News from the Course, November 10

Photo 9-4-18, 12 01 17 pmTomra Christmas Ham’s Day

Tomra is the company that runs the bottle and can recycling machine at the club. As a thank you to the members of Jamberoo Golf Club, Tomra are sponsoring the club Ham’s day that will be held on Saturday December 8.

This is a closed event open only to members. There will be full hams for the winners of each grade and the Ladies and half hams for second and third place. So that we all benefit a discounted competition fee will charged on the day. At the conclusion of your round a hot meal will also be served, courtesy of Tomra.

Après your game come to the members lounge and help yourself to a meal.

Jamberoo Golf Club wishes to thank Tomra for their support of our club.

Who is the best putter in the club?

Its about time we find out who is the best putter in the club!

For every monthly medal from December onward we are running a putting competition. A putt, for the purpose of this competition, will be any stroke made with your putter on the green. Those shots hit with your putter from off the cut surface are chips not putts.

This will be free to enter and 2 balls will be awarded to the winner as well as publicity in the daily cow and on noticeboards. If there are ties then a draw will be made from among those tied to determine the winner.

Record the number of putts taken by the player against the hole being played on the card you are marking and tally them at the end of the round. Place this putting score next to the name on the top of the card in a circle.

May the best putter come forward!

2018 Gold Medalists

Congratulations to our 2018 gold medal winners

A Grade: Peter Munro 63 nett

B Grade: Chris Goodwin 63 nett

C Grade: John Childs 69 nett

D Grade: Keith Hales 72 nett (c/b)

Trevor Bell Shield Success

Last Thursday the last round of the Trevor Bell Shield was played at Jamberoo.

Entering the round we had a narrow 13 point lead and with the aggregate stableford format of the competition [best 6 of 8 cards to count] this was a very narrow lead indeed.

I am pleased to say that the Jamberoo lads stepped up and were able to reclaim the Shield that they had won in 2015.

Congratulations to all our representatives who represented the club with pride and determination and to chief organiser Chris Goodwin on his sterling efforts in bringing home the winning team.

Presentation Night

Sunday December 2 at the club. Tickets available at the club office, meal and all refreshments provided in the price of the ticket. Just $25 a head.

Latest Results

Saturday 10th November 2018, Golf Mart Monthly Medal and Gold Medal Playoff

A Grade Winner:   Steve Rippon 61 nett

B Grade Winner:   Jim Henry 59 nett   2nd:   Peter Francis 64 nett (c/b)

C Grade Winner:   Laurie Fogarty 62 nett   2nd:   Chris Goodwin 63 nett   3rd:   John Brand 65 nett

D Grade Winner:   Les Farkas 66 nett

Best Gross S Rippon 62

Ladies Winner:   S Walsh 76 nett

Gold Medals

A Grade: Pete Munro 63 nett

B Grade: Chris Goodwin 63 nett

C Grade: John Childs 69 nett

D Grade: Keith Hales 72 nett (c/b)

Thursday 8th November 2018

Trevor Bell Shield Final Round

Winner:   John Dawson (Port Kembla GC)   39 pts (c/b)

2nd: Arthur Bosanquet (Jamberoo GC)   39 pts

3rd: Greg Latimer (Kiama GC)   38 pts

Wednesday 7th November 2018 – Drummond Golf Stableford 

A/B Grade Winner: Ian Lewis   41 pts

C Grade Winner: Kevin O’Rourke   41 Pts

D Grade Winner: Barry Gibbons   37 pts

Drummond Golf Voucher  Kevin O’Rourke 41 pts (c/b)

Tuesday 6th November 2018 – Ladies American Foursomes

Winners: Margaret Cook & Jenelle Anderson 68.875   Runners Up:  Shirley Dixon & Gail Rutledge  71.25

Monday, 5th November 2018

Veterans – Stableford – White Course

A Grade Winner Neil Murray 39 Pts (G) 2nd Gary Eagleton 36 Pts (c/b) 3rd Peter Francis 36 (c/b)

B Grade Winner Don Thompson 44 Pts 2nd Pat Travers 39 Pts 3rd David Newton 38 Pts (c/b)



Trevor Bell Shield 2018

Jamberoo Veterans

Today, the Jamberoo team stood up to the challenge and emerged victorious in the final round of the Trevor Bell Shield. We started the day 13 points in front of our nearest challenger, Port Kembla, and through some determined play the Jamberoo team managed to score the highest total of the day with 204 points. Second place went to Port Kembla with 189 points, followed by Kiama 188, Wollongong 177, The Links 169, The Vale 161 and The Grange 145. This result is the second time we have won the Trevor Bell Shield (last won in 2015) since it’s inception in 2010. The Shield will be engraved tomorrow and will hopefully be on display in the Golfer’s Lounge on Saturday.

The final table was as follows:

Jamberoo            1,434
Port Kembla        1,406
Kiama                   1,375
Wollongong         1,322
The Links             1,318
The Grange          1,289
The Vale                1,248

Individually, our players were all superb today and managed to fill 5 of the top 10 positions in the individual competition. It seems appropriate that our two best performers on the day were also the two best performers in the recent A Grade Club Championship. Arthur Bosanquet was our best today and he scored a magnificent 39 points to finish in second place on a countback, and his playing partner George Vlatko came in fourth position overall with 36 points. Fifth position went to the ever consistent Peter Francis (34 points) and in equal seventh position came Mick Burton and Brian O’Hare both on 33 points. Ian Unsworth had our final counting score with 29 points, followed closely by Geoff Reynolds and Don Thompson.

I would like to thank both Phil Gosling and Greg Seymour for their help before the comp started and for providing team encouragement during today’s round. Also, thanks to Dave Ransom for his last minute dash to Kiama to purchase the winners vouchers. All players are to be congratulated for their participation during the year and it was unfortunate we could only nominate 8 players for the final round because all of our team members contributed throughout the year.

Trevor Bell Shield winners 2018
The successful 2018 Trevor Bell Shield team

REAR: Peter Francis, Arthur Bousanquet, Ian Unsworth, Don Thompson, George Vlatko, Geoff Reynolds, Chris Goodwin. FRONT: Mick Burton, Greg Seymour, Brian O’Hare.

ABSENT: Phil Gosling, Gary Hemus, Pat Paris, Peter Young

Board says Thanks to Volunteers and Greenstaff

25 volunteers and board members played a 9 hole 2 person event.

Playing new rules that begin Jan1 ,2019 and disqualification if not back on the verandah with a refreshing drink in hand in 2 hours, a fun time was had. It was great to see everyone mingling and often meeting people they had not met before.

The Board and members know how hard greenstaff and volunteers work in making our course so beautiful and friendly. THANK YOU

News from the Course, November 3

12th hole 8

Annual Presentation Night

The Annual Presentation Night will be held at the club on Sunday December 2 commencing at 5 pm.

Tickets are available from the club office for $25 a head. This includes the main meal, desert and all refreshments including wine, beer and soft drinks. The annual chipping contest will also be held at the start of the function so bring your favourite chipper to avoid getting that rusty old one!

At the Presentation all of our Champions, Gold Medalists and special award winners will be presented with their trophies or medals and it would be great to see as many members present as possible to help celebrate this important occasion.

Hope to see you there.

Gold Medal Playoff

John Keeling proudly holds up his Gold Medal

Next Saturday November 10, sees the men playoff for the 2018 Gold Medals. This event is held in conjunction with the first of the new season monthly medals. If you won a monthly medal from November 2017 to October 2018 then you are in with a shot. A Medal is awarded for all grades. You playoff in the grade you won your monthly medal but off your current handicap.

The Ladies Gold Medal day will be held on Tuesday November 13.

A full list of Entrants can be found by clicking here.

Tim takes a Tumble

Last Wednesday it has been reported that Tim Condon tried to walk on water on the lake in front of the 16th green. Tim, ever the good Samaritan, was attempting to retrieve his playing partners ball when he mistook the weed growing on the surface as grass. It is quite deep and Tim went in up to his neck. His partners eventually saved Tim by helping him out. After they had finished laughing of course!

Mens Pennant 2019

For those interested members who wish to represent their club it is time to nominate for the Mens Pennant teams. We have entered 4 teams in 2019, the B Pennant (for those with handicaps greater than 5.5), C Pennant (for those with handicaps greater than 12.5) and two in the White Horse Cup (handicap matchplay -handicaps 24 or less). The form is available in the golf shop along with the draws and dates of matches. Please fill in the details and get involved with your club.

Club Fourball Matchplay

Friday saw the playing of the 2019 final of the Club Fourball Matchplay Championship. The winning team was Pat Paris and Dene Herbert with a 3/1 winning margin over Ron Hewson and Paul Rodgers. Congratulations to both pairs.

Upcoming Events

November 6 – Melbourne Cup Day – Ladies American Foursomes (shot gun start)

November 10 – Gold Medal Playoffs for men

November 8 – Trevor Bell Shield final round@ Jamberoo

November 13 – Ladies Gold Medal Playoff

November 20 – Ladies Hams Day

December 2 – Presentation Night

December 6 – Lady Veterans Turkey and Hams Day – men and women

December 8 – Mens Hams Day

December 11 – Ladies Christmas Fun Day

December 17 – Veterans Christmas BBQ day

Latest Results

The weather is great, the course is ideal, so why not get out on the course and play in some of our competitions? Many of our members are doing just that and some good performances were recorded in our competitions during the week.

A fun day was had by all on Saturday where the ultimate stableford team game was played, a split six, where all three stableford team formats are used. As always with this format it comes down to the last six holes, where the multiplier is used and big scores are possible, to determine the winners. Steve Oppert and Dave Ransom ended with 69 points to beat 3 other teams who had scored 64 points. Liz Armstrong matched up with Shirley Walsh to win the Ladies with a score of 61. Much fun was had by all.

Jennelle Anderson scored a good 38 points to take out the Lady Veterans stableford on Thursday with Shirley Walsh second on 36 points. Dave Ransom got lucky on Wednesday to win Division 1 with plus 2 in the Mens Par Event. The real good scores were achieved in C Grade where Lance Fredericks, refreshed and sharp after his golfing holiday, scored +4, and 4 others had scores of +3 with Terry Murphy grabbing second on a countback. Ian Foy won D Grade on a countback with an all Square round from Keith Hales and Mick Farmilo.

Gail Rutledge, Shirley Dixon and Kay Brennan scored an excellent 79 points in the Ladies ‘Pink ball’ stableford on Tueday winning by a healthy 7 points.

Don’t forget to play in the Gold Medal Round. See you on the course!

Saturday 3rd November – Split Six

1st Steve Oppert & Dave Ransom 69 2nd Matt Tedeschi & Con Kiayias 64 (c/b) 3rd Kevin O’Rourke & David White 64 (c/b) Ladies Liz Armstrong & Shirley Walsh 61

Thursday, 1st November 2018 Lady Veterans Stableford

Winner Jenelle Anderson 38 Pts 2nd Shirley Walsh 36 Pts 3rd Pam Middlebrook 34 Pts (c/b)

Wednesday 31st October 2018 – Men’s Par

Division 1 Winner: David Ransom   +2   2nd:   Wayne Griffiths   +1 (c/b)

C Grade: Lance Fredericks   +4   2nd: Terry Murphy   +3 (c/b)

D Grade: Ian Foy square (c/b)

Tuesday 30th October 2018 – Ladies 3 person Pink Ball Stableford

Winners: Gail Rutledge, Shirley Dixon & Kay Brennan   79 pts

Runners Up: Margaret Stephens, Sue Paul & Marie Farrant   72 pts

Sunday 28th October 2018

Touchdown Helicopters Jamberoo Junior Open

Girl’s Gross Winner Selena Bosevski (Port Kembla) 86 (after playoff)

Boy’s Gross Winner Eddie Ward (Port Kembla) 74 Runner Up Wil Daibarra (Kiama) 79

Boy’s Nett Winner Ethan Harvey (Kiama) 70 Runner Up Mitch Austin (The Grange) 80

Girl’s Nett Winner Michelle Di Natale (Bowral) 75

Boy’s Stableford Winner Taj Hinkley (Kiama) 41 pts Runner Up Matthew Steadman (Moss Vale) 33 pts

Girl’s Stableford Winner Kirra Greer (Worrigee Links) 37 pts

Girl’s D & P 15th Michelle Di Natalie

Boy’s NTP 15th Owen Welsh

2018 Jamberoo Club Champion

George Vlatko
2018 Jamberoo Club Champion – George Vlatko

Congratulations go to George Vlatko on his tremendous performance in winning the 2018 Club Championship with a score of 310.

This is a fine reward for a talented and dedicated golfer and highly valued volunteer of Jamberoo Golf Club.

George pictured near the second green

His work on the garden behind the second green and around the 9/10 tee complex are fine examples of George’s contribution to our club. His Championship success is a just and well-deserved accolade.

Gary Harvey, B grade Champion
C Grade Champion Brian Bennett

Congratulations also go to our other Grade Champions.

B Grade Champion is Gary Harvey with a score of 339,

C Grade Champion is Brian Bennett with a score of 363

and D Grade Champion is Robert Weir with a score of 398.

2018 Presentation Day

Each champion will have his name added onto the Club Honour Board and Permanent Trophies which will be presented at the Annual Presentation Night on Sunday December 2. Tickets can be obtained from the club office.

A note about ‘that’ flag placement

Without wishing to take any glory from our new club champions who also had to manage the final hurdle, it is obvious after the fact that the 18th was very difficult and perhaps unfair.

Many members suffered on the green as they were unable to negotiate the 1 metre downhill putt required or the 4 metre uphill putt that followed, including myself, as anything short rolled back down. Hindsight is a good teacher and it would have been better to have found another position.

I had asked the greenkeeper to place some flags in challenging positions for the final round. I deliberately had the flags in easier positions in the first three rounds and wanted to test the players in the final round. About 40% of players managed to play the 18th relatively unscathed compared to the usual 60%.

I did test that flag placement on Friday afternoon and putts that were hit up the hill towards the hole only came back if they were poorly struck being more than 20 cm short. Putts hit down the slope went off the green if they were hit too hard and missed the hole. The green was wet at the time I tested it so I considered that the position would be acceptable. This definitely influenced me in not asking the greenkeeper to move the hole on Friday and I acknowledge that this was a mistake.

Unfortunately conditions changed overnight and by the time I arrived at the course to find the green dry and mown the first groups had already completed their rounds and it was too late to re-cut the hole.

Let’s face the fact that there is no truly fair position to place the flag on the green at all, front, back or centre. Some places are slightly less unfair and that is the best you can expect. It has always had too much gradient to be a fair test of skill.

Work to improve the slope and playability of the 18th Green has been long considered a priority subject to funding availability and the Board will continue to seek grant opportunities for this work as our best short term option to address this problem.

The Match Committee apologises for the final round 18th pin placement and will ensure that this is avoided in all future individual and major events.