Men’s golf | Lithgow prove too good in the Pennants competition

TEAM PLAYERS: Pennants team members Laurie Murphy, Barry Lang, Alan Cairney, Darren Gordon and Mick English. One player is absent.
TEAM PLAYERS: Pennants team members Laurie Murphy, Barry Lang, Alan Cairney, Darren Gordon and Mick English. One player is absent.

TWENTY-ONE golfers turned up for the Thursday afternoon competition.

Hugh O'Neil showed off his undoubted talent to win the golf with 31 points and also win nearest the pin on the first hole.

It should be noted that the boys played off the girls’ tee markers this week.

Balls went to Brian Balaam, Alan Cairney, Barry Stubbs, Peter Griffiths, Don Miller, Peter Dale, Sean Mooney and David Zhoi.

Golf on Saturday was the first round of the Jack Robinson Memorial fourball Par Championships.

There was a strong field on a pleasant but windy afternoon.

Mick McKechnie and Kim Rawlings combined well for a round of +8 to win the day. Not far behind was Darren Gordon and Barry Stubbs +7. 

There were four pairs on +7, so the competition will be close for the final round on Saturday.

Anthony McGrath was closest to the pin on the first hole for the second round in succession. Kevin McGrath was on the green to claim nearest the pin on the ninth. Kevin wasn't really very close, but no one else was on the marker. 

Balls went to Dennis O'Connell and Dom York, Justin Evans and Nathan Henderson, Katie Graham and Kath Mooney.

Members are reminded to sign up for the player of the year competition and the annual 4BBB competition.  

Golf next Saturday will be a continuation of the fourball Par Championships.

Our Masters Pennants team travelled to Wentworth Falls Country Club on Sunday to play Lithgow in the second round of the 2019 Pennants.

Lithgow proved to be too good for Oberon, although most of the matches went to the 17th and 18th holes.

Laurie Murphy was the lone victor. He has the best record of the team, having not been beaten so far.