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Cowboys Choose Scone White Park

By Taylah Fellows FOR the first time the Australian Reigned Cow Horse Association (ARCHA) is coming to Scone to host their ‘Wideland Motor Group’s Pot of Gold’ event this weekend August 10 and 11. The two day event will showcase a range of exciting cow horse competitions including reining, cutting, boxing and the famous down-the-fence […]



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Veteran’s Golf: Aug 6

By Graham Turvey The 31 Vets had to all hit-off from the first tee for a change due to the coring of some greens at Muswellbrook on Tuesday, August 6 in the (stroke) first round of the 2019 Championships. Brian Dever had the best nett score of 65 from Terry Mitchell 2nd 68, Les Brown […]



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Scone Golf Report: Aug 1, 3

By Lyn Banks On Saturday, August 3 at Scone Golf Course an 18 Hole Stroke event for the Monthly Mug was played. The day was near perfect for the fifty competition golfers with the later players having some wind to contend with. The course was in its usual excellent condition, and if players stayed on […]



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Veteran’s Golf: July 30

BY Graham Turvey The 12 Vets who played a stableford Medal event at Murrurundi Gold Club (The Wonderful World of Wombats) on Tuesday, July 30, greatly missed Bob Thorley. We hope you are back playing with us soon Bob. Thanks for the pies for lunch John Norman. Terry Mitchell did best with 34 points from […]



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Scone Golf Report: July 29

By Julie Leckie Thursday’s Gael Holland 18 Hole Stableford Trophy Day was again played under perfect weather conditions with a good quota of ladies turning up for a great day of golf which was reflected with some hot scores coming in from the 18th hole. Judy Carmody felt more than pleased with a sizzling Stableford […]



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Veteran’s Golf: July 23

By Graham Turvey President Paul Gorman won the Bernie Behringer Memorial par 3 event over 24 holes at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, 23rd July with nett 69. It was great that Paul has recovered so well from being in hospital recently. We wish Bob Thorley all the best as he is a bit crook […]



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Scone Golf Report: July 22

By Julie Leckie LAST Saturday provided perfect conditions for golf and a field of 48 golfers played a 2 ball Stableford multiplier sponsored by Scott Shann and Duncan Yuille.  Combining well is the secret to winning this competition and a great day for individual scoring produced some excellent partnerships.  Tom and Kevin Thompson won the […]



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National Vaulters Heading to Scone

SCONE has been announced as the venue for this year’s National Championships for Equestrian Vaulting Australia, to be held from Friday, September 27 until Wednesday, October 2. Robyn Boyle, coach of the Scone Equestrian Vaulting Team said it was a great opportunity for Scone and this weekend they had the chance to test out the […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: July 16

By Bob Minch Only 10 players braved the cool breeze at Denman this morning. The winner being Denman President Gary Ashmead with 34 points from Martin Byrne 32 on a count back from Brian Dever 32. And from best at Aberdeen last week to Bradmans this week Rod Upton. Balls went to G.Huggins, Red Palmer, […]



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Scone Golf Report: July 15

By Julie Leckie LAST Thursday the ladies were playing for the Jo Brown Trophy in an 18 Hole Individual Stableford event in addition to the inaugural Coloured Ball Team Challenge played as teams of three. Despite chilly and windy conditions everyone set off in good spirits trying to unravel the rules of the Coloured Ball […]



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Brumbies Honour Brian Morgan

THE Scone Brumbies Rugby Club raised $11,000 on the weekend for the Mark Hughes Foundation in honour of Brian Morgan. David McCauley, vice president of the Brumbies said while Scone went down to Narrabri 17 to 5, the game was a special one for them. “It was a special game for us, because it was […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: July 9

By Graham Turvey Welcome to Mal Bruce and President Paul Gorman today for a visit neither playing at present. We welcomed 24 of our members today to play a 2BBB and Individual at Aberdeen. Winners today with 48 points Les Brown and Secretary Graham Guest from Doug Dowell and Tony Pearson with 44 points. Best […]



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Bonding Over Brain Cancer

LAST week, local Scone residents Professor Garry Willgoose and Veronica Antcliff met Mark Hughes when the Mark Hughes Foundation held a charity BBQ at the radio-therapy unit at GenesisCare at Lake Macquarie Private Hospital. Garry Willgoose had just finished that day’s radio-therapy treatment on his brain cancer. Many Sconeites will know Garry from the Scone […]



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Scone Golf Report: July 8

By Julie Leckie It was a warm welcome to two new starters in our Ladies Tuesday Social and Beginners golf. Keep them coming all you girls out there wanting to learn to play, no matter what your standard. It was a small field competing on Thursday for the Melanie’s Jewellers Ladies Monthly Medal and 3rd […]



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First Scone Golf Report on New Course

By Julie Leckie IT was both exciting and historic to be playing our first ladies and men’s competition games on the brand new Scone Golf Course this week. The standard of Scone’s newest asset to the town is of the highest order with beautifully manicured fairways, greens and bunkers, receiving huge accolades from all who […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: April 9

By Graham Turvey Windy weather at Aberdeen Golf Club for the Vets’ stableford Medal round on Tuesday, 9th April did not stop some top scores from being recorded by the 23 players. Wayne Murphy did best with 42 points from Gary Gray 2nd 41 C/B, Captain Phil Ledgerwood 3rd 41 and Jeff McKeon 4th 39 […]



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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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