The rain dampened the course but not the enthusiasm of the 45 golfers that took to the course on Saturday to play in the Nutrien sponsored 4BBB. Our thanks to Nutrien who have been sponsoring this event annually.
(min cost $8)
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The winners on the day were the early pairing of Ken Keith and Lindsay Elliott, who finally got his pin placements where he could score, with a good score of 44 points. Ken has been firing consistently of recent times and the pairing worked well together in the wind and occasional scudding shower.
They were followed home by Jack Murray and Michael Thomas on 42 points. These boys were also out early in the tougher conditions. There were 4 teams further back on 41 points so there were a few chasers in the hunt but they couldn't run down the winners.
The individual winner on the day was junior Grady Magill who shot a great 39 points and shouldered his partner, Peter Magill, for the majority of the day.
The Nearest The Pins this week were - Idlerite Tyrepower 1st won by Riall Harrison at 1300cm, the Griffins Leading Edge 4th by Andy Brownlow at 166cm, the Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th by Troy Thomson at 620cm, the Parkes Readymixed Concrete 9th by Anthony Riach at 58cm, the Harvey Norman 11th by Robert Norman at 84cm, the Westlime 15th Riall Harrison at 345cm and the Central West Glass 18th by Anthony Riach at 2cm. So that meant that Troy Thomson won the lucrative 4th hole this week.
Ball winners were - Riall Harrison & Blake Smith on 41, Grady and Peter Magill on 41, Anthony Lock & Myles Smith 41, Ron Hetherington & Trevor Chatman 41, Anthony Riach & Mick Dumesny 40, David Stevenson & Rob Cheney on 40 points on countback.
Saturday saw the 5th and last round of the popular Handiskins competition for PGC played. The event had a solid 40 players enter this year which gave us the maximum $1200 club vouchers to be played for in the final next weekend. The finalists for this year are Michael Thomas 108, Richard Hamilton 106, Riall Harrison and Ian Phipps both on 104 points. Just missing the final were Ken Keith 104 (beaten on a countback) and Anthony Lock 103. The competition was played for on a stableford format but now the final switches to a Skins format with the winner of each hole picking up the pot for that hole or as is the norm the holes jackpot and then there is a build-up of pots thus creating large amount of pressure and excitement for those involved. Ian Phipps does have the advantage of having won the National Handiskins event in Qld in 2017, but Richard has made the final previously and Riall and Michael are in very good form. Good luck to the participants and a reminder to all to watch for next years event and make sure you enter. For those entrants who haven't picked up their participant packs they in the Proshop.
A reminder that the Terry Bros Furniture, Bedding and Floorcovering Club Championships commence on Sat 22nd and are played over 4 rounds. Make sure you free up your tee times to be part of club's premier event for club golfers.
Also the Jack Burch has reached the 3rd round with some very good pairings left in the event. The match between Chambers/Scott vs G.Magill/Opynen perhaps holding the key to this time honoured event.
The McDermott Cup handicap Matchplay is also headed to the 3rd round with perhaps Grady Magill again the dark horse in the top half of the draw and the Max Keith vs Riall Harrison holding the key to the bottom half of the draw.
In A-grade the matches are all but settled for the semi finals. Riall Harrison vs Joe Van Opynen is a match of the conventional versus unconventional.
Joe with the ability to manufacture any shot and drive opponents mad with his ingenuity against the traditional skill and shot making of Riall Harrison.
In B-grade Rod Kiley is hoping all the practice hours he's put in will get him to the semis but Troy Thomson is the smokey in the group left.
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