News from the Course – 19 May

Course open for play

Good news, our course is open for play from Friday morning albeit on a modified 14 hole layout.

Members and visitors are welcome to come down and play either socially or in the nine-hole Kingsford nine competition. Use your stableford scores over the first nine holes encountered (finishing on the 12th). 2 and 12 are both par 3’s.

On Saturday we will be running a stroke round with a maximum score of 9 on any hole. Handicap will be 2/3 of your 18 hole handicap, rounded to the nearest whole.

The order of play

1, 2#, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12#, 13, 14, 15, 17#, 18

Holes marked # have shortened tees. The second hole will be played 100 metres from the green, the 12th hole 200 metres from the green and the 17th, 120 metres from the green.

Local Rules in Play

One club length preferred lie through the general area of the course.

Drop off brown or muddy areas before you take your preferred lie.

Balls can be cleaned before taking your preferred lie.

Bunkers will be in play.

No motorised vehicles to be used yet.

Place scorecard in the box. Don’t enter scores into computer. Match Committee will confirm all nett scores manually.

Course to remain closed

I have just received news from the greenkeeper that the course will not be ready for play this week. With the hope that the drying weather we are experiencing at present will continue we pray that we can open on Saturday, depending of course, on the weather.

Please be patient because we are close.

So just reiterating, Wednesday and Thursday competitions are cancelled.

News from the Course – 16 May

The new and the old

After 25 + years on service at the club we have finally replaced our tractor. Check out the difference. A good trade in was negotiated for the old beauty!

Course and Comp News

Today’s sunshine has been helpful but the course is still very muddy. Regretfully the course will be closed on Tuesday and in all probability Wednesday.

Further inspections will be made Tuesday PM and Wednesday AM in the hope this period of drying weather will have a positive outcome.

In the event that no play is possible on Wednesday then it is planned to hold a combined competition with the Lady Veterans and members on Thursday.

In fact we will play this Thursday regardless.

Weather permitting of course!

Kingsford Nine set to change.

Don’t have time to play 18 holes but still want to play in comps. Then why not play in the club 9 hole competition, the Kingsford Nine?

The Kingsford nine can be played any day Sunday to Friday and as many times as you wish.

It has been decided to upgrade and modernise the Kingsford Nine. The cost of entry will be increased by a small amount to $9 to enhance the prize pool and you may bring a visitor to play as well for an additional $6.

The bonus point system will be scrapped and the results of the competition will be sent to Golf Link to be used in handicap calculations. Thus our new members (and not so new) can play and get a handicap. Juniors are welcome to play.

Mens Handicap Matchplay Championships

The 2022 Handicap Matchplay is on again. Cancelled last year due to Covid we are allowing anybody who entered in 2021 automatic inclusion in the 2022 draw free of charge.

We need 32 players to fill out the draw so please add your name and contact number to the list on the noticeboard.

We will start asap.

2022-23 Fees at Jamberoo Golf Club

A big thank you goes out to our members for their patience and understanding during the worst ever flooding experienced by the club. Three inundations within a month was too much for the course to handle and it has taken great effort from our greens team to get the course back to looking like a golf course. Many people have congratulated their efforts as illustrated in a recent comment by member Ron Hewson.

I recently had 2 rounds on the shortened course after it had been opened up and it is an absolute credit to Nick and his Green Staff for their efforts over the last couple of months to get the course back to some sort of normality after the recent record rainfall. Sometimes their efforts go unrecognised and the hard work put in by these people should be highly commended.
A personal thank-you from myself and here’s hoping for some clear drying weather to fully reopen the remaining holes and ask that our members patronise our club during this transitional period back to having it fully playable.

Ron Hewson, member

Cart usage was almost possible last Saturday and without the heavy rainfall this week we may well have had the course just about fully playable. The collapsed bank in front of the 16th green will be an issue and will become an excluded no-entry zone while it is repaired. Entry to this area will result in immediate disqualification.

A drop zone will be set up for use if your ball goes into this excluded area.

Also once carts are allowed back on the course they will not be allowed over the bridge at 16. Park before the bridge and walk to the 16th green and 17th tee.

New Membership fees announced for 2022-23

Jamberoo Golf Club will remain the best valued golf club in the district after it was announced last Monday that the annual fees will be set at $620 which is only a 3.3% rise on last year’s fees. This is well below the CPI rise for the last year of 5.1%.

The fees become payable on May 31.

Membership Invoices are available at the club.

Quite a few members have requested that the balance of their trophy account be taken from their fees and if you wish this then please inform the Office as you pay. [*some have already been deducted automatically]. The ball credits at $2.50 per credit can also be used to reduce your final membership fee amount.