Bogan Gate Golf Club has made a successful application for funding through the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program. The club, with the support of Member for Orange, Phil Donato, received $8,782 to be utilised for a 6.6kW solar installation on their facility to mitigate the club’s growing electricity bill. Club spokesperson Marion McIntyre, who has had a 30-year involvement with the club with her husband Robert, said the committee was continually working to host events at the venue, and reducing costs meant they could give back more to the
Parkes Golf Club was successful in its application for funding through the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program. Member for Orange, Phil Donato MP, recently announced the club received $15,285 to enable them to replace the existing air conditioning and heating.
Club President Mark Kelly said the new system had already been installed and was working fantastically. “The previous system was more than 30 years old,” said Mark. “It was well past the end of its useful life and couldn’t be repaired. The members are loving it. I’m very pleased with the effort made by Phil to get the application through.”
Phil said he was happy to support the application for funding and commended the club in taking the initiative to apply for the funds. The Parkes Golf Club is rated as one of the finest clubs in the region with the next big event the Westlime and Rotary Charity Golf Day on Sunday, 7th April. It is a 10am shotgun start. See details in advertisement on this page.
The Bogan Gate Golf Club celebrated on Tuesday after its successful application for funding through the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program.
The club with the assistance of Member for Orange, Phil Donato, received $7,000 to be utilised for a kitchen and bathroom refurbishment to enhance the facilities of the venue that plays a very important part in the social life of the small community.
Club spokesperson Marion McIntyre, and her husband Robert, who have been involved with the club for 30 years, said the committee was continually working to host events at the venue. “A new kitchen will be an important boon for catering purposes.”
“This is the last remaining sporting venue in the community and our volunteers work very hard to keep it going,” she said.
“With everything that has been happening with the drought we have welcomed this good news which will go a long way to reinvigorate everyone.”
“The flat pack kitchen has already arrived so it is now just a matter of co-ordinating the tradesman, and we hope to have it functional in around four weeks.”
Final preparations are being put into place for the inaugural Forbes Currajong Disability Services Charity Golf Day on Sunday, 4th November. The fundraiser for Currajong Disability Services, will be a three-person Ambrose team competition with a 10am shotgun start.
“We have 18-hole and 9-hole competitions for both golfers and non-golfers,” said Currajong Disability Services Communications and Marketing Manager, Dane Millerd.
“Bookings are filling fast, so now is the time to get your teams of three together and dust off the golf clubs!”
The cost for the 18-hole competition is $20 per person, and $14 per person for 9 holes. There are some tremendous prizes to be won as well. Some of the items include a signed Penrith Panthers cap by Panthers legend Royce Simmons, a 2018 GWS Giants AFL ball signed by the team and a signed Mad Max piece of memorabilia by Australian screen legend Roger Ward.
“We encourage everyone to come along as there will be a barbeque, raffles and trivia on the day as well,” said Dane.
He thanked all the supporters: Wan Wah Chinese Restaurant, Forbes Services Club, Subway Forbes, Local Legends Entertainment, Westpac Forbes, Bunnings, Target Parkes, Gotta Love It, Spotlight Forbes, InkheArt, Roylances, Dolly Allan, Post Office Hotel, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Power Tools Plus, Forbes Pre-School, Blue Sky and Bernardi’s for the food and Forbes Shire Council who came on-board to run the barbeque and promote the event.
To sign up your team call 6851 1554 or to donate call 6863 4713.
The inaugural Currajong Disability Services Charity Golf Day at the Forbes Golf Club will take place on Sunday, 4th November. The 10am shotgun start three-man ambrose event is open to non-golfers and members with a flat cost of $20 per person for 18 holes and $14 for the 9 holes. For Forbes Golf Pro Simon Houston it is a great addition to the local golfing calendar. “We are thrilled to be partnering up with Currajong as they expand throughout the region,” said Simon.
Last Saturday’s winners at the Parkes Golf Club were David Stevenson with 40 points in the men’s competition. He was also the Handiskins winners. In the women’s competition Anita Medcalf was the winner with 41 points.
A strong field of 142 players enjoyed perfect conditions recenlty for the annual Northparkes Charity Golf Day. In excess of $26,000 was raised for local charity Can Assist. This event has raised in excess of $110,000 for Can Assist over the last nine years.
The winners were Jarrod Kemp, Justin Ward and Tony Lock with a nett score of 56.83. The best gross score went to Blake Smith, Myles Smith and Blake Parker with a handy 63 off the stick.
Men’s longest drive on the 8th hole went to Brad Scott, Ladies longest drive went to Cathy Kelly, and straightest drive on the 18th went to John Kemp. The 1st hole nearest the pin went to Myles Smith. The 4th hole nearest the pin went to John Dwyer, 6th hole nearest the pin went to Wade McConnell, and 11th money hole was won by Phil Barnard at 5m.
The event sponsors included Northparkes Mines, Westrac, BKT Tyres, Concentis, Epiroc, Telescope Tyres and Batteries, Forefront, Advanced Profile Solutions, SEW Eurodrive, EBRO Valves, Whittaker Contracting, Reliable Conveyors, Castrol, Pirtek, Pybar Mining Services, Parkes Services Club, Schneider Electric, Applied Industrial Technologies, Griffins Leading Edge, Park Engineering, C & R Earthworks, Norbar Torque tools, Inland Distributors, Supagas, Littlewoods Smash Repairs, AC Industries, JG Cobblestones, Toshiba and Auslec Forbes.
By Mike Wood
Ladies, have you ever wanted to play a bit of golf, but don’t feel like joining a ‘serious’ club, or taking part in competitions? Why don’t you try the Parkes Ladies Social Golfers? The Parkes Ladies Social Golfers meet every Tuesday and Friday morning for a round of 9 holes before heading for a coffee, often at Cedar’s Café in the Greenparkes Garden Centre.
“Everyone is welcome, just come along and have a hit,” said Lois Godden. “Bring a friend, have a cuppa afterwards, we’re a friendly and fun-loving group of ladies.” Originally there were two separate groups, the Cygnets, who met on Tuesdays, and the Pitch and Putters who met on Fridays.
Several years ago, they combined into one group. There are currently 22 members, with anywhere between 3 and 15 turning up on any given day. “It’s not expected that you come every time, its very casual,” said Dawn Wakefield. “Our tee-off time varies according to daylight saving.”
If you’re interested in joining, tee-off starts at 8am next week. For any enquires please contact Helen Westcott on 0412 444 452.
After play in Forbes last Sunday the Division 3 side of the Parkes Golf Club were the only team guaranteed a spot in this weekend’s semi-finals of the CWDGA Pennants. Parkes secured three semi-final berths from four divisions with Divisions 2 and 4 both earning the wins they needed to gain a spot in the finals.
“Outperforming many of the bigger clubs such as Duntryleague, Mudgee and Bathurst is very pleasing for us,” said Parkes Golf Club captain, Peter Dixon. In a very tightly contested competition, Parkes topped Pool B in Division 2 after a 5-0 victory over Cowra. Brendan Chambers claimed a comprehensive 4 and 3 victory, and Phil Barnard secured a 2 and 1 victory.
Joe van Opynen continued his unbeaten run to win 2 and 1, and Tim Burke scored a 3 and 1 victory. John Green won his match 4 and 2, and Division 3 topped their pool with a 3-2 win against Bathurst.
With the help of an eagle three on the 15th hole, Todd Jayet remained undefeated with a big 5 and 4 win. Peter Bristol (3 and 2) and Jake Hodge (19th) gained the two wins to claim the tie for Parkes.
In Division 4 Terry Walsh secured one of the biggest wins seen in the CWDGA competition winning nine of the 11 holes he played. Dr Dave Harwood claimed a comprehensive 6 and 5 victory, while captain Jarrod Kemp claimed the vital win 1 up to secure the tie.
Division 1 played their final match of the year against a strong Bathurst team, going down by a narrow 3-2 margin.
Lachlan Buesnell (2 and 1) earned his second victory, Rob Hey (2 and 1) claimed his match, while Denis Howard (3 and 2), Peter Dixon (3 and 2) and Aaron Wilkie (2 and 1) were beaten.
Divisions 2, 3 and 4 will play their semifinals in Dubbo this Sunday. Division 2 will play Mudgee, Division 3 play Wentworth and Division 4 play Wellington.
By Denis Howard
Parkes Golf Club members are used to playing fourball bestball events, but last Saturday they contested a worstball.
As part of the BWR Summer competition, 65 starters did their utmost to minimise the pain they inflicted on their side. In a bestball, the best of a pair’s score counts for the team, while in worstball, the second player was forced to battle for points as the score counted.
Mick Horan and Richard Hutchison combined the best to take out the event with 31 points. Horan also claimed the individual stableford with 40 points, while Hutchison finished with 39. The win saw Horan climb up the summer
competition rankings to equal sixth with two rounds remaining.
Michael Lynch and Rob Hey are equal leaders on 28 points.
By Denis Howard