Forbes Veteran Golf

Gorgeous Golf: John Wittmore and Mark Toohey enjoying a round on the sensational Forbes golf course. For more information about golf in Forbes visit
Gorgeous Golf: John Wittmore and Mark Toohey enjoying a round on the sensational Forbes golf course. For more information about golf in Forbes visit

Scores were good, very good last Thursday in the Forbes/Parkes veteran golf competition over 12 holes played in Parkes.

Winner was the consistent Dale Stait from Parkes with 27 points, but only just, on a count-back from Garry Pymont of Forbes.

Graeme Cooke from Parkes took home the encouragement award with a solid 16 points.

Nearest the pins 

Fourth A grade Laurie Wakefield (P), B grade Graeme Cooks (P).

Eleventh A grade Dub Rodgers (P), B grade Mike Dunne (P).

Ball sweep:

  • 27 points Barry Parker (F),
  • 26 Garry Collits (F), Mike Dunne (P),
  • 25 Peter Barnes (F), Roy Bell (P), Ian Phipps (P),
  • 24 David Williams (F), Geoff Coles (F), Robert Lea (P), Michael Lynch (P), Csaga Belley (P), Sunna Bell (P).

In the Mick Miller Shield, Forbes with 13 representatives and the best six scores 153 to Parkes' 16 players and best six scores 151.

Thursday's play will be in Forbes, 9.30am noms for a 10am tee-off to be followed by the Forbes vets AGM.

In Cheating Tuesday last week the versatile Terry Shannon won with 30 points for the 12 hole competition while Barry Parker was again in the picture with 28 points.

Last week there were 20 starters and it expected the same, plus more, will play today with a ball toss at 9am for partners.

All veteran golfers are reminded that the Nissan Classic to be played November 11, 12 is for all golfers, not only 'the cream of the crop'.

There are grades for A, B and C handicaps, ladies and juniors plus veterans off scratch and handicap.

Trophies galore and organisers hope as many players, and that includes veteran golfers. For all on golf in Forbes contact the Pro Shop on 6851 1554.

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Social bowls was enjoyed with Loris Stewart Lyn Elliott and Carmel Murray defeating Margaret O’Connell, Anne Walker and Judy Girot and Kay Toohey Hazel Prince and Annette Tisdell defeating Jill Taylor, Ann Mackay and Mary Everson also Colleen Dean sharing a game with Sandra Priest, Noela Girot and Jan Waugh proving too good for Judy Kerr, Lesley Dunstan and Colleen Liebich all playing triples.

The Veteran’s singles competition final will be played tomorrow between Judy Girot and Pat Hodson with Jan Waugh as Marker. The meat raffle was won by Judy Kerr with Carmel Murray Lyn Elliott and Loris Stewart the rink winners of the day.

A Consistency Pairs Competition has been drawn up and the first round can be played any time before the November 16 .The teams are Sandra Priest and Jan Palmer versus Judy McLuckie and Anne Walker  Lesley Dunstan and Ann Mackay versus Lyn Elliott and Colleen Liebich and Hazel Prince and Judy Girot versus Loris Stewart and Annette Tisdell please wear the new uniforms if possible.

Social Selectors for November are Connie Skinner and Anne Walker and Morning tea duties Judy Girot and Anne Nixon. To play social bowls tomorrow a phone call between 8.30am and 9am for a 9.30am start is necessary for teams to be organised, look forward to seeing you there.

-by Colleen Liebich