This Saturday Sept 14th we have over 100 footgolfers kicking off from 12:20.
The largest group is from a private school in Sydney (I dont know which–all to be revealed when they arrive) having a Year 5 Father Son camp. There will be 80 players. We are trying a shotgun start, as requested.
I thank you in anticipation for your patience on a very busy and Im sure noisy Saturday and Sunday.
The postponed September Monthly Medal will be played this Saturday with play from the Blue tees.
Don’t forget to count your putts as the member with the least amount of putts will progress to the “golden putter” playoff in November which will be held alongside the “gold medal” playoff.
The “gold medal” playoff is contested from among all the monthly medalists of the preceding twelve months in each grade. It is one of our Honour Board events and after the Club Championships the most prestigious and attracts a trophy at presentation.
After 10 rounds the following members have qualified (some have even qualified multiple times and in more than one grade):
A Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade
S Rippon J Henry L Fogarty L Farkas
C Kiayias L Kent K O’Rourke C Struck
W Arnott B Underwood L Fogarty D Roberts
A Smith B Nicoll R Sheehan N Beringer
G Seymour W Griffiths V Brynes P Wheatley
T Panecasio P Tucker P Adams R Weir
C Kiayias D Campbell P Wheatley R Martens
W Arnott P Francis P Green J Robb
P Paris W Little L Young G Boxsell
W Arnott A Ball R Anderson L Walton
With only September and October to go final places are surely set to be strongly contested. Play well all.
If the foundations of a building are strong and stable then that building will stand the test of time. So it is with our club.
Our foundation members, who built our club from scratch, are the fundamental essence of Jamberoo Golf. Their foresight and strength of will have left our club as the vibrant, growing and successful concern it is today.
Last Tuesday it was my pleasure to witness 3 such foundation members pay homage in song to another foundation member to help celebrate her 89th birthday.
Geoff Boxsell, Bob Young and Phil Lewis sang a very interesting ditty for Betty Chittick to the applause and enjoyment of the ladies in attendance. The ladies even joined in on the chorus.
Happy birthday Betty and congratulations and warmest regards from all the members of Jamberoo Golf Club.
A field of 86 contested the Elders Real Estate Jamberoo Open with many of the Illawarra’s best players entered.
This was the eleventh round of the ‘The Advanced Truck Repair and Auto Care’ Illawarra Open Series and the players were met by mild conditions with a fresh breeze making conditions difficult.
The winner with a fine round of even par 67 was Darcy Boyd from Stone Cutters Ridge GC. The Links Shell Cove’s Colin Mitchell kept his good record at Jamberoo going to take out the runner-up spot with a round of 70.
The overall nett section was won by Morgan Ellson from Kiama Golf Club with a nett score of 69. Jamberoo’s Ken Bradley was runner up with a nett score of 70 on a countback.
Division 1 gross was won by Mollymook’s Blake Hollick with 76 and division 1 nett by Anthony Smith from Jamberoo with 71 on a countback.
Division 2 gross was won by Jamberoo’s Gary Harvey with 82 on a countback. The division 2 nett winner was Kane Graham from the Links Shell Cove GC with 70.
The ‘Super Shot’ on the 7th hole was won by Ken Bradley with 353cm and the nearest the pins on the ninth hole were won by Patrik Ylen (WGC) 404 cm and Paul Henderson (JGC) 323 cm.
The ‘Monster’ drives were indeed monstrous with Wollongong’s Adam Snare smashing his ball 310 metres on the 14th and Jamberoo’s Lachlan Young hitting his 245 metres to win Division 2.
Jamberoo Golf Club wish to thank our sponsors Elders RE Jamberoo and Drummond Golf Shellharbour and congratulate all our winners.