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