Oberon Golf Club hosts Vets Comp

An excellent field of 70 Central West Veteran golfers travelled to Oberon to play a round of veteran’s golf.

Love it or hate it, Oberon golf course would have to be the gem of golf courses west of the mountains. The layout is a true challenge of golf skills, with every shot requiring the most attention.

Everyone involved in maintaining the course should be proud of the way that the course keeps improving.

As always, Central West vets were cordially welcomed by Oberon members and any shortcomings we might have had on the course were soon forgotten by the excellent lunch provided at the end of the game.

On to the golf results.

You need to play good golf to win a voucher in vets golf and even sometimes your best golf does not get you one.

Darrell Bourke from Bathurst, playing off a handicap of 4 , started slowly on the back nine with only 15 points but on the turn, he made up ground with an excellent 4 under par round of 30 shots for 24 points for a total of 39 points. You would think that 39 points would get him a voucher, but it was not to be. Two other players came in with 39 points and got him on a countback.

The winner in A grade was Barry Lang, Oberon Club Captain, with 39 points on a countback from Wentworth player David Phillips. Barry kept his best golf for the back nine scoring an excellent 21 points to win the countback.

In B grade, the winner was Glyn Samuel, from Oberon/Bathurst, with 39 points. Leon Roweth from Blayney was second with 36 points.

In the ladies comp, Trish Harvey was the winner with 30 points, on a count back from Sue Healy.

Nearest to the pin winners were Neil McFarlane on the 1st and Darrell Bourke on the 9th.

The ball sweep went down to 30 points.

The next Central West vets’ game will be at Wellington on the 7th of June. You will need to phone or email Wellington golf Club to book a time or a cart if you need one.

Go to oberongolf.com for a video of all the holes on the course.