Parkes golfers turned up and contested a 3 person medley Ambrose last Saturday to support Breast Awareness and the event was sponsored again by Leone Stevenson. Thanks to Leone for keeping this important health aspect front and centre for the community.
The winners on the day were the familiar playing group of Cody Hando, Joe Van Opynen and Phil Barnard. The boys have been having some success on the bowling greens of late but proved they still have the game to succeed in this format. With a strong northerly assisting for 10 of the holes it really made it easier for the big hitters but the ambrose requires the ball in the hole so the chipping and putting skills are of equal value. Cody, Phil and Joe recorded an 8 under round to go with their 6 handicap to record a 58. Remarkably they still had to go to a countback to defeat the Smith twins, Blake and Myles with Peter Amor as the valuable 3 rd member. These boys have a bit of Bourke and Wills in their game but are always putting the pin under pressure. Next in were a bit of a surprise with Ian Phipps, Phil Smith and Peter Picker on 58.5. Whilst these boys don’t smash it out there due to DOB now, they certainly make up for that around the greens, when in sync, which they obviously were on Saturday.
The conditions weren’t conducive to fluent play with a 40c plus day and hot drying winds blowing all day requiring plenty of fluid intake for the 87 players that ventured out.
The Nearest The Pins on Saturday were –The Idlerite 1 st by Tom Delmenico at 109cm, Griffins Leading Edge by Ben Howard at 90cm, Parkes Ready Mixed Concrete 9 th by Ryan Dunford at 130cm, the Harvey Norman 11th by Myles Smith at 294, the 17th by Kaye Jones at 279cm. The lucrative money hole was won by Ben Howard at 90cm – trying hard to get some bounty before departing.
Ball winners were Phil Smith, Ian Phipps, Peter Picker 58.5, Joe Tanswell, Aaron Drabsch, Ryan Dunfors 59, Mick Dumesny, Beau Tanswell, Shaun Bateson 59, David Stevenson, Rod Kiley, Rob Cheney 60.67, Troy Thomson, Craig Matthews, Brendon Simpson 61.
Next Week is an 18 medley stableford sponsored by ProKonnect.
The lady golfers had their Christmas party at the Club. Also, presentation of yearly events. Parkes caravans and Brian Collins smash Repairs consistency award, was the major prize, Thankyou very much to Troy and Jodie for their generous sponsorship.
The ever present and consistent golfer, Cath Kelly took it out! Congratulations Cath