Scone Golf Report: Nov 3 – 6

Filed in Just In, Sports Just In by November 9, 2021

By Lyn Banks

THE Scone lady golfers concluded two major events of the season on Thursday, November 4. The Medal of Medals playoff sponsored by Melanie’s Jewellers resulted in very good scores by the six players involved.

Janie Holyman had a fantastic round of 65 nett to be the winner. This was only one ahead of Mary Ellen Brennan with June Jukes a couple further behind with 68 nett.

Janie’s round of 43 points also won her the daily prize in the Stableford event sponsored by Julie Leckie, with Mary Ellen Brennan on 42 points being the Runner Up in the field of twenty two players. June Jukes won the NTP on the 13th hole. Balls were won by: Janie Holyman 43, Mary Ellen Brennan 42, Ann Cameron 41, Joan Shaw, June Jukes, Sally Archibald 40, Annie Woods 39, Leanda Nutt 38, Sue Williams 37 and Noreen Marshall 36 points.

With rounds in the Julie Leckie Putting Knockout Championship being played during the week, the final was also played on Thursday. In a very close contest played in front of a gallery and in inclement conditions, Lyn Banks defeated Dordie Bragg. The ladies season will conclude on Thursday November 11 with the playing of an 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by Louise Mathews. This will be followed by the summer series of events.

On Wednesday, November 3, Will Druitt with a fine round of 41 points was the winner of the 18 Hole Medley Stableford sponsored by the Scone RSL Group. There were seventeen players which warranted two prizes with Phil Tarrant also being in the winners’ circle with 40 points. Balls went to: Will Druitt 41, Phil Tarrant 40, Glen Tarrant 38, Alanna Howell (V) 37, Jake Teague, Josh Davis 36, Lindsay Paterson (V) 35, Ross Banks 34 and Lyn Banks 33 points.

The Scone golfers on Saturday, November 6 played an 18 Hole Stroke / Stableford for the Monthly Mug sponsored by the Scone RSL Group. It was also the playoff for the “Mug of Mugs” with eight players contesting the playoff. After the rain on Friday the course had less run but this didn’t affect many of the players who returned very good scores. There was a field of fifty four players.

The November Mug winner was Lindsay Hodge who had 66 nett, two ahead of Tony O’Neill. This fine round also won Lindsay the “Mug of Mugs” for 2021. To win a grade prize players also need a very good score, with Luke Stevens on 39 points winning A Grade, and 41 points being required to win both B and C grade by George Davidson and Barry Wintle.  Barry also won the NTP on the 4th at 2.67 metres. Julie Leckie won the 8th at 4.5 metres, Charlie Wintle the 13th at 1.2 metres and the long 17th was won by Ross Banks at 4.34 metres.   

The ball winners were: Lindsay Hodge 42, Barry Wintle, George Davidson 41, Tony O’Neill, Paul Smart 40, Charlie Manning, Luke Stevens 39, Duncan Yuille, Adam Brayshaw, Mick Alsleben 38, Mac Dawson 37, Rod Vaughan, Paul McLoughlin, Brodie Wilson, Brad Baker, Michael Jordan (V), Jake Teague, John Roe, Nigel Geist (V) 36, Scott Shann, Ross Banks and Tim Smith 35 points on a countback from Robert Ryan.

Scone players Wes Boyd and Matt Hobbs represented the Hunter River DGA in the Country Championships at Forbes on November 6 and 7 where a field of 90 of the best players in country NSW competed. In round 1 Wes had 2 under par 70 while Matt had 76. In the final round Wes had 79 to finish 5 over par and tied for 22nd place while Matt had 78 and finished tied 45th. In the teams event Hunter River finished equal third. Congratulations to both players.

This week at Scone Golf Club players can compete in the Wednesday Medley Stableford competition on November 10. The ladies will play an 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by Louise Mathews on November 11, while on Saturday November 13, an 18 Hole Individual and 2B Stableford will be played sponsored by Col Solway.

All bookings for Saturday and Wednesday competitions are to be made to Ross Banks 0488 591 2370488 591 237. The Thursday ladies bookings are to be made to Lyn Banks 0439 373 1360439 373 136.

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