Vets Golf tournament was played in excellent conditions

Peak Gold Mine’s general manager David Pelchen presented Vets champions Angela
Fryer and Max Phillips with their prizes on Saturday. Photo contributed

The 2018 Cobar Veteran’s Golf Tournament was held on Saturday with 39 golfers playing in excellent conditions.

It came after terrible weather on Friday, which may have scared a few travellers away but others did make the trip from Coonabarabran, Narromine, Trangie, Warren and Nyngan with special guests Dennis and Ellen Neale coming all the way from Bowral – to play golf in Cobar.

Max Phillips and Angela Fryer were the stand-out performers on the day winning the Scratch events by good margins.

When big-hitting Garry Wilkin came in with a five-over the card score of 76, it all seemed over bar the shouting, until the much-travelled super-vet, Max Phillips, blew him away with a score of 74 off the stick (and all without using his brand new 10-iron).

In men’s First division, Greg Matherson from Nyngan with 38 points beat Peter Brien on a count-back with Bill Fugar coming third.

After the Angela Fryer show, where she had a score of 92 Scratch, Pam Sikora won the ladies First division with Gerry Francisco and Daphne Cross coming second and third.

In the men’s Second division, Geoff Rorke with 37 points, beat Colin ‘Butch’ Eves and Gary Dunn, both on 35 points.

In the ladies, Susan Goonrey won with 38 points followed by Gloria Hay on 34 (who finished ahead of Karen Walsh on a countback).

The Men’s Nearest the Pin prizes were won by Fugar on the 3rd hole; Phillips 7th; and Wilkin claimed the 8th and 11th.

For the ladies, Fryer won the 7th, 11th and 15th holes while Jannine Wilkin won the 3rd and Pat Polack the 8th.

Fugar and Fryer (who else?) won the longest drives prizes.

The prizes were handed out by David Pelchin, general manager of the Peak Gold Mine, the major sponsor for the day.

Other prizes were donated by the Inter-Mine Challenge Committee.

A 100-club raffle was won with $241 going to the drought-relief fund and it came as no surprise when Angela Fryer’s name was called out – yet again!—Way out of bounds