One player from Stuarts Point, and the other from nearby Grassy Heads dominated the Kempsey Veterans Golf Club 2BBB event staged last week.
The duo of Graham Hall and Allan Heather, both regular starters here in town and respective B and A-grade golfers as per handicaps, really did show their worth.
That long drive proved no concern whatsoever, and their 38-point round topped the field of 16 pairings who signed on for the 14-hole competition.
There's no denying both Graham and Allan are full-on with a golf club in hand, despite being such a long way away from the real action.
And they don't just play golf of a Tuesday, Graham is a retired gentleman settled in the busy centre of the village, while Allan is a grower and producer of custard apples.
"Gave the stone fruits away," he says.
The winners were just the sole point better than the A and C-grade respective combo of David Griffin and Rod Maher.
David featured again when he was used to prevent the odd-man-out and be partnered up with Ray Moodie.
This time "Griff" featured with 36 points.
Drawn together by a toss of the coin, Terry Smith and Dennis O'Brien - a formidable A and B-grade get-together - along with C-grade lesser lights Barry Pearson and Allen Doyle, were accredited with 35 points.
No countback was required to decide the individual winner as the prize was quickly doubled up to reward Trevor Bailey and Smith (Terry) for their sizeable 32-points apiece.
I didn't get onto the green and my shot from about 50 metres out went up to and dropped into the hole for a birdie two and five points. Hilary was pleased- Phil Pinney
Nearest the pin at the Alan Macdonald Memorial $100 Hole-in-One at the third hole saw Kevin Hopping (A) and Graeme Irving (C) winners.
It was Hilary Dew (A) and Ray Moodie (B) figuring at the eighth hole.
Chip-ins for a point in the annual best and fairest award were Phil Pinney, Pearson and Griffin, with Pinney's feat one really right out of the ordinary.
"I didn't get onto the green and my shot from about 50 metres out went up to and dropped into the hole for a birdie two and five points. Hilary was pleased," Phil said.
Today's event, being the first Tuesday of June, is the Monthly Medal Stroke & Putting 14-hole round sponsored by the Kempsey Heights Bowling Club.
Visiting veteran golfers to our Nature's Wonderland are invited to take part, call the club on 6562 6291 to ensure you get a spot.
Tee-off is scheduled to start at 9am.
Members of the Kempsey Veterans Golf Club wore black armbands and held a minute's silence at the presentation ceremony last week as a mark of respect to the passing of Keith Harold Halpin aged 92.
Keith was a long-time member, prominent official, and the club's handicapper in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Only a few years ago, he moved south with his wife Wendy to the Lake Cathie Retirement Village.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the Halpin family and a final farewell will be tended for Keith at noon tomorrow at the Chapel of Walker's Crematorium & Memorial Gardens in Frederickton.
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