News From the Course – 30 June

Membership Payments

Your club membership fees became due on Thursday 31st May and the 1 month period of grace you have been given has now expired. If you failed to pay then you are technically unfinancial.

DON’T PANIC, if you forgot to pay your membership dues it is not too late. Please pay at the office, the golf shop or just phone 4236 0404 or 4236 0291 with your payment details at your earliest convenience and you will be welcomed back into the membership fold with all of your privileges restored.

$540 still represents the best valued membership on the coast. Why not use your trophy account balance to reduce the amount you need to pay?

Ladies Pennants

The excellent news is that the Silver Pennant team have won their division and have reached the final and will play off for the pennant next Monday against Russell Vale @ Port Kembla.

The Gold Pennant have 3 more rounds to play and are well placed to take the Pennant if the leading team slip up at all.

Margaret Cook, Ladies Captain, reports:

“The results for the ladies pennants for Monday the 25th. The Silver team won the A group, so they play  Russell Vale who won the B group next Monday for the play off.

The Gold team won there game 4-1, they are only one game down and with 3 more games to play  they can still get up there. I wish both teams good luck for next week”.

Rules Quiz

Mick hits his tee shot on the 3rd hole just off the putting surface between the bunker and the green. Just in front of his ball there is some sand from the bunker, some on the fairway grass where his ball lies and some on the green on his line to the hole. Mick brushes away both lots of sand with his glove. Has Mick complied with the rules? The answer can be found in the ‘latest results’ section.

Here is an explanation of another query I had this week, concerning cleaning the mud from your ball on the green.

Fourball Matchplay Set to Commence

The closing day for entry into the 2018 Fourball Matchplay Championship ended today and the draw will be constructed and published tonight below.

Round 1 is due to be played in July and a few teams will get the lucky first round bye. The overall winning team shall receive $70 each with the runners up getting $35 each.

Entry is $10 per player payable at the commencement of your first match.

Fourball Matchplay Draw click here

The second round of the Single Matchplay has commenced and is due to be played in July.

Latest Results

Very cold and frosty mornings, then drizzling rain saw tough conditions this week on the course. This did not stop the true believers getting out there and enjoying the game they love!

Congratulations go to Scott and Tony for their win in the Men’s Foursomes Championships defending their title from last year. Arthur and Wayne were our nett winners. Tuesday Ladies Day was played in cool conditions and Judi O’Brien took out Division 1 with 29 points on a countback from Lieve Stassen while Marie Rodgers was the division 2 winner with 33 points just beating Marlene Trethowan on a countback. The rain was back on Wednesday but despite the tough conditions Bob McDonald was the winner with 38 points on a countback from Dennis Thomas with Peter Francis, Tony Rodriguez and Larry Osterhaus all finishing on 36 points. Larry was the unlucky one losing the countback. Today a 2 Ball Aggregate was played in conjunction to the individual stableford, the winning team being Scott Hainsworth and Jarrod Gehrmann with a great team score of 80.

Here are last week’s full results:

Saturday 30th June 2018 – 2B Aggregate Stableford + Individual

Team winners : Scott Hainsworth & J Gehrmann 80

Individual winner J Gehrmann 40 c/b 2nd S Hainsworth 40 3rd Tom Zimmermann 37 c/b 4th  Luke Crockford 37  5th  Matt Tedeschi 36 c/b  Ladies Marie Tarrant 31

Wednesday 27 June 2018 – Men’s Stableford

Winner:   Bob McDonald 38 pts (c/b)   2nd:   Dennis Thomas 38 pts   3rd:   Peter Francis 36 pts (c/b)   4th:   Tony Rodriguez 36 pts (c/b)

Tuesday 26th June 2018 – Ladies Stableford

Div 1 Winner: Judi O’Brien 29 pts (c/b) Runner up: Lieve Stassen 29 pts

Div 2 Winner: Marie Rodgers 33 pts (c/b) Runner up: Marlene Trethowan 33 pts

Rules Quiz explained

Mick has incurred a penalty when he brushed away the sand that was not on the green. Sand is only a loose impediment (something natural that can easily be moved) when it is on the surface of the green.

Here are some excerpts from the rules of golf:

Loose Impediments

You may move a loose impediment (i.e. natural loose objects such as stones, detached leaves and twigs, dead animals, banana skins etc, worm casts, insects) unless the loose impediment and your ball are in the same hazard (i.e. bunker or water hazard). If you remove a loose impediment and this causes your ball to move, the ball must be replaced and (unless your ball was on the putting green) you incur a one-stroke penalty. However, under the rules sand and loose soil are loose impediments on the putting green, but not elsewhere. Snow and natural ice, are either casual water or loose impediments at the option of the player. Dew and frost are not loose impediments.

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Men’s Foursomes Championships

Seventeen teams competed this year for the Men’s Foursomes crown and the winners are the defending champions Scott Hainsworth and Tony Panecasio with a good scratch total of 116 over the 27 holes. This was 3 less than the team of Wayne Arnott and Arthur Bosanquet and 4 better than George Vlatko and Steve Rippon. Scott and Tony  noticed before hit-off that the engraver last year mistakenly had written their names on the trophy twice. Surely an omen. At least now we only have to erase the 7 and replace it with an 8! For those of us who read the Pennant reports the Champions are ‘TP’ and the ‘golden cowpat’, showing that having a nick-name doesn’t affect your golf. Well played to the winners.

First prize this year was $75 each for the champions and also for the nett winners and $25 each for the runners up both gross and nett. As Wayne and Arthur had the lowest nett total of 104 they were awarded that prize leaving Steve and George with the gross runners up prize. Lance Fredericks and Don Thompson were the next best nett winners with a score of 106, 1/2 shot less than Dylan McDonald and Daniel Adams and 3/4 of a shot lower than Terry Murphy and John Anthony.

Most nett scores were less than 115 so it was a very close contest especially as the course was playing very long and hard.

All players seemed to enjoy the experience and most are still on talking terms with their playing partners. I believe Peter Young however is looking for a better partner next year!

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the others. A great club day was had by all.

Arthur and Wayne – nett winners, along with the ‘golden cowpat’ and ‘TP’ – champions.

2018 Election of Directors

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26th June 2018.



Members are hereby notified that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Jamberoo Golf Club Limited will be held on Wednesday 22nd August, 2018.

Nominations are now invited for the following positions on the Board of Directors:







Nominations must be in writing and signed by two (2) full members of the Club as well as the nominee.

Full members may nominate for all positions and if not elected to one will automatically go into the Ballot for the next position in the order listed above.

Nominations which will close at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 25th July 2018 should

be delivered by hand to the Golf Club Office or posted to the Secretary at the address shown below.

Nomination forms are available at the Golf Club Office.

Please Note – Under Article 77(g), the position of Secretary is filled by the Board, not through election by members.


Geoff Boxsell


Jamberoo Golf Club Ltd

PO Box 112

Jamberoo NSW 2533

News from the Course – June 23

Upcoming Events

Foursomes Championships June 24

Lady Veteran Golfers Championship July 3 and 5

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First National Coast and Country Jamberoo Men’s Open Sunday July 22

First National Coast and Country Jamberoo Mixed Open Sunday July 29

click here for Mixed Open entry form

click here for Men’s Open entry form

Ladies Pennants

Judi O’Brien with Margaret Cook

Ladies Captain Margaret Cook reports,

“Just want to let you know how we went with pennants this week. Gold won 4-1 against Port Kembla @ the Grange & Silver won 4.5-0.5 against Kiama @ Worrigee Links. Both teams started to play in rain then we had wind but with sun and showers. Silver are leading A group with 1 game to go & gold are in with a good chance with a few games to go”.

Go the Roo!

Greens Committee News

  • A new Greens Mower and Fairway mower have been leased by the club replacing outdated and old equipment. This will lead to an improvement in the presentation of the course. There are plans to include an intermediate cut of rough just off the fairways to enhance the playability of the course.
  • The couch is still being treated regularly and there has been a reduction in the amount present in the greens.
  • The green waste rubbish pile will be removed next Friday after approval was granted by Kiama Council to waive dumping fees.
  • With the current wet conditions members are asked to be careful where they drive carts on the course. No cart should come within 6 metres of a green and please avoid wet areas.
  • Greens are being rolled each week the day before competitions.
  • The course is suffering from members not repairing divots as they play. Please carry and use your sand bucket.

Rule of the Week – Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped

If your ball in motion is deflected or stopped by you, your caddie your partner, or your partner’s caddie, or by equipment belonging to you or your partner, you incur a penalty of one stroke and play the ball as it lies (Rule 19-2).If your ball in motion is deflected or stopped by another ball at rest, there is normally no penalty and the ball is played as it lies.  However, in stroke play only, if both balls lay on the putting green before you made your stroke, you incur a two-stroke penalty (Rule 19-5a).Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped

Latest Results

Winter has hit but it has not stopped us playing the game we love. Unfortunately inclement weather forced the cancellation of two days play this week but clearing weather on Wednesday saw the stroke round and mystery nine competition played. To prove that you are well rested after a holiday Ray Sheehan handled the damp conditions well on Wednesday to be the clear winner with a very good 65 nett. Al Thrower continued his recent good form to take second  with 66, while Pete Wheatley, Peter Francis and Bob Neilson  all scored 67 nett. The two Peters won the count-backs. Paul Tucker won the Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine with a nett 32.5 over the 9 selected holes. Ray Sheehan, Mick Bartlett and Italo Baraldi were close. Saturday saw the playing of a club stableford event. Best score of the day was Andrew Ball with a terrific 45 points to easily win B grade by 10! Greg Seymour was the A grade winner with 37 points one better than Matt Tedeschi, Tom Zimmermann and Tony Rodriguez. Dene Herbert scored 39 in C grade to win on a countback from Al Thrower while Geoff Boxsell scored 37 points to win D Grade. Marie Farrant was the Ladies winner with 32 points.

Good luck to all teams in the Men’s Foursomes tomorrow.

Saturday, 23rd June 2018 – Stableford

Winners A: Greg Seymour 37 B: Andrew Ball 45 C: Dene Herbert 39 (c/b) D: Geoff Boxsell 37 Ladies: Marie Farrant 32

Wednesday  20th June 2018 – Stroke including Just Bathrooms Mystery nine 

Winner:   Ray Sheehan 65 nett   2nd:   Al Thrower 66 nett   3rd:   Pete Wheatley 67 nett (c/b)   4th:   Peter Francis 67 nett (c/b)

Mystery Nine (1,2,4,5,6,9,11,12,14)Winner: Paul Tucker 32.5 nett


Jamberoo Open Events 2018

We are pleased to announce that First National Coast and Country RE have confirmed as major sponsor of the 2018 Jamberoo Men’s Open and Mixed Open Events.

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Entries are being taken at present and members are more than welcome to play in these prestigious events.

We would also like to thank Drummond Golf at Shellharbour and Just Bathrooms for their generous contributions as well.

The Men’s Open will be played on Sunday 22nd of July and the Mixed Open on Sunday 29th of July.

Click here for the Prize Schedule for the Men’s Open