One of the Lithgow Golf Club's major events on the calendar, the Zig Zag Motel Winter Cup, was contested on the weekend with a good field turning out.
The Zig Zag Motel has been good supporters of local golf for many years and their involvement in this top event is appreciated.
The main events were won by John Bird who finished well ahead of the field in the handicap section while the best scratch score went to Chris Neville.
Bird who has been a member of the club for many years has only played spasmodically due to his work and family commitments.
Since retiring, he shouted himself a new set of golf sticks and has now been playing regular golf where he has quickly regained his form.
Bird put it all together on the weekend to blitz the big field with a 64 nett.
The best scratch score title went to Chris Neville with a par round 72. Neville is a former Lithgowite who now resides in Sydney where he plays most of his golf.
A quality golfer it was no surprise to see him turn in such a good score.
There were also grade scores which were as follows (in handicap and runner up winners and best scratch score sequence):
A grade: Justin Nelson 69 nett, Blake Bender 75 nett and Steve Hall 74.
B grade: Ben Oldfield 68 nett, Max Nightingale 71 nett naturally on a countback and Dave Thompson 78.
C grade: Steve Jennings 74 nett ocb, Rob George 74 nett and Paul Bailey 96.
Nearest to the pin awards went to Brian Bourke, Mitch Luka, Geoff Thompson, Don Farnsworth and Max McCann.
On a difficult scoring day that saw balls go out to 76 nett winners were Des Roots, Don Farnsworth, David Warren, Peter Thompson, Blake Bender, Don Lovett, Max Mc Cann and Geoff Wheeler.
The club would like to offer their club champion Andrew Burton and his family their sincere condolences on behalf of the members and his many friends on the recent loss of his father Don.
Wednesday 9 comp (July 3): Winner was Steve Jennings 29, runner up Tony Potts 23 on a countback and third Brian Giblett.Ball winners were Darren Healey, John Griffiths, Don Farnsworth and Greg Guest. Balls cut out on 22 points.
Friday nine hole comp: (July 5).Winner Al Glendinning 25 points.Ball winners were Don Farnsworth, Mark Willmott and Howie Fisher. Balls cut out on 22 points ocb.
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