News from the Course

Saturday Comp Rain Affected

After months of drought who could believe that an important event at our course would be washed out?

Well it happened today!

With the first groups out on the course Friday night’s torrential rainstorm returned and made the greens unplayable. The match committee had little choice but to cancel the round and schedule the Monthly Medal and Gold medal playoff to next Saturday the 25th of November.

Of course, as it always does, the storm cleared and the course was perfectly playable by 11.30 am but by this time all had left.

Lets hope for better weather next week.

Annual Presentation Day

Our annual Presentation day will be held at the club on Sunday 3rd of December. Tickets are $25 a head and include cheese and savouries, the main course and desert. Beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee are included in the price of your ticket. The annual chipping contest will be decided on the day and a ham raffle will be held as well.

Come along and support your club and help celebrate the achievements of your fellow members.

Please make your payments to the club office before the event to reserve your seat.

Seaside and Valley Veterans Week of Golf

On Monday 27th of November and Friday 1st of December Jamberoo will be hosting two rounds of the ‘Seaside and Valley’ veterans week of golf tournament.

Volunteers are still required to help run things on the day. If you can spare some time on one or both of the days please leave your name and details of how to contact you with the starter, or by contacting Lance, Chris or Stu.

This Week’s Results

Saturday 18th November 2017 – Golf Mart Monthly Medal – Gold Medal Playoff

Cancelled due to inclement weather, event will be replayed 25th November 2017.

Wednesday 15th November 2017 – Stroke, including Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine

A Grade Winner Pete Munro 63 nett

B Grade Winner Gary Eagleton 62 nett cb 2nd Place Bruce Michie (LSC) 62 nett

C Grade Winner Harry Osman 60 nett cb   2nd Place Stuart Irvine 60 nett

D Grade Winner James Pickup 64 nett

Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine Winner: Pat Lawrence 23 nett (c/b)[holes 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16,18]

Tuesday 14th November 2017 – Ladies Stroke Golf Mart Monthly Medal – Gold Medal Play off

Div 1 Winner   S Walsh 68 nett 2nd   J O’Brien 70 nett

Div 2 Winner: L Stassen 68 nett 2nd R Boles 77 nett

Gold Medal Winner: S Walsh

Monthly Medal Results

Div 1 Medal Winner    Judi O’Brien 70 Nett

Div 1 Gross Winner     Judi O’Brien 88 Scratch

Div 2 Medal Winner    Lieve Stassen 68 Nett

Div 2 Gross Winner     Shirley Walsh 93 Scratch

Div 3 Medal Winner     Lorraine Cram 75 Nett

Div 3 Gross Winner      Lorraine Cram 112 Scratch

Golf Mart Voucher: Lieve Stassen

Hairdressers Trophy Marie Smith

Stableford – Winner: Margaret Potter 32 pts Runner Up: Faye Stanley 25 pts


News from the Course 5th November

Australian Footgolf Open


Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday this up coming week sees Jamberoo host the 2nd Australian Footgolf Open. Last year’s winner Mathias is back from Argentina and a whole host of international and home grown talent will vie for the title. Why not come along a see how the pros play the game?

Entry is free of charge.

Saturday golf will still be played but the last tee time will be 9.30 am.

Pennant Players Required

The call is out for all those who wish to represent Jamberoo in the 2018 Golf Illawarra Pennants. The nomination sheet is in the golf shop so if you are available for Sunday play from February and into March next year then put your name and details down.

Don’t leave it to the last minute as nominations close November 30th.

Support your Club

Did you know that there is a pre-Christmas sale on in your golf shop at the moment and to the end of November? Here is your chance to grab a bargain on  club badged, ‘Sporte Leisure’ shirts.

These prices will never be repeated again.

Gold Medal Playoff – November 18

The November Monthly Medal will be played at the unusual date of November 18 due to the completion of the championships and the Footgolf. This is the first of the medal rounds for the new golf season.

During this round the winners of the monthly medals from the previous 12 months in each grade playoff for the gold medal in that grade.

Check out the list on the noticeboard to see if you are involved.

 A Week to Late

Steve Oppert approached the 16th last Saturday with trepidation, the previous week’s disaster still fresh on his mind. Last week a double bogey or better would have won him the C grade championship. Steve plunked two in the drink that week to finish with a 9 and join those members who have great things ruined on this hole.

Saturday it almost got him again. The third shot in the pond then a knife over the green beyond the hill at the back and with the flag on a slope at the front he was basically ‘dead’. Not to be deterred, Steve hit the perfect shot that rolled down the hill, across the green and into the hole for an unbelievable 6.

Oh what a difference a week makes.

Presentation Day

The annual presentation day will be held on Sunday December 3.

This very important day sees both the Ladies and Gentlemen club champions presented with their trophies as well as the gold medalists, foursomes champions and other major award winners receive their accolades.

More details about the cost and venue will follow in another article.

Meanwhile please put this day down in your diary.

This Week’s Results

There was a spot or two of rain this week and the course has greened up remarkably. Further growth and I am sure we will be soon playing “as it lies” again.

The split six on Saturday was well received by members despite the unusual format and came as a break from four weeks of constant stroke play in the championships. I wonder how many friends are not talking after their 4 pointer was multiplied by their partners 0?

Hope to see you on the course next week.

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Split Six Stableford

1st:   Gary Eagleton & Bob Crooks 74

2nd:   William Little & Gary Harvey 71

3rd:   Bob Weir & Brian Nicoll 70

Ladies:  Jenelle Anderson & Elizabeth Armstrong 60

Thursday, 2nd November 2017 – Lady Veterans Stableford

Winner:  Suzanne Lang 38 Pts 2nd Faye Stanley 33 Pts 3rd Jenelle Anderson 33 Pts c/b

Hair Dressers Trophy donated by Totally Gorgeous Hair Albion Park – Suzanne Lang

Wednesday 1st November 2017 – Drummond Golf Stableford

A Grade Winner:  Greg Seymour 37 pts

B Grade Winner:  Dave Ransom 41 pts

C Grade Winner: Peter Wheatley 40 pts  2nd Place  Laurie Fogarty 39 pts

D Grade Winner:  Ray Pearson 41 pts

Drummond Golf Voucher Winner     Ray Pearson 41 pts (c/b)

News from the Course October 31

Mens Pennants 2018

Those members who would like to represent the club in the 2018 Pennant season are invited to nominate.

If you wish to be considered for selection please to place your name on the form available in the golf shop by November 30.

We have teams entered in the “B” Pennant for handicaps 5.5 to 12.4; “C” Pennant for handicaps 12.5 to 18.4; and two teams in the “White Horse Cup” for handicaps less than 24.4.

The Pennant season commences on Sunday February 4 and runs every Sunday at various clubs in the Golf Illawarra district until Sunday March 11 followed by semi-finals on March 18 and Finals on March 25.

Do not nominate unless you are available for the majority (over 80%) of these dates.

Please enter your name, member number, phone number, email address and shirt size and current GA handicap.

Will the owner of this ball please see the club captain??

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During the Club Championship member Wayne Arnott had the unfortunate experience of losing his ball on the 17th hole on 3 of the 4 rounds. Each time he had to disqualify himself as he could not identify where his ball had been and if it in fact it was taken by other players. A lost ball in other words. He could have made the long walk back but decided otherwise.

Each time he suspected that his ball had been pilfered by players playing adjoining holes.

On the last occasion, in the fourth round, Wayne hit his ball a little long and left of the green. To his dismay his ball was missing again but nearby he found a ball with a blue star marking and a blue Bonville logo, but a Callaway and not a Srixon. Driving away down the 12th fairway were some golfers in carts who he suspected had played the wrong ball.

You might ask how the captain came to be in possession of Wayne’s ball?

Well he in fact snapped his drive on 12 to the same area near the 17th green. Coming upon a ball with blue markings he hit his next shot and continued to the green without noticing that he had hit the wrong ball. What’s more he was paying so much attention that it was not until he reached the 18th green that he noticed he had the wrong ball. He suspected somebody had taken his ball from the 17th fairway and disqualified himself.

Talking to Wayne’s marker, Arthur, later on in the day and discussing Wayne’s bad luck he soon found out that he was the pilferer of the ball this week, especially when Arthur described the ball he had found and the ball he had lost.

There is a lesson to be learned from this situation. Although it is not compulsory each person should put their individual marking on their ball to help them identify it out on the course. Of course both Wayne and Dave had done this, so the lesson is that you should always check that you have the right ball before you play a shot, especially if you are in the rough.

Sorry Wayne, at least I didn’t lose your ball.

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‘Sporte Leisure’ Sale at your Club

In a special pre-Christmas sale all ‘Sporte Leisure’ Golf shirts with the Jamberoo club logo are on special for the month of November at prices that you just can’t beat.

Get yours now or better still, use your ball credits and/or trophy account to buy several. You will be impressed!



Australian Footgolf Open

Members are reminded that the Australian Footgolf Open will be held at the course from Thursday November 9 until Sunday November 12. This is a great honour for the club but it does mean that the Saturday November 11 competition will be slightly affected. On this day a par event has been scheduled to be played but the latest tee time available is 9.30 am. Please arrange to play before this time.

Who owns this set of clubs?


Will the owner of this bag and buggy kindly remove it before the Australian Footgolf Open? It is in the way of the players!

John Keeling, 2016 gold medalist

Gold Medal Playoff Day

Gold Medal Play-Off – November 18th 2017

The following list of members have won a monthly medal (or more than 1) during the past 12 months and have therefore qualified to play in the Gold Medal Playoff. The lowest score from among these players will win this prestigious award, one per grade. Please press the link to find those members playing in the playoff.

Gold Medal Playoff 2017

The playoff is played in conjunction with the November monthly medal, the first of the new golf season.

{Players will compete in the division(s) they have won their monthly medal, but off their current handicap.}


News From the Course 28 October

2017 Club Championships proudly sponsored by Drummond Golf Shellharbour

Final Championship Results

Congratulations to the following members on their successful club championship campaigns.

A Grade and Club Champion : Steve Rippon, 275

A Grade Nett winner : Greg Seymour, 270

A Grade Gross runner up : Jarrod Gehrmann, 302

A Grade Nett runner up : Scott Hainsworth, 275

B Grade Champion :  Gary Harvey, 332

B Grade Nett winner : Phil Adams, 267

B Grade Gross runner up : Alan Jones, 335

B Grade Nett runner up : Colin Booth, 274

C Grade Champion : Gary Eagleton, 345

C Grade Nett winner : Steve Oppert, 268

C Grade Gross runner up : Warwick Drew, 357

C Grade Nett runner up : William Little, 269

D Grade Champion : Vince Byrnes, 382

D Grade Nett winner : Charlie Struck, 263

D Grade Gross runner up : Robert Weir, 388

D Grade Nett runner up : Les Farkas, 285

All Drummond Golf vouchers can be collected after the annual presentation afternoon on December 3.

The 2017 championships have turned out to be among the most hotly contested in the club’s history and as the adage goes, “the competition doesn’t start until the back nine of the final round” proved to be true.

Steve Rippon had a great lead going into the final round but was playing with serious injuries. In winning Steve graciously congratulated the other A graders who battled hard against him, all having to give up over 40 shots against him. Steve also congratulated the other division winners and announced that he will stop playing until he recovers from his injuries.

The nett competition in A grade was very closely contested and it came down to a brilliant back nine by Greg Seymour to take out the award on 270 over Scott Hainsworth on 275.

With overnight B grade leader Tom Zimmermann absent due to family commitments a whole host of players were in with a good shot at the title. The player who stepped forward was Gary Harvey with a last day 78 off the stick to win by 3 from Alan Jones on 335 . The nett title was won by Phil Adams who closed with a nett 62  to beat Col Booth by 2.

In C grade it was Gary Eagleton who withstood the pressure the best scoring a last round 84 to overtake overnight C grade leader Steve Oppert  to win by 3 with a score of 345. Steve had to settle for the nett title.

D Grade was very close with overnight leader Vince Brynes withstanding the pressure to win by 5 on a score of 382 from Charlie Struck .  Charlie claimed the nett title.

Well played to our new champions, and congratulations to all members who gave it a go. “You wait for next year” was a common lament!

Super Christmas specials at the golf shop

During the month of November the golf shop has all club branded ‘Sporte Leisure’ shirts on special at never to be repeated prices.

Hurry in and take advantage of these never to repeated prices and stock up for Christmas!

Protests and Rulings to the Match Committee

From time to time members have questions concerning local rules or the conduct of a competition. Very occasionally a complaint is made about an incident observed on the course.

If  the enquiry is about a rule of golf or local rule then this can usually be handled immediately by asking the Captain or other Match Committee person directly. Depending on the ruling, sometimes it might take a few hours to research the proper answer and in such a situation the ruling will be published in the daily cow and on notice boards around the club.

If you have an enquiry about a player in a competition who you observed breaking a rule of golf, like taking a drop from a wrong position, or miscounting their score on a hole, etc, then the correct procedure is to ask for a determination from the Match Committee.

This should be in writing immediately following the competition where such observation arose.

Please submit your statement to the starter or to the office with your name, the name of any other witness, the time, date and place where the observation was made and the name of the alleged offender.

The Match Committee will respond to your enquiry in writing within 7 days unless further advice is needed from Golf NSW. The Match Committee will investigate the matter by firstly informing the  marker and then the player separately that an allegation has been made giving them every chance to explain. As a general rule the word of the marker will be taken very seriously and unless there is very strong evidence against the player no further action will be taken.

If the allegation is confirmed then depending on the nature of the offence, some action will be taken from disqualification to suspension, with a right of appeal, given.

Vexatious or malicious claims are frowned upon and disciplinary and/or civil action may be taken against such claimants. Defaming a fellow member by spreading rumours without evidence is also frowned upon.

Often what you may observe turns out to be different to what you believe happened. Before making an allegation make sure of your facts and consider other possible explanations.

2017-18 Match Committee:

Dave Ransom, Stuart Potter, Geoff Wilson, Pat Paris and Keith Hales.

This week’s results

Saturday 28th October 2017

Stoke Competition

A Grade: Winner     Greg Tarrant 64 nett

B Grade: Winner     Gary Harvey 63 nett (c/b)   2nd    Phil Adams 63 nett

C Grade: Winner    Mick Burton 62 nett 2nd   Ray Sheehan 64 nett (c/b)

D Grade: Winner     Charlie Struck 62 nett

Ladies  Stroke Winner    Patricia Orgill 69 nett

Wednesday 25th October 2017 –  Stableford

A Grade Winner:   Pete Munro 37 pts

B Grade Winner:  Dave Ransom 38 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner:   John Eeles 41 pts

D Grade Winner:   James Pickup 42 pts

Tuesday 24th October 2017 –Stableford

Div 1 Winner:  Jo Burke 37 pts   Runner Up: Lyn Kuskey 36 pts

Div 2 Winner:  Marie Rodgers 33 pts   Runner Up: Dianne Bowyer  (Port Kembla GC) 31 pts (c/b)

9 Hole Stableford – White Course

Winner:  W Unsworth     Runner Up:  L Tomlins