Strong field contests 18-hole stableford competition, sponsored by Charlie and Baz Wintle, at Scone Golf Club

Matt Langan birdies the 11th, in front of Duncan Yuille and Stuart Sheldrake, at Scone Golf Club on June 27
Matt Langan birdies the 11th, in front of Duncan Yuille and Stuart Sheldrake, at Scone Golf Club on June 27

IT'S been another big week for members of the Scone Golf Club.

On Saturday, June 27, a good field of 49 golfers played an 18-hole stableford sponsored by Charlie and Baz Wintle.

The morning players had to endure the cold after a frost but then ideal conditions prevailed, before wind affected the afternoon groups.

Matt Langan had the best round of the day with 40 points to take first place.

Charlie Wintle kindly re-donated his prize for second when he captured 38 points.

This resulted in Wes Boyd, who is enjoying his return to golf, claiming the honours with 37 points on a countback.

Scott McNeil picked up third prize, also on 37 points on a countback from Adam Brayshaw.

The Wintles also gave a couple of extra prizes for the best front and back nines.

These went to Stuart Sheldrake with 21 points and Chris Wilson with 22.

The ball winners were: Matt Langan 40, Charlie Wintle 38, Wes Boyd, Scott McNeill, Adam Brayshaw 37, Ross Banks, Dan Malone, Brad Hockley 36, Warren Styles, Wayne Byres (visitor), Jock O'Connor, Brad Baker 35, Stuart Dawson, Mick Reynolds, Stuart Sheldrake 34, Jim Elder, Gordon Halliday, Andrew Parry-Okeden, Lyn Banks, Jeff Harrington, David Druce 33, Chris Wilson, Lindsay Hodge, Jake Teague 32, and Garry Taylor 31 points on a countback from four others.

Next Saturday, July 4, players will contest the Scone RSL Group Monthly Mug.

It will be a stroke/stableford played from the blue tees.

It doubles as round two of the President's Trophy, too.

It was a very cool day for the 15 golfers at Scone on Thursday, June 25, with a top "feel like" temperature of 11 degrees.

Wind picking up during the day also made play challenging.

The course was again well-presented.

Unfortunately, there were insufficient ladies for a separate competition and thus all players were in the Scone RSL Group Medley Stableford.

The best score was by Dan Malone who had a fine round of 40 points to win the voucher.

Balls went to Malone plus Lyn Banks 35, Narelle Rutter 32, Glen Tarrant, Garry Taylor, Alan Wood 31, Ross Banks 30 and Charlie Wintle 29 points.

On Thursday, July 2, the ladies have scheduled an 18-hole stroke/stableford for the third Monthly Medal and Golf NSW round.

The winner will receive a generous voucher from Melanie's Jewellers, and the "Wine O'Clock" putting prize is on offer, too.

There will also be an 18-hole medley stableford available which is proving to be popular with members and visitors.

Adam Brayshaw finishes his round, as Andrew Parry-Okeden looks on, at the 18th hole on June 27

Adam Brayshaw finishes his round, as Andrew Parry-Okeden looks on, at the 18th hole on June 27

Players are reminded that places for competition rounds can be secured by contacting the club captains from 9am Monday.

This has been working well with some very good fields on Saturdays and everyone who wishes a game, being accommodated.

There is opportunity to get a game on the day of play by calling, but there are still no "walk up" starts.

As the COVID-19 situation has changed various restrictions in administration and play have been progressively adjusted.

On Sunday, June 28, the A grade pennant team resumed the Hunter River District series with a match against Singleton at Kurri.

The squad was narrowly defeated 3/2 with wins to Brenan Reeves and Mick Alsleben while Will O'Donnell, Jake Teague and Ross Banks went down.

The final round will be at Cypress Lakes on Sunday, July 12, when the team will play against Muswellbrook.

As the season gets back to normal, many of the significant events on the program are in need of attention.

Round one matches in the Kevans Knockout have been completed.

The second needs to be finished by Saturday, July 11.

Also by July 11, players need to nominate for the Snyman FB Knockout with the first 16 pairs to nominate qualifying for the draw.

Players must organise with their partner for the Isis Motel FBBB Championships.

These will be played in A, B and c grades over 36 holes of four-ball best ball stroke play, consisting of two rounds of 18 holes on Saturday, July 11, and Saturday, July 25.

Entries are to be made by calling captain Ross Banks on 0488 591 237 and any players who require assistance in gaining a partner should also contact him.

Many people in the community have been trying golf during the COVID-19 situation for some welcome recreation.

Some may now wish to take advantage of the current membership offer from July 1 for the remaining six months of the year.

All Scone Golf Club memberships are managed by Scone RSL Club.