Trevor Bell Shield Report


The final round of the Trevor Bell Memorial Shield was held under a sunny sky at The Links Shell Cove on Monday 11th November. Once again the Jamberoo team performed well and returned consistent scores ranging from the low to mid thirties, with Ian Unsworth being our best performer on the day with 36 points. Although we played well throughout the year, unfortunately we didn’t have anyone recording any scores in the high thirties or low forties which would have seen us finish much higher on the leader board. I would like to congratulate all players, including Dave Newton and Larry Osterhaus who made their debut this year.

With the top four teams separated by about 20 points the focus on Monday was definitely about team performance and The Links players certainly stepped up to the mark winning the day with a total of 215 points, from Port Kembla with 198 and followed by Jamberoo and Kiama tied for third with 196 points. However, the fast finishing Links team finished agonisingly short by 6 points from lifting their first title from Port Kembla who again won the shield for the sixth time in ten years.

The closeness of this year’s competition was a feature of the competitiveness displayed this year and in the end, the top five clubs were separated by only 46 points. The final scoreboard read as follows:

Port Kembla                       1385
Links Shell Cove                1379
Kiama                                  1369
The Grange                         1364
Jamberoo                            1339
Wollongong                        1303
The Vale                              1228

The first round next year will be held at The Links in April 2020.


Chris Goodwin

News & Views 13 November

Club Platinum Sponsor Viv Maris shows her style

Upcoming Events

Saturday November 16 – Monthly Medal and Gold Medal Playoff – Golden Putter playoff

Monday November 18 –  Veterans Stableford

Tuesday November 19 – Ladies Hams Day (closed event)

Wednesday November 20 – Members Stableford

Friday December 13 – Volunteers Day at the club from 2pm.

Rules Info – taking a correct drop

When you hit your ball into a penalty area and you decide on taking a penalty drop then you must first ascertain the point where your ball crossed into the penalty area. You then have several options:

The player may either:

  • Play the ball as it lies without penalty, under the same Rules that apply to a ball in the general area (which means there are no specific Rules limiting how a ball may be played from a penalty area), or
  • Play a ball from outside the penalty area by taking penalty relief under Rule 17.1d or 17.2.
  • If a player’s ball is in a penalty area, including when it is known or virtually certain to be in a penalty area even though not found, the player has these relief options, each for one penalty stroke:(1) Stroke-and-Distance Relief. The player may play the original ball or another ball from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6).(2) Back-On-the-Line Relief. The player may drop the original ball or another ball (see Rule 14.3) in a relief area that is based on a reference line going straight back from the hole through the estimated point where the original ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area:
    • Reference Point: A point on the course chosen by the player that is on the reference line and is farther from the hole than the estimated point (with no limit on how far back on the line):
      • In choosing this reference point, the player should indicate the point by using an object (such as a tee).
      • If the player drops the ball without having chosen this point, the reference point is treated as being the point on the line that is the same distance from the hole as where the dropped ball first touched the ground.
    • Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: One club-lengthbut with these limits:
    • Limits on Location of Relief Area:
      • Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
      • May be in any area of the course except the same penalty areabut
      • If more than one area of the course is located within one club-length of the reference point, the ball must come to rest in the relief area in the same area of the course that the ball first touched when dropped in the relief area.

Gold Medal Day

This Saturday is the Men’s November Monthly Medal as well as the annual Gold Medal Day where winners of the previous 12 monthly medals play off, in each grade, for the Gold Medal.

The Golden Putter Trophy will also be played for on this day so keep a record of your putts.

To see if you have qualified for the Gold Medal Playoff please click here

For the Golden Putter Click Here

Some Changes on the Course

The GUR area that runs across the 16th hole through the trees and into the 17th fairway has been altered.

The GUR is now only on the 16th fairway. The markers have been adjusted to reflect this change.

Also, a compulsory call up is to be made on the 15th hole so that players will be able to move clear of the 15th tee quicker. If you are on the 15th green, call the following group up and then precede to putt out as they approach.

Margaret does it again!


There must be something about Margaret and the 4th hole. For the second time in the last twelve months her buggy has jumped into Hyam’s Creek!

Will somebody show Margaret the brake?!

Eclectic Championship

The Gold Medal round marks the end of the Men’s Eclectic Championship. When the scores went silent several players were in with a good shot of winning either the gross or nett title.

Daniel Adams, Greg Seymour, Tony Rodriguez, Steve Rippon, Phil Lewis, George Vlatko and Pete Wheatley were prominent before the scores were hidden.

Who will be successful in winning the Fredericks IGA Trophy?

Presentation Day


Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the annual Presentation Ceremony and dinner.

It will be held from 4 pm on Sunday 8th December.

Apart from joining in on congratulating the major award winners and club champions a three course dinner will be served and a free alcoholic beverage (or soft drink if you like) will be available on arrival.

A lucky door prize for hams will be held as well as the annual chipping contest.

All this for $25 a ticket. Please pay as soon as possible at the office.

Latest Results

Warm weather greeted the starters in this week’s competitions. Congratulations to Judy Casey on winning the Ladies Gold Medal on Tuesday in the heat. Well played.

Con Kiayias blitzed the field last Saturday winning with a very neat 40 points and Laurie Fogarty played an exceptional round of nett 61 on Wednesday to win the Just Bathrooms Day. Lachlan Young also played well with a nett 62 and in the process beat his father Tim off the stick for the first time. Dave Ransom again fell a shot short in what is developing into a bad habit.

Hope to see you all on the course next week.

Wednesday 13th November 2019 – Men’s Stroke inc Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine 

Winner: Laurie Fogarty 61 nett   2nd: Lachlan Young 62 nett (c/b)   3rd: Dave Ransom 62 nett   4th: Paul O’Leary 66 nett (c/b)  5th: Paul Tucker 66 nett (c/b)

Mystery Nine (1,2,3,9,11,12,15,16,18) Winner: Lachlan Young  27.5

Tuesday 12th November 2019 – Ladies Monthly Medal  – Stroke – Gold Medal Play Off 

Medal Results

Gold Medal Winner:   Judy Casey   69 nett

Div 1 Medal Winner:    Lyn Beringer  74 nett (c/b)   Gross Winner:  Pam Middlebrook  93 gross   Putting Winner:  Shirley Dixon 29 putts

Div 2 Medal Winner:   Judy Casey  69  nett   Gross Winner:  Judy Casey 97 gross   Putting Winner:  Cheryl Legge 29  putts

Div 3 Medal Winner:   Marie Smith 72  nett (c/b)   Gross Winner:  Marie Smith 108 gross   Putting Winner:  Lorraine Cram 29  putts

Stroke Results

Div 1 Winner:  Lyn Beringer 74 nett (c/b)   Runner Up: Shirley Dixon  74 nett (c/b)

Div 2 Winner: Judy Casey  69 nett   Runner Up:  Marie Smith  72 nett (c/b)

Ladies Stableford Winner:  Robyn Boles  26 pts

Ladies 9 Hole Stableford Winner: Wendy Unsworth  23 pts

Saturday 9th November 2019 – Men’s Stableford

Winner:  ConKiayias  40 pts   2nd: Dave Ransom 37  pts  (c/b) 3rd: Ian Beard 37  pts (c/b)  4th:  Ian Martens 37 pts  5th: Tony McRae  36 pts (c/b)

Ladies Stableford Winner:  Shirley Walsh 32 pts




Vale Marshall Blacka

Long time member and regular player Marshall Clive BLACKA  passed away peacefully with loving family by his side on November 4th 2019. Marshall will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and mates.

Aged 90 Years

Gone For A Game Of Golf And A Beer

Relatives and friends of Marshall are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be held at the Northcliffe Chapel of Hansen & Cole, 634 Northcliffe Dr, Kembla Grange on Monday November 11th 2019 commencing at 12pm.

2020 Golf Illawarra Pennant Teams

WHC Teams Photo_550
2016 combined White Horse Cup Team

Those members interested in representing Jamberoo Golf Club in the upcoming 2020 Pennant season are requested to submit their nomination on the form in the golf shop.

Please place your name, golflink number, phone number and email address as well as your and shirt size on the form.

This year Jamberoo has entered the C Pennant (for players with handicaps between 12.5 and 19 and two teams in the White Horse Cup ( Handicap matchplay Pennant – maximum handicap of 24).

Last year one of our White Horse Cup teams reached the final suffering a defeat only after a playoff and the C pennant team reached the semi-final.

I would encourage all members who have an interest to nominate.  All selections are based on merit using the following criteria:

  • players must be full financial members of JGC
  • players must have supported JGC by playing regularly in JGC Saturday or Wednesday competitions during the preceding 12 months
  • recent stroke play form
  • previous match-play experience and performance in Pennant competitions
  • participation and performance in JGC match-play championships
  • participation and performance in JGC stroke-play championships
  • a commitment to being available for a majority of matches
  • player conduct – exemplary conduct and sportsmanship is expected from players, officials (and any team supporters)
  • match-play selection trials if required

The season for all teams commences on Sunday February 2.  We will compete against:

C Pennant Division 1: Port Kembla, Links Shell Cove, St George’s Basin and Russell Vale

White Horse Cup Division 1: Shoalhaven Heads 1, Sussex Inlet 1, Kiama and Nowra

White Horse Cup Division 3: Shoalhaven Heads 2, Wollongong, Bowral and Sussex Inlet 2

In the White Horse Cup the Qualifying finals are to be held on March 8, the Quarter finals on March 15, the Semi-final on March 22 and the Grand Final on March 29.

In the C Pennant the Qualifying final is to be held on March 15, the semi-final on March 22 and the Grand Final on March 29.

All teams have a home game on February 16 where we will host all other clubs in our divisions.

Many players consider representing the club in Pennants as the highlight of their golfing year so please feel free to join us.

Larry Kent and Col Booth hold the White Horse Cup