From the Dragon’s Lair
On Sunday, April 16, the Services Social Golfers played for the Margaret Hogan Trophy.
Much to his dismay gentleman Mike Dunne (our latest member) played the game of his life to record 41 Points. Along came a slippery salivating Captain Chop to take 6 shots from his Handicap. (Big welcome Michael).
Runner-up: Phil Smith on c/b from Robert Rea with 37 Points.
Ladies Nearest the Pins: Lyn Davison was successful on both the 4th and 11th Holes with the 1st still waiting.(6 Balls).
Men’s Nearest the Pins: Rob Rea was successful on 11th and 15th with no other holes drawing attention. Lucky Card Draw: Ron Murray.
Bunny Award: Phil Murray (again). Must be collecting helpers for the Easter Bunny next year.
Raffle Winner: Ron Murray with Golf Balls going to Phil Smith (2) with Lyn Davison and Mike Dunne 1 each.
Next week’s event: Stroke-Monthly Award, Putting Comp and trip away. Trophies supplied by Parkes Services Club.
BOGAN GATE GOLF
Saturday April 15 was our first game of the year, a brilliantly constructed Par 3 event was organized, and I have been advised by the women players they are going to kill the organiser (ha ha).
Winner on 72 gross, net 57.75 was Alexander McKeowen, (who along with other family was visiting his dad +family for easter). Runner-up was Ron Boness with 68 gross net 58.25.
Ladies winner was Di Cornelissen with 91 gross, net 64, runner-up was Alice McKeowen with 94 gross, net 76.75.
Bogan Gate AGM was held in March and the committee members that were voted in were president Ron Boness, secretary Robert McIntyre, treasurer Steve Edwards, captain Donal McKeowen, ladies secretary Maureen Boness.
It is hoped that fine weather will prevail and no further interruptions to the golf calendar will eventuate.
BOWLS – WOMEN
A great final was played in the Club Pairs with Rhona Went, Liz Byrne defeating Maree Grant and Elaine Miller in a great game to watch.
Two games of triples were played with Maureen Miller, Marja Iffland, Rosemary Mitchell def Di Greenhalgh, Frances Charlton, Audrey Jones.
Kate Keogh, Hilda McPherson, Flo Riseborough def Valmai Westcott, Eileen Bradley, Minnie Riordan.
The Minor Singles are now open and close May 2.
A Mother’s Day competition will be held on May 2, please put your name on the board to play and wear something pink.
CWD Pairs will be played May 8 - 10 at Parkes Railway.
CWD Triples will be played June 5 - 7 at Forbes and close May 12.
There will be no bowls next week as it will be Anzac Day.
New bowlers and visitors are welcome to play Tuesday mornings.
Please ring Table Selectors Margaret Hawken and Pam MacRae between 9am and 9.30am. Social Roster Laurie Keane.
BOWLS – RAILWAY MEN
Last Saturday was a highly successful day in aid to raise funds for the Greg & Sheree Phillips’ family after the terrible motor vehicle accident to their lovely daughter Brooke. The day’s event raised approximately $3000 with funds still coming in. Tickets are still available from the Services club & the Railway Bowling Club for $500 car tyres generously donated by Telescope Tyres they will be drawn on April 28.
Winners on the day were the Mike Phillips team. Runners-up Steve Nicholson team.
Not a great deal of matches over the weekend due to Easter, one match played previous to Easter was between Baldy Frame & Jim Daley. Baldy was the convincing winner 31-8. Although Baldy was too good on the day, Jimmy has not played a lot of bowls of late and will be force to be reckoned with in matches to come.
Bowls matches to played on or before April 30:
Major Singles: Neil Stronach v Shane Sharman & Ben McNaughton v Steve Frame
Major Pairs: Geoff Leonard & Mike Phillips v Rod Ramsay Marty Fitzpatrick
Peter Creith & Peter Job v Terry Hetherington & Ben McNaughton & Shane Sharman & Lee Hetherington v Col Hornery & Brett Cusack.
In District events the club has 4 teams representing in President Pairs at Condobolin. At Peak Hill the club is represented with 1 seniors pairs & 1 open pairs.
Social Bowls Saturday names in by 12.30pm for 1.00pm start. Sunday Morning Bowls names in by 9.30am for 10.00am start. All bowlers are asked to participate in these events by putting your name on the board.
On Anzac Day the club will be conducting two-up commencing at 11.00am with meals available should be a fun day with donations going to Legacy. Raffles will be back to normal tonight plus IGA hamper, badge draw, jackpot joker.
Round 11 draw
Cambridge Sharks v Leagues Club Cobras.
Parkes Hotel Warriors v Leagues Club Bandits.
Parkes Hotel Leftovers v Parkes Hotel Pirates.
Railway Hotel Rhinos v Railway Hotel Redbacks.
Star Hotel Schooners v Broadway Brawlers.
Bowling Club Gravediggers v Parkes Hotel Raptors.
Leagues Club Legends v Parkes Hotel Bogan Benchwarmers.
Parkes Hotel Jokers v Railway Slayers.
Railway Reapers - bye.
Parkes SSAA Smallbore
Last weekend saw five shooters attend the Deep Lead Shooting Complex on the Back Trundle Road and shoot at Buffalo targets at both 25 and 50m for a maximum 520 points.
This match was shot under perfect conditions with very little wind.
Target Rifles: Brian Drabsch 270; 250; 520. Basyl Rudenko 269; 249; 518. Bernie Hetherington 260; 237; 497.
Field Rifles: Ron Cunningham 270; 247; 517. John Smeaton 266; 240; 506.
Our next shoot is at 10am on Sunday, April 23, and will be at ordinary targets at both ranges.
Our AGM has been held with most positions the same except for a few small changes.
At this time of the year attendances drop off as the reporting period ends on March 31, but now is the time to start on your four shoots for the following year.
If you attend now there is no waiting around to shoot like the last two months of February and March, we only have 11 shooting benches.
OPEN LADIES DRAW
ROUND 1 SATURDAY APRIL 22
G1 Raptors MC v Super Cellars (A.Kronenberg)
G2 Star Hotel Cougars v Railway Hotel Boilers (S.Bateson)
G6b Coachman Raptors v Parkes Hotel Roos (L.Bevan)
Forbes Darling Irrigation v Peak Hill All Stars
G1 Bogeye Babes v Tichborne Tigers (D.Parker)
G2 Off The Rails v PHFC (M.Mudiman)