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Forbes Super 6’s

Players in the Forbes Golf Club Summer Sixers competition found it difficult to get a low score on the board, ensuring that the gap between the team scores was often quite minimal and that only a couple of teams broke ‘100’. There were some players who did manage a low score.

The best team score for the round was 93.0, scored by South Leaders who really handed their opponents, Duffers, a walloping.

Playing in Pool 1 they had the three of the  leading players in the Best Rests table. The other ‘sub 100’ went to ‘Boys and Girls’ who managed a 98.0 against the Bye team.

They should have saved that for some tougher competition. The best in Pool 2 was ‘Bush Divas’ with 103.5, which was enough to get them past ‘Lost in the Trees’ who themselves had posted a competitive score‘100’.

The best Members players overall were, John Whatmore (29), Ethel Coombs (30.5) and Marie Reid (31). The best Non-members scores were Mitch Roylance (31.5), Mitch Bayley (33) and Rose Carroll (33.5). The Members are the tops there.

The ball winners were:

  • Pool 1 – J Whatmore, M Reid, E Gaffney, B Gerdes, M Bayley, J House, R Carroll, D Dingwall.
  • Pool 2 – M Roylance, C Cogswell, T Morgan, A Reade, V Rebellato, D Sly, B Doyle, N Doyle.
  • Pool 3 – E Coombs, M Cahill, C Mundy, E Godden, J Haley, J Cripps, S Redfern, G Howe.

Christine Cogswell is showing some consistent form, while a few other names jumped up for recognition. Most of these lower scores were below 34, without there being any outlandish bolters.

The leaders in Pool 1 (Hit n Miss) and Pool 2 (Forbes Toyota) have healthy margins, while Pool 3 remains a challenge at the top, where ‘Just for Fun’ lead ‘Wanna Wac Em’ by 1.5 points.

Unfortunately, Duffers are still having problems getting started, but they may come home with a withering sprint after the New Year.

It is interesting watching the teams play their games. Some teams venture forth in a large group, giving both encouragement and ridicule to each other as they go.

Other teams adopt a ‘bit-by-bit’ approach with games being played on varying days through the week – but there is still encouragement between the team members.

Two more weeks to go and we shall be in the Xmas-New Year break. Remember that if you are going away you are able to play games up to two weeks ahead.

Just ensure the Pro Shop staff mark on the card the correct date that you intend for that game. And also, 2nd or more games are cheaper, so have the card marked and play.

Enjoy your Christmas parties, stay healthy and keep golfing.

Smooth Swinger

Brothers in Arms :Three regular squash players doing the Movember thing, Jono Cannon, George Falvey and Scott Webb.

Brothers in Arms :Three regular squash players doing the Movember thing, Jono Cannon, George Falvey and Scott Webb.

Veteran Golf

Veteran golfers welcomed newly appointed resident professional Ben Gear to their 'twin towns' weekly Thursday competition last week with 23 players taking to 12 holes here in Forbes.

Lefties dominated the trophy table with 'fearless' Frank Hanns from the host club best with 28 points from fellow club members Barry Parker on 27 points.

Parkes did pick up a trophy with Graeme Cooke taking home the encouragement award after scoring a handful of points.

Nearest the pins, ninth A grade Alf Davies (Forbes), B grade nil, 18th A grade nil, B grade Michael Lynch (Parkes).    

Ball sweep to 23 points. 25 points Alf Davies (F), Roy Bell (P), John O'Shannessy (P), 24 Barry Shine (F), John Whatmore (F), 23 Phil Bishop (P), Michael Lynch (P). Mick Miller shield, Forbes 150, Parkes 132.

Golf on Thursday will be 18 holes in Parkes with a shotgun start at 10am in the Mick Dunne Memorial. Lunch after play with presentations.

The following Thursday there are plans for another 18 hole event, this time in Forbes where hampers will greet the winners of two grades to be contested.

It is then back to Parkes for the 'twin towns' veterans Christmas party. So there is plenty to keep veteran golfers happy.

One group of veteran golfers more then happy with their 12 hole social play is the Tuesday group where 24 greeted the tees last week.

Played under handicaps and rules compiled by organisers Geoff Drane and Geoff Coles, Tuesday golf is there for everyone, male, female, young and old.

Winner last week was Barry Shine with 31 points from Viv Russell (who finished with a fist-full of three and four pointers) and Barry Parker, both on 30 points.

Tuesday golf again today with ball toss at 9am for playing partners, all welcome. For more on Forbes golf phone the Pro Shop on 6851 1554.

Short Putts Mate


Wednesday night November 28, fourth week of our Social Comp and young Angus Webb had a confident win over Sam Haley where Sam got stuck behind eleven, three times; 10–15, 10–15 and 10–15.

Gabe Miller McMillan had similar trouble after early success 15–12 against George Falvey but couldn’t maintain the initial momentum, finnishing 9–15, 9–15 and 10–15. 

Barnard Brothers, Josh and Ben had a short match where Josh won this time. Tooles still lead on 56 points, Bayleys, Coombs, Benticks, Allegris and Wallaces follow in that order.

Team Results: Court One; Allegris defeated Wallaces (6–1) Brendon versus Will no game, S J Miller versus E Cowhan no game, A Webb beat S Haley 3–0.

Court Two; Coombs lost to Benticks (9–12) Graham beat Michelle 3–0, sub H Toole lost C Toole 0–3, G Miller McMillan lost to G Falvey 1–3.

Court Three; Tooles defeated Bayleys (13–8) Neil beat Alex 3–0, H Toole lost to L Webb 0–3, J Barnard beat B Barnard 3–0.

Thursday Evening, Dawes had a huge win and stay a solid, second behind Millers. Kings run third now well ahead of Pipers. Sharpes and Krosses are equal fifth.

Some Highlights: Anthony Gordon was Pipers only winner dispatching Blair Thomas in four sets while Lincoln Godden became another notch on Marley O Sannessy’s racket, losing to her 0–3.

Now, 15 points is the minimum requirement to win a set in Squash and Pete Tzinos reached 15 points four times yet still lost the match to sub Mitch Bayley; 15–17, 15–9, 15–10, 15–17 and 9–15, that’s unlucky.

Graham Coombs had a win over rising star Will Wallace in a fourth set victory 15–6 and Jay Kross lost a set to another up and coming youngster, Lockie Miller who displayed some brilliance but lost to experience.

And yet another Brother battle was that between Mark and Scott Webb. Despite a valiant four set effort mark lost the fifth set 4–15. John Betland succumbed to the wily tactics of Pete Cowhan; 15–4, 13–15, 12–15 and 11–15.

Team Results: Court One; Pipers lost to Kings (10–25) C McQuie lost to C Ridley 1–3, P Thompson lost to D Haynes 0–3, K Acret lost to B Robinson 0–3.

Court Two; Krosses lost to  Millers (15–26) G Falvey lost to M Bayley 0–3.

Court Three; Dawes defeated Sharpes (30–11) Oli beat sub Sam Hornery 3–0, B Acret beat Br Thomas 3–0, S Mackay beat A Tucker 3–0. Next Weeks Draw, both nights; 1 plays 3, 5 plays 2. 6 plays 4.

Drop Shot!

Indoor bowls

We only played two games on Wednesday as on the last Wednesday of the month we have afternoon tea.

What a big win Sue Betty Rees and Sandy had on only two games they got 41 points first game they won 15 to three and the second game they won 26 -0 a well thats  bowls for you. Runners up Wilma Vera and Allan Wright one win one lose.

Competition was won by Gloria , Loraine, and Wilma.Thank you every one for donation to the table we had a lot of good prizes.

Only a few more weeks to the end of the year you still have time to come in and have a go names in 1.15pm for 1.30pm start.

Wilma Hepburn


Brilliantly ridden at Narromine by Greg Ryan, Something Borrowed ( $3.10 ) weaved through the field from well back and finished strongly to beat Mackellars Love ( Jake Pracey-Holmes-Holmes,$13 ) and The Frick ( Grant Buckley,$2.70 favourite ).

The $50,000 Mudgee Cup features at the Mudgee Showcase TAB meeting on Friday followed by Dubbo ( TAB ) on Monday, Warren Twilights ( TAB ) on Friday December 14 and the annual Charity Sports Day and racing fraternity get together commencing 3pm Saturday December 15.

Colin Hodges