VALE: Dave Ruddy


It is with deep sorrow that I announce that member 649, Dave Ruddy has passed away.

Members and friends of Dave are requested to attend his funeral which will be held at St Paul’s Catholic Church, Albion Park

on Wednesday January 30 @ 11.00 am .

Our deepest condolences to Dave’s family upon his passing.

Please accept the heartfelt sympathies from the members of Jamberoo Golf Club.


News from the Course

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Course rating set to change

Following  a review by Golf Australia of the actual scores achieved by players in competitions at Jamberoo over the last 4 years it has become apparent that the current slope and course ratings are incorrect and they have recommended that we make some slight modifications. Here are the Golf Australia recommendations:


  • Blue Course
    • Increase the scratch rating by 3 up from 66 to 69
    • Increase the slope rating by 2 up from 110 to 112
  • White Course
    • Increase the scratch rating by 2 up from 65 to 67
    • Increase the slope rating by 3 up from 108 to 111


  • Blue Course
    • Increase the scratch rating by 1 up from 72 to 73
    • decrease the slope rating by 1 down from 129 to 128
  • White Course
    • Increase the scratch rating by 1 up from 71 to 72
    • No change to the slope rating

As you can see there is a minimal effect on Ladies courses but significant improvements for the men.

Some positives: It may in fact help attract more visitors to our comps as they would not be penalised as heavily with their daily handicaps; winning scores in comps would settle to more reasonable levels; 36 points would be a measure on most days to see if you played to your handicap. Presently it is sometimes 40 points that is needed; pennant handicaps would hardly be affected so no worries there; all players would eventually have a slightly smaller handicap that more closely represents their true ability level; those players who have as their goal to lower their handicap might be more likely to stay as they can then more easily lose shots off their handicap, it is much harder at the moment to do this; as relative handicaps will be maintained no player should gain an advantage over another player in a comp due to a handicap change; your current handicap will remain as it initially and may work its way towards its true level over time; more players would be able to reach a lower grade reversing the current trend.

The only possible negative I can see is that eventually your daily handicap will be slightly smaller when you visit other clubs and play in their comps. You may be given 3 shots extra instead of 4. This won’t be so bad for the image of Jamberoo Golf Club!

The Board of Directors have accepted these recommendations and they will be introduced in February.

Competition Prize Allocation Trial

Jamberoo members who play competitions will recall that there is a trial under way to run one division only on stableford rounds. To date it has been seen that each grade is represented in the winners list on most days. The exception was last Saturday where A grade players achieved remarkably good results taking out 4 of the 5 prizes. Larger winning prizes have been awarded each day.

Stroke rounds will continue to be played in divisions during this time and nearest the pin and drive and pitch prizes will still be awarded in grades.

The trial will continue to the end of March at which time members will be given a chance to vote on one of three possible options: one division, two divisions or 4 grades.

New Members Welcomed

Jamberoo Golf Club would like to extend our warmest welcome to our newest group of members who have joined since December. We hope you enjoy your time as a member of Jamberoo and we commend you on your wise choice as you will be playing one of the most beautiful courses on the NSW south coast.

You can now take advantage of all the benefits of membership, including access to all club competitions and unlimited use of the course for practice and social golf.

Getting an official handicap is easy and will open you to a new world of competitive golf. For those of you without an official handicap, just play 3 rounds and return your signed scorecard to the golf office and you will be given an official Australian handicap which will allow you to play in the many competitions held at the course.

Competition entry at Jamberoo is just $16 for men and lady members. There are also Mens and Ladies Veteran events and nine hole competitions.

Of course you can now play as many social rounds as you like for free. It is wise to ring the golf shop first to book a tee time [4236 0404].

Welcome to James Robb, Danny Archer, Ethan McIntosh, Archie Fowler-Johnson, Noelene de Podolinsky, Jack Pomery, Lachlan Young, Brendan Meikle, Gregory Clough, Tammy Crannis, John Green, Didier Kerjean, Solomon Ivanoff, Monte Ivanoff, Mathew Ivanoff, Bruce Robertson and Benjamin White.

If you have any questions or concerns then please feel free to talk to your friendly golf shop or office personnel.

Jamberoo, the friendliest , best-valued and most beautiful course on the coast.

Pennant teams prepare for battle

Sunday February 3 sees the commencement of the 2019 Golf Illawarra Mens Pennant season and all 4 teams are working on tactics to take into the season. The B and C Pennant teams will again be the underdogs with the more fancied teams from the larger clubs again favourites. We are sure to surprise them with our gutsy never-say-die attitude and I am sure that we will again perform strongly.

Both White Horse Cup teams look solid again with the Jedi Cowpats and the newly named WHC Magpies set to perform well.

Good luck and play well to all our 2019 Pennant teams.

This Week’s Results

The weather has been hot and very humid but there has been a cooling breeze on the course making it very bearable.

Rose Sheath played a very nice round in the heat on Tuesday to take out the Ladies competition and the C Grade medal with a 69 nett. Pam Middlebrook was the Division 1 winner while Shirley Walsh scooped all the awards in Division 2.

On Wednesday Chris Goodwin returned to his best form scoring a very nice 42 points and losing a shot in the process. The consistent George Goor featured again coming second, while Richard Bremner  and Doug Perry did enough to win the minor places on countbacks with 38 points.

On Saturday Hans Kaer with 44 points closely followed by Norbert Beringer lit up the course in the cooler conditions on offer. Jenelle Anderson also played a great round to score 43 points as well.

Wednesday 16th January 2019 – Stableford

Winner:   Chris Goodwin 42 pts   2nd:   George Goor 39 pts   3rd:   Richard Bremner 38 pts (c/b)   4th:   Doug Perry 38 pts (c/b)

Tuesday  15th January 2019  Ladies Monthly Medal 

Stroke Results

Div 1 Winner:   Rose Sheath 69 nett   Runner Up:   Pam Middlebrook 73 nett

Medal Results

Div 1 Winner:   Pam Middlebrook 73 nett   Gross Winner:   Kay Brennan 93 gross  Putting Winner:   Pam Middlebrook 28 putts

Div 2 Winner:   Shirley Walsh 78 nett   Gross Winner:   Shirley Walsh 103 gross      Putting Winner:   Shirley Walsh 30 putts

Div 3 Winner:   Rose Sheath 69 nett   Gross Winner:   Rose Sheath 107 gross   Putting Winner:   Kim Oborn 31 putts

Ladies Stableford Winner:   Margaret Chaffey 26 pts

Saturday 19th January 2019 – Men’s Stableford 

Winner:   Hans Kaer 44 pts   2nd:   Norbert Beringer 43 pts   3rd:   Tony  Panecasio 41 pts   4th:   Greg Rodgers 40 pts   5th:   Andrew Ball 39 pts (c/b)

Best Gross Winner:   Stephen Rippon 31 pts cb from Tony Panecasio

Ladies Stableford Winner:    Jenelle Anderson 43 pts   Runner Up:   Margaret Cook 35 pts



John Proctor

Member 318

John joined our Golf Club in March 1984, and has been involved throughout the years as a long time Board Member, and for many years as Vice President.

Much of the work on our course, in those early years, was accomplished through the voluntary efforts of early members. John was one of those members.

He, for many years, worked closely, as the Board’s representative, with our greens staff in developing the raw paddocks alongside the Minnamurra River

into the great golf course we now all enjoy.


** Family and friends will be gathering to share memories of John **

(and a glass of wine and nibbles) at 4 pm on Friday 25th January at his home,

229, Wyalla Road, Jamberoo.

No flowers please, but if you wish, a small donation to Prostate Cancer Research

would be appreciated.

Cool and casual attire – remember – John’s aversion to formality!!

News From the Course – January 12

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Ladies Monthly Medal

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The January Ladies monthly medal will be played on Tuesday 15/01/2019. We are hoping to see a large turnout for the first medal of the year. ‘Tea and a slice’ will be available after the game.

Larry almost does it again.

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Larry Osterhaus scored his first ever hole in one last Saturday hitting a 5 iron onto the green and watching with delight as it disappeared into the hole. Surely the greatest feeling you can have on a golf course.

He certainly has the measure of the ninth at the moment.

On Wednesday Larry walked confidently to the tee, choose his favourite club and again hit it pure and at the hole almost going in for another ace finishing about 2 metres directly behind the hole.

Two from two, that would have been some record! This time he had to settle for the nearest the pin prize.

Don’t forget, that in the Tuesday or Wednesday competitions if you have an ace then you will win the Jackpot prize, which currently stands at $250. All thanks to JUST BATHROOMS.

Men’s Pennant teams prepare for the upcoming Season

The first match of the 2019 season commences on Sunday 3rd of February where the Jamberoo teams will all be playing away. The B and C Pennants are at the Grange while both White Horse Cup teams are travelling up the mountain to play at Highlands Golf Club.

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Dylan McDonald, member of the White Horse Cup team in 2019 and a winner at the 2018 Jamberoo Open

Our home games this year will be on February 10 for the Whirte Horse Cup and C Pennant and the following week for the B Pennant. It would be great if members came down to watch our teams in action.

The 4 captains are busy checking out the form of their players and it appears that things are pretty good.

New club shirts and hats have been ordered and will be presented to our players at the annual Pennant Team BBQ which will be held just before the season. More info next week.


Golf‘s a hard game to figure.

One day you’ll go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the bunkers and miss every green.

The next day you go out and for no reason at all you’re really rubbish!!.


Golf Specials at Your SHOP

Check out the Golf bags and buggies at the golf shop. Pretty special prices as well.

Don’t forget, this is the only place you can get a Jamberoo Golf Club logo shirt!

Why not use your ball credits to pick up a bargain. Each credit equates to $2.50 in the shop.

The Latest Results

A grade players certainly set the standard on Saturday winning 4 of the 5 prizes on offer. Best of the day was Tony Panecasio with 41 points. Al Thomas took out the Drummond Golf prize on Wednesday with 37 points on a countback from Bob Neilson and Norm Bampton. Lisa Bell rejoined the winners circle on Tuesday on a countback from Rhonda McKinley while Toby Bartle and William Perry were successful on Monday in the Veterans stableford.

Did you know you can follow us on Twitter: @JamberooGC

Saturday 12th January 2019 – Stableford 

Winner:   Tony Panecasio 41 pts   2nd:   Andrew Attard 40 pts   3rd:   Greg Seymour 38 pts (c/b)   4th:   Tony Rodriguez 38 pts (c/b)   5th:   Donald Roberts 38 pts

Best Gross Score: B Hollick (Mollymook GC) 33 pts

Ladies Winner: Jenn Owers 28 pts

Wednesday 9th January 2019 – Mens Drummond Golf Stableford

Winner:   Al Thomas 37 pts (c/b)   2nd:   Bob Neilson 37 pts (c/b)   3rd:   Norm Bampton 37 pts   4th:   Toby Bartle 36 pts (c/b)   5th:   Greg Seymour 36 pts (c/b)

Drummond Golf Voucher Winner:   Al Thomas   37 pts

Tuesday 8th January 2019 – Ladies Stableford 

Winner:   Lisa Bell   33 pts (c/b)   Runner Up:   Rhonda McKinley   33 pts

Monday, 7th January 2019 – Veterans  Stableford 

A Grade Winner Toby Bartle 43 Pts 2nd John Pringle 40 Pts

B Grade Winner William Perry 41 Pts (c/b) 2nd Lance Fredericks 41 Pts

News from the Course – January 5

2019 Rules of Golf

The use of new rules have commenced, including a new local rule concerning lost balls or out of bounds balls. Please read the previous article for a full explanation.

As an addition, the suggested local rule of a two shot penalty for a ball hit out of bounds or lost instead of the usual ‘stroke and distance’  has also been adopted. You must follow the procedure outlined on the notice-board or in the preceding article.

Monthly Putting Competition

Don’t forget that in every monthly medal a free putting competition is held. All you need do is record on your card how many putts you had on each hole and tally them at the end of the round. Place this total next to the name on the card in a circle. The lowest number of putts wins. If there is a tie then a draw is held to work out the winner.

Today two players finished on 28 putts, Peter Francis and Wayne Arnott. Peter was the lucky draw winner.

Each monthly winner has a chance to win the Golden Putter Award to be held on the Gold Medal Day.

New Coffee Machine in Operation

For just $2 you can now have a gourmet coffee at the club before, after, or in fact during your round. The machine is located in the Golf Shop and reports are that the coffee is terrific.


Congratulations to Larry Osterhaus for holing his tee shot on the 9th today. A perfectly struck 7 iron headed for the hole and in it went. Well done Larry.

You will be awarded 6 balls from the club and have the successful ball mounted as a permanent reminder of the perfect shot. Your name will appear on the GolfNSW St Hallett Wines Hole in one register on the GolfNSW web page and you will receive a special commemorative shirt.

Jamberoo Mens Pennant Teams

Congratulations to the following members on their selection in one of our Pennant teams for the 2019 season which commences in February.

B Pennant

Tony Panecasio (c), Arthur Bosanquet,  Rob Young, Pete Munro, John Paul, Ken Bradley, Ray Orr

C Pennant

Dave Ransom (c), Tom Zimmermann, Wayne Griffiths, Boyd Sylvester, John Anthony, Chris Leckey

White Horse Cup Red (Jedi Cowpats)

Col Booth (c), Tim Young, Pat Paris, Bryan Nicoll, Peter Francis, Dylan MacDonald, Shane Townsend

White Horse Cup Green (Magpies)

Larry Kent (c), Wayne Arnott, Geoff Wilson, Peter Young, Don Thompson, Phil Gosling

This Week’s Results

A new year and renewed spirit! 

Anthony Smith started the year in hot form scoring 45 points of his 10 handicap on New Years Day. That’s a 68 off the stick. Fellow A Grader Wayne Arnott also played well scoring a nice 41 points.

Harry Osman also continued his grand run of form winning again on Wednesday with 42 points. Four others were one adrift with Greg Seymour taking out second place on a countback. Interestingly all 4 grades were involved in the winners circle.

Gail Rutledge was the winner in the first of the Lady Veteran stableford  competitions winning by 1 from Loretta Green and Shirley Walsh.

On Saturday the early hot and sweltering conditions were displaced by a gigantic thunder storm and torrential rain leaving 26 players unable to finish their round. Some good scores were recorded before the rain with Wayne Arnott shooting a 63 to win A Grade, Brian Underwood a 62 to win B Grade, Laurie Fogarty 63 to win C Grade and Donald Roberts 69 to win D Grade. A pity about the rain and lightning as several of those unfinished rounds maybe could have been converted into winning scores with a good finish. Better luck next time for those unlucky late starters today. 

Saturday, 5th January 2019 – Monthly Medal

A Grade:   Wayne Arnott 63 nett

B Grade:   Brian Underwood 62 nett   2nd:   Col Booth 64 nett   3rd:   Gary Eagleton 65 nett

C Grade:   Laurie Fogarty 63 nett   2nd:   Peter Hughes 64 nett

D Grade:   Donald Roberts 69 nett

Ladies: Lyn Berringer 70

Gross Winner: Wayne Arnott  74

Hole in One 9th: Larry Osterhaus

Thursday, 3rd January 2019 – Lady Veterans  Stableford 

Winner Gail Rutledge 37 Pts 2nd Loretta Green 36 Pts (c/b) 3rd Shirley Walsh 36 Pts

Wednesday 2nd January 2019 – Stableford 

Winner: Harry Osman  42 pts   2nd:  Greg Seymour  41 pts (c/b)  3rd:  William Perry  41 pts (c/b)  4th: Brian Underwood  41 pts (c/b)  5th: Barry Gibbons  41 pts

Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Stableford 

Winner:   Anthony Smith  45 pts   2nd: Wayne Arnott  41 pts