Just when Lithgow golfers started to enjoy a little more "run" on the course, the rains came during the week and saturated the course, softening up the fairways and making the course play at its longest.
It was just in time for the monthly medals sponsored by Henry Plant Hire and Equipment Hire which sees the course usually set up with tees and pins back at their maximum distance.
It was a tough day for one of the biggest fields for some time but once again there was a group that excelled on the day. The best nett score on the day came out of B grade with Trevor Cameron carding a 67 nett.
Cameron has been frequenting the placings over the past couple of months and been in good form, but had to survive a countback from another golfer in good touch in Chris Keller who also finished with a 67 nett. The pair will play off next month for the B grade medal. Best scratch score went to Don Farnsworth with a 84.
A grade saw some excellent scores with the long length of the course not worrying the club's better golfers. Andrew Burton (scr) was in great form shooting a 69 off the stick to finish with a 69 nett to win the voucher and A grade medal.
Justin Nelson (3) was just as impressive with a 70 nett on a countback with Jonathan Van Veen (3) taking out the best scratch score with a 73.
The C grade voucher and medal went to young Mitchell Wallace (20) on 70 nett and he would have been more than happy with his score considering the tough conditions.
Runner up was Neil Hutchinson (33) with a 74 nett and once again Leo Murnane (20) who seems to have a monopoly on the C grade scratch voucher again prevailed.
The single markers dominated the vouchers with 11 of the 17 voucher winners with vouchers going to Greg Dykes, Don Wolfenden, Denis Wallace, Justin McCann, Frank Mantle, Troy Luka, Ross Harrington, Brian Bourke, Brian Judge, Darren Hunter, Harry Bender, Max Nightingale, Julie Murnane, Jeff Geddes, Nathan Harris, Steve Hall and Richard Mara. Vouchers cut out on 76 nett.
Friday nine hole competition (Aug 27): There was no Wednesday nine hole due to the course being deemed to be too wet, but was reopened on Friday and the winner was David Warren on a score of 19 points. Runner up on 18 points was Jeff Geddes. Voucher winners were Ross King, Kev Casey, Chris Keller and Brian Bourke. Cut off was 17 points ocb.
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