State Vets championships to Cobar pair
COBAR golfers Gary Wilkin and Richard Mclean ore NSW Veterans Fourball Sand Green Champions following Sate Titles held in Narromine recently.
Mclean, who lives in Bourke is a member of the Cobar Veterans Club and a previous winner of the event, teamed with Cobar member Wilkin to take home the Championship Shield in a convincing win by ten points. The pair carded rounds of 41/38 for a total of 79 stableford points.
It was a successful day for the Cobar Club, taking the first three placings in the event. Bill Fugar and Peter Brien were second on 69 points and Roy Bennet and Max Phillips two points further back.
The Championships attracted a top field of 53 players each day representing 14 Clubs from across the state.
Narromine Club President, Bruce Mitchell welcomed the visitors to the area and had the pleasing duty of presenting a special trophy to Tamworth golfer, Jeff Garraway who scored a hole in one on Saturday afternoon. Tournament Director, Norm Lewis paid tribute to the Narromine Shire Council and the NSWVGA for trophy donations, the Narromine lady golfers who worked tirelessly over the week-end catering and checking and recording the scores and results, the barbecue cooks and the Narromine volunteer course curators for preparation and maintenance of the course.
Jeff with playing partners on the day from left to right, John Wilson (Dubbo), Jeff Garraway (Tamworth), Michael Montgomery ( Trangie) and Bob Pither (Trangie).
“This is good, I don’t have to putt”! Hole-in-one winner Jeff Garraway of Tamworth who aced the 18th. At 211 metres the 18th is the hardest par three on the course.