Modified golf games could go ahead

While all other sporting competitions and events have either been suspended or can-celled due to COVID-19 restrictions, golf is still permitted to be played under modified rules.
Cobar Men’s Golf president Peter ‘China’ Brien reports organised golf events were able to be played in Cobar last weekend by adher-ing to Covid-19 restrictions.
On Saturday 18 golfers turned up for the Men’s Golf Monthly Medal Stableford event.
The winner on the day with a very good score of 41 stableford points was Steve Manns.
In second place was Mark Fraser on a count-back from Bill Fugar (3rd) and Garry Wilkin finished in 4th place after all three finished with 40 stableford points.
Fifth place was snapped up by Brien on 39 stableford points.
All of these above average scores could be attributed to the extra run on the fairways and the improved condition of the greens.
Nearest to the Pin prizes were won by Brien on the 3rd and 8th holes, Fugar on the 7th hole and Manns on the 15th.
There was another good roll up on Sunday with 16 golfers taking advantage of the great weather to do battle in the individual Stableford competition.
The winner on the day was Alec Fraser with a solid score of 39 stableford points, closely followed by Peter ‘China’ Brien (2nd) and Garry Wilkin third, with both players finishing with 38 stableford points.
Back in 4th place was Mark Fraser.
Nearest to the Pin prizes were won by Jay Egan on the 3rd and 11th holes, Chris Powell (7th hole), Brien (8th) and Garry Wilkin took out the pin on the 15th.
Brien advised that due to the Covid-19 re-strictions, competitions need to adhere to the limit of two players per group and so only individual stableford competitions will be played until the lockdown is lifted.
The D&R Lawrence Golf Day has been moved to next month and the Mixed Four-somes Championships have been changed to a date yet to be announced.—Three Aces
Ladies Golf: With the Covid-19 lockdown extended for another week in NSW, the Ladies Golf local competition games were once again cancelled last week.
As per NSW Health’s and Golf NSW’s guidelines, golf is classed as exercise and many golfers have been playing a social com-petition, playing in groups of two as per the guidelines.
With the Ladies Golf committee now having access to the competition computer program, actual games can now be entered into the sys-tem, with Sunday’s game the first to be record-ed
The Stableford had eight players taking part with Geraldine Francisco finishing as the win-ner with 38 points.
Ann Dunn was the runner-up with 36 points and in third spot was Sue Phillips.
Sally Bannister was the Nearest The Pin winner on the 8th hole.
Today’s competition game will be a Stable-ford game (for groups of two players only).
Saturday’s and Sunday’s games will depend