Doubles across all three grades in July monthly medal

Last Saturday saw 60 brave golfers contest the Telescope Tyres and Batteries July monthly medal sponsored by Central West Glass.

David Stevenson tees off on the 6th hole at Parkes Golf Club. Photo: Mark Kelly.

David Stevenson tees off on the 6th hole at Parkes Golf Club. Photo: Mark Kelly.

In icy conditions, all three grades were taken out with doubles with some impressive scoring.

Anthony Riach was too good in A grade, continuing with his strong form from the past three months.

Riach shot 77 off the stick to take out the scratch.

This gave him 70 nett which won the A grade handicap by a shot.

B grade saw Peter Bristol victorious.

Bristol shot 86 off the stick, giving him a nett 73, which was good enough to claim the double.

John O’Shannessy proved far too good in C grade, running out an easy winner.

In an uncommon feat, O’Shannessy’s scratch score was better than the B grade scratch winner’s score.

O’Shannessy shot 85 off the stick, one better than Bristol’s 86, to record a 63 nett – easily the best nett score of the day.

Chris Goodie made the best use of the flat stick as he claimed the Griffins Leading Edge putting competition with 25 putts.

Goodie was also announced as the Advice4Life Consistency Award winner for the second period.

Other notable scores included Gordon Christie and Wayne Powter (71 nett), Peter Magill (72), Denis Howard and Tony Lock (73), John Pearce, Lachlan Buesnell, Myles Smith,Chris Goodie and Marty Woods all had 74. 

In the nearest the pins, Anthony Riach claimed the prize on the Idlerite-Tyrepower 1st hole after hitting his tee shot to 469cm.

On the Griffins Leading Edge 4th hole, Richard Hamilton was nearest at 273cm.

Tony Hendry hit an excellent shot into the Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th hole, putting for birdie from only 122cm.

On the Harvey Norman 11th hole, which doubled as the money hole, John Green hit a superb tee shot to claim both prizes at only 113cm from the flag.

Green also finished nearest on the Westlime 15th hole.

Slightly further away than his shot on the 11th, Green was putting for birdie from 13 metres.

Marty Woods hit the best approach shot into the Parkes Readymixed Concrete 9th hole at 320cm from the cup.

On the Central West Glass 18th hole, Kyle Hutchings hit the best approach at 390cm.

This weekend, members will contest an 18 hole four man team stableford competition sponsored by Parkes Champion Post.

In this event, worst and best scores count every hole.

There is an individual in conjunction and it is the fifth qualifying round of the Pybar Handicap Challenge.