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Gerries Golf

Big field for Gerries golf competition

Last Saturday a very large field of golfers,11 ladies and 14 men arrived for the weekly Gerries Competition much to the delight of "El Supremo " Terry who has been worried about the playing numbers for some weeks.

In the Ladies competition, Maida O'Mally enjoyed the very pleasant conditions to return an excellent score of 23 stableford points and take the major trophy.

Runner up was Wendy Jeffery with an equally good score of 22 points.

No lady was successful in the NTP competition however Marie Houghton took out the overall NAGA competition with 12 points defeating Vince Ferrari, Bob Richardson and Marj Kelly on the post.

In the mens event, the ever improving Ross Fraser scooped the pool with a fine score of 24 points to take the trophy for the week.

Fraser defeated Malcolm Fraser also on 24 points on a count back.

The Mens NTP went to Peter Gainsford who collected only one golf ball as there has been a run on winners in recent weeks with nothing in the jackpot pool.

Unfortunately there was no Pool Comp on Saturday as we are told all prospective players need the practice to maintain the usual high standard.

Next Saturday play will be at the usual hit off time of 9am with the girls on the back nine and the boys on the front nine.

See you all on the tee.

Norm Lewis

Golf

Last Saturday we ten starters in a two Person Ambrose sponsored by Toby and Kellie Rush David Reid Homes.

The winners with 61 1/4 were Rob Williams and Mitchell Smith from Tony Mann and newly elected club captain Chris Harding with 65 1/4. NTPs ninth Tony Mann and tenth Chris Harding.

On Sunday the Golf Club Fishing Club were the sponsors of an Irish Stableford with nineteen players competing. 

Lunch was provided by the fishing club and cooked very well by Mr Coen.

The winners were Bob Fletcher and Mick McKean with  72 points and the runners up were Stephen Gilette and Josh Coen with 71 points. In third spot were Ash bullock and Rob Williams with 67 points.

Last Tuesday we had 86 starters in the Business House Comp with the best team score coming from the Deep Divots on 92 points.

Best individual scores from Brett Bourchier 27, Lewis Lydon 25,Adrian Olsen 25, Jacob Mill 24, Bev Woods 24, Keith Elrington 24, Greg Barling 23,  Tim Wiggins 23, Tiger Berryman 23, James Hunt 22 and Peter Gainsford 22.

NTPs third Ash Bullock, ninth Peter Gainsford and tenth Carole King.

Next Saturday we have a  4BBB sponsored by George Mack and on Sunday the perfect Pink Pigeon Day. A charity day for the Glenn McGrath Foundation. 

Head to the Narromine Golf Club on Sunday, December 9 to take part in the three Man Ambrose Golf Tournament and Calcutta.

Cost: $25 per person (nibblies included).

There will a free BBQ lunch and the tee off will be open at 11am. The pigeon auction will commence at approximately 6pm. All welcome

The Club Christmas party will be held on Saturday, December 15 starting at 7pm. Blackfeet are playing.  Free drink and nibbles.  Christmas hamper raffle to be drawn.

Peter Treseder / Chris Harding /Josh Coen

Trangie Bowls

Another good week of bowls. The final of the minor pairs played and won by Damo and Mozz over Kieth and Josh in a see sawing match. 

Winner of minor pairs was Damo over Corey. Ladies Wednesday mufti postponed because of the much needed rain, but it's on again this Wednesday. 

Good numbers for Thursday chicken run, won by Wok Greg and Mojo. Jackpot now stands at $480. Rester was not won. 

Another great night Friday business house bowls continuing, winners being the drug dealers. Final of this competition this Friday. 

Mixed pairs played over the weekend Damo and Maureen defeated Alan and Pam, Rusty and Lyn over Doug and Lyn in the last game Josh and Colleen beat BYO and Sue. Plenty more games this week so come on down and join in and have a great time. 

Narromine Bowls

Once again a week devoid of Championships or Tournaments, but plenty of social bowls to report on with good fields both Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning. 

Firstly to Thursday where we had some 18 players go round, including 3 lads from Woy Woy passing thru town. 

The results of the days play went something like this: On Rink 09 Clifton Harris, Danny Carnevale and Joe Fisher defeated Peter Kelly, David McNair amd Don Sullivan 19/16. 

On rink eight in the second of the three triples clashes it was Noel Delboux, Peter Dunn and Terry McDonald who prevailed 17/14 over Des Lincoln, Bob Davis and Peter Cross, whilst in the match on rink ten Visitor Mick Stone teamed up with Bob Ashdown and Aaron Clark to nudge out Richard Hyde, Kevin Heatrick and Trent Jacobson 18/11. 

Presentation time saw Noel, Peter and T-Mac atop the podium with Mick, Bob and Aaron afforded the second spot. Once again the jackpot proved a “tad” elusive and is slowly growing into a “Not insignificant” amount.

Sunday Morning didn’t start out “Real Flash” with a little bit of Rain and the onset of a Dust Storm brewing in the horizon, but again that didn’t deter 18 brave soldiers who lined up for the Chook run. 

The very formidable team of Barb Lincoln, Bill Wilkie and Danny Carnevale got most of the spoils on offer courtesy of a strong 25/10 win over Lionel, Phil and Steve. 

The equally dangerous trio of Des Lincoln, Bob Ashdown and Arnold Gillespie locked in a solid win over “Gaz”, Kevin and David to Claim second spot, whilst the other winning trio on the morning namely Sticker, Clifton and Aaron had to be content with adding a “W” to their C.V.

December will be a busy month for all members with numerous functions and events programmed each week.

Kicking the “SHOW” off this week (Sunday, December 9) will be our annual Presentation Day which starts with bowls at 10am, followed by a BBQ Luncheon and the presentation of the annual awards and trophies to all our 2018 Champions. 

A Nomination sheet is on the Notice Board and if you intend to come along for the Bowls, Lunch and or the presentation ceremony, please indicate accordingly so we can make sure the catering is right. 

Thursday, December 13 sees our annual XMAS Ham Raffle. Some 30 HAMS, have been allocated for this night and 7pm will see the first ticket drawn. 

The following Thursday, December 20 will see our “MONSTAR” raffle rolled out with some $2,000.00 worth of Prizes to be WON, and rounding the month off nicely NEW YEARS EVE will feature live music.

So all in all the “BOWLY” is definitely the place to be this December.

2019 is just around the corner and that means Pennants and Zone Championships will be looming on the horizon. 

To that end the Club Notice Board has Nominations sheets posted for both events. 

So if you’re a mind to play Pennants for Narromine Bowling Club or wish to compete in the Zone Pairs and or Zone Singles Championships then perhaps a quick visit to the old notice board should be on your agenda of things to do also this month.

Well that’s it for me for another week, see you up at the “Bowly”.

Norman Bohm

2016 Flashback: Something Borrowed at Rosehill 2016. Photo: JANIAN MCMILLAN (www.racingphotography.com.au)

2016 Flashback: Something Borrowed at Rosehill 2016. Photo: JANIAN MCMILLAN (www.racingphotography.com.au)

Racing

The now ten year old Something Borrowed, winner of the $100,000 Country Championship Qualifier at Dubbo in March 2016, returned to form when winning the Alan Lloyd Memorial Handicap ( 1600 metres ) at Narromine last Thursday for local trainer Justin.W.Stanley and the owner-breeder Terry Marskell from Mudgee.

Something Borrowed had gone 26 starts without a win since taking out the Warren Cotton Cup from Our Sarastro and Laugharne in November 2016 with the only placing being a third to Gentleman Max in the 2017 Forbes Cup.

Brilliantly ridden at Narromine by Greg Ryan, Something Borrowed ( $3.10 ) weaved through the field from well back and finished strongly to beat Mackellars Love ( Jake Pracey-Holmes-Holmes, $13 ) and The Frick ( Grant Buckley, $2.70 favourite ).

Something Borrowed ( by Volitant from Wedded Chimes ) did not start racing until 5 years of age and was initially trained at Dubbo by the late John McKinnon who had been a successful harness racing trainer-driver.

At debut Something Borrowed finished fourth in a Maiden Handicap won by Mickey Spanooch at Bligh Picnics in May 2014 but at the 5th start promised better to come when ridden by Kody Nestor in a Maiden win at Warren from Tuliman and Sutton Bailey.

Six starts later in August 2015, Kacie Chater was the jockey in a win at Coonabarabran and then Something Borrowed ran seconds at Narromine, Coonamble, Bathurst, Dubbo and Warren and during this time John McKinnon due to ill health handed over the training to his good friend Justin.W.Stanley.

With Aaron Bullock in the saddle, Something Borrowed won the Western Racing Association Country Championship at Dubbo from Not A Shadow and Farewell Julia in March 2016 and then finished a creditable eighth of 16 in the $400,000 Final over 1400 metres at Royal Randwick won by the outstanding Clearly Innocent.

Subsequent good performances by Something Borrowed included wins at Dubbo (1600 metres), Gosford ( 2100 metres ), a third at Warwick Farm ( 2200 metres ), second to Any Blinkin’ Day in the Dubbo Cup and third to Can I Have in the Coonamble Cup.

Prior to the Narromine win last week Something Borrowed had resumed from a spell and with two good runs at Dubbo had indicated a return to form.

Daniel Northey has twice endured lengthy times on the sidelines with a broken pelvis however the 28 year old Scone based jockey has made successful returns to racing ,the latest comeback yielding wins with outstanding rides on Lope De Mango ( Warren ) and on A Magic Zariz in the 1300 metres AG N VET Open Handicap at Narromine.

Urged through a narrow opening by Daniel Northey, A Magic Zariz ( $5.50 ) came from the back of the field to score a thrilling win over Know How ( Brandon Griffiths, $5.50 ) and Zoutenant ( Wendy Peel,$3.50 favourite ).

Bred and raced by Wal And Leonie Prout from Gilgandra and trained at Coonamble by Cec Hodgson, A Magic Zariz has the impressive record of nine wins and eight placings from 27 starts.

Four men with significant contributions to Racing, Max Crockett, Max Frankel, Errol French and John “Sam” Glasgow have sadly passed away over recent weeks.

Max Crockett the legendary horse breaker at Randwick for champion trainers such as Tommy Smith, Bart Cummings, Les Bridge and Jack Denham later continued his trade at Mudgee where he was also a successful trainer with the most recent winner being Mackellars Love at Orange.

Max Frankel was a stock and station agent at Tullibigeal and as a prolific owner of racehorses achieved his 100th winner back in 2011 at a Wagga Wagga meeting.

Errol French from Tamworth raced hundreds of gallopers , most with the the word Blinkin’ in their name including the Dubbo Cup winner Any Blinkin’ Day trained by Clint Lundholm.

John “Sam “ Glasgow from Tullibigeal was a very well liked race goer and more recently was an owner of the promising Caszar trained at Forbes by Barry Molloy and a fast finishing second at Narromine last Thursday.

The $50,000 Mudgee Cup features at the Mudgee Showcase TAB meeting on Friday followed by Dubbo ( TAB ) on Monday, Warren Twilights ( TAB ) on Friday December 14 and the annual Charity Sports Day and racing fraternity get together commencing 3pm Saturday December 15.

Colin Hodges

Macquarie Picnic Races

Saturday, December 29, all day - 11.30pm at the Trangie Showground. For more information call Charlotte Rae on 0408 847 453. Annual event organised by the Macquarie Picnic Race Club. All welcome!