Oberon Golfing news

Men’s Golf

Nice Work: Col Brett being congratulated on his hole in one at Riverside Oaks by Mick English.

Nice Work: Col Brett being congratulated on his hole in one at Riverside Oaks by Mick English.

Well Done: Division 1 and Division 2 winners, Jenn Capel and Elizabeth Pollock. Next Wednesday, second round of the Arrow Family Trophy.

Well Done: Division 1 and Division 2 winners, Jenn Capel and Elizabeth Pollock. Next Wednesday, second round of the Arrow Family Trophy.

An interesting week for Oberon golfers. Fourteen of our members had mini tour. Monday they played the lovely Lynwood golf course then on to stay at Riverside Oaks and play the two courses there Tuesday and Wednesday. The highlight of the trip was Colin Brett having a hole in one on the 11th hole at Riverside Oaks.

The Thursday golfers were out in strength, Don Miller came fresh from a spell to win the 12 hole competition. Balls went to Glyn Samuel, Darren Gordon and Brian Balaam. Golf on Saturday was an 18 hole stroke event playing for the monthly medal.With the weather cooling down and more grass on the fairways scoring is proving more of a challenge.

A grade was won by Kyall Ryan with a good round of 75/69. Kyall won the scratch ball, putting and nearest the pin on the first and seventh holes. The runner up in A grade on a three way count back was Tim Crichton.

B grade was won by John Crichton 95/69 with Laurie Murphy runner up on 90/73, Laurie also won the B grade scratch ball. Doug Collins won the B grade putting. Nearest the pin on the ninth was Barry Lang, Linore Zamparini was closest on the 17th.

Balls went to Robert Hayden, Bill Wilcox, Barry Lang, Neil Whalan and Sean Mooney. The club is still seeking the services of a green keeper and in the mean time volunteer workers are appreciated, if you have some time call Mick English.

Next Saturday is a 4BBB qualifying round for the Blue Mountains district final that will be played at Oberon. This will be 4BBB par event and an individual par event. 

Women’s Golf

The ladies were pleased to be able to play last week in relatively pleasant weather for a change! It was pretty chilly down by the lake but the sun was shining, so conditions were good. 

Fourteen ladies played a Stableford for Wilma Artery’s trophy. First in Division 1 was Jenn Capel with 37 points. Coming in second was Robyn Stapleton with 34 points and third was Robyn Slattery with 33 points. Jenn also won the nearest the pin.

In Division 2, the winner was Elizabeth Pollock with 34 points. In second place was Barbara Coleman with 30 points and in third place was Vonda Voytilla with 27 points. None of the Division 2 ladies hit the green to take the nearest the pin prize.

Next Wednesday, second round of the Arrow Family Trophy held in conjunction with versus Par game. Bev Dale has kindly donated the trophy.

Netball News

Oberon netballers, the Hotshots played OOT Chick on Saturday with another geat win, 21-1. Makayla, Cady and Zia had great team work in the centre court, while Kayla and Georgia stopped the ball reaching the Chicks' shooters.

Player of the week: Janae McKenzie. She intercepted the ball in wing defence and is getting more confident with each game. Great game girls.

Player of the week: Janae McKenzie. She intercepted the ball in wing defence and is getting more confident with each game. Great game girls.

Neive's skills and never give in attitude was hard to beat while playing goal attack. Janae intercepted the ball in wing defence and is getting more confident with each game. Great game girls.

Knock on effect kicks off in Mudgee

Transport for NSW’s ‘Knock-On Effect’ campaign has been recognised as naming rights partner of the final City-Country rugby league clash in Mudgee as part of the State Government’s efforts to reduce fatalities and casualties on country roads Towards Zero.

Launched last week at Rugby League Central, The Knock-On Effect campaign focuses on the ripple effects of road trauma on local communities and encourages country drivers to make smarter and safer choices behind the wheel.

NSW Centre for Road Safety Executive Director Bernard Carlon said there was an immediate need to address road trauma in country areas where road users are almost five times more likely to be killed and 13 per cent more likely to be seriously injured than those in our big cities.

“For example, in the Dubbo and Mudgee communities alone, 12 people were killed on the roads last year and in the 12 month period ending September 2016, there were 65 people seriously injured,” Mr Carlon said.

“Country towns are often tight knit places where everyone knows everyone so the impact of a crash that kills or seriously injures people can have devastating impacts on their communities.

“At the heart of every country community is a passion for sport and by recognising the influential role rugby league players, local clubs and administrators have on promoting safer road use, we hope to change behaviour on country roads.

“A road toll of zero is an ambitious target, but to accept the fact that people will die or be badly hurt just because they use our roads is not something we’re willing to do. Even one life lost on country roads is one too many.” Mr Carlon said.

Players from the City and Country sides have participated in The Knock-On Effect regional road show that saw the star league players talk road safety with school children and community groups in Orange, Bathurst and Mudgee.

NSW Coach and Rugby League legend Laurie Daley said that as a country lad the campaign was one that was very close to his heart.

“I care about rural communities – it’s the people that make it so special out here, and that’s why I’m passionate about spreading this important message,” he said.

“A total of 254 people lost their lives in 2016 on NSW country roads from mistakes like driving too fast, having too much to drink or just being too tired to drive.

“We all think it’s not going to happen to us, but the reality is that it can and it does.

“We’re the only ones who can stop this Knock-On Effect, by looking after each other, on the park and on the road.”

For the thousands of fans expected to pack out Mudgee’s Glen Willow Stadium, a special tribute to those lost on country roads will take place at half time alongside an appearance from rugby league legend, turned road safety ambassador Laurie Daley.

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