"I've been coming to Forbes for about the last 10 years and this is the best I've seen the course." secretary of the NSW Veterans Golfers Association Aileen Williams from Muree (Newcastle) said on Friday evening.
"I can see the benefits of fairway watering while the greens and surrounds are absolutely beautiful. This is a great vets tournament," she added.
While competition was played over four days in Forbes and one in Condobolin last week there were winners for a host of events with play for the NSW Veterans Shield last Friday holding most interest.
All competitions were played in stableford points on handicap where visitors showed the benefits of earlier games on the testing and long Forbes layout in shield results.
Ladies winner was Denise Flavell from Bermagui with 35 points, runner-up Aileen Williams with 33 points.
In the men's division Ian Jordon from Richmond scored his best round for the week with 39 points from local hope, the very consistent Barry Parker on 37 points.
Forbes vets president Peter Barnes was also more than happy with results from the week which he pointed out not only benefits the FGA but the whole district as well.
"We had full fields every day which is as good as you can hope for," he said.
"I'm certainly happy, it was very successful. There are plenty to thank. This tournament would not go ahead without what Beryl (Roberts) does, and that of her husband Lin.
"Also there helping the whole week were Ros and Steve Edwards from Bogan Gate and other volunteers, to many to mention.
"With glowing comments from many thanks to course curator Justin Clarke, his staff and volunteers, the 'Golfie' Hotel and the Pro Shop staffs.
"Best of all, quite a few said they will be back next year, looking forward to it already," Peter added.
Results for the four day tournament are:
TUESDAY. Ladies - Division 1, winner Tracy Burke (Toukley) 34 points, r/u Julie Dunn (Wyong) 31. Division 2, Aileen Williams (Muree, Newcastle) 35, r/u Robyn Summers (Wyong) 31.
Men - A grade Alf Davies (Forbes) 38 points, r/u Scott Walker (Toukley) 35, B grade John McDonald (Nelson Bay) 40 points on a c/b from r/u Ted Morgan (Forbes) 40. C grade Ken Sly (Forbes) 35, r/u Frank Hanns (Forbes) 31. Visitor trophies Robert Boyd (Toronto) 37 points, Jeff Draper (Jamberoo) 31.
THURSDAY. Ladies - Division, LeeAnne Calleja (Wyong) 31 points, r/u Judy Jordon (Richmond) 30. Division 2 Meg Scholefield (Forbes) 32, r/u Larna Debnam (Wakehurst) 30. Visitor trophy Ros James (Castle Hill) 31.
Men - A grade Nym Daziuba (Parkles) 39 points, r/u Peter Dawson (Forbes) 37. B grade Barry Parkes (Forbes) 34, r/u Ian Howell (Wyong) 31. C grade Rod Luyt (Parkes) 36, r/u Dennis Smith (Grenfell) 35. Visitors trophy Peter Mawhwinney (Grenfell) 32.
36 HOLES (Tuesday and Thursday). Ladies - Division 1 Ev Uphill (Forbes) 68 points, r/u Allana Howell (Wyong) 58. Division 2 Shirley Mawhwinnewy (Grenfell) 66, r/u Gillian Mitchell (Wyong) 59 on a c/b.
Men - A grade Garry Turner (Tamworth) 71 on a c/b from r/u Peter Barnes (Forbes). B grade Les Tiyce (Tottenham) 74 on a c/b from r/u Jeff Haley (Forbes). C grade Allen Rees (Forbes) 66, r/u Geoff Drane 62. Visitors trophy Tony Calleja (Wyong) 66.
FRIDAY. Division 1, Tracy Burke (Toukley) 33 on a c/b from r/u Robyn Summers (Wyong). Division 2 Ros James (Castle Hill) 32, r/u Judith Tiedeman (Wyong) 31.
Men - A grade Peter Dawson (Forbes 37, r/u Scott Walker (Toukley) 35. B grade Les Tiyce (Tottenham) 37, r/u Paul Kay (Forbes 34). C grade Ken Sly (Forbes) 36, r/u John Fowler (Parkes) 36.
NSW VGA TROPHY - Ladies Denise Flavell (Bermagui) 35, r/u Aileen Williams (Muree) 33. Men Ian Jordon (Richmond) 39, r/u Barry Parkes (Forbes) 37.