Oberon Golf Club preparing for 60th celebrations

TEN YEARS AGO: Life member Kath Cunynghame, former president (1981-1987) Sam Murray, first president (1958-1965) Len Morse and Pat Arrow cut the cake.
TEN YEARS AGO: Life member Kath Cunynghame, former president (1981-1987) Sam Murray, first president (1958-1965) Len Morse and Pat Arrow cut the cake.

OBERON Golf Club will be celebrating its 60th birthday on the weekend of March 23, 24 and 25 and players, community members, friends, supporters, sponsors and former staff are invited to participate.

Saturday night on March 24 will be the official party with a dinner and memorabilia display in the Scout Hall at a cost of $25 per head. RSVP to Joan on 0438 361 636.

In the mid-1950s, a group of locals decided to approach Oberon Council for some land to establish a golf course. The council gave them a lease of land which was bushland and the town garbage tip. For many months, volunteers worked tirelessly to clean the site and eventually architect Al Howard was hired to design and lay out a golf course.

The club was up and running in 1958 with a nine-hole sand green. The course has had many improvements over the years and now provides a picturesque and challenging course overlooking Lake Oberon.

The club will be open on Friday, March 23 for a meet and greet with drinks and nibbles from 5pm.