The love of golf in Oberon is as strong as ever

Thursday golf continues to be popular, the 12 holes social handicap seems to suit a lot of players and is an ideal place for those who want to get into golf to start. There were 25 players last Thursday. Peter Ryan won the event with 27 points, Phil Cummings was the runner up on a countback with 27 points. Eric Whalan was closest to the pin on the 1st hole. Balls went to Ian Fowler, Eric Whalan, Larry Williams, Garry Willis, Bill Wilcox, Mick McKechnie and Shannon Foley.

Brothers Neil and Eric Whalan, Neil was the A grade winner on Saturday. Photo: Barry Lang

Brothers Neil and Eric Whalan, Neil was the A grade winner on Saturday. Photo: Barry Lang

Members played a Stableford event on Saturday with a field of 36 golfers. Neil Whalan had a good round for 39 points to win A grade. Justin Evans was the runner up with a solid round for 36 points. David Zhou was the winner in B grade with 39 points, Dave had 26 points on the front 9, it's a shame his back 9 dropped off. Shannon Foley was the runner up with 35 points.

Balls went to Rob McGrath, Blake Miller, Kim Rawlings, Eric Whalan, Andrew Yeo, Phil Cummings, Matt Foran, Dave King, Garry Willis and Lenore Zamparini.

Kim Rawlings was closest to the pin on the 7th hole and to our astonishment, no one got a measure on the 9th hole.

Golf next Saturday will be a Stableford event. Pennants start on the 30th of January at Lithgow, Oberon has two teams entered, a Masters team and a Kortum Shield team.

The club has just taken delivery of a new mower for mowing that is suitable for mowing the banks and other areas around the greens. The club was fortunate to be the recipient of a grant from our local MP Paul Toole. The new mower replaces a worn-out mower we have had for several years and will help to improve playing conditions.