Plenty of starters for Veteran's first event of 2021

Veteran Noel Riley continues his fine form into 2021, with a third place finish. File photo.

Veteran Noel Riley continues his fine form into 2021, with a third place finish. File photo.

The Cowra Veteran Golfers marked the occasion of their first event for year 2021 on January 7, with a field of 48 starters for the nine hole stableford competition, commencing on the first tee.

There were excellent weather conditions and the golf course in great condition, albeit with the second hole putting green having been damaged by cockatoos making holes in the surface which have had to be filled with soil.

Long term club member Paul Jones registered as a veteran on this day and went out and played some good golf to score 19 points and win the day on a count back from Allan Wilson, also on 19 points.

The participants in this event play off the veteran's modified handicap system.

There were 17 prize winners, who are listed with their stableford points score, and the handicap they played off in brackets:

19 Paul Jones (5)

19 Allan Wilson (12)

18 Noel Riley (19)

17 John Webster (18)

16 Kit Chambers (16)

16 Elwyn Ward (21)

15 Barry Reynolds (6)

15 Gary Dick (15)

15 Rod Haug (7)

15 John Murphy (8)

15 Bruce Amos (15)

15 Ray Houghton (23)

14 Tim Wood (18)

14 James Paton (5)

14 Bob Manson (23)

14 Ken Harcombe (+5)

13 Les Pinkerton (10)*

*On a countback.

The listed prize winners will have their veteran's handicap reduced by three, other entrants will have their handicap increased by one.

Lachlan Valley District Competition - January 28

Veterans are advised that the first district competition will be held at Condobolin on January 28, 2021. Cowra Veterans are requested to advise your club captain if you can join a team to represent your club at this event.

Club Professional 18 Hole Stableford Competition

The Cowra Golf Club's professional Tom Perfect's 18 hole stableford competition is open to all ages and run concurrently with the Veteran's event, with all players on their official Golflink handicaps.

There were 50 contestants for this event with two players coming in with the excellent score of 41 stableford points, with the result determined by a countback, favouring Barry Reynolds as the winner ahead of Jamie Judd.

Prize winners:

1stBarry Reynolds 41 (points)

2ndJamie Judd 41

3rdJohn van Huizen 40

4thJarrod Harding 40

5thChris Barotta 40

The above players are in the ball sweep with the runner ups, Bob Morgan 36, John Herrett 36, Allan Wilson 36, Ken Harcombe 36, Noel Riley 36, Ryan Howard 35, Col Ridding 34.

Nearest the Pin:

Hole 5:(Sponsor - Nicky Basson) winner at 166cm - Dave Thomas

Hole 7: (Sponsor - Jamie Judd) winner at 178cm - Mick Prescott