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How good was last weekend's record-breaking Nissan Classic? Andrew Dukes with golf pro Simon Houston at the presentation.
How good was last weekend's record-breaking Nissan Classic? Andrew Dukes with golf pro Simon Houston at the presentation.

Forbes Veterans Golf

The more important things first, Cheating Tuesday golfers will be holding their Christmas Cheer, that drinks and a feed, next Tuesday (November 28) after their weekly 12 hole competition.

If a regular player, come along and lets talk good shorts, not three and four putts etc.

While on Cheating Tuesday results from last week has Christmas Cheer co-organiser Geoff Drane coming out on top with a very healthy 32 points.

Cheating Tuesday was organised to get regular and retired players out on the course and at the same time introduce new players to the game that lasts a life time.

And guess what, one of the newer players, Brian Clarke was runner-up last week with 31 points. He is an improver ready for the weekend comps.

Last Thursday Lachlan Valley veterans travelled to Condobolin for the monthly 18 hole comp where we had mixed results, a win and a near miss.

David Williams brought home the win with 42 points (best score for the day) to take out B grade while Fred Collie had yet another close call in trying to collect a trophy.

Last Saturday in the classic Fred and his mate were beaten on a count-back for runner-up in the four-ball then on Thursday it all happened again, beaten on a count-back for runner-up in A grade.

Winner in A grade was Barry Thoms from Condobolin with 41 points while Dub Rodgers from Parkes ousted Fred for runner-up on a count-back with 40.

Runner-up in B grade was Lachlan Valley president Alan Luff from Cowra with 41 points.

Nearest the pin winners were Barry Thoms, Dub Rodgers and Dick Richards from Condobolin.

No ball sweep as everyone of the 43 starters, despite the threatening storms, received a ball.

The yearly club pointscore for the Coles/Miller Shield was announced on Thursday and as you would expect Forbes ran out winners with 1239 points from Parkes 1200, West Wyalong 886, Cowra 881, Grenfell 846 and Condobolin 814.

Thursday's play will be here in Forbes for 12 holes with nominations from 9.30am for the 10am tee-off.

-by Short Putts Mate

Forbes Women’s Bowling

How nice it was to welcome Irene Reilly a new bowler last week and have her join in with our two games of triples played socially.

Colleen Dean, Judy Kerr and Jan Waugh defeated Anne Nixon, Noela Girot and (Connie Skinner and Ann Mackay) sharing a game and Margaret O’Connell Glenys Ryan and Pam Stevens defeating Irene Reilly, Leslie Dunstan and Anne Walker.

There were also two games of Consistency Pairs with Carmel Murray (a sub for Sandra Priest) and Mary Everson too strong for Lyn Elliott and Colleen Liebich with a score of 122-88.

Loris Stewart and Annette Tisdell in a thrilling game against Hazel Prince and Judy Girot scoring 120 each and had to play a deciding game with Annette’s  team eventually winning 127-123.

The lucky rink winners were Carmel Murray and Mary Everson and Colleen Liebich took home the meat tray Glad Johnson will be enjoying her birthday Happy Birthday.

A reminder that our Christmas Party will be celebrated with a luncheon and entertainment on December 13.

If you are attending please put your name in the book and also a $5 donation from each member towards the Hamper.

Today will see a match played in the Consistency Pairs with Pam Stevens and Jan Waugh versus Loris Stewart and Annette Tisdell.

A committee meeting followed with reports and business chaired by our President Ann Mackay. 

Some important dates for next years calendar are AGM on the July 20, Veteran’s Day at Forbes Gwyneth Rice Competition at Forbes over three days in April, the Mini Carnival April 28 at Forbes and President’s Day October 31.

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 Collen Liebich

Croquet

Aussie Croquet November 18

Bruce Field ,Kathleen  Broderick 14, defeated Harley Stewart, John Cole 9. John Allegri, Jill Rubie 14, defeated Bob Murray, Dorelle Scott 10. Cherylin Cole, Kevin Rubie 14, defeated Libby Smart, Veva MacCullagh 10. Joan Littlejohn, Bill Scott 14, defeated Elizabeth McLean, Merv Langfield 9. John MacCullagh, Dorothea Croker 14, defeated Barry White, Anne Stewart 11. Dawn Wilkins, Lyn Simmonds 14, defeated Doreen Rogers, Lorraine Todd 11. Doreen Rogers, Kevin Rubie 14, defeated John MacCullagh, Bill Scott 10. Dorelle Scott, Harley Stewart 14, defeated Bruce Field, Jill Rubie 11. Lorraine Todd, John Cole 14, defeated Dorothea Croker, Anne Stewart 10. Cherylin Cole, Elizabeth McLean 14 defeated Lyn Simmonds, Dawn Wilkins 10. Joan Littlejohn, Barry White 14, defeated Kathleen Broderick, Merv Langfield 11. Bob Murray, John Allegri 14, defeated Veva MacCullagh, Libby Smart 11. Joan Littlejohn, Kevin Rubie 14, defeated John MacCullagh, Lyn Simmonds 8. Harley Stewart, Kathleen Broderick 14, defeated Anne Stewart, Lorraine Todd 12. Libby Smart, Veva MacCullagh 14, defeated Jill Rubie, Bob Murray 11. Cherylin Cole, Bill Scott 14, defeated Elizabeth McLean, Dawn Wilkins 11. Doreen Rogers, Dorothea Croker 14, defeated Dorelle Scott, John Allegri 11.

-by Harley Stewart

Indoor Bowls

What a surprise we got when we walk into the community centre John and Barbara Hoswell had been in Forbes so had come to the indoor bowls and had put the mats and bowls and chairs out for us.

It saved Sandy for doing it by him self. Sandy losed the first two games then when he played againest Wilma and won that game.

Wilma won the day with Vera McPetrie and Joan Littlejohn two wins one lose 21 points.

Runners up Sue Smith Joyce and Betty Rees two wins one lose 18 points.

Chocolate went to Dorren Rogers John Hoswell and Lorriane.

The comp went o Joan Littlejohn Vera and Sue.

Thank you again John and Barbara for all the help we hope to see you both again soon.

-by Wilma Hepburn