Men’s Bowls News
We are slowly but surely working our way thru the A Singles, which hopefully will be concluded this Saturday. Last week saw two Matches contested in this event, with one game on Thursday and another played Saturday afternoon.
Firstly to Thursday’s fixture which featured Aaron Hutchison up against Kevin Rider, and despite a couple of false starts some 33 ends later we had found a winner.
The match ebbed and flowed for almost three hours before President Kevie was able to book a spot in this week’s semi-final.
Congratulations to both players in what were difficult circumstances, there was some very good bowls played and the window Tappers certainly got their monies worth as well.
On Saturday Danny Carnevale and Aaron Clark lined up in a semi-final contest and most pundits and the spectators were expecting a tight match, as both players have been in good form of late, but unfortunately as is often the case in singles one player can get a Jump and she’s all over and in this case that’s what happened to Danny’s hope as Aaron didn’t give him a sniff, winning 31/09 in just 20 ends.
This comprehensive win by Aaron now sees him into the final which will be played Saturday afternoon, and his opponent???.
Well that question will be answered Saturday morning when Kevin Rider and Boppa Daley go round in semi-final 2, with the winner advancing to the afternoon game and the loser looking on.
No Joy for our players competing in the Zone Singles finals series at Dubbo Railway, although Don Sullivan did win his Saturday afternoon semi-final match against the tournament favourite Bob Hamilton from Molong, but alas a poor start on Sunday morning saw him on the wrong side of the ledger in the match against Barry Wilkinson.
This coming weekend sees our Club pairs champions Eddie McPhee and Terry McDonald Line up in the Champion of Champions event.
The boys will contest the section at Trangie, which incidentally will also be hosting their annual President’s day, so should be a very busy day for yours truly officiating one event and attending the other day in an official capacity.
Social Bowls this week saw just a dozen go round on Thursday and a few less than that take to the paddock on Sunday.
Getting all the chocolates on offer on Thursday were the trio of Noel Delboux, Des Lincoln and Robbie Stanford, whilst Sunday’s winners were Bob Davis and Peter Payne.
The annual Gub Thorne day is just around the corner Saturday, August 11 and the Flyer and Nomination sheet for this event will be posted on the notice board this week, without fail.
This always popular day has again attracted some great sponsorship, and intending players will certainly get great value for money and no doubt a bit of fun for free as well.
Just a reminder to those who haven’t paid their annual “Dues”, you cannot win the badge draw on Saturday night unless your financial, so best pay today.
-by Norman Bohm
Last Saturday we had 27 starters in the first round of our Championships sponsored by Chris and Dale Harding. In A grade Josh Coen had a 66 to win from Rob Williams on 68.
In B grade it was a fine round of 63 to win from Neil Haley with 64. In C grade it was Sam Brien had a 65 to win from Gus Smith on 71. NTPs ninth Mick McKean and tenth Tony Harding.
On Sunday we had 22 starters in the second Round of the Championships sponsored by Treseders. Steve Gillette had a 63 to win the A Grade from Scott Magill who fired with the aid of some green ginger to shoot a 65. In B grade it was the wiley veteran Ross King with a 65 to win from Rob Gainsford.
Mitchell Smith had a 66 to win the C Grade from Sam Brien with a 68. NTPs ninth Tony Harding and tenth Neil Haley which had a little help from the adjacent kurrajong tree.
So after two rounds the A Grade leaders are Rob Williams 144,Tony Harding 145, Duane Mann 148 & Josh Coen 150.
In B brade Ross King has a very handy lead after shooting 159, Rob Gainsford 170, Peter Gainsford 170 & Neil Haley 172.
In C grade the field has fallen with the golden oldie Dudley Alcorn 192 leading the youngster Sam Brien 198 by six shots.
Next weekend on Saturday we have the 3rd Round sponsored by Steve and Jenny Ward and on Sunday the 4th and final round sponsored by Peter & Daniel Treseder.
The seeded players will play together. Don’t forget next Saturday Night the All You Can Eat Chinese Night is on at the Club.
-by Peter Treseder
Lady Member’s Golf
The two players that travelled to Tottenham 1st July one was very successful being our very able Vicki Gainsford who won A grade runner up in the Scratch event.
Wednesday, July 4 a very warm winter morning attracted 13 players to the 1st round of 18 holes Bootle- Browning 4BBB (drawn partners & opponents). Three golfers played a nine hole comp.
Winners of 1st 18 hole Bootle-Browning were Wendy Jeffery and Jeanette O’Brien 46 points.
Runners up were Betty Green and Carole King 43 pts. Drawn Card went to Sue McCutcheon and Maida O’Mally. Nearest Pin ninth and 17th was Wendy Jeffery (an indication of how well Wendy’s Golf went that day).
Raffle kindly donated by Heather Bootle and Lynne McCutcheon, won by Sue McCutcheon.
Fran Crawford won nine hole comp 18 points. Due to lack of availability of players Friday’s Pennants at Warren was forfeited to Warren.
Saturday, July 7 a Chosen Holes event was not contested due to a lack of players attending on a very cold wet day.
To day weather allowing will see 2nd and final round of Bootle-Browning 4BBB. Play commences 9.30am an ALL DAY shared lunch will follow golf.
Saturday, July 14 a Stableford event with mixed draw and Marie Houghton’s kindly donated Trophy. Sunday, July 15 three ladies will travel to Coonamble for Far West Rose Bowl event and Tournament.
Wednesday, July 18 A,B & C grades Monthly Medal also WGNSW Medal (fourth rounds.)
A committee meeting will follow golf and presentation.
Weekly Ponder;-Enjoy life it has an expiration date!
-by Granny Golfing Guru
Great win for Kearines
Last Saturday, July 7 the Narromine Veteran golfers played their monthly nine hole competition in conjunction with the opening round of the the 2018 Club Championships.It was a miserably cold and wet day in which 14 players arrived for the event.
These players deserved a medal for taking part under such conditions..
Winner on the day was Greg Kearines with a great round of nett 31.
Second place went to Neil Haley 33,3rd to Ron Green 33,4th Rob Williams 33 1/2,5th Dud Alcorn 34 ½ , and sixth Ross King 34 ½ . The NTP went to Rob Williams.
The next Veterans nine hole comp will be on Saturday, August 18, a stableford event on the back nine.
Up coming Veterans Open Events are as follows :-
Thursday 19th July- Trangie, Thursday, August 2 - Tottenham
Another important event on the Narromine Veterans calendar is the NSWVGA Mens Sand Greens Four Ball State championships to be held on September 15th and 16th at Narromine.
Entry forms for this event are available from Secretary Norm Lewis.
The Dubbo Veterans Week of Golf is on September 17 and 21.
That it for this month-see you at at the 19th.
Win for Masling
Last Wednesday on a very pleasant afternoon, the Narromine Gerries played the weekly competition with 13 players taking part.
The winner with a great round of 27 stableford points was the ever consistent Brian Masling.No doubt "Maso" was preparing for the upcoming Club Championships.
Runner up to Masling was another consistent player in Malcolm Fraser with 25 points.
"Boof" as he is popularly known almost won the NTP prize only to be beaten by a great shot from Chris Harding who picked up the jackpot pool of three golf balls.
There was no NAGA prize this week due insufficient starters.
Attention turned to the Pool competition where Ross King and Chris Harding played the preliminary round against Bob Fletcher and Norm Lewis.
It was not much of a game as King and Harding proved far to good and advanced to the final which was against favorites Gus Smith and Terry Willis.
King and Harding played really well without crowd participation and went on the win comfortably and become the weekly champions.
A reminder to all golfers the annual Gerries sponsored golf day in on Saturday, July 21.
This event is sponsored by the Gerries Club and will offer great prizes for the winners of the 4BBB event in Ladies, men and mixed competitions on the day. Keep this date in mind.
This afternoon the weekly comp is on back nine with the hit off at the usual time of 2.30pm.See you all on the tee.