What’s on in Wagga

RUN: Oscar Perrot makes a good run in the under 12s boys' touch grand final. Picture: Emma Hillier
RUN: Oscar Perrot makes a good run in the under 12s boys' touch grand final. Picture: Emma Hillier

WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB

THE club’s recently-crowned junior champion, 17-year-old Josh Conlan, really put his potential on display during last Wednesday’s members stableford event.

Josh, who reduced his handicap to six over the four rounds of the championships, collected two eagles on his way to a sensational round of three-under 69, for 45 stableford points.

Steve Rodham claimed second spot with 39 points, from Matt McMullen, 38 points.

In B Grade, Bill Whalan collected 40 points for a win, from Trevor Garside, 39, and Daryl Dickinson, 37 points.

NTPs to Kyle Harrison, Geoff Hanns and Matt McMullen, whose ball ended up only 30cm from the hole on the long par three 18th.

Ball Comp to 35 points on countback.

In vets’ news, Ken Morden scored 32 nett to win last Monday’s nine-hole stroke event on a countback from John Hazell, followed by Don Kirwan, 33, Tony Thompson, 34, Clarrie Ridley and John Burkinshaw, 35, and Bob Alexander, 36 nett.

Don Kirwan improved by a shot on his Monday round to win Thursday’s event, his score of 32 nett three shots clear of Ron Culgan and Terry Baker, 35, followed by Ken Morden and Denis Adams, 36, and the club’s ‘Texas Wedge’ specialist, Peter Briggs, 37 nett on countback.  

The ladies’ nine-hole Summer Cup comp continued last Tuesday, and in division one, Jenny Hazell scored 33 nett for a solid win, from Ros Tilden 37, and Monica Kember 38 nett.

It was a much closer affair in division two, with Di Jenkins scoring 36 nett to win on a countback from Doreen Hazell and Janine Fitzgerald, while Anne Leonard collected the NTP voucher on the 18th hole.

Members played their December Monthly Medal on Saturday, and in A Grade, another of our in-form players, Warren Lynch, scored 69 nett for a win, from Nigel Hazell 70 nett, on a countback from Max Horsnell.

Roger Taylor fought his way through a bumpy patch in the middle of his round to post a great score of 66 nett to collect the B Grade medal, followed by John Parker 69, and Andrew Morrison 70 nett.

Owen Guthrie scored 72 nett for success in C Grade, followed by popular new member, John Tritton, 72, and Bruce Masters 75 nett.

Mick Hazell’s irons were on fire as he collected all three NTP vouchers, on the 9th, 13th and 18th holes.

Ball comp to 74 nett on a ountback.

Tim’s nine-hole Sunday Stableford Comp completed the week, with Doreen Hazell taking the major voucher with 22 points on a countback from Gary Rake and Darren Johnstone, followed by Andy White and Kyle Harrison, 18 points, countback.

FOCUS: Jane Wadley during the A grade softball Saints v Turvey Park game. Picture: Les Smith

FOCUS: Jane Wadley during the A grade softball Saints v Turvey Park game. Picture: Les Smith

Ulysses

THREE members took off last Wednesday and went to Griffith, Oscar had some work that needed doing on his Can-Am Spyder.  

So with the small job out of the way it was off to the club for lunch which is always good value.

The home journey was back down the Sturt Highway from Wadi to Narrandera  and then the back way to Coolamon, arriving home at around 3.10pm.

Meet and Greet was a pretty low key affair with only about nine in attendance and the main topic of conversation was who was going to the Mornington Rally in February, and who was going with whom and where whom and who were going to stop on the journey down there.

It will be a great adventure going there, staying there and coming home.

Here is some info on the rally:

  • Western Port Ferries are offering members a 10 per cent discount on fFerry travel between February 18 and March 7 but all bookings must be done online -  big deal.
  • To book use the promo code UCNR and go to westernportferries.com.au/fares.
HIT: Beck Frostick and keeper Jeremy Rowe in St Michaels v South Wagga match. Picture: Les Smith

HIT: Beck Frostick and keeper Jeremy Rowe in St Michaels v South Wagga match. Picture: Les Smith

  • Campground: the National Rally site has two very suitable areas allocated for the campground. Both areas under normal operations are used as car parks, but during the National Rally will be our north and south campgrounds. North Campground has flat lawn with some tree coverage providing shade, with hard packed gravel roadways for easy access. South Campground has grass with trees providing some shade, and ranges from flat to medium undulations and hard packed roadways for easy access. Both campgrounds are within easy walking distance from facilities (toilets and showers), and to the main community areas, with the maximum walking distance from further point of campground to main gate being about 330m from back of campground to main gate. There will be something to suit everyone who is staying on-site.

Road Safety Forum

PLEASE come and join us at the Ulysses Club Road Safety Forum at the National Rally.

Come and listen to what is going on in your State and throughout Australia regarding your safety and rights as riders.

The Road Safety Forum will be held on Thursday,February 28 in the Gunnamatta Room, Level 1 Grandstand, on the National Rally site located at Mornington Racecourse.

Attendees are requested to arrive at 9am for morning tea, with the meeting starting at 9.30am.

Do you have a topic you’d like discussed?

Questions you’d liked answered?

Issues you’d like thrashed out?

Then the Road Safety Forum is the place for you.

The state representatives will be reporting on the activities in their jurisdiction and would welcome feedback and questions from members.

The members of the Road Safety committee will also be on a Traders Stand, Wednesday to Friday during the National Rally – come and find us and let us know if you have any issues to talk about at the forum.

  • 2019 National Rally Website: Members are recommended to regularly view the 2019 website on agm2019.ulyssesclub.org.  The website is updated regularly updated as new activities and information is added.

Our next event is breakfast at Grauer’s on Sunday, January 20 at 7.30am followed by a ride to the mountains later in the morning.

From here on we have nothing much happening apart from Christmas and to that end we wish you all a joyous Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Orienteering

ALEX Davey continued his good form with a win in the WaggaRoos Summer Orienteering Series last Thursday evening.

The fierce storms that hammered the region abated sufficiently for the event to proceed although conditions were rather steamy and wet underfoot.

Starting from Jack Skeers Park in Lake Albert participants had a choice of a 30 or 45 minute time limit to visit specific locations in the area to find the answer to questions.

Questions included identifying the colour of specific mailboxes, identifying particular garden decorations, and the number of arches supporting as car port.

Points were awarded for correct answers and deducted for exceeding the time limit.

With a dark cloud peeping over Willans Hill most participants opted for the shorter 30 minute course and were tempted into starting to the north with the lure of a high scoring answer nearby.

However the better scoring was actually to the south.

Alex Davey did head north first and was fast enough to also pick up some of the high scores in the south to finish with eight seconds to spare and an excellent 105 points.

Deb Davey went in a similar direction and also did very well to finish with a very good 85 points.

Wes Campbell also amassed 85 points but had 35 points deducted for being 6½ minutes overtime.

His final score of 50 points relegated him to fourth place behind Tom Janetzki whose score of 60 points placed him third.

John Oliver was the only participant on the 45 minutes course.

He headed south in a long anticlockwise loop and picked up a very good 165 points.

This was the last orienteering event for 2018.

The Summer Orienteering Series will resume with event five at 6pm on Thursday, January 24 from the park in Yarrawah Cres, Bourkelands.

  • Results: 30 Minute Course: Alex Davey 105 points; Deb Davey 85; Tom Janetzki 60; Wes Campbell 50. 45 Minute Course: John Oliver 165.

WAGGA WAGGA SOFTBALL

SENIOR FEMALE LEAGUE

  • A Grade Turvey Park 8 def Saints 5 Sth W Warriors bye B Grade Turvey Park Yellow 12 def Sth W Warriors 1 Turvey Park Blue 10 def Turvey Park Red 4 Saints Knights 9 def Saints Dragons 1 C Grade Turvey Park 19 def Saints Super Cs 5 Lake Albert 18 def Sth W Warriors 2