Forbes Golf | Sixes

Hello Stranger: Former Forbes residents Peter Sinclair, now of Nelson Bay, and Peter Tilden, now of Sydney, returned to play in last weekend's Nissan Classic.
Hello Stranger: Former Forbes residents Peter Sinclair, now of Nelson Bay, and Peter Tilden, now of Sydney, returned to play in last weekend's Nissan Classic.

The fifth round of the Forbes Golf Club Summer Sixers competition, sponsored by ASI Capital, maintained the good quality of golf that achieves high standards. 

There were no outlandishly low scores, but there were many good scores below par.The best score of the round was made by Toni Townsend with a 29.5 nett. 

There were no outlandishly low scores, but there were many good scores below par

She led the non-members scoring, closely followed by Jeff Stewart (32) and Wayne Wright (32.5).

For the Members we have: Peter Barnes (30.5), Niel Duncan (32) and Phil Maher (32.

Some of the Pool Leaders are the same, but we also have new ones sneaking in:

Pool 1 – Carlton Dry Boys (10),

Pool 2 – Four n Two (12.5),

Pool 3 – Forbes Toyota (10)

Pool 4 – F Troop (9) share the lead with TBC (9).

The best scores in each Pool were: B&C Automotive 97.5 (Pool 1), Flip Floppers 102 (Pool 2), Postie top Six 102.5 (Pool 3) and F Troop 102 (Pool 4).

The ball/ money voucher winners for each Pool are:

Pool 1 –  Peter Barnes, Phil Maher, Shane Sallaway, Kerry Stirling, Adam Borger, Deborah Dingwall, Mark Watts.

Pool 2 – Toni Townsend, Niel Duncan, Brodie Hodges, Jenny Fletcher, Andrew Grogan, Mary Ewing, Anne Reade.

Pool 3 – Jeff Stewart, Jennifer Horan, Len Wood, Geoff Betland, Terry Shannon, Sandy Paterson and Graham Howe.

Pool 4 – Wayne Wright, Sally Perry, Kylie Brockmann, Terry Bokeyar, Bess Shields, Libby Godden, Sarah Black.

And quite a few new names among that lot.

Thursday evening is still the most popular time to play.

Last Thursday there was a real bottleneck on both nines, with some players determinedly finishing in the dark.

But things will get better.

The greens were being prepared for the big Nissan Classic weekend.

This meant that the ball ran true on your chosen line. 

It is just unfortunate that many players could not see the right line.

But overall the scores tell us that the players are generally doing well.

Once again to repair your pitch marks on the greens, and take a sand bucket to fill in the divot holes.

Some players may call it their veggie garden preparation!

Keep an eye out for the special weeks, for example the double points rounds.

I don’t know when they will come, but they will.

Enjoy the days now, and enjoy the convivial atmosphere in the Golfie.

For more information about the great golf in Forbes visit www.forbesgolf.org.au,

all welcome.