Another strong roll-up last Thursday for the ‘Twin Towns’ golf veterans with 22 players from Parkes on their home course while the Forbes vets showed their support, who almost matched the hosts with 18 players for a total of 40 players .
Not to be outdone Forbes vets showed their talent and won the top two awards with Steve Edwards, who is back at his best at 42 after hip replacement with 43 points from Forbes and Lachlan Valley President Peter Barnes.
Parkes received an award while Cath Kelly accepted the encouragement award after a count-back from Forbes Rep Alex MacKinnon.
Near the pins, 4th A-grade Niel Duncan (F), B-grade John Dwyer (P), 11th A-grade zero, B-grade John Fowler (P). The Twin Cities sign, Parkes 231 points, Forbes 229.
An indication of the high scores is that the ball sweep has dropped to 37 points, one under player handicaps. 41 points John Pearce (P), 40 Garry Phillips (P), 38 Don McKeowen (F), John Fowler (P), Tom Delendico (P), 37 Frank Hanns (F), Rod Luyth (P), Ross Smith ( P).
Vets Golf today in Forbes (Thursday), noms and tee boxes from 9-10am.
Geoff Drane, the organizer of Tuesday’s 12-hole competition, reports that there was a spectacle last week before a ball was hit with the standout talent Ken Sanderson, who arrived without golf shoes and buggy battery.
Still, he enjoyed his walk, where Peter Barnes was best with 36 points ahead of Adam Andrews on the 31st.
Twenty regulars greeted former Forbes resident Peter Dwyer from his lock in Victoria, who was visiting relatives and friends across NSW.
Tee time for Tuesday is from 9 a.m. A variety of major tournaments encourage all golfers to make an effort to repair divots and pitch marks. The course is in great shape, everyone can help keep it that way.