On Saturday the Telescope Tyres and Batteries Monthly Medal was played with our generous sponsors being Brian Collins Smash Repairs and Parkes Caravan Centre with the Griffins Leading Edge Putting Competition and Norman family Wally Norman Memorial Vets Medal.
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It was a great turnout of 85 players and our lady golfers were back in full swing for season 2020 after being rained out on Wednesday.
Whilst the weather conditions were superb for good golf, the course was still playing long after the much-welcomed soaking through the week, but our golfers managed some stunning scores both in nett and scratch.
Our A grade men's winner was Rob Hey with a great 74 off the stick.
Rob has been in consistent form for a long period now. Ron Hetherington fired a great 66 nett score to win the A grade handicap.
No doubt that handicap is about to change.
The B grade scratch and nett was won by Cody Hando with very good scores of 84 scratch and 68 nett.
The C grade titles for March were won by Finne Latu with an 84 scratch and a very hot 64 nett.
Captain David will be logging into the computer with this score.
The Wally Norman Memorial Vets Medal was won by David Stevenson on 70 nett, but it needed a count-back.
The Griffins Leading Edge Putting Competition was also taken out by David Stevenson, so his confidence will be at a peak.
The nearest the pin winner for the tough sixth hole this week was Garry Phipps who hit a nice hybrid to 1.28m's of the pin.
This shot was posted mid-morning but managed to hang on all day.
The ball sweep cut out at a one over par 72, very competitive this week again. The good news was that there were four new golfers in the top eight ball winners, so well done.
The Grade Matchplay Championships, Burch and McDermott Cup draws will be completed this week and posted on the inside board for the start of these competitions.
On Sunday our club played two games in the 2020 CWDGA pennants competition at Wentworth GC in Orange.
This week's games will be played at Duntryleague in Orange.
Our Division 1 side, albeit understrength, struggled strongly against the Dubbo side.
We unfortunately didn't take a match off the Dubbo boys, but it was good experience for Rod Kiley, Jake Hodge and David Stevenson lining up with big guns and Phil Barnard and Rob Hey playing well in their encounters as we expect.
The side has one remaining game against Cowra and they will not be happy unless they win this match to close out their pennant series.
The Division 2 side was playing their semi-final against a strong and determined team from Wellington.
With every club trying to take the scalp of last year's winners, the Parkes side has been solid in their playing squad and slowly building toward the final again.
This week they had a real tussle but came away with a 3-2 win. John Green and Joe Van Opynen having comparatively easy wins, if that is possible in matchplay, and Riall Harrison battling to the end to win his match.
The golfing community and Parkes GC members say well done boys and wish the team the best of luck as they take on the strong Mudgee combination at the testing Duntryleague layout this week.
The team for the final is - Brendan Chambers, Riall Harrison, Luke Clarke, John Green and Joe Van Opynen. We are looking forward to the 2020 Pennant sitting proudly beside the 2019 one next week.
This week is the 18 Hole two person Aggregate Stableford with regular Sponsor - QUICK SHINE CAR WASH.
There will be a Long Drive Competition on 16th, Lucky Door Prize at Presentation, Free Sausage Sizzle and Drink at Halfway House, and Free Nibbles in Clubhouse after golf.
So, come and enjoy the day with sponsor Ben and his crew.
On Sunday the green's renovations will commence with completion expected Monday.
The greens will take a few weeks to bed down from this work, so your patience is appreciated for this necessary work.
Sunday we played a Stableford event. Winner was "The Samoan Princess" K. Palenapa -Pili 40 pts, runner-up Bill "Rabbit" Warren 39, third Ross "Dragon" Smith 36.
Ladies NTP fourth Margaret "Hot Lips" Hogan, 11th Sue "Petite" Smith.
Men's NTP fourth Phil Wennerbom, 11th Rob "Sky Lost" Rea. Bunny award P. Smith, raffle Phil BIshop. Next week Team event Trophies Phil SMith and Rickie Wells. Raffle Matt Wright.
On Saturday, March 7 there was a championship game of fours. Col Boehm, Mick Furney, Marty Fitzpatrick and Greg Phillips versus Mike Phillips, Geoff Leonard, Graeme (pig) Phillips and Steve Clegg did battle.
This was a very close game with the last end to decide a winner. Cols team getting up to win 17/14.
On the social side of the afternoon there were 12 players. Lea Tanks and George Greenhalgh winning with Allan Affleck and Pat Cooney runners up.
On Sunday our three grades did our club proud winning all three.
The Fives were at home to the strong Dubbo City side, Managing to win 9/1 with 62 to 58 shots.
The Sixes went to Grenfell and also got a 9/1 result with 62 to 47 shots.
And the mighty Sevens managed a 10/0 score against the town 74/36 at home. Well done Railway.
There aren't any pennants this weekend as there are Zone Mixed Pairs at our club. So there won't be any social bowls on Saturday.
Wednesday saw 18 players take the top green which was running very nicely. Winners were Greg Phillips, Chris Dunn and Greg Austin (A new bowler welcome Greg) W 18+11.
And in an unusual result, we had two teams as runners up on 17+4 Col Boehm, Rob Clegg, Allan Curteis and Allan Affleck.
Margins were 1,4,4,11. Marble no 1rolled out so John Corcoran, Tony Todd (another new bowler welcome tony), Kevin Hynds and Bruce Jones shared the $300. Next week's jackpot will be $74.
In a major pairs game, Matt McGrath and Dave Willcockson played with Matty winning. Well done marker John Monti.
Thursday night Social bowls will be on with names in by 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Also on Thursday night, a game of Singles will be played between Shane Hodge and Ben McNaughton also a 6pm start.
Zone Pairs and Triples nominations are on the board, so if you want to play in Opens, Seniors or Presidents get your teams in with your money, $10 per player.
Friday night 6pm for a game to watch will be Peter Creith and Steve Frame with the Marker Peter Job in Attendance. Friday night Happy hour 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Raffles, Members Draw $100 and the joker $1250. Robyn will be cooking as usual so get on down the Railway and have a great time.
Thirty keen bowlers took time out from queuing for rolls from Coles to enjoy their favourite game on an absolutely perfect day. Soft cotton-clouds dotted the sky!
The greens just awesome. Thanks always to our grounds guys!
And not only was the urn on the boil - four Club Singles matches saw some very hot shots played! Liz Byrne cleaned up in her match to defeat Lorraine Baker.
Betsy Johnstone looked flushed with success after her win over Lea Orr.
Rhona Went maintained her control and won that match against Robyn Morgan.
Maree Grant and Jan McPhee took a long time to finish, with Maree's crack shots allowing her to take the win.
The third round of the Club Singles is to be played on or before March 24.
Social bowls saw the players using cleansing wipes instead of their usual bowls' cloths. Not illegal, just an isolated example of panic bowling!
Frances C, Chris C and Margaret H had a win over Kay C, June B and Di H, 16 - 13. Valmai W, Gwenda C and Maja I just pipped Carol R and Kate K at the post, 15 - 13.
Salva H, Lynn R and Kim E had a close game against Jean K, Eileen B and Maureen B with the lead changing several times. Relief for Salva, Lynn and Kim as they took the win, 17 - 16.
Lucky winners on the day, Rhona and Cherie.
Results of CWD Triples held at Molong. A fantastic battle, Cowra defeating Parkes 22 - 21! Top bowling!
Pennants are fast approaching with games scheduled for April 7. Practice play Friday, March 20 4pm.
No 3 Pennants: Team 1 - J McPhee, B Johnstone, L Byrne, R Went
Team 2 - K Evans, B Davies, R Morgan, M Grant
No 4 Pennants: Team 1 - J Burgess, M Iffland, R Mitchell, L Baker
Team 2 - M Miller, M Rodgers, H Harvey, E Miller.
All members are gearing up for the PBSC Centenary celebrations April 17 - 19! Claim that date - Participate! A reminder, our Easter Trading Table (with Easter-related goodies) will be on March 31. All social bowlers are welcome.
Next Tuesday, March 17 Social bowls. To play, call the club -6862 1446- between 8.30am-9am. Play at 9.30am. Social roster: Brenda Davies.
Last weekend saw 15 shooters attend the Deep Lead shooters complex.
They shot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 500 points.
This match was shot with north/east winds catching out everyone at the 50 meter range.
Three shots for practice only to make up there required shots before the March 31 deadline.
Our next shoot is at 1pm Sunday, March 15 and again will be at ordinary targets at both ranges.
We only have 11 benches so be patient as we have to shoot in two groups, first in best Dressed.
Last week's results are as follows: Tuesday, March 3 point scorers were Helen McQuie and Fay Shaw 56.25, Jenny Freeman and Joan Reilly 54.17, Bev Laing and Robyn Morrissey 53.12.
The Mitchell movement on Thursday, March 5, north south winners were Margaret Hawken and John Quin 55.79, Peter Quin and Louise Payne 54.17, Dawn Phipps and Vicki Burke 52.78 and Beth Thomas and Suzie McNamara 52.55.
For the east west side Fay Shaw and Jan Freeman won with 56.94 just ahead of Jenny Freeman and Anne Berkeley 56.25.
Ingrid Stephenson andKevin Robinson came third with 55.56 followed by Nancye and Warren Blatch 52.55.On Monday, March 9 Steve Garriock and Bill Burke were first with 62.50.
Keith Fiedler and Ingrid Stephenson scored 61.46 and Anne Berkeley andJill Peterson 51.04.
Point scorers on Tuesday, March 10 were Lee McCabe and Ingrid Stephenson 58.33, Bev Laing and Wendy Andrews 56.94, Val Boyd and Beth Symington 52.78, Jenny Freeman and Barbara Magill 52.31 and Suzie McNamara and Jill Crisp 50.46.
Don't forget to get your team entered for our tournament day on Sunday, March 29.
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