DAVE Powe's near hole-in-one and a return to form by Peter Soo were just two of the highlights in the Dubbo Golf Club competition on Wednesday.
After enjoying a pre-game session at the South Dubbo Tavern the evening prior, Powe came out all fired up and how close was he to an ace on 11? Just five centimetres to be exact. Maybe next time.
But there's more. On the 5th hole he produced another great tee shot and this time his ball finished 48cm from the flag and for that effort he cleaned out the Super Pin pool of 12 golf balls.
Playing off 15 handicap, Powe tapped in for a two on 11 and we would like to think he sunk the putt for another two on five, but in the overall numbers of the day had to be satisfied with 91-76 nett and as a result finished down the list in a field of 124 players.
The best overall score of the day came from dentist Peter Soo who surprisingly is (or was) playing off 18 handicap. His 82-64 saw him on top of the leader board in Division 2 for the trophies kindly donated by Harvey Norman Dubbo.
In second place was retired school teacher Brian Crispin with 95-65 with trophy donor Trent Fuhrman-luck just off the right numbers with 67, John Dixon had 68 and then came Nial McNicol, sometimes printer David Pilon, and Russell Fletcher with 70s.
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CONGRATULATIONS to 11-marker Geoff Stephens who won the Division 1 prize with his excellent round of five-over-par 76 for 65 nett.
The result sheet has Mal Donald (83-69) second on a countback from Max Ellis and Peter Ipkendanz. Next best were Leigh Wilcox, Alan Marks, Russell Peet, Rod Tanswell and Aaron Etcell, all with 70s.
The cut mark for golf balls was 72 after a countback.
Stephens also backed up for two NTP balls claiming the 18th at 270cm which was a nice finish to his round.
Other NTP recipients were Rod Tanswell with another nice shot to 64cm on the 8th; Dave Power on 11 and Mick Fraser 258cm on 15.
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A SMALL field of 16 ladies played in the Summer Stableford yesterday with Marg Nicholson having the best card with 22 points.
The two ball winners were Pauline Moraghan (21) and Judy Attenborough (20) which Marg Nicholson also won the NTP.
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A THREE-WAY countback calculation was needed to determine the veterans winner on Wednesday.
Vets president John Dixon got the nod for first place with 40-32 nett nudging out Brian Crispin (45-32) and Rod Tanswell (39-32).
Players needed 36 after a countback or better to win a golf ball.