Mixed Foursomes Championships
Don’t forget to enter the Mixed Foursomes Championship to be played over 27 holes on Sunday 19 August. Defending champions are Liz Armstrong and Arthur Bosanquet who are certain to be back looking to repeat. Several other strong teams are set to enter including the team Brennan/Byers who will be looking to complete the double of mixed event wins after last Sunday’s Mixed Open victory. It should be very interesting with a very close finish predicted. A nett event will also be conducted with equivalent prizes so everybody has a chance to win their team a title.
The time sheet is available on the counter in the golf shop so ring, email or just put down your team.
How would you like to play the Lakes Golf Club the Saturday afternoon of the Australian Open and perhaps then get a chance at next year’s British Open at Ireland’s Royal Portrush?
Nine-hole golf is fast, fun and fits into busy lives – whether its early in the morning, after work, on the weekends or even while on holidays. Nine-hole golf has an important role to play in increasing participation in our great game. Even better is that scores returned in nine-hole competitions can be used for handicapping purposes so it’s a great way to keep your skills sharp and your handicap up-to-date.
Golf Australia are once again staging a celebration of nine-hole golf during the 2018 Australian Open. Four players from NSW/ACT will have the chance to join representatives from other states & territories to play in a nine-hole event on the Saturday evening of the Open.
How to Qualify
Clubs across NSW/ACT are running qualifying events and at the end of October all clubs that took part will be placed into a draw with one regional club and one metropolitan club drawn at random. Once the two clubs have been drawn, two players from each club would then be drawn at random based on round results that were entered into Golf Link. This way everyone will have a chance to be drawn out to take part, not just those who played well on a particular day.
Jamberoo will be holding a qualifying event on August 23 so enter your name on the sheet in the golf shop to give yourself a chance.
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The Annual General Meeting of the members of Jamberoo Golf Club Ltd will be held at the club on Wednesday 22nd August at 7.30 pm.
The individual Matchplay Championships have reached the quarter final stage and some very interesting match-ups are set to be played. Shane Townsend after he defeated last year’s champion, Ken Bradley, in the second round is playing Anthony Smith in the first QF. Anthony also played well beating the big-hitting Gary Harvey in his previous match. In the 2nd QF, last years beaten finalist, Ron Hewson, will play against Phil Gosling. Ron came from behind to beat 2016 champion Tony Panecasio and he will match up against Phil Gosling who had a similar come from behind win against Col Booth. This should be a close one.
In the third QF, Arthur Bosanquet takes on Pat Paris in a clash of the A graders. Arthur defeated Paul Rodgers in his round 2 clash while Pat took care of C Pennant Captain Chris Leckey. In the 4th QF, Greg Tarrant takes on Brian Nicoll in what should be another close struggle. Brian defeated Luke Oborn in a close round 2 match while Greg defeated Pete Young.
In the Fourball Championship, the last of the 1st round matches are due to be played this weekend with the following teams already into the next round after solid wins (or the luck of the draw): Ray Orr/Larry Kent, T McRae/Pete Francis, Ron Hewson/Paul Rodgers, Arthur Bosanquet/W Arnott, Gary Harvey/John Anthony, Pat Paris /Dene Herbert.
2019 Rules + Quiz
For a complete list of the changes CLICK HERE
Now for a quick quiz,
Under the new Rules
Q.1) The General Area is?
a] The entire course.
b] All fairways and hazards but no putting greens
c] All areas of the course, except the teeing area of the hole being played, all bunkers and penalty
areas and the putting green of the hole being played
Q.2) The No Play Zone is?
a] A part of the course where the Committee has prohibited play
b] The entire area that is beyond the boundary of the course
c] The practice putting green
Q.3) Under the new Rules removing leaves and sticks from a bunker incurs a one stroke
Q.4) When dropping a ball under the new Rules the player must drop it
a] From shoulder height
b] From waist height
c] From knee height
From any height that is more than 3cm (1 inch) above the ground
Q.5) Under the new Rules what is the maximum number of clubs you can have in your bag?
a] Any number of clubs
Q.6) Under the new Rules you cannot repair spike marks on the putting green.
Q.7) Penalty Areas in the new Rules are the same as water hazards in the current rules?
Q.8) How long can you search for a ball under the new Rules?
a] 2 minutes
b] 3 minutes
c] 4 minutes
d] 5 minutes
Q.9) Under the new Rules a player can touch the sand in a bunker with their club before they play their shot?
How did you go? Answers can be found in the latest results section below.
Another ‘Southern Cross’ Shot
Well I thought I’d never see it again, but the windmill near the 8th tee has copped another battering, this time from John Anthony.
John played his wedge on the 7th but unfortunately turned it over into the westerly wind and saw it clang into a spinning blade of the ‘Southern Cross’. From here it rebounded right up against the retaining wall of the hazard. John attempted to play the impossible only to see it ricochet over his left shoulder towards the trees near the bridge.
He was going quite well up to this point.
10 points in 2 holes
It is fairly unusual for handicap club golfers to bag two birdies in successive holes. It is even rarer for a 35 marker to achieve this feat.
Last Wednesday, Col Cuthbertson managed it with a birdies on the 11th and 12th holes. Each came from brilliant approach shots to within a half a metre of the hole. As Col had two handicap strokes on each hole he was rewarded with 5 points each time. 10 in 2 holes!
Needless to say that when he tied for first place in D grade his countback was fairly strong!
An outstanding day was had by all in the playing of the Open Mixed Event held last Sunday and the result of the event wasn’t determined after regulation play where a 4 hole play-off was required. Very exciting. Congratulations to Kay and Bruce who managed to control their nerves to win from Liz and Arthur. Team O’Brien cleaned up in the Net winning by a clear shot.
Today’s monthly medal winners are A: Ian Bradburn; B: Bruce Byers; C: Paul Tucker; D Keith Hales
A very successful and fun day was had by all on Thursday in the Lady Veterans Open Day. Congratulations to Lorraine for another great day at the course with the now traditional nice slice of cake or two.
Chris Goodwin was the big winner on Wednesday winning the Drummond Golf Stableford with 39 points. Phil Green, Col Cuthbertson and Daryl Back came close with 38 but that extra point on the last was the clincher for Chris.
Tuesday saw a 3 person Ambrose enjoyed by the ladies.Winners were Pam Middlebrook, Cheryl Legge and Lisa Bell with 59.3.
Quiz answers 1 C 2 A 3 B 4 C 5 B 6 B 7 A 8 B 9 B
Saturday 4th August 2018
Mens Golf Mart Monthly Medal
A Grade Winner: Ian Bradburn 65 nett
B Grade Winner: Bruce Byers 63 nett 2nd: Ray Sheehan 66 nett
C Grade Winner: Paul Tucker 63 nett 2nd: Mal Garratt 68 nett (c/b)
D Grade Winner: Keith Hales 63 nett
Gross Winner: Steve Rippon 75
Ladies Stroke Winner: Liz Armstrong 86 nett
Thursday 2nd August 2018 – Lady Veterans Open
3 Person Countdown
Winners: L Zeidler, J Bessell & R Wynn 77
Runners Up: S Walsh, J Anderson & C Legge 76 (c/b)
3rd: R Sheath, K Ison & S Gentle 76
4th: R Gregson, K Oborn & S Paul 75
Wednesday 1st August 2018 – Drummond Golf Stableford
A & B Grade Winner: Bernie McGlinchey 36 pts 2nd: Tony Rodriguez 35 pts (c/b)
C Grade Winner: Chris Goodwin 39 pts 2nd: Phil Green 38 pts 3rd: Murray Bezzant 36 pts
D Grade Winner: Col Cuthbertson 38 pts (c/b)
Drummond Golf Voucher Winner: Chris Goodwin
Tuesday 31st July 2018 – Ladies 3 Person Ambrose
Winners: Pam Middlebrook, Cheryl Legge and Lisa Bell 59.333 2nd: Kay Brennan, Sue Paul and Judi O’Brien 59.666
Sunday 29th July 2018
First National Coast & Country Jamberoo Mixed Open
Gross Winners Kay Brennan & Bruce Byers 81 (after a playoff)
Gross Runners Up Liz Armstrong & Arthur Bosanquet 81
Nett Winners Judi O’Brien & Gus O’Brien 68.125
Nett Runners Up Louise Stoddart (Port Kembla) & Paul Henderson 69.125