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Scone Golf: Feb 3

By Lyn Banks The Hunter River District Pennant season has just commenced with Scone Golf Club entering a men’s team in the Senior Division. They are in Group B with teams from Murrurundi, Denman, Aberdeen, Branxton, Hunter Valley and Kurri. Group A contains teams from Singleton, Maitland, Cypress Lakes, Paterson, The Vintage and Dungog. The […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Jan 29

By Graham Turvey IT was very hot in the Upper Hunter for the eleven hardy Vets who played a stableford event at Murrurundi Golf Club on Tuesday, January 29. Thank you to Christine for the delicious sandwiches for lunch. Captain Phil Ledgerwood thrived in the heat and humidity to win with 40 points from vice-captain […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Jan 22

By Graham Turvey HIGH humidity was felt by the 26 Vets who played a stroke and putting event at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, January 22. It was great to welcome back former captain Max Holz. Also welcome were the course’s new fairway distance markers. Andy Medway made it two wins in two weeks with […]



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Gala Cricket Day

PLAYING backyard cricket on Christmas and Boxing Day is an Australian tradition and in Scone on Australia Day the cricket gala day has become a community tradition. This year the gala day will be held again and everyone is welcome. Teams of seven all get the chance to bat and six on the team bowl. […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Jan 15

By Graham Turvey IT was stinking hot for the 18 Vets who enjoyed the well-watered Denman Golf Course on Tuesday, 15th January for their stableford event. Andy Medway won with 36 points from Gary Ashmead 2nd 34 and Graham Boles 3rd 33. Balls went to Greg Squires, Rod Auld, Terry Mitchell and Gary Gray all […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 12 Results

By Russell Sakey Results: Belltrees Bushrangers defeated Aberdeen Murrurundi defeated Rouchel Bunnan defeated Muswellbrook Blue Merriwa defeated Belmore Hotel Bulls Belltrees defeated Muswelbrook Silver This weekend was the first this season where wet wickets were involved. It resulted in mainly low scores, but also some very close contests. Bunnan won by one run over Muswellbrook […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 10 Results

By Russell Sakey RESULTS: Representative Cricket: Upper Hunter v Cessnock fourth round – John Bull Shield Cessnock 83 Upper Hunter Fielding: Josh Cooper 2/21 off 4 overs Tim Carter 2/9 off 4 overs Jake Chapple 1/15 off 5 overs JD McClymont 2/18 off 6 Gavin Newton Smith 1/13 off 2 overs Mick Davidson 2/5 off […]



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Veteran’s Golf: November 27

By Graham Turvey Thank you to Treasurer Bob Minch for organising the Christmas prizes and to Brian Dever for organising the shot-gun start for the 26 Vets who played a stroke and putting event at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, November 27. Vice President Rod Upton who has been away for six weeks having medical […]



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Veteran’s Golf: August 7

By Graham Turvey The wonders of modern technology – Beryl in the Muswellbrook Golf Club pro-shop weaved her magic when twenty Vets played a 2-person ambrose event on Tuesday, August 7. Printed on their cards the pairs of players had their correct total handicap, divided by 4, available immediately. Thanks Beryl. Get well soon Rod […]



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Veteran’s Golf: July 24

By Graham Turvey Twenty-seven Vets remembered their golfing mate Bernie when they played the annual Bernie Behringer Memorial par 3 event at Aberdeen Golf Course on Tuesday, July 24. Thank you Doug Dowell and your helpers for setting up the course for the 24 holes. The winner with nett 66 was Jeff McKeon from Vice […]



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Veteran’s Golf: July 10

By Graham Turvey It’s always a pleasure to play at Muswellbrook Golf Club with the careful organisation of the pro Jason and then to enjoy the good value meals after the game. Twenty-five Vets came on Tuesday, July 10 for an individual and then a random aggregate stableford event. Red Palmer blitzed the field with […]



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A Natural – Darcy Moore

By Mike Wong Darcy Moore is a Scone Grammar School (SGS) student you may see on the streets of his home town in Merriwa. But then again you may not see him, as his speed and agility have earned him a place in a Combined Independent Schools (CIS) touch football team destined to compete in […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: July 3

By GrahamTurvey THERE was a good roll-up of 22 Vets for their stableford event at Denman Golf Club on Tuesday, July 3 with the weather delightfully mild and still, and the course in great winter condition. Thanks Brian Dever for organising the pies for lunch as usual. Welcome to visitor Phil Collins. Crows were active. […]



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Scone Golf Report: June 20

SCONE PLAYERS EXCEL AT TOURNAMENT By Lyn Banks The Hunter River District ladies golf championship tournament was played over two days at Cypress Lakes and Hunter Valley Golf Clubs. See photos below. On a very cold and windy day the singles event was played at the challenging Cypress Lakes golf course on Monday June 18. […]



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Veteran’s Golf: June 12

By Graham Turvey THE veteran golfers is a great organisation to be a part of because of the generosity of the members with motorised carts as they kindly offer rides to the other players. Mateship is valued. On Tuesday, June 12 twenty-one vets played a stableford round at Muswellbrook on a chilly morning. Later they […]



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Zone, State and National Reps Ready

By Rachael Finlayson LAST weekend saw 21 Bunnan members represent the Hunter Valley at the NSW Polocrosse Zone Championships hosted by the Muswellbrook Club. The Hunter Valley Junior girls’ team, which included Jillie Rose, Nicole Martin and Jorji Taffe, ran out winners with Jillie getting Best No. 1 and Nicole winning Champion Junior Australian Stock […]



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Veteran’s Golf: May 29

By Graham Turvey THERE is always something new at Murrurundi and on Tuesday, May 29 the 18 Vets who played a stableford event, noticed the new and colourful tee signage donated by generous local business sponsors on all tees; looks great! John Norman did best to win with 38 points from George Campbell 2nd 35 […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: April 17

By Graham Turvey Once again we welcomed Judy Miles (with apologies from her sons) for the presentation of the Ossie Miles Trophy – the first of the major golf events for 2018 for the Upper Hunter Vets, on Tuesday, April 17 at Muswellbrook Golf Club. Thank you to Jason and Beryl in the pro shop […]



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Scone Golf Report: April 5-9

By Lyn Banks The Scone golf ladies played the second Monthly Medal for a Melanie’s Jewellers Trophy on Thursday, April 5 at Muswellbrook. Lyn Banks narrowly won the medal with 71 nett from Jo Brown on 73 nett. On Saturday, April 7, Stacey Dykes had a fine round of 68 nett to win the Muswellbrook […]



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Veteran’s Golf: April 10

By Graham Turvey Fifty-two vets played in the first round of the Challenge event between Upper Hunter Vets and Henbury Vets on Tuesday, April 10 at Muswellbrook Golf Club. Thank you to the Henbury golfers for making the trip. Treasurer Bob and Captain Phil did a wonderful job organising the draw, score cards, the shot-gun […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: April 3, 2018

By Graham Turvey ON Tuesday, April 10 at Muswellbrook Golf Club we will play the first round for 2018 of the Challenge event against Henbury vets. As they will have been travelling for over two hours, please have some cakes, slices, scones, jam and cream etc for the Henbury players to refresh themselves, by 8.00 […]



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Veteran’s Golf: March 20

By Graham Turvey Thank you to the Denman volunteers, including Martin Byrne and Brian Dever, who keep the golf course in such good order, especially the greens – some of the best in the region. A war-bird was having good fun flying around the course using us for target practice it seemed. There were 9 […]



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Veteran’s Golf: March 13

By Graham Turvey A beautiful autumn day for golf for the 24 Vets who played a stroke and putting event at Aberdeen where the much greener fairways had been kindly trimmed allowing lots of run, was enjoyed on Tuesday, March 13. Scoring was keen with lots of scores in the 60s. Graham Guest was tops […]



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Scone Golf Report: March 11 and 12

By Lyn Banks On Sunday, March 11, the Scone Golf Club men’s pennant team was up early to travel to Dungog to play Paterson. Unfortunately, the three fourball matches went to Paterson, but the match was close with the pairs of Mick Alsleben and Red Palmer, and Ross Banks and Geoff Ferguson both losing 1 […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket: March 10

By Russell Sakey RESULTS “A” Grade  Aberdeen A  182 defeated Merriwa 117. “B” Grade Belltrees Bushrangers 9 / 75 defeated Aberdeen B 74. Aberdeen A 182 off 40 overs. J Smith 41, C McNeill31, N Connor 31, A McNeill27, E Tickle 19. G Sheehan 4 / 34, D Monroe 2  / 34, N Blackadder 2 […]



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