By Lyn Banks
ON Saturday, November 23, the Scone golfers played an 18 Hole Stableford for the James Archibald Trophy. On a hot day the morning players appreciated a breeze and the afternoon players were mostly cart golfers, along with a hardy group of younger walkers! The field was 45 which included two visitors and three ladies.
Brenan Reeves was on fire as he shot a fantastic round of 1 under par, 71, to set a new course record from the White Tees. Playing off a handicap of six, Brenan had four under 32 on the front 9 and backed this up with 39 on the back 9. His round included six birdies! Congratulations Brenan. This won him the A Grade prize with 43 points. The other grade winners were Charlie Wintle in B Grade with 39 points beating Charlie Manning on a countback, whilst in C Grade Red Palmer was the winner with a very good 40 points.
Balls were won by Jeff Harrington who also had a great round of 41 points, Charlie Manning 39, Russell Nicholls, Tony O’Neill 38, Alan Wood, Kevin Thompson, Tim Smith, Shannon Brooks, Steve Morse and Ian O’Connor all on 37 with Jodie Ihle missing out on a countback.
The NTP’s were won by David Druce on the 4th /13th at 3.1metres and by Alan Wood on the 8th /17th at 1.27 metres. Daryl Dutton’s day was made by an eagle on the 5th hole from close to the 150 metre mark!
The Scone Isis Motel FBBB Championships were also concluded. The championship winners were Jeff Harrington and Steve Morse who had rounds of 76, 72 to finish six shots clear of Tim Smith and Andrew Clydsdale, and Justin Smart and Jodie Ihle.
In B Grade Tony O’Neill and Alan Wood had a very good second round of 76 to finish on 158, two shots ahead of Charlie Manning and John Roe. C Grade was a very close contest with George Campbell and Daryl Dutton coming from behind with a second round of 85 to edge out George Davidson and Harry Mitchell by one shot.
In one of the other major events for the season the Kevans Knockout is up to the semi-finals stage. Tim Smith and Wayne Hedley are to play each other in one match, whilst Duncan Yuille and Justin Smart are set to meet in the other semi.
The Scone lady golfers played 9 holes on Thursday, November 21. Dordie Bragg had a lovely game shooting three over par for 22 points. The summer 9 hole competition will continue at 8am each week.
On Saturday, November 30 the event will be an 18 Hole Individual and 2B Aggregate Par, which will be quite a different scoring system than the norm. The trophy donors are David Druce and Mick Reynolds.