Congratulations to the Ladies committee who have organised the Tuesday classes for aspiring golfers. A great success with a group lesson on the range from Jim Butt followed by a lovely luncheon back at the club. We hope the new golfers are enjoying the experience and we welcome them to Jamberoo, the friendliest club on the coast.
Congratulations to Shirley Dixon on her win in the 2017 VWGA Country Championship Division 2 for June.
Shirley’s score of +5 was enough to beat all comers in this event that is held by all competing clubs on the same day.
Well played Shirley, highlighting another great performance by a Jamberoo member.
Well done also to Lorraine Cram for the successful VWGA Open day held last Thursday. Another great success at the club.
Beware, blue bottle found in the pond on the 7th
A report has come to my notice from a concerned member who has spotted ‘blue bottles’ in the pond on the 7th hole.
Warren Joannou was walking passed the pond when he spotted the danger. At great personal risk he removed the ‘blue bottle’ and disposed of it thoughtfully.
One wonders how it got there?
Corellas have the last laugh
A prominent member was caught last Wednesday throwing a club at the Corellas that were perched in a palm tree near the 7th green . When asked for an explanation for this crazy behaviour club captain Dave explained that he saw red (or was it white?) when he noticed the way the birds had attacked the green again. What’s more they seemed to be laughing at him, daring him to do something about it!
The first toss was unsuccessful but the second one did the trick scattering the villains.
The only problem was that the club stuck up the tree and didn’t come down.
Dave was heard lamenting that he had sacrificed his sand iron “for the good of the club”.
It was a Cleveland CG14 if anybody happens to see it laying about.
He feels like a ‘stupid goose’ right now except that geese aren’t that stupid!!
A ‘padded wagon’ was waiting for Dave at the 18th.
In a further example of anomalous behaviour, not by Dave this time, a putter was spotted on the roof of the Green Shed after the round last Saturday. Apparently the owner had become a little upset after failing to hole his fifth putt from off the front of the green on the 18th after watching his previous 4 attempts U-turn back down the green.
This Week’s Results
Another fantastic week of golf on the course with well supported competitions despite the wind. As the week developed the wind settled leading to some good scoring on the weekend. This was highlighted by a great 44 points by Justin Bensley on Saturday to win B grade by 4 from Terry Murphy; Brian Bennett chipped in from the the back of the 16th to help him win C grade by 1 from Ray Sheehan; while in A grade, Tony Rodriguez pulled off the impossible holing his chip shot on 18 from the 9th fairway after using the road as a landing point. Pete Munro, however, still beat Tony on a countback despite that brilliant shot.
Mick Bartlett impressed with a chip in of his own during the Mens’ Veterans competition last Monday. Mick had hit his second shot on the 8th way too long and finished in the tree line bordering the 5th fairway. With the flag perched on the back edge right near the steepest section of slope things weren’t looking good for Mick. Not to be daunted, Mick played the perfect shot, hitting the bank and releasing onto the green and rolling into the hole for a birdie. Wow!
Saturday, 9th September 2017 – Single Stableford
A Grade Winner: Pete Munro 37 pts (c/b)
B Grade Winner: Justin Bensley 44 pts 2nd Terry Murphy 40 pts
C Grade Winner: Brian Bennett 38 pts 2nd Ray Sheehan 37 pts
D Grade Winner: Bob Crooks 36 pts
Ladies Winner: Margaret Cook 37 pts
Thursday, 7th September 2017 – Ladies Vets – Open Day VWGA Tournament -2 Person Ambrose
Overall Winners Cheryl Legge and M Fraser 67 1/4 (J and TG)
Div 1 Winners C Bailey and T Hamer 70 (TG)
Div 1 Runners up J McDade and S Hall 70 1/4 (SM and R)
Scratch J Bessell and J Anderson (TG) 79
Senior Vets Marie Farrant and Christine Paris (J and BD) 70 1/4
Wednesday 6th September 2017 – Drummond Golf Stableford
Winner George Wells 39 pts
2nd Place Gary Harvey 36 pts (c/b)
3rd Place Richard Bremner 36 pts
4th Place Graham Kuskey 35 pts (c/b)
5th Place Mal Garratt 35 pts (c/b)
Tuesday 5th September 2017 – Ladies Stroke Golf Mart Monthly Medal
Div 1 Winner Lisa Bell 74 nett 2nd Suzanne Lang 76 nett
Monthly Medal Results
Div 1 Medal Winner Judi O’Brien 77 Nett
Div 1 Gross Winner Judi O’Brien 95 Scratch
Div 2 Medal Winner Lisa Bell 74 Nett
Div 2 Gross Winner Suzanne Lang 76 Scratch
Div 3 Medal Winner Marie Smith 78 Nett
Div 3 Gross Winner Marie Smith 117 Scratch
Stableford Winner: Ruth Killmore 29 pts Runner Up: Margaret Stephens 28 pts
Monday, 4th September 2017 – Veterans Stableford
A Grade Winner Toby Bartle 37 Pts 2nd Geoff Reynolds 36 Pts
B Grade Winner William Little 38 Pts 2nd Graham Kuskey 36 Pts (c/b)