August 2015 Vets Newsletter

3rd August 2015 Competition

I wasn’t able to play today so I didn’t arrive until about 11.30 and noticed some of the early starters congregating in the player’s lounge. Being a bit of a sticky beak and because I was headed that way anyway, thought I would investigate to see what was happening. Was the computer down? Was Stuart putting on a floor show? No, it was Rose Sheath who had organised some of the other ladies to provide us with some gourmet rolls for lunch.

Rose grabbed me on the way in (figuratively speaking) and offered me the best offer I’d received all day…a gourmet roll with home cooked corned beef or meat loaf. I opted for the corned beef because it just looked so juicy on the platter and I got my choice of salad extras and relish or mayonnaise. All for $5.00 which included free coffee or tea AND free cakes such as chocolate and vanilla as well as some beautiful home made slices. Well! There goes the diet! But I must say the roll was absolutely delicious and the cakes were outstanding.

I will talk with Rose to see if we can do this again. Not only was this great for the members to be able to sit around and have a chat after the game and have a freshly prepared lunch made for them but additionally it also raised over $300 for the club because much of the food was supplied free of charge. I would like to thank Rose for her organisation on the day, also Kay Ison and Sandra Gentle who were in charge of constructing those delicious rolls and also to Lyn Tomlins who made sure everyone got either tea or coffee and at least one piece of cake each. It was a great day, thanks ladies. The raffle was won by Lyn Tomlins.

Oh, and there was some golf played as well. The full list of winners are:
Division 1        1st    Graham Kuskey 36 Points
2nd Glyn Godfrey 33 Points
3rd  Arthur Holmes 32 Points (c/b)
Division 2      1st   John McKenna (Links) 36 Points
2nd  Ian Foy 35 Points
3rd   Barry Stephens (Kiama) 33 Points
NTP 3rd  Paul Rodgers 420 cms
NTP 9th  N Murray (Grange) 98 cms
NTP 11th
M Smith (RV) 190 cms
D&P 8th  
Al Thomas 494 cms
Supershot 7th
Zel Diamant (RV) 329 cms
Balls to 32 Points

As you all know, your veterans membership is due for renewal on 1st October 2015 and it is proposed to attach a note to your September scorecard as a reminder. This year, for reasons associated with simplicity and governance it is proposed to collect your membership fee when you pay your competition fees for the game on Monday 5th October. This will ensure you are financial should you be lucky enough to win on the day. As a result the cost for October will be $17.00 and this will include your 2015/16 membership payment.

17th August 2015 Competition

For our second competition of the month the numbers were a little down on previous months and I wasn’t sure whether the cause was the chilly weather or Jason Day’s efforts at the PGA. The winners for today’s comp were:
1st Geoff Chard 39 points
2nd Phil Hahn 38 points

NTP 3rd  Ewald Klein 1080 cms
NTP 9th  
Geoff Chard 900 cms
NTP 11th Theo Schmeider 235 cms
D&P 8th  
George Wells 900 cms
Supershot 7th
Arthur Holmes 1715 cms

Balls to 32 Pts

Trevor Bell Shield

Following a couple of late withdrawals, we struggled to field a full team this week even though we were playing at home, but both Pat Paris and Ray Orr came to our rescue to allow us to field a full complement of 8 players. Conditions were very difficult today for all players due to the wind and cold but we still held strong expectations due to our home course advantage.

There were no outstanding scores today (top score of 36 points) but consistency was what we were after and that’s what we got with four Jamberoo players finishing in the top 10 on the day. Our best were Ian Unsworth and Geoff Reynolds who both had 33 points and overall they finished 3rd and 4th respectively. Ray Orr finished close behind on 31 points followed by Chris Goodwin on 30, Pat Paris on 29 and Karl Edlinger on 25 points. Jamberoo were the big movers on the day, up from 4th position to 2nd and are now only 22 points behind the early leaders Kiama. There is a real log jam at the top of the leader board and with 3 rounds to play the progressive scores are:

Kiama                    757
Jamberoo            735
Port Kembla       733
The Grange         730
Wollongong        709
Links                      705
Russell Vale        635
I would like to thank both Lance and Robyn for looking after the BBQ and the drinks for all of the players. All visiting players were impressed with our new decking and entertainment area, and with the BBQ.

Our next game is scheduled for Thursday 10th September at Port Kembla and with Port only two points behind us, we will need to put in a good showing. The nomination form for the game is now on the board and we are still short two players, so if you are available can you please put your name down on the list or give me a call on 0418 612 881.

Chris Goodwin
Sec./Treas. Jamberoo Vets

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