By Lyn Banks
ON Thursday, August 22 the Scone lady golfers concluded the club championships in howling wind. The first singles championship on the new course was won by Lyn Banks by three shots to runner up Julie Leckie. This was Lyn’s eighth consecutive title. In Division 2 Kerry McLennan won her first singles event and was a clear winner from Annie Woods. Judy Carmody won her fourth the Division 3 championship and had the most consistent rounds of the championship, with Noreen Marshall runner up.
In the nett events the results were very close. With scores recorded from the starting handicaps Jodie Hinde was delighted to win the Jean Byrne’s Salver for the first time when she had a fabulous 67 nett in the last round for a total of 212. This enabled her to win on a countback from Judy Carmody. Judy was the Division 3 winner and Kerry McLennan on 220 was the Division 2 nett winner. To top off a successful championship Judy also won the Doris Ham Memorial Veteran Trophy with 214 nett.
The prized silverware was presented to the above players and a great deal of golf history discussed by those present. In a lovely tradition the championship winners were presented with flowers from Club Patron Elizabeth Kevans. Official presentations will be made at the combined Presentation Night for the whole season of events, including the daily nett winners.
On the final day 17 ladies played and it was good to see some travellers returning. The hot score of the day was by Jodie Hinde who won the Sue and Allan Watts Trophy with 67 nett. Yvonne Palmer also had a great round to be runner up on 69 nett. Ball winners were: Judy Carmody 71, Jo Brown 72, Noreen Marshall 75, Julie Leckie 76 and Kerry McLennan 77 nett.
Scone Golf Club Ladies Championships Results 2019:
Championship Results Scratch:
Club Champion and Division 1 Winner – (0-22) Lyn Banks 90, 86, 91 (267); Runner Up: Julie Leckie 89, 89, 92 (270)
Division 2 Winner – (23- 32) Kerry McLennan 97, 93, 99 (289); Runner Up: Annie Woods 94, 105, 103 (302)
Division 3 Winner – (33-45) Judy Carmody 104, 104, 103 (311); Runner Up: Noreen Marshall 111, 113, 111 (335)
Championship Results Nett:
Jean Byrnes Salver: Best nett over the field from the starting handicaps: Winner Jodie Hinde 212 c/b from Judy Carmody
Division 2 Nett: Winner Kerry McLennan 220; Division 3 Nett: Winner Judy Carmody 212
Doris Ham Memorial Veterans Trophy (Best Aggregate daily nett scores): Judy Carmody 214
On, Thursday August 29, the ladies will play an 18 Hole Stableford for the Jodie Hinde Trophy. It will also be Round 2 of the Scone Thoroughbred Trophy. In touring golf six Scone ladies played in the Newcastle Hunter District Championships played at the very difficult Newcastle Golf Course on August 19 and 20. Annie Woods had a fine round on day two and was runner up in Division 2 for the daily event.
Tuesday social golf continues for beginners and those who wish to have a practice round at 9am. A couple of new ladies have progressed to getting handicaps and others are just getting a feel for the game. Come along if you are interested and the regular golfers will look after you.
On Saturday August 24, the members played an 18 Hole Stableford for the Luck’s Premium Cuts and Mick Alsleben Trophy. Another great field of 49 players again battled windy conditions. This didn’t affect the top five players as they all recorded scores over 36 points. Lindsay Hodge was the star of the day with 43 points. Visitor Robert Colbert had 41 to be runner up. Daniel Malone was third with 39, David O’Donnell and Tim Smith both had 38 and Garry Carter took the final voucher with 36 points on a countback.
The NTP on the 4th /13th was won by Stuart Sheldrake whilst on the 8th /17th Robert Colbert was the winner.
Balls were won by: Charlie Manning, Dave Kerr, Oscar Field, Robert Ryan all on 36, Michael Alsleben and
Jock O’Connor 34, Duncan Yuille, John Roe, Troy Collison and Stuart Dawson 33 points on a countback.
Next Saturday August 31 will see the Scone players challenged by an 18 Hole Ambrose Best Ball Stableford for the Paul and Liz Smart Trophy. The rules of play are displayed on the noticeboard under the timesheet at the club.
Just a reminder about course care, the practice facilities near the club are being well used but please note that the first putting green is solely for putting, no chipping to it please. The far green, bunker and surrounds area are the chipping practice area.