SOLAR UPDATE: Since April 2014 the Solar has saved us $10 083.63. and 18.2t of CO2. This means the unit has paid for itself—-now the real benefits begin, free electricity . The ladies committee paid the 4th instalment of $1500 towards the initial installation.
Jamberoo Golf Club has a proud history of supporting worthy charitable causes with golf days held on our course.
This year there are 4 charities that we are supporting : Juvenile Diabetes Research; Ovarian Cancer Research; The Johnny Warren Foundation and the Community Cancer Link Foundation.
White Duck Charity Golf Day – for Juvenile Diabetes Research
The date for the White Duck Day has had to be changed to Friday 16th March 2018, instead of the 9th of March. This has been necessary to avoid a clash with another charity golf day on a nearby course which was affecting our ability to attract sponsors and visiting players.
Please make a note of this when you get your new golf diary that is presently being printed ready for distribution to members.
The organisers would like to thank Srixon Golf and Drummond Golf at Shellharbour for their kind donations for this event.
Ovarian Cancer Charity Day
The Ladies Ovarian Cancer Charity Day will be held on Tuesday 27th of March. It is a 3 person ‘Hartball’ event for Ladies only.
The Johnny Warren Foundation Day
This event supports the Johnny Warren Foundation and is organised by the Foundation itself. It is a 4 person Ambrose with dinner and drinks after golf at the Jamberoo Pub. It is due to be played on Thursday the 17th of May.
The Community Cancer Link Charity Day
The Community Cancer Link Charity Day will be held on Tuesday 16th of October. It is a 2 person Ambrose competition for both lady and gentleman golfers organised by the Ladies Committee.
Please consider supporting these worthwhile days.
2018 Golf Programme
While you are waiting for your hard copy of the 2018 golf programme you can access it on the club web page in either of two places. If you look in the ‘Golf’ tab then you will find it under ‘Programme of Events’. Alternatively if you look under the ‘More’ tab and then ‘Notices and Downloads’ you will find the 2018 Golf Programme in calendar form.
Feel free to copy these for your use.
In the meantime here is the rest of January’s events:
Tues, Jan 16: Ladies – Stableford (white course)
Mon, Jan 15: Veterans Stableford (white course)
Wed, Jan 17: Stableford (white course) – One Grade Day
Sat, Jan 20: Stableford (white course)
Tues, Jan 23: Ladies – 321 countdown (white course)
Wed, Jan 24: Stableford (white course)
Fri, Jan 26 Australia Day: Stableford (white course) – walk up start from 7 am to 10 am
Sat, Jan 27: Par (white course)
Tues Jan 30: Ladies Stableford (white course)
Wed, Jan 31: Stableford (white course)
Latest Golf Results
Another great week in golf this week on the course. This was especially the case on Saturday where Friday night’s storm didn’t seem to effect the course at all with the greens running very nicely and no water laying about the course.
Arthur Bosanquet maintained his great form with another win on Wednesday, while Greg Seymour continues to score well each game to always come second in A grade it seems! It took George Vlatko to get up and down from the hazard on Saturday to just pip Greg by one. Margaret Cook is again in the winner’s circle with wins on Tuesday and Saturday in the Ladies events, while Harry Osman had a very good day on Wednesday winning the B grade on a count back with 39 points.
It was close in B grade on Saturday where five players finished on 38 points. Only three prizes were awarded so the unlucky two, John Hol and Colin Owers, had to settle for a ball each. Ian Martens had the day’s top Stableford score with 41 points to win C Grade comfortably while early starter Jeff O’Brien’s 32 points held up all day to take out D grade.
Finally I believe Arthur Bosanquet and Liz Armstrong had a bet on Saturday on whom would pay for their meal next Friday. Lowest Stableford score shouts. Time to get the wallet out Arthur, Liz’s 34 beat your 33!
Hope to see you all again on the course next week.
Many fantastic events are planned for the New Year so why not get involved and play in some competitions?
Here are some of 2018’s Major Events
White Duck Charity Golf Day for Juvenile Diabetes Research – Friday 9th March
Ladies Ovarian Cancer Charity Day – Tuesday 27th March
Ladies Jamberoo Open – Tuesday 10th April
Ladies Club Championships – starts Tuesday 1st May (54 holes)
Veterans – Club Championship – Monday 7th May
Johnny Warren Charity Day – Thursday 17th May
Men’s Foursomes Championships – Sunday 24th June (27 holes)
Lady Veterans Championship – starts Tuesday 3rd July (36 holes)
Jamberoo Men’s Open – Sunday 22nd July
Jamberoo Mixed Open – Sunday 29th July
Mixed Foursomes Championship – Sunday 19th August (27 holes)
Ladies Foursomes Championships – Tuesday 11th September (27 holes)
Men’s Club Championships – starts Saturday 6th October (72 holes)
Jamberoo Junior Open – Thursday 11th October
Ladies Community Cancer Link Charity Day – Tuesday 16th October
Men’s Gold Medal Playoff – Saturday 10th November
Ladies Gold Medal Playoff – Tuesday 13th November
Ladies Ham’s Day – Tuesday 20th November
Lady Veterans Turkey & Ham Day – Thursday 6th December
Ham’s Day – Saturday 8th December
Ladies – Christmas Fun Day – Tuesday 11th December
Veterans Christmas BBQ and Hams Day – Monday 17th December
As you can see it will be a busy time at the course.
For a full listing of the 2018 schedule of events please look under the ‘Golf’ tab on the club’s website or under the ‘More’ tab/Notices and Downloads.
Men’s Pennants 2018
Jamberoo Golf Club has entered 4 teams into the 2018 Illawarra Pennant competition. After last year’s grand performance where we almost won all the Pennants we entered only to be thwarted in the finals in very close matches, expectations are high and the club is looking forward to the upcoming season.
The B pennant squad (handicaps greater than 5.5) start their season on January 28 at home with a bye. Tony Panecasio leads the team with hopes to improve on last season’s second place finish. The following players will represent the club in the B Pennant, Scott Hainsworth, Jarrod Gehrmann, John Paul, Patrick Paris, Pete Munro and Ray Orr.
The C Pennant squad (handicaps greater than 12.5) start their season on February 4 with a home game against St George’s Basin and also are hoping to take that next step and do well in this year’s Pennant. Captain Chris Leckey leads the team with the following players representing the club, Tom Zimmermann, Wayne Griffiths, Andrew Ball, Boyd Sylvester and Tim Young .
The White Horse Cup is a handicap Matchplay event and we again have two teams entered in this year’s competition, the ‘Cowpats’ and the ‘Flies’. There have been several retirements and promotions from last year’s teams so quite a few new faces will make their debut this year.
The ‘Cowpats’ are still smarting from their defeat at the hands of Kiama in last year’s final which stopped them winning 3 in a row. Captain Col Booth has developed new tactics with the motto “ad victorium” a major part in his planning. The club will be represented in the Cowpats by Chris Goodwin, Shane Townsend, Arthur Bosanquet, Peter Francis, Dave Ransom, Matt Tedeschi and Brent McDonald.
The ‘Flies’ also performed admirably last season only losing in a playoff to the cowpats in the semi-final. Captain Larry Kent returns from injury and leads a very impressive side bristling with new talent. The representatives from the flies are, Don Thompson, Geoff Wilson, Ken Bradley, Brian Nicoll, Phil Gosling and Peter Young.
The club wishes each and every player the best of luck, safe in the knowledge that you will represent Jamberoo with pride.
The Latest Results
Saturday saw a great field play for the first monthly medal of 2018. A Grade winner and best gross score of the day went to Tony Rodriguez with a sensational 72 off the stick for nett 62. Greg Seymour played another good round for second with nett 65 and Wayne Arnott cleverly secured third place with 67, getting in before his ball was pinched. Paul Rodgers won B Grade with a good score of 64 nett beating both Andrew Ball and Stephane Seveque by one. C Grade was very close as well with Norbert Beringer continuing with his good form to win with nett 61, one better than Donald Roberts and 2 better than Ian Martens. D Grade was won by Luke Oborn with Robert Weir taking out the medal as Luke is a visitor from the Links. Jo Burke was the Ladies winner with a nett 72 one better than Jen Owers.
Lady Veteran Golfers co-ordinator, Lorraine Cram, was able to win the comp on Thursday with an excellent 37 points with Kay Ison taking second place with 36 points.
Wednesday saw Pat Paris win the Drummond Golf voucher with a fine 42 points in A Grade, Greg Seymour was again second with 39 points. The B grade winner was regular Kiama visitor Gus O’Brien with 41 points, beating both Phil Hahn and George Goor who had 38 points. Paul Tucker took out the C Grade prize with 39 points beating new cowpat Brent McDonald by one. Bruce Alexander won C Grade with 37 points on a countback from visitor Keith Eastham.
Lisa Bell with nett 72 was the winner on Tuesday from Lyn Kuskey who had 73 nett.
And in final news from Saturday Ron Chilby won the super shot, quickly pointing out to his mate Bernie how to spend $2 effectively!
As 2017 draws to a close we look back at some of the highlights of the year.
Mens Pennants – All four teams qualify for the semi-finals, a first for the club. This includes the two White Horse Cup teams playing each other in a semi-final for the second year running. In a remarkably similar result the match is tied after regulation play and the two number ones continue with a playoff. The ‘Cowpats’ do it again defeating the ‘Flies’ on the 4th playoff hole to progress.
It is another first for the club to have our club represented in all three finals of the competitions that we entered. Our teams fall at the final hurdle and we lose all three finals in very close tussles, several matches being decided on the final green.
The ‘Cowpats’ were seeking to make it three pennants in a row and were all square in their match after regulation play with both the number 1 and 2 players required for the playoff. Unfortunately both lose and the ‘three-peat’ dream evaporates like the sea mist at Shoalhaven Heads where the final was played.
The Ladies Pennant teams also play hard and perform well narrowly missing out in both grades.
February and March see very bad weather strike the course with the ‘East-Coast Low’ dumping megalitres of water onto the course severely curtailing golfing activities.
Jamberoo Ladies and Mens Opens – Both events continue to attract quality fields and this year Narelle Moon from the Federal Golf Club in Canberra and Colin Mitchell from the Links Shell Cove win the titles.
Lieve Stassen and Ray Orr are the respective nett winners.
Jamberoo Mixed Open – A beautiful day greeted a good sized field for the 2017 Mixed Open. Winners were Juanita and Andrew Robb from Glenmore Country Club who successfully defended their title.
Club Champions – All championships were very keenly contested and the following members were successful.
Men: A Grade – Stephen Rippon; B Grade – Gary Harvey: C Grade – Gary Eagleton; D Grade – Vince Byrnes;
Mens Veterans – Ray Orr
Ladies: A Grade – Marie Farrant; B Grade – Shirley Walsh; C Grade – Sue Paul
Lady Veterans – Jenelle Anderson
Mens Foursomes – Tony Panecasio & Scott Hainsworth
Ladies Foursomes – Judi O’Brien & Margaret Cook
Mixed Foursomes – Elizabeth Armstrong & Arthur Bosanquet
Mens Single Matchplay – Ken Bradley
Fourball Matchplay – Arthur Bosanquet & Wayne Arnott
Ladies Fourball Matchplay – Robyn Gregson & Cheryl Legge
Gold Medal Winners: A Grade – Peter Munro; B Grade – Chris Goodwin; C Grade – Michael Burton
D Grade – John Corr; Ladies – Shirley Walsh
Australian Footgolf Open –Jamberoo again hosted the Australian Footgolf Open with the event growing in stature world wide giving great kudos to our club. This year Argentina’s Nico Garcia was the champion.
2017 has been a standout year for the club and our club continues to prosper and develop with the help of our terrific members and sponsors. Thanks for your patronage and support.
May the New Year bring many grand golfing experiences to all and may the sun permanently shine on your rounds.
The Staff and Board of Directors of Jamberoo Golf Club wish a very Merry Christmas and safe holiday season to all members and their families.
Jamberoo Member Brian O’Hare wins prestigious Journalism Award
Jamberoo member Brian O’Hare is not just the bane of his opponents in White Horse Cup Pennants but also a talented and well respected journalist and editor and founder of the ‘Australian Senior Golfer’ website.
Brian received the award for his feature report on Kym Olsen, the winner of the Australian Senior Amateur Championship in Adelaide in 2016 in which the Victorian golfer first revealed the ongoing battle he was having in dealing with serious depression issues and at the same time trying to remain competitive in elite senior golf.
The members of Jamberoo congratulate you.
For further reading I suggest you follow the link to the Australian Senior Golfer website.
Jamberoo Golf Club would like to congratulate the participants in the 2017 Teachers’ Golf Day which was held on our course last Thursday.
The day started under overcast skies with a light drizzle which slowly transformed into torrential rain, good for the course but not so good for golf. Quite a few battled on and were rewarded with clearing weather which enabled their rounds to be completed. There are reports that a hole-in-one was recorded by a player on the 13th hole but I have no other details to report.
We hope that you had a good day despite the weather and that you consider coming back next year where we promise the usual sunny skies and perfect Jamberoo weather.
Veteran’s Christmas Hams Day
Well played to all the winners, which means everybody I suppose, in the Veterans annual Christmas Hams Day held last Monday. The big winners on the day were in A Grade Don Thompson with 40 Pts, Phil Hahn with 39 Pts, Doug Perry with 38 Pts, John Pringle with 37 Pts on a countback over 5th Greg Seymour 37 Pts and Jeff Draper with 36 Pts (c/b)
In B Grade John Sutherland was the winner with a great 42 Pts, Athol Casey was second with 40 Pts, Les Hanigan 38 Pts, Geoff Evans 37 Pts (c/b) Norbert Beringer 37 Pts and John Ellsmore 36 Pts (c/b) took out the minor prizes.
A great day was had by all and Chris apparently only had to make one extra trip back home to pick up the hams!
Congratulations go to Peter Oldfield as the inaugural winner of the Barry Walker Shield.
An individual stableford will be held on boxing day with a walk-up start.
Why not show off those new clubs that you got for Christmas to your mates and enjoy a round?
The tee will be available from 7 am to 9 am.
2017 Last Competition Round
The last competition round for 2017 will be held on Saturday 30th of December and will be a 4 person 6543 Countdown in recognition of the approaching New Year.
With this event the best score from the team is recorded for the first 6 holes, then the best 2 scores for the next 5 holes (7-11), then the best 3 scores for the next 4 holes (12-15) and finally all scores counted for the last three holes. The highest team tally wins the event.
If you cannot arrange a fourth team member then a 666 countdown will be played as a separate event for teams of three. The first 6 holes the best score out of the three counts, holes 7-12 two scores count and holes 13-18 all scores count.
This week’s results
Congratulations go to Tony Panecasio for his excellent 45 points in A Grade on Saturday. This equates to a par round, well played Tony. Greg Rodgers also celebrated Christmas early with his score of 42 points in B Grade to win by one from Brian Aboozaid. Matt Tedeschi took out third prize on a countback over the unlucky Eddie Cram who suffered with the same on Wednesday. Bob Wright managed a respectful 37 points which was good enough to win the C Grade prize. Warwick Drew held on for second on a countback. Bob Crooks easily won D grade with 40 points.
Hope to see you all on the course soon.
Saturday 23rd December 2017 – Stableford
A Grade Winner: Tony Panecasio 45 pts
B Grade Winner: Greg Rodgers 42 pts 2nd Place: Brian Aboozaid 41 pts 3rd Place: Matt Tedeschi 39 pts (cb)
C Grade Winner: Bob Wright 37 pts 2nd Place: Warwick Drew 34 pts (cb)
D Grade Winner: Bob Crooks 40 pts
Ladies Winner Jenelle Anderson pts
Wednesday, 20th December 2017 – Stableford
A Grade Winner: Glen Chilby 37 Pts (c/b) (TG)
B Grade Winner: John Pringle 41 Pts (c/b) 2nd Eddie Cram 41 Pts
C Grade Winner : Will Little 42 Pts
D Grade Winner Brian Carr 43 Pts
Tuesday 19th December 2017 – Ladies Stableford
Winner: Marie Smith 41 pts Runner Up: Jenelle Anderson 33 pts