Saturday, January 5 heralded the start of a new year of competition golf for the Lithgow Golf Club.
It may have been a new year, but the good scores of late last year continued with all the winning and runner up stableford scores in each grade in the forties.
The best stableford score of the day came out of B grade with Greg Jackson showing good early form for the year with 43 points.
Runner up on 42 points was Don Farnsworth who is rarely not too far away from the winners list. Farnsworth also finished with the best scratch score with 77.
A grade saw a count back with Anthony Oldfield wielding his long putter edging out Ian Downey when both finished with 42 points.
It has been a good comeback to golf for Downey who was out for a long period of last year with a shoulder injury that threatened his playing career.
Best scratch score went to Bill Oldfield on 68 continuing his domination of scratch wins registered last year.
In C grade, Brad Preston was best with 41, with the runner up and best scratch score being Ben Oldfield with 41 points and 89.
Nearest the pins was “sharp shooter” Darren Hunter who took out the second and fourth pin awards with both shots finishing 43 centimetres from the hole.
Other pins went to Hunters brother Mick, Geoff Brooks and Carlos Garibotto.
Balls cut out on 39 points.
Friday’s nine hole event was won by good member Michael Bennett with 28 points and condolences go to him on the loss of his mother Daphne.
Another sad loss was that of Marg King who was a long term member of the club in her younger days.
Balls went to Tallon Egan, Rob Pascoe and Don Farnsworth.
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