Pro Am attracts some top up-and-coming trainee pros and coaches

SUPPORTER: Pro-Am sponsor Chris McEwen with the 2020 Pro-Am winner and runner-up with Scott from the PGA.
SUPPORTER: Pro-Am sponsor Chris McEwen with the 2020 Pro-Am winner and runner-up with Scott from the PGA.

THE Oberon Trainee Pro Am event attracts some of Australia's up-and-coming trainee professional players and coaches.

Around 50 trainees will come from Sydney to play.

Most trainees will go on to become coaches or work at golf clubs as resident professionals. Some will try their hand at playing professional golf on PGA circuits around Australia and the world.

This is the fourth year for our new major sponsor Chris McEwen from Stone Hedge cabins.

Chris has been involved in the Oberon Trainee Pro-Am as a sponsor for over 20 years. He will bring a group of around 12 to 15 from Sydney for the opportunity to support and play with PGA trainees.

Chris will also be giving an encouragement award to a trainee on the day.

Organisers also express their thanks to Bowyer and Livermore First National for their support in recent years.

A group of golfers from the golf chaplaincy network will also come over the weekend to play at the popular Oberon course.

The Oberon Associate Pro-Am is run by PGA Chaplain Graham Lawrence.

Graham was a previous minister of the Uniting Church in Oberon and established this event when he was the minister in Oberon.

His role with the PGA includes supporting PGA members in their life and career and includes crisis support, friendship, individual and relationship counselling and help in spiritual matters.

Barry Lang, the captain of the Oberon Golf Club, helps organise the event and the Oberon Uniting Church provides a barbecue and homemade cooking for the players during the Pro-Am.

All are invited to join the club for in this year's event. Please contact Graham on 0427 409 069 if you are interested in playing or the Oberon Golf Club on 6336 0262.

Program

  • Saturday, March 6: Join the local golf competition from 11am.
  • Sunday, March 7: Two-person Ambrose from 11am. Following golf there will be a barbecue and presentation of prizes at around 5pm. A golf event for locals and visitors coming for the weekend. Cost $40 for adults, $30 for juniors.
  • Monday, March 8: Associate Pro-Am 9am shotgun start. Players need to be at the golf course at 8.30am. Amateurs will play a single stableford and team's event on the day. Adults $40, juniors $30 - includes golf, lunch and prizes.