OBERON Golf Club hosted the 24th annual Trainee Pro Am on Monday.
Chris McEwen was the major sponsor of the event. There was a good field of trainee professionals ably complemented by local and visiting amateurs.
While the fairways were dry and hard, the course was in great condition but proved to be a good challenge.
Two trainees, Billy Watson and Luke Humpries, shot a par round (70) to be equal winners. Andrew Yeo was the top amateur with a good round for 38 stableford points. Peter Pollard won B grade and Justin Evans was the B grade runner-up.
Chris McEwen, Chris Callagan, Brendan Higgins and Jayden Cripps had the winning team score, while the team of Billy Watson, Matt Grenot, Hugh Hollier and Barry Lang were the runners-up. Hugh O'Neil was nearest the pin on the first hole and Hugh Hollier was closest on the ninth.
As well as the Trainee Pro Am, it's been a big week for golf in Oberon this week starting with the 12-hole Thursday competition. Andrew Yeo, who is really hitting the ball well, had 27 points to win the afternoon. Balls went to Sean Mooney, Alan Cairney, Barry Stubbs, Darren Gordon, Irene Bishop and Kim Rawlings.
Saturday was a busy day and members played an 18-hole stableford event. Darren Gordon had a fine round with 39 points to win A grade on a countback from Bart Fitzpatrick on 39.
Peter Griffiths was a clear winner in B grade with an excellent score of 42 points. Sam Roy was the runner-up.
Nearest the pin on the first hole went to Paul Behan and Neil Whalan was closest on the ninth.
Balls went to Marty Hotham, Andrew Yeo, Terry Robinson, Laurie Murphy, Rob McGrath, Eric Whalan and Kevin McGrath.
Golf next Saturday will be an 18-hole stableford and 4BBB competition.