Men's golf | Cold and wind keep the field numbers down

SMILE: Luke Christie Johnston and Rob McGrath after a cold round of golf on Saturday.
SMILE: Luke Christie Johnston and Rob McGrath after a cold round of golf on Saturday.

THURSDAY golfers took advantage of the calm before the storm. Thursday afternoon's weather was a lot better than we experienced on the weekend. There was an excellent field of golfers playing the 12-hole social competition.

Marty Hotham displayed all his skills to win the afternoon with 28 points. Les Handicolt, one of the newer recruits, was closest to the pin on the seventh hole.

Balls went to Andrew Yeo, Peter Davis, John McKinnon, Keith Hancox and Dom York.

Only 17 brave golfers turned up for a game on Saturday. The wind and cold were some of the worst for the whole winter.

Blake Miller was on his game and had a wonderful score in the conditions. His round of 38 points gave him a comfortable win. Barry Lang was the runner-up with a solid round of 36 points. Dylan Harvey was nearest the pin on the seventh hole, just 2.7 metres from the hole. Alan Cairney won himself a ball.

On Sunday we hosted a group of golfers from our buddy club, Oatlands at Dundas.

The cold winds had not abated much from Saturday, but we had an enjoyable round of golf and then enjoyed a very nice meal prepared by Victoria.

The Oberon team was too strong for the team from Oatlands. Perhaps we were more acclimatised. Alan Cairney had a good round of 35 points to win the day.

Due to the poor weather on Saturday, we didn't play the Monthly Medal stroke round. We will play that on Saturday.

The Blackheath Open will be played on Sunday. Anyone interested in going should contact Barry to book a place or ring Blackheath's Pro Shop to get a time slot.

Green renovations will be taking place at the end of the month. Volunteers will be needed, so pencil it into your diary.