Lifeline Charity Day run by DRUMMOND Shellharbour

Beautiful day greeted 85 players to a shotgun start. Here are a few photos . The day raised nearly $4000 for the charity Lifeline. Big thanks to Greenstaff who had to work around the day. Course looked fabulous

DRAGON PLAYERS and SUPPORTERS
Kezzy Apps John Shenagan Blake Laurie Zac Lomax
Complete with a Siren
Pam Phil Bob and Kim. Jamberoo Members supporting the day
Team Muscles looked resplendent in their uniform and tats sleeve

News from the Course – April 15

Trevor Bell Memorial Shield Commences

The battle for the Trevor Bell Memorial Shield recommenced on Monday and was hosted at The Links Shell Cove. Conditions were sunny, but chilly and all competitors were happy to be finally out on the course with the chance to reconnect with old friends. After experiencing the recently cored greens at Jamberoo on Saturday, putting on the Links greens was like negotiating the slippery slopes of Augusta.

Once all results had been tallied, it was our own Steve Jackson who rose to the occasion and played his way round the difficult layout to record the day’s best score of 38 points. A tremendous effort under difficult conditions. I would like to make special mention of Peter Francis who had a virus and got out of his sick bed to ensure we had a full team on the day. Thanks Peter, a great team man!

The other individual prizes went to 2nd: Roy Payne (The Grange) 35 points, 3rd: James Kyriacou (Port Kembla) 34 c/b, 4th: Barry Johnston (The Vale) 34 c/b.

The nearest the pins were: 6th: Chris Reid (Wollongong), 11th Frazer Davey (The Vale), and the ball comp. went to 12 players with 32 points on a countback

The team results are as follows, taking the six best stableford scores for each club:

ClubPoints
Links Shell Cove192
Port Kembla189
Jamberoo183
The Grange174
Kiama172
Wollongong172
The Vale166

The next round is scheduled for Thursday May 13th at Jamberoo. Cost is $22 per player and players needing carts should record their preference on the nomination sheet on the Vets Notice Board.

Chris G

Mixed Foursomes Championships Postponed

With only 2 teams entered and 1 visiting team it has been necessary to postpone the Mixed Foursomes Championships to a date to be fixed later in the year.

Clearly with 30 ladies involved in Pennants at the moment the available number of players has been greatly reduced.

Thanks to the two teams who entered for the day and the club thanks you for your understanding and support.

Happenings on the fifth

With the spate of eagles recorded on the 5th hole recently it was about time the hole bit back.

A player on Wednesday sent one out of bounds. Not his golf ball mind you, but his putter! Clearly frustrated by his 5th missed short putt in his round off went his ‘spider’ across the fence and the road to land in the paddock.

Of course he should have known better and shown more self control. He was last seen crossing the road, with his tail between his legs to the laughter of his shocked colleagues.

Luckily no damage was done to the putter, only to the player’s reputation. He has been reported to the Captain and has promised to never let this happen again.

Another Eagle Recorded

Congratulations to Garry Harman who recorded an eagle on the second hole on Wednesday. After a nice tee shot Garry holed his second shot using his wedge. Apparently they could hear the roar in Kiama!

3 balls to your account from the club in recognition of your great second shot.

Garry’s favourite hole?

Upcoming Events

  1. This Friday April 16 the course will host a charity golf day for Lifeline hosted by Drummond Golf with a shotgun start from 8 am. The course should be available for members in the afternoon.
  2. Saturday April 17 – Monthly Medal
  3. Tuesday April 20 – Ovarian Cancer Charity Golf Day
  4. Wednesday April 28 – Just Bathrooms 4BBB Cup round 4
  5. Monday May 3 – Mens Veterans Championships – stroke over 18 holes
  6. Tuesday May 4 – 1st round Lady Vets Championships – stroke over 36 holes
  7. Thursday May 6 – 2nd round Lady Vets Championships.

Recent Results

Well played to all of this week’s placegetters who managed to tame the slow, bouncy and sandy greens.

Obviously if you hit your putt pure they still go in!!

Now that I have retrieved my putter I am certainly looking forward to their quick recovery.

Good luck on the course in the upcoming week.

Friday 9th April 2021 Kingsford Nine

Winner:  Don Thompson  19 pts (c/b)   2nd:  Neil Lewis  19 pts

Saturday 10th April 2021 Men’s Stableford in Grades

A Grade Winner:  Gary Harvey  38 pts   2nd:  Ken Bradley  34 pts

B Grade Winner:  Jason Aboozaid (Links SC)  39 pts (c/b)  2nd:  Darryl Campbell  39 pts  3rd: John Brand  38 pts   4th: Phil Gosling  37 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner:  Robert Brand (Bexley GC)  34 pts (c/b)

Supershot 7th:    Craig Rodgers  221 cms

Ladies Stableford Winner:  Debra Tuite  32 pts (c/b)  Runner Up:  Katie Dorahy  32 pts

Monday 12th April 2021 – Veterans Stableford

Div 1 Winner:   Jeff Draper  37 pts   2nd:   Bruce Byers  35 pts   3rd:   Italo Baraldi  34 pts (c/b)

Div 2 Winner:   Robyn Gregson  38 pts   2nd:   Steve Gemmill  35 pts   3rd:   Al Thrower  34 pts (c/b)

Supershot 7th:    Kev O’Rourke  286 cms

Tuesday 13th April 2021 – Ladies Stableford

Div 1 Winner:   Marie smith  36 pts   Runner Up:   Shirley Walsh  34 pts

Div 2 Winner:   Rhonda McKinley  35 pts (c/b)   Runner Up:   Marg Potter  35 pts

Supershot 13th:    Jenelle Anderson

Wednesday 14th April 2021 – Men’s Stableford

Winner:    Ken Holt  40 pts   2nd:   Ian Lewis  38 pts (c/b)   3rd:    Steve Norris  38 pts (c/b)  4th:    Al Thrower  38 pts   5th:    John Hol  37 pts (c/b)   6th:    Brian Carr  37 pts (c/b)

Eagle 2nd:  Garry Harman

Supershot 7th:     Greg Seymour  88 cms

Ladies Pennants -12 April

Gold and Silver

A difficult day was encountered at Port Kembla today by our Gold and Silver teams.

The Gold were extremely unlucky losing two matches on the 18th to suffer their first defeat of the year 3 matches to 2.

Marie Farrant and Jenelle Anderson battled hard but were just pipped by their Wollongong counterparts. Judi O’Brien was playing well but she accidentally hit a wrong ball and this was the turning point in her match eventually losing 5/3.

Loretta Green and Dell Brand both played very well to record good victories, 6/5 and 2 up respectively with Dell winning 4 in a row to overcome a deficit.

The Silver Pennant players all tried hard but in the end were beaten 4 matches to 1 by the defending champions, The Links Shell Cove.

The big hitting Links team were able to exert pressure on our team and with our putts failing to drop scored a big victory. Team Captain Shirley Dixon was well pleased with the effort of our ladies who were commended for their friendly manner and smart looking uniforms.

Shirley Dixon lost 5/3, Lisa Bell 2 down, Jo Burke also 2 down, Shirley Walsh 5/4 with Margaret Cook winning 1 up. Games were close and with a few putts sinking the result could easily gone our way.

Bronze Pennant Rubies
Good news from the Rubies who played Gerringong at Kiama.

The Rubies won 2.5 to 0.5.

Marie Smith and Kim Oborn, both playing solidly, both won 2/1. Sue Paul squared her match.

A great day for the Rubies.

The Rubies

News from the Course-April 9

Greens Renovations Completed.

To maintain our greens to their present high standard, it is necessary, twice a year, to core, fertilise and sand them.

Starting on Wednesday afternoon and working solidly through Thursday and Friday this important process has now been completed.

The course will be available for play for the Saturday competiton.

Expect the greens to quickly return to their quality and speed over the next few weeks.

Thanks everyone for your patience.

An incredible run

Alan Jones playing Chase Boreland in the White Horse Cup. The match ended all square.

Alan Jones is getting quite the reputation among his friends for the way he is playing the 5th hole.

Last Monday Alan played a perfect wedge again to score another eagle 2. Not to be outdone Alan birdied the next two holes as well.

Eagle, birdie, birdie. What a great run!

Some are expecting Alan to go on the tour soon!

Monthly Medal Postponed

This Saturday the competition of the day will be a Stableford played in grades.

The April Monthly Medal will be played on April 17.

FOOTGOLF DEAL FOR ALL MEMBERS.

Free Footgolf Game. when you bring any FootGolf players. (Grandkids, your kids, friends )Your players only pay $10 (usually $12) weekdays and $15 (usually $18), week-ends You only play if you wish of course. Carts $20. Tell starters you are a member when booking. Must be after 2pm. This is a trial until September 30th. 2020.

Come and have some fun and see why its so popular.