Oberon men's golf news

ON COURSE: Kevin McGrath, Alan Cairney and Eric Whalan.

ON COURSE: Kevin McGrath, Alan Cairney and Eric Whalan.

IT was a good week for golf featuring mild, sunny winter days.

FLAG-BEARERS: Eric Whalan and Bruce Amery on the 18th hole.

FLAG-BEARERS: Eric Whalan and Bruce Amery on the 18th hole.

There was a good field of golfers on Thursday. Roger Arrow was on target and proved too good for the rest of the field to win the afternoon. Balls went to Brian Balaam, Lloyd Roots, Doug Collins and Ray Ross returning from an extended absence.

A sizeable group of Oberon veterans played with the western veterans on Monday in Bathurst. Alan Cairney had a good day and hit the ball well. He putted nicely to win the day on a countback.

Saturday was a beautiful sunny day and a good field of locals and visitors made for a strong competition for the monthly medal, sponsored by Laurie Murphy.

Hamish Anderson, who has been showing some of his genius on the course lately, had a wonderful round of 73/68 to win the A grade monthly medal and scratch ball. Marty Hotham was the runner-up. Eric Whalan won the A grade putting with 28 putts.

The winner of the B grade medal was Gerard Hogan with 98/69. Lloyd Roots was the runner-up. Laurie Murphy won the B grade scratch ball with a handy round of 92. Kevin McGrath was the winner of the B grade putting with 33 putts.

Nearest the pin on the first went to Anthony McGrath, Tim Crichton took the seventh, Laurie Murphy the ninth and Bill Wilcox the 17th. Balls went to Roger Arrow, Darren Gordon, Anthony McGrath, John McKinnon, Dennis O'Connell, Bob Slattery, Eric Whalan, Robbie Armstrong, Laurie Murphy and David Slattery.

Golf next Saturday will be an 18-hole stableford event.