News from the Course 1st October

Steve Rippon 600

Steve Rippon won the A Grade Club Championship in 2015. This was Steve’s third successive victory.

Men’s Championships Approach

Saturday October 8 sees the commencement of the 2016 Championships. To those new members who may not know, the Championships are played annually over 4 rounds of stroke play on each Saturday in October. Prizes are awarded for the gross winner, runner up and nett winner of each grade. They are the ultimate, most prestigious prize on offer at the club with a annual trophy awarded to each grade’s champion.

This year defending A Grade champion, Steve Rippon, may not be able to defend his title considering his long-time bout with illness. If Steve does not play then many other A Graders are ready to assume the mantle of club champion. 2015 B Grade champion, Tom Zimmermann has moved to A grade so a new champion will be crowned. 2015 C Grade champion Bob Small and D grade champion Les Farkas are also looking to make another good showing. It should be a fascinating contest with many capable players ready to shine.

Each week there will be a separate competition for all players, even those who, for what ever reason, have missed a Championship round. The normal comp prizes will still be on offer.

Good luck to all members.

Slow Play

Complaints of an early morning group who are losing contact with the group ahead have been reported to the match committee. Members are reminded to play ‘ready’ golf and to follow the group ahead and not lead the group behind.

Finding Nemo

Popular Sunday starter Bruce Hammond had a sad incident on the 4th hole last Saturday. Apparently his electric golf buggy decided not to stop before the creek and plunged deeply into Hyam’s Creek. Bruce was seen trying to dry out his equipment but alas his buggy has drowned.

I thought it unkind of those members who were calling out “Eddie the Eel” and “did you find Nemo”?

Junior Open Results

Rainy weather beset the outset of Thursday’s Jamberoo Junior Open. This did not discourage the small but talented field present. For the record Wollongong Golf Club junior Jackson Hall fired a superlative 68 off the stick to win the Open by 7 from Shoalhaven Heads’ golfer Cooper Maddinson. Stableford winner was Wil Daibarra from Kiama while Jamberoo’s Brad Good wan the nine-hole event.

This Week’s Results

Good weather attracted many golfer’s to our competitions this week. 

Saturday’s westerly winds certainly had an effect on scoring with 36 points being good enough to win first prize in the ‘super grade’day. On Wednesday Toby Bartle managed a whooping 45 points to easily claim first prize in his grade. Most of the rest of us found the course more difficult. In the Ladies comp on Tuesday, Jennelle Anderson had a great day winning her division and a couple of nearest the pins.

Just a quick note about yellow marked water hazards. If your ball enters a water hazard, even if it from the other side, you have only two options. At the cost of one penalty stroke, you may either play a ball keeping the point you crossed the hazard in line with the hole. Make sure you keep this point in line with the hole, even if it is behind a tree. You can go back as far as you wish. Alternatively you can replay your shot from the original position, also for the cost of a penalty shot. 

Well played to all winners.

Saturday 1 October 2016 – Men’s Stableford Super Grade Day & Ladies Stableford

Winner Donald Roberts 36 pts (c/b) 2nd Place Chris Leckey 36 pts (c/b) 3rd Place John Corr 36 pts 4th Place Harrison Kiteley 35 pts (c/b) (Kiama GC)

Best Gross Score Darcy Bond 28 pts (Kiama GC)

Ladies Winner Cheryl Legge 34 pts 2nd Place Elizabeth Armstrong 31 pts

Thursday, 29 September 2016 – Jamberoo Junior Open

Jamberoo Junior Open Winner Jackson Hall (Wollongong) 68

Gross Runner Up Cooper Maddinson (Shoalhaven Heads) 75

Nett Winner Jack Headrick 67 nett

Stableford Winner Wil Daibarra 35 pts Stableford Runner Up Brad Williams 32 pts

9 Hole Winner Brad Good Runner Up Kynan Good

Wednesday 28 September 2016 – Men’s Stableford

A Grade Winner Tony Panecasio 36 pts

B Grade Winner Toby Bartle 45 pts B Grade 2nd place Greg Rodgers 38 pts

C Grade Winner Gary Harvey 39 pts (c/b) C Grade 2nd place Tim Condon 39 pts (c/b)

D Grade Winner Dave Ruddy 35 pts (c/b) D Grade 2nd place Peter Wheatley 35 pts

Tuesday 27 September 2016 – Ladies Par

Winner Div 1 Jenelle Anderson +1 Runner Up Shirley Dixon -1 (c/b)

Winner Div 2 Louise Bell -1 (C/b) Runner Up Lyn Walker -1

2017 Pennants

Nominations are being called for any member who would like to represent the club in 2017.

Jamberoo Golf Club has nominated 3 teams to play in the 2017 Golf Illawarra Pennants. We have entered a team in each of the B Pennant and C Pennant, and two in the White Horse Cup.

The B Pennant is for players with GA handicaps between 6.5 and 13.4. The C Pennant is for players with GA handicaps of 13.5 to 18.4. The White Horse Cup is a handicap matchplay pennant and as such any player must have a handicap less than 24 to play.

B Pennant and White Horse Cup will commence on Sunday, February 5 and proceed every Sunday until March 5; C Pennant will commence on Sunday February 5 and proceed every Sunday to March 12.

The semi-finals will be played at the Grange Golf Club on Sunday March 19, and the final will be held at Moss Vale Golf Club on Sunday March 26.

Players from JGC are asked to nominate for selection on the form inside the golf shop.

This will be available from Tuesday 27th of September. Nominations will close on Tuesday 2nd of November, after which no other nominations will be accepted (unless special circumstances can be shown). You will need to place your name, Golflink number, shirt size and contact phone number on the nomination form.

Teams will be announced in the ‘daily cow’ and on club noticeboards in early December 2016.

The B and C pennants play 5 games in each match and a team of 6/7 will be selected. White Horse Cup have 6 games in each match and 7/8 will be selected in each team.

All players selected to represent JGC are expected to:

  • play fairly and in a manner consistent with accepted golf etiquette
  • show respect to their opponent, the competition, and the host club
  • assist their team Captain in a positive way
  • help with meal preparations when their team hosts visiting clubs

The selection panel will consist of club captain Dave Ransom, experienced pennant player Arthur Bosanquet, the team captains and Match Committee member, Phil Hahn. They will follow strict guidelines as set out in the JGC Policy for Mens’ Pennant Teams in the selection of teams, so that a consistent approach can be taken.

Selection criteria for team players will include, but are not be limited to:

  • Players must be full financial members of JGC
  • Players must have supported JGC by playing regularly in JGC Saturday or Wednesday competitions during the preceding 12 months
  • Previous match-play experience and performance in Pennant competitions
  • Participation and performance in JGC match-play championships
  • Participation and performance in JGC stroke-play championships
  • Priority to lower handicap players (if all other criteria are similar) in B and C Pennant teams.
  • A full commitment to your team by being available for all matches and all finals. This is necessary as Golf Illawarra impose a qualification standard of matches played.
  • A commitment to your team to be available to assist as a caddy if you are not in the playing team for any given match.
  • Match-play selection trials if required
  • Every endeavour will be made to ensure that winning combinations are maintained in successful shields/competitions.

News from the Course 24/9

Congratulations go out to Peter Francis and Tony McRae after their win today in the Fourball Matchplay Final. They defeated gallant opponents Con Kiayias and Matt Tedeschi 5/4. Peter and Tony started on fire and led by 6 holes after 8. Con and Matt to their credit tried hard, but the lead was too great and eventually succumbed on the 14th hole.


Congratulations to both pairs on the achievement of reaching the final and well played to Peter and Tony proving again what a great team they are.

The weekly John Keeling update. You guessed it,  John was beaten into third place on a countback on Saturday. John needs to find that extra point from somewhere!

Ken Bradley had a big day out on Saturday winning A grade with 40 points, a drive-and-pitch on the 16th and a nearest the pin. Steve Oppert overcame a 5 putt on the 2nd to record a whooping 24 points on the back nine to win C grade with 40 points. Reports are that Steve confidently spoke, ” plenty of holes to make up for that”, as he skulked off the 2nd green. Peter Brown has continued his good form with a win in D Grade. Peter maintains that his good form is due to him playing conservatively when he is in trouble, and laying up to a good distance from the green, rather than going for broke. Good advice for us all I think.

This weeks results

Saturday 24 September 2016 – Men’s & Ladies Stableford

A Grade Winner Ken Bradley 40 pts

B Grade Winner Brian Nicoll 38 pts (c/b) 2nd Phil Hellmund 38 pts

C Grade Winner Steve Oppert 40 pts 2nd Garry Harvey 37 pts (c/b)

D Grade Winner Peter Brown 37 pts

Ladies -Winner Louise Stoddart 35 pts

Wednesday, 21 September 2016- Stroke

A Grade Winner Wayne Griffiths 62 Nett

B Grade Winner Glyn Godfrey 64 Nett 2nd place Italo Baraldi 65 Nett (c/b)

C Grade Winner William Perry 60 Nett

D Grade Winner Pat Lawrence 65 Nett

Tuesday 20 September 2016 – Ladies Stableford

Div 1 Winner: S Walsh 38 Pts Runner Up: R Gregson 36 Pts

Div 2 Winner: M Hodgson 39 Pts Runner Up: M Smith 33 Pts (c/b)

Monday, 19 September 2016 – Veterans – Stableford

Winner Karl Edlinger 39 Pts 2nd Graham Kuskey 36 Pts 3rd Ian Lewis 35 Pts (c/b)

Well played to all this week’s winners.

News from the Course 17-9-16

Matchplay Update

The Matt Tedeschi , Con Kiayias team has progressed to the final of the fourball Matchplay with their defeat of Paul Rodgers and Ron Hewson 1 up today.  They will play Peter Francis and Tony McRae in the final.

Tony Panecasio has defeated Tim Young 1 up, while Johnny Bermudez has won his semi against John Paul 5/3 in the single Matchplay championship.

Both finals will be played shortly.

Pennant team Selectors

Any member wishing to stand as a selector for the upcoming 2017 Pennant season should contact Dave Ransom through the golf office.

Nominations for pennant players will soon be called for so keep your eye on the notice board.


Did you know that you can use EFTPOS to pay for your golf and cart hire at the club as well as for food and merchandise purchases?

It would be beneficial to the club if as many members as possible used this method of payment instead of using cash, so please consider it.

Latest Results

Another beautiful week of perfect golfing weather saw our competitions draw great support from the members. We also were pleased to welcome many visitors to our course especially those from our reciprocal club Shoalhaven Heads. We hope you enjoyed your game at Jamberoo.

The Ladies played a 4 ball best ball stroke round on Tuesday and the scoring was fantastic. Winners were Shirley Walsh and Kay Brennan with 61 nett defeating Dell Brand and Lieve Stassen by 1, and Dulcie Piper and Judi O’Brien by 2. The ladies continued to show great form on Saturday where Rose Sheath scored 39 stableford points to lead the Ladies.

Bruce Byers has struck some form and was winner on Wednesday in A Grade and second on Saturday to Anthony Smith. The last groups wrapped up the prizes on Saturday with Peter Brown winning D Grade with 41 points and Les Hannigan winning C Grade with 40 points. John Keeling made a good showing on Saturday in his new grade. John, you might recall, has had a series of second places in D Grade. Well on Saturday, he was as you might have guessed, running second in C Grade. Les Hannigan made a great par on the last to force John into third place. Another “$15 ball” for John!

Congratulations to all of our winners this week.

Saturday 17 September 2016 – Men’s Stableford & Ladies Stableford

A Grade Winner Anthony Smith 39 pts

B Grade Winner Lew Dare 40 pts 2nd Ray Sheehan 39 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner Les Hannigan 41 pts 2nd John Johnson 37 pts

D Grade Winner Peter Brown 41 pts

Ladies Winner Rose Sheath 39 pts

Wednesday 14 September 2016 – Men’s and Ladies Stableford

A Grade Winner Bruce Byers 37 pts

B Grade Winner Bruce Michie 44 pts 2nd place Eddie Cram 39 pts (c/b) 3rd place Brian O’Hare 39 pts

C Grade Winner Phil Lewis 40 pts 2nd place Carl Poidevin 36 pts(c/b)

D Grade Winner Rob Mitchell 43 pts

Tuesday 13 September 2016 – Ladies 4BBB Stroke

Winners Shirley Walsh and Kay Brennan 61 nett

2nd Dell Brand and Lieve Stassen 62 nett

3rd Dulcie Piper and Judi O’Brien 63 nett

Dave Ransom



Presently there are 4 tee time slots reserved for groups who pay a premium to play at these times.

The scheme will be increased to 5 tee time slots and a ballot will be held for each time slot on September 28th at 4.45pm before the draw with the first permanent reservation being available on 8th October.

The reservations will cost $25 per player and will last for 6 months after which time a new draw will be held.

If your group is interested in re-applying or if you would like to join the scheme then please inform the golf office in writing. Names and member numbers of your group will be required.

G Boxsell Secretary

News from the Course -11/9/16

Jamberoo GC Drone View

Latest Results

This week a round of the Trevor Bell Memorial Shield was played at the course with our team needing a good result to close the gap on the leading team Port Kembla. Unfortunately the Port players were able to rise to the challenge and add to their lead. With 2 rounds remaining we will need outstanding results from our team if we are to reclaim the trophy.

In the Saturday club competition Peter Wheatley was able to reverse his Wednesday form, where he came last in D Grade, to win D Grade with an outstanding 44 points. Reports are that it could have been better as he tangled with the out of bounds on the 14th and the lake at the 16th. Well played Pete. Daniel Smith in C Grade took up the challenge after losing 2 shots off his handicap last week to win C Grade again with 39 points. The question is, can  he continue to win with an even lower handicap?

Peter Francis and Tony McRae played their semi-final in the match play on Saturday against Shane Townsend and Tim Young. The pundits expected it to be a close match but Pete and Tony played brilliantly to win the match on the 13th hole, 6/5. The highlight was a magnificent eagle 2 by Pete on the 2nd hole. The ball went straight in without touching the sides! Well played to Pete and Tony who await the result of the other semi-final match between Paul Rodgers and Ron Hewson and the team of Matt Tedeschi and Con Kiayias.

On Tuesday the ladies were putting purely with Marie Farrant, Judi O’ Brien and Lorraine Cram slotting the ball regularly. Lorraine won the ‘triple crown’ in C grade, winning the medal, the best gross and the best putting. Well done ladies.

John Hinks was a very excited winner of the Drummond golf voucher on Wednesday with 41 points. John even asked for a photo-copy of his card so that he could frame it for his study at home. Congratulations John, well played.

Finally  John Keeling was very pleased to pick up a winner’s prize in last week’s fourball. John has had a series of second places and was wondering if he could take that final step and win. Unfortunately Pete Wheatley’s great round left John again with second prize on Saturday.

Well played to all members who enjoyed a round at our beautiful course this week. 

Saturday 10 September 2016 – Men’s Stableford & Ladies Stableford

A Grade Winner Michael Jones 38 pts

B Grade Winner Phil Adams 39 pts 2nd Wayne Griffiths 38 pts 3rd Nathian Davis 37 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner Daniel Smith 39 pts

D Grade Winner Peter Wheatley 44 pts

Ladies Winner Monica Watt 41 pts

Thursday, 8th September 2016 – Trevor Bell Memorial Shield

Winner Ian Browne 38 Pts 2nd Dave Martin 37 Pts 3rd Neil Morrison 36 Pts

Wednesday 7 September 2016 – Drummond Golf Stableford

A Grade Winner Arthur Bosanquet 31 pts

B Grade Winner Tony McRae 39 pts B Grade 2nd Wayne Griffiths 36 pts

C Grade Winner William Perry 39 pts (c/b) C Grade 2nd Mal Garratt 39 pts

D Grade Winner John Hinks 41 pts


Tuesday 6 September 2016 – Ladies Stroke Monthly Medal Ladies Stableford

Stroke Competition Results

Div 1 Winner Marie Farrant 67 Nett 2nd udiJ O’Brien 68 Nett

Div 2 Winner Lorraine Cram 68 Nett 2nd Robyn Gregson 76 Nett

Monthly Medal Results

A Grade Medal Winner Marie Farrant 67 Nett

A Grade Gross Winner Judi O’Brien 84 Scratch

B Grade Medal Winner Robyn Gregson 76 Nett

B Grade Gross Winner Robyn Gregson 104 Scratch

C Grade Medal Winner Lorraine Cram 68 Nett

C Grade Gross Winner Lorraine Cram 104 Scratch

Hairdressers Trophy 4th Judi O’Brien

Stableford Winner Carol Wiseman 39 pts

Monday, 5 September 2016 -Men’s Veterans – Stableford

A Grade Winner Phil O’Neil 36 Pts 2nd Al Thomas 35 Pts 3rd Jeff Draper 34 Pts

B Grade Winner Carl Poidevin 37 Pts 2nd Joe Drehsen 35 Pts 3rd John Childs 34 Pts

Upcoming Events

Don’t forget that the Men’s Club Championships starts the second Saturday in October.

On Thursday 29th of September the Jamberoo Junior Open will also be played at the course.

For those Monthly medal winners throughout the year, please  remember that The November Monthly medal is the Gold Medal Playoff.

Dave Ransom

News from the Course September 3

Thank You

Darryl Campbell

Daryl Campbell


Congratulations to Rod Hodkinson and Daryl Campbell on the terrific job that they have done around the shop making repairs and refurbishing cupboards following our recent security issues. A pair of dedicated members.

2017 Pennant Season

Jamberoo has entered teams into the B Pennant, C Pennant and White Horse Cup (2 teams) competitions for the upcoming 2017 season.

At this early stage we are interested in calling for nominations for team captains and managers.

Please nominate in writing to the golf office highlighting your experience and willingness to take on these very important positions. If last year’s captains wish to re-stand then please contact the office as well. Address your nomination to the Captain.

Last Week’s Results

A marvelous week of golf was had by all with many members coming out of winter hibernation to play their first round in spring. Well done to Jenelle Anderson who on Saturday scooped the pool winning the Ladies comp, the Ladies drive and pitch and finally the Super Shot, beating all 99 men as well, and, can somebody explain to Daniel Smith that it was extremely windy on Saturday? What a great round! Well played, we all hope you enjoy your new (lower) handicap!

Some interesting happenings this week as well.

Firstly, Ladies beware. There appears to be a crow on the course near the 18th green taking balls. Just ask Kay Brennan who lost her titleist on the 18th green. A later investigation found that a certain gentleman who has won several championships and plays off a plus handicap may in fact have been the culprit. A crow with a blue shirt!

Welcome back to Pete Munro after his recent hernia operation. Reports are that he is still swinging it smooth. John Childs also sent out a warning for those walking across bridges. On the 1oth on Wednesday his tee shot landed short of the bridge ran straight over it and finished perfect on the other side. The golfers coming down 18, who were on the bridge at the time, couldn’t believe what had happened as the ball passed them all without hitting anybody.

As you might recall Steve Rippon has now moved to a +5 handicap which at our course means he has to give back five shots to play to his handicap. In a stableford they are all on the front nine. Imagine that, 5 under par on the front nine to play to your handicap! Ray Orr has found out that Steve’s handicap is the 3rd lowest in NSW and in the top 10 in Australia. Imagine what he could do after he has his hernia operated on.

Finally we wish those of our members who are unwell at the moment a quick recovery and a rapid return to the course.

Well played to all our winners this week.

Saturday 3 September 2016 – Men’s Golf Mart Monthly Medal

Ladies Golf Mart Stroke

A Grade Winner Will Hudson 67 Nett

B Grade Winner Warwick Drew 69 Nett 2nd Hans Kaer 71 Nett

C Grade Winner Daniel Smith 61 Nett 2nd Tim Condon 70 Nett (c/b)

D Grade Winner Bob Crooks 74 Nett (c/b)

Gross Winner Adrian Bell 77

Ladies – Winner J Anderson 82 Nett

Supershot – 7th Janelle Anderson 130 cm

Thursday, 1 September 2016 – Lady Vets – Stableford

Winner: Robyn Gregson 35 Pts (c/b) Runner Up: Cheryl Legge 35 Pts

Wednesday 31 August 2016 – 4BBB Stableford

Winners John Keeling & Gary Eagleton 48 pts

2nd John Deegan & Michael Sheridan 47 pts

3rd Geoff Jones & Bill Lay 46 pts (c/b)

4th Paul Rodgers & Ron Hewson 46 pts (c/b)

Tuesday 30 August 2016 – Ladies Stableford

Div 1 Winner: Marie Farrant 38 Pts Runner Up: Jenelle Anderson 37 Pts

Div 2 Winner: Robyn Boles 36 Pts Runner Up: Lieve Stassen 32 Pts (c/b)

Div 3 Winner: Carol Wiseman 39 Pts Runner Up: Sandra Gentle 34 Pts

Dave Ransom