The Parkes Mayor proved he could lead on the golf course too with his victory in the BWR Accountants and Advisors Summer Competition last Saturday.
A very good field contested the 5th and final round of the Summer Competition and Ken Keith won with an impressive 42 Stableford points.
In the overall competition, that saw players able to discard their worst two rounds, it was a clear 4-shot victory for the club’s most consistent golfer Jake Hodge. He returned scores of 43, 42 and 36 for 121 to finish ahead of Robert Hey with rounds of 40, 39 and 38 finished on 117 in the Stableford-based competition.
Ball winners went to 40 Steve Simpson and Ian Hendry, 38 Dub Rodgers, Cathy Kelly, Chris Goodie and Col Barker, 37 Wayne Parker, Ron Hetherington, Justin Sutton, Rod Kiley, Peter Picker and Rod Luyt, 36 David Whitfield, Michael Lynch, Jake Hodge and Reg Davison and surviv- ing the countback on 35 was Tim Lasserre. In the Nearest the Pin, Ian Hendry dominated as he took out both the Idlerite Tyre- power 1st hole at 611cm and the tough Westlime sponsored 15th hole 551cm from the flag.
The major jackpot on the Idlerite Tyre-power 1st hole was won by Mark Francis last week after it was revealed his tee shot finished just 20cm from the flag and not the reported 200cms.
In other awards Ian Phipps won the Griffins Leading Edge 4th hole at 483cm, which also earned him victory in the money hole award. The Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th saw Bob Barter victorious at 570cm and David Whitfield’s 207cm won him the Harvey Norman 11th hole award.
The final two Nearest the Pins awards on the Parkes Ready Mixed Concrete 9th hole and the PJL Groups 18th hole, saw Ron Hetherington blast his 6 iron approach shot to within birdie range of 282cm of the flag on the Par 4, 9th hole. On the short 18th hole it was Tim Lasserre who claimed the win with just 15cm off the flag.
Members are reminded that effective immediately any golf ball won during Satur- day competitions must be collected from the Pro Shop operated by Daniel Newton.
Tomorrow’s competition is an 18-hole Stableford for the Sportspower of Parkes trophy, and on Sunday Parkes hosts the Round 4 matches of the Central West Pen- nants with the course closed from 7.30am to 1pm.
By Paul Thomas