By Lyn Banks
On Saturday, October 5 at Scone Golf Course an 18 Hole Stroke event for the Scone RSL Group Monthly Mug and Scone Golf Club trophies was played. In the morning the conditions were overcast, but the afternoon players had it warm and windy. The field was a little hindered by the long weekend with 41 players heading out.
Tony O’Neill was the Mug winner after he survived a countback with Steve Morse both having 68 nett. Steve had to settle for the A Grade prize with 40 points. John Roe was the B Grade winner with 39 points. 39 points was also the score needed to be the C Grade winner and this was had by Stuart Dawson.
Balls, after the above winners, went to Trevor Wilson, Andrew Clydsdale 38, Mick Reynolds, Jake Teague, Duncan Yuille, Jeff Harrington, Phil Ledgerwood 37, Red Palmer 36, Kyle Blinco and Matt Hobbs 34 points on a countback.
The nearest the pins were won by Andrew Clydsdale on the 4th / 13th at 3.76 metres, and by Brad Hockley on the 8th / 17th at 0.26 metres, knocking off Tony Pringle who was also inside a metre!
Next Saturday, October 12 will be an 18 Hole Individual and 2B Stableford for the Tom and Kevin Thompson Trophy.
The men’s Club Championships are looming with four rounds to be played on the weekends of October 19 and 20, and 26 and 27. With a large number of golfers playing regularly, the event should be well supported. The three grades and senior categories are wide open with players vying to be the first to win a men’s singles championship on the new course. Full details and conditions of play are available on the notice board at the club.
On Thursday, October 3, the ladies also played an 18 Hole Stroke event for the Melanie’s Jewellers Trophy, the 5th Monthly Medal and also the final Golf NSW round. Conditions were quite warm with a wind getting up on the back nine. The best nett score was by Lyn Banks who won her second medal for the year with 72 nett. Balls on stableford went to Annie Woods on 36 points and Noreen Marshall on 34. No-one managed the NTP on the 8th. The Julie Leckie “Wine O’Clock” prize for the least putts was won by Louise Mathews with 26.
On Thursday, October 10 the ladies will play an 18 Hole Stableford for the Kathy Robinson Trophy. On Thursday, October 17 the ladies will host their Open Day with players entered from clubs around the valley, over the range and from Newcastle area. The field is almost full with a shot gun start scheduled at 9am.
Qualifiers are now confirmed for the Hunter River District Champions Day to be held at Scone on Friday, October 25. In the Champions section Lyn Banks will be in Division 1, Kerry McLennan Division 2 and Judy Carmody Division 3. The District Medal qualifiers are Sue Watts in Division 1 and Annie Woods in Division 2. The qualifiers for the Golf NSW Medal, which is based on the best 3 nett scores over 6 rounds during the season, are Julie Leckie with an average of 72.66 and Kerry McLennan in Division 2 with an average of 73.33. This will be a big day for the club with visitors from all the Hunter River District Clubs experiencing the course.