News from the course 22 October

Jamberoo Open Trophy 2

Championship – third round update

Rippon bounces back

Often the third round of a tournament is called ‘moving day’. This was certainly the case today with the ‘big guns’ in all grades either consolidating their positions or moving within strike range for a last round challenge. The prospect of playoffs is certainly within the realms of possibilities in each grade. I await with eager anticipation for the final outcome of what has been a extremely exciting club championships, the closest in recent memory.

After two indifferent rounds Steve Rippon has bounced back on ‘moving day’ with a superb 65 off the stick to catch and pass second round leader Adrian Gehrmann to lead by 7. Adrian Bell trails Adrian Gehrmann by another 6. The nett leader in A Grade is Adrian Gehrmann on a countback from Adrian Bell both on 208.  Bruce Byers  nett 211 leaves him in 3rd place. Several other players are within 6 of the nett lead and it is impossible to predict the nett A Grade winner with the quality of players in contention.

In B Grade, both leading contenders, Greg Seymour and Arthur Bosanquet,  fired 80’s off the stick to record third round totals of 244 and 245 respectively. Phil Hellmund’s 79 moves him to third place on 251 while Chris Leckey shot an 81 for 254 to be equal with Andrew Ball. Tony McRae and Alan Jones are also in with a chance on 256 and 257 respectively. The nett is very close with Phil leading on 200 with Tony McRae and Peter Francis both on 204, Alan Jones, Greg Seymour and Stephane Seveque on 205, and Arthur Bosanquet on 206. Again it looks like a very tight finish in both the gross and nett competitions.

Errol Stubbs has certainly moved into a strong position in C Grade where his third round 85 has opened a big gap of 6 from his fellow competitors for him to stand at a total of 262. With Lance Fredericks not able to play next week, Mark Fisher trails Errol by 8, Garry Harvey  trails by 10 and Steve Oppert by 12. The nett also sees Errol in the lead on 199 with Garry next on 200 and Mark Fisher next on 201. Paul Tucker has moved into contention on 208.

Ian Martenz still leads D grade on 296 but John Corr has moved to within 2 on 298 with Les Farkas a good chance on 299. Ian leads the nett on 197 with John Corr next on 199 with Keith Hales a distant third on 211.

Remember if you win the championship in your grade you cannot win the nett as well. Also if there is a tie for the championship in any grade, a playoff will be used to decide the champion for that grade. At Jamberoo this means a 4 hole aggregate total over holes 1 -4 and then if the scores are still even, sudden death from the 5th.

Good luck to all those still in contention hoping that you play your best game in the final round.


Water Outage Wednesday

The club has been notified that the water supply will be disconnected between      9 am and 2 pm  this Wednesday. It is suggested that you bring your own bottled water for use on the course or alternatively you can purchase bottled water from the golf shop.

On the wings of an Eagle he soared

It is a dream of every golfer to firstly score a hole-in-one and secondly to score an eagle in a club competition. Last Saturday John Paul managed to score an eagle 3 on the 12th hole after hitting a mammoth drive and iron onto the green before holing a good putt. John is awarded a sleeve of golf balls as a reward for his achievement.

Well done John.

Old clubs for the juniors – old junior sets looking for a new home

We are looking to promote junior golf at the club and we were wondering if any member, who happens to have some old clubs that they are no longer using, that they donate them to the club so that we can convert them into suitable junior sets. Also if you have some old junior sets left over at home maybe you could give them a new home at the club.

If you can help please contact the golf shop or office. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

This week’s results

Another week of fine weather was experienced at the club and many members took advantage of this to have a round of golf. Even Saturday, which started with a drizzle, turned out perfect.

Firstly congratulations go to the Ladies Organising committee for the wonderful   ‘Camp Quality’ charity day held at the club on Tuesday. 82 golfers were treated to a great day of competition with an excellent meal, with those wonderful cakes a highlight, at the conclusion of the 2-ball Ambrose event for both Men and Ladies. Over $1500 was raised for this worthwhile charity as well.  First prize with the Ladies were the R Flood- L Robinson team with 66. In the Men’s section, the best were the team of  Greg Seymour- John Ellsmore  with a brilliant 58 nett. For a complete list of winners please consult the results page on the website.

On Monday only a small field of 18 played in the Veterans comp with Alistair Fraser winning with 36 points from Doug Perry on 34 points.

On Wednesday 81 golfers entered the stableford competition with the winners being Greg Tarrant in A Grade with 43 points, Al Thomas with 44 points won B Grade,Garry Harman, from Howlong GC, won C Grade with 41 points and Rob Mitchell won D grade with 37 points.

In Saturday’s stroke round John Paul won A grade with a nett 63 with Wayne Griffiths second with nett 65. The 12th hole fought back against John today where he recorded a 7 after his 3 on the same hole last week. B Grade was won by Johnny Bermudez with a nett 62 on a countback from Phil Hellmund. C Grade was won by Errol Stubbs with a nett 64 with Eric Nyholm second with a 67. D grade winner was Les Farkas with a 66 followed by Bob Crooks with a 67. Shirley Walsh was the Ladies winner.

Dave Ransom


News from the Course 15/10/16


Club Championships

The club championships have reached the half-way point and the excitement is growing with many players putting themselves in contention moving into the third round next Saturday.

Adrian Gehrmann leads A grade by 6 after his 74 in round two for a total of 145. Stephen Rippon sits on 151 and Adrian Bell on 155. Adrian Gehrmann also leads the nett on 135, two ahead of Ken Bradley and 5 ahead of Ray Orr.

B Grade is very tight with several players very close to the leader Greg Seymour. Greg sits on 164, Arthur Bosanquet on 165,  Tony McRae on 166, Col Booth on 167 with Andrew Ball and Alan Jones on 168. Tony McRae leads the nett on 132, Alan Jones is second on 134, Col Booth is third on 135 while Warwick Drew is fourth on 136.

C Grade continues to be led by Lance Fredericks on 173 but his lead has been trimmed to 1 with Mark Fisher on 174. Errol Stubbs is next on 177, Gary Harvey is on 178 and Graham Kuskey next on 179. Lance is due to be away the last Saturday but I wonder if he might make a surprise return if he has a good 3rd round.

The Nett in C Grade is led by Mark Fisher on 128 with Gary Harvey next on 130. Graham Kuskey follows on 131.

D Grade has seen a second great round by Ian Martenz who has totaled 188. Next best is John Corr on 196. First round co-leader Pete Wheatley turned in 42 today but came unstuck on the 12th and 14th holes to finish on 199. Ian leads the nett as well on 122 with John Corr next on 130. Peter follows on  139.

Don’t forget that the major championship trophies (and names on the club honour board) are awarded to the gross winner. You can’t win the gross and the nett, so many players still have a good chance in the nett.

Also, if you have not played yet or missed one of the rounds, each week has a separate competition which you could still win. Come out and enjoy the action!

Veteran’s Golf

On Monday our Trevor Bell team travelled to The Grange intent on clawing back the 20 point lead opened up by the Port Kembla team. The conditions were sunny and calm and the course was playing well with the greens in excellent condition. The team put in a strong performance led by Pat Paris who was our best on the day with 43 points. This was a great performance after his return from surgery. Pat was ably supported by Ray Orr (38 points), Karl Edlinger (37), Ron Chilby (34), Theo Schmeider (33) and Geoff Reynolds (31) for a great team total of 216.

However, we were all edged out by Kiama who scored a massive 232 points and as a result they have closed the gap on Port Kembla to only trail them by 4 points with just one round to play at Russell Vale. Jamberoo is still about 25 points adrift and it would take a Herculean effort to overcome the deficit.


Last Monday was the qualifying round for men to compete for the NSWVGA Medal at Shoalhaven Heads on Monday 14th November. The three qualifiers and the reserves were:

1st           Pat Travers
2nd          Bob Weir
3rd           Geoff Chard
Reserves: Geoff Reid, Stu Potter and Ian Foy.

The winners will be contacted shortly to check on their availability.

Chris Goodwin

This Week’s Results

Perfect spring golfing weather with cool mornings breaking into warm days were experienced at our lovely course this week. The men’s championships have reached their half-way point and the other comps have been well supported as well.

Like the weather the scoring has been hot. On Wednesday Bruce Byers left his stroke form behind and scored +1 to win A grade in the Par competition. The players in the other grades found the course to their liking with Phil Lewis scoring a tremendous +8 in C Grade and John Hol +5 in B grade. On Monday Pat Travers scored an incredible 47 points in the veterans comp and Bob Weir 43 points and the Ladies also scored well on Tuesday.

Saturday 15 October 2016 – Men’s Stroke 2nd Round Men’s Championships

A Grade: Winner Jarrod Gehrmann 66 nett

B Grade: Winner Col Booth 61 nett 2nd Jim Henry 63 nett

C Grade: Winner Dean Moore (Kiama Golf Club) 59 nett 2nd S Oppert 63 nett

D Grade: Winner John Corr 62 nett

Ladies Stroke Winner S Walsh 71 nett

Wednesday 12 October 2016 – Men’s Par

A Grade Winner Bruce Byers +1 (c/b)

B Grade Winner John Hol +5 (c/b) 2nd Ian Lewis +5

C Grade Winner Phil Lewis +8

D Grade Winner Brian Green +3

Tuesday 11 October 2016 – Ladies Stableford

Div 1 Winner: L Lake (PKGC) 36 Pts Runner Up: Marie Farrant 34 Pts (c/b)

Div 2 Winner: Marie Smith 35 Pts Runner Up: Dulcie Piper 34 Pts

Monday, 10 October 2016 – Veterans – Single Stableford

Division 1 – Winner V Taylor (Kiama) 36 Pts (c/b) 2nd Al Thomas 36 Pts

Division 2 – Winner Pat Travers 47 Pts 2nd Robert Weir 43 Pts (c/b)

Hope to see you on the course,

Dave Ransom

Snakes Alive

Just a gentle reminder that snakes are active on the course. The photo was taken by our greenkeeper, Martin Boatswain, this week in the water hazard near the 17th green.


This black snake spotted in the creek in front of the 17th green.

Another snake has been spotted in the hazard in front of the 16th green. It would be a good idea to avoid known snake habitats around the course. Most snake bites occur when people threaten snakes in an attempt to kill them. Avoid them and you will be safe.

Gold Medal Playoffs

The winners of the monthly medals played from November 2015 to October 2016 playoff for the gold medal in each grade. Medalists playoff in the first of the new season’s monthly medals in November. The winner of each grade not only wins the gold medal but is recognised on the club Honour Board.

If you are not a winner from the previous year you get the chance to win an entry in the following year’s playoff, as well as a monthly medal.

A list of competitors for the monthly medal is attached.

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Ladies Vets—older girls having fun.

Last Thursday saw 60 ladies from clubs across the Illawarra have a great day playing 3 person countdown. Fabulous prizes and suberbly organised by Lorraine Cram saw everyone having a great day as can be witnessed by the photos. great use of the verandah–wind stopped at the correct time.

News From the Course 8th October

Club Championships – First Round News

In A grade the first round leader is Adrian Gehrmann with a fantastic 71 off the stick. He is followed by Steve Rippon with a 77 and Adrian Bell and Anthony Smith on 78. Adrian holds a one shot advantage over Pete Munro and two over Ken Bradley in the nett, 67 to 68 to 69.

Adrian started his round brilliantly and was 4 under par after 8 holes. He managed to maintain this form and finished with a great score of 71. Rippon surprised many pundits by playing but faulted on the greens after hitting 14 of 18 greens in regulation. Anthony Smith also played solidly but a run in with the creek behind the sixth hole had him playing catch-up for most of his round.

The B Grade leader is Greg Seymour with an 82. He is closely followed by the trio of Tony McRae, Phil Hellmund and Alan Jones on 83. Tony, Phil and Alan are joined in the lead for the nett by Bryan Nicoll all recording 66.

The C Grade leader is Lance Fredericks with an excellent score of 83. Mark Fisher follows in second spot with  85. Mark leads the nett by one from Lance 62 to 63. Gary Harvey is next with 65.

A trio of players lead D Grade with 95’s off the stick. Ian Martenz, Pete Wheatley and Keith Hales. Ian leads the nett with 62, while Pete and Keith trial by 3 with their 65’s.

Next week’s round promises much with many players ready to make their move in all grades.

Don’t forget that each week there is a separate daily competition and even if you have missed the opening round you can still win the daily competition.

Lost and Found

Last Saturday, Pete Wheatley lost his gold watch on the course. It has great sentimental value to Pete and he was devastated. A search of the course by several people proved to be fruitless and it looked like all was lost.

Then up stood one of our green-keepers, Warren Duncan. Walking the course after work Warren found the watch and noticed the engraving of Pete’s name. Warren then went to the extreme by ringing all the Wheatley’s in the phone book.

Thanks to Warren the watch and its relieved owner were re-united.

Thanks Warren, your efforts have not gone unnoticed and we at the club would like to commend you.

This week’s results

The wind continued to blow making scoring conditions very difficult this week. Despite this the course is in fantastic condition with many comments praising the efforts of Martin and his staff having been received.

The Lady Veterans had a fantastic competition on Thursday with 60 players playing in their Open day. Congratulations to Lorraine Cram on the organisation of the day after a previous weather postponement. A great day was had by all.

Phil Lewis was successful on the Drummond Golf Stableford winning with an honest 36 points on a countback from 3 others. Tony McRae gave an indication on this day that he was ready to play the championships having also scored 36 points on the day.

Lyn Kuskey, Marg Stephens and Lisa Bell were the successful monthly medalists for October, while Jenelle Anderson won the Golf Mart voucher today.

Lyn Beringer managed to give the men a beating on Monday scoring a great 39 points to defeat nearest rival Ken Bradley by 2.

Well played all, we hope to see you taking advantage of our excellent course by playing in a competition again next week.

Saturday 8 October 2016 – Golf Mart Monthly Medal

1st Round Men’s Championship

Ladies Golf Mart – Stroke

A Grade: Adrian Gehrmann 66 nett 2nd Peter Munro 68 nett

B Grade: Tony McRae 66 nett (c/b) 2nd Phil Hellmund 66 nett (c/b) 3rd Brian Nicoll 66 nett (c/b)

C Grade: Mark Fisher 62 nett 2nd Lance Fredericks 63 nett

D Grade: Ian Martenz 62 nett

Best Gross Adrian Gehrmann 71

Ladies Winner Jenelle Anderson 71 nett

Thursday, 6th October 2016 – Lady Veterans – 3 Person Countdown.

1st L Beringer, J Casey and S Lang 78

2nd Mt Potter, L Kuskey and R Boles 77

3rd S Dixon, L Bell and H Murdoch 76 (c/b)

4th F Stanley, T Orgill and M Farrant 76

5th M Smith, R Gregson and S Paul 73

Wednesday 5 October 2016 – Drummond Golf Stableford

A Grade Winner Adrian Bell 33 pts

B Grade Winner Tony McRae 36 pts B Grade 2nd Chris Leckey 34 pts

C Grade Winner Phil Lewis 36 pts (c/b) C Grade 2nd John Lawler 36 pts

D Grade Winner Michael Sheridan 36 pts

DRUMMOND GOLF VOUCHER Phil Lewis 36 pts (c/b)

Tuesday 4 October 2016 – Ladies Stroke Monthly Medal & Ladies Stableford

Div 1 Winner Lyn Kuskey 71 Nett 2nd Margaret Stephens 75 Nett

Div 2 Winner Lisa Bell 71 Nett 2nd Margaret Potter 73 Nett

Monthly Medal Results

A Grade Medal Winner Lyn Kuskey 71 Nett

A Grade Gross Winner Lyn Kuskey 95 Scratch

B Grade Medal Winner Margaret Stephens 75 Nett

B Grade Gross Winner Margaret Stephens 102 Scratch

C Grade Medal Winner Lisa Bell 71 Nett

C Grade Gross Winner Lisa Bell 113 Scratch

Stableford Winner Noelene Bearns 14 pts

Monday, 3 October 2016 – Single Stableford (Medley)

Winner Lyn Beringer 39 Pts 2nd Place Ken Bradley 37 Pts (c/b)

Enter, Watch or Tell Others

Footgolf Jamberoo — Fun Competition Day Sunday October 23rd.
Lots of Prizes, Raffle, BBQ and great atmosphere.

Players can play 1 or 2 events
Event 1— 4BBB play the championship 18 hole course. $30 includes BBQ . 10 am kick off
Event 2-– 4 person Ambrose 9 holes $10pp 9 am kickoff
Get your family and friends together — form a team. You can always just be the team scorer and putt-kick near the end.
Homemade hamburgers, bacon n egg rolls and beverages for sale.


Over 1500 players. Profit of around $17000 in 9 months. This is above all expectations. I have been encouraged by all the good vibes from so many members. Thank you again to all members for their understanding with this secondary from of income.
FOOTGOLF HELPERS NEEDED: Full training given— just need to meet n greet, when we have a large group of Footgolfers and assist through the first 3 holes.

Just leave name at starters, or let me know. Many hands light work. You would only be called upon a few times a year. Its great fun–seeing players have a great time.
Sue Paul

Individual Matchplay Final


2016 Matchplay finalists -Johnny Bermudez and Tony Panecasio

Tony Panecasio has won the Individual Matchplay title for 2016 after his win today in the final against Johnny Bermudez.

Tony’s win continues the trend for A Grade players winning this title despite it being a handicap matchplay event showing that everybody has an equal chance of winning this important club event.

Johnny started well winning the first two holes and it looked as if he would continue his great run against A grade opponents. The experienced Tony however found something special completing the next 13 holes in only 1 over par to win 5/3 on the 15th hole.

Congratulations to both players on their outstanding effort in making the final and well played to Tony on his win despite having to give his opponent 11 shots.

Thank you to all of this year’s competitors. We hope that you enjoyed the matchplay experience.

2017 Pennant nominations reminder

Don’t forget that the nomination sheet is in the golf shop awaiting your entry. The sheet is in the box near the front counter.

Upcoming Special Golf Days

This Thursday sees the playing of the Lady Veterans Open day after it was postponed by bad weather earlier this year. The format is a 3 person countdown with a shotgun start from 8 am. A luncheon will be provided at the conclusion. For further details or late entries please see Lorraine Cram.

On Tuesday 18th the Camp Quality Charity day will be held at the club. It is a two-person Ambrose. Please contact Judi O’Brien for further details. Entries can still be made in the golf shop.