Peters claims fifth Vets Cup

BY ALEX TIGANI

Singleton veteran’s golfer Bob Peters captured his fifth men’s club championship title last week.

The 76-year-old, who shot two rounds of 77, added to his previous titles in 2006, 2014, 2017 and 2018.

Yet he did not want to make a fuss.

“I guess my story is simple, I tried every other sport but golf was the only one I was good at,” he laughed moments after receiving the trophy.

Bob Peters pictured during the final round of the 2020 Singleton Veterans Golf Club Championships.

Last year, Peters was absent from the championship round due to other commitments playing in a super senior’s match.

This allowed the late Brett Sterritt to claim his second crown in 2019.

Peters is known to today’s young athletes as the grandfather of Hobart Hurricanes WBBL star Maisy Gibson. However, the spotlight was on him throughout the day around a golf club which he has proudly called home since 1963.

Les Bennett (captain), Garry Croker (runner up), Bob Peters (champion) and Terry Everett (president) pictured after the presentation match.

“I was happy with 77 each round because that was one away from my age,” he concluded.

Garry Croker finished runner up with (81, 81 – 162), his first podium finish while Michael Tanner was the nett winner (63, 72 – 135) ahead of Peter Boland (72, 64 – 136).