WAGGA CITY GOLF CLUB
It was Peter Briggs' turn to collect when he scored 32 nett to win last Monday's nine-hole vets comp by a shot from Roy Sanders, Peter Kirkman and Max Robinson. Kerry Smith and Bob Moore followed with 34 nett, with vouchers going to 36 nett or better.
In Thursday's event, Ron Culgan carded 36 nett in tough conditions, to win on a c/b from Tony Pollard. Roy Sanders and Warren Lynch followed with 37 nett, then John Burkinshaw and Country Club visitor, Lindy Tribe with 38 nett. Vouchers to 38 nett.
The ladies played the first round of their Foursomes Championships last Tuesday, with the day's scratch honours going to Janelle Doust and Maureen Foley, with a score of 96 off the stick, two clear of Cassie Gill and Pat Tooze. Handicap winners were Kitty Howe and Sue Mathews, who combined for a score of 100/nett 75 to win by half a shot from Sue Oakman and Monica Kember, 100/nett 75.5. NTP on the 18th to Pat Tooze.
Janelle and Maureen again took charge in Friday's second and final round, combining well for a scratch score of 94, and a one-shot win from Simone Pilotto and Maria McManus. Cassie Gill and Pat Tooze continued to play solid golf, claiming the day's handicap prize with 94/nett 73, from Una Pocock and Pam Seymour, 101/nett 76. NTPs to Sandra Mellen on the 9th, and Pat Tooze on the 18th. Ball comp to 82 nett. Congratulations to Janelle and Maureen who successfully defended their 2018 title with a two-round total score of 190. Well done also to runners-up, Cassie Gill and Pat Tooze, who carded a total of 192. Cassie and Pat were able to turn the tables on Maureen and Janelle in the handicap event, however, when they netted 150 for a one-shot win from the newly-crowned Foursomes Champions.
Last Wednesday's Members Stableford saw Warren Lynch continue on his merry way, scoring 37 pts for a win in A Grade, from another in-form, low-marker, Kyle Harrison 36 pts, one point clear of cagey veteran, Bob Alexander. In B Grade, Sam Rodham destroyed his handicap with a terrific round of 44 pts, and a six-shot win from Ben Wood 38, followed by John Burkinshaw, 37 pts. NTPs to Clarrie Ridley, Rex Kember and John Burkinshaw. Ball comp to 33 pts.
The boys backed up for another stableford event on Saturday, and the miners' helmets were out as A Grader, Mick Laurent, found his way through the dense fog to sneak home with 34 pts, on a c/b from Max Horsnell.
In B Grade, Trevor Garside did likewise, scoring 34 pts for a c/b win from Jim Neiberding, while Peter Austin picked up the C Grade voucher, scoring 35 pts to Graeme Loes' 32 pts. NTPs to Matt Tooze and Mick Laurent on the 13th and 18th respectively. Ball comp to 31 pts on a c/b.
The Business Girls also played for their August Monthly Medal on Saturday, which went to Cheryl McKee with 78 nett, from Janelle Doust, 79 nett.
Rules Men's Bowls
The run of good form continues for Rules' Bowlers at district level, with congratulations going to Pedro Rudd who won the Wagga and District Champion of Club Champions title with a narrow win over Ian Marsden of The Rock 31 /28 on the weekend.
Wednesday Blind draw triples were sponsored by The Athlete's Foot and Dom's Pizza. Winners with 25 points were Jeff Post, Charlie Ryan, Keith Gill; runners-up Andy Carey, Ron Browne, Peter Wild 24 points; 3rd place Keith Wellham, Jim Brown 21 points; 4th place Kerry Delaney, "Cowboy" Metcalf 19 points. Friday Nominated Pairs sponsored by Job Centre saw Mark Pearce and Max Simmons take out the winner's prize money with 23 points; runners-up Jeff Post, Jim Sloan 22 points; 3rd place Doug Kinder, Chris Browne 20 points.
Saturday Blind Draw Sets Play winners: Andy Carey, Paul Parker 18 points; runners-up Ron Francis, Keith Gill 14 points; 3rd place Keith Wellham, Norm king 13; 4th place Paul Fenwick, Kevin Wales 7. Sunday Mixed Blind draw winners: points; runners-up points. Nomination sheet on Board for the annual Commonwealth Bank sponsored Challenge Pairs Tournament on Sat and Sunday 7th and 8th September, with $4230 prize money.
Nomination sheet on Board for Monthly Settlers Group Blind draw Triples Tournament on 12th August with $600 prize money; 3 games 14 ends with 9.15am start. Members are reminded that the Bowling Club AGM will be held in the Bowlers Lounge on Sunday 15th Sept at 10.15am sharp. All positions are declared vacant and nomination forms are available at Bowls Office.
Wednesday blind draw Triples Names in by noon for 1pm start. Friday Blind Draw Pairs. Names in by noon for 1pm start. Saturday Blind draw. Names in by noon for 1pm start.
Sunday Mixed blind draw. Names in by 1pm for 1.30pm start.
We start off with another sad tale from Thommo. Last week, he was coming out of the Caltex Servo in Kooringal, had an accident and was tipped onto the driveway, fracturing his collar bone.
A quick trip to the Wagga Base Hospital in an ambulance and a kind smile from a very lovely nurse and he was instantly back on the mend.
He has his arm in a sling at the moment and finds it difficult to wipe his nose etc. The bike's ok. Just a scratch or three.
Of the 14 members who turned up for a Wednesday coffee, only six were prepared to go for a ride.
It was decided to have lunch as Howlong and Gerhard was nominated to lead the crew of Les, Gino, Oscar, Fred and Gary. The track down to Howlong was via Collingullie, Milbrulong, Pleasant Hills and Walbundrie, arriving at Howlong just in time to satisfy the hunger pangs.
With lunch and discussion out of the way they refuelled the bikes and headed home through Burrumbuttock, Walla Walla and Henty where they split up and took different tracks back.
Saturday was a pretty miserable and cold day but a few managed to make Meet and Greet (like 5) and on Sunday there was a good gathering at Bunnings for the Black Dog Ride being organised and led by "The Bear" (Graham Falconer).
There was a very good story in last week's Leader.
Meanwhile, the club ride to Tallangatta assembled at McDonald's and after much discussion decided to head to Beechworth to have a look at Max's collection of old bikes and old cars and the other deciding factor was the heavy blanket of fog hanging over the countryside.
So Max, Les, Steve and Noel went straight to Beechworth, had a look at Max's collection then lunched at the Calledonia Hotel. From the lunch table, it was home to the warm fire.
Our next ride will be the Morundah Ride for the annual get-together with Albury-Wodonga and Griffith and that will take place on August 18. Please put your names forward for catering purposes, in the case of Wagga give Gerhard a call on 6922 1569 or 0408 648 316.
Our next branch meeting is at the Radio Club Rooms in Small Street on the 20th. Doors open at 7pm and the meeting gets underway at 7.30pm and once over supper is served with a dodgy raffle.
It's back! After their website crash made registration impossible, as notified in the previous Ulysses June newsletter, we are pleased that members can again register for the ULP card. Here's the information once again.
ULYSSES CLUB UNITED PETROLEUM COMMUNITY CARD.
Want to get a discount on fuel and donate to UCARF at the same time?
In conjunction with United Petroleum, the Ulysses Club Inc has signed up to be a member of the United Petroleum Community Rewards Card. When purchasing fuel from a participating United Petroleum outlet, show your Community card when paying and you receive a 2 cents per litre discount to a maximum of 150 lt from the pump price.
Additional to your discount, a further 2 cents per litre is directed to UCARF (Ulysses Club Arthritis Research Foundation). United Petroleum is available Australia-wide and this offer applies to all types of fuel sold at United service stations.
To sign up for this deal go to: http://new.unitedpetroleum.com.au/ulyssesclub/
It only takes about 60 seconds to apply, and the rewards card will be mailed to your nominated address. Start saving on fuel costs and raise funds for UCARF.
Older members: Members who are infirm and perhaps no longer riding a motorbike or scooter are still valued members of the club and as we are a social club, it is important that members do not feel the need to resign when they can no longer ride. We call on other members to encourage those members no longer actively riding to remain as members and share the friendship of the members. The National Committee would like to remind all members that one of the criteria to be a member is to have an interest in riding motorcycles.
Isn't it nice the way they put it, 'Older members'. Much nicer than old 'pharts on the way out'.
We are getting closer to the warm weather so will be nice to discard all that winter gear. Ride well and ride safe.
By Roman Adamcewicz
The new Wednesday Junior Doubles Tennis Competition got underway last week at the Bolton Park Tennis Complex. The competition continues today and is open to all players that are able to serve. To enter turn up at the courts before the start time of 4pm finish at 6pm sharp. Intersport Australia (formally Sportsmans Warehouse) Gift Cards awarded at the end of the competition for those players playing five matches as well as a Best and Fairest award. Leading the competition after the first week is Michael Paolucci-Ellis on 51/2 points, in second place are Victoria Grantham, Max Laurent and Wyatt Piltz in a three-way tie on 31/2 points with Seth Wyatt on 3 points making up the top five placings. This week's winners of the McDonald's Sports Award were Beau Bradley and Max Laurent. Inquires about the junior competition or tennis lessons please contact Roman Adamcewicz on 6922 4963 or 0439 584 125.
At Forest Hill there is social tennis every Sunday afternoon from 3pm for all standards contact Col 0447 464 234 or Trevor 0407 513 974.
San Isidore Tennis Club has tennis coaching Monday from 4.30pm. Also, there is social tennis every Friday at San Isidore commencing at 6pm. All standards are welcome contact Ruth on 0409 743677.