By Lyn Banks
On Saturday, May 30 at Scone Golf Course a near full field enjoyed the very well presented course. Well done to the greens staff. It was a fabulous day for golf. The morning players had some fog at the start but this lifted to reveal a pleasant autumn day, even the crows were having a spell it seems.
Fifty players (48 men and 2 ladies) contested the 18 Hole Medley Stableford kindly sponsored by Lindsay Hodge, Les Cottam, Geoff Ferguson & George Campbell. They donated three Grade prizes and a Bradmans award of equal value.
Mick Alsleben played in the morning and returned a fine round of 37 points which started with a wipe but then included 4 birdies! This was the best score of the day on a countback and allowed him to win A Grade. John Roe won B Grade with 35 points and the C Grade winner was Geoff Barton who also had 37 points. Ross Higham was enticed out of golfing hibernation and his Bradmans award hopefully will encourage him to continue!
Ball winners were: Mick Alsleben, Geoff Barton 37, Adam Brayshaw, George Davidson, Matt Hobbs 36, John Roe, Harry Mitchell, Lindsay Hodge, Brenan Reeves 35, Steve Morse, David Druce, Luke Stevens, David Bradshaw 34, Duncan Yuille, Trevor Wilson, George Campbell, Jake Teague, Wayne Hedley, David O’Donnell 33, Mick Reynolds, Alan Wood, Brodie Wilson, Scott McNeil, Ross Banks and Jim Elder all on 32 points.
The Thursday competition on May 28 had a field of sixteen (6 ladies and 10 men). Two players found the going good whilst it seems the rest of the field struggled on the course which was heavy from the recent rain.
The Scone RSL Group prize winners were Garry Taylor who had 39 points and Baz Wintle who had 37 points.
Ball went to: Garry Taylor 39, Baz Wintle 37, Geoff Barton, Andrew Clydsdale 30, Annie Woods, Garry Carter 29, David Bradshaw and Lyn Banks 27 on a countback.
This week players had their first attempt at using a new device attached to the flag. This allows a lever to be lifted with a putter to expel the ball from the hole that is set at its full hole depth, as opposed to a noodle in a portion of the hole. Thank you to member Brenan Reeves for the construction and donation of the devices.
On Thursday, June 4 an 18 Hole Medley Stableford will be played, whilst Saturday’s Medley Stableford will be sponsored by Captains Ross and Lyn Banks.