GOLF: Players take to soft course at Scone

Once again the going was tough at Scone Golf Course on Saturday, July 3 after the Thursday night rain softened it up again. The Scone RSL Group Monthly Mug was on offer and a field of thirty eight played.

The day was perfect for golf in the afternoon when the majority of the players had their round. The Mug winner was Garry Carter who had a great round of 67 nett to win his first ever Mug. Tyler Jordan was beaten on a countback and both players will need to check their handicap adjustments after these fabulous scores in trying conditions. Tyler's 41 points won him the C Grade prize. A Grade was won by Mac Dawson who had 36 points and the B Grade prize went to Brad Hockley who had a very good round of 38 points. The NTP's were won by Luke Stevens on the 4th at 1.62 metres, Paul McLoughlin on the 8th at 4.7 metres, Garry Carter on the 13th at 2.44 metres and Tony O'Neill 7.49 metres on the 17th. On July 4 the Scone golf Club hosted the Hunter River District 2 Man Ambrose Championship. On a perfect day for golf a full field of 72 golfers enjoyed the course. There were nine Scone players participating with some fine results. It took a countback for the scratch winners to be determined from three pairs who had 7 under par 65. Cameron Norman and Mitchell Wynn from Denman beat Mac Dawson from Scone who partnered Kymble Pascoe from Muswellbrook, and Grant Turner from The Vintage and Max Wallington from Maitland. Mac Dawson and Kymble Pascoe were the Division 1 nett winners with 65 nett and other Scone locals Mitchell Spinks and Josh Whale won the Division 2 nett with 66. On June 30 Luke Stevens had a fabulous round of 1 over par to record 40 points and win the Scone RSL Group prize. His round included five birdies. On July 1 the course had been well prepared for the ladies 5th Monthly Medal round, but it was still heavy going, with fog and cloud adding to the mix. There was a good field of sixteen players. Lyn Banks had a very good round of 81 for 72 nett to win the Medal and the Melanie's Jewellers voucher. Just behind were Vonnie Palmer and Mary Ellen Brennan on 73 nett, Vonnie winning the Runner's Up voucher, kindly supplied by Mitani Café, on a countback. Gillie Bennetto had a huge smile as she nearly had a hole in one on the 13th hole and her tap in putt won her the Birdie Box haul of 12 balls. She also won the NTP. The "Wine O'Clock Putting" was won by Lyn Banks with 27 putts with a zero putt on the 18th helping the score. This week the Wednesday competition will continue, the ladies will play an 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by Chocolates and Moss on July 8. On July 10 an Individual 2 Ball 2 Digit Stableford will be played, sponsored by Peter and Jake Teague. It will also be Round 1 of The President's Trophy.

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