The Lithgow Golf Club’s Short Course Championship is alway one of the fun major events on the golfing calendar with competitors playing off tees well up on the usual positions.
Even though the holes are much shorter in distance, golfers accuracy comes into play and two golfers that really enjoyed this format were Justin Nelson and Ryan Miller.
Nelson shot a great round of 69 to take out the overall scratch championship while Miller who plays off 17 returned a 62 nett to secure the handicap overall title.
A three under par 69 by Nelson is a great score in any event with the winner mixing up great driving with some accurate putting.
Miller’s 62 nett was superb, but he still had to survive a countback to take the title with an unlucky Greg Jackson who also carded a 62 nett.
The grade winners were: (Miller and Nelson not eligible):
In nett and scratch winners and runners up sequence:
A grade: Paul Bosman 64 nett and Tony Oldfield 68 nett. Andrew Burton 70 on a countback from Bill Oldfield 70.
B grade: Greg Jackson 62 nett and Carlos Garibotto 63. Greg Guest 74 and Rob Ritchie 79.
C grade: Dick Mara 66 nett and Tom Jennings 67 nett. Dave Muir 89 and John Griffiths 90.
Those to figure in the ball competition scored 69 nett and better.
Nearest the pin awards went to Paul Stewart, Greg Jackson, Anthony Oldfield, Max Nightingale and Tallon Egan.
The Pro Pin on the fourth survived another week and will go up to $200 this Saturday, December 8.
The big events keep on coming at the Lithgow Club with the Westfund sponsored Lithgow Open being held this Sunday, December 9 and with a host of local golfers in good form it will be interesting how they measure up against the districts best.
The greens are superb and with the fairways coming back after the dry spell there should be some great scoring.
Also coming up is the Zig Zag Motel Summer Cup on Saturday, December 15.