Stanthorpe Bowls Club
AFTER a highly successful come and try day at croquet in the morning, we rocked up to bowls only to find the away board nearly filled (how dare bowlers go away on a bowls day?).
So there was only one game of pairs, with Anna Jones trying her new bowling arm for six ends and a couple practising for Saturday.
Newcomer Richard Geard and Justin Liddy teamed up against Brian Brown and Len Girgenti, with a win to Richard and Justin on a tie-break last end (15/14).
The team of John Cooke,
Jeff Aldridge and Cliff Jones travelled to Tenterfield on Sunday for a great day’s bowling, with good company, good food and good bowls – alas, no prizes. They won two and lost one.
Monday’s working bee was well attended and the greens and surrounds are looking better and better.
The RSL raffle on Friday night was won by Ros Brunckhorst.
Dates to remember: club meeting on Friday, Twilight Triples on Wednesday, October 11, and C of C Classics coming up on September 29. Big prizes on offer. For details phone Justin on 0409 447 422.
ON SATURDAY, September 9, the good field contested for a single stableford.
Brendan McMillian ended a little drought, coming out on top one clear of Kevin
Williams, with Tony Murphy taking out captain stakes.
Tony topped off a pretty good day, taking the approach on the 14th and snaring the birdies nest on the seventh.
Steve Hampstead didn’t go home empty-handed, taking the pin shot on the 15th.
Next weekend will see a big weekend of golf, with a single stroke being played on the Saturday and on Sunday, September 17, we will be contesting the annual two-ball ambrose for Golf World Day.
It is $25 a person (lunch included), tee-off from 9–9.30am. Grab your partner for an enjoyable day. Golfers and non-golfers are welcome.
A WIN for Ray Thorn on Sunday, with Ian Anderson the runner-up. The run-downs went to John Rawlings and Phil Zikan. Ian had the best gross.
No takers for the pin shot on the 12th and Brendon Barker took the 17th and the pro pin.
Lucky meat tray winners were Jordy Barker and Peter Goodsir.
Same time tee-off between 8–8.30am next Sunday.
ALTHOUGH the sun was shining there was a cold south-westerly wind blowing for last Wednesday’s RSL golf.
Nonetheless there was a good turnout of intrepid golfers for the September Monthly Medal competition.
Charles Seeto set a hot pace in the conditions, returning a nett score of 65 to clearly win the men’s section. After a rough trot lately Max Hunter showed a return to form with a nett 68 to be the runner-up.
The pin shots were won by Max Hunter – third and David Burgess – 17th. No one could manage to put their tee shot on the 12th. Maybe the wind was to blame. Least number of putts was won by Lyle Bryant.
The ladies’ Monthly Medal winner was Lynette Ludlow with a nett score of 73 and the runner-up was Linda Kelly with a nett 75. The pin shots were won by Lorraine Evans – 12th and 5/14th and Lynette Ludlow – 17th. Trish Fittock used the putter the least.
This Wednesday is a single stableford competition.
Stanthorpe Mallet Sport
Some of our players have had a very busy few weeks, with our usual games, our raffle tickets sales in town, and the Come and Try Day which was held on Saturday.
We thank those who made the effort to man the raffle table, and we also thank the people who supported our efforts.
Winner of the raffle was L. Hagaman with green ticket 77.
Thanks to the Golf Croquet players who arrived early to set up the field on Saturday.
Also thanks to those who supplied morning tea, and those who contributed in any other way to the event.
We were happy to have several prospective players attend and enjoy their session playing under instruction of our members.
Some of them were excited to score hoops, and several indicated they may join us at a later date.
This week numbers were down because of ill health.
Grace Howard started off with a flourish during of break of 6, but Pat Schnoor came through to beat Val Richards and Grace 26 – 14.
Pat had a break of 4 and two of 3.
Margaret Dickenson played Effey Russell.
Margaret had a break of 4 and one of 3 ending with 23 to Effey’s 17.
This was a day when several players arrived to brave the cold windy day, sporting aching backs, shoulders and limbs.
It seemed a bug of some sort was doing its best to bring some down, but fortunately didn’t develop beyond aches and pains as far as I know.
The shot of the day this week went to Dianne Wren, who managed a fabulous jump shot from two feet out; the squeals of amazement bought all play to a halt. Well done Di.
A hole in one was scored by both Shirley Page and Justin Liddy, and Shirley Page and Elaine Brown had equal top aggregate score of 11.
Results were: Game 1. Val Fancourt and Dianne Wren 13 defeated Shirley Page and Bev Sullivan 10. Elaine Brown and Justin Liddy, both playing two balls each, played an 11 all draw. They both scored 6 with one ball and 5 with the second.
Game 2 was a triples. Elaine, Val and Justin played Dianne, Bev and Shirley. This game was a 10 all draw and scores of all games this week illustrated just how evenly well everybody is playing.
On Thursday, August 31 we played the Australian-Wide Pairs and John Kenyon and Helen Reeves did very well, coming 76th. in the top 100 pairs in Australia - congratulations!
Last Thursday we played a 4 table Mitchell.
Winners for N/S were M&B Warren with J.Fernie/H.Cobon second.
E/W winners were V.Huggett/L.Simmers with D.Reeves/M.Bathersby second.
Australian Breasteeding Assn Chat and Play
The Australian Breastfeeding Association Tenterfield-Granite Belt Group will meet on Thursday, September 28,in Stanthorpe for a social Chat and Play.
Everyone is welcome, including partners, grandparents and friends. Bring a healthy plate to share if your having a good day, and don’t worry if your running late.
The meeting will be held at Weeroona Park, Marsh St, Stanthorpe at 9:30am, Thursday 29 September, 2017.
For inquiries regarding meetings, or for confidential counselling please contact Leah on 0409 001 634 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Breastfeeding information, counselling and general enquiries can also be accessed 7 days a week on 1800 MUM 2 MUM/1800 686 268 or www.breastfeeding.asn.au
A DAY OUT: Orienteering state championships took place near Stanthorpe on September 10.