2017 Mixed Foursomes Championship

Proud champions Elizabeth Armstrong and Arthur Bosanquet hold the trophy

A small field of 14 golfers gathered at the course today to play the Mixed Foursomes Championship.

What the field lacked in numbers it certainly made up for in quality.

Before the round it was difficult to select the winners with all groups in with a good chance. McGlinchey/Rippon were the low markers, Farrant/Paris the defending champions, Brennan/Byers past winners, Armstrong/Bosanquet always among the leaders, Walsh/Panecasio both in form, the Van Woerkoms an experienced team, and Gregson/Fredericks the long shots but with a good combination.

Apparently some wag phoned Shirley in the morning making sure that she and Tony were aware of the format for the day! No repeat of the Canadian this time!!

As the day progressed it became apparent that this was to be a special event with scoring very close.

In a very tight contest three teams finished the 27 holes with a score of 129. Using the Australian Countback System to separate the teams, the winners were Elizabeth Armstrong and Arthur Bosanquet (last nine 41), second place, Shirley Walsh and Tony Panecasio (last nine 43, last six 29, and last three 16), third place, Kay Brennan and Bruce Byers (last nine 43, last six 29, last three 17).

Marie Farrant and Pat Paris played very well in defence of their title but stumbled over the last few holes to narrowly miss the countback. Linda McGlinchey and Steve Rippon played well in patches but a poor start saw them playing ‘catch-up’ all day.

April and Colin Van Woerkom tried hard but did not fire, while Robyn Gregson and Lance Fredericks also played well and were very close to winning the nett title.

Shirley Walsh and Tony Panecasio


With Liz and Arthur winning the gross championship, the nett winners were Shirley and Tony with an excellent nett score of 105. Each of these teams received club vouchers of the same value and we hope that this will encourage more teams to enter next year.

Balls went to Kay and Bruce and to Marie and Pat. Nett 109.75 or better was needed in the ball comp.

All competitors enjoyed this important club day and were pleased to share a pleasant day with their fellow club members and friends.

Congratulations to our winners Liz and Arthur, Shirley and Tony.

News From the Course – 19 August

Keno Playoff

Jamberoo pair Ian Unsworth and Geoff Reynolds were very close to winning the district playoff for the Keno Fourball only losing by 1 point from the winners from the Wollongong Golf Club. The difference was on the 18th green. Bad luck, so close to winning the all-expenses paid weekend at the Bonville Golf Resort representing the Illawarra. Better luck next year.

Annual General Meeting

A reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Jamberoo Golf Club Ltd will be held this Wednesday night at 7 pm at the club. At this time the annual report will be presented to members with the club’s auditor in attendance to answer any questions. As the number of nominations for directorship of the new Board of Directors does not exceed the number of positions available no election has been necessary. The new Board of Directors will be announced at the AGM.

Mixed Foursomes Championships

The Mixed Foursomes will be played tomorrow over 27 holes. Prizes for both gross and nett winners will be awarded at the conclusion of the event. Good luck and play well. I hope the westerly wind abates for the day!

This Week’s Results

The wind has been howling and I am afraid to say that several members are feeling the pressure of playing in the wind as there has been many last minute cancelations. Others are enjoying the challenge and some very impressive scores have been returned with Gordon Dill scoring a massive 44 points today and Tony McRae scoring 41. You see, it is not impossible to play well in the wind. 

Saturday, 19th August 2017 – Single Stableford

A Grade Winner   Ken Bradley 36  pts

B Grade Winner   Tony McRae 41  pts

C Grade Winner   Gordon Dill 44 pts

D Grade Winner   Geoff King 35 pts (c/b)

Ladies Winner      Lisa Bell 32 pts

Wednesday, 16th August 2017 – Mens’ Stroke Including Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine

Winner         Eric Nyholm 64 Nett (c/b)

2nd Place     Larry Osterhaus 64 Nett

3rd Place     Brian Green 66 Nett

4th Place     Warren Joannou 67 Nett (c/b)

Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine Winner: Eric Nyholm 30 Nett (Holes 2,6,7,10,11,12,13,14,17 )

Tuesday, 15th August 2017 – Par 

Div 1 Winner:  Rose Sheath +2 Runner Up:    Marie Farrant +1

Sunday, 13th August – Golf NSW Mens Keno 4 Ball Par Illawarra District playoff

Winners: R Davison and J Romanowski (Wollongong GC) +8

Runners Up: Geoff Reynolds and Ian Unsworth (Jamberoo GC) +7

Trophy and Ball Credits


Attention Members

At present there is over $15 000 in members’ trophy and ball accounts and the club cannot maintain this amount for any length of time.

Please clear your trophy and ball accounts of any outstanding balances as soon as possible.

On the 30th of September any outstanding balances of more than 1.5 year’s standing will be deleted and returned to club funds following the policy outlined in the programme book and on the club web site.

Club vouchers at face value, and as a special deal, ball credits at $2.50 per ball (until the 30th of September) can be exchanged for goods and/or services at the following:

Jamberoo Golf Club shop

Jim Butt- club professional

Fredericks IGA Jamberoo

Jamberoo Bowling club

Jamberoo Butchery

Jamberoo Pub

Illawarra Golf Complex

Golf Mart – Wollongong

Drummond Golf – Shellharbour


Have you considered donating your winnings back to the club?

Geoff Boxsell

Secretary JGC

News From The Course – 12 August


Speed Of Play

At Jamberoo we play ‘Ready Golf ‘. This doesn’t mean that you have to rush your shots only that you are ready to play when its your turn.

Already I have highlighted some ideas that should help make rounds quicker. They include when partners should play before searching for a lost ball, when to mark your card, when to putt out, where to leave your buggy and what order to hit on the tee and fairway.

Here is a further idea to help speed up play. If you hit your ball into a water hazard, find the point of entry, take your drop and play your next shot before you look for the lost ball. Call it “provisional” just in case you find it playable. If you can’t find the lost ball within 30 seconds, then move to on, its gone!

New Pathway at 18

You will have noticed that the construction of the 18th tee pathway has almost been completed. More of your levy money in action.

A Big Hit

There are some big hitters in the club who take on the carry at the first without any worries. A new player has been added to this list. Last Wednesday Lance Fredericks smashed his drive on the first and was seen playing his second shot from the other side of Hyam’s Creek.

Apparently, reports say, Lance’s tee shot bounced short and ran across the bridge like it was on a fairway without touching the railings.

Very accurate play indeed.

An Eagle for Rose

Last Tuesday Rose Sheath scored an eagle on the 15th hole, which is a par 4 for the ladies. This was Rose’s second eagle on this hole. When asked what club she played, Rose carefully explained her plans on playing the hole and the calculated shot that was required. A nicely struck 9 iron did the trick, landing perfectly and then taking the planned break on the green and into the hole for a 2.

Well played Rose, clearly the ‘professor’ of Jamberoo.

Latest Results

Will the winds stop blowing?

Every round seems to be affected by the current westerly winds.  Despite this competitions have been well supported by members as players take up the challenge of controlling their ball in the wind.

This weeks results follow.

Saturday, 12 August 2017 – Single Stableford

A Grade Winner   Pete Munro 36  pts

B Grade Winner    Phil Adams 38 pts  2nd  Col Booth 36 pts cb

C Grade Winner   Ray Sheehan 39 pts   2nd John Hol 38 pts

D Grade Winner     Robert Weir 37 pts

Ladies Winner    Kay Ison 35 pts

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 – Stableford

A Grade Winner   Greg Seymour 32 pts (c/b)

B Grade Winner   Chris Goodwin 42 pts

C Grade Winner   Michael Bartlett 40 pts  (c/b)  2nd Place  John Ellsmore 40 pts

D Grade Winner   Tony Silvio 39 pts

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 – Stableford

Div 1 Winner    Marilyn Wright 36 pts  Runner Up   Jo Burke 35 pts

Div 2 Winner     Marie Smith 39 pts   Runner Up   Rose Sheath 37 pts

Monday, 7th August 2017 Veterans – Stableford

A Grade Winner  Italo Baraldi 40 Pts 2nd Warren Joannou 36 Pts c/b

B Grade Winner  John Keeling 40 Pts 2nd David Newton 34 Pts

News from the Course – August 5

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Jamberoo Golf Club Ltd will be held in the clubrooms on Wednesday 23rd of August commencing at 7pm.

A signed short version of the Annual Financial Report can be found on the club web page under the ‘More’ tab/ then ‘Notices and Downloads’.

Members wanting a full copy can obtain one from the club office from Monday.

Mixed Open

A good sized field of 36 competed for the Jamberoo Mixed Open trophy last Sunday. The Mixed Open trophy is the eldest of all of our Open Competitions and Championships and was first played in 1981.

Defending title-holders, Juanita and Andrew Robb from Glenmore Heritage Golf Club, were again successful after shooting a gross score of 80. As predicted it was a close run thing with the runners up, Debbie and John Byrnes, from Port Kembla GC scoring 81, and with Lorraine and Barry Shoobridge scoring 82, Steve and Robyn Wicks scoring 83.

John and Deb Byrnes with Dave Ransom

The Nett title was decisively won by Louise Stoddart and Paul Henderson with a nett score of 67.875 with runners up Marian and Warren Fraser scoring 70.125.

A fine luncheon was prepared thanks to Rose Sheath and Sandra Gentle with a little help with cooking by Ray Orr, and enjoyed and appreciated by all.

It was great to see so many ex-Jamberoo members return to their spiritual home to play in the Open. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Lady Veteran’s Open Day

By all reports, a great day was had by all, with an excellent luncheon served after the day’s golf.

Well done Lorraine Cram and the Lady Veteran’s committee for putting on this great club day.

Monthly Medal BBQ

If you are interested in running the Monthly Medal BBQ then your assistance would be most appreciated. Please let the office know of your availability.

Thank you Margaret

As you will undoubtedly know Margaret Stephens is no longer available to run the club monthly BBQ.  The club wishes to thank Margaret for her years of dedicated service in running the BBQ and look forward to her continued work and inspiration around the gardens of the course.

Ebb and Tide

John Ellsmore was overheard saying that the worst possible thing happened to him on the course today. Somebody inquired if he had been hit by a ball, somebody else asked if he had lost the ticket. “No”, John said. Apparently his golf buggy decided to take a swim on the 7th hole today while he was putting. Everything got wet as the bag turned in the buggy and emptied itself in the drink. What’s worse, he missed the putt as well!

Upcoming Events

The Men’s fourball matchplay and single matchplay championships continue. Please be flexible with the dates of playing the matches as it is quite difficult in freeing up space on weekends with social bookings and important club events being played.

Sunday August 13 sees the playing of the Mens’ Keno Fourball with the Illawarra final at Jamberoo on this day. Any team can enter with the only restriction being that you both come from the same club.

The draw will be completed early next week by the Golf Illawarra captain and will be published on the Golf Illawarra website.

Sunday August 20 is the Mixed Foursomes Championship over 27 holes. The time sheet is available at the golf shop.

This week’s Results

Saturday 3rd August 2017 Men’s Stroke Golf Mart Monthly Medal

A Grade: Winner   Dylan Humphries nett

B Grade: Winner    Chris Leckey 62 nett   2nd Alan Jones  68 nett

C Grade: Winner   Graham Carrol 69 nett 2nd Ron Hewson  70 nett cb  3rd  Peter Hughes 70 nett

D Grade: Winner   Bob Crooks 69 nett

Best Gross Winner  Dylan Humphries 65

Ladies  Stroke Winner   Shirley Walsh 75 nett

Thursday, 3 August 2017 – Lady Veterans Men and Ladies Stableford

Men’s Winner Pat Paris 37 Pts 2nd Norbert Beringer 34 Pts

Ladies Winner Kay Ison 41 Pts 2nd Margaret Potter 37 Pts 3rd Sue Paul 36 Pts

4th Kay Brennan 35 Pts

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 – Drummond Golf Stableford

A & B Grade Winner   Ian Lewis 39 pts (c/b)   2nd Place   Greg Rodgers 39 pts

C Grade Winner      Al Thomas 38 pts

D Grade Winner    John Turner 36 pts (c/b)

Drummond Golf Voucher Winner   Ian Lewis 39 pts

Tuesday 1st August 2017 – Ladies Stroke Golf Mart Monthly Medal

Stroke Results

Div 1 Winner  Rose Sheath 73 nett  2nd   Judi  O’Brien 75 nett

Monthly Medal Results

Div 1 Medal Winner   Judi O’Brien 75 Nett

Div 1 Gross Winner    Judi O’Brien 93 Scratch

Div 1 Putting Winner    Marie Farrant 25 Putts

Div 2 Medal Winner      Rose Sheath 73 Nett

Div 2 Gross Winner       Shirley Walsh 102 Scratch

Div 2 Putting Winner    Shirley Walsh 29 Putts

Hairdressers Trophy:  Lieve Stassen

Stableford Winner: Marcia Locke (Gerringong GC) 25 pts Runner Up: Lieve Stassen

Sunday 30th July 2017 – Jamberoo Mixed Open – Canadian Foursomes

Jamberoo Mixed Open Winners Juanita Robb and Andrew Robb (Glenmore GC) 80

Jamberoo Mixed Open Nett Winners Louise Stoddart (Port Kembla GC) and Paul Henderson 67.875

Gross Runner Up Debbie Byrnes and John Byrnes (Port Kembla GC) 81

Nett Runner Up Marian Fraser and Warren Fraser (Port Kembla GC) 70.125