John Green chipped into the 9th green at Parkes Golf Club. sub
After years of looking after and coaching children and just on 12 months of membership has seen two of the Parkes Golf Club’s newest members in Ian Ward and Lindsay Elliott receive the accolades when they combined to take out the Whites Electrics sponsored 18 hole Fourball Best Ball Stableford event last Saturday.
Both Ward and Elliott over the past 10 years have had to live in the shadows as they fathered their children to sporting and cultural events around the countryside.
When both parents decided it was time to enjoy a little bit of sport in their own right, it was golf that was their first choice.
Like all newcomers to the game, they found things a little difficult but after months of frustration they have joined the winners list, something some golfers take an eternity to achieve.
In winning last Saturday’s Fourball event, Ward and Elliott returned a solid 43 points to gain a one shot victory over a particularly strong field who found conditions difficult.
At the presentation of trophies, Club captain Paul Thomas congratulated Marc Ralph and his family of Whites Electrical for their sponsorship before announcing the day’s winners who were unfortunately unavailable as they had played in an early morning group.
In the individual event that was played in conjunction, Wayne Parker took the crown as the only player in the field who bettered his handicap when he returned 37 points.
Ball winners from the day went to John Green and Denis Howard, Tony Hendry and Michael Lynch and Ken Ryan and Warren Blatch all on 42 points.
On 41 were Laurie Wakefield and John Davies, and Troy Thomson and Peter Magill.
In the nearest the pins, Wayne Parker capped off a good day when he drilled his 5-iron to 830cm of the pin on the Idlerite sponsored 1st hole.
Tom Medcalf birdied the Griffins Leading Edge 4th hole from just 85cm after a superb 8-iron while Len Archer could only par the Dirt Doctor Landscaping 6th hole after his tee shot finished 120cm from the pin.
On the Harvey Norman 11th hole, John Green sank his birdie putt when he finished 119cm away while on the final par three, the difficult Westlime sponsored 15th hole, Allan Jewell managed an easy par after a solid 7-iron finished 638cm from the pin.
On the best-in-two-shot final holes of each nine, Denis Howard dominated on the Parkes Ready Mixed Concrete 9th hole when he hit a glorious lob wedge to just 246cm of the pin.
On the Parkes Heavy Mechanical Repairs 18th hole, Laurie Wakefield fired his 9-iron to within 83cm of the pin in recording a birdie as both players claimed two balls each.
A good field of 31 members contested last Wednesday’s nine hole Chicken Run.
Heading the winner’s list was the consistent Peter Magill who returned the day’s best round of 20 points.
In the handicap section, Steve Simpson topped the list after returning 16 plus 6 for 22 points.
Michael Smith was next on 18 plus 3 for 21 with Wally Norman on 16 plus 5 for 21 and rounding out the winners was Vince Kelly on 16 plus 4 for 20 points.
The day’s lucky card draw winner was a very lucky Doug Lindsay.
Nominations open for the annual SCT Parkes Open Tournament weekend from this Friday. The entries must be on the official entry form which is available at the club or from the club’s website.
They must be accompanied with the appropriate fee.
All members are advised that entries for the prelude event, the Atlas Copco Open Fourball Best Ball must also be done on the entry form.
Any players who wish to book a golf cart or who would like to tee off at a particular time must note this on the entry form.
There will be no booking of carts directly with the club as normally is the case.
Associated sponsors of the 2014 SCT Logistics Parkes Open Golf Tournament are Atlas Copco Australia, Harvey Norman, Video Ezy, Parkes Mensland, Reflection Jewellers, local mayor Ken Keith OAM and the Asquith Golf Club.
Entries close for this event at 5pm on Friday, September 5, or once the field is full.
FOURBALL HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIPS
This Sunday, the Regional final of the NSW Mens Fourball Handicap Championship will be played at Parkes.
Parkes will be represented by three pairs including Phil Barnard and Allan Jewell, John Green and Wayne Powter and Len Archer and Bill Warren.
The regional final has attracted some 21 pairs that see teams from Forbes, Peak Hill, Grenfell, Bogan Gate, Lake Cargelligo, Condobolin and Bogan Gate join the locals in attempting to qualify and gain a place in the all expenses paid state final which will be played at the Bonville Golf Resort in Coffs Harbour from October 7-10.
Sunday’s event will be played in conjunction with the A.A. Blatch sponsored 18 Hole 4BBB Stableford event which will have a sausage sizzle at the presentation of trophies.
RULE OF THE WEEK
Robert and David are playing a match when Robert finds his ball in an unplayable position. He opts to drop the ball within two club lengths of where it lies and not nearer the hole.
This means that Robert has to drop the ball on a steep slope and after he drops the ball it strikes his foot, which was stationary, and the ball comes to rest within two club-lengths of where it first struck the ground.
Does Robert have to re-drop the ball?
Answer: Yes. Robert is not penalised.
Rule 20-2 explains the ruling under Dropping and Re-Dropping.
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