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Veteran's golf

No matter how close you were to the pin in Parkes last Thursday you had to record two putts in the 'twin towns' Forbes/Parkes 12 hole Veteran's Golf competition.

Reason being, the greens were out of play due to renovations.

That did not stop former Forbes club president Tom Edols from scoring well registering 27 points to collect the cash from Parkes' Alan Afflick runner-up on a count-back with 26 points.

Encouragement Award to the evergreen Parkes member Laurie Wakefield with 14 points.

Naturally no nearest the pins, but the balls weep did go down to 22 points; 26 Geoff Coles (F), Garry Pymont (F), 25 Mick Dunn (P), Rod Luyt (P), 24 John Pearce (P), 23 Barry Parker (F), Ross Williams (F), Jim Moloy (F), Dale Stait (P), Greg Christie (P), 22  Frank Donohue (F), John Whatmore (F), Garry Collits (F).

In the Mick Miller Shield with the best six scores from each club counting, Forbes 148 to Parkes 146.

Golf on Thursday back to the beautiful surrounds of Forbes for 12 holes with nominations from 12.30pm for a 1pm tee-off.

This will be the last 1pm play for the year here in Forbes. From November 2 Forbes will revert to the earlier start due to daylight saving, this play will be followed by the Forbes Vets AGM.

Thursday week (Oct  26) the Lachlan Valley will stage their 18 hole competition in Cowra.

One competition which continues to draw the players is Cheating Tuesday where last week the ever consistent Dennis Culley top scored with 33 points for the 12 holes.

Geoff Coles was runner-up with 30 points while Daniel Bayley added some class to share next best on 29 points with Barry Shine.

Cheating Tuesday on again today with the usual ball toss at 9.30am for playing partners, and ladies you are invited to join in for this social hit over 12 holes.

For all golf in Forbes contact the Pro Shop on 6851 1554.

by Short Putts Mate

Women’s Bowls

Only a very small group of ladies rolled up for bowls last week with one rink of competition singles and one rink of social triples.

In a very interesting game of Veteran’s Singles Judy Girot played beautiful bowls to defeat Mary Everson 25/16 and now moves on to the next round.

The in house completion was won by a very excited Anne Walker.

On Thursday two teams of ladies travelled to Grenfell for their President’s Day. Although they had no luck on the greens they had a most enjoyable day with Connie Skinner winning the 100 Club and second prize in the Raffle.

Birthday wishes this week go to Anne Walker who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, October 8 and Lyn Simmonds who will celebrate her birthday on Saturday, October 14.

Members are reminded that there will be a General Meeting after bowls on Wednesday, October 18.

For Social Bowls tomorrow remember that you have to get your names in by 8.45am as games now start at 9.30am daylight saving time. Good bowling everyone.

-by Dawyn Harvey


A little birdie told me that Pete Thompson flew to Fiji for the weekend to surprise his Mum there for her birthday. Three cheers to Pete and good luck to Garry Dempsey, gone fishing to Bourke. Following is an update of last week’s results.

The scores for Wednesday evening October 4 were fairly one sided, except for the match up between Allegri’s and W Bilsborough’s on court two, which was as tidy as young Blair Thomas’s new haircut. Regan’s team, were four point victors after wins by Regan, subs, Alex Bayley and Pat Cormie. Roachie’s team had ample winners also, himself, Graham Coombs and Haig Carlisle inclusive, giving them a solid victory.

And Jake Hemming played on all courts almost simultaneously it seemed. Comp leaders here are Roach’s with 122 points. Team results were: D Bilsboroughs (10) lost to Roachs (18) Danny lost to Nathan 1–3, sub J Hemming lost to G Coombs 0–3, A Carlsle lost to H Carlisle 0–3, P Cormie d J Darcy 3–1. Allegris (14) tied W Bilsboroughs (14) Brendon lost to Wayne 2–3, A Bayley d sub J Hemming 3–1, sub A Carlisle lost to J Hemming 0–3, B Barnard d J Barnard 3–1. Acrets (16) d Barnards (12) Regan d Andrew 3–0, sub A Bayley d J Hemming 3–1, A Carlisle lost to L Webb 0–3, sub P Cormie d C Yapp 3–2.

Thursday nights score gaps were also graphic except again for court two where a narrow margin occurred between Dawes and Acrets. Alex Doyle and Stuart Deardon had a cracker five set match with so many rallies it was arduous to even score let me tell you. Alex came home grinning but it was close.

Sandy Patterson keeps on winning, and hasn’t lost yet. Alex Bayley is having an excellent comp also. Comp toppers at this stage are Dawes on 157. Team results were: Doyles (14) lost to Deardons (20) Alex d Stuart 3–2, D Haynes lost to N  Roach 2–3, P Thompson d sub Bl Thomas 3–0, T Coombs lost to K Cormie 0–3. Dawes (22) d Acrets (20) sub C McQuie lost D Bayley 1–3, S Paterson d S Webb 3–0, M Webb d B Thomas 3–0, Bl Thomas lost to A Bayley 0–3, R Brown lost to E Cowhan 0–3. Pipers (12) lost to Kings (23) sub J Tobin lost to S Hornery 0–3,  C McQuie lost to S Hornery 0–3, J Tobin d P Cowhan 3–1, G Coombs d J Betland 3–2, C Allegri lost to L Miller 0–3.

-by Drop Shot!


Under warmer conditions Croquet was played. The members are very grateful to John Browne and Tony Thomson who repaired a recent tap leak in the Club house. 

Our croquet fields are sporting a new look with the addition of numbering which was made by Tony Thomson. 

A big thank you to the above members and also many thanks to members who arrive early to set up the courts for play and others whom stay to pack away. 

Last Saturday Libby Smart and John Browne were there very early to set up. 

Golf Croquet October 3: 

Ken Styles Libby Smart 9 defeated Dorelle Scott Merv Langfield 4: John Brown Barry White 9 defeated Caryl Slattery Elvy Quirk 4: John MacCullagh Joan Littlejohn 7 defeated Colleen Liebich John H Browne 6, Tony Thomson John Cole 7 defeated Evelyn Mahlo Bill Scott 6, Bob Murray Robin Pols 8 defeated Bruce Field 5, Kevin Rubie Lorna Field 7 defeated Dorothea Croker Jill Rubie 6, Bob Murray Barry White 10 defeated Evelyn Mahlo Elvy Quirk 3, Dorelle Scott John MacCullagh 7 defeated Tony Thomson John Brown 6, Kevin Rubie Bruce Field 9 defeated Colleen Liebich 4, Ken Styles Joan Littlejohn 8 defeated Lorna Field Robin Pols 5, John Cole Libby Smart 10 defeated Dorothea Croker Caryl Slattery 3, John H Browne Jill Rubie 7 defeated Bill Scott Merv Langfield 6, Bill Scott Evelyn Mahlo 8 defeated John Cole Jill Rubie 5. Tony Thomson Kevin Rubie 8 defeated John MacCullagh Lorna Field 5, Bob Murray Robin Pols 8 defeated Joan Littlejohn Barry White 5, Ken Styles Merv Langfield 8 defeated Bruce Field 5, Dorelle Scott John H Browne 10 defeated Ken Styles John Brown 3, 

October 7 Aussie Croquet: 

Jill Rubie Bruce Field 14 defeated Libby Smart Elvy Quirk 11, John H Browne Kath Broderick 14 defeated Bill and Dorelle Scott 11, Merv Langfield Lorna Field 14 defeated Elizabeth McLean Bob Murray 12, Doreen Rogers Robin Pols 14 defeated Tony Thomson Dorothea Croker 11, Kevin Rubie Joan Littlejohn 14 defeated John and Cherylin Cole 11, John H Browne Elizabeth  McLean 14 defeated Kath Broderick Bruce Field 9, Bob Murray John Cole 14 defeated Lorna Field Bill Scott 8, Jill Rubie Joan Littlejohn 14 defeated Robin Pols Libby Smart 10, Elvy Quirk Dorelle Scott 14 defeated Doreen Rogers Merv Langfield 11, Tony Thomson Kevin Rubie 14 Dorothea Croker Cherilyn Cole 10, Bill Scott Jill Rubie 14 defeated Kevin Rubie Libby Smart 10, Dorothea Croker Joan Littlejohn 14 defeated Elizabeth McLean Cherylin Cole 10, Tony Thomson  Lorna Field 14 defeated John Cole Doreen Rogers 12, John  H Browne Elvy Quirk 14 defeated Bruce Field Kath Broderick 10, Dorelle Scott Robin Pols 14 defeated Bob Murray Merv Langfield 12, 

John H Browne and Joan Littlejohn each won three games. Members are reminded that today Tuesday, October 10 we have our Birthday luncheon at the Forbes and Recreation Club 

-by Elvy Quirk


On Monday, October 2 we played a five table Howell movement. The winners were Goldie Ridley and Judy Kerr on 70.10 per cent, with Ray and Elizabeth Jelbart in second place on 68.70 per cent and in third place on 51.50 per cent were Louise Payne  and Peter MacPhillamy.

On Thursday, October 5 we played a six table Mitchell movement. The North South winners were Louise Payne and Helen McQuie on 66.30 per cent with Beth and John Biggs in second place on 61.60 per cent.

The East West winners were Di Findley and Helen Pitt on 65.50 per cent with Judy Kerr and Max Kershaw in second place on 56.70 per cent.

-by Judith Kerr