News from the course – 23 September


Club Mysteriously Returns

You may recall that club captain Dave Ransom had lost his sand iron in a tree near the 7th green.

Dave insists that it was not propelled in anger except at the Corellas that had done a job on the 7th green.

Last Wednesday the birds released their hostage on the promise that Dave would not throw anything else at them. The club was found beside the palm tree and Dave would like to thank the member who found it and brought it back to the club-house.

He is still receiving counselling about anger management directed towards Corellas!

Preferred Lies

It was good to see members using the preferred lie rule on fairways after first marking their ball. Vince Brynes in fact was so taken in by following the procedure that he marked his ball, cleaned it, and then played his next shot. Unfortunately Vince had forgotten to replace his ball and only hit his ball marker!

Playing partners were suggesting that Vince use his glasses in future.

End of Levy

The 30th of September marks the conclusion of the $1 per round levy. Your contributions have paid for the new paths on the 5th, 6th and 18th holes and the purchase of “geohex’ to be used to create other pathways.

The club has applied for government funding to complete the works and we hope for a positive response to our application in December.

This week’s Competition Winners

Beautiful golfing weather has brought out the members this week with all competitions well supported.

Some of the better results were recorded by: Tony Rodriguez who picked up his Wednesday ‘pension check’ with another win in A grade, Margaret Cook continued her good form winning on Tuesday, Lisa Bell scored a great 41 points on Saturday and Gary Harvey played his best round of the year winning B grade on Wednesday with nett 60,Ian Foy cleaned up on Wednesday winning both his grade and the mystery nine and finally, what a round by Ian Martens on Saturday with a magnificent 48 points, when most others found conditions hard.

Many players have also been seen out practising, honing their game for the upcoming championships. Drummond Golf has again nominated to sponsor our championships and our club is very grateful for their support.

Saturday, 23rd September 2017 – Single Stableford

A Grade winner:  Wayne Arnott 37 pts

B Grade winner:  Greg Rodgers 41 pts  2nd:  Boyd Sylvester 40 pts  3rd:  Tom Zimmerman 39 pts (c/b)

C Grade winner:  Alvin Ray 43 pts  2nd:  Peter Hughes 40 pts

D Grade winner:  Ian Martens 48 pts

Ladies Winner: Lisa Bell 41 pts  2nd:   J Bowen (Castle Hill GC) 39 pts

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 – Mens Stroke –Including Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine

A Grade Winner      Tony Rodriguez 66 Nett

B Grade Winner      Gary Harvey 60 Nett

C Grade Winner      William Little 61 Nett   2nd Place Doug Perry 63 Nett

D Grade Winner     Ian Foy 61 Nett

Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine Winner:  Ian Foy  24.5 Nett (Holes 3,4,5,6,7,9,11,13,15 )

Tuesday 19th September 2017 – Ladies Stableford

Div 1 Winner     Margaret Cook 32 pts (c/b)  Runner Up    Shirley Walsh 32 pts (c/b)

Div 2 Winner    Cheryl Legge 38 pts  Runner Up    Lyn Walker 35 pts

Monday 18th September 2017 – Veterans Stableford

Winner: George Goor 41 pts  2nd: Phil Gosling  39 pts


News from the Course – 17 September

Lance Fredericks and Pete Munro good chances in their respective grades

Club Championships

The Mens Club Championships will be held in October over 4 consecutive Saturdays. The format is stroke with the gross winner in each grade being hailed as champion. A nett winner will be awarded in each grade as well. Each competition day is a separate event so if you miss one day you can still win the daily event.

In A grade, club champion Steve Rippon is out injured awaiting further surgery. The question is will he defend his title or will a new champion step forward?  Favourites at this stage appear to be Jarrod Gehrmann, Pete Munro, Pat Paris, Ray Orr, Scott Hainsworth, Tony Panacasio, Anthony Smith or last year’s runner up, Mark Cassel. If George Vlatko’s membership application passes through the board in time then he will have a good chance as well.

In B grade many players have a good chance and it would not surprise to see an outsider get up so close is the competition. Last year’s winner Andrew Ball will  be favourite to retain his title but strong opposition will be coming from Tom Zimmermann, Tim Young, Chris Leckey, Daryl Campbell, Alan Jones, Col Booth, Andrew Attard, Paul Rodgers, Bernie McGlinchey, Tony McRae, Ron Chilby and Boyd Sylvester.

In C grade many players again have a good chance to take the trophy off Errol Stubbs. Terry Murphy, Bob Wright, Warwick Drew, Ron Hewson, Don Thompson and Lance Fredericks appear to have the best form at the moment and are all good chances to win.

In D grade Les Farkas is defending his title and starts as favourite. Opposition will be expected from John Corr, John Proctor, John Turner and Michael Sheridan.

Who will get their name on the wall of champions in the club rooms?

It should be a fabulous event, well worthy of its status as the club’s premier competition.

Linda McGlinchey, close to winning the Ladies Foursomes this year

Ladies Foursomes Championship

A  beautiful day greeted the competitors in the 27 hole Ladies Club Foursomes Championship held last Tuesday. The perfect weather was warmly accepted by the Ladies who responded with some excellent team golf.

After the 27 holes two teams were left tied on a score of 135. The teams of Margaret Cook and Judi O’Brien and that of Linda McGlinchey and Elizabeth Armstrong were left with the prospect of a playoff to decide the winners.

To the excitement of the large gallery present both teams teed off down the first with excellent drives. The pressure was intense and Margaret Cook was able to just clear the hazard and have her shot run up near the green. Liz then hit her shot and to her disappointment,  just caught the bank falling back into the water. Linda had the next shot and the same fate awaited the ball. To their credit the next shots were good but Judi was able to hit onto the green and the team two-putted to take the title.

Judi and Margaret were crowned the champions for the third year running.

Jo Burke and Trish Orgill were crowned the nett winners with a fantastic score of 102 with runners up being Robyn Gregson and Cheryl Legge.

Course News

Due to the incredible dry spell we are having it has become necessary to introduce 15 cm preferred lies on all shortly mown sections of the course (ie fairways) to protect the course. If you wish to take advantage of this local rule then you must mark your ball before you move it not nearer the hole.

This week’s Results

A great week to play golf with a lot of run on the course, very inflating to the ego!

Saturday, 16th September 2017 – Single Stableford – Super Grade Day

Winner  Brian Undersood 42 pts  2nd  Geoff Reynolds 40 pts (c/b) 3rd  Charlie Struck 40 pts, 4th  Ian Martens 39 pts (c/b)

Best Gross Score  George Vlatko 30pts

Ladies  Winner Robyn Gregson 36 Pts,  2nd Cheryl Legge 33 Pts

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 – Stableford 

A Grade Winner Pat Paris 35 Pts

B Grade Winner  John Pringle 40 Pts, 2nd Place Geoff Reynolds 39 Pts

C Grade Winner  Al Thomas 40 Pts, 2nd Place Italo Baraldi 39 Pts

D Grade Winner Richard Bremner 42 Pts

Tuesday 12th September 2017 – Ladies Foursomes Championships

Champions:  Judi O’Brien & Margaret Cook 135,  Runners Up: Linda McGlinchey & Elizabeth Armstrong  135

Nett Winners: Jo Burke & Trish Orgill 102,  Runners Up: Robyn Gregson & Cheryl Legge 106.5

I hope to see you out there next week enjoying our beautiful course.



Congratulations to Shirley Dixon on her win in the 2017 VWGA Country Championship Division 2 for June.

Shirley’s score of +5 was enough to beat all comers in this event that is held by all competing clubs on the same day.

Well played Shirley, highlighting  another great performance by a Jamberoo member.

Lorraine Cram (Ladies Vets Co-Ordinator) and winner Shirley Dixon.

News from the Course 9 September

Great Innovation

Congratulations to the Ladies committee who have organised the Tuesday classes for aspiring golfers. A great success with a group lesson on the range from Jim Butt followed by a lovely luncheon back at the club. We hope the new golfers are enjoying the experience and we welcome them to Jamberoo, the friendliest club on the coast.


Congratulations to Shirley Dixon on her win in the 2017 VWGA Country Championship Division 2 for June.

Shirley’s score of +5 was enough to beat all comers in this event that is held by all competing clubs on the same day.

Well played Shirley, highlighting  another great performance by a Jamberoo member.

Well done also to Lorraine Cram for the successful VWGA Open day held last Thursday. Another great success at the club.

Beware, blue bottle found in the pond on the 7th

A report has come to my notice from a concerned member who has spotted ‘blue bottles’ in the pond on the 7th hole.

Warren Joannou was walking passed the pond when he spotted the danger. At great personal risk he removed the ‘blue bottle’ and disposed of it thoughtfully.

One wonders how it got there?

The blue bottle found in the pond at the 7th

Corellas have the last laugh


A prominent member was caught last Wednesday throwing a club at the Corellas that were perched in a palm tree near the 7th green . When asked for an explanation for this crazy behaviour club captain Dave explained that he saw red (or was it white?) when he noticed the way the birds had attacked the green again. What’s more they seemed to be laughing at him, daring him to do something about it!

The first toss was unsuccessful but the second one did the trick scattering the villains.

The only problem was that the club stuck up the tree and didn’t come down.

Dave was heard lamenting that he had sacrificed his sand iron “for the good of the club”.

It was a Cleveland CG14 if anybody happens to see it laying about.

He feels like a ‘stupid goose’ right now except that geese aren’t that stupid!!

A ‘padded wagon’ was waiting for Dave at the 18th.

In a further example of anomalous behaviour, not by Dave this time, a putter was spotted on the roof of the Green Shed after the round last Saturday. Apparently the owner had become a little upset after failing to hole his fifth putt from off the front of the green on the 18th after watching his previous 4 attempts U-turn back down the green.

This Week’s Results

Another fantastic week of golf on the course with well supported competitions despite the wind.  As the week developed the wind settled leading to some good scoring on the weekend. This was highlighted by a great 44 points by Justin Bensley on Saturday to win B grade by 4 from Terry Murphy; Brian Bennett chipped in from the the back of the 16th to help him win C grade by 1 from Ray Sheehan; while in A grade, Tony Rodriguez pulled off the impossible holing his chip shot on 18 from the 9th fairway after using the road as a landing point. Pete Munro, however,  still beat Tony on a countback despite that brilliant shot.

Mick Bartlett impressed with a chip in of his own during the Mens’ Veterans competition last Monday. Mick had hit his second shot on the 8th way too long and finished in the tree line bordering the 5th fairway. With the flag perched on the back edge right near the steepest section of slope things weren’t looking good for Mick. Not to be daunted, Mick played the perfect shot, hitting the bank and releasing onto the green and rolling into the hole for a birdie. Wow!

Saturday, 9th September 2017 – Single Stableford

A Grade Winner:     Pete Munro 37 pts (c/b)

B Grade Winner:     Justin Bensley 44 pts  2nd   Terry Murphy 40 pts

C Grade Winner:     Brian Bennett 38 pts   2nd   Ray Sheehan 37 pts

D Grade Winner:    Bob Crooks 36 pts

Ladies Winner:  Margaret Cook 37 pts

Thursday, 7th September 2017 – Ladies Vets – Open Day VWGA Tournament  -2 Person Ambrose

Overall Winners Cheryl Legge and M Fraser 67 1/4 (J and TG)

Div 1 Winners C Bailey and T Hamer 70 (TG)

Div 1 Runners up J McDade and S Hall 70 1/4 (SM and R)

Scratch J Bessell and J Anderson  (TG) 79

Senior Vets Marie Farrant and Christine Paris (J and BD) 70 1/4

Wednesday 6th September 2017 – Drummond Golf Stableford

Winner    George Wells 39 pts

2nd Place    Gary Harvey 36 pts (c/b)

3rd Place    Richard Bremner 36 pts

4th Place    Graham Kuskey 35 pts (c/b)

5th Place    Mal Garratt 35 pts (c/b)

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

Stroke Results

Div 1 Winner    Lisa Bell 74 nett    2nd Suzanne Lang 76 nett

Monthly Medal Results

Div 1 Medal Winner    Judi O’Brien 77 Nett

Div 1 Gross Winner     Judi O’Brien 95 Scratch

Div 2 Medal Winner      Lisa Bell 74 Nett

Div 2 Gross Winner        Suzanne Lang 76 Scratch

Div 3 Medal Winner      Marie Smith 78 Nett

Div 3 Gross Winner       Marie Smith 117  Scratch

Stableford Winner:  Ruth Killmore 29 pts  Runner Up: Margaret  Stephens 28 pts

Monday, 4th September 2017 – Veterans Stableford  

A Grade Winner Toby Bartle 37 Pts 2nd Geoff Reynolds 36 Pts

B Grade Winner William Little 38 Pts 2nd Graham Kuskey 36 Pts (c/b)





 Veterans Womens Golf selected  Jamberoo to hold a country event. A real Honour.
Lorraine Cram ( Ladies Vets Co-Ordinator) and her fantastic cooks, cleaners, welcomers, raffle ticket sellers and golf ball retrievers made it a great day for the players.
Players came from Avalon, Pymble, Randwick, Karela, Yass, Port Kembla, The Grange, Kiama and Jamberoo.
Sport Leisure made sure there was a big boost to the shop coffers, offering a huge range and 20% off.
Veterans Women’s Golfers’ Association NSW were represented by Lyn Walker (President) and Jacky Parsons (Tournament Manager)

Ladies Vets – Open Day VWGA Tournament White Course

2 Person Ambrose

Overall Winners C Legge and M Fraser 67 1/4 (J and TG)

Div 1 Winners C Bailey and T Hamer 70 (TG)

Div 1 Runners up J McDade and S Hall 70 1/4 (SM and R)

Scratch J Bessell and J Anderson  (TG) 79

Senior Vets M Farrant and C Paris (J and BD) 70 1/4

Nearest the Pin Div 1 J McDade (SM)

Longest Drives Div 1 A Holmes and A Court (P)

Supershot C Legge

Raffle prizes 1st Golf bag – W Carlisle (TG)

2nd Games of golf at Jamberoo and cart – S Walsh (J)

3rd Calloway glove and balls – L Bell (J)