By Lyn Banks
IT has been another big week of golf for the Scone lady golfers with the finalizing of three major events for the season. On Thursday, October 31 the Medal of Medals round was played for the Melanie’s Jewellers Trophy. The winner with a fine score of 71 nett was Julie Leckie from runner up Lyn Banks on 76. Thursday also saw the playing of the final of the inaugural Scone Golf Club Putting Championship. Dordie Bragg and Julie Leckie went around the 16 holes set up on the putting greens and finished level. This resulted in a further three holes of sudden death with Julie eventually prevailing. It is quite fitting that Julie won the event instigated by her and sponsored by her! What a great enhancement of our season.
On Saturday ,November 2, Kerry McLennan and Lyn Banks went out early to play the final of the Marshall Singles Handicap Match Play Knockout. Kerry received a shot on each of the even holes. After 9 holes Lyn was 2 up and hung on to finish 4 & 3. Appreciation is extended to the Marshall family for their ongoing support of this major Scone Ladies Golf event.
The daily event on Thursday, October 31 was an 18 Hole Stableford for the Lyn Banks Trophy. Julie Leckie had 37 points to be the winner and Annie Woods took the runner up prize with 35 points. There was no NTP won, however Lyn Banks recorded a gobbler and birdie on the 18th from 65 metres. She and Sarah Howey both got a ball on 32 points.
On Thursday, November 7 the ladies will play the slightly shorter course from the Yellow Tees for an 18 Hole Stableford for Sarah Howey’s Trophy.
On Monday, October 28, four Scone ladies played at the very challenging Cypress Lakes course for their open day in a 2B and Individual Stableford. Annie Woods was the star being the runner up in Division 2 and winning the Division 2 Long Drive allowing her to return with 2 dozen golf balls.
On Saturday, November 2, the men played and 18 Hole Stroke / Stableford for the Scone RSL Group Monthly Mug and Scone Golf Club grade prizes. It was also the Mug of Mugs playoff round. In pleasant golfing conditions the winner of the Mug was Col Solway who had 66 nett which included a Hole In One. On the 164 metre 4th hole, Col hit a 5 wood to a pin which was located towards the front of the large green. Well done Col. The grade prizes were won by Ross Banks in A Grade with 35 points, Clayton Rogers in B Grade on 37 points on a countback from Gordon Halliday. The C Grade winner was Daniel Malone who had 35 points.
In the Mug Of Mugs Tony O’Neill kept up his form which had seen him qualify with two mugs during the season, having 72 nett to be the winner. Charlie Wintle was runner up on 73 nett.
Obviously Col Solway won the NTP on the 4th whilst on the 8th / 17th David Adams was the closest with a shot to 2.66 metres.
Balls went to Gordon Halliday 37, Tony O’Neill 36, Mick Reynolds, Charlie Wintle 35, Scott Reid 34, Alan Wood, Tony Pringle and Stuart Dawson 33 points.
On Saturday, November 9, an 18 Hole Stableford will be played for the Field Family Trophy and it will also be round 1 of the Isis Motel FBBB Championships.
All golfers are welcome to play in the social Wednesday 9 hole competition from the yellow tees. It will commence on November 6. Handicaps will be allocated by the organisers for those who don’t have one. Players are required to register at the bar prior to play, and then make payment via the ticket machine.