League men switch boots for golf balls

TOP ROUND: Winners at the weekend's Men of League charity fundraiser at Bombala Golf Club are Nick Ryan, Joel Cherry and Luke Kimber (Clay Stewart absent).

TOP ROUND: Winners at the weekend's Men of League charity fundraiser at Bombala Golf Club are Nick Ryan, Joel Cherry and Luke Kimber (Clay Stewart absent).

Bombala’s Men of League had an enjoyable hit of golf on Saturday. Thankfully the wild winds didn’t arrive until the Sunday so all went off without a hitch.

Twenty Men of League members played a round at the Bombala Golf Course. 

The winning group was Nick Ryan, Clay Stewart, Joel Cherry and Luke Kimber, who hit 51.5 Nett.

These blokes must have broken the record for the quickest round of golf, as we hear they played the last nine holes in just over an hour.

Runners-up were Paul Halligan, Kevin Elliott, Glen Bedingfield and Cullan Bedingfield on 58.5 Nett.

Southern Monaro Men of League secretary Tom Herbert said everyone had a great day. “The golfers up there make people feel so welcome,” he said.

The annual golf day is a fundraiser for the Men of League Foundation, which assists people associated with rugby league and their families in times of hardship.

As well as raffles on the day, members presented a signed Manly Sea Eagles jumper to young Coby Robinson, whose grandfather is a member of the Men of League.

The foundation was formed in 2002 with the primary objective to provide assistance and support to players, coaches, referees, officials and administrators from all levels of the game and the broader rugby league community.

They provide assistance with medical operations, rehabilitation and nursing home equipment, grants and scholarship assistance.

The Bombala and district Men of League group has been running for only three years, but already has 111 members.

Mr Herbert said the majority are from Bombala and Delegate region, with Jindabyne also on board in support. He said it was hoped the group could expand into Cooma next.

Golf program

LADIES:  Wednesday,  Association Medal, Stroke, J Cowell Trophy; Saturday,  Stableford, Club Trophy.

MEMBERS:  Saturday,  Mulligan,  Stableford,  S Stephen Trophy; Sunday, Par, Club Trophy.