A NEW player was welcomed and was ably guided around the greens by experienced member Pat Schnoor. Peter and Jenny Tunbridge played strongly to score 14, but were beaten by the experienced team of Effey Russell and Val Shephard. Andrea Denkewitz played against Grace Howard and Joy Newman, who won the game with 14 points to
CONGRATULATIONS to the newly-elected captain Sharyn Roser. Eight people enjoyed two windy, cool games.
Marion Castles played well to score 9 hoops; her partner Val Fancourt scored 4, one of which was a tricky jump shot. Their total of 13 beat opponents Liz Ellway, 1, and Elaine Brown, 4. Teresa Pyne seven and Diane Wren, 6, triumphed over Justin Liddy, 2, and Sharyn Roser, 4.
After morning tea, Sharyn, 7, and Val, 6, had a close win over Marian, 5, and Teresa, 4. Val scored a hole-in-one during this game and was delighted. Dead-eye Di, 10, and Justin, 3, beat Elaine, 4, and Liz, 4. There were some hotly contested hoops with lots of jostling and much fun was had by all.
THIS is a game new to our members which was trialled for the first time this week. It is more challenging than Golf Croquet but not as complex as Association Croquet.
If anyone would like to join in, come along on Thursday mornings at 8.30pm. Eight members braved the cool windy conditions to learn this interesting game.
ONLY five people were present to play three games. In the first game, white team Pat Schnoor and Sharyn Roser comfortably beat red team Andrea Denkewitz, Grace Howard and Joy Newman with a score of 16-8. The second game saw a reversal, with red team winning with a total of 15 to white team’s score of 10. The third game ended with red team Pat and Sharyn scoring 15 against white team Andrea, Grace and Joy scoring 10.
Grace and Pat played particularly well in spite of the challenging strong wind.
WHAT a topsy-turvy world revolves around the game of golf. One week you can be at the bottom of the pile, subject to the ridicule of your mates and next week you become the villain with the best score of the day.
That’s the world of Eric McLellan, last week’s NAGA winner, this week’s competition winner with a great score of 39 points.
Charles Seeto must be liking fatherhood, as once again, he was at the top as well. His score of 38 wasn’t quite enough to topple Eric, but was good enough to take the runner-up prize.
Other scores were pretty average as most golfers seemed to be winding down for Christmas.
Keith Barnett however was outstanding, winning the
NAGA this week with 16 points. Pin shots on 3 and 17 went to Keith Jones and Charles Seeto, while the pin shot on 12 remained unclaimed.
It seems the ladies are winding down as well, with most of them not performing to the best of their ability.
Trish Fittock was as reliable as ever with a good 37 points, with Linda Kelly and Christine Welstead following up with 37 each.
New golfer Shaneen McLellan is starting to improve, and it won’t be long before she is up there with the winners. The ladies were not very accurate on the pin shots, with Annele Batterham and Lynette Ludlow the only two to hit the greens.
Next week will be a single stableford for both groups. Visitors are most welcome.
A GOOD roll-up on Sunday saw Paul Armstrong take the win. Dave Williams was the runner-up and the run-downs went to Tony Steele and Jim Mitchell.
Paul also had the best gross. No takers on the 12th pin shot and Terry Byrnes took the 17th. Pro Pin went to Paul. Dick Hilton and Ray Thorn were the lucky meat tray winners.
Same time tee-off between 7.30-8am next week.
A big hello to Phil Zikan and hope your recovery is going well.
Don’t forget the break-up on Sunday, December 10.
WHAT a day for bowls on Wednesday.
Our afternoon social bowls was rained out and the last of the current Twilight series frozen out!
The only good thing was John Cooke’s sausages.
At least the greens are appreciative of the rain and looking better all the time.
Saturday - Nice sunny day for two games of triples on a good fast green.
Cliff Jones won the raffle courtesy of Dominos here in Stanthorpe.
John Graham, Justin Liddy and Wendy Hurnall went down to Justin, Brain Brown and John Cooke by a lot.
Helen Jones, Cliff Jones and Frank Gallo had a very close game going shot for shot all the way to Ernie Jones, Val White and Jeff Aldridge coming out 18-17 on the last end.
Two teams off to Warwick East next Sunday.
Nominations forms for AGM on the notice board at the club and club fees are due by the end of December.
The annual Christmas raffle for a Woolworths gift/fuel card goes on sale in the main street on November 17 and is drawn December 16.
Thanks to all who supported Twilight and we hope to have another round in February/ March when the weather hopefully will be a bit kinder.
LAST Thursday we played a five-table Mitchell movement and the winners for N/S were M and B Warren.
Second were J Kenyon, R Pennington and third were J Fernie, H Cobon. For E/W M Finlay, C Axworthy finished first with M Brooks, K Barnett second and J Bell, J Newman third.
HAVING A BALL: Joy Newman, Grace Howard and Andrea Denkewitz enjoy a game of Friday gateball.
Sharyn Roser and Pat Shnoor at gateball.