Camden Senior Order of Merit Report
The event was held last Tuesday, October 2nd. A field of over 70 competitors from all over
Sydney, plus one from Hobart, contested the event. Some of the leading players in NSW Senior Golf were in attendance, including the current leader of the year long Order of Merit Award, Ken Brewer from Concord Golf Club, Australian Representative Geoff Cranfield from Long Reef and a number of other leading players.
But it was the locals who dominated the awards. Greg Matheson became the second Camden player to win the event, after Bill Bell won last year, with a scratch score of 72. Runner Up was playing partner Ian Asbury from Shoalhaven Heads with a score of 74 on a count back from Terry Small, Kogarah Golf Club.
Nett Winner was Noel Beattie with a score of 69. The old dog has plenty of bark left in him. The over 65 years winner, even though he plays under his age and still looks 45, was Neville Hoskin, with a score of 79.
The best other nett score by a Camden player award, went to Bob Preston, with a score of 70. (Photos below).
Many other awards, nearest the pin, drive and pitch awards were also won by Camden identities. Although the highlight may have been the hole in one on the third, achieved by a visitor from Cabramatta - Paul Chesher.
Once again, it was Clubman / Director Bob Zelesco who should take most of the plaudits for the day. When most other events are struggling for numbers, Bob calls his friends from around the state and encourages their participation. He also secures outstanding prizes through Dunlop and his personal sponsorship and all visitors insist on returning after a great golfing experience.
The course was superbly presented, so credit to the boys, in particular Issac and Mitch. Many thanks also to Stu, Paul and the team for the excellent organisation and prize presentation. A day to be proud of, if you are a member of Camden Golf Club.