4BBB Matchplay Draw

Defending champions, Chris Leckey and Bob Wright, are back and ready for a strong defence of their title. They won’t have it so easy if the other teams entered have their say in it.

The two Ronnies, Chilby and Hewson, form an experienced combo. Individual matchplay champion Kane Rowe has teamed up with club champion Daniel Hamilton in a formidable team.

Dave Ferguson and Ryan Dorahy also make a worthy combination. Old heads Booth and Ransom hope to progress past round 1, while Townsend and Young hope to win a game in regulation play and not need extra holes.

Pete Francis has taken son-in-law Jake Henderson under his wing so expect great things from this team. Finally Tim Condon and Bill Hudson are an extremely dangerous team, capable of anything.

It is shaping as a very interesting tournament to be conducted in November.

The draw is available by clicking here.

Charity Golf Day for the Black Dog Institute.

Saturday 24 October, Two person Ambrose.

Prizes Available

Thank you to our generous supporters of the day: Kiama Leagues Club, KASE Services, CLIMAX air conditioning, Drummond Golf Shellharbour and the members of Jamberoo Golf Club.

Golf Prizes:

PositionPrizeValue
1stTwo Garmin GPS Golf Watches each valued at $260$520
2ndTwo Woolworths gift cards to the value of $150 each $300
3rdTwo hand made Golf books – Courses of Australia$140
4thTwo $50 Woolworths gift cards$100
5thTwo Taylor Made Golf Caps (black)  $80
6thTwo Taylor Made Golf Caps (navy)  $80
7thTwo Microfibre Golf Towel$70
8thTwo Bushnell hot flasks   $70
9thTwo six packs of 4XXX Gold beer$40
10thTwo pairs of golf socks per player$40
Ladies 1stTwo $50 Drummond Golf Vouchers$100
Ladies 2Two $20 Woolworths gift cards$40
Total$1580

Raffle prizes:

PositionPrizeValue
1A $100 Woolworths voucher  $100
21 dozen XXIO platinum golf balls$70
31 dozen XXIO gold golf balls$70
41 dozen Srixon golf balls$25
51 dozen Srixon golf balls$25
61 dozen Srixon golf balls$25
71 dozen Srixon golf balls$25
8 1 Srixon Cap $25
91 Golf Magazine + $20 gift card$24
101 Golf Magazine + $20 gift card$24
111 Golf Magazine + $20 gift card$24
121 Golf Magazine + $20 gift card$24
131 Golf Magazine + $20 gift card$24
141 Golf Magazine + $20 gift card$24
15One stubby holder + club face cleaning tool$11
Total$520

[Golf balls for all players                                                                         $400]

Total value of prizes and gifts $2500

Conditions of Entry

  1. The Jamberoo Golf Club Match Committee is in control of the day and all of its decisions are final.
  2. Entry Fee = $25 per player which includes a $10 donation to the charity. All players will receive a golf ball before teeing off and a ticket in the raffle.
  3. The event is a 2 person Ambrose. If any group is forced to play as a three-ball, then a separate 3 person Ambrose will be contested for those players.
  4. All play is to be from the White Course using your daily handicap.
  5. Those players without official handicaps can play to a maximum of 20 for men and 32 for ladies.
  6. A drink cart will be available from 9 am for beer and soft drink sales on the course. All proceeds will go to the charity.
  7. Ambrose rules:

For play in groups of 4

2 Person AMBROSE COMPETITION                          

Handicap:           1/4 combined handicaps (Show individual handicaps on card)

Both players are to tee off on all holes and play all shots.

Select the best ball to play and mark its position.  Decide as you walk to the balls which ball to play so as to keep play flowing.  Both players will play from this spot.

Both players place their ball within one club length (10cm on Putting Green) of the selected ball (or mark) and play their next shot. If the position of the selected ball is in the rough, a sand bunker or a penalty area then the other players balls must be placed and played from the rough or same penalty area or sand bunker. This process continues until the team has completed the hole.

Six tee shots from each team member must be used and shown on the scorecard.

The scorecard must be signed by the marker and one team member signs as player.

In the case of a group of 3 then they shall play a 3 Person LAS VEGAS AMBROSE             

Handicap:           1/6 combined handicaps (Show individual handicaps on card)

All players tee off on all holes.

Select the best ball to play and mark its position. The player whose ball is selected does not play the next shot.

Decide as you walk to the balls which ball to play so as to keep play flowing. 

The other two players place their ball within one club length (10cm on Putting Green) of the selected ball (or mark) and play their next shot in turn. If the position of the selected ball is in the rough, sand bunker or a penalty area, then the other players’ balls must be placed and played from the rough or penalty area or sand bunker. This process continues until the team has completed the hole.

Four tee shots from each team member must be used and shown on the scorecard.

The scorecard must be signed by the marker and one other team member.

Vets News and Ladies Courses under the Microscope

Ladies Hole Indexes under the Microscope.

Following from the analysis of the Male Courses which involved using over 24 000 completed rounds of golf a similar analysis has been undertaken on the Ladies courses.

Overall, 5586 rounds of golf from the Ladies Blue and White courses played between 1/1/2020 and 16/10/2020 were considered in this analysis.

The results appear in the table below:

Hole IndexCurrent Hole numberWhite Course  Av. amount over parBlue Course     Av. amount over parData theory   
117162.37163.3816
216172.34172.9017
31262.2362.846
4642.22102.8012
54122.21122.724
68102.1942.6810
71081.96182.678
818181.8582.5418
9111.8012.311
10521.6652.145
111451.62142.042
122141.6122.0414
13731.4231.713
143131.33131.6213
1513111.30111.5811
161171.2571.577
171591.0691.339
189150.97151.2015

The current hole indexes are reasonably accurate with only minor tweaks needed if the membership feels it is necessary.

Hole 16 is clearly the toughest hole for the Ladies to negotiate with its forced water carry taking over from the 17th which moves to 2nd hardest. Holes 6 and 12 are of similar standard, hole 4 remains as the fifth hardest. Holes 10 and 18 have interchanged ratings as have holes 14 and 2. Both sets show very little difference between each other. Hole 7 has dropped to the third easiest from its current position of sixth easiest and its position is worth considering if a change is to be made.

Dave Ransom

Vets Golf

I have been fielding more and more questions about whether players have played sufficient games each Monday to qualify for a Xmas ham at the end of the year. I am delighted to tell you we have 45 members who have already played their 14 games and will receive either a ham, turkey, lamb or pork at our Xmas function. If a member has not advised me about an alternative to a ham they will receive a ham.

As the year begins to draw to a close, there are still 10 games to go before Xmas in this promotion and there are still 43 members who can mathematically achieve the 14 games required. Rather than list all those members who have already qualified for a ham, I have listed below those who are close enough to qualify if they continue to play in the lead up to Xmas. If anyone has any questions about the promotion or the number of games played, please contact me at the club.

MemberGames playedMemberGames Played
Brian Aboozaid10Barry Gibbons9
Daryl Back9Wayne Griffiths5
Brian Bennett9David Hall6
Allan Carroll8John Hol12
Greg Clough12Richard Hoskins6
Neville Cox7John Keeling8
Lorraine Cram6Ewald Klein8
Tony Dawson10Patricia Knight12
Shirley Dixon7Allan Miners12
Joe Dresden7Harry Osman12
Jim Eames10Colin Owers11
Karl Edlinger10Jennifer Owers5
John Ellsmore7Carl Poidevin5
Geoff Evans5Warren Preston10
Les Farkas7Alvin Ray8
Mal Garratt13Russell Reeve8
Stephen Gemmill7Alan Rodgers13
Theo Schmeider10Paul Sultana7
Al Thomas13Al Thrower11
Paul Tucker10Debra Tuite5
Ian Unsworth12Geoff Wilson5
Reg Wilson5  

Chris Goodwin

Our Course under the Microscope

From time to time one wonders how the hole index ratings were arrived at. Which holes are truly the hardest and which ones the easiest?

By looking at the statistics for each hole taken over 9 months from January 1 to October 3 with its variety of playing conditions any bias caused by course conditions would be compensated for.

The software program that we use at the club has this facility, so I have decided to put it to the test.

Our current hole index ratings from hardest to easiest are: 18, 1, 14, 15, 16, 4, 17, 10, 12, 6, 13, 3, 11, 5, 8, 2, 9, and finally, 7.

Using the software to consider every round played on the course by male players the hole ratings appear to contain a few anomalies.

Here are the results:

Hole
H>E
White Course 
H>E
av. amount over parBlue Course H>Eav. amount over parData Suggests H> E
1811.79181.9918
1181.7411.821
14141.54161.6614
1541.46141.6316
16161.4141.504
4101.37171.4917
17171.32101.4110
10151.2661.266
1261.20151.2515
6121.20121.2212
1330.9951.153
380.9781.048
1150.9631.005
5130.89131.0013
8110.8720.8511
220.78110.842
990.7170.787
770.6190.759

Hole 15 seems to be playing easier than its rating suggests moving to 9th hardest, with the 16th taking its place. Overall, the results of the survey are reasonably consistent with our present ratings with several just moving up or down by one place.

I have also managed to get the statistics for A, B and C grade players for both courses.

The average score on the blue Course for A grade is 78.91, for B grade 87.19, for C Grade 93.09 and D Grade 103.49. For the White Course the average score for A grade is 79.72, for B grade 85.45, for C grade 91.11 and for D grade 101.16.

Should we change the hole index ratings?

We have grown used to the old ones over many years, but the trees have grown, and the fairways are narrower than when the ratings were first conceived.

Would it be worth the change?  

Have your say!

HAPPENINGS @ JGC.

COURSE REOPENS FRIDAY

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