Sports Shorts February 5th, 2020
There were three games of Club Championships played over the weekend. In Club Pairs Col Stanley and David Lyes played Geoff Reeves and Wayne Reeves. Col and David raced away to an early lead, leading 18 shots to 6 shots by end 15. This score didn’t worry Geoff and Wayne they set about closing the gap and this they did closing to within 5 shots, but Col and David found their mojo again and went on to win 23 shots to 14 shots over 21 ends.
The second Club Pairs was between the teams of John McIlwain and Anthony Bull who played Barry Presnell and Andrew Sparke. In this game John and Anthony were in control from the first bowl and despite Barry and Andrews best effort John and Anthony took the victory 32 shots to 9 shots over 21 ends.
The other game was an Open Singles contest between John Jackson and Ian Jacobs. Despite an extended layoff John did not seem to have lost his ability to play bowls. He took control early and did not let Ian into the game at any stage. John went on to a convincing win over 23 ends.
Now to next week’s Club Championship Games:
Sunday February 9th: Start: 1.00pm. Starter and Umpire: Robert Walls
Major Singles: Dan Kennedy to play Barry Presnell marker Andrew Sparke.
Handicap Singles: Cameron Peardon to play Mallie Walls marker Ken Jones.
Club Pairs: Barry Campbell and John Jackson to play John Hamel and David Wilcox. John McIlwain and Anthony Bull to play Steven Sole and Robert Walls.
There is a sheet on the notice board for Major /Minor 3 Bowl Pairs to be played over the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd so if you would like to play get your team together and enter. Entry fee is $40.00 per team.
For any further information on this event or any other promotions the Club has to offer please ring the Club on: 6779 1499 during working hours.
The Bowls Bandit
Last Wednesday was the ladies’ Bring A Friend Day. We had a field of 18 with some new ladies playing as well. The winners of the day were Karen Oehlers and Belinda Williamson with a score of 68 Nett.
The Runners Up were Wendy George and Meg Simpson with a score of 68 ¼ Nett. We played the front nine twice as the back nine is still closed.
Nearest the Pin Winners were Karen Oehlers on the 7th and 9th holes. Vicki Reeves on the 7th the second time and Meg Simpson on the 9th second time.
It was a very successful day and a big thank you to the ladies who provided lunch and also the trophy donors.
This week is a Par Medal Round with Jenny Rogers as the starter. Next week is a Stableford along with the 1st Graham Betts Round. The trophy donor is Black Mountain Nursery. Julie Walker is the starter.
Last Sunday saw a small field contest the February monthly mug. The winner with 71 Nett was Chris Newberry. Nearest to the pins were Peter Jackson on the 7th and Chris Newberry on the 9th.
With the back 9 holes still out of action the championships have been postponed till the end of April. Sunday’s event will be an 18 hole stableford for a club trophy. A date has been set for the Golf AGM and is to be held at 9 am Sunday the 8th March.
Teams doubled their points this week, with only one team having six players put their scores in and earning 2 extra points. Lots more golfers on the course this week with the sunny weather. Top scorers this week are Logan Beechey 26, Emma Vidler 25, Dean Mitchell and Vicki Reeves 23, Jim Betts and Derek Smith 22. Some good scores this week.
We haven’t finalised the finish date yet, depends if we have any more wet weeks and cannot use the course. Looking at end of March or early April at this stage. Flight Centre Armidale have kindly agreed to sponsor the Midweek individual winner with a discount travel voucher for $500(terms and
Conditions apply). There are quite a few contenders who have played every week and their scores have been adding up.