Members of the Parkes Golf Club contested their first round of club golf last Saturday in nearly a month when they played the re-scheduled Telescope Tyres & Batteries September Monthly Medal. In the A Grade, reigning club champion Justin Sutton fired an even par round of 71 to take the scratch award by four shots, while Steve Edmonds fired a great 68 nett to be 3 shots under his handicap.
Countbacks decided the B and C Grade awards with Paul Thomas taking the B Grade scratch after he and Troy Thomson finished level on 88. Peter Picker won the handicap section with 74 nett. In the C Grade Richard Hamilton took the Scratch award after a solid 95, and in the handicap section Rod Luyt returned to the winners list with 68 nett the equal best of the day. In other awards the Robert Cheney, Dave Stevenson, Troy Thomson and Peter Magill
sponsored Veterans award was taken out by Wayne “Pup” Parker with 70 nett and in the Griffins Leading Edge Putting competition, it was once again Paul Thomas who excelled as he returned just 24 putts for the 18 holes.
Nearest the Pin victors on the day saw Peter Dixon winning three awards including the Money Hole, the Griffins Leading Edge 4th hole and the Westlime 15th hole. Robert Cheney commenced proceedings when his iron shot to the Idlerite Tyrepower 1st hole, while playing partner Troy Thomson claimed the Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th. Chris Goodie hit a magnificent 3 iron to just 120cm on the Harvey Norman sponsored 11th hole. Justin Sutton fired a
wedge for his second shot to the Parkes Ready Mixed Concrete sponsored Par 4, 9th hole, while on the PJL Group sponsored 18th hole Phil Bishop claimed the two golf balls.
Ball Winners on the day went to 70 Peter Collins, 71 Justin Sutton and Peter Dixon. 72 Phil Bishop and Peter Magill, 73 Robert Hey and on 74 were John Green, Paul Thomas, Tony Evans and Jake Hodge. Only a small contingent of ladies contested an 18 Hole Stroke round which also saw the play for the Parkes Golf Shop sponsored Club Medal. Anita Medcalf claimed the award with a 79 nett, Margaret Hogan was the sole ball winner on 80 nett on a countback from the unlucky Kasey Fay-Rice.
Medcalf also won the qualifying round of the Ethel Kenyon Trophy on 30 Stableford points.
By Paul Thomas