The Cootamundra Country Club has named its golf champions for 2018 after four rounds of close-fought competition.
Club captain Garry Mason said the C&G Engineering Club Championships were the highlight of the year with great competition, sponsorship and friendly rivalry between all of the players.
“In the 2018 Championships we had a total of 227 golfers played over the four days, with 41 players playing all four rounds,” he said.
“This is comparable to the last few years.”
The last round of weekend games was played on October 21.
“The course was in a really good condition considering the drought, the gold overall was excellent over the four rounds,” Mr Mason said.
“It was a close-fought thing”.
The Scratch winners were John Blackman in A Grade, Adam Twyford in B Grade and Ted Hardy in C Grade.
The Handicap Winners were Peter Annetts in A Grade, Michael Trinder in B Grade and Larry O’Keeffe in C Grade.
The Junior Champion was Caden Byrne, with the Vets Scratch winner Graeme Goodman and Vets Nett winner Dave Browning.
Mr Mason said bagging a championship was “the pinnacle of winning” at the Cootamundra Country Club.
“Over the four rounds there was some excellent golf played in each grade, with the final results not known until late on the Sunday,” he said.
“John Blackman in A grade shot a two under par round of 69 to win. In B Grade, Adam Twyford played the round of his life shooting a 72 net 68 to comfortably claim victory.
“Over the four rounds there was some excellent golf played in each grade, with the final results not known until late on the Sunday."Cootamundra Country Club captain Garry Mason
“In C Grade, a four-hole play off between Ted Hardy and Larry O’Keefe saw Ted victorious after he fought back from a two shot deficit on the last hole.”
Mr Mason thanked C&G Engineering for being the championship event’s naming rights sponsor for more than 20 years and a continuous supporter of the club.
Mr Mason also thanked SouthWest Fuels, Cootamundra Vets, Ross Adams and Craig Stewart for their sponsorship during the championships.
Following the championship, the winners posed for pictures on a new bridge at the club course that was constructed by member Mark O’Connor.
Mr Mason said it was “a great addition to our course and Mark must be really thanked for his initiative”.