Good scoring despite very tough conditions

Last Saturday’s four ball best ball versus par event sponsored by Anita Medcalf at Parkes Golf Club saw players battling the course and the cold conditions.

Robert Cheney's +5 was the winning individual score in the Qantas Cup sponsored by Anita Medcalf last Saturday.

Robert Cheney's +5 was the winning individual score in the Qantas Cup sponsored by Anita Medcalf last Saturday.

Despite these tough conditions, 50 starters went out and braved the cold and windy weather.

Tom Delmenico and John Pearce combined well to score +10 to win by +2.

Delmenico and Pearce were followed by Duncan Constable and Fine Latu on +8, and Ryan Thornberry and Tim Lasserre also on +8.

Next best were Charlie Allen and Ray Maxwell on +7, followed by Rob Hey and Dave Brown on +6, and David Stevenson and Rob Cheney also on +6.

Conditions were no trouble whatsoever for the very experienced Robert Cheney who put together a very good round in the Qantas Cup individual event.

Cheney scored +5 on a day when many players found the going difficult.

Cheney’s +5 was also enough for him to secure the Frank Donnelly perpetual trophy, finishing on +5 over the three rounds.

In the nearest the pins, the varying wind conditions made it difficult for players to get there tee shots close.

Tom Delmenico got away to a good start though, finishing closest on the Idlerite-Tyrepower 1st hole at 671cm.

Phil Bishop hit a solid shot into the Griffins Leading Edge 4th hole.

He was closest at 670cm.

On the Dirt Doctor :Landscaping 6th hole, Bishop finished nearest as well.

His excellent tee shot was only 130cm from the flag on the uphill par three.

On the Harvey Norman 11th hole, Chad Porter gave himself a good look at birdie after finishing nearest at 570cm.

Porter also claimed the money hole award.

Tom Delmenico had a very good day, also winning the nearest the pin on the Westlime 15th hole.

Delmenico hit an excellent tee shot to only 115cm from the cup.

Denis Howard’s second shot into the Parkes Readymixed Concrete par four, 9th hole, was the best of the day at 890cm.

Tim Lasserre hit a very good shot into the Parkes Central West Glass 18th hole.

Lasserre finished closest on the short par four final hole, hitting his approach to only 216cm.

This weekend, members will compete in the Parkes Golf Club Foursomes Championships on both Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by Dixon Physiotherapy.

The following weekend, Saturday, May 26, members will compete in the 18 hole Stoney Creek Three Ball Golf Classic.

Players need to form a team of three for this fun and exciting event.