News from the Course 8th September

Eagle spotted on 12th Green

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Congratulations go to Bob Neilson who achieved an eagle 3 on the 12th hole on Wednesday. As is traditional at Jamberoo Bob is awarded 3 golf balls to help celebrate his rare achievement.

Well played Bob.

Upcoming Major Events


The Ladies Foursomes Championship – Tuesday 11th September

Jamberoo Mens’ Championships – commence  Saturday 6th October

Jamberoo Junior Open – Thursday 11th October

Ladies Community Cancer Link Charity Day – Tuesday 16th October

Local Jamberoo member courageously comes to the rescue

The latest news report received from our roving reporter, the Saint.

Shane T saves footgolf family on first hole from ‘Jamberoo Eagle’ attack.

Ignoring personal safety Shane ran from the 18th fairway to the first fairway with umbrella in hand to not only protect the children but in particular the Dolly Parton lookalike mother. A Footgolf bravery award is pending.

Monthly Medals

Following the finding of a Jamberoo Monthly Medal last week at Wollongong Golf Club, two more were found in the car park at the club today. We all know that these are very important, even if small, rewards given by the club to recognise excellence. If you are good enough to win one, take care of it.

Apparently many winners like to show off their medal by pinning it to their golf cap. Great idea but be aware that a ‘pin clasp’ is used and this may came loose over time. Check to see if you still have yours. We cannot replace lost medals but we do have the lost couple at the club.

September Greens Committee Report

All Fairways have been treated to kill bindii and broad-leafed weeds.

Greens maintenance has just been completed with tines taken and greens being dusted ready for the upcoming growth season.

The greens affected by couch have again been sprayed.

The tees have been oversown with rye grass and kikuyu. members are requested to continue using the soil containers to fill and smooth their divots on tees and to make sure they carry and use a sand bucket to fill in any divots they see or make on the course. Please also repair your pitch marks on the greens.

2019 Rule changes

How and where to take a drop.

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Players will continue to drop a ball when taking relief, but the dropping procedure will be changed in several ways as detailed in Rule 14.3:

  • The focus of the dropping procedure will be on a specific “relief area” set by the Rule under which relief is being taken and will be either one or two club-lengths from a reference point (and may have certain other limitations).
  • The relief area is a fixed size for each player and is pre-determined based on the clubs the player has selected for play.
  • The definition of a club-length as the longest club other than a putter will mean that a player cannot choose which club to measure with based on the situation.

How a ball may be dropped is simplified; the only requirement will be that the ball be let go from knee height so that it falls through the air and does not touch any part of the player’s body or equipment before it hits the ground.

  • The ball will need only to be dropped in and come to rest in the relief area; and there will be no re-drop requirement if the dropped ball accidentally hits a person or object after hitting the ground but before coming to rest in the relief area.
  • If the dropped ball comes to rest outside the relief area, it will be dropped a second time; if it comes to rest outside the relief area after being dropped a second time it will be placed where it first touched the ground.
  • If the placed ball will not come to rest on that spot after two attempts, the player will then place the ball on the nearest spot (not nearer the hole) where it will come to rest.

Dropping the ball

‘Good Shot That’

While taking a practice swing near the 6th green today, club Sponsor and regular player, Steve Oppert got a little confused.

Instead of making the practice swing to the side of the ball he placed his club behind the ball and hit it by mistake! The stunned look on his face said it all, “What have I done?”

He still got out of it with a 5/2 after he canned a long putt to make amends.

Steve with the Jamberoo Open trophy he won a couple of years ago. He was more careful back then!

This Week’s Results

It has been a busy week at the course with competitions played on all but one day this week and they have been all well supported by the members who clearly are coming out to play in the Spring conditions. Hope to see more of you out there having a game. 

There were a few notable scores this week with John Anthony scoring a terrific 44 points on Wednesday, Luke Oborn 41 on Thursday, Gail Ruttledge 40 also on Thursday and Lew Dare 41 on Saturday.

Here is the list of this week’s winners:

Saturday 8th September 2018 – Stableford

A Grade Winner:   Arthur Bosanquet 37 pts (c/b)

B Grade Winner:   Lew Dare 41 pts   2nd:   Wayne Griffiths 40 pts

C & D Grade Winner:   Robert Anderson 38 pts   2nd:   Geoff King 37 pts (c/b)

Ladies Stableford Winner:    Jenelle  Anderson 34 pts

Thursday, 6th September 2018 – Ladies Vets – Open Day Stableford for Ladies and Men

Male Winner Luke Oborn 41 Pts

Female Winner Gail Rutledge 40 Pts 2nd Lisa Bell 36 Pts (c/b) 3rd Jenelle Anderson 36 Pts

Wednesday 5th September 2018 – Drummond Golf Stableford

A & B Grade Winner:    John Anthony 44 pts   2nd:   Bob Neilson 36 pts (c/b)   3rd: Greg Seymour 36 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner:    Les Hanigan 37 pts (c/b)   2nd:     William Little 37 pts

D Grade Winner:     BrucePiggott 34 pts    2nd:   Brian Carr 31 pts (c/b)

Drummond Golf Voucher Winner:     John Anthony 44 pts

Eagle on the 12th: Bob Neilson

Tuesday 4th September 2018 – Ladies Monthly Medal

Div 1 Medal Winner:   Shirley Dixon 74 nett   Gross Winner:  Judi O’Brien 95 gross

Div 2 Medal Winner:    Lisa Bell 74 nett   Gross Winner:   Margaret Cook 101 gross

Div 3 Medal Winner:   Margaret Chaffey 70 nett   Gross Winner:   Margaret Chaffey 115 gross

Stroke Results

Div 1 Winner:    Margaret Chaffey 70 nett    Runner Up:    Shirley Dixon 74 nett (c/b)

Golf Mart Voucher:   Margaret Chaffey

Ladies Stableford – Blue Course

Ladies Winner:   Rhonda McKinley 28 pts   Runner Up:   Marg Potter 25 pts

Monday, 3rd September 2018 -Veterans  Stableford

A Grade Winner Mal Smith 39 Pts (RV ) 2nd George Goor 36 Pts (c/b) 3rd William Little 36 Pts

B Grade Winner William Perry 39 Pts 2nd David Newton 38 Pts 3rd Pat Travers 37 Pts

Image result for cruise ship See you all on the course in a couple of weeks.


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