IT was a big week for Oberon Golf Club: our annual Open Weekend brought visitors from Dunheved, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Penrith, Mudgee, Henbury, Lithgow, Bathurst and Springwood.
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We played a stableford fourball event on Saturday, with some of the lady members joining us for a mixed event.
Kim Rawlings and Mick McKechnie combined well to win the event with 45 points. Marty Hotham and Anthony Borton were runners-up with a good round for 43 points.
The mixed event was won by Alan Cairney and Irene Bishop with a very good score of 46 points. Barry Lang and Jenn Capel were the runners-up.
Kathy Mooney teamed with Irene Bishop to win the ladies' fourball event. Bill Wilcox was closest to the pin on the seventh hole, Linore Zamparini was closest on the 17th and Glennie won the ladies on the ninth hole.
We had an early start on Sunday with players hitting off just after 8am. There were 84 starters playing an 18-hole stroke, handicap and stableford event.
Andrew Best from Mudgee was the stroke winner with an excellent round of 70/72. Andrew Burton was the runner-up with a good round of 71/72. Marty Hotham didn't let all the visitors take the honours: his round of 77/66 was good enough to win the handicap event in A grade. Bart Fitzpatrick wasn't far behind to be runner-up with a good round of 80/68.
Kim Rawlings won the A grade stableford event with 38 points. Anthony Borton was the runner-up with 37 points.
Anthony McGrath won the B grade scratch event with a solid round of 89/74. Terry Robinson was the runner-up with 90/75.
A visitor, Chris Millen, won the B grade handicap event and David King won the B grade stableford.
Chris Lord had a good day, winning nearest the pin on the seventh hole just 40cm from the pin. Chris also won the B grade longest drive.
Marty Hotham had a good weekend as his combined scores from Saturday and Sunday won him the Keith Cleton Memorial trophy. Marty also won the hamper donated by Mawhoods IGA.
A good field of 28 golfers played the 12 holes social handicap event on Thursday afternoon.
Larry Williams was the winner with 27 points and Peter Hutchinson was the runner-up. Andrew Yeo was nearest the pin on the 17th hole. Balls went to Irene Bishop, Peter Dale, Don Miller, Peter Ryan, Darren Gordon, Barry Hore, Anthony Borton, Blake Miller and Hamish Gidley-Baird.
Saturday's golf will be an 18-hole stroke event for the monthly medal and putting competition sponsored by Darren Gordon.
The annual Christmas Ambrose will be held on Saturday, December 19. Get your teams together; try to include some non-golfers. The event will be sponsored by Kevin and Stella McGrath.
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