Veteran golfers from across NSW and Bingara returned to Bingara last week to compete for the Mac Dufty Trophy during the Bingara Veterans Week of Golf. This tournament is a NSW Veteran Golf sanctioned event and attracted golfers from across NSW and QLD.
After a year in abeyance, the event proved to be popular under the revamped format with all the golf being hosted in Bingara this year.
Local Golfer Richard Scutt showed some outstanding form to dominate the men’s Section winning the Mac Dufty Shield for the best golfer for the week and also Thursdays NSWVGA trophy.
Richard played outstanding golf all week producing scores that have not been matched for months with the course previously playing well above the regulation handicap. In addition to the daily events Richard was also very dominant on the par threes winning three nearest the pins events.
The ladies section was dominated equally by Suzanne Mason from central NSW who also carded very hot scores each day of the week of golf. Suzanne also was the week of Golf winner as well as the VGA Event winner after producing a score of 44 points for the second time in the week.
Suzanne was awarded the two trophies as well as a beautiful handbag donated by the Bingara Pharmacy who continue to support and sponsor this event.
Cod Trophy Winner
Regular event competitor Terry Norris won the “Cod Trophy” after planting 3 balls in the river on the 7th/16th for the week. This is quite a low amount for this trophy so the Cod will be still biting.
Other local golfers to walk away with prizes included Barb Keelan who always performs well in the tournament winning Monday’s ladies event.
Tim Cox was the men’s winner on Tuesday and Rosemary Rampling was runner-up on Tuesday. Judy Northcott showed everyone where the pins were located winning both nearest the pins also on Tuesday.
Event organisers Tim Cox and Judy Northcott were very pleased with the week and there was plenty of positive feedback from competitors. Players indicated that the new format was well accepted and the event looks like growing in numbers next year with visitors pledging to return and bring the friends along.