THE JAMBEROO GOLF CLUB presentation day was held at the club last Sunday to an enthusiastic gathering of members and guests.
The convivial nature of the evening and fellowship of members was wonderful to behold and was enhanced by the ability of members to share a drink with their fellows. Thanks go to bar-keep for the night, Lance Fredericks for providing this new facility at the club.
A sumptuous Christmas dinner was served to the great appreciation of those present and many thanks go to the organisers of the event and to the helpers on the night, Sandra Gentle, Kay Ison, Cheryl Legge and Lieve Stasson.
The evening started out with a ’chipping’ contest where participants were asked to play a difficult chip shot over a bush, under limbs of a tree and over a bunker to a flag situated on a down slope on the 4th green using an unfamiliar club. The nearest the pin was Jim Henry whose shot to 1 metre just pipped that of Margaret Potter, with Lieve Stasson’s and Rose Sheath’s shots also of merit. Tom Persson was awarded 5th place for his effort. Vice-captain Stuart Potter was awarded the most elegant (and least successful) swing award. Many thanks go to Ray Orr for his assistance in running the event and for the creation of his inspiring sign.
The club Christmas raffle winner was John Kyle, while Lyn Deegan, Geoff Boxsell and Gail Goodwin were winners of the cash in the 100 club.
The main purpose of the night was of course to announce and award prizes and trophies to the various winners of club events and championships held in 2015. Judi O’Brien acting as MC on the night was pleased to announce the following winners:
Ladies Foursomes: Judi O’Brien & Margaret Cook
Mens Foursomes: Tom Persson & Paul Hazeltine
Mixed Foursomes: Elizabeth Armstrong & Arthur Bosanquet
Mixed Open Gross: Linda McGlinchey & Adrian Gehrmann
Mixed Open Nett: Lieve Stasson & Ray Orr
Jamberoo Mens Open Gross: Trent Cadger (the Grange)
Mens Open Nett: Garry Harvey
2015 Gold Medals
A Grade: Patrick Paris B Grade: Dave Ransom
C Grade: Philip Gosling D Grade: Vince Byrnes
Ladies : Judi O’Brien
Golf NSW Medals
Division 1: Kay Brennan Division 2: Margaret Cook
Mens Single Matchplay: Boyd Sylvester
Mens Fourball Matchplay: Pat Paris & Chris Goodwin
Mens Graded Matchplay A division: Steve Rippon
Mens Graded Matchplay B division: John Paul
Ladies Fourball Matchplay: Robyn Boles & Lyn Walker
Ladies Fourball Matchplay Runners up: Marilyn Wright & Shirley Walsh
Pat Norman Memorial Trophy : Pauline Lightfoot
Ladies Veterans Trophy: Judi O’Brien
Ladies Veterans Nett: Sue Paul
Eclectic: Elsie Churchill Tray: Judi O’Brien
Birdie Competition: Marie Farrant
Nat Fischer Gobbler Trophy: Marie Farrant
Men’s Club Champions
A Grade: Steve Rippon B Grade: Tom Zimmermann
C Grade: Bob Small D Grade: Les Farkas
Veterans: Steve Rippon
Ladies Club Champions
A Grade: Kay Brennan B Grade: Margaret Cook
C Grade: Robyn Boles
For those award winning members who were unable to attend, their trophies can be collected from the club office as soon as possible.
The following winners of Drummond Golf vouchers from the club championships can also pick up their vouchers from the office as well: Paul Hazeltine; Ken Bradley; Tom Zimmermann; Con Kiayias; Hans Kaer; Brian Underwood;, Bob Small; Les Farkas; John Keeling; Vince Brynes; and Jeff O’Brien.
Finally, I must say that I had no idea that Santa was such a funny, skinny fellow who speaks with a Welsh accent!
President Lance in his concluding speech suggested that members should consider playing another comp each week to help us trade out of the present financial situation. He congratulated all winners and thanked the organisers and helpers for the night to which I add my own thanks.
Many congratulations to the award winners and champions.