What an amazing few days that 30 teams of two pairs participated in while playing off in the Keno Four Ball NSW State Championships par event last week at Bonville NSW on both Wednesday and Thursday. Over 5,000 lady golfers throughout NSW competed to qualify to play in this event with only 60 players qualifying.
Nancy Carey-Berryman and her partner Dianne Jackson, from the Breakers Golf Club at Terrigal, qualified from the Women's Golf Central Coast District. They came 17th from the 30 teams with a total of -six over the two days competition and felt quite proud of their efforts. Teams from both Royal Canberra and The Australian courses came first and second.
The 60 players all felt like winners, however, having managed to qualify from so many throughout the State. They were able to enjoy an all expenses paid three days being treated like Queens at the beautiful resort while battling it out on the course. It was indeed a delightful experience thoroughly enjoyed with many beautiful lady golfers attending from all over NSW.
The Bonville golf course is classified as one of the highest in standard and hardest in Australia and compared with Championship Golf courses all over the world. It proved a most difficult challenge to even the lowest handicap players. The very beautiful and picturesque course can only be described as being laid out on the side of a mountain, meandering among tall rainforest trees, with undulating fairways, waterways and creeks meandering across the fairways to create a maze of island hopping with the ball.
Then, as an additional challenge, there was what one can only describe as a "Grand Canyon" running horizontally across the fourth hole. It proved to be a disaster for even the most discerning golfer, as it was hidden from view as it hidden from view at the Tee off and a trap for both long and short hitters. The weather was fairly kind to the players with only a few showers and one heavy deluge for a short time on the first day and a beautiful sunny day on the second day. This event is held annually and Championships are held for both Women and Men, and also Junior Golfers, throughout the year, and well worth playing for the qualifying round in every district throughout NSW.
Bonville is a must for all golfers who like a challenge. So, if you can, take the opportunity to enjoy a couple of days and visit.
Monster Christmas Raffle
The Trundle Children’s Centre is having a Christmas Raffle, with first prize being a family weekend in Canberra. Second prize is a huge Christmas stocking.
Tickets are $2 each of 3 for $5. It will be drawn on December 9 at the Centre’s Christmas Party.
St Augustine’s Anglican Church
Christmas Service Times for St Augustine’s Church are as follows.
Tuesday, December 19 at 7.30pm 9 lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 24 at 9.30am Holy Communion.
Trundle Central School News
The last day of school is Friday, December 15 and school will resume for Years 1-12 students on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Kindergarten students start on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Happy holiday kids!
Presentation night is at the Memorial Hall, Forbes Street, Trundle on Monday, December 11, starting at 6.30pm.
Royal Far West Christmas Bingo
The rain of the previous days did not deter the ladies from coming to the last bingo of the year. There were 37 present, coming from all over, Fifield, Tullamore, Trundle, Parkes to mention just a few.
Everyone concentrated on their cards, with the only sound being the caller and a few highlighters scratching over the numbers. Robin’s new counting machine worked a treat, with the numbers being able to be called more quicker than before – except for some who were playing more than one care at a time.
The room was silent except for the numbers being called, except for when some lucky person calls out “Bingo”. The room starts to chatter and players are congratulated before another game starts.
The winners of the raffle were
- First prize: A floor rug, donated by Terry Brothers of Parkes, won by Lauren Badman
- Second prize: A silver bracelet, donated by Nangar Gems of Parkes, won by Pat Alliston
- The lucky door prize of an airbed was won by Fay Green.
There were 60 lucky dip prizes drawn at the end of the games with many people going home very happy. All prizes were donated by businesses in Parkes and big thanks to all who gave so freely.
Many thanks to all the helpers who made it a great day – Sandra, Grace, Judy one and Judy two, Marlene and Robyn and if I have forgotten any names I apologise. The Royal Far West thanks everyone who attended and looks forward to seeing you next year at our next bingo.
Trundle Community Day Centre
This is an invitation to All Day Centre attendees and volunteers to Christmas Activities 10am to 12 noon at the Trundle Services Club on Friday, December 15, which will be followed by a lunch (subsidised) in the Dining Room. Please wear something to celebrate the Christmas Season. Day Centre resumes Friday, February 16.
The surgery will close on December 21 and re-open on January 2, 2018. Dr Karam will be leaving us, his last day will be Tuesday, January 9. Dr Mark Gray will be Trundle Surgery’s GP Locum and will be working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. For appointments please ring 6892 1178.