NARROMINE BOWLING CLUB
The A-grade Triples Championships commenced last weekend and due to the nature of the draw only 2 first round matches were scheduled under the play sub or forfeit law. So Game 1 saw Arnold Gillespie, Jeff Schloefell & Don Sullivan defeat a new look team in Joey Mikulic, John Woolfe & Robbie Stanford 27/10 whilst in the other encounter it took and extra end for Geoff Bohm Terry McDonald (Sub For Rick Bohm) & Danny Carnevale to get the chocolates over Rabz Macqueen, Geoff Anderson (Sub for John Edwards) and Trent Jacobson, and by all reports Trent Did a pretty good job in the unfamiliar role of skipper.
With the October long weekend enticing a number of our players to have a “crack” at various tournaments throughout the region there will be no championship matches scheduled for this weekend, however if by mutual agreement any teams wish to “get in and play” their 2nd round match please feel free to do so.
The A-grade Triples will re-commence on Saturday October 7 with some 4 quarter finals fixtures programmed for play, so watch this space.
Social bowls this week saw Bob Davis grab a double of sorts, firstly with Clifton Harris to claim most of the prize pool on offer on Thursday and then in Sunday’s chook run he teamed up with Arnold Gillespie to again record the best win of the day, nice work Bob.
The Sectional play in the Club challenge will be played on Saturday October 14 and at this stage Narromine will have a team in the Men’s Silver Division & also the Men’s Blue Division: Self-appointed Blue team Manager Norman will be speaking to his squad this week to finalise positions and any travel requirements.
The Flyer for our Annual Triples tournament has been posted on the Notice board this week, and thanks to our major Sponsor BCiB Club Insurance Brokers the money side of things is looking good. We are expecting a few local organisations to also jump on board, and hopefully this too will assure we have a good field.
Not much more to report, best of luck to all Narromine Teams competing in tournaments this long weekend, last year we had a few of the boys in Red Trousers up on Podiums, here’s hoping for more of the same.
WIN FOR RICHARDSON
Last Wednesday the Gerries played their weekly competition on the back nine of Royal Narromine. A total of 18 players participated in very pleasant weather conditions. Winner on the day was Bob Richardson with an excellent round of 29 points. Well done Bob but look out for the handicapper who will be looking at your card very closely.
Runner-up was Greg Kearines with 24 points, taking second place on a countback from Bob Fletcher also on 24 points. Good to see Greg back in the winners circle again. The nearest the pin went to Bob Fletcher who won 1 golf ball for his effort. The NAGA prize went to Ross Fraser. In all a great afternoon’s golf.
Attention the moved to the pool table where some interesting matches were played. The first game went to Terry Willis and Norm Lewis who convincingly defeated Mal Richardson and Gus Smith to advance to the final.
The second match went to Ross King and Greg Barling who defeated Tiger Berryman and Chris Harding, to move into the final. The final was a disaster for Lewis and Willis as Lewis sank the black with only his second shot to give the champions title to King and Barling. They were delighted with the victory. All in all a great afternoon was had by all.
The Veteran Club thank the Gerries Club for their support of the recent NSW Vets Championships. Last Saturday there were only two players backing up for the Vets 9 hole which was won by Ash Bullock, with 21 points and the other trophy going to Dudley Alcorn for NTP.The next Vets 9 hole will be on the front nine on Saturday October 7.
This afternoon the Gerries nine hole stableford event will be on the front nine with the hit-off at the usual time of 2.30pm. See you all on the tee.
Wednesday September 20 was a warm spring morning with a mega field of 12 players to contest the monthly medal plus 2 extra players doing 9 holes (making 14 players).
A grade Medal winner was Betty Green 65 nett. B/C grade Medal winner Carole King 64 nett.
Optional ball winners; 1st Joy Whiteman 65 nett, 2nd Dale Harding 65 nett. As you can see players will need to check their handicaps before their next game as there were many reductions on the list! Betty Berryman won nearest pin 9th and Gail White 17th. Bev Woods won drawn card, she also donated the Raffle which was won by Gail White.
Saturday September 23 a hot windy afternoon saw a field of 13 players contest a mixed draw for Jean Walters Memorial par-event trophy which has been kindly donated by all the Walters Family. Four Ladies travelled from Sydney for this event, Jane McCardell, nee Walters, Mary Lowing nee Walters, Truda Rail nee McLachlan, and Kathy Everburns nee Renshaw.
Saturday’s Par & Trophy winner B/C grade with a massive score of +6 was our President Robyn Jones a small loss of handicap. A grade ball winner was Michelle Ashdown +2.
Optional ball winners 1st Bev Woods +5, 2nd Jane McCardell +4 winning on a count back from Jeanette O’Brien also +4 and loss of handicap.
Nearest Pin 9th Wendy Jeffery, N/P 17th Kathy Everburns (Visitor). Drawn Card was won by Gail White. Gail kindly donated the Raffle and was won by visitor Jane McCardell.
Today will see the McLachlan Shield Play Off plus a Stroke event for Joyce McCutcheon’s Trophy. Tomorrow 5 ladies will travel to Warren for WDLGA Finals Day and the best of luck to them all! Saturday September 30 (long weekend) will be a stableford event with a club trophy. There goes September and October will herald in the last of our 18 hole events with daylight saving.
Wednesday October 4 will see a 2 person Ambrose event with drawn partners and opponents
Saturday October 7 will see a Par event with Gail White’s Trophy.
Sunday October 8 will be Mudgee Open Tournament.
Wednesday October 11 (Program Change) 3rd round Narromine Bowl with Pat Mitchell’s Trophy also a Putting Comp with Joyce McCutcheon’s Trophy. This will test everyone an ALL Day with a 9.30 am Daylight Saving start!
Nominations have gone up on the board for executive and committee members. Please study and nominate if you think you can take a position. AGM will be held 10 am Thursday 18th October 2017.
Weekly Ponder:- We’re all gifted with opportunity to succeed. You go much further if you keep holding out that hand of friendship. Granny Golfing Guru
STATE TITLE GOES TO COBAR PAIR
The NSW Veterans Fourball Sand Greens State Championships were held in Narromine on the weekend of September 16 and 17.
Winners of the 36 hole Championship event were the Cobar pairing of Gary Wilkin and Richard McLean with rounds of 41/38 for a total of 79 stableford points from scratch. McLean who lives in Bourke but is a member of the Cobar Veterans Club and a previous winner of the event, teamed with Cobar member Gary Wilkin to take home the Championship Shield in a convincing win by ten points.
In fact the Cobar Club were successful in taking the first three placing in the event. Bill Fugar and Peter Brien were second on 69 points and third went to Roy Bennet and Max Phillips 67.
The Championships attracted a top field of 53 players each day representing a total of 14 Clubs from throughout NSW.This is the third year Narromine has conducted the event and all players were very happy with the way the course played despite the lack of rain over the past few months.
During the presentation ceremony after the event, Narromine club president, Bruce Mitchell, welcomed the visitors to the area and had the pleasing duty of presenting a special trophy to Tamworth golfer, Jeff Garraway, who scored a hole in one on the par 3 18th hole on Saturday afternoon.
Tournament Director, Norm Lewis, then paid tribute to those who helped organise and make the Tournament successful. Special thanks went to the Narromine Shire Council and the NSWVGA for trophy donations, the Narromine lady golfers who worked tirelessly over the weekend catering and checking and recording the scores and results, the barbecue cooks and the Narromine volunteer course curators for preparation and maintenance of the course.
Following are the results of the week-end championship events.
36 Hole Championships Winners R McLean and G Wilkin 79, W. Fugar and P Brien,69 2nd, R Bennet and M Phillips 3rd 67.
36 Hole Handicap:- J Butcher and B Masling (Narromine) 98 1st, B Mitchell and N Ashdown (Narromine) 95 2nd, H Irving (Trangie) I Lambbell (Gil) 93 3rd.
Saturday Scratch winner:- G Burgess (Brighton) and A Mellor (Uralla) 36.
Handicap winner :- J Wilson (Dubbo) and J Garraway (Tamworth) 47, 2nd T Willis and B Fletcher (Narromine) 46 .
Sunday Scratch Winner :- G Barling and C Harding (Narromine) 33.
Handicap Winner:- S McDougall and T Brennan (Trangie) 51, 2nd A Bullock and D Alcorn (Narromine) 48.
Ladies Saturday, B Brandson (Russell Vale) 36 1st, 2nd H Bootle (Narromine) 34, 3rd C Coaker (Morisset) 34.
Ladies Sunday, 1st, B Brandson (Russell Vale) 41, 2nd C Coaker (Morrisett) 40, 3rd G White (Narromine) 38.