What's the Goss? Going gets tough at breakfast

LOCAL builder, Croudace Street resident and Wests Tigers supporter Murray Rose received a bit of a surprise while eating out at breakfast time at a coastal cafe recently. Midway through his omelette, “Muzza” was having trouble chewing what he thought was a bit of tough toasted Turkish bread until he realised he was actually munching on a sizeable chipboard screw and he reckons there wasn’t much progress being made. By all accounts, “Muz” and the chef came to a mutual agreement when it came to settling the bill.

PART-time Niangala resident Jock Armstrong is a member of the Country Eagles rugby team scheduled to play Canberra at Bellevue Oval at the University of New England in Armidale this Saturday from 1pm. Jock plays for the Randwick club in the Shute Shield and is thrilled to be selected to play at the next level.

LAST Sunday, golfer Miles Archdale carded a 16 on the seventh hole but still went on to defeat his 4BBB championship partner Anthony “Manly” Smith four and three in the 2017 Match Play Competition. “Milo” must have put the seventh hole disaster out of his head because he won the NTP two holes later.

What goes around usually comes around, and did so when the foul weather arrived last Thursday.

AFTER Miles had comfortably reached the par three seventh green in 14 shots, he mentioned to Wayne Brennan that he had never had a 15 on that particular hole. “Brenno” countered with “you haven’t yet until you sink that putt” just before Miles missed it. Well at least you still haven’t had 15 on the hole, “Milo”. For more info on how Miles accumulated 16 shots, see the man himself. I think he may have had a bit of fence trouble.

STILL on golf, unfortunately the much-anticipated Walcha Veterans’ Open was postponed last week due to very inclement weather conditions and now has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 12. Not that it worried current A grade champion Wayne Brennan, as he was two weeks shy of the qualification age of 55 years and now can make his vets debut that day. He has one small dilemma – he is travelling to Holbrook to compete in the NSW Individual Sandgreen Championships that weekend, and was going to leave early on the Thursday morning.

LEADING up to the vets’ open pencilled in for last week “golden-haired wonder child” Steph Sweeney kept asking his fellow council supervisor “Brenno” was he nominating for the event, knowing full well Wayne was ineligible to do so. What goes around usually comes around, and did so when the foul weather arrived last Thursday. A couple of hours before the shotgun tee-off time, “Brenno” phoned “Stevie” to wish him all the best during his upcoming 18 holes, knowing full well the golf would be called off.

APSLEY Street resident, Rabbitohs supporter and doctor’s surgery receptionist Linda Cross wasn’t happy last week when she couldn’t find the potato masher with son Ben and myself receiving the blame for misplacing the item. Not long later, all was forgiven when my much better half found the potato masher sitting next to the spuds that were going to be dealt with – right where Linda had placed it beforehand.

FELLOW Apsley Street resident Josephine Wicks was having trouble with the radio in the council car she was driving so she called on mechanical whiz A. J. Cross for assistance, who suggested Jo might push the power button to turn the radio on. Bingo. Jo suggested a thumbs up mightn’t be out of order. Your wish is my command, Jo.

GREAT to see the Sea Eagles still in the main competition, the Holden Cup, after they knocked off minor premiers Cronulla last weekend. Sneaking into eighth position for the semi-finals, Manly rolled the fifth-placed Cowboys in week one of the playoffs before drowning the Sharks seven days later. Just hope Cronulla supporters Tony Souza, Peter Martin and his brother Tony aren’t taking it too hard, especially now the reigning NRL premiers are also gone. Chin up boys, there is always next year.

THE Prime Meats footy tipping competition which continues right through the finals series is going down to the wire with Parramatta supporter Stephen Dunn currently in the driver’s seat on 274 points, just two points clear of shop boss Clint Lyon 272, followed by his wife Kate 270 and Butcher Boy “Big Tom” Boyd 268. Interestingly enough, Venetta Cross is currently six points in front of her son Jonnie, who is another Prime Meats team member.

ANYONE who read last week’s column may remember Panthers supporter Jonnie jumping the fence between Prime Meats and the Telecottage to put a sign on my bike. By all accounts, after he had attached the Panthers sign to the seat of the bike, he attempted to spring back over the fence, got his feet tangled up, and down he went, scattering dust everywhere. The sad part about his manouevre was that I missed it. 

CALLING all super heroes – you are invited to “Kids’ Games” at the Walcha Anglican Church Hall during the school holidays, commencing Tuesday, September 26 to Friday, September 29 between the hours of 9.30am and 12.30pm. It’s free and morning tea is included. For more information, contact Anglican minister Ben France or Presbyterian minister Graham Barnes.