The Lithgow Golf Club held their annual general meeting with a number of new faces joining the board recently.
Heading the board is Greg Guest who will continue as president and he will be joined by vice president Justin Nelson, treasurer Rob Ritchie, captain Anthony Boza and board members Leo Murnane, Chris Neville and Brian Quick.
Two members of the Lithgow Golf Club received the highest of honours of life membership.
Proud recipients were Max Nightingale and Gary Marshall. Both have enjoyed long and outstanding service to the club both as board members and as long term members.
It was president Greg Guest's pleasure to present the honours to the popular duo.
"We don't take life membership lightly which shows the esteem the club holds in Max and Gary and we thank them for their loyal service." he said.
He said Nightingale has held a number of positions on the board including captain for over a decade.
"He has been a club champion and lifted our club's profile by winning the World and Australian left handed championship," Guest said.
Like Nightingale, Marshall has also been an integral member of the golf club.
"It was good to see a proud Gary, being joined by his son David and grandson Nathan along with Troy Luka when they won this year's prestigious VW four person ambrose and represent our club at the regionals," Guest said.
"Both have also supported the club for many years by playing competition golf two and three times a week and we wish them and their families all the best in the future and many more years of golf."
Saturday saw the monthly medals held and the difficulty of the course over recent months has not diminished with the course again playing at its toughest.
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The sub zero temperatures and strong winds also made for some tough scoring with only two golfers playing under their handicap.
It has not taken Andrew Burton long to come to terms with his new set of golf sticks after shooting two under par 70 to win the A grade medal and stroke event with a score of 69 nett.
Runner up was Greg Giblett on 70 nett and the best scratch score was taken out by Chris Neville on 73.
The B graders struggled as can be seen by the scores.
Winning the stroke event and medal was Luke Oldfield with 75 nett with the runner up being Don Farnsworth one back on 76 nett on a countback. Best scratch score went to Peter Hall with 86.
Peter Milton was best in C grade with 73 nett on a countback from runner up Hayden Cornwell with the pair to play off for the medal next month.
Those to score 79 nett or better and take out vouchers were Rod Bright, Damien Marjoram, Max Nightingale, Justin Nelson, Jeff Geddes, Brad Gordon, Greg Jackson, Justin McCann, John Chadwick, Blake and Harry Bender, Rob George, Mitchell Wallace, Dave Warren, Frank Mantle and Dave Thompson.
There was some sharp shooting for the nearest to the pins with four of the five being within 80 centimetres with the star of the show being Ben Oldfield whose shot on the fourth finished six centimetres from the hole which earned him the Pro Pin prize of $175. The other winners were Justin McCann, Jeff Geddes, Chris Neville and John Chadwick.
Next week's Saturday event (3/10) will be a two ball best ball. Wednesday's nine hole event (23/9): Winner: Luke Sheppeard 23 points. Runner up: Ryan Miller 22 points. Third: Jason Murray 21 points ocb and fourth: Peter Williams 21 points.
Those to score 17 ocb and better were Geoff Houlison, Kev Hughes, Ross Harrington, Warren Kennedy, Dave Muir, John Wright, Owen Younger and Rob Passmore.
Nearest to the pins were Steve McCann and Geoff Houlison. Friday's nine hole competition (25/9): Winner: Rod Bright 21 points.