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Today at Wollongong Golf Club the semi-finals of the Golf Illawarra Pennant were played.

Jamberoo was represented in the C Pennant where their match was against The Grange Golf Club. In a very close struggle The Grange was able to win 3 games to 2. A great season by the C Pennant team concludes.

In the other match Jamberoo White Horse Cup ‘cowpats’ were playing the Highlands Golf Club. In a very tense match where every game was closely contested, Jamberoo managed to win 4 games to 2 to progress to the final next week at Port Kembla against Kiama Golf Club. This result was so close that after Matt Tedeschi squared his match on 18 he had to continue to play extra holes to decide the ultimate winner of the match. Matt succeeded on the 21st hole after a brilliant tee shot on the long and difficult par three hole found the green. This meant the cowpats won the match 4 -2.



News from the Course 17th March

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White Duck Day a ‘quackin’ Success.

Congratulations to Keith Hales and the wonderful members who volunteered their time to help cook, sell beers and raffle tickets and to our ever-supportive sponsors for their kind donations. I can report that over $4400 was raised on the day for Juvenile Diabetes Research.

A special thank you goes to Kris and her team from Drummond Golf Shellharbour and to Srixon Golf for their major sponsorship of the White Duck Day. Thanks also to Elders Real Estate Jamberoo, Just Bathrooms, Accounting Professionals, Sawmill Trading, Waterwells, Jamberoo Pub, Jamberoo IGA, Albion Park Meats, Sporte’s Leisure, the Illawarra Golf Complex and Jamberoo Golf Club Shop for your support.

Of course the Jamberoo Ladies Golf committee must be thanked as well for the luncheon and drink selling.

The golf on the day was sensational with a score of 49.125 winning the event.

Prize winners were

1st Drummond Golf vouchers  – collected by the winning team

2nd Laser putting aids supplied by Drummond Golf – Keith Hales team

3rd Srixon Towels – Bob Elliot team

4th Srixon golf hats – Pat Paris team

5th Srixon golf gloves – Ken Bradley team

6th Srixon golf balls – Chris Goodwin team

Last Place $100 golf practice balls from Illawarra Golf Complex Windang – Rugg/Hasiuk team

Nearest the Pins (3 Srixon golf balls each)

3rd Geoff Wilson

7th Luke Rochford

9th Kim Oborn

11th Dave Ransom

13th John Keeling

12th Long drive 18 or less handicaps – Craig Foster

14th Long drive 19 or more handicaps – P Cahill

6th    Straightest drive – Chris Goodwin

Raffle winners

1st  golf bag (sponsored by Sportes’ Leisure) – Warwick Drew

2nd IGA voucher (sponsored by IGA Jamberoo)– Gary Harvey

3rd Meat vouchers (sponsored by Albion Park Meats) – Geoff King

4th Golf shirt (sponsored by Jamberoo Golf Shop) – Ron Hewson

5th Basket of soft drinks (supplied by Wild) – Ray Sheehan

6th 6 Pack Light Beer( supplied by Jamberoo Pub) – Geoff Boxsell

Thank you to all participants, I am sure you had a great day enjoying golf at our beautiful course.

Weekly Rules Quiz

While chipping onto a green from the thick rough behind the 5th green Pete hits the ball twice with the same swing. In attempting to keep within the rules, Pete counts the stroke and adds a penalty stroke for a total of 2. His marker objects, stating that since the ball was hit twice, two strokes should be counted plus a penalty for a total of 3. Who is correct?

(answer in results section below)

Ad Victoriam [‘towards victory’]

Good luck and play well tomorrow to our semi-finalists in the 2018 Pennants at Wollongong.

The C Pennant team is playing the Grange with an 8.59 hit-off time, while the White Horse Cup handicap matchplay team, the Cowpats, are playing Highlands with a 9.41 hit off time.

Go the Roo!

This Week’s Results

Greens on the improve, weather perfect for golf, let’s get out there and play. Congratulations to Arthur Bosanquet who scored an ace at Bonnie Doon Golf club last Wednesday while playing as a guest of Jamberoo Director Pat Paris.

Rules Quiz answer: According to rule 14-4, Pete is correct in his assessment. Essentially he only made one stroke at the ball. The penalty effectively makes up for the second contact with the ball.

Saturday 17th March 2018 – Countdown

6543 winners  Mal Garrett, Paul Tucker, Phil Lewis, John Childs  105 pts

666 winners Brent McDonald, David Harness, Pat Paris 85 pts

Wednesday 14th March 2018 – Stableford

A and B Grade Winner:   Gary Harvey 46 pts   2nd:   Martin Perry 40 pts

C Grade Winner:   Toby Bartle 44 pts   2nd:   William Little 40 pts

D Grade Winner:   Paul Nicholson 39 pts

Tuesday 13th March 2018 – President vs Captain Match Play

Winners: Captains Team- M Cook, J Anderson, K Brennan, M Simmons, L Bell, L Stassen, S Paul, S Dixon, R Boles, M Rodgers, S Gentle, D Piper, K Oborn


2018 White Duck Day

The members of Jamberoo Golf Club have a history of supporting worthy charitable causes including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Among our core beliefs at Jamberoo is to assist charities where possible, unlike others we have a social conscious. It is not only about making money but also about helping our community.

Your support today helped raise over $4500 for this cause.

Well done to all participants, raffle ticket buyers and sponsors. Thank you.

A prize ceremony was held at the conclusion of the day where many of the winners collected their trophies. Full results will be published in the ‘Daily Cow’ tomorrow.

Please contact the club to arrange for the pickup of your prize if you had to leave early.


Pennant Report week 6

The final weekend of preliminary rounds with Jamberoo having a ‘W’ Sunday, winning all three matches.

B Pennant vs Gerringong @ Shoalhaven Heads

Ray leads the way’

The final game for the B Pennant side was against Gerringong at The Heads

The day was picturesque as we set out to end our campaign on a winning note:

Scott Hainsworth received a forfeit so we were 1 up without a shot being played.

Pat Paris had a tight match early but his big hitting opponent found his range to close it out 4/3.

Ray Orr, promoted up the order, belied he current handicap with a stirring 2/1 victory over his more fancied opponent. He is already talking about playing number 1 or 2 next season as his short game destroys his opponents.

TP played steady golf and with 5 to play was 5 up. Despite a few wobblies a 2/1 win was secured and the points safe.

Jarrod Gehrmann came up against a young gun whose radar was definitely on. A few missed putts proving the difference going down 4/3. His only loss in 2 years.

So a 3-2 win to the good guys.

Thanks to all the lads for the year. We missed out on finals but again were competitive in every match.

Thanks to Club Captain Dave Ransom for the support and organizing. To the semi-final bound teams, C Pennants and Cowpats, bring home the bacon boys.

Go the Roos, Tony Panecasio

White Horse Cup division 3 vs Bowral@ Highlands

‘Flies soar to victory’

Brent ‘the quiet achiever’, as a reward for his undefeated form allowed to act as the top cat. As Captain he wins the toss & elects to bat 2nd, as he said they can “lead the way on the 1st tee”. Down after 2 holes, so true his batting 2nd, he starts his gallant run to get to a 6/4 victory to be the only player undefeated.

‘Gracious’ Don makes a good start and wins the 1st 2 holes, then starts admiring the beautiful Highlands golf course seeing more than he wanted. Losing the next 3, he remembers why he’s there so he wins the next 7 holes, setting up a good win 4/3.

‘Smoking’ Geoff the coffee man arrived as usual with his cup to get his day & game going hot. He gets off to a hot roaring start, only to cool down by being down 5 after 7 holes. He fights back to be 2 down with 4 to play so he is in the game, only to lose on the 18th, 1 down.

Ken is the only lefty in the team. He also likes his coffee on arriving. Every time some-one asks, “how you going”? Its how many fingers he’s up by  pointing DOWN. It’s a lefty thing. We say he’s up. So we think his coping a hiding, when in fact he wins 5/4.

Bryan the smoker, he likes a puff or 2, starts off well winning early for the game to see-saw each way. To be all square at the turn, same at 14 ,so this game’s up for grabs, he then loses the next 3 to go down 3/1.

Larry the touring sportsman has been away all week, at Coffs with the National touch tournament, refereeing. Nothing like golf may I say. Only to pick up a serious knee injury, that gets me ruled out of the finals disappointing. I tell my wife who is a nurse, “no I’m not playing not worth it”. Hmm, well I speak to Club Captain David about forfeiting my game, he says get a cart if you want & tell the other captain. I decide to forfeit but when I arrived I get the clubs out so no pain no gain. As we are team, 1 in all in, so I’m 3 down after 3, then win 4 of the next 6 to be 1 up on the turn. I then tell my opponent how he nearly won the game by forfeit, he says “I’ll take it easy on you”, so I win the next 3 to be 4 up with 6 to go. After losing the next 2 to only be 2 up 4 to play.

Then 2/ 3 to go it’s game over 3/2 my way, thank god for pain relief tablets.

A good team victory 4/2.

Overall, winning 3 & losing only 1 match [on a horrible day at Russell Vale] is a very pleasing team effort and the men should be proud of their performance.

Thanks to Peter (cobber) Young who also played his vital part in our team.


Brent McDonald won 6/4

Don Thompson won 4/3

Larry Kent won 3/2

Geoff Wilson lost on the 18th

Brian Nicoll lost 3/1

Ken Bradley won 5/4

For photos taken on the day click here

Photos courtesy of Wollondilly Sports | Geoff Rech

“C” Pennant v Russell Vale @ Jamberoo

Jamberoo 5 v Russell Vale 0 

“The Shark’s regain their bite!”

After 6 rounds of challenging golf this season the C Pennant boys have qualified for this year’s finals finishing 2nd in our division.

This is our 4th year in a row we have reached the finals and it shows the great determination and camaraderie that these fellows possess.

With a slight undertone of pressure that we had to win to reach the semi’s, all the boy’s stood up and had fantastic wins.

Wayne Griffiths 6/4

Chris Leckey 5/4

Tom Zimmermann 2/1

Tim Young 4/2

Andrew Ball 3/2

Boyd Sylvester was the behind the scenes guy today, cooking, marshalling and offering support. We had tremendous help from Bob Wright and “Cowpat legend” Shane Townsend caddying for the team as did Arthur Bosanquet.

This leaves us with a match next week in Wollongong v The Grange to qualify for the 2018 final.

C Leckey

Semi-finals @ Wollongong GC

Sharks vs The Grange 8.59

Cowpats vs Highlands 9.41

Go the Roos!

News From the Course 10th March

Men’s Pennants Final Preliminary Round

Tomorrow is W-Day for our Pennant teams. The B Pennant and White Horse Cup division 3  teams may find themselves one win shy of a semi-final berth but a Win will cement a good showing in this year’s pennants. The C Pennant must Win if they are to qualify for the semi-finals. The good news is that they are playing at home this Sunday. The White Horse Cup division 1 team have the weekend off.

Greens Committee Report to members

I have been advised the soil supplier has admitted responsibility for greens damage and has apologised. The invoice will not need to be paid and they will pay for the re-seeding of the greens.

The greenkeeper expects the reseeding of the greens to be complete within 6 to 8 weeks with the bare areas again in satisfactory order.

Update: Couch in-growth in greens

Based on feedback from members the control of the couch grass in the greens has been a high priority for the Club for some months, and it will be an on-going task throughout the year.

The very warm weather over the summer months has provided the couch grass with ideal growing conditions. A selective herbicide has been applied to all greens on several occasions over the past few months, with some effect. The next step is to scarify the affected greens with the aim of breaking up the couch patches to allow the herbicide to have more affect and the preferred grass to infill the areas. The scarifying of greens was undertaken this week.

The medium to long term solution is to replace the affected sections of green with new grass. This would require a ready supply of grass, ideally from a “greens’ nursery” established on the course. As this would involve significant resources, the Greens Committee have made a recommendation that the Board include the development of the nursery in the proposed Course Development Plan.

The 12th green has been infected for several years and there are plans in place to relay the green or to replace the grass with grass from the nursery green yet to be built. Because of the large costs involved all of this depends on finances becoming available.

Rule of the Week – ‘nearest point of relief ‘

Quite often I see people on the course unaware of what to do when finding the nearest point of relief. I hope the video here will help you proceed correctly in future. See Video

Snakes Alive

Just a gentle reminder that 3 black snakes have been spotted in the drain beside the 16th fairway and up to the 17th green. Probably a good idea to take the penalty rather than risk a bite.

Most snake bites happen when people try to kill or capture them. If you come across a snake, don’t panic. Back away to a safe distance and let it move away. Snakes often want to escape when disturbed.

All snake bites must be treated as potentially life-threatening. If you are bitten by a snake, call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.

Saturday pre-booked Time Spots

Every 6 months 5 time-slots have been allocated to members who have pre-purchased the rights to these times. This arrangement is of 6 months duration for a cost of $100 per time-slot. The option to renew is made at the end of March and November each year. Any other members interested in paying for a reserved time-slot should express an interest by application to the Secretary of Jamberoo Golf Club through the Office prior to the aforementioned review dates. If more than 5 applications are received then a ballot will be held.

This Week’s Results

Cooler weather has made it very pleasant to play golf this week. Monday saw a large group of Mens Veterans play a stableford. Links Shellcove visitor Gary Barling was too strong in division 1 with 40 points with George Vlako second on 37. Division2 was won by Pat Travers with 43 points winning on a countback from Will Little. The Ladies played the March monthly medal on Tuesday with Judy Casey having the best score with a nett 71. Margaret Cook took out the Golfmart voucher. Wednesday saw the playing of the Drummond Golf Stableford. William Little continued his good form to take out the voucher with 40 points on a countback from some other guy!

Today a single grade day stableford was played with Ron Chilby winning the day with 41 points on a countback from Brian Aboozaid and Ron Hewson. Gross winner was Tony Panecasio with 30. Shirley Walsh won the Ladies comp with 32 points.

Hope to see you on the course playing in the White Duck Charity Day next Friday!

Saturday 10th March -Stableford

Winner: Ron Chilby 41 points (c/b)  2nd: Brian Aboozaid 41 points (c/b) 3rd: Ron Hewson 41

Ladies winner: Shirley Walsh 32 pts  Best Gross: Tony Panecasio 30 points

Wednesday 7th March 2018 – Drummond Golf Stableford

A & B Grade Winner:    Dave Ransom 40 pts  2nd:    Eddie Cram 37 pts

C Grade Winner:  William Little 40 pts  2nd: John Brand 38 pts (c/b)

D Grade Winner:  Pat Travers 33 pts


Voucher Winner: William  Little 40 pts (c/b)

Tuesday 6th March 2018 – Ladies Monthly Medal

Stroke Results

Winner:   Judy Casey 71 nett  2nd:   Shirley Walsh 72 nett

Monthly Medal Results

Div 1 Medal Winner:  Shirley Dixon 76 nett  Gross Winner:  Judi O’Brien 92 gross

Div 2 Medal Winner:  Judt Casey 71 nett  Gross Winner:  Shirley Walsh 97 gross

Div 3 Medal Winner:  Lyn Walker 79 nett  Gross Winner:  Lyn Walker 117 gross

Golf Mart Voucher: Judy Casey

Hairdressers Trophy: Margaret Cook

Ladies Stableford Winner:  Marg Chaffey 30 pts

Monday, 5th March 2018 – Veterans Stableford

Div 1 Winner Gary Barling 40 Pts (L) 2nd George Vlatko 37 Pts 3rd John Brand 35 Pts (c/b)

Div 2 Winner Pat Travers 43 Pts 2nd William Little 43 Pts 3rd Phil Gosling 40 Pts