April Golf Programme with any Alterations

Saturday 1 April                Golf Mart Monthly Medal , Ladies stroke.

Monday 3 April                 Veterans stableford

Tuesday 4 April                 Ladies –Monthly Medal

Wednesday 5 April         Drummond Golf Stableford

Thursday 6 April               Lady Veterans:  Ladies & Gentlemen Open day – stableford

Saturday 8 April                President vs Captain Day.

The main event will be a single stableford with a 4BBB in conjunction.

Each Fourball team will be put into either the President’s team or the Captain’s team (look for a P or C on your card) with the greatest tally of points determining the winning team. Single players will be paired with other singles as per usual for the 4BBB.

Ladies will play a single stableford only.

Tuesday 10 April              Ladies Jamberoo Open tournament

Wednesday 12 April       Stableford

Friday 14 April                   Good Friday – medley stableford, walk up start

Saturday 15 April             Easter Saturday – Stableford

Monday 17 April              Easter Monday – medley stableford, walk up start

Tuesday 18 April              Ladies stableford

Wednesday 19 April       stroke including Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine

Saturday 22 April             Golf Mart Monthly Medal (March)

Monday 24 April              Veterans stableford

Tuesday 25 April              Anzac Day – Medley stableford, walk up start

Wednesday 26 April       stableford

Saturday 29 April             stableford

Pennant Semi-Final Reports

C Pennant Report


“The C Sharks taste victory”

Jamberoo 3 Vs St Georges Basin 2

The C Pennant team has qualified for this year’s final with a fantastic win over SGB.

Great wins to David Ransom 3/2, Ron Chilby 4/3 and Chris Leckey 3/2 have cemented a spot in the final.

Tim Young’s No.1 match was all square after 16 when he received the news that the team had won, so going down by 2 was not a true indication of his efforts.

Our only undefeated player Andrew Ball this year had his 1st loss today 5/4……which in my books is the perfect week to get that monkey off your back.

The “C” Pennant team has had to wait 8 years since our last final appearance and we will doing our best to get that elusive Pennant home.

Chris Leckey

B Pennant Report

The B Pennant team have reached the final after a sensational semi-final performance last Sunday at Kiama Golf Club. Playing the Links Shell Cove our team won 4 matches to 1 and will now play The Grange in the final this Sunday at the Heads.

Each match was decisively won and the team is primed for a good showing in the final.

At number 1, Adrian Bell, won the first 6 holes and won eventually 6/5. Jarrod Gehrmann at number 2 won easily 5/3, Captain Tony Panecasio had a great 5/4 victory at number 3 and Pat Paris leading out also won 5/4. Pete Munro suffering from nightshiftitis lost his match 5/4.

Great support was given to the team by Anthony Smith, John Paul and Ray Orr on the day.

The club wishes to congratulate the team on a great performance to date and wishes them all the best on the weekend.


White Horse Cup Semi-final Report

After the closest of semi-finals I asked Chris Goodwin to write a report for the Daily Cow

“In a remarkable coincidence, the Cowpats and the Jamberoo #2 side were again tied 3 all after the individual matches, forcing the two Number 1’s into a sudden death play-off. This was the same result from last year and in a further coincidence the Cowpats pulled off a great victory against the Jamberoo #2 side after 3 extra holes.

The individual results were

Mark Cassel ( platinum Cowpat) def Greg Seymour 4 and 2
Scott Hainsworth (golden Cowpat) def Greg Tarrant 3 and 1
Bryan Nicoll (Jamberoo 2) def Matt Tedeschi 8 and 6
Col Booth (Chief Cowpat) def Johnny Bermudez 3 and 1
Gary Harvey (Jam 2) def Peter Francis 2 and 1
Chris Goodwin (Jam 2) def Steve Jackson 4 and 2

It was left to Mark and Greg to do battle and the nerves were evident on the first green with both players missing one metre putts that would have given them a win. It wasn’t until the third hole that the tide turned after Mark had hit a monster drive to be within 100m of the green, that Greg pulled his drive into the trees on the left of the fairway. An attempt to bend the ball around a tree did not go to plan and his shot connected with another tree and ricocheted out of bounds. His next attempt was 20 meters short of the green and his chip hit the hole but failed to drop for a 5. Mark’s approach was to the left of the green and his putt from the fringe came up about 4 meters short. But in true championship style, Mark rolled his next putt for a par to claim the play off.

Without detracting from Mark’s great effort, I know he would not mind me paying tribute to Greg’s courageous effort of playing with a pinched nerve in his back. Greg put in a tremendous effort but the golfing gods were not on his side on Sunday. I would also like to acknowledge the effort of the entire Jamberoo 2 team throughout the year, many of whom were playing pennants for the first time. I was very proud to say I was the captain of such a great bunch of guys. I would also like to wish the Cowpats, as well as our B and C grade teams the best of luck next Sunday at Shoalhaven Heads.

The next game will be held on Monday 3rd April and the nomination form is in the Golf Shop.

The Trevor Bell Memorial Shield season commences at Russell Vale on the following Monday, the 10th April. The nomination form is on the Vets Notice Board outside the Golf Shop. Alternatively, you can call me on 0418 612 881 and I will include you in the draw.”

Chris Goodwin

Course to re-open Monday -Pennant Semi-finals


The big wet has definitely played havoc but the latest news is that the course will be open on Monday with a composite nine hole course in play.

This will mean that next week’s competitions will be played as scheduled and hopefully some good drying weather will allow our greenstaff to get on the still closed sections and bring them back into play.

Pennant Semi-Finals

Jamberoo was represented at the Golf Illawarra Pennant semi-finals at Kiama Golf Club by all of our 4 teams.

The B Pennant were playing The Links Shell Cove and came away will a big 4-1 victory.

The C Pennant were playing St George’s Basin and were successful 3-2.

The White Horse Cup teams were playing each other for the second year running with both entering the match undefeated. Like last year the match was tied 3-3 leading to the number 1’s Mark Cassel and Greg  Seymour to play off to determine the winner. After 3 extra holes the Cowpats were victorious and progress to the final.

A great day for the club with next week promising more!

The finals will be held at Shoalhaven Heads.

Course still closed until at least Monday next week.


17th fairway

Despite the best efforts of Martin and his staff and the many volunteers it will be impossible to play golf on our course this week. The course flooded causing serious problems with much debris left behind. With more rain forecast (and falling as I type) next week may yet be in doubt.

On a positive note the greens appear to be intact but it is almost impossible to use the machinery on parts of the course due to the very soft and soggy fairways, greens and surrounds although some cutting was completed today.

A big thank you to our worthy volunteers who did a fantastic job clearing the drains and water courses, raking clear the fairways and assisting wherever possible.

The March monthly medal will be postponed again to a date yet to be determined and our next Saturday comp may well be the April monthly medal.


The funeral of long-time Ladies member Lois Olfen will be held tomorrow at the Anglican Church in Jamberoo commencing at 12 noon. Ladies are requested to wear their new club shirts.



The Funeral for Lois Olfen


Jamberoo Golf Club is saddened to announce that Lois passed away peacefully last week and her funeral is to be conducted on Wednesday 22nd March at the Anglican Church at Jamberoo commencing at 12 noon.

All members who can are requested to attend the service in honour of Lois.

– Ladies please wear your new Club shirts.

News from The Course 17th March


Course Closed

The course is flooded and covered in debris and will be closed until further notice. Greenkeeper, Martin Boatswain, cannot get any machinery on the course today and if we get the forecast rain on the weekend then he may not get on till Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

We can help by doing  some cleaning up probably Monday, so if anyone can get there it will be the start of the cleanup. Stacking and raking rubbish is probably the best thing we can do. If you are available please bring a rake and help out.

Again, the course is currently closed till further notice.

White Duck Day Postponed

The closure of the course and the uncertainty of its re-opening day has led Vice-President and organiser of the White Duck Day, Keith Hales, to postpone the event until Thursday 22nd of June. 

March Monthly Medal Postponed Again

Our course has taken a battering in this week’s storms and with the closure of the course for the weekend the March monthly medal has been shifted to Saturday 25th of March replacing the stableford event. If it is again washed out on this day then the event will be cancelled.

Lady Veterans Invitation to Male Members

Lady Veterans co-ordinator, Lorraine Cram, has invited all members to play in the Ladies Vets  LADIES – MEN OPEN Day on Thursday 6th of April.

The booking sheet is in the pink folder for Ladies Vets in the Golf Shop.

After the game and for just $5 per head Lorraine has promised that you will be dined like royalty with salad and meat sandwiches, a slice of lovely cake with tea or coffee as well as stimulating conversations.

Please enter.

Members’ Ball Credit Accounts

The membership financial year is fast coming to a close and the Board would appreciate you using your ball credits prior to 1st June.

You may use your ball credits in two ways.

  • Collect balls won from the staff at the golf shop, or,
  • Use ball credits to purchase items from our Golf Shop

Thank you for your co-operation.

2017 Membership Subscription Rates

With the membership financial year ending on the 31st of May, the new fees have been set for 2017-18. They are

  • $520 for Adult membership
  • $260 for Intermediate membership ( age 18 – 24)
  • $40 for Junior membership (includes two free footgolf games)

There are 4 options for payment. For Adult membership,

  • Pay the full amount of $520 by June 30.
  • In two instalments of $263, the first before June 30 and the second before November 30.
  • In four instalments of $133, the first before June 30, then before August 31, November 30, and February 28.
  • By monthly Direct Debit. An upfront amount of at least $83 by June 30 and then up to 11 monthly payments of $43, depending on your upfront payment. All subsequent payments are due on the first of each month starting with July 1.

Your trophy account balance may be used to offset the amount to be paid in each case. Each instalment has a $3 account keeping fee added to offset the added bank fees and administration needed.

Each member will receive further communication about payment options in the near future.

Competition Levy

The Board of Directors, following the results of the membership survey where members voted overwhelmingly in favour of this option, have decided that a $1 competition round levy will be charged on each round for the next 6 months starting on April 1.

The money raised will be used to repair and upgrade the pathways around the course. Work would commence sometime around July.

Pennant Semi-Finals and Finals Postponed

Golf Illawarra has just notified the club that the semi-finals set down for Moss Vale this Sunday and the following week’s finals at The Grange have been postponed to a date yet to be determined. As you know Jamberoo have 4 out of 4 teams represented.