Hope everyone had a great break over the Christmas New Year period and school holidays.
It’s time to get your joggers out and get ready for another jam packed year of fun, exercise and lots of netball for all ages.
First of all. Congratulations to Gundamain Mixed and Ladies teams who took out the Finals of the Spring competitions.
The Ladies competition was played between Gundamain and Chunky Pies.
Unfortunately, Chunkies were a bit short of players, with harvest and work commitments taking out a number of their team.
Although Chunkies were under strength, all players kept the pressure on the Gundamain ladies.
Gundamain took the lead in the first quarter, and never looked back, with a full team effort, and Madeline Swan awarded Best & Fairest player for her team.
Best and Fairest for Chunky Pies was awarded to Steph Johnston.
Final score 47-13 to Gundamain.
The Mixed Final was also a dominate result for the Gundamain team, who played Swoop There It Is.
This was Swoop’s first appearance in a Final, and all players worked extremely hard against the experience of the Gundamain team.
Both teams were positioned to play in the Final in 2022, but floods got in the way, and games had to be abandoned.
So a fitting result that both these teams were again in the 2023 Spring Final, with all players obviously enjoying their Final game.
Best and Fairest for Gundamain was awarded to Shannon Nash, Charlie Goodsell and Alice Lind.
Best and Fairest for Swoop was awarded to Toby Hurford, Brodie Acret and Janssen Mores.
Final score 36-15 to Gundamain.
The Spring Competition also had the season Best and Fairest Awards.
These awards are judged by the umpires each week, and added for the full competition.
Congratulations to Nikky Anderson (Chunky Pies) and Jessie Tyack (Shooting Stars), who were awarded the Ladies Best and Fairest awards.
Congratulations to Kaze Read (Bridies) who was awarded the Mixed Best and Fairest award.
Registrations are now open on PlayHQ for everyone ready for the Autumn Mixed and Ladies competitions.
This year, all non-players are not charged to register on PlayHQ.
Netball NSW Regional League is going to be played over a full weekend on March 23/24 in Orange.
There is still room for more players to join the open team.
Dates to remember-coming up.
– The Primary Schools Gala Day will be held on Wednesday February 28.
This day is a fun day for all the primary schools in Forbes and district to play together, allowing for all the new players to try netball for the first time.
Volunteers will be needed on the day from anyone who would like to help with umpiring/coaching duties.
Please email email@example.com if you are available for the morning, or just even one hour of volunteering would be very much appreciated, to help make the morning a success.
– Netball NSW Schools Cup will be held on Monday March 4, for all primary and secondary school teams.
This competition is being held in Forbes for 2024, and all schools are encouraged to enter the fun day.
There are boys and girls divisions, in competitive and non-competitive divisions.
Help will be needed from anyone who would like to umpire, as each team must have an umpire.
If you can help, please contact your school or association on 0407235326 to register your interest.
Schools have contact details from Brooke Berg NNSW West/Central West Regional Manager.
Last Saturday the Mens competition was the February Monthly Medal, sponsored by Terry bros Carpets. The field of 77 played in sunny and hot conditions, which was reflected in the hot scoring.
A-Grade was won by Todd Callaghan with 65 nett. A par front-9 was matched by a string of 4’s on the back to give him a 1-over scratch score. Runner-up was Marcus Inder with 67 nett. This was a follow up result from his win last month. He fired on the front-9 but had a couple of double-bogeys on the back-9.
B-Grade was won by Terry Griffiths with 68 nett, on count back from Brendan
Hayes. Both played well, with some minor hiccups, but it was Terry’s par on the last that proved the difference.
The C-Grade went to Bruce Chandler with a 65 nett. He was steady on both halves, with only one double-bogey on the card. The Runner-up was Nick Morrison with 69 who dropped a few on the back-9.
The NTP’s were: 9 th – Bob Borger; 18 th – Doug Churchill. The Pro Shop Super-pin, on the 3 rd green, went to Les Little with a shot to 305 cms. The ball sweep went to 73 nett on c/b. Check in the Pro Shop if you are keen to find out.
Brief results for the Stableford Medley comps held through the break are: 24 Dec: Div 1 – D Earl (40 pts), T Morgan (39); Div 2 – P Grayson (36), M Simmonds (36).
30 Dec; Div 1 – L Grierson (40 pts), J Dobell (38); Div 2 – J Wright (38), F Hanns (36).
Contributed by Short Putt.
On Saturday 3rd February Croquet players met to play a game of Aussie Croquet which was enjoyed by all. It was quite a warm day but starting earlier at 8.30 am meant we got our three games finished before the heat prevailed.
14/13 scores were recorded by John Farah & Cheryl Toohey def Rex Toole & Peter West, Kevin Rubie def Harley Stewart.
Many 14/11 scores and they were recorded by the following: John Allegri & Geoff Coles def Marie Spry & Allan Jones, Bruce Field & Phillip Moran def Elvy Quirk & Merv Langfield, John Browne & John Job def Robin Pols & Vince Roberts, Allan Jones & Phillip Moran def Ros Rennick & John Job, John Allegri & John Farah def Harley Stewart & Geoff Coles, David Williams & Kevin Rubie def Robin Pols & John Allegri, Vince Roberts def Marie Spry, Peter West &; Neil Hawke def Fay Picker & Cheryl Toohey, Phillip Moran & Harley Stewart def Elvy Quirk & Geoff Coles, Kevin Rubie & Marie Spry def Cheryl Toohey & Russell Anderson. Other minor scores of 14/10 and 14/9 were also recorded on the day.
Winners of all three games on the day were John Browne, John Cole, Phillip Moran, Kevin Rubie & Neville Spry.
On Tuesday 6th February there were no games played due to the rain overnight.
Seniors week commences 11th March and Forbes Croquet Club are hosting an Open Day on Tuesday 12th March commencing at 8.30 am. If you would like to try a game of croquet come down to Halpins Flat at 8.15 am to get your name in to play. All you need is flat soled shoes, mallets are available for loan at the Club. Don’t sit at home in the corner wondering what you can do to fill in your days, come and join us for Croquet.
By Whose who in Croquet
25 eager players turned up for a social game on Friday 26th. Our members Irene and May wished to celebrate the day in a traditional way.
On Saturday 27th January we had 30 players for Aussie Croquet with an in form David West joining us for a game. One of our longer serving members John Cole who hasn’t lost his touch was in form on the day winning all three games.
Other games also recorded and a great day was had by all where cloud cover kept it on the cool side.
On Tuesday 30th January 27 players arrived to play Golf Croquet. A number of players away due to various reasons. It was a warm day.
There were other close games of 7/6 played.
Seniors week Commences on 11th March and we are holding an Open Day at Forbes Croquet Club on Tuesday 12th March where you are welcome to come and have a social game free of charge. Play commences at 8.30 am with arrival to get names in by 8.15 am. Mallets available for use to try the game and a scrumptious morning tea will be served. Croquet is a gentle form of exercise which will improve your flexibility, balance, hand & eye co-ordination and a great social aspect.
Contributed by Whose Who in Croquet
Last Saturday the competition was an Individual Stableford event, sponsored by Rob Allen Livestock Transport. There was a healthy field of 77 players, who all enjoyed the near perfect golfing conditions.
The Division 1 was a close contest with four players finishing on 38 points, requiring count backs all the way. The Winner was Scott Kirkman who played well on the back- 9, except for the 17th hole. The Runner-up was Troy Howe who had a hiccup on the 15th that belied the remainder of his back-9.
The Division 2 players used their handicaps well to rack up the points. The Winner was Les Little who could do no wrong in his score of 45. The Runner-up was Stuart Thomas with 43 points who looked totally in control until the 18th .
The NTP’s were: 9th – Jordan Brett; 18th – Greg Webb. The Pro Shop Super-pin, on the 3rd green, went to Jacob Reid with a shot to 303 cm. He was in an early group and was not bettered all day. The ball sweep went to 33 points on count back. Check in the Pro Shop if you are keen to find out if you earned one.
Sunday had a small group compete in the Stableford Medley, played over the front- 9. Shane Sallaway took the honours with 21 points while Charlie Goodsell (Pks) picked up the NTP on the 9th .
On Wednesday some enterprising players competed in the Wednesday 18-hole
Stableford Medley, run by the Pro Shop. Jill Cripps winning with 32 points. The NTP’s went to: 9th – J Cripps and 18th – W Simmons.
Don’t forget that Head Pro Will has organised a TaylorMade Equipment Day for 6
Feb, and also a Callaway Equipment day on 13 Feb for which times are available from 1-5 pm.
Contributed by Short Putt
We 27 players for Aussie Croquet on Saturday 13th, 4 players that managed to win 3 games John Browne, JohnCole, Fay Picker and Tony Thomson
14—8 John Browne and Noel Jolliffe
14—9 John Cole and Peter West, John Farah and Phillip Moran, John Browne and Noel Jolliffe
14—10 John Browne
John Farah and John Allegri 14 John Job and Elvy Quirk 13
Fay Picker and Barry White 14 May Jones and Colleen Liebich 13
Lyn Simmonds 14 John Allegri and John Job 13
Bruce Field and Tony Thomson 14 Kevin Rubie and Neville Spry12
Marie Spry and Fay Picker 14 Harley Stewart and Lyn Simmonds 12
Harley Stewart and Fay Picker 14 Colleen Liebich and John Allegri 12
Neville Spry and John Cole 14 Allan Jones and Noel Jolliffe 12
Barry White and Fay Picker 14 May Jones and Colleen Liebich 12
Russsell Anderson and Marie Spry 14 Elvy Quirk and Merv Langfield 12
Barry White 14 Robin Pols 11
Merv Langfield and Allan Jones 14 Rex Toole and May Jones 11
Elvy Quirk and Tony Thomson 14 Kevin Rubie and John Job 1
Bruce Field and Merv Langfield 14 Geoff Coles and Peter West 11
John Cole and Tony Thomson 14 John Farah and Allan Jones 11
Neville Spry and Robin Pols 14 Geoff Coles and Phillip Moran 11
Peter West and Harley Stewart 14 Cheryle Toohey and Bruce Field 11
Robin Pols and May Jones 14 Marie Spry and Cheryle Toohey 11
We had 28 players for Golf Croquet on Tuesday 16th, 3 players who managed to win 3 games Noel Jolliffe, Kevin Rubie and Tony Thomson
9—4 Noel Jolliffe and Sally Perry, Mal Smith, Allan Jones and John Job, Lyall Strudwick and Noel Jolliffe, Kevin Rubie and Peter West.
Phillip Moran and Barry White 7 Iren Ford and Geoff Coles 6
Tony Thomson 7 Lyall Strudwick 6
Ray Martin and Lyn Simmonds 7 Marie Spry and Robin Pols 6
Kevin Rubie and Mal Smith 7 Carolyn Neilsen and May Jones 6
Lyn Simmonds and Geoff Coles 7 Iren Ford and Mal Smith 6
May Jones and Tony Thomson 7 Rex Toole and Phillip Moran 6
Carolyn Neilsen and Merv Langfield 7 Fay Picker and John Farah 6
May Jones and Barry White 7 Iren Ford and Allan Jones 6
Phillip Moran and John Job 7 Sue Jolliffe and John Cole 6
Sue and Noel Jolliffe 8 John Job and Peter West 5
John Farah and John Cole 8 John Allegri and Rex Toole 5
Robin Pols and John Allegri 8 John Cole and Sue Jolliffe 5
Kevin Rubie and Mal Smith 8 Sally Perry and Fay Picker 5
Marie Spry and Tony Thomson 8 Carolyn Neilsen and Russel Anderson 5
Lyall Strudwick and Noel Jolliffe 8 Rex Toole and Ray Martin 5
Robin Pols and Peter West 8 Geoff Coles and Lyn Simmonds 5
Bye Pegging Out
Back on Saturday the 13th of January the competition was the Annual ‘Righties vs Lefties’ Trophy, sponsored by Steven Grallelis and played under a Stableford Medley format. The field of 78 found the sunny conditions to their liking and all scored well.
The Overall Trophy went to the ‘Righties’ team, defending their success from last
year when they snatched it from the ‘Lefties’. The combined effort of men and ladies held sway.
In the Stableford competition the Division 1 was a very close affair with three players all finishing on the same score of 38 points. Caleb Hanrahan won on count back from Phil Duke, with Ian Brown missing out by one point on the back-9 count back.
The Division 2 was won by Liam Fraser with 39 points. He has certainly benefitted from the Xmas break. Runner-up was John Ridley with 38 points, also needing a count back to edge past Brett Woonton.
The Ladies winner was Sally Perry with 36 points, which certainly beefed up the
The NTP’s were: 9th – Men: A Dukes, Ladies: J Judge; 18th – Men: A McMillan, Ladies:
Nil. The Pro Shop Super-pin, on the 3rd green, went to Rob Webb with a shot to 223 cm. The ball sweep went to 34 points. Check in the Pro Shop if you are keen to find out.
Head Pro Will has organised a TaylorMade Equipment Day for the 6th of Feb, and also a
Callaway Equipment day on the 13th of Feb for which times are available from 1-5 pm.
Contact him at the Pro Shop if you are interested.
Contributed By Short Putt
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