White Duck Day
Members are reminded that the White Duck Charity Golf Day for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund will be held at the club on Friday March 16. A booking sheet is available on the counter in the golf shop so get your team together and enter as soon as possible to reserve your spot. If you wish to play and haven’t got a team enter anyway and a team will be found for you.
There are many fabulous prizes up for grabs on the day and the organisers would like to again thank Srixon Golf, Drummond Golf, Elders Real Estate and Just Bathrooms for their support as major sponsors.
As you have undoubtedly noticed one of the Liquid Amber trees guarding the front of the 17th green has been partially removed. This of course has caused a lot of debate amongst members about the merits of such an action.
In this case one of the considerations was based on safety. Several people have been hit walking towards the 16th fairway off the 16th tee by players from the 17th tee deliberately aiming at the bridge near the 16th tee. This gave them a relatively simple pitch to the green. The shot required from the 17th fairway to the 17th green was extremely difficult forcing a shot over the top of the 30 metre tree to the front flag placement less than 10 metres from that tree, something beyond most players at the club, thus promoting the dangerous shot down 16. [Just because most of us can’t play a particular shot is not as such a valid reason to remove a tree, coupled with the danger factor however it does change perspective]
With the tree gone players will be encouraged to aim at the 17th fairway and be rewarded with a shot to the green.
It is a principle of the club that any tree that is cut down should be replaced by others on the course. You may have noticed new trees on the first and 14th holes for instance. The Liquid Amber will be replaced with another tree that will not grow to the same height but still obscure the front of the green in a fairer and safer way.
I have considered several possible replacements but not being an Arborist now wish members to come up with other alternatives, something that will not grow to more than 7 or 8 metres maximum. Please write in the comments section.
Membership Payment Options
It has become quite apparent that the club can no longer support monthly and 3 monthly membership options, consequently with the end of the membership financial year on May 31 these schemes will be closed.
The only part-payment option offered will be for 2 six monthly instalments from this date. Those members who currently take advantage of these options will be contacted by mail shortly.
As always Jamberoo Golf Club still has the best value membership on the coast.
Jamberoo Golf Club would like to thank Golf Mart at Wollongong for their continued support of our Monthly Medal days.
We know that it is quite a distance from Jamberoo to Wollongong but it doesn’t serve the club’s best interests if you complain of this to the staff at Golf Mart as there is little they can do about it except withdraw their sponsorship.
While you are there you might wish to purchase some other golfing items.
Illawarra Veterans Week of Golf
Round 2 of the Illawarra Veterans week of golf will be played at Jamberoo on Tuesday February 20. The organisers wish to express their thanks to the Jamberoo Ladies Committee for their assistance in running this day and for their flexibility in running this important competition at the same time as the Tuesday Ladies competition.
This Weekend’s Pennant Venues
Good luck to our Mens Pennant teams tomorrow.
The B Pennant play at Gerringong against Russell Vale in an important match.
The C pennant test their skills away at Russell Vale.
The White Horse Cup division 1 ‘cowpats’ travel to Sussex Inlet to play Bowral, while the division 3 ‘flies’ have the Sunday off.
Brilliant weather again has brought the golfers out in droves with large numbers playing both socially and in competitions.
There have been many shining rounds with Don Thompson winning the A division of the Veterans on Monday and with Mick Farmilo beating Phil Gosling on a countback with 40 points in the B division.
The Tuesday Ladies monthly medals were won by Marilyn Wright, Lisa Bell and Marlene Trethowan. Marilyn fired an outstanding 64 nett for the day’s best round.
Wednesday saw the Drummond Golf Stableford played with Michael Bartlett showing outstanding form to win with 44 points. Tony Rodriguez, Norm Bampton and Bruce Piggott were the winners in the other grades.
On Saturday Con Kiayias was able to win the A grade competition with 40 points on a countback from David White. B grade saw a 3 way countback applied with Bryan Nicoll winning with 38 points over Ron Chilby with Terry Murphy unlucky to get 3rd. C grade was also decided by countback where Tim Condon’s 39 points just defeated Mick Bartlett. Bob Crooks took out D grade with 39 points while Louise Stoddart won the ladies division with 35 points.
Until next week.
Saturday 10th February 2018 – Stableford
A Grade Winner: Con Kiayias 40 pts (c/b)
B Grade Winner: Bryan Nicoll 38 pts (c/b) 2nd: Ron Chilby 38 pts (c/b)
C Grade Winner: Tim Condon 39 pts (c/b) 2nd: Michael Bartlett 39 pts
D Grade Winner: Bob Crooks 39 pts
Ladies Winner: Louise Stoddart (Port Kembla GC) 35 pts
Wednesday 7th February 2018 Drummond Golf Stableford
A Grade Winner: Tony Rodriquez 40 pts
B Grade Winner: Norm Bampton 40 pts (c/b) 2nd: Paul Rodgers 40 pts
C Grade Winner: Michael Bartlett 44 pts 2nd: Terry Murphy 39 pts
D Grade Winner: Bruce Piggott 38 pts
Drummond Golf Voucher Winner: Michael Bartlett 44 pts
Tuesday 6th February 2018 – Ladies Stroke Monthly Medal
Div 1 : Winner: Marilyn Wright 64 nett Runner Up: Shirley Walsh 72 nett (c/b)
Div 2 : Winner: Marlene Trethowan 70 nett Runner Up: Marie Smith 71 nett
Monthly Medal Results
Div 1 Medal Winner: Marilyn Wright 64 nett
Div 2 Medal Winner: Lisa Bell 72 nett
Div 3 Medal Winner: Marlene Trethowan 70 nett
Ladies Stableford Winner: Margaret Chaffey 30 pts
Monday, 5th February 2018 – Veterans Stableford
A Grade Winner: Don Thompson 37 Pts 2nd Al Thomas 36 Pts 3rd Geoff Reynolds 35 Pts
B Grade Winner: Mick Farmilo 40 Pts c/b 2nd Phil Gosling 40 Pts 3rd Pat Travers 39 Pts