden Scramble 4 Person Ambrose which starts at 10.30am with players to report no later than 10am.