The 19th running of the annual Police Charity Day on Sunday, which is part of the annual Festival of the Miner’s Ghost, had 22 teams (88 players) take to the course in what started out as fine weather.
The rain however couldn’t stay away long enough for everyone to finish with dry clothes.
Peter and Tess Lloyd returned to Cobar from Melbourne for the weekend to team up with son Rohan and Geoff ‘Herbie’ Dunne to be the Net winners on the day.
The Fraser family, Stewart, Serena and sons Alec and Mark, were the Net runners-up.
It was another family affair for the Scratch winners when Corin Ah-See teamed up with dad Anthony Ah-See as well as Brendan ‘Blondie’ Everett and Les Dorrington to produce the best round of the day.
Quite a few husbands teamed up with their wives for the charity day though many didn’t seem to be riding in the same carts with them!.
The Gilligan and Bowkett team, featuring Phil and Chrissy Gilligan and Greg and Krista Bowkett, came home strong to be this year’s Scratch runners-up.
Marlene Wynd and Jannine Wilkin rounded off a good week on the course when they teamed up with sisters Pam Sikora and Sally Bannister to take out the ladies’ title.
Barb Barklimore, Brenda Fugar, Pat Polack and Angela Fryer were the runners-up.
Nearest the Pins prizes for the day went to Mark Stander, David ‘Flash’ Gordon, ‘Blondie’ Everett, John Martin and Marc Quinn for the men while the ladies winners were Chrissy Gilligan, Di Greer, Tina Gordon, Bianka Jacobson and Lize Stander.
A ‘special’ award was presented on the day to Cobar Bowling & Golf Club secretary/manager Demi Smith who was the only entrant on the day to get bogged.
Next year’s event promises to be bigger and better when the 20th anniversary of this competition will take place.
Women’s golf: The golfing week kicked off with a par game last Wednesday in the local women’s competition with Marlene Wynd coming in a winner with a score of -1.
Di Greer and Pat Polack were next with -2 and Pam Sikora carded -4. Sikora and Polack both picked up Nearest the Pins prizes on the 8th and 15th holes.
Saturday’s very warm conditions attracted 13 players for the Stableford round.
Jannine Wilkin won the day with 37 points followed by a four-way countback between Angela Fryer, Barb Barklimore, Wan Sipatsa and Chrissy Gilligan who all scored 36 points.
Fryer and Sipatsa were nearest to the pins on the 3rd and 11th holes.
Par games are scheduled for today and Sunday while a Stableford is to be played on Saturday.—T’d Off