Narromine sporting news | Championship winner, Jenny Stephenson


The NSW Women's Sand Greens Championship, held at Narromine Golf Course recently, was a great success for the Club. There were some fantastic scores, notably from players from Cobar, Dunedoo, Walcha and Coleambally.

Championship winner, Jenny Stephenson (Cobar), made a late charge in the 36 hole Scratch event to win by four shots from overnight leader Chantell Greaves (Dunedoo). Stephenson shot a tournament low round of three-under-par 68 scr to take control of the Championship after a solid 74 scr in her first round.

Greaves was consistent in her bid for the Championship with a second round 75 scr to follow her opening round of 71 scr.

Jenny and Chantell also contributed to their teams winning the scratch and handicap teams events respectively.

There was a wide spectrum of results, culminating in lively conversations in the Clubhouse, at the end of each day, about wayward drives and terrible putts and everything in between.

Our volunteer men earnt their free lunch retrieving a huge number of balls from out of bounds on the second.

The weather was perfect (so no excuses for poor scores there), the food delicious and the gathering at dinner on Saturday evening large and loud!

Huge congratulations and thanks to all who worked so hard to make the event such a success - inside with the catering, outside with the greens maintenance and "spotting" and in the supervision of buggies and carts over the two days.

Vicki Gainsford

Ladies Golf

Wednesday, August 28 another bright sunny day saw a field of 12 players contest a 4BBB event with drawn partners and opponents with Jeanette Redden and Annie Harmer's kindly donated Trophy. Two players contested nine holes (14 players).

Jeanette and Annie's Trophy winners were Dale Harding & Bev Woods 47 points. Runner up and first and only opp ball winners were Vicki Gainsford and Peta Ferrari 46 points.

Nearest Pins both ninth and 17th was Bev Woods. (A very good day at the Office!). Wendy Jeffery and Jeanette O'Brien also had the next best score of 44 points and justifiably won Drawn Card. Jeanette Redden was winner of the nine hole comp with 30 1/2 nett. Raffle kindly donated by Jean Richardson was won by Gail White.

Saturday, August (31 Narromine Show Day) a warm sunny afternoon saw a field of eight players contest a Stableford event with a Club Trophy.

It was Jeanette O'Brien's day to shine brightly as not another player was near her 44 Stableford points which won her Club Trophy, B grade and a slice off her handicap. Jeanette also won nearest Pin on 17th.

A grade winner was Maida O'Mally 35 points, winning on a count back from Viv Halbisch 35 points. Viv won nearest pin on 9th. Marj Kelly was the only Optional Ball winner with 39 points. Raffle kindly donated by Jeanette O'Brien was won by Carol McDonald.

Today, September 4 Remember PLAY STARTS at 9.30am will see fifth round of Monthly and WGNSW Medals. Draw starters Sue/Robyn.

Saturday, September 7 will be Stroke Scratch and Handicap event with Sue McCutcheon's kindly donated Trophy. Wednesday, September 11 will be Veterans' Championships Grades to be decided on the day

Winners Trophy kindly donated by Geriatrics and Super Vets Trophy kindly donated by Joan Collins. This is an ALL DAY don't forget your plate for lunch. Draw starters Peta/Heather. Thursday, September 12 Manildra Open Tournament.

Ladies please Note there will be no golf for you September 14-15 due to the Members Veterans' Championships. I have since been informed that Ladies are able to play a Stableford event after the Men hit off if they wish.

A program change Wednesday, September 18 will see sixth and final round of Monthly and WGNSW Medals. The third round of Narromine Bowl with Pat Mitchell's Trophy transferred to Wednesday, October 16.

Weekly Ponder; The Older you become the more you appreciate being at home and doing absolutely nothing!

Granny Golfing Guru

Gerries Golf

Double for Willis

Last week the Gerrie s played a 4BBB comp for a change and a total of 16 players faced the starter for the event.

The weather was kind to the players and the course must have played well as three pairs tied for the top score on the day.

Those on 28 points were Ross Fraser and Ross King,Vince Ferrari and John Butcher,and Terry Willis and Mal Richardson.

The count back system was used to decide the days winner which went to Terry Willis and Mal Richardson.Runner up was Vince Ferrari and John Butcher while the two Ross's King and Fraser missed out on a trophy.

Pretty good scoring on the day.

All are wondering what the handicapper will do with all these good scores.Gus Smith won the NTP and only one golf ball in the kitty,bad luck Gus.

The NAGA went to Chris Harding with 19 points. We had one visitor,Mitchell Smith, and he was heard to say " I will be back ".

Next on the agenda was the Pool competition where Ross King and Steve Squires battled it out for the weekly title with Bob Fletcher and Terry Willis."

Fletch" was in great form and he carried Terry Willis to victory and the title of Champs for the week.It also allowed Willis to claim the double for the day-well done Terry.

This afternoon play will be on the front nine with the hit off at the usual time of 2.30pm. See you there.

Veteran's Golf

State Championships coming up! Once again, the Narromine Club has been invited to conduct the NSW Veteran's Sand Green Men's fourball championships on September 14-15.

This will be the fifth year in succession the Club has conducted the event and it shaping up to be a great tournament.

Entries for the event closed yesterday with players coming from all of the state to compete.If you have not entered it is guaranteed Secretary Norm Lewis will accept late entries if you contact him on 6889 4212.

Intending players may enter by using the NSWVGA website and follow the prompts to obtain and entry form and E-Mail it to the Secretary.

The major event for the men is over 36 holes,18 on Saturday and 18 on Sunday.

In addition there will be an 18 hole Stableford event each day the the ladies and this is cater for those women who accompany their husbands and partners to the event and also the local ladies who would like a game over the week-end.

Further details of the events will appear in next weeks paper.

Norman Lewis

Men's Bowls

The Annual general Meeting of the Narromine Bowling Club will be held this Sunday morning September 8, with 10am the designated starting time.

President kevin is stepping aside after ten years' service and hence a new look board will be elected. G

ood to see we have a full complement of Nominations, that will help make things run a little bit smoother and hopefully the "NEW" troops might generate some different Paths to that which the current board has been travelling down the last couple of years, but I might add, our journey has been hampered by the tough economic times the Drought has inflicted on this part of the country the last few seasons.

A forum of 25 is needed for this meeting to go ahead and I would hope members come along and Support Kevin and his outgoing Board and welcome in the New Directors.

Back to Bowls matters and the action up at the Bowly: Whilst the weather was a bit in between this week the same could not be said of the Bowls action, with a plethora of Activities on and off the Local Green.

Firstly to the stuff NOT on our Greens this week, where our Club Champion John Edwards competed in the Champion of Champions event at West Dubbo last Saturday and although defeated in the Quarter-finals, put up a sterling effort against some quality opponents.

Meanwhile back at home we had one Championship match contested with Don Sullivan's Quartet just proving a shade too good for the Steve Buttsworth Skipped Team. Which leads us nicely into what's happening this weekend, well the semi-finals of the FOURS for one, and so Saturday afternoon we will see Alex Sambrook, Dale Mccafferty, Ben Clark and Robert French go up against Arnold Gillespie, Garry Raines, Eddie McPhee and Don Sullivan in what promises to be an interesting Battle. In the other Semi-final it will be just as intriguing with Jimmy Daley, Steve Riley, James Daley and John Edwards set down to play Racardo Stanford, Joey Mikulic, David McNair and Robbie Stanford.

Both games are scheduled to commence at 1.30pm Saturday and intending window tappers are advised to book their space early.

Social Bowls this week saw a dozen go round on Thursday and a similar number take to the greens for Sunday Morning's Chook run.

Firstly to Thursday and with one rink playing a 17/17 draw the only winning rink of the day, namely Des Lincoln, Kevin Heatrick and Don Sullivan pocketed all the chocolates available. Sunday Mornings foray saw a couple of rinks of triples played with the Trio of Kevin Short, Kevin Heatrick and David McNair declared the day's best performed team courtesy of a 18/07 win over Richard, Bob and Arnie. For the record in the other game it was Clifton Harris, Bob Ashdown and Terry McDonald who recorded a win 23/12 over Colleen, Bill and Danny.

That's it for another week, see you all at the AGM.

Norman Bohm