Parkes sporting news | As we are one of only two sports on at present in town Its to be expected that we will get a visit

Parkes SSAA Shooting

Last weekend saw 14 shooters attend the Deep Lead Shooting Complex and shoot at ordinary targets at both 25 and 50m for a maximum of 500 points.

Target Rifles - David Wilson 249 - 250 - 499, Brian Drabsch - 250 - 248 - 498, John Davis 249 -243 - 492, Jeff Charlton 249 - 240 - 489, Steve Mitchell 250 - 236 - 486, Dave Shanks 233 for 25m only.

Field Rifles - Ron Cunningham - 250 - 244 - 494, John Smeaton 249 - 240 - 489, Tom Jackson 241 - 235 - 476, Mike Dunn 243 - 224 - 467, Dustan Bourke 237, Harley Harmer 238 for 25m only and 2 shot for practice to make up their required shoot before 31/3/20 and that is the last one in the reporting 12 months period.

A couple of years ago we fitted perspex dividers between each bench and now that is working in our favour having a physical barrier between each shooter.

As we are one of only two sports on at present in town Its to be expected that we will get a visit to ensure we are complying with the regulations.

As we are one of only two sports on at present in town Its to be expected that we will get a visit to ensure we are complying with the regulations.

Veteran's Golf

Veterans golf competitions in Parkes and Forbes have been cancelled until further notice. This decision came about following Monday's decision by the Federal Government to close licensed clubs as well as the general well being of all golfers being a priority.

As well as the twin-town competition, the monthly Lachlan Valley 18 holes competitions are also suspended, while the 2020 Forbes Veterans Golf week is also a casualty.

Social Golf

Sunday we played a Stableford event and the winner was Phil Wennerbom 41 points, runner up Richard Hamilton 40 points, Lyn "Chook" Davison 38 points, some hot scoring.

NTP Ladies fourth Dawn Phipps, 11th Lyn Davison. Men's NTP fourth Mick Smith, 11th Rob Hay, 15th Rob Hay, sixth Ian Phipps, raffle Dawn Phipps. Next week we are playing our Monthly Award. As club will be closed, presentation will have to be outside after golf. Stay Safe.

Lyn Davison

Parkes Golf

Saturday, March 27, you can play any day up to Saturday please consider doing this to allow enough time slots for people that are prevented from playing during the week due to work commitments and to reduce the potential for social gathering. This weeks ladies event is a Stableford / first Pat Turnbull / Sponsor is Frankie Cock.

Men's event is a 18 Hole Par / Sponsor. Is Natalie and Brendan Simpson, it's Also second Round Frank Donnelly Perpetual Trophy. Thank to our wonderful sponsors for their continued support of the Parkes Golf Club.

All Players are reminded of the new rules for playing that were sent out in the emails and on Facebook, they will be on the notice board out front of the pro shop by tomorrow afternoon.

Time slots are allocated 12 mins apart so please do not arrive at the course and pro shop until 15 minutes from your allocated start time to reduce social gathering.

Don't forget the social distance rules 1.5 metres at all times. Enjoy your golf.

Mark Kelly