News from the Course – Saturday 10th October

Club Championships – Round 2 Summary

Two rounds down and two to go, and haven’t things tightened up?

Steve Rippon played another ‘rippa’ of a round and is now considering playing with bandages on permanently! His secret is 41 putts in two rounds. This gives Steve a total of 126 after 2 rounds leading Mark Cassal by 22. If Steve wins the title then he can’t win the nett and this is very close with a whole host of players in with a good chance. Mark Cassal and Greg Seymour share the nett lead on 134 discounting Steve’s 132. Who will step up and challenge Steve?

The B Grade has really tightened up with Bernie McGlinchey making a statement with his 74 off the bat to lead by 2 on 161. Alan Jones, 163 , is next and then John Turner and Gary Harvey both on 164, followed by Andrew Attard on 165, then first round leader, Brian Underwood, and Tom Zimmermann on 166. Several others are close as well. Bernie leads the nett on 131 with John Turner and Doug Perry on 132, while on 134 are Gary Harvey, Brian Underwood and Phil Adams.

C Grade is also very close with at least 10 in with a good show. All that is needed is a good round when the pressure is applied in the next two weeks. Gary Eagleton leads on 173 with Will Little second on 176, Mal Garratt and Warwick Drew on 177, Steve Oppert on 178 and Ron Hewson on 180. Will leads the nett on 128, followed by John Childs on 131 and then Gary and Mal on 133.

In D Grade the race for the title has really opened up with both round 1 leaders struggling in round 2. Vince Brynes is the new leader on 188 with Bob Weir next and Geoff Boxsell on 192 but don’t be surprised if somebody else steps into the fray next Saturday with a great round. Geoff is the nett leader on 130 2 ahead of Bob Weir.

Next Saturday is moving day so who will make the challenge for the title in each grade?

Members make your Bookings

Don’t forget to enter the Community Cancer Link Charity Golf day to be held on Tuesday 31st October. The format of the day will be a 2 person ambrose with “SHOTGUN START” – 8.00 for 8.30 am for both male and female teams. Cost is just $25 per player and includes afternoon tea and luncheon.

Entry form is in the shop so put your name down to help out this worthy charity.

Practice  Fairway

Despite what some members might think the practice fairway is just that, a practice fairway. Provided you have clearly identifiable practice balls you can use it any time, even on comp days. The only other proviso is that practice balls should be hit in a northerly direction from the southern end.

It has come to my attention that some members are aiming their tee shot on the 10th fairway into this area. Do not complain if somebody is there practising, they are perfectly allowed to use this facility. Call out ‘fore’ as you have hit it off line, find your ball and proceed with the hole.

Weekly Results

Did I notice some precipitation from the sky this week, or was I just dreaming? We certainly need some more!

It was a very busy week on the course with a comp or large social group each day.

Best scores recorded were 42 to Italo Baraldi on Monday, +8 to William Perry, +7 to Mal Garratt and +6 to Lew Dare on Wednesday. Lyn Beringer had the best ladies round of +2 on Tuesday.

Hope to see you on the course next week.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 – Trevor Bell Shield – Stableford

Winner   Wayne Griffiths 37 Pts (c/b)

2nd          Ian Unsworth 37 Pts

3rd           Keith Armstrong 36 Pts (SL)

4th           Doug Lees 35 Pts  (SL)

5th           Mark Watler 34 Pts (c/b)(SL)

Wednesday 11th October 2017 – Par

A Grade Winner    Bob Neilson +2

B Grade Winner    Lew Dare +6

C Grade Winner    Bill Perry +8

D Grade Winner   Terry McGill (Kiama GC) +2

Tuesday 10th October 2017 – Ladies Par – White Course

Winner:         Lyn Beringer +2

Runner Up:   Lyn Kuskey +1 (c/b)

Monday 9th October 2017 – Veterans Single Stableford

Winner:  Italo Baraldi 42 Pts

2nd:        Jim Eames 40 Pts (c/b)

3rd:         Murray Bezzant 40 Pts

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News from the Course

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Eddie Cram retrieves a playing partner’s ball from the creek on 4. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen to you!

Championship Prize Schedule

Thanks to Drummond Golf at Shellharbour the prizes for the 2017 Club Championship have been decided.

The gross winner in each grade will have their name engraved on the perpetual trophy and receive a Drummond voucher for $100. The nett winner in each grade will receive a Drummond voucher for $60 while the runner’s up in each section in each grade will receive Drummond vouchers for$40.

Each day of the championship will have the usual prize allocation, ball comp and nearest the pin and drive and pitch prizes.

Voucher winners will be able to receive their prizes at the annual presentation afternoon in December.

Round 2 Preview

Round 1 has been completed and the leaders of the pack have been established. The question yet to be answered is, ‘Will they be able to withstand the pressure of leading’?

A Grade has Steve Rippon in the lead as expected but he is playing with injury. Not that it seemed to affect him, as he lipped out for a new course record on the 18th last Saturday. Mark Cassel seems the best situated if Steve falls over due to injury.

You must remember that there is a nett section as well so Ken Bradley, Tony Rodriguez, Greg Seymour, Wayne Arnott and Mark are all well in the hunt for this prize.

B Grade is led by Brian Underwood after his fine 77 last Saturday. Close challengers are Andrew Attard on 79, Peter Francis, Greg Rodgers and Alan Jones all on 80, Doug Perry on 82 and with defending champion Tom Zimmermann on 83 along with Shane Townsend. As you can see it is still very close even after Brian’s great round last Saturday and I would not be surprised if somebody else lower in the pack played a great round this Saturday to bring themselves into contention.

The nett in B grade is also very close with all the above under nett par also with Jim Henry on nett 67 and club president Phil Hahn on 68. The gross winner cannot win more than one prize so this prize could be decided on the last hole of the event.

C Grade has the redoubtable Phil Lewis in the lead. Phil has been seen on the course lately having lessons and working on his game. It certainly came together last Saturday where he fired an incredible 84 off the stick. Not to be outdone, Gary Eagleton and Ron Hewson also fired 84’s, so it will be interesting to see who can repeat their heroics this Saturday. Bill Little and Peter Hughes are also close after 86’s so they cannot be ruled out either. Several other players are close as well so it should be exciting.

The Nett event in C Grade is also close with John Childs, David Connon and Alvin Ray added to the above  in close proximity to the lead. Several others under nett 70 are also in good shape.

The lead in D Grade is shared by defending champion Les Farkas and Norbert Beringer after both fired a first round 90. Geoff Boxsell and Bob Weir are close, only a few shots behind.

The nett lead is shared by Norbert, Les and Geoff with 63. Bob Weir and Charlie Struck are both close as well.

Don’t forget that there is a daily event each round for those who can’t get the consistency needed to contend in the championship.

Good luck next Saturday.

Gold Medal Playoff

Did you know that the monthly medal for November doubles for the Gold Medal Playoff? If you have won a monthly medal from the previous November to October then you are in with a show. The link below will show if you are involved.

2017 Gold Medal Playoff

Community Cancer Link Charity Golf Day – Tuesday October 31

Jamberoo Golf Club and its members have a proud history of supporting worthy causes by playing in charity golf days. On Tuesday October 31 a golf day at our course has been organised for the Community Cancer Link Foundation.

The event is a two- person Ambrose competition for both ladies teams and gentlemen teams.

The cost of the day is $25 per player which includes lunch and afternoon tea.

The entry form is available in the starters shed, on the link below or you can phone Margaret on 42575534. As yet there are no male entries but I am sure many male members will wish to get involved and are just unaware that male teams are invited.

Press here for entry form

Cheers Margaret Cook
Ladies Captain

A Great Loss – John Hanigan

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It is with great regret that we advise of the passing of John Hanigan, Life Member and tireless voluntary worker on the Club’s grounds over many years. The Club’s condolences are extended to John’s wife, Beryl and her family.

John’s funeral arrangements will be advised when they come to hand.

Geoff Boxsell,

Honorary Secretary

News From The Course 7th October

Round 1 Club Championships

The championships have started and as predicted many players have put their best foot forward to lead the way in this 4 round event. As the saying goes, ‘Rome was not built in a day’, and you cannot win the championships in the first round. A good start, however, serves notice to your competitors that you are ready for the struggle!

Don’t despair if your round was not where you want it to be. You have plenty of time to make up ground and quite often, especially in the higher-handicapped grades, large comebacks are indeed possible.

Today’s outstanding round in A Grade was by Steve Rippon with a course record equalling round of 62, and leads by 10 from Mark Cassel. Steve managed to play his round in only 21 putts making up for the heavy bandaging on his right knee and left elbow. Mark also played a great round to keep himself in with a show.

In B Grade the leader is Brian Underwood with a 77. He leads by 2 from Andrew Attard. At the end of his round Brian was very excited in playing his best round at the course for several years.

The equal leaders  in C Grade are Phil Lewis, Gary Eagleton and Ron Hewson all with 84 off the stick. They lead Peter Hughes and Bill Little by 2.

D Grade has joint leaders of Norbert Beringer and Les Farkas both scoring 90 off the stick. Next best is Geoff Boxsell with a 94.

Nett leader in A Grade is Ken Bradley with 64 leading Rippon and Cassel by 1.

B Grade Nett leader is  Brian Underwood with 61 leading Peter Francis and Doug Perry by 2.

The C Grade Nett leader is  Phil Lewis with 59 3 clear of Bill little and 4 from Peter Hughes.

Nett leadership in D Grade is shared by the trio of Norbert Beringer, Les Farkas and Geoff Boxsell with 63 leading Bob Weir by 2.

With each round the pressure grows and it will be interesting to see who makes a move from the pack to put forward their challenge.

We wait with baited breath to see what the next rounds will deliver.

Ladies Fourball Matchplay Decided

2017 Matchplay Champions, Robyn and Cheryl.

Congratulations to Robyn Gregson and Cheryl Legge on their win in the final of the Ladies Matchplay. It was a very close match with opponents  Jenelle Anderson and  Shirley Dixon  playing extremely well keeping the pressure on throughout the match. On several occasions the match was all square and it was not to the back nine that Robyn and Cheryl were able to establish a lead.

In the end it came down to the 17th green where Cheryl and Robyn were able to claim the title with a 3/1 victory.

Well played to all 4 finalists and to all the ladies who entered this excellent handicap competition.

What a Hoot!

Look out for the owl that has been seen around the course, recently near the first green. It is guarding the greens keeping the Corellas off them.

Hopefully this might stop irate captains throwing clubs up trees.

Apparently the Magpies are displeased with the Owl’s appearance constantly dive-bombing it.

The Illawarra Bombora

LADIES and GENTLEMEN

I am emailing to inform your organisation that a new digital newspaper is going online from Wollongong next week (October 9).

The ILLAWARRA BOMBORA is a free digital paper which will be published at 4.30pm from Monday to Friday, targeting news and sport primarily in the Wollongong, South Coast and adjacent areas.

We believe that with “rationalisation of resourses” local news and sport in our area has not received adequate media coverage in recent years.

A dedicated team of professional journalists and photographers has been assembled with a mandate to remedy that situation.

As SPORTS EDITOR, I am determined to give many sports which have been largely ignored much greater exposure.

I would also ask you to inform your members of our publication and suggest they visit our website:  www.illawarrabomora.com.au.

Yours in sport,

DAVE MURRAY, sports editor

Hole in One

Congratulations to Geoff King who aced the 9th hole today. Geoff watched with joy as his well struck 5 iron did the trick and went in for the hole-in-one.

As a memento of his perfect shot the club will have the ball he used mounted as a  trophy and reward Geoff with 6 balls.

Well played Geoff.

This Week’s Other Results

A busy week at the course with all competitions well supported.

Saturday 7th October 2017 – Men’s Stroke Golf Mart Monthly Medal

1st Round Men’s Club Championships

A Grade: Winner  Ken Bradley 64 nett

B Grade: Winner  Brian Underwood 61 nett  2nd  Peter Francis 63 nett (c/b)  3rd  Doug Perry 63 nett

C Grade: Winner  Phil Lewis 59 nett 2nd   William Little 62 nett

D Grade: Winner     Norbert Beringer 63 nett (c/b)

Best Gross    Steve Rippon 62

Hole in One 9th Geoff King

Ladies Stroke Winner   Jo Burke 73 nett

Thursday, 5th October 2017 – Lady Veterans  Stableford

Winner Cheryl Legge 38 Pts

2nd Runner Up Margaret Potter 37 Pts

3rd Runner Up Shirley Dixon 36 Pts

Totally Gorgeous Hair – Albion Park Faye Stanley

Lyn Walker presented the Gwen Barmby Trophy for Div 2 Country Championship handicap 21 to 29,  Score Plus 5 to Shirley Dixon.

Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Drummond Golf Stableford

A Grade Winner: Geoff Wilson 33 pts

B Grade Winner: Eric Nyholm 40 pts  2nd Place Ian Lewis 39 pts

C Grade Winner: William Little (Drummond Golf Voucher Winner)  41 pts

2rd Place  John Eeles 40 pts (c/b)

D Grade Winner: Reg Wilson 36 pts

Tuesday 5th September 2017 – Ladies Stroke Golf Mart Monthly Medal

Div 1 Winner    Robyn Gregson (Golf Mart voucher winner) 70 nett

2nd    Marlene Trethowan 72 nett (c/b)

Monthly Medal Results

Div 1 Medal Winner    Shirley Walsh 72 Nett

Div 1 Gross Winner      Marilyn Wright 92 Scratch

Div 2 Medal Winner       Robyn Gregson 70 Nett

Div 2 Gross Winner        Robyn Gregson 96 Scratch

Div 3 Medal Winner       Marlene Trethowan 72 Nett

Div 3 Gross Winner         Marlene Trethowan 115 Scratch

Monday 2nd October 2017 – Medley Stableford

Winner   George Goor 40  pts, 2nd  John Hol 39 pts, 3rd  Mark Cassel 38 pts