News from the Course – 7th May

Australian Footgolf Championships and Saturday Golf

As you are undoubtedly aware Jamberoo will host the inaugural Australian Footgolf Championships from the 26th to 29th of May. The play will be from 11am each day except Saturday where it will start at 12.30pm.

The good news from a golfing standpoint is that the Saturday 28th of May competition will not be affected for morning players with tee times available from sunrise to 10am.

Why not play your round and then stay and see some of the best Australian and International footgolfers battle it out for the big prize money? Food and drink will be available with the bar open.

Ray Orr wins the Veterans Club Championship

Congratulations to popular member Ray Orr on winning the Veterans Club Championship with a score of 76 off the stick, three ahead of Bruce Byers, who shot a 79. This is a reward for persistence and dedication to practice and we all wish to congratulate Ray on his achievement.

Ray Orr - Vets Champion 2016

The nett champion is John Pringle who fired a 65 nett to win clearly by two shots from Doug Perry, Bruce Byers and Ray Orr.

The other prizes on the day were: in Division 1 John Pringle with 65 nett with 2nd place to Doug Perry with 67 nett (c/b) and in Division 2 the winner was Peter Young with 67 nett while 2nd place went to Darryl Back with 68 nett (c/b).

Interestingly, Peter is now considered by many to be a championship specialist after he also was a winner last year in the same event. Peter won his division by one after almost losing it all in the ‘Bermuda Triangle’! You know the 16th, 17th and 18th holes where good rounds often disappear without a trace!

Luckily Pete surfaced just long enough to drop a 5 metre downhill putt on the last to win by one.

Marilyn Wright wins the Ladies Club Championships

Ladies champs 2016
2016 Ladies champs Sue, Robyn and Marilyn

The ladies also completed their final round of the club championship and as predicted it was a close run affair in all divisions.

The new club champion is Marilyn Wright who withstood a strong challenge from 2014 champion Judi O’Brien and from the fast finishing 2015 champion Kay Brennan. This was Marilyn’s first win in the championship since 2005 and is a just reward for her consistent and excellent play over an extended period of time.

In B division, Robyn Gregson also recorded her first win in the championships since 2005. Robyn also won the Pat Norman Trophy for the best overall nett score over all divisions in the championships. In C division, Sue Paul was successful, winning by 2 from Lorraine Cram to claim her 4th C Division championship.

Championship Results:

Division 1 and Club Champion Marilyn Wright 278, Runner up, Judi O’Brien 279

Division 2 Champion: Robyn Gregson 309, Runner up, Cheryl Legge 315

Division 3 Champion: Sue Paul 336, Runner up, Lorraine Cram 338

The nett winners were:

Division 1 Nett Winner, Shirley Walsh 225

Division 2 Nett Winner, Lieve Stassen 233

Division 3 Nett Winner, Dulcie Piper 228

Pat Norman Trophy Best for Best Overall Nett, Robyn Gregson 222

Congratulations and well played to all competitors who took part in this major event at the club.

This week’s other competition results

Saturday 7th May – Men’s Golf Mart Monthly Medal

A Grade Winner Ken Bradley 64 Nett

B Grade Winner Matt Tedeschi 64 Nett 2nd Boyd Sylvester 65 Nett (c/b) 3rd Ron Chilby 65 Nett

C Grade Winner Bryan Nicoll 62 Nett 2nd Daniel Smith 63 Nett

D Grade Winner Geoff Boxsell 69 Nett

Gross Winner Peter Munro 75 Gross (c/b)

Ladies – Winner Shirley Walsh 73 Nett

 Thursday 5th May – Ladies Veterans Stableford

Winner Lorraine Cram 38 Pts 2nd Lyn Kuskey 37 Pts 3rd Marian Fraser 34 Pts

Hairdressers Voucher won by Margaret Childs, kindly donated by Total Georgeous Hair – Albion Park

Wednesday 4th May – Drummond Golf Stableford

A Grade Winner Greg Tarrant 42 pts

B Grade Winner Lew Dare 40 pts

C Grade Winner H Horne (Howlong G C) 37 pts (c/b) 2nd Graham Kuskey 37 pts

D Grade Winner Peter Wheatley 36 pts

DRUMMOND GOLF VOUCHER Greg Tarrant 42 pts

2016 Men’s Individual and Fourball Matchplay Championships

The draws for both the individual and fourball matchplay championships have been completed and have been posted on the white board near the members’ lounge. As entries have closed do not add your name or alter the draw.

Matches can now commence.

Please pay the starter the entry fee of $10 as you commence your first match. Good luck to all competitors. Play well.

Member’s Lounge

The carpet tiles in the members lounge have been replaced by a higher quality carpet that really stands out. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped move the furniture and lift the old tiles. Meanwhile the kitchen is being rearranged to allow more space with new cupboards being added. Thanks again to our dedicated member volunteers for their help in completing this task.

Dave Ransom

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One thought on “News from the Course – 7th May

  1. Congratulations to all winners this month.Especially Mr Ray Orr for his victory in the Vets. Great achievement especially after the practice you put in and the warm ups before teeing off…I think I should learn from this as my warm up consists of a meat pie and 1 practice swing on the 1st. Blow that’s food for thought….maybe I have to have a sausage roll as well..But seriously…Well done Ray…

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