by Short Putt's Mate
Long time serving president of the Lachlan Valley Veteran's Golfers Association, Alan Luff from Cowra, was re-elected unopposed at the annual AGM held in Forbes last Thursday.
Also re-elected unopposed was yet another long time LVVGA member, Beryl Roberts, of Forbes as secretary/treasurer.
Elected to executive positions were Robert Lea from Parkes as vice-president and Forbes' Jeff Haley as captain.
With each club able to have two positions on the association elected were – Alan Luff and Gordon Wilson (Cowra), Robert Lea and Michael Lynch (Parkes), Tony Broadley and Phil Thomas (Condobolin), Peter Mawhinney and Allan Jones (Grenfell), Peter Howarth and Colin Clark (West Wyalong), Jeff Haley, Beryl and Lynnie Roberts (Forbes).
After the AGM just on 60 veteran members enjoyed 18 holes of stableford competition where complements were free flowing as to the improving conditions of the Forbes course.
In A grade (handicaps 1-18) Forbes players dominated with the consistent Alf Davies edging out Jeff Haley after both finished with the very good scores of 40 points.
In B grade (19-36) Dennis Smith from Cowra recorded the best score of the day, 41 points, to win from Gordon Wilson of Grenfell on 40 points.
Encouragement awards, A grade Rick Glover (Parkes) 19 points, B grade Alan Luff, 21 points.
Nearest the pins, ninth, A grade, Richard Nixon (F), B Barry Toole (F), 18th, A Alf Davies, B John Pearce (P).
In the Geoff Coles/ Mick Miller Shield, Forbes came out on top with 119 points from Cowra 114, Parkes 109, Condobolin 108, Grenfell 102, West Wyalong 95.
Ball sweep to 33 points. 39 points, Jim Moloy (Forbes), Ralph Baker (F), 38 Ken Sanderson (F), Ted Morgan (F), Barry Parker (F), Garry Pymont (F), Warwick Stubbing (Cowra), 37 Barry Toole (F), Richard Nixon (F), Trevor Tulloch (West Wyalong), Tony Broadley (Condo), Michael Lynch (Parkes), Phil Bishop (P), Barry Toms (Condo), 36 Terry Coates (Cowra), Jeff McPherson (Cowra), 35 Frank Donohue (F), Barry Shine (F), David Wentworth (Cowra), Peter Unwin (P), 34 Alan Jones (Grenfell), Dub Rodgers (P), Peter Rowe (Condo), 33 Peter Jackson (Coffs Harbour), Joe Davies (P), Roy Bell (P), Garry Grace (G).
Thursday's play will be 12 holes at Parkes, noms from 9.30am for a 10am shot-gun start.
Cheating Tuesday is starting to rival Thursday as the most popular mid-week round of golf with new players surfacing on a regular basis.
Recently joining the ranks have been Malcolm Langfield and Brian Clarke.
As is pointed out every week new players, beginners to regulars, are most welcome to play each week. Ball toss at 9am every Tuesday to determine the days partners.
Last Tuesday Barry Toole led the scoring with 28 points, one from David Rhodes and Milton Cartwright (who would have won except for a couple, or more, shots in the bunker on the ninth, his final hole).
Finally, everyone who knew Brian Monaghan are invited to Memorial Drinks for one of golf's and Forbes' staunch supporter to be held on Saturday from 4.30pm at the Golfie Hotel.
Brian's family will be in attendance For more information on this special occasion contact Ray Taylor.
Until next week, for all veteran and all golfing news contact the Pro Shop on 6851 1554 for further information.
by The Roving Reporter
Week two of the golfing season was low on numbers perhaps because of the confusion surrounding Saturdays competition and also many of the Ladies are still trying to reach the finals in the sixes.
On Saturday 11th Sue Shine sponsored a Stableford Competition which was won by Jill Cripps who was also Nearest the Pin on ninth.
On Wednesday 15th Van on the Park sponsored the Monthly Stroke Competition which was played in two divisions.
Division One Winner and Monthly Medal Winner was Kerry Stirling with a Nett 74, Division Two Colleen Venables with a 70 on a count back from Janet Smith with Colleen being the Monthly Medal Winner.
Nearest the Pin on ninth was Julie Hurkett and 18th Colleen Venables. Division Three Monthly Medal Winner was Robyn Toole. Barb Drabsch won the Putting Comp with 29 putts.
Congratulations to everyone that enjoyed success.
On Sunday 11th your reporter spent the day at Duntraleague Golf course with a couple of Australia's best Lady Golfers who ran a coaching clinic with the special guest being Dawn Fraser.
At the clinic there were 65 Ladies from far and wide so I thought I would pass on a few tips each week from the experts. Jenny Sevil topic was "The Mind Game" No 1.
Delete all negative thought as you walk up to the first tee. No 2.
Always pick a target to concentrate on. No 3. Commit to the shot. No 4. Never say out loud that you have had a bad shot.
Finally at the end of golf if your asked how was your day? and you have had a shocker just remember one good hole and say "well the best hole today was 13th" !!! everyone has at least one good hole.
Coming up this Saturday there is a Stableford Competition sponsored by Cafe Aglio and Olio with Barb being on cards.
Next Wednesday 22 a Three Ball Stableford Novelty event Sponsored by Colleen Bratton and Patty Jones will be played with the sponsors on cards.
Just a reminder for anyone that has not entered the Shootout Event cost $6, you need to enter before the end of March.
Your five best scores in Stableford events only are recorded from March 1 to end of August.
The top ten players go into the shootout on Sunday, September 10 and it does not matter what your handicap is.