News from the Course

Co-Vid 19 Precautions

With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Sydney, the NSW Government has announced new restrictions to protect the people of NSW. These restrictions will apply to Greater Sydney and will be effective for one week, from 4.00 pm today.

The restrictions for Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour include:

  • Masks will be compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces and at organised outdoor events
  • Drinking while standing at indoor venues will not be allowed
  • The one person per four square metre rule will be re-introduced for all indoor and outdoor settings
  • Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues, however dancing is allowed at weddings for the bridal party only (no more than 20 people)
  • If you live or work in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas, you cannot travel outside Metropolitan Sydney for non-essential travel

These restrictions are designed to reduce the risk of further community transmission.

At Jamberoo we request that all players remember to keep their social distance and use hand sanitiser regularly, specifically after touching any metallic surfaces or flag sticks.

If you display any symptoms – get tested, stay home, and self isolate until you get the all clear.

Open Ambrose Championship

This Saturday sees the playing of the Oaks Automotive Open Ambrose Championship.

A bumper field has registered to play and lets all pray for good weather on the day.

Thanks to Steve Oppert, owner of Oaks Automotive, for his generous sponsorship of this major event.

Steve would also like to reward each player with two gifts for entering the event. A very kind offer from a generous man.

Annual Visit by our Auditors

“The Club’s Annual Financial Audit will be held over two full days this week being Thursday, 24th and Friday, 25th June.

It would be very much appreciated if enquiries of Linda be very limited these two days as her time must be devoted to the attending Audit staff.

Audits are an expensive annual cost for our club and are usually stressful days as the audit staff occupy our staff, and, myself as the Board Treasurer with their many enquiries which they expect to be attended to in the moment.

Graham Ferris

Honorary Treasurer.”

GOLF SHOP

We have finally received our stocks of winter apparel and it includes vests, pullovers, puff jackets and wet weather/wind jackets, and all items have the 40th anniversary logo. Each item comes in either black or navy and as a special offer to members, a 15% discount will apply to all items on the Sporte Leisure RRP. This means if the item has a RRP of $79.95, deduct 15% and you will only pay $67.95. All items are of good quality and well worth the asking price.

We will only display one item of each of the above due to the limited space available, so if your size is not there, please ask our friendly shop staff for assistance in locating your size from our available stocks. If your size is not there, leave an order with the shop staff and we will order it in for you. This is an excellent opportunity to use some of your winnings in your trophy account on some quality merchandise.

TREVOR BELL NOMINATION FORM

The recent bad weather has resulted in the Nomination Form going missing. If you nominated to play at The Vale on Monday 12th July, can you please ensure you renominate yourself. Just a reminder that we need EIGHT players to form a team, so if you are available, please put your name on the list. Any player in the Trevor Bell is also allocated a point for the hams, pork or lamb to be distributed at the end of the year.

Chris Goodwin
Sec/Treas.

Advance Notice

Nominations for the Board of Directors will open shortly. Our club needs talented people to get involved, so if you think you would like a say in how our club is run then now is the time to start considering involvement.

Latest Results

Congratulations today to Bob Anderson and Alan Jones who have become the 2021 Just Bathrooms Fourball Cup winners. In the end they were clear winners by 16 shots. Well played.

Also congratulations go to our new Lady Champions – Liz Armstrong, Lyn Kuskey and Sue Paul.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 Men’s Stableford – 4BBB Stableford in conjunction – JB Cup Final Round 

Stableford Results

Winner:    Garry Tallon  40 pts    2nd:    Ray Sheehan  38 pts    3rd:   John Hol  37 pts (c/b)    4th:   Italo Baraldi  37 pts (c/b)    5th:   Lance Fredericks  37  pts (c/b)   6th:  Robert Anderson   37 pts

Supershot 13th:   Robert Anderson   228 cms

Today’s 4BBB Results

Winners:   Pat Lawrence & Garry Tallon  50 pts  2nd:  Pat Travers & Geoff Reid  48 pts    3rd: Laurie Fogarty & John Hol  46 pts

Overall Winners of the Just Bathroom 4BBB Stableford:   Alan Jones & Robert Anderson  212 pts

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 Ladies Championships Round 3 – Stroke

Ladies Championship Results

Ladies Club Champion:  Elizabeth Armstrong  299 gross  (Play off)   Runner Up: Kay Brennan   299 gross

Nett Winner:  Pam Middlebrook  233 nett

Div 2 Gross Winner:  Lyn Kuskey  316 gross   Runner Up:   Shirley Walsh  335 gross

Div 2 Nett Winner:   Lisa Bell  234 nett

Div 3 Gross Winner:  Sue Paul   366 gross (c/b)   Runner Up:   Lorraine Cram   369 gross

Div 3 Nett Winner:    Kim Oborn  234 nett

Stroke Results

Div 1 Winner:   Lyn Kuskey  72 nett   Runner Up:   Lisa Bell  74 nett

Div 2 Winner:  Lidia Waine  71 nett   Runner Up:  Sue Paul  73 nett

Supershot 13th:   Kelley Greaves

Ladies Stableford

Winner:   Gloria Tompson  31 pts   Runner Up:  Lyn Beringer  29 pts

Monday 21st June 2021 – Veterans Stableford

Winner:   Bob Neilson  36 pts   2nd: Alan Jones  35 pts   3rd: Luke Oborn  34 pts (c/b)   4th:  Al Thrower  34 pts   5th:  Phil Hahn  33 pts (c/b)

Supershot 13th:    Greg Seymour   168 cms

Saturday 19th June 2021 – Men’s & Ladies Stableford

Winner:   Ryan Dorahy  32 pts   2nd: Daniel Adams  31 pts   3rd: Tim Young  30  pts (c/b)

Supershot 13th:    Tim Young  356  cms

Friday 18th June 2021 – Kingsford Nine

Winner:  Don Thompson  18 pts

Thursday 17th June 2021 – Ladies Championships Round 2 – Stroke

Stroke Results

Div 1 Winner:   Pam Middlebrook  76 nett   Runner Up:   Lyn Kuskey  77 nett

Div 2 Winner:  Cheryl Legge  79 nett   Runner Up:  Sue Paul  81 nett

Supershot 13th:   Kelley Greaves

Ladies Stableford Winner:   Pat Knight  27 pts

Ladies Championship Results

The birds attack the flag on 18 today.

It could not get any closer in the Ladies Club Championships. After regulation play 3 ladies were tied on 299, Pam Middlebrook, Liz Armstrong and Kay Brennan, meaning that a “sudden-death” playoff was needed to determine the Club Champion.

The play-off commenced on the first hole and all three contenders managed to carry Hyam’s Creek successfully leaving the tricky first green as the remaining barrier. Unfortunately Pam fell at the first hurdle and was eliminated.

Pam had made a very successful charge for the title picking up 5 strokes on her rivals over the last round to grab a place in the play-off and should be proud of her play for the title. Pam had to be content with being the the Nett winner.

Overnight leader Liz and defending champion Kay were left to continue the playoff on the 18th hole. Both successfully managed Hyam’s Creek again but tellingly Liz played a sensational approach shot to the green leaving Kay with a long putt to extend the play-off. It was not to be and a new champion was crowned.

In Division 2 Ladies President, Lyn Kuskey, and Lisa Bell had a ding-dong struggle but in the end Lyn was crowned the new Div 2 Champion by 2 shots with a final score of 316. Lisa was awarded the nett winners crown.

In Division 3, Sue Paul and Kim Oborn ended up tied on 366 and, applying the rules for this grade, the Australian Countback System was used to determine the champion. Sue Paul was crowned Div 3 champion with Kim taking out the best nett award.

Congratulations to our new Club Champions. It was certainly one of the closest championships in our history and certainly most appropriate in this anniversary year.

Ladies Club Champion:  Elizabeth Armstrong  299 gross  (Play off)   Runner Up: Kay Brennan   299 gross

Nett Winner:  Pam Middlebrook  233 nett

Div 2 Gross Winner:  Lyn Kuskey  316 gross   Runner Up:   Shirley Walsh  335 gross

Div 2 Nett Winner:    Lisa Bell  234 nett

Div 3 Gross Winner:  Sue Paul   366 gross (c/b)   Runner Up:   Lorraine Cram   369 gross

Div 3 Nett Winner:    Kim Oborn  234 nett

Oaks Automotive – 2021 Jamberoo Open Ambrose Championship

This Saturday the playing of the Jamberoo Open Ambrose will take place at the club.

Jamberoo Open Ambrose Championship – Rules

  • All play will be from the Mens Blue Course, par 67, slope 112.
  • Same gender and mixed gender teams are allowed to compete. Ladies only teams will have access to a separate prize in addition to the other major prizes.
  • All team members tee off on each hole.
  • The team chooses the shot they are going to use as they walk/drive to their tee shots.
  • The golfer whose shot is taken is eliminated from participating in the next shot.
  • A player is only eliminated for the one shot following his/her selected shot. The eliminated player cannot take a practice shot during the time they are eliminated.
  • This process continues up until the ball is on the putting green, and then all four players have the opportunity to sink the putt.
  • All four players tee off the next hole and the elimination process begins again, until ball is played onto the putting green.
  • Each team member’s tee shot must be used at least three (3) times per round and recorded clearly on the scorecard.
  • Two team members are to sign the card at the conclusion of the round.
  • Handicap is 1/8th of combined handicap.
  • The Jamberoo Golf Club Match Committee has control of the competition and reserves the right to adjust prize values depending on entry numbers. No correspondence will be entered into.

Jamberoo Open Ambrose – Prize Schedule

Team Prizes on offer

Gross Winners – $400

Runner up Gross – $120

Nett winners – $400

Nett 2nd – $320

Nett 3rd – $240

Nett 4th – $200

Nett 5th – $160

Best Ladies Only team – $120

Nearest the Pins A grade 15th hole, B grade 11th hole, C Grade and Ladies 9th hole.

Each player will receive two gifts courtesy of our sponsor, Oaks Automotive.

Jamberoo Golf Club wishes to express our gratitude to Oaks Automotive for their kind sponsorship of this event.

Annual Auditors Visit + Club Individual Matchplay Draw

Annual Auditors Visit

The club financial year runs from June 1 to May 31 each year. Membership payments become due and payable on May 31 with a one month period of grace given for members to arrange payment. Sometimes members confuse our dates with the end of year taxation time of June 30 and are late in making their annual membership payment.

Unfortunately this can result in members becoming unfinancial and having their playing rights suspended until they make their payment.

Each year our auditors examine our financial records at this time and require the full attention of our Office staff and of the Honorary Treasurer.

Graham Ferris, our Honorary Treasurer, has put in the following request to members.

“The Club’s Annual Financial Audit will be held over two full days next week being Thursday, 24th and Friday, 25th June.

It would be very much appreciated if enquiries of Linda be very limited these two days as her time must be devoted to the attending Audit staff.

Audits are an expensive annual cost for our club and are usually stressful days as the audit staff occupy our staff, and, myself as the Board Treasurer with their many enquiries which they expect to be attended to in the moment.

Graham Ferris

Honorary Treasurer.”

If Members enquire at the Office we will only be taking any annual fee remittances if we are not attending to any Auditor requests at that time.

Try not to make a payment on these days and please either organise to pay beforehand; or pay afterwards, and before June 30.

Your assistance in this matter is most appreciated.

2021 Club Matchplay Draw

A rain affected day on Saturday put a dampener on our Qualifying Day for the 2021 Club Individual Matchplay.

Despite the weather 25 players have entered the competition. The competition is held over three months from now to mid September with the 9 matches in Round 1 set to be completed by July 18 and the 8 matches in round 2 by August 15

1st Round Play before Sunday 18 July2nd Round Play before Sunday 15 AugustQuarterfinals Play before Sunday 5 SeptemberSemi-Finals Play before Sunday 19 SeptemberFinal Play before Sunday 26 September

The complete draw can be accessed by clicking here.

A player contact list can be accessed by clicking here.

The competition is played under handicap matchplay conditions with the Australian handicap (the Golflink one – not the daily handicap) being used.

Following GolfNSW protocols and to simplify matters, this year the handicap to be applied is the current one on the day of the match.

Please arrange to play your opponent by contacting them as soon as possible.

Best of luck and enjoy the Championship.

Golf games and how they are scored

Most games of golf are based on the original forms, match play or stroke play.

From these variations have been developed to enhance the playing experience.

Stroke Play

The score at each hole is entered on the score card, totalled and the player’s full handicap deducted. The player who completes the stipulated round in the fewest net strokes is the winner.

Match Play

This traditional form of the game sees two individuals or two sides competing against each other with the number of holes won or lost deciding the match. The match is completed when one side is ahead after the stipulated number of holes or is more holes up than the number of holes remaining to be played.
The number of strokes awarded in this competition is the difference between the players’ handicaps. Where there are more than 18 strokes difference between players’ handicaps, the higher handicapped players will receive 2 or 3 strokes per hole where applicable. It is usual for the Committee to prescribe sudden-death continuation if a match is all square after the required holes. In this case handicap strokes are used as in the original round.
In four-ball match play, the lowest marker reverts to scratch and gives strokes to the higher markers, eg A is on a 4 handicap, B on 8, C on 12 and D on 27. A receives no strokes, B gets 4 strokes, C gets 8 strokes and D gets 23 strokes, irrespective of who is A’s partner.

Stableford

This system of scoring by points was introduced by Dr Frank Stableford of the Wallasey Golf Club (Liverpool, England) in 1932 and is the most common event played at club level.
Stableford involves scoring points based on results at each hole. Using the index for each hole, players are able to make a mental allocation of their full handicap for each of the 18 holes. For example, a player on a handicap of 18 will add one shot to the par value of each hole to determine their own par for the hole. Thus a hole rated as a par 4 becomes a par 5 for the player.
The points scoring method is then calculated by allocating two points for a par, one point for one over, three points for one under, four points for two under, and so on. For example, a player receiving a stroke on a par 4 hole scores 4 giving them a net 3; for this the player receives 3 points. A player at a par 3 hole scores a 4 but does not receive a stroke; for this the player would receive 1 point; a player with 2 strokes on a par 5 hole scores a 6, giving them a nett 4 and 3 points.
Players who exceed their own par by two strokes score no points for the hole and, since they cannot improve on that result, they should pick up their ball. At the end of the round all points scored are added up and the player having the highest number of points is the winner.
When marking the score card, the number of strokes taken must always be shown for holes where points are scored. Thus, the card records both strokes and points.

PointsStrokes taken in relation to adjusted fixed score after application of handicap on hole
02 strokes or more over, or no score recorded, a wipe
11 stroke over
2Same number of strokes
31 stroke under
42 strokes under
53 strokes under
64 strokes under

Individual Par

Players need to allocate full handicap strokes to each hole, as explained for Individual Stableford competition.
Once players mentally determine their own par for each hole, the Individual Par competition challenges them to beat their own par. If players do exceed their par, they score a ‘+’ (plus) for the hole. If players equal their own par, they are said to have halved the hole which is scored with an ‘O’. If par is not achieved, a ‘-‘ (minus) sign is recorded. At the end of the round the plus and minus signs are added and the net result written in as so many ‘up’, ‘down’ or ‘halved’.
A player is allowed their full stroke handicap and the strokes are taken at holes as indicated on the card.
Where the handicap is more than 18, two strokes will be allowed on the number of holes that the handicap exceeds 18.
Once again, when marking the score card, the number of strokes taken must always be shown for holes where an ‘O’ or ‘+’ is scored. Thus, the card records both strokes and plus, half or minus.

For ease of explanation, assume a player’s handicap gives them one stroke per hole (e.g., an 18-hole handicap of 18). This player, playing to their handicap on a given day, will average a bogey on each hole. Playing ‘to’ ones handicap is expected and so there is no reward or punishment due when a bogey five is recorded on a par four. Thus, a 0 (zero/half) is recorded. A six (one over what’s expected from a player on a 18 handicap, would incur a penalty of a minus ‘−’ (loss). A four (a genuine, unadjusted par) is one better than a ’18-handicapper’ would be expected to score and would earn a plus ‘+’ (win).

However, for this golfer, sixes and above still incur just one minus ‘−’. Likewise, fours and below earn just one plus ‘+’. At the end of the round, pluses and minuses are reconciled (a minus cancels out a plus). If a player finishes with two pluses, they are ‘two up’ or ‘plus two’ (+2). The opposite applies if they finish with two minuses − ‘two down’; ‘minus 2’; ‘−2’.

Bisque Par

This event is a variation of the Individual Par competition, where players allocate their full handicap to each hole however they like. It is not necessary to allocate your handicap before the event, as this is normally done on a hole-by-hole basis. In Bisque Par competitions, players will determine their handicap stroke allocation for a hole after playing that hole (and mark that allocation on the score card at that time). The allocation of handicap strokes will obviously cease once the player’s full handicap has been used. The game is then played as an Individual Par competition, and scored in the same fashion.

Foursomes

Two players play as partners and use one ball. The partners strike off alternately from the tee and thereafter strike the ball alternately during the play of each hole. Scoring is done as for a stroke round and the total is subject to a deduction of half the partners’ aggregate handicaps.
Note: If either player incurs a penalty stroke it does not alter the rotation of play.

So player A hits off the first tee player B hits the next shot and alternating until the ball is holed.

Player B hits off the second hole and player A plays the second shot, etc.

Canadian Foursomes

This event is played as per a Foursomes event except that both players play tee shots at every hole and afterwards continue with whichever ball they nominate, with the partner playing the second stroke. Handicap allowance is ⅜ of aggregate stroke handicap for stroke competitions.

American Foursomes

Both players play tee shots at each hole, then play a second stroke with their partner’s ball. One ball is then selected and play proceeds as in foursomes, so that if Player B hit the second shot with the selected ball, Player A hits the next shot and play alternates until the hole is completed. Handicap allowance is ⅜ of aggregate stroke handicap for stroke competitions.

Ambrose

This event can be played as a two, three or four-person event. Each player plays a tee shot at each hole. The Captain then selects the best drive which is then played by its owner. The other members retrieve their balls and in turn drop within one club-length of the selected position and play their second shots. This procedure of selecting the best position continues until a ball is holed. When on the green, balls are placed on the selected spot.The most common method of determining handicap is: Two-person event – 1/4 of aggregate stroke handicap; Three-person event – 1/6 of aggregate handicap; Four-person event – 1/8 of stroke handicap. Special rules concerning team composition or number of tee shots per player or player elimination for a shot can be applied.

Fourballs

Four-Ball Best Ball Stableford (4BBB or 2BBB)

Two players play as partners each taking strokes at holes as in a stableford competition. The better point score on a hole from either of the pair becomes the team score for that hole.
In a four-ball handicap event care must be taken to mark the scores of each player in separate columns headed by the initials of the player. If the scores are mixed and it is impossible for the Committee to check the card the players will be disqualified.

These are often played in conjunction with the individual competition on the day.
Some Variations

Four-Ball Aggregate Stableford

As the name implies, the Stableford system is used in this event and the competition is played with a partner, as in a Four-Ball Stableford. Individual full handicaps are applied to each player and the number of points scored by each player is recorded at the end of every hole, as well as a total or aggregate for the team. The team having the highest number of points is the winner. Again, when marking the score card, the number of
strokes taken must always be shown for holes where points are scored. Thus, the card records both strokes and points for each player as well as team points.

Four-Ball Stableford Multiplier

Individual full handicaps are applied to each player and the number of points scored by each player is recorded at the end of every hole, as well as a total product for the team. eg. player A gets 2 points and player B gets 3 points gives a team score of 6 points; Player A scores 0 points, player B scores 5 points, team score is 0 points for that hole. The team having the highest number of points is the winner.

Irish Fourball or Worst ball

Similar to a 4BBB except the worst score of either player is used as the team score. The team with the highest score wins.

Countdown

A team event where the individual stableford scores of team members are used to calculate the team score for each hole. Usually a 6543 format is used. The first six holes only the best score is used for the team score, the next 5 holes, the best 2 scores are added for the team score, the next 4 holes, the best 3 scores are added and the last 3 holes all team scores are used.

Split Six

A new variety of a 2 person team event involving best ball, aggregate and multiplier. On the first six holes the best of the team’s stableford score is recorded for the team. On the next six, the aggregate of each players stableford score are used. The last six involves multiplying together each players stableford score. The team with the highest total is the winner.

Eclectic

Competitors play two or more rounds and the eclectic score is the lowest stroke score obtained at each hole on the rounds. Sometimes the competitions extend over the whole season and the total score for the holes is subject to deduction of ½ the player’s handicap held on the last day of competition.