Cowling runs hot in very windy conditions

Conditions were less than ideal for good scoring in last Saturday’s Parkes Golf Club 18-hole stableford sponsored by Ken Keith OAM.

Denis Howard congratulates Victor Gaidzionis on a very good round in last Saturday's 18-hole stableford at Parkes Golf Club.

Denis Howard congratulates Victor Gaidzionis on a very good round in last Saturday's 18-hole stableford at Parkes Golf Club.

A solid field of 57 starters faced some very strong winds, but it was Brett Cowling who proved superior.

Cowling scored 41 points on his way to victory over Graham Cooke.

Cooke also finished with 41 points, however, Cowling’s back nine scoring saw him claim victory.

Todd Jayet returned to his form from earlier this year, returning a very good 39 points.

Jayet was followed by Mick Kable, Chad Porter, Jarrod Kemp and Charlie Allen who all scored 38 points.

Also beating their handicap were Blake Smith, Phil Bishop and Victor Gaidzionis who each scored 37 points in the tough conditions.

Saturday’s round was also the second qualifying round for the Pybar Handicap Shootout.

Cowling, Cooke, Jayet, Kable, Porter, Kemp and Allen have all put themselves in a strong position to be in the final field.

The windy conditions made getting the ball close to the pin difficult.

Luke Clarke hit an excellent shot into the Idlerite-Tyrepower 1st hole to finish closest at 420cm.

No distances were recorded on the Griffins Leading Edge 4th and Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th holes.

Kyle Hutchings took out the nearest the pin and the money hole awards on the Harvey Norman 11th.

Hutchings’ tee shot finished 250cm from the flag.

Brett Cowling’s good day got even better when he hit his tee shot on the Westlime 15th hole to 465cm to finish closest.

On the Parkes Readymixed Concrete 9th hole, David Stevenson produced a very good second shot in the tricky wind conditions.

His good approach left himself a birdie opportunity from only 455cm.

Tim Lassere was closest on the Central West Glass 18th hole at 282cm.

This Saturday, Parkes Golf Club will host the annual Northparkes Mines Charity Golf Day.

Always a fun event, the Northparkes day is a three person ambrose competition with some great prizes on offer.

Tee times are a shotgun start at 7.30am and 12.30pm.

Entry is $30 per player which includes a barbecue lunch.

Golf will be followed by a charity auction and a live band.

The Northparkes Mines Charity Golf Day helps to raise money for Can Assist.

Entries are still being accepted with forms available at the club.

Call the Parkes Golf Club on 6862 2044 for more information.