Oberon men's golf news

CONGRATULATIONS: A grade runner-up Darren Gordon and sponsor Alan Cairney. Saturday golf attracted a strong field.

CONGRATULATIONS: A grade runner-up Darren Gordon and sponsor Alan Cairney. Saturday golf attracted a strong field.

A FIELD of 12 golfers played the 12-hole Thursday afternoon competition. That means there was plenty of room for more players.

The small field proved to be a quality field, with the winner Bruce Amery having 32 points for the 12 holes. He played off 28 on Thursday and they tell me next week he will play off 20 - now that is a real handicap adjustment. Balls went to Don Miller, Harold Lyme and Peter Ryan.

Saturday golf attracted a strong field of 38 to play a stroke round for the monthly medal and trophies donated by sponsor Alan Cairney.

It was a bit out of character for Anthony McGrath to be an early starter, however, the time change brought the best out in his game. With a round of 83/68, he was the A grade winner and took the A grade monthly medal.

The runner-up was Darren Gordon with 85/72. Rob McGrath won the A grade scratch ball and Adrian Poulten won the A grade putting with 31 putts.

In B grade, Sean Mooney played the best round of his career. He shot 83 off the stick and, with a nett of 66, won B grade and the monthly medal. Sean also won the B grade scratch ball.

Mick McKechnie was the runner-up and won the B grade putting with just 22 putts.

Nearest the pin on the first and 17th was Marty Hotham. Dennis O'Connell was closest on the seventh.

Balls went to Adrian Poulten, Barry Lang, Linore Zamparini and Robbie Armstrong.

There were a few matches played in the club match play. Notably, Laurie Murphy had a good win. Outstanding matches are Rob McGrath vs Bob Slattery and Brian Roberts vs Robert Hayden to get the second round completed by next week.

A good team of volunteers worked with a contractor coring the greens over the weekend. Many thanks to those who helped. Sand will need to be rubbed into the core holes during the week and help would be most appreciated.

As a result of the renovations, some of the mowing will need to be done by volunteers, so don't complain if you are having trouble finding your ball (unless, of course, you do some of the mowing).

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