By Lyn Banks
IT was a big weekend of golf at Scone Golf Club with a record field being set on Saturday, September 21 for the new course. Fifty five players, which included eight visitors, enjoyed the day for the Clayton Rogers Trophy. Only the early players enjoyed a few holes without wind but this didn’t hinder the scoring. With plenty of run on the fairways the scores were hot, with 38 points needed to win a ball in the Stableford event!
Charlie Manning had the round of the day with a fabulous 44 points. Kerry McLennan recorded her best scratch round to equate to 43 points to take out second prize, and George Campbell rounded out the prize winners with 42 points in third. Balls went to Lindsay Hodge 42, Phil Tarrant (Grafton)
Gordon Halliday 41, Wayne Hedley, Matthew Langan 40, Lyn Banks, Tim Smith, Garry Carter 39, Brenan Reeves and Jock O’Connor (Aberdeen) 38 points.
The NTP winners were Adam Brayshaw on the 4th /13th, and on the 8th /17th a fine shot to 0.75 metres by Michael Alsleben resulted in a win and a birdie. Another highlight for the day was the eagle on the Par 4, 370 metre 10th hole by Steve Morse. Steve hit a monster drive and followed it up with a wedge into the hole for 2 and 5 pointer! Kerry McLennan also had a birdie for 5 points on the 7th to help her round.
Saturday was also Round 2 of the Captain’s Trophy. With a previous round of 34 points, Charlie Manning’s 44 points put him beyond reach of the rest of the field finishing with 78, six points ahead of Gordon Halliday.
On Sunday, September 22, the 18 Hole Mixed Foursomes Championship was played. A good field of sixteen players experienced the format for the first time on the new layout. In extremely windy conditions the winners were Ross and Lyn Banks who had 87, ahead of runners up Joel Woods and Annie Woods on 92. The nett event was sponsored by Ross and Lyn Banks and was narrowly won by Charlie and Pam Manning on 74 ½ from two pairs on 75, Joel Woods and Annie Woods and Graham White and Kerry McLennan who were ball winners. Of interest was that all pairs were family affairs with either married couples, mothers and sons, or and mother in law/ son in law combinations!
On Saturday, September 28 the Whitehead Family will sponsor a Memorial Day for Jason Whitehead. A Medley Individual Stableford and 2B Mulitiplier event will be played, also supported by The Happy Tooth. It is open to men and ladies so come along for a good day where “wipes” are not appreciated by playing partners in the multiplier format, but where all is forgiven in the clubhouse!!
Sunday, September 29 is the men’s turn for the foursomes. The 18 Hole Championship will be played in 3 grades. Entries close on Friday September 27.
Fine weather greeted our lady golfers onto the course last Thursday September 19 playing for the Wendy Clift Trophy in a Three Ball Best Ball Par event, along with an Individual Stableford ball competition. After a fall of rain in the previous couple of days the course looked an absolute picture, but the scores were greatly assisted by strategically keeping off the black dirt out in the rough.
It was a hotly contested event with the team of Julie Leckie, Sarah Howey and Jo Brown narrowly taking out first place on Plus 7, with Runner Up going to the team of Noreen Marshall, Annie Woods and Dordie Bragg on Plus 6. Our sincere thanks for the generous donation of gardening prizes by Wendy Clift which the ladies were very thrilled to receive.
The individual stableford was won by Annie Woods on 34 points on a countback from Julie Leckie. Annie completed a great day out with nearest the pin on the 8th and Julie also was happy winning the raffle.
Next Thursday, September 26 is our return match of the Muswellbrook vs Scone Interclub Challenge which started this year. A good field is looking forward to some friendly rivalry battling it out for the Jason and Beryl Taylor Trophy. The Muswellbrook Club won Round 1 earlier in the year and it is hoped the locals at Scone will prevail in this round. The event is an 18 Hole Stableford with an aggregate team result.