26 Golfers teed off at midday in the 5th Annual Orange Golf Day at the Orange’s picturesque DuntryLeague Golf Course on Friday 25 September 2015.
They came from far and wide with a number visiting from Sydney, the Central Coast, Condobolin and Tamworth in joining the local Old Boys.
The winner of the coveted Orange District Golf Cup and Burgundy Jacket was Ed Swift (93) with a score of 35 points. Ed won on a countback from his father Jim (70), who also had a score of 35 points.
Karl Ferris (03) together with Jonathon Dreverman (03) won the 4Ball competition with a score of 41 points from the father and son combination of Ross (62) and Matt Derham (93) who came in with a score of 40 points.
Most stayed for dinner and were joined by others who were not able to attend the Golf. They included Dick Wansey (45) fresh from his 70 year School reunion the previous Friday, Ian Curlewis (47), Graham Bloore (47), David Nock (55), Dave Pratten (79) Rob Bull (64) and James Jackson (87).
Apart from the awarding of prizes for the winners, a highlight of the night was the awarding of a special prize to Mal Nutt (94) who hit the most incredible shot of the day, his ball finishing centre meters from the pin on a par 4. (We will leave it to Mal to describe in his own words to those who read this, when you next catch up with him).
Following the main meal, OBU Community Relations Manager and Secretary Shore Old Boys Union Rick Clive (68) gave an update on the progress of the School as well on recent Old Boys Union activities. Orange Convener Sam Yeates (69) then interviewed former Sports Master and Science teacher Andy Cavill (71) on his days as a teacher at the School and on his activities in retirement.
It was a most enjoyable event and one that will only get bigger. A must for those within the district who did not attend this year but should make sure they do next year.
The Orange District Old Boys Group would like to thank both Ed and Jim Swift for their kindness in donation a set of Printhie wines as prizes for those fortunate to have been winners on the day.
Special thanks also to Sam Yeates (69) for his continued support of the event as coordinator.