News from the Course 27th May

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President Lance Fredericks

President Lance Announces Retirement

Lance Fredericks has been a tireless worker for Jamberoo Golf Club, firstly serving as Club Captain for a period of 7 years from 2003-04, and then as President from 2011-12.

He has been an outstanding leader and great club man always involved in all aspects of the club, whether it is helping in the golf shop, working on the course or building bridges.

At a recent Board meeting Lance announced that this will be his last term in office.

On behalf of all the members of Jamberoo Golf Club I would like to congratulate Lance on his dedication to the club and wish him a long and fruitful retirement away from Board business and trust that his involvement will still be of significance to the club.

Thanks Lance.

Missing Eight Iron

Mark C is still looking for his 8 iron after it slipped from his hand last week on the 6th hole and went into Hyam’s Creek. In fact Kris, from Drummond Golf, has informed me that Mark has even made enquiries at their shop just in case it turned up there!

Practice on the Course

Members are reminded that multiple practice from the same spot should only be made on the club’s practice range and not on the course. For practice rounds two balls maximum are permitted.

Driving Licence Check

Photographic evidence has been presented to me showing a cart bogged up to its axles on the 17th hole today in the hazard between the 17th and 2nd holes. Annoyingly the fore-mentioned cart was right near a bridge.

The driver, a well known pie-maker,  was breathalyzed and given a suspended sentence and is now on probation.

Please don’t drive carts through or even near the hazards.

News from the Course – 20th May

Upcoming Events

The Ladies 54 hole Club Championship commences this Tuesday. Good luck to all. Play well and enjoy our great course and the challenge of this major event.

White Duck Charity Golf Day for Juvenile Diabetes Research will be held on Thursday June 22 at the club. The booking sheet is in the golf shop.

The Men’s Foursomes Championships will be held on Sunday 25th of June to be played over 27 holes. The booking sheet is in the golf shop so it is time to organise your team and book a time.

The entry forms for the Men’s Individual and Fourball Matchplay championships are also in the golf shop so please put your name down if you are interested in playing in these important club events.

The District final of the KENO Mens fourball will be held at Jamberoo this year. In a change of format this year there will be no club qualifying rounds and any interested teams may nominate to play in the District event. The winners will get to play the state final at the beautiful Bonville International Golf Club near Coffs Harbour with all expenses paid.

Put Sunday August 13 in your diary, and let’s get a Jamberoo team through to Bonville!

Oh What a Beautiful Day!

What a pity so many listened to the forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology (or is it Bureau of Mediocrity) and cancelled today. The ‘best day of the year’ was the often used expression by most that played. The 71 members who played had a great day and enjoyed the dry, warm conditions.

The Platinum Cowpat lets Loose

Did anybody find a Titleist 8 iron in the creek near the sixth today? If so could you please return such to Mark? Apparently ‘that’ tree caught Mark’s ball mid-flight and tossed it in the creek. The ball was quickly followed by Mark’s 8 iron!

Hey, is that your ball?

If you are playing in a comp its not a bad idea to leave stray balls where they lay. Don’t pick them up and put them in your bag, you never know where they have come from and when the owner will turn up ready to play their next shot!

Now if the stray is left behind in a hazard then that is another matter.

An Eagle on the 5th

Congratulations to President Lance for his eagle 2 on the 5th hole in Wednesday’s comp. After a perfectly played tee shot Lance lofted his short iron onto the green and watched with delight as it spun into the hole.

Great shot Lance. Enjoy the 3 balls you get as a special prize from the club in recognition.

This Week’s Results

Saturday, 20th May 2017 – Stableford

A Grade Winner  Matt Tedeschi 44 pts

B Grade Winner   Hans Kaer 37 pts (c/b), 2nd Place Peter Francis 37 pts

C Grade Winner    Neil Higham 40 pts

D Grade Winner   Jeff O’Brien 38 pts

Ladies Winner  Elizabeth Armstrong 32 pts

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Mens Stroke –Including Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine

A Grade Winner  Bob Neilson 68 Nett

B Grade Winner Norm Bampton 66 Nett, 2nd Place Dave Ransom 67 Nett

C Grade Winner  Bill Perry 62 Nett, 2nd Place Lance Fredericks 66 Nett

D Grade Winner  Michael Sheridan 67 Nett

Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine Winner L Fredericks 35 Nett

Eagle L Fredericks on the 5th

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 – Ladies Canadian Foursomes

Winners  Margaret Cook & Cheryl Legge

Runners up Judy Casey & Marie Rodgers

3rd Place  Robyn Gregson & Marilyn Wright

Monday, 15th May 2017 – Veterans – Stableford- 2 Ball multiplier in conjunction

Winner George Wells 38 2nd Arthur Holmes 37  3rd Phil Hahn 36

2 Ball multiplier Winners: Arthur Holmes and Ray Claydon  77 Pts

Trevor Bell Memorial Shield Round 1 Report

The weather was just beautiful for the start of the first round of the 2017 Trevor Bell Memorial Shield at Wollongong, and I would like to acknowledge Ewald Klein for agreeing to substitute at very late notice to ensure we had a full team. This was originally supposed to be round 2, but last month the opening round at Russell Vale was postponed because carts could not be used on the course.

The start was a bit chilly after a light southerly had sprung up. Unfortunately, the wind’s intensity increased throughout the day and it made putting an extremely difficult proposition as the greens quickened considerably. It was Port Kembla who performed best on the day with a winning score of 212, followed by Kiama (200) and The Links (198). Jamberoo came in equal fourth with our hosts Wollongong with a score of 182.

Our best performer on the day was Tony Dawson with 33 points followed by Geoff Reynolds and Ewald Klein who both had 31 points. It was a solid performance from the team, but we were just a little off the pace today. Let’s hope we achieve a better result in the next round at The Grange on Monday 5th June. The nomination form is on the Vets Notice Board.

Chris Goodwin

News From the Course

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The Levy in Action

What a difference the completion of the new bridge has made to the area around the 7th tee.  I can imagine people stopping to take photos just like at St Andrews! Well done to Lance , John and our green-keeper, Martin.

The next project will be pathways near the 18th tee.

Also,  starting from the 1st of July for a period of three months, we are requesting members who are playing a non-competition round on the course to also pay the $1 levy. This will include the chicken run. Social rounds by visitors will also be charged the $1 levy as well.

Upcoming Events

The Men’s foursomes championships will be held on Sunday 25th of June to be played over 27 holes. The booking sheet is in the golf shop so it is time organise your team and book a time.

The entry forms for the Men’s Individual and Fourball matchplay championships are also in the golf shop so please put your name down if you are interested in playing in these important club events.

Weekly Results

Beautiful weather, excellent greens and a firming course have led to some brilliant scoring in our comps this week.

Saturday, 13 May 2017 –  Par

A Grade Winner  Con Kiayias +5

B Grade Winner  Wayne Griffiths +7  2nd Place  Eddie Cram +6

C Grade Winner   Don Roberts +4

D Grade Winner  John Procter  +1

Supershot – 7th   Les Hanigan 52 cm again!

Ladies Winner: Jenelle  Anderson  +3

Wednesday 10 May 2017 – Super Grade Day Stableford

Winner   Larry Osterhaus  44 pts

2nd    William Little  43 Pts

3rd    Chris Goodwin  42 pts (c/b)

4th    Kevin O’Rourke 42 pts

Best Gross Score   Ray Orr  24 pts (c/b)

Tuesday 9 May 2017 – Ladies Open Tournament Stroke/Stableford

Overall Gross Winner  N Moon 88 gross (Federal GC) 2nd  G Pottenger 89 gross (Kiama GC)

Overall Nett and Division Winner   Lieve Stassen 69 nett

Div 1 Nett Winner  Margaret Cook 75 nett  2nd  Elizabeth Armstrong 76 nett

Div 2 Stroke Winner    J Goddard 102 gross (c/b) (Gerringong GC)

Div 2 Nett Winner J Nethery 76 nett (c/b) (St Georges Basin)  2nd Suzanne Lang  76  nett (c/b)

Stableford Results

Winner:  Robyn Boles 43 pts  2nd   J Simpson 36 pts (c/b) (Links Shell Cove)  3rd  Margaret Potter 36 pts

Aggregate 2 person Team Winners  Lieve Stassen and Cheryl Legge  70

Upcoming Major Events at Jamberoo

There are many important club events about to take place in May and June.

  1. Thursday May 18, Johnny Warren Golf Classic
  2. Tuesday May 23, Ladies club championship round 1
  3. Thursday May 25, Ladies championships round 2
  4. Tuesday May 30, Ladies championships final round.
  5. Thursday June 22, White Duck Charity Day
  6. Sunday June 25, Men’s Foursomes Championship

Booking sheets will be available in the golf shop for the White Duck and Foursomes Championships and with the Ladies committee for the club championship.

Entries will be taken from the 25th June for the 2017 Men’s club matchplay titles.