While many sports have been placed in hibernation for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis golf is continuing at the Cootamundra Country Club.
After initially closing down, golf courses throughout the state re-opened this month with the sport enjoying a popular revival.
This has certainly been the case in Cootamundra where club captain Garry Mason says there has been an increase in both members and visitors taking to the course.
Mr Mason said the club had put in place social distancing and players were complying to allow them to continue to play.
The highlight of play this month occurred this week with two of the club's veterans scoring a hole in one.
"The course is beautiful at the moment and we are seeing some good scores, two guys had a hole in one this week," Mr Mason said.
Two guys had a hole in one this week- Club captain Garry Mason
The veterans, Bill Butress and Gerry Bassingthwaite, both scored aces on the fifth hole.
"We're enjoying beautiful weather and a lot of people are coming out and getting lots of exercise," he said.
Last Saturday April 11, 51 golfers took to the Country Club course in cold conditions for a Medley Stableford.
These conditions did not affect Simon Lienesch with a wonderful score of 44 points, playing off a three handicap.
Runner up with 41 points was Garry Bass.
Nearest the pin on the third was Graham Lomax, on the fifth was Robert Scott and on the 12th Daryl O'Keefe.
Ball sweep winners were S Lienesch, Gerry Bass, John Dawe, Michael Trinder, Mark O'Connor, Anthony Dean, Jim Smith, Peter Skilin, Michael Johnson, Ben O'Loughlin, Chris Dawe, Matt Moon, Roger Hart, Robert Scott, Steve Buttriss, Jim Bunworth, Ron Bishop.
In the Heritage Motel 9 Hole competition this weeks winner was Woody Field with 20 points on a countback from J Brooker.
A Dean, Gerry Mason and Mitch Deep all finished with 19 points.
Scores were a little lower indication the increased difficulty of the course.
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