Sunshine brings out the local golfers

In what is now becoming the ‘norm’, another game of the women’s local golf competition was cancelled last week on ‘Washed out Wednesday’.

The weekend’s sunshine however had lady golfers out on the course in good numbers for both scheduled events.

That was despite only the front six holes being open on Saturday and had to be played three times in the Vet’s sponsored Three Person Ambrose event.

Pam Sikora, along with her sister Sally Bannister and Sally’s daughter, Karen Warren, were the eventual winners carding 70 Net.

They were followed by the mother and daughters team of Barb Barklimore, Gail Russell and Brenda Fugar scoring 70⅔ Net.

In third place was the unrelated team of Ann Dunn, Marlene Wynd and Jannine Wilkin coming in with a score of 73⅓ Net.

Margaret Jenkinson was the lucky door prize winner and Brenda Fugar recorded the longest 2nd shot on the 10th hole.

The Western District Spoon competition had a very close result on Sunday and a four-way countback was needed.

Wan Sipatsa finished on top of the winner’s podium ahead of Daphne Cross, Geraldine Francisco and Karen Manns after all finished with 36 points.

Another countback gave Sally Bannister the nod over Karen Walsh after they both scored 32 points followed by Fay Hardwick on 31.

Di Greer and Fay Hardwick picked up nearest the pins prizes on the 15th and 3rd holes.

Weather permitting, today has a Stroke event scheduled while on Saturday the much anticipated Inter Mine Golf Challenge, three person Ambrose will be held along with the drawing of the magnificent golf cart raffle at the conclusion of the presentation.

On Sunday many Cobar Lady Golfers will have an early morning bus ride to Warren to try their hardest to bring back the Far West Rose Bowl Trophy.

This tournament has attracted 134 nominations from all over NSW, and is the largest field recorded in many years.

It will be a real test for sandgreen players as Warren boasts 12 grass greens and only six sand.  At home a Stableford game is scheduled to be played.—T’d Off