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Steve Grallelis on the picturesque Forbes greens.

Steve Grallelis on the picturesque Forbes greens.

By Short Putt's Mate

It was hot, there was a bit of Elvis, but that did not stop 30 'twin town' veteran golfers from testing their skills in Parkes on Thursday over 12 holes where local member Tom Delmanico was best with 27 Stableford points.

Playing partners Mick Bond and Phil Bishop, both from Parkes, had to be separated on a countback with the former 'Magpie' centre betting the nod after both scored 26 points.

Nearest the pins, fourth hole A grade Ken Sanderson (F), B grade John Whatmore (F), 11th hole A grade Greg Webb (F), B grade nil.

Ball sweep to 23 points. 25 points, Ken Sanderson (F), Rod Luyt (P), Graeme Cooke (P), Dale Stait (P), Peter Bristol (P), 24 Barry Shine (F), Geoff Drane (F), 23 Garry Collits (F).

With 20 players to choose their best six individual scores Parkes came out on top in the Mick Miller Shield with 152 points to Forbes (13 players) 140 points.

Thursday's play for Forbes/Parkes vets will be here in Forbes with nominations from 9.30am for a 10am shot gun start.

Last Tuesday Bob Borger was a starter in the Tuesday 12 hole competition to experience the thrill of a social game in the format of a revolutionary handicap system where at the end of the season everyone should experience a win.

Last week out of 14 starters it was Geoff Drane with 31 points by one from Clayton Alley.

Tuesday golf back is now back in earnest, gather at 9am for a 9.30am shot gun start.

Veteran golfers (and all golfers) are asked to repair fairway divots and pitch marks on the greens.

A heavy schedule of social golfers over the holiday period has left quite a few divots and pitch marks around the course.

It's easy to take bucket of sand and repair them as you go.

For all information on playing golf in Forbes phone the Pro Shop on 6851 1554 or drop in.

With 20 players to choose their best six individual scores Parkes came out on top in the Mick Miller Shield with 152 points to Forbes (13 players) 140 points.