Last Saturday July 1 we had 20 starters in a Monthly Medal sponsored by Jamie McKinnon. The winner of A-grade was Steve Gillette with a very good 63 nett while the winner of B-grade was Andrew MacQueen with 67 nett. Other good scores came from Duane Mann 65, Jamie McKinnon 65 & Chris Harding 67. NTPs 9th Rob Williams & 10th Josh Coen.
On Sunday we had 45 starters in the Narromine M S Support Group 2 Person Ambrose. The best team in the Mixed were Ross & Carol King with 66 from Ron & Betty Green on 67. The best score from the members were Geramy Seymour & Duane Mann with 58 1/4 from Nathan Walker & Alan Mann on 63 1/4. The best Non Golfers team was Dan Coen & Blake McDougall with 67 1/2. NTPs 9th Michelle Ashdown & Craig Duff while on the 10th Jenny Fitzgerald & Chris Harding.
Next weekend we start the Men’s championships with Round 1 sponsored by Chris & Dale Harding while Round 2 is sponsored by Treseders. Don’t forget the all you can eat Chinese Meal at the Club is on this Saturday Night for $15.00.
Rain of merely 3mls interrupted our perfect golf weather for the end of June. Unlike the Gerries we were unable to change our golf day.
Saturday 1st July proved to be a perfect sunny afternoon and a disappointing field of only 8 players contested a Stroke event with Betty Green’s kindly donated Trophies for A & B grades nearest Pins and Raffle.
Also on program for this day was Margaret Tuck’s kindly donated Trophy for a Putting Competition. A-grade Trophy winner was Vicki Gainsford 67 nett. B-grade trophy won by Dale Harding 73 nett. Margaret Tuck’s Putting Trophy went to Michelle Ashdown with only 26 putts.
Due to small number of players only one optional ball was issued and won by Betty Green with 68 nett. Nearest Pins went to Vicki Gainsford 9th, Valerie Edmunds 10th, and Betty Green 17th. Raffle was won by the lucky Dale Harding.
Three very brave Ladies travelled to Tottenham in the frost for Tottenham Open Tournament last Sunday 2nd July Vivienne Halbisch won a trophy plus the a very worthwhile raffle and Bev Woods won a trophy. Both players lost a stroke off their handicap. Wednesday 5th July saw a good field of 19 players attend first round Bootle-Browning 4BBB event with drawn partners and opponents, mixed draw.
Players also TEED OFF FOR BREAST CANCER.
First round winners were Betty Green & Robyn Jones with 44 points. Runners up with 41 points were Carol Paddison & Carole King winning 1st opp ball. 2nd opp ball was won by Bev Woods & Gail White 40 pts, winning on a count back from Heather Bootle & Jean Richardson and Bev Woods & Maida O’Mally all 40 points. Loyalty Roberts won both nearest pin 9th and 17th. Drawn card went to Wendy Jeffery & Jeanette O’Brien. Raffle was kindly donated by Dale Harding and won by Heather Bootle.
Saturday 8th July began a warm sunny afternoon and later became overcast with a cold southerly wind attracted 11 players to a Chosen Holes event with Mixed Draw and Joan Collins kindly donated Trophy.
Trophy and B/C winner Joy Whiteman with 33 1/3rd nett Joy also won nearest pin on 17th. A-grade ball winner went to Michelle Ashdown 34 1/3rd nett. First Optional Ball went to Bev Woods with 33 2/3rd nett winning on a count back from 2nd Opp ball winner Gail White 33 2/3rd. Nearest the pin 9th was not won.
Drawn card won by Dale Harding, Dale also won the Raffle which was kindly donated by Pam Hamilton, (this made Dale’s afternoon very worthwhile). Today Wednesday 12th July will see 2nd round Bootle-Browning tee off time 9.30am. This is an ALL DAY don’t forget your plate for lunch.
Saturday 16th July at home will see a Stableford event with mixed draw and Marie Houghton’s kindly donated Trophy.
Sunday 16th July I believe 3 ladies (2 with twisted arms from a very persuasive Captain) will travel to Nyngan Sun. 16th for ROSE BOWL + Tournament.
Best wishes to our two very much missed players Patricia Mitchell and Annie Harmer, both of whom have had a painful stay in hospital. Hope your return to golf is not too delayed.
Weekly Ponder;-When one door of happiness closes, another opens; often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Granny Golfing Guru
WIN FOR FRASER
Last Wednesday some 12 players braved the wintery condition to take part in the weekly Gerries golf competition played on the back nine at Royal Narromine.
Winner on the day was Ross Fraser with a very fine round of 25 stableford points. Ross has maintained his good form to take the major trophy. Two golfers tied for second with Mal McIntyre who won the countback on 23 points from Bruce Mitchell.
Unfortunately there was no winner of the NTP which now jackpots and there were insufficient players for the NAGA award. In all a pretty good afternoon with the course in very good condition.
After the presentations, interest turned to the pool table where six players were drawn to play the weekly comp.
The preliminary match was between Terry Willis and Ian Morgan versus Mal Richardson and Gus Smith. The winners were Willis and Morgan who advanced to the final where they were to meet Ross King and Norm Lewis.
There were the usual disputes as to how these two were drawn in the final when Lewie turned up late, however the decision of the organiser was verified and the match went ahead.
It was a very tight game and unfortunately' Morg' did not maintain his recent good form which allowed King and Lewis to become champions for the week.
It was rumoured the it was Lewis's first pool win for some years even though he has been practising on the quiet (not true).
This afternoon the Gerries will attack the front nine with the hit off at the usual time of 2.30pm. See you all on the tee.
A weekend of interesting championship Matches was the main bill of faire on last week’s bowling agenda, which saw our defending Pairs Champions exit his years event, whilst in the 2 singles matches the favourites got home, albeit not before the odd twist and turn. So first up to the Pairs confrontation which saw our defending champions Aaron Clark & Robbie Stanford do battle with Jeff Schloeffel & Don Sullivan. The match itself certainly kept the window tappers on their toes as this game ebbed and flowed, with both teams playing from the front on a couple or more occasions, but in the end it was “Skoey” & “Sully” who edged out to a handy lead they were able to maintain in the dying ends eventually winning 26/18. This now puts Jeff & Don into the final where they will play Alex Sambrook & Mark Hilder, but when is the $64.00 question as Holidays, Football & Charity days loom large, so watch this space.
We also had a couple of A-grade Singles semi-finals played over the weekend with Robert French taking on Danny Carnevale Saturday afternoon, whilst Robbie Stanford & Steve Riley lined up Sunday morning.
John Edwards was the designated marker of the “Frenchy” Versus Danny Match and it looked like he wasn’t going to be standing out their too long as Frenchy ran out to a very quick 29/12 lead, but what happened next, certainly frustrated any thoughts of any early shower, for an hour later, the window tappers were still glued to the Glass as Danny scored some 17 unanswered shots, and at this point, picking the final outcome had certainly got murkier.
But to “Frenchy’s” credit he managed to maintain his nerve and sneak over the line 31/29 and thus advance to the final of this event. His opponent in that aforesaid final will be Robbie Stanford, who wasn’t nearly as harsh on his marker Bruce, for after a little toing & froing with Steve Riley in the early stages he jumped out to a handy 20/08 lead and some 8 ends later it was all over 31/12.
So this now sees our A-grade singles and Pairs out to the finals status and hopefully all our champions will be able to compete in the upcoming District Champion of Champions event providing we can get the Club finals completed by early August, should be able to accomplish that schedule, hopefully.
Upcoming events sees the Day on the Green for Harry slotted in for this Saturday 15th July, whilst our B-grade singles will kick off the following Saturday and the annual “Gub” Thorne memorial day has been gazetted for Saturday 26th August.
Off the Bowling Green, the Club will be having a couple of “karaoke” nights during the months of July & August. Saturday 22nd July will see Maurice entertaining members and guests, whilst in conjunction with “Gub” Thorne day, the family will be providing their brand of entertainment at days end.
Social Bowls this week saw some dozen players have a hit out Thursday afternoon, with Robert Bateman, Trent Jacobson & Terry McDonald awarded the days trophy as best performed with their good win over Paul, James & Don. In the other match Des Lincoln, Sam Crook & Peter Cross “eeked” out a 22/21 win over Clifton harris, Steve Buttsworth & John Edwards.
Sunday saw just 10 soldiers line up for the chook run which saw results go this way: on rink 9: Robert Bateman & Jeff Schloeffel edged out Cliff Harris & Arnold Gillespie 20/17 courtesy of winning the last 2 ends, whilst in the triples encounter Peter Kelly, Bob Ashdown & Don Sullivan used the wet sail the last 3 ends, scoring some 8 unanswered shots to swamp Bob Davis, Ben Clark & Bill Wilkie 19/12 and in doing so pick up the day’s trophy.
Narromine Trangie Bridge Club
Event / Trangie Red Point July / Monday 10 / 7 17
North / South Placings
1st Phyllis Logan / Peter Perry
2nd Nola Schroder / Brenda Carter
East / West Placings
1st Denise Gough / Pat Ryan
2nd Carole King / Lynne Armstrong
N/S Nola Schroder / Brenda Carter
Phyllis Logan / Peter Perry
E/W Denise Gough / Pat Ryan
Carole King / Lynne Armstrong