Forbes Veteran Golf and Indoor Bowls

Veteran’s Golf

All Welcome: Forbes 18 Hole Par 72 Championship Golf Course is regarded as one of the best country courses in NSW.

All Welcome: Forbes 18 Hole Par 72 Championship Golf Course is regarded as one of the best country courses in NSW.

Last Thursday 31 veteran golfers from Forbes and Parkes gathered here in Forbes for the weekly 12 hole competition with the evergreen Milton Cartwright straight as ever from tee to green in recording a very good 31 points.

Runner-up and another new-comer to vets golf from Forbes was Ralph Baker with 29 points after some help in a recount from the scorer.

Back home from his trip north was Garry Collits to find conditions a bit chilly in collecting the encouragement award. He will get better as the weeks warm up.

Nearest the pins, ninth A grade Sunna Bell (good to see the Peal Hill 'boy' back swing as sweet as ever),

B grade John O'Shannessy (P), 18th 

A grade Alf Davies (F),

B grade Rodney Joseph Besgrove (F).

Forbes won the Mick Miller Shield with 163 points to Parkes' 135.

Ball sweep to 24 points.

28 points Geoff Drane (F), 26 'new boy on the block' Steve Grallelis (F), 25 Peter Barnes (F), Robert Lea (P), 24 John Smith (F), another new vet member, Neil Wright (F), John Whatmore (F), Ross Williams (F), Steve Uphill (F), John Dwyer (P), Roy Bell (P).

Thursday's play will be in Parkes, noms from 12.30pm for a 1pm shot gun start.

Tuesday golf is attracting more players each week for the 12 hole competition, and more are welcomed to enjoy a casual round. Ladies if they like are also welcome.

Last week 28 played with David Williams best on 32 points from Barry Parker on 32 points.

It on again today with ball toss at 9.30am from playing partners, see you there.

All golf news from the Pro Shop on 6851 1554, and make sure you repair all pitch marks and divots. It all helps to keep the course looking good.

For more information on Veteran’s golf or other golf in Forbes visit

-by Short Putts Mate

Indoor bowls

Vera did not want to play skip, we said you will be right Vera. Vera played very well when Vera was down.  

Sandy would say just get into them a few times, Vera got the shot but her luck run out when she came up hard and took the jack off Vera team with Sandy, Joyce, and Betty Mc, two loses and one draw got the chocolate.

Runners up Sue, Betty Rees,and Doreen Rogers one lose one draw, and one win 23 points.

Winners for the day Wilma, Lariane, and Gloria, two wins one draw, 30 points good to see Gloria and Allan back to play bowls.

Indoor bowls are played every Wednesday afternoon names in 1.15pm for 1.30pm start.

Every one is welcome, all you need is your self and a good sense of humour. We have every thing there.

Thought for the day.

So why is a car's windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So look ahead and move on.

-by  Wilma Hepburn