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Our tour to Cobram/Barooga and Tocumwal started in pouring rain as we left Sydney around 7:00am in the JNJG bus on our road trip.

By the time we reached Goulburn, the rain had gone for the day and we eventually arrived in Barooga at the Sunrise Motel around 4:30pm.

On Tuesday 13th, we played the Captain’s Course early at Tocumwal. I had previously organised the practice day with their junior friendly pro shop staff of Anne, Simon & Mike. Nothing was too much trouble!

We were greeted by cold 40klm/hour winds with a wind-chill factor nudging 10 degrees. It was a brutal test for man & boy as the slick greens combined with the wind made putting and even standing still difficult.

Wednesday 14th saw us play 9 holes at Cobram Barooga in the morning. Justin in the pro shop ensured we played the Old Course. Again, the staff made us feel like long lost friends. In the afternoon, we went to Yarrawonga to show the boys another style of golf course resort. Yarrawonga has 45 holes to choose from.

128 players lined up for the “Masters” starting on Thursday morning 15th with the first 2 rounds at Cobram Barooga on the Old Course. The temperature reached around 30 degrees so a bit of a shock to us city slickers who have not yet had a summer in Sydney. Highlights of the 1st day were a sensational opening eagle by Lee & a nett 61 round by Ethan. Three of the boys were so impressed with Yarrawonga the previous day that they drove back there on the Thursday afternoon for 9 holes on Yarrawonga’s Murray Course.

Friday 16th turned on another 31 degree day for the second round at Cobram Barooga but again, Ethan played exceptionally well & posted a nett 63.

The third & fourth rounds were played at Tocumwal on the Captain’s Course. Saturday was another 31 degree day for the third round. Tocumwal decided to roll their greens prior to the day’s play which made them much faster than the cored greens at Cobram Barooga. This tested most players to the limit. The committee also did a seeded draw for the third and fourth days, so boys played with girls. Most of our boys have not had that pleasure before and the look on their faces was something to cherish.

We awoke on the final day to grey skies & a forecast of rain. As expected, it started to sprinkle before the 9:00am seeded shotgun start. Temperatures were also down to around 20 degrees. I heard there were some country players asking what the stuff was falling out of the sky?, and “How do we play in that?”

The event finished with a playoff for the male champion. The heavy rain holding off just long enough for a crowd to follow the players down the 1 hole required to get a result.

A fantastic event for the Woolooware boys and they will all be better players for the experience.

The best performances were from Ethan Keane who won the overall nett competition & Lee Butler won the U/18 nett competition.

Below is a breakdown of our player’s results along with their overall Nett results. Both courses played were Par 72’s.



Rnd 1 Gross/Nett

Rnd 2 Gross/Nett

Rnd 3 Gross/Nett

Rnd 4 Gross/Nett

Overall Gross/Nett

Eric Mort

82 / 71

84 / 73

88 / 77

84 / 73

338 / 294

Sam Yu

85 / 74

85 / 74

87 / 76

81 / 70

338 / 294

Lucus Au

91 / 78

79 / 66

88 / 75

86 / 73

344 / 292

Lee Butler

86 / 72

84 / 70

81 / 67

88 / 74

339 / 283

Mitchell Wallace

95 / 79

89 / 73

93 / 77

89 / 73

366 / 302

Ethan Keane

84 / 61

86 / 63

88 / 65

94 / 71

352 / 260

Brian Au

106 / 76

101 / 71

104 / 74

100 / 70

411 / 291

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