Hole of the Week
There are some places in the world that have a reputation of being mysterious or even dangerous. The Bermuda Triangle comes to mind as an example. At Jamberoo we also have such a place.
It is a place where good rounds of golf mysteriously disappear without a trace – the ‘Jamberoo Triangle’ – holes 16, 17 and 18.
Today we investigate the 16th hole, an innocent looking, straight par 4 measuring 312 metres. This hole is known as ‘The Farm’ due to its proximity to the adjoining property.
Long hitters have to be careful using driver here as a water hazard before the green can grab that over-hit drive. Another water hazard runs the length of the hole to the right of the fairway and trees border the left making it important to hit it straight.
Most plan to hit their tee shot to the middle of the fairway leaving a second shot measuring between 100-150 metres over the water to the raised green. Many people under club or mishit their shot into the water. Some go right where out of bounds waits nearby. Many go long to make sure they are over the water leaving themselves with a very difficult chip downhill to the green which slopes further away.
Quite a few lay up short of the water believing caution as the greater part of valour.
Take the wrong club and you are left with a very difficult 2 putt from either above or below the hole as the green is very sloped! Even short 1 metre putts require your full attention where you have to match pace and break to be successful.
Walk away with a 4 (or nett 4) and you will be pleased.
Much of the course equipment is kept at the Greens Compound. This includes sharp-edged mower blades, heavy machinery and hazardous chemicals. Although these are stored in safe places members are reminded for their own safety that the Greens Compound is for authorised personnel only. There have been reports that the course staff have had to take evasive action to avoid unauthorised people who have entered the compound without permission.
Do not enter this area without permission from the head greenkeeper.
Greens Committee Report
Your Greens Committee met last week to continue to develop plans about improving the course and to seek information on the state of the putting surfaces.
Martin Boatswain, the head greenkeeper, reports that he is pleased with the regrowth of the burnt areas of the greens, which have been reseeded, and expects that they will be fully recovered within the month. The practice putting green is almost back to standard. As part of this process of regrowing the bent grass, the greens have had to be watered more than usual.
The greens that have been infested with couch have been scarified and treated with the best chemical on the market. They are slowly responding but it will be an ongoing work.
Rule of the Week
Many of us at Jamberoo have gotten into the habit of signing our cards before we hit off. This is to avoid forgetting at the end of the round and being disqualified. Last Saturday for instance 6 members were disqualified as they or their marker forgot to sign the card. It seems sensible, right?
Guess what, it is against the rules. Rule 6.6b states clearly that you must sign your card at the completion of the round or risk disqualification. There’s one to ponder.
“After completion of the round, the competitor should check their score for each hole and settle any doubtful points with the Committee. They must ensure that the marker or markers have signed the score card, sign the score card themself and return it to the Committee as soon as possible.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 6-6b: Disqualification.”
Jamberoo becomes a recycling centre
You have all noticed the earth works to the south western end of the carpark where the ramp has been removed. One of our own green staff, Shaun Langlands, has been working after hours to complete this work building a retaining wall.
In its place a can and bottle recycling point will be built where you can exchange these recyclable items for shop vouchers or credit. This work is due to be ready in the next week. The club benefits by receiving a good rent for the space and we hope to take advantage of recycling opportunities as well.
There will be more detail to this news in the coming week.
This Week’s Golf
With the playing of the Masters in America many members have been seen walking around bleary-eyed this week. On our own beautiful course they have been met with warm weather but with the course playing quite difficult.
On Monday the Mens Veterans stableford was held with Jeff Draper taking out A division with 37 points and Geoff King taking out B division with 38 points on a countback from David Newton. Tuesday saw the playing of the Jamberoo Ladies Open with our own Marilyn Wright being successful winning the Pat Dyball Trophy with a good score of 87. Shirley Walsh took out the Margaret Boyd Trophy best nett prize with 67 . The Elaine Honey Salver was won by A Schlodder with 27 pts. Elders Trophy (2 Person Aggregate Winners) were Jenelle Anderson and Shirley Walsh with 74 pts.
On Wednesday the Men played a Stableford event from the Blue course. A Grade winner was former club champion Martin Francis with 37 points, Toby Bartle was the B grade winner with 40 points beating Brian Bennett on a countback. C Grade winner was William Perry with 38 points While Lindsay Wiseman took out D grade with 35 points.
On Saturday Scott Hainsworth fired a day’s best 40 points to win A Grade by 2 from Arthur Bosanquet, Michael Burton beat Daryl Campbell in B Grade on a countback with 38 points while early morning player Warwick Drew held on all day to win C/D Grade with 38 points. Kiama’s Kelly Greaves won the ladies with 32 points.
Here are the full results
Saturday 14th April 2018 – Stableford
A Grade Winner Scott Hainsworth 40 pints
B Grade Winner Michael Burton 38 points (c/b) 2nd Daryl Campbell 38 points
C/D Grade Winner Wawick Drew 38 points 2nd Ron Hewson 37 points
Ladies Winner Kelly Greaves (Kiama) 32 points
Wednesday 11th April 2018 – Men’s Stableford
A Grade Winner: Martin Francis (Mackay GC) 37 pts
B Grade Winner: Toby Bartle 40 pts (c/b) 2nd: Brian Bennett 40 pts
C Grade Winner: William Perry 38 pts
D Grade Winner: Lindsay Wiseman 35 pts
Tuesday 10th April 2018 – Ladies Jamberoo Open
Pat Dyball Trophy
Overall Gross Winner: Marilyn Wright 87 Gross
Margaret Boyd Trophy
Overall Nett Winner : Shirley Walsh 67 nett
Div 1 Stroke Winner: Jo Burke 72 nett
Div 2 Stroke Winner: Leonnie Williams 101 gross (c/b)
Div 2 Nett Winner: Cheryl Legge 72
Ladies 18 Hole Stableford
Elaine Honey Salver
Winner: Alma Schlodder 27 pts Runner Up: Marcia Lock 22 pts
2 Person Aggregate Winners: Jenelle Anderson and Shirley Walsh 74 pts
Monday, 9th April 2018 – Veterans Stableford
A Grade Winner Jeff Draper 37 Pts 2nd John Pringle 34 Pts (c/b)
B Grade Winner Geoff King 38 Pts (c/b) 2nd David Newton 38 Pts