The Mixed Foursomes Championships on Sunday, 28th April were contested by 32 players and played over 27 holes. The consistency of the Dan Bayley/ Beth Dickens pairing gave them success in both the Les Forbes Trophy for Scratch (130) and the Treanor Memorial Trophy for Handicap (106 Nett).
Runners-up in the Scratch were the fancied pairing of Richard Nixon/ Heather Davidson with their 131, edging out Andrew Grierson/ Kerry Stirling on count back. However, Grierson/ Stirling had success in the Handicap, finishing runners-up on 112.25 and themselves edging out T Griffith/J Fletcher on count back.
The ball sweep, excluding the prize winners, went to 116 nett, being distributed to:
Griffith/Fletcher, Duncan/Duncan, Uphill/ Uphill, Tucker/Tilley, Maher/Bratton and Nixon/ Davidson. The NTP’s went to: 9th Ladies – K Stirling; 18th Men – M Collits.
Saturday’s competition was an Individual 18-hole Stroke event, sponsored by LINX and contested by 69 players. The A-Division winner was Ken Sanderson, who was exciting in compiling his nett 66. Runner-up was Dave Rhodes, on 69 nett and on count back from Digit McAuliffe.
The B-Division players were not out-done with Greg Webb also scoring 66 nett. Runner- up was Bruce Chandler, with 69 net and on count back from Geoff Drane.
The ball sweep went to 71 nett on count back: 66 – G Webb, K Sanderson; 69 – D Rhodes, D McAuliffe, B Chandler, G Drane; 70 – A Borger, D Bayley, K Cobcroft, A Dukes, B Doyle, P Kay, R Borger, B Shine:
71 – G Pymont, R Smith, R Harrison and D Clarke.
The NTP’s went to: 9th – S French; 18th – D McAuliffe. There were 12 scored overall, with by far the best ‘2’ was that scored by Todd Callaghan on the 10th, which is an eagle in fact.
A Stableford Medley was held on Anzac Day, with the good weather encouraging 28 participants to perform well. The winner was Rod Luyt (Parkes) with 41 points, ahead of Kim Herbert on 40 points, and on count back from Mark Collits.
The ball sweep went to 36, going to: 41 – R Luyt; 40 – K Herbert, M Collits; 39 – A Alley; 38 – S French, P Duke, D Mylecharane, P Dawson; 36 – B Carpenter, B Thomas.
The NTP’s went to: 9th – S Sallaway; 18th – B Warren. Visitors on the day included a group from Parkes – Rod Luyt, Tom Delmenico, Bill Warren and John Pearce.
By Short Putt
Week Ending 27th April
It was nice to see the return of Keith and Jan Brodie at our Tuesday golf croquet; they are both good players and an asset to the club. One of the best players to grace our courts was Bill Greenhill from Tasmania. On his last visit he won all of his games and he was again in good form, playing two balls to defeat Bill Scott 7 to 6. Congratulations to Colleen Liebich! It has been some time since she has won her three matches on the same day. The winners of three games were Bruce Field, Colleen Liebich, Bob Murray and Neville Spry. Well done!
The colder weather for Saturday’s Aussie croquet did not dishearten our players.
There were only two winners of the three matches on the day in spite of a full complement of players. They were John H. Browne and Dorelle Scott.
The closest games for Tuesday’s golf croquet were:
• Neville Spry, Colleen Liebich 7, def Mary Hodges, Marie Spry 6
• John H. Browne, Carol Slattery 8, def Dorelle Scott, Lily Allegri 5
• Alec Todd, Lorna Field 7, def Kathleen Broderick, Ruth Cheney 6
• Bruce Field, Carol Slattery 7, Lyn Simmonds, Ruth Cheney 6
• Bill Greenhill, Neville Spry 7, def Kathleen Broderick, Libby Smart 6
• Dorelle Scott, Colleen Liebich 7, John Allegri, Dorelle Scott 6
• Lorraine Todd, Keith Brodie 7, def Merv Langfield, Harley Stewart 6
• Jan Brodie, Bob Murray 7, def Elvy Quirk, Mary Hodges 6
• Bruce Field, Neville Spry 7, def Alec Todd, Kathleen Broderick 6
• Colleen Liebich, Bob Murray 7, def Keith Brodie, Lorna Field 6
• Bill Greenhill 7, def Bill Scott 6
• Ray Burridge, Mary Hodges 7, def Libby Smart, Merv Langfield 6
The closest games for Saturday’s Aussie croquet were:
• Lorraine Todd, Doreen Rogers 14, def Geoff Coles, Evelyn McLean 12
• Anne Stewart, Barry White 14, def Harley Stewart, Ray Burridge 11
• John H. Browne, Alec Todd 14, def Bob Murray, Jeff Liebich 13
• Colleen Liebich, Robin Pols 14, def Tony Thomson, Lorna Field 11
• Dorelle Scott, John Job 14, def Lorraine Todd, John Cole 12
• Geoff Coles, Harley Stewart 14, def Alec Todd, Barry White 12
• Doreen Rogers, Lorraine Todd 14, def Robin Pols, Cherylin Cole 12
• John Browne, Neville Spry 14, def Geoff Coles, John job 12
• Ray Burridge, Libby Smart 14, def Anne Stewart, John Cole 11
• Elvy Quirk, Elizabeth McLean 14, def Alec Todd, Lorna Field 13
By Anne and Harley Stewart
Week Ending 20th April
It was a good turnout for our golf croquet on Tuesday, with all courts filled to capacity. The winners of three games were Kevin Rubie, Bill Scott and John Cole.
Our Saturday Aussie croquet games were a mixture of club members playing croquet with visitors, with 34 players hitting the field. We welcomed players from all over different parts of the state. David Hunt won three games and Keith Brodie won two. The winners of three games on Saturday were John Allegri, John H. Browne, Robin Pols and Bob Murray.
The closest scores for 16th April golf croquet were:
• John Cole, Jill Rubie 7, def Libby Smart, Kathleen Broderick 6
• Bob Murray, Ruth Cheney 7, def Barry White, Lyn Simmonds 6
• Dorelle Scott, John MacCullagh 7, def John Job, Marie Spry 6
• Alec Todd, Ray Burridge 7, def John Job, Tony Thomson 6
• Colleen Liebich, John H. Browne 7, def Jill Rubie, Barry White 6
• Jeff Liebich, Lorraine Todd 7, def Bob Murray, Mary Hodges 6
• Kevin Rubie, Ruth Cheney 7, def Jill Rubie, Barry White 6
• John H. Browne, John Job 7, def Mary Hodges, Colleen Liebich 6
The closest scores for 20th April, Aussie croquet were:
• Lyn Simmonds, Elizabeth McLean 14, def Lorna Field, Doreen Rogers 11
• David Hunt 14, def Emily Hunt, Xhanda Tischler 11
• Robin Pols, Bruce Field 14 def Catriona Hunt, Kathleen Broderick 12
• John Allegri, Xhanda Tischler 14, def Elvy Quirk. Emily Hunt 12
• Bruce Field, Olivia Hunt 14, def J Brodie, James Hunt 13
• Merv Langfield, K. Brodie 14, def Tony Thomson, Harley Stewart 11
• Robin Pols, Doreen Rogers 14, def K. Hunt, Elizabeth McLean 11
• Lorna Field, David Hunt 14, def Dorelle Scott, Cherylin Cole 13
• Barry White, Harley Stewart 14, def Olivia Hunt, Bruce Field 11
• Elvy Quirk, Bob Murray 14, def Colleen and Jeff Liebich 11
• Kathleen Broderick, Robin Pols 14 def Bill Scott, Emily Hunt 12
• James Hunt, J. Brodie 14, def Doreen Rogers, Elizabeth McLean 12
By Anne and Harley Stewart
Saturday’s competition was play for the Hawke Trophy, a 4BBB Stableford Medley event, where a strong field of 60 players took part.
Steve Betland and Troy Howe pounded the course to finish with 49 points, well ahead of the rest of the field. With Steve’s power play and Troy’s timely contributions they were well pleased with themselves.
Runners-up were Paul Pymont and Richard Smith with a very good 46 points. This was one of five teams to finish on that score, so a count-back was needed. The ball sweep went to 45-points on count back: 49 – S Betland/ T Howe; 46 – P Pymont/R Smith, C Kelly (P)/ M Green (P), F Hanns/ L Little, S & K Harrold (Shelly Beach), S Hayes/ S Grant (Murrumbidgee); 45 – G & A Drane, A Callaghan/ G Newport.
The NTP’s went to: 9th – Ladies: E Coombs; Men: A Davies; 18th – Ladies – Nil; Men – P Dawson. There were eight 2’s scored, with Herbert/Kirkman getting 2’s on each of the 3rd and 9th holes.
On Easter Friday there was a Stableford Medley with 20 participants. The winner was Shane Sallaway with 39 points, ahead of Stephen Grant (Murrumbidgee) with 37 points on count back. The ball sweep went to 37, going to: 37 – S French, G Falvey and B Slack-Smith. The NTP’s went to: 9th – S Sallaway; 18th – S Grant.
On Sunday, the scheduled 27-hole 2-P Ambrose Medley was replaced by a Stableford Medley, contested by a small field of 9 players. The winner was Dave Mylecharane with a good 40 points. Runner-up was Ethel Coombs on 38 points on count back. The ball sweep went to 38 points, going to Ash Tucker. The NTP’s went to: 9th – A Tucker; 18th – P Dawson.
Easter Monday also had a Stableford Medley, with a good group out playing. The winner was Nick Ryan with 41 points, ahead of Ecky Dawson with 40 points. The ball sweep going down to 35 points on count back: 41 – N Ryan; 40 – P Dawson; 39 – T Cogswell; 36 – G Webb, P Tisdell; 35 – D Rhodes, A Dukes. Andrew also cleaned up on the NTP’s, snaring both the 9th and 18th prizes.
The 27-hole Mixed Foursomes are scheduled for Sunday, 28th April, having been shifted from its original date in May. Do not forget that the Forbes Men’s Open will now be held on the weekend of 18th and 19th
The start of the Wallace Cup has been delayed because there is currently a lack of numbers. Please get your name into the Pro Shop or Captain Steve as soon as you can. Also note that the Tuesday golfers start time has changed. Now players are requested to gather at 9:00am for a 9:30am start.
Saturday, 27th April has an 18-hole Stroke, sponsored by LINX. Sunday has the 27-hole Mixed Foursomes Championships. Saturday, 4th May is the Monthly Medal, sponsored by Adept Plumbing. Sunday, 5th May the course will be closed for the Forbes Ladies Open.
By Short Putt
The competition on Saturday was an Individual Par event, sponsored by the Tuesday Golfers and contested by 47 players.
The A-Division was won by Stuart French with 6-up, on count back from Jeff Haley.
Stuart was helped by a good score of 5-up on the back-9. The B-Division also required a count back, with Brett Slack-Smith winning over Craig Barrett after both scored 3-up.
The ball sweep went to 2-up on count back: 6-up – S French, J Haley; 4-up – P Barnes, I Bown, P Maher; 3-up – B Slack-Smith, D Rhodes, S Kirkman, C Barrett, D Bayley; 2-up – R Borger, G Webb. The NTP’s went to: 9th – P Maher; 18th – F Hanns.
The Stableford Medley on Sunday was supported by a good number of players, from whom Bruce Carpenter emerged as the winner with a tidy 39 points. Runnerup, on count back, was Dan Bayley on 38 points.
The ball sweep went to Andrew Dukes (38) and Mike Wood (37), while Ethan Gaffney took out both NTP’s.
Also played on Sunday was the final of the 2018 AAA Cup, sponsored by AAA Septic Services. A play-off was needed to determine the result, with Andrew Dukes victorious over Dan Bayley on the second play-off hole. Third place went to Dave Rhodes (72 nett) and fourth place to Todd Callaghan (76 nett).
Last week the Forbes Vets ‘Week-of-Golf’ was held. There were nearly 130 registered players. Forbes players collected a few prizes, with Heather Davidson the best finishing runner-up in the Vets Ladies Championship.
By Short Putt
Week Ending 30th March
Slow courts were the order of the day due to a sprinkle of rain and a good wetting from the new sprinkler system. Thank you Forbes Council!
There were not a lot of surprises on the day. Jenny Job continues to improve again, winning two games. Her partners were Geoff Coles and Mary Hodges. Kath Broderick also kept up her improvement. She won two games partnered by Kevin Rubie and Marie Spry. The winners of three matches were John Browne, Jill Rubie, Kevin Rubie, Barry White and Mal Smith.
Everyone was well rugged up for our Aussie croquet. The drop in temperature and a cold wind across the courts did not dampen the spirits. Bob Murray did the same as Geoff Coles did last week by winning three games for three weeks in a row. Kevin Rubie also achieved the same feat.
Considering the conditions, there was some good and close games played. One of the best was Kevin Rubie and Geoff Coles with 14, who defeated Barry White and Harley Stewart with 13 on the last shot of the match.
By Anne and Harley Stewart
Saturday will see the Junior Mixed Netball Competition continue. There is still time for new players to come and join in the fun and be placed into teams, or into NetSetGo.
Players from NetSetGo to under 15 years, can come and play netball for free, if you use your Active Kids Voucher.
Parents please note that the times for the divisions have changed back 15 minutes after the NetSetGo timeslot. Times for Net-SetGo are at 9:30am and divisions 1 and 2 are at 10:45am.
Coaches have been appointed to share the role, and managers have also been appointed to each team.
Team officials can contact Registrar, Paige McConnell to be given details of the players in their teams. Email Secretary, Melissa on email@example.com for more information required.
Anyone who would like to volunteer to umpire is very welcome. Come to the office on Saturday. Volunteers do not have to commit every week but any help would be greatly appreciated. Help and support will also be given to anyone who would like to learn.
Friday netball has started from 5pm till 6pm. Friday netball will be the training session for the 11’s carnival team, plus any boys and girls who would like to come and join in the fun, and learn new skills. Players do not have to be registered, to play Friday netball.
Three teams have been entered into the Cowra Carnival on Sunday, 14th April. A bus is also booked for that day, with the same age groups entered.
Forbes All Age Carnival
The Forbes Netball All Age Carnival will be held on Sunday, 5th May, with all ages catered for on the day.
Teams will play in a round robin competition with the first games starting at 8:30am.
Help will be provided to find umpires for Forbes teams entering the carnival.
All the Forbes open teams playing in the night competition are urged to enter and have a fun day of games, playing the great game of netball.
Players are urged to get teams organised now, so no-one misses out on entering the carnival.