Tennis, golfers and bowlers all producing strong results after holiday break

AWESOME FEAT: Parkes golfer Bill Warren, aged 91, shot a fantastic round of 90 off the stick For a Net score of 66 on Saturday! Photo: Parkes Golf Club

AWESOME FEAT: Parkes golfer Bill Warren, aged 91, shot a fantastic round of 90 off the stick For a Net score of 66 on Saturday! Photo: Parkes Golf Club

Parkes golf

Something very special happened at the Parkes Golf Club on Saturday with one of the biggest supporters of the club. Mr Bill Warren at the age of 91 shot a fantastic round of 90 off the stick! For a Net score of 66! Shooting under his age!

It's a very special event that not too many have the pleasure of achieving.

Bill was in the first group and held the lead all day.

Congratulations Bill from everyone at the club!

See the club's full report from the weekend here.

Women's bowls

A fabulous roll up of 27 players came along, all set to walk-off the over-indulgences of Christmas/New Year.

Ground control have both greens looking and playing their absolute best! Thank you guys, for all your time and commitment.

On Rink 19, Kate Keogh/Maureen Miller/Robyn Morgan enjoyed their well-handicapped match against Marja Iffland/Di Howell/Jean Kennedy/Cherie Frame with the lead to-ing and fro-ing until they shook hands and called it all a draw.

Another close match saw Gwenda Carty/Fran Dixon/Rhona Went taking on Flo Riseborough/Maureen Baillie/Liz Byrne. Team Went were the eventual winners on Rink 16.

As we dusted off our bowls on Rink 20, the anticipation of a close contest was in the minds of Lorraine Baker/Laurie Keane/Lea Orr and our own cyclone Kimi (Evans).

Despite our efforts, our opponents Jan McPhee/Carol Reed (sporting new weaponry)/Kay Craft/Brenda Davies crept ahead and remained there.

Lynn Ryan/Rosemary Mitchell/Joan Simpson took almost half the game to properly rid their bowls of the cobwebs, but from then on, no looking back, and going on to defeat Merilyn Rodgers/Betsy Johnstone/Heather Harvey on Rink 17.

Next Tuesday is Australia Day. Put your names/teams down at the bar and enjoy a mufti day mini carnival with all the trimmings.

Regular Tuesday bowls again in February.

Good luck to our State Play-Off representatives who will be travelling away and contending against some of the best during February. Liz Byrne/Rhona Went/Cherie Frame/Gwenda Carty in the Open Fours, and Tom Furey/Maree Grant in the Mixed Pairs.

Railway bowls

Saturday was presentation day for 2020.

What a great day with 36 players turning out to see the winners and runners-up.

On the day winners were Geoff Leonard, Greg Howlett and Steve Clegg W 15+14.

Runners-up Terry Hetherington, Gene Rapp and Allan Curteis W 14 +7.

Major Singles winner Geoff Leonard. Runner-up Dougie Miller.

Minor Singles winner Jim Daley. Tunner-up Graham Cole.

Major Pairs Lea Tanks and Gene Rapp. Runner-up Col Boehm and John Corcoran.

Minor Pairs Terry Hetherington and Gene Rapp. Runner-up Steve Clegg and Clive Stibbard.

Triples Luke Ramsay, Dougie Miller & Luke Cross. Runner-up Ben McNaughton, Jim Daley and Phil Barnard.

Fours Tony Peisley, Peter Job, Peter Keogh and Pav Cross (4Ps). Runner-up Col Boehm, Mick Furney, Marty Fitzpatrick and Greg Phillips.

On Wednesday 22 turned out for the day. Four games of pairs and one of triples was played. Winners, most improved Paul Lewin and Blake Strudwick W 19+26. Runner-up John Corcoran, Terry George and Bobby Freemam W 18+14. Margins 3, 7, 14, 17 and 26. Marble 21 rolled out so next week's jackpot will be $84.

This Saturday we are going to Manildra for the Carty Price Sheild/Pennants Practice. The bus will be at the club 11.30am and leaving 11.45am. Cost will be $15 per person.

Sunday is Australia day with a 1pm start on the bottom green, so get your names in. Pennants start 7/2/21 with a 8.40am roll up for 9am start. This is a Zone rule for the heat not to impact on the games. If it gets to 38 degrees, the game is to be called off. Check out the Zone 4 website or our web page.

Holiday clinics

Join JMF Peak Hill Community Hub for the January 2021 series of fun school holiday clinics at Lindner Oval, Peak Hill.

  • Wed 20th Jan - 9am-12pm
  • Thur 21st Jan - 9am-12pm.
  • Fri 22nd Jan - 9am-12pm.

Cost: FREE

Wear your sports shoes, hat and comfortable clothes, and don't forget your water bottle. Morning tea, hydration station and lunch provided. Assistance available for pick up and drop off if required. Limited spaces available. Children for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families given priority. Call 0407 195 064 for more details. Register at


Parkes Services Squash Courts are super pumped to be hosting the first Western Region Squash Junior Squash Camp next Saturday!

Cost covers coaching, lunch and will go towards our Western Squad shirts for 2021. To be part of the squad you must be:

  • Keen to improve your squash.
  • Motivated to participate to the best of your ability.
  • Want to improve your fitness, skill, technique and be part of an awesome Western Squad.

The Western Region has produced some very talented and passionate squash players and coaches - and we want to keep this happening. So if you love squash and want to be part of the Western Squad - get in touch with Jay Kross or Kylie Keegan.

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend saw 7 shooters attend the Deep Lead Shooting COmplex and shoot at buffalo targets at both 25 & 50m for a max of 520 points.

John Davis 270 - 250: 520, Brett Cowling 270 - 246: 516, Brian Drabsch 270 - 245: 515, Jeff Charlton 270 - 245: 515, Steve Mitchell 268 - 246: 514, John Smeaton 266 - 244: 510, Paul Hocking 269 - 237: 517.

Stumpy was going great guns but the pressure got to him on his last shot where he hit the buffalo on the ear losing 5 points, that would only enrage a real one. (It did, Stumpy).

Our next shoot is at 10am Sunday 24/1/21 and will be ordinary targets at both ranges.

Lachlan Premier Cricket

Following the Christmas New Year holiday break the Lachlan Premier Cricket Saturday afternoon competition is set to resume tomorrow, with games to begin at 1pm.

Draw: Parkes Raptors vs Cowra Bowling Club at Woodward Oval, Parkes; Cowra Valleys vs Parkes Colts at Holman Oval, Cowra. Parkes Cats have the bye.

Competition point score: Parkes Cats 42, Parkes Raptors 28, Parkes Colts 24, Cowra Valleys 24, Cowra Bowling Club 22.