Forbes sporting news | Ladies bowls had many winners this week with singles and triples being played.

Lovely Ladies: Jan Waugh and Sandra Priest, Jan won this match and will play in the finals of the major singles with Liesa Burton.
Lovely Ladies: Jan Waugh and Sandra Priest, Jan won this match and will play in the finals of the major singles with Liesa Burton.

Ladies Bowls

Bowls results of the major singles game between Jan Waugh and Sandra Priest last Wednesday, Sandra began well but slowed towards the end to let Jan take the game 25/18 congratulations to Jan who will play Liesa Burton in the final of the major singles on Saturday, March 16.

Social bowls, Light showers kept the numbers down this week ,a game of 3 bowls pairs between Annette Tisdell, Glenys Ryan and Kay Toohey ,Carmel Murray.

Triples were played between Judy Girot, Robyn Mattiske, Anne Nixon and Anne Walker, Judy Kerr ,Irene Riley .

Winner of the bowls for the day ;Kay Toohey. Winner of the raffle; Jan Waugh.

This Wednesday, March 13 we will be having an IRISH DAY a fun day of mixed bowls so wear something green.

Lunch for the day is organised but if the ladies could bring a slice or sweets it would be appreciated please phone in by 9am for 10am start. By Glenys Ryan,

Glenys Ryan

Ladies Golf

The opening day for 2019 Ladies Competition on Saturday, March 2 was  fabulous with 90 or so taking the field with a combination of men and women.

Bown's Sportswear sponsored our Stroke competition in one Division and  Ethel Coombs pulled something out of the bag to have a 67 Nett and runner up Christine Cogswell with 73. NTP ninth Julie Hurkett and 18th

Julie Woods. Ball Sweep went to C Cogswell, J Hurkett an B Drabsch on a c/b.

Wednesday 6th Van on the Park sponsored our Stableford in two Divisions  and once again a terrific roll up.

Division One 0-25 Handicappers saw  Judy Hodge win on a Countback from Julie Hurkett on 31.

Division Two winner was Bev Gerdes on 35 and Runner Up Debbie Dingwall 32.

We played the front nine twice due to maintenance on the back nine. NTP on ninght both times was Julie Hurkett. Ball Sweep to D Dingwall, J Hurkett, A Kingston, and S Perry.

Well done to everyone who enjoyed success.

This Saturday will be a Stableford with Kerry on cards and next Wednesday, March 13 is Stroke in two Divisions and first Round Golf NSW Medal, Monthly  Medal and Putting Comp. with S Crosby on Cards.

Just a reminder that to go in Golf NSW Medal(Stroke play) you need to pay a one off $6 before you play and anyone can end up at finals day irrespective of your handicap, only need a few good rounds.

The Shootout is also on again which is a one off entry fee of $6 and you only need your best five rounds of Stablefords (from March to August) to have the chance to play in the final ten.

Here again it is all on handicap so everyone has a chance.

Just ring any of the Committee(names and contact are in the Programme book) and they can explain the details. Welcome back everyone.

Roving Reporter

Veteran's Golf

Despite renovation works on the Forbes greens the Twin Towns weekly veterans golf competition attracted 32 players last Thursday which included 20 locals and 12 from Parkes.

While it is custom for the host club to dominate that was not so last week with former Magpie rugby league centre and now Parkes member, Mick Bond, who is becoming a regular player lately, displaying touch on the 'iffy' greens to top score with 27 points.

Fellow Parkes member Dale Stait was leading early with 26 points but had to settle for runner-up once all cards were counted.

Local talent Lynnie Roberts took home a 'burner' with the Encouragement Award while nearest the pins went to, ninth A grade Niel Duncan (F), B grade Mick Bond (P), 18th A grade Garry Collits (F), B grade Tom Delmenico (P).

Result of the Mick Miller shield also went against current trends with Parkes on top from their best six scores to total 148 points to Forbes' 140.

Ball sweep to 23 points, 24 points Brian Clarke (F), Neil Wright (F), John Dwyer (P), Rod Luyt (P), Sunna Bell (P), 23 points Barry Parker (F), Greg Webb (F), Frank Hanns (F), Allan Rees (F), Geoff Drane (F), Robert Lea (P), Dub Rodgers (P).

Golf on Thursday in Parkes over 12 holes, 9.30am for a 10am shot gun start.

All who played on Thursday were full of support to Beryl Roberts for the 'sanger' roll after play while organisers were equally thankful to John Smith for his works on the raffle table.

Winner of the raffle was staunch club supporter Tony Cogswell.

Dennis Culley enjoyed the fine weather on Tuesday to lead the scoring with 32 points while a trio of players were next best two shots in arrears.

These included Garry Collits, Garry Pymont and Neil Herbert all on 30 points.

Last week 20 played and all are invited to have a hit today with ball toss at 9am for playing partners.

A couple of reminders – it is asked that all thinking of playing the Forbes Veterans Week of Golf tournament (April 8 to 12) to nominate ASAP so draws can be made.

Competitions will be - Monday, April 8 four-ball medley. Individual competitions Tuesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 11 in the 36-hole competition. Friday, March 12, 18 holes for the NSWVGA trophy.

Also note, post entries will be accepted but please nominate now if possible.

Seen the new buggy in the 'Golfie' Hotel? It is looking for a new owner, and it could be you. Limited raffle tickets at $30 each are now on sale in the Pro Shop.

For all information on golf, social or competition, phone the Forbes Golf Pro Shop on 6851 1554.

Short Putts Mate


There was a good turnout for our Tuesday’s Golf Croquet before venturing to the Vandenberg Hotel for our March birthday lunch.

Birthdays for March were Doreen Rogers and John Job.

There were some close games for our Golf Croquet. The winners of their three games were Mary Hodges, Harley Stewart and Geoff Coles.

Dark clouds did not dampen our enthusiasm for our Saturday Aussie Croquet.

Ray Burridge had two wins in his first effort in the Saturday game. Previously he had only played Tuesday’s Golf croquet.

The winners of three games were John MacCullagh, Jill Rubie and Bill Scott. 

The closest game by far was the last game of the day between Ray Burridge and Bill Scott who defeated Doreen Rogers and Kevin Rubie with all four vying to be first to peg out.

The closest games of the day were as follows:

  • Ray Burridge, Mary Hodges 7, defeated Neville Spry, Ruth Cheney 6
  • Merv Langfield, Bill Scott 7, defeated Kevin Rubie, Libby Smart 6
  • Marie Spry, John Browne 7, defeated Mal Smith, Elvy Quirk 6
  • Lorna Field, Mary Hodges 7, defeated Joan Littlejohn, Alec Todd 6
  • Geoff Coles, Lyn Simmonds 7, defeated Evelyn Mahlo, John MacCullagh 6
  • Bruce Field, Libby Smart 7, defeated Jeff Liebich, Ray Burridge 6
  • Geoff Coles, Mary Hodges 7, defeated Ruth Cheney, John MacCullagh 6
  • Neville Spry 7, defeated John Browne 6
  • John Allegri, Alec Todd 7, defeated Mal Smith, Ray Burridge 6
  • Harley Stewart, Marie Spry 7, defeated John Job, Bill Scott 6
  • Kevin Rubie, Tony Thomson 7, defeated Libby Smart, Elvy Quirk 6
  • Colleen Liebich, Bob Murray 7, defeated Ken Styles, Joan Littlejohn 6

Aussie Croquet March 9

  • Ray Burridge, Harley Stewart 14, defeated Kathleen Broderick, Doreen Rogers 13
  • Alex Todd, Kathleen Broderick 14, defeated Colleen Liebich, Judith Ellis 12
  • Joan Littlejohn, Bill Scott 14, defeated Dorelle Scott, Anne Stewart 12
  • Jill Rubie, Barry White 14, defeated Bob Murray, Kathleen Broderick 12
  • Elizabeth McLean, Alec Todd 14, defeated Anne Stewart, Bruce Field 13
  • Judith Ellis, John MacCullagh 14, defeated Lorraine Todd, Roslyn Rennick 12
  • Ray Burridge, Bill Scott 14, defeated Doreen Rogers, Kevin Rubie 13

Harley and Anne Stewart