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Scone Golf Report: Feb 19-23

By Lyn Banks It was a pleasant day for golf on Thursday, February 20 at Scone for the start of the ladies 18 hole season. A great field of twenty players turned out for the Ambrose event sponsored by Sarah Howey. The course was heavy after all the rain but the fairways and greens were […]



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Inspiring Isabella: Scone’s Starlight Super Swimmer

TWELVE year old, Isabella Henderson, loves swimming and is only three kilometres away from achieving her goal to swim 50 kilometres in 30 days and raise money for children in hospital. “I started on the 26th of January and I’m swimming until the 24th,” said Isabella. “I’ve got a big country carnival in Sydney tomorrow […]



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Scone Golf Report: February 10

By Lyn Banks THE welcome rain throughout the region made for some difficult conditions for play on Saturday, February 8 at the Scone Golf Course. The rough has grown significantly and combined with the mud made it hard to find the ball at times. The rest of the course and especially the greens were presented […]



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Scone Golf Report: January 30

By Lyn Banks Jodie Hinde won the Asser House voucher on Thursday, January 30 at Scone Golf Course when the ladies played a 9 Hole Stableford. She had a great score of 20 points. Balls went to June Jukes 18, Lyn Banks 17 and Judy Carmody 16 points on a countback from Annie Woods. On […]



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Scone Golf Report: January 16 and 18

By Lyn Banks  The Scone lady golfers made a return on Thursday January 16 playing a 9 Hole Stableford competition. They played for the Asser House voucher and a three way countback was required to determine the winner. Julie Leckie had 17 points to beat Judy Carmody and Jodie Hinde who both won balls. The […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket Results

By Russell Sakey  Merriwa 3 / 58    D Muro 34* defeated Bunnan 57 off 16.2 overs  C Stokes 2/10, B Strachan 2/26, G Sheehan 4/6 Muswellbrook Souths  v Muswellbrook Silver  no details supplied. Muswellbrook Blue 160 off 40 overs J Cooper 50, N Jawaad 35 defeated Murrurundi 150 off 30 overs J Cooper 2/35, […]



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Scone Golf Report: January 11

By Lyn Banks COOLER conditions were appreciated by the Scone golfers on Saturday, January 11. The early players had a hot start with the temperature in the 30’s until a southerly hit at 7.40am. The rest of the day stayed in the mid 20’s but players had to content with the wind with gusts over […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: Jan 7

By Graham Turvey THE veterans started their 2020 golfing program with 26 keen and happy players at Muswellbrook on Tuesday, January 7 for a stableford event. Graham Huggins continued his recent good form in the heat to win with 40 points from Les Durham 2nd 39, Greg Newman 3rd 37, Jock O’Connor 4th 36 C/B […]



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Scone Golf Report: Jan 4

By Lyn Banks TEE times were created from 6.30am to avoid the extreme heat conditions on Saturday January 4 at Scone Golf Course. The field of 27 players played an 18 Hole Stroke / Stableford for the Scone RSL Group Monthly Mug. Mac Dawson had a fine round of two over par 74 for 69 […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 11 Results

By Russell Sakey Merriwa 2 / 178 off 20 overs defeated Bunnan 7/ 175 off 40 overs. Merriwa P Ashford 71, B Strachan 39*, S Morgan 29*, J Osmond 21 Bunnan 7/175 J Davis 72, C Day 19, M Soper 18, J Vincent 14. N Blackadder 2/21. Muswellbrook Silver v Muswellbrook Souths no results provided. […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: Dec 17

By Graham Turvey SEVENTEEN veterans played their stableford event at Denman Golf Club on Tuesday, December 17 for Christmas Prizes on the forecast coolest day of the week. Denman’s greens are excellent despite the local dam water being prioritised for fire-fighting, if needed, over golf course maintenance. Greg Squires blitzed the field to win with […]



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Scone Golf Report: Dec 14

By Lyn Banks On Saturday, December 14 a field of thirty nine golfers played for the Ham and Spam Trophy at Scone. Sandy Lettice and Tom Hagan were the generous sponsors of the day. The light winds meant the conditions were conducive to good scores with thirteen players having scores better than 36 points. The […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: Dec 10

By Graham Turvey THE forecast temperature of 41 degrees for Scone was deemed too hot so the vets played 9 holes only on Tuesday, December 10 for their stableford event. The fairways, teeing areas and greens are well watered and the bunkers correctly raked. Thank you to the ground staff. Thank you to the RSL […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 10 Results

By Russell Sakey Merriwa v Belltrees = draw.   Belmore Bulls 3 / 216 off 40 overs W King 98*, B Crackett 88. defeated Murrurundi 123 off 20 overs J Chappel 29, A Meppham 20, P Crowe 19. G Newton 3/17, B Crackett 3/16.   Rouchel 2 / 124 defeated Bushrangers 123 off 36 0ver […]



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Scone Golf Report: Dec 7

By Lyn Banks CALMER conditions prevailed on Saturday December 7 at Scone Golf Course for the playing of the Scone RSL Group Monthly Mug. Phil McGuirk and John Roe both had fine scores of 68 nett with Phil winning the Mug on a countback. John had to settle for the B Grade prize for his […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket Results: Round 9

By Russell Sakey Merriwa 149  defeated Muswellbrook South 65. Bunnan 126 off 18 overs defeated Rouchel  86 off  20 overs Murrurundi  6/176 off defeated Muswellbrook Silver 167 off 39 overs Belmore Bulls –  no results provided Muswelbrook Blue – no results provided. Aberdeen  4 / 183 Bushrangers  192 off  38 overs Belltrees – bye.  



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Scone Golf Report: Nov 30 – Dec 1

By Lyn Banks On Saturday, November 30 the Scone golfers played an 18 Hole Individual and 2 Ball Aggregate Par for the David Druce and Mick Reynolds trophies. A good field of 43 players turned up in very windy conditions which became worse during the afternoon. With par events being a rarity on the golfing […]



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Campbell Wins Largest Race Outside Europe

CAMPBELL Jones, who grew up in Scone, won the L’Etape Australia cycling race in Jindabyne on the weekend, the largest road bike race outside Europe and was awarded New South Wales Roadman of the Year  Campbell said it was a great race to win and helps build to his ultimate goal of riding in the […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: Nov 26

By Graham Turvey THE veterans enjoyed the friendly company as usual but not the increasingly hot wind at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, November 26 for their stroke and putting event. Jeff McKeon won the stroke with nett 67 while Les Brown won the putting with 27 putts and the wine prize kindly donated by […]



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Scone Golf Report: November 23 – 23

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 […]



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Another Great Weekend of Women’s Rugby in Scone

THE third annual all women’s sevens rugby union tournament held in Scone on the weekend was another huge success. The tournament was the first all female tournament to be held and continues to grow in popularity with rugby players travelling from throughout the state and the ACT. This year, Southern Districts backed up last year’s […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: Nov 19

By Graham Turvey EIGHTEEN veterans enjoyed the hospitality of Denman Golf Club and had lots of fun and laughs when they played a stableford event on a hot and dry Tuesday, 19th November. Thank you to Gary Ashmead for sponsoring a $200 prize for a hole-in-one on the 14th hole. Vice-captain Graham Turvey did best […]



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Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 7 Results

By Russell Sakey Merriwa 2/153 Sheehan 56, B Strachan 41, defeated Muswellbrook Blue 152 off 40 overs, B Strachan 3/7 Murrurundi 7/165 off 40 overs; P Crowe 56, A Mepham 31, A Jaratwich27*, N Atkinson defeated Rouchel 159 off 38 0vers,S Clydsdale 42, L Cheshire 35, D Crowther 25; J Chapell 3/20,J McLymont3/31, T Cameron […]



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Scone Golf Report: Nov 16

By Lyn Banks SCONE golfers played an 18 Hole Individual and 2B Stableford sponsored by Brad Hockley on Saturday November 16. Improved golfing conditions with less vigorous wind, allowed the scores to be good with 37 points being required to win a ball. The winners of the 2 Ball were David O’Donnell and Daryl Dutton […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Nov 12

By Graham Turvey Twenty Vets appreciated the manicured greens, teeing areas and fairways at Scone Golf Club on Tuesday, November 12 for a stableford event under windy and very warm conditions. Get well soon Treasurer Bob Minch. George Campbell did best to win with 42 points from Graham Huggins 2nd 38 C/B and 3rd Red […]



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