News From the Course – 28 April

The successful 2015 Ladies Gold Pennant team

Ladies Pennants Commence

The 2018 Ladies Pennants have commenced with Jamberoo entering two teams, one in the Gold Pennant and the other in the Silver Pennant.

Last Monday the Gold Pennant played their first game at Highlands Golf Club and were successful winning 5 matches to nil against the strong Shoalhaven Heads club. A great start for our team.

The Silver Pennant team commence their season on the 14th of May against Port Kembla at Port Kembla.

Go the Roo!

Give me another one please!

The other week I was having a social hit with a new member. On the first he pulled out a brand new ball and hit it just short of the water. The next shot he topped straight into the creek. Out with a new ball and bang straight in the creek. Five times the same thing happened, new ball straight in the creek.

Feeling bad for the new member I gave him the suggestion, “Why don’t you use an old ball”.

The response, “I don’t have any!”

You could have knocked me down with a feather.

Rules Quiz

A triplet of questions this week.

1. Julie is taking relief from an area of ground under repair. When she drops the ball it hits her leg. What is the ruling?

A.  Julie is penalised one stroke and must play the ball as it lies

B.  Julie is penalised one stroke and must re-drop the ball

C. Julie must re-drop the ball, without penalty

2. John has a new adjustable driver and after the first hole in a stroke play competition, he adjusts the weighting to get more draw with his tee shots. What is the ruling?

A. John is disqualified from the competition whether or not he uses the adjusted driver

B. John is only disqualified if he plays a stroke with the adjusted driver

C. John is penalised two strokes on every hole that he plays with the adjusted driver

3. Bruce hits his second shot into Hyam’s Creek on the sixth hole. After correctly identifying his nearest point of relief and carefully measuring out his 2 club length drop area, he takes a drop which lands in the designated area then rolls forward nearer the hole.

How should Bruce proceed?

A. Play the ball where it now lies

B. Re-drop the ball in the designated area and play the ball from this new spot.

C. Mark the spot where the ball first touches the ground and place the ball there, then play his shot.

Answers are below

Hole of the Week

Today’s hole is the sixth named after the ‘CAMPHOR LAUREL’ that guards the green.

Take your driver and hit it 260 metres over Hyam’s Creek to the left of the Camphor Laurel tree and you will be rewarded with  a lob wedge shot to this raised green.

Most mortals will play their tee shot to the fairway and hit their approach over the large Camphor Laurel to the green from about 100 metres. Watch out for the parallel out of bounds to the right with your tee shot, or the corresponding over-correction into the trees on the left.

Hyam’s Creek grabs most balls that clatter into the Camphor Laurel tree so if the carry over the tree is too much then play to the left of the tree to give yourself a pitch shot and a chance for an up-and-down.

The green features many subtle slopes so make sure to hit your approach close to avoid that dreaded three putt!

This Week’s Results

The ‘Indian Summer’ is showing signs of leaving us with the first cold morning of Autumn felt this week. Good sized fields were still attracted to the course hoping to enjoy those last balmy days before the cold weather hits.

The golf played this week was of an excellent standard with the improved greens showing signs of firming up and rolling fast!

On Tuesday the Ladies played a stableford event with Lyn Kuskey grabbing first place in division 1 with 35 points on a countback from Pam Middlebrook. Marie Rodgers was the winner of division 2 with 34 points with Dulcie Piper being the runner up. Margaret Chaffey won the nine hole comp with 19 points.

On Anzac Day the club played a medley stableford in 4 grades. Alan Jones took out A grade with a very solid 38 points, two better than John Paul and Ken Bradley. B Grade was won by Geoff Reynolds with 38 points with Bill Little second with 37 points on a countback from Brett Fielding. C Grade saw Geoff King re-enter the winner’s list with 37 points defeating Mal Garratt by 1. Al Thrower was third on a countback with 36 points as well. Bruce Piggott was the D Grade winner with 33 points, one better than both Allan Beadling and John Keeling.

The annual President vs Captain match was held today using a 4BBB stableford format. It was a close run thing but the Captain’s team prevailed 866 points to 830 points. The best score recorded on the Captain’s team was 48 by  Laurie Walton and Hans Kaer, while on the President’s side 47 by Phil Adams and Luke Oborn.  The next best nett prize was very close with three teams finishing on 46 points. It came down to the countback over the last six holes for the prize to be awarded to Brian Underwood and Ian Bradburn with the unlucky duos being Arthur Bosanquet and Wayne Arnott and also Shane Townsend with George Vlatko. The Captain was so proud of his team that he has decided to give all team members a free beer provided they are at the club by 5.30 today.

Saturday, 28 April 2018 – President vs Captain Day 4BBB

Captain’s Team 866 points defeated President’s team 830 points

Captain’s Team Winners :  L Walton & H Kaer 48 points

President’s Team Winners : P Adams & L Oborn 47 points

Next Best Team Score : B Underwood & I Bradburn 46 (c/b)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 – Single Stableford 

A Grade Winner   Alan Jones  38 pts,

B Grade Winner Geof Reynolds 38 pts 2nd William Little 37 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner   Geoff King  37 pts  2nd Mal Garratt 36 pts (c/b)

D Grade Winner   Bruce Piggott   33 pts

Tuesday 24th April 2018 – Ladies 18 hole Stableford

Div 1 Winner:   Lyn Kuskey 35 pts (c/b)    Runner Up:   Pam Middlebrook 35 pts

Div 2 Winner:   Marie Rodgers 34 pts   Rinner Up:   Dulcie Piper 28 pts (c/b)

Ladies 9 hole Stableford Winner:    Marg Chaffey 19 pts

Quiz Answers

1) Answer C, Julie must re-drop the ball, without penalty


Rule 20-2a Dropping and Re-Dropping – if the ball when dropped touches any person before or after it strikes the course and before it comes to rest, the ball must be re-dropped without penalty. There is no limit to the number of times a ball must be re-dropped in these circumstances.

2)  Answer B, John is only disqualified if he plays a stroke with the adjusted driver


Rule 4-2 Clubs Playing Characteristics Changed – during a round the playing characteristics of a club must not be changed. Penalty for carrying but not making a stroke with altered club in Stroke play is two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred with a maximum of four strokes per round. If John uses the altered driver he is disqualified.

3) Answer B,  Re-drop the ball in the designated area and play the ball from this new spot unless it bounces out of the designated area again. 


Rule 20-2. Dropping and Re-Dropping

By Whom 

A ball to be dropped under the rules must be dropped by the player himself.

Where to Drop

When a ball is to be dropped as near as possible to a specific spot, it must be dropped not nearer the hole than the specific spot.

A ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course where the applicable Rule requires it to be dropped.

 It is also good to note:

When to Re-Drop

A dropped ball must be re-dropped, without penalty, if it:

(i) rolls into and comes to rest in a hazard

(ii) rolls out of and comes to rest outside a hazard

(iii) rolls onto and comes to rest on a putting green

(iv) rolls and comes to rest out of bounds

(v) rolls to and comes to rest in a position where there is interference by the condition from which relief was taken under Rule 24-2b (immovable obstruction), Rule 25-1 (abnormal ground conditions), Rule 25-3 (wrong putting green) or a Local Rule (Rule 33-8a), or rolls back into the pitch-mark from which it was lifted under Rule 25-2(embedded ball);

(vi) rolls and comes to rest more than two club-lengths from where it first struck a part of the  course; or

(vii) rolls and comes to rest nearer the hole than:

(a) its original position or estimated position (see Rule 20-2b) unless otherwise permitted by the rules; or

(b) the nearest point of relief or maximum available relief ; or

(c) the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard or lateral water hazard (Rule 26-1).

If the ball when re-dropped rolls into any position listed above, it must be placed as near as possible to the spot where it first struck a part of the course when re-dropped.


News from the Course – 21 April

Hole of the Week

Take a stroll from the clubhouse to the 5th tee and you can see where the 5th hole gets its name, ‘Garden’. It is a very short par 4 measuring 234 metres if you take the dogleg into consideration. A straight distance from tee to flag is only just over 200 metres. There are a few tall timbers in the way of this route unfortunately!

‘iSeek Golf’ have recently requested that they be able to use this hole in an article about Australia’s shortest par 4’s. This is how I described the hole:

“It may be short but it is tricky with a long narrow shoot off the tee to the corner of a 90 degree dog leg right at about 200 metres. In front of the green is a small creek and to the rear there is out of bounds very close to the green. A bunker behind and right of the green also protects the hole. If you could manage a 200 metre shot straight over 40 metre high trees dropping quickly then you could shoot for the green from the tee or perhaps you could control a gigantic slice. Most players play a mid to long iron or fairway wood to give them a wedge shot at the green. If you are not long enough you will need to negotiate your way around or over the trees on the corner of the dogleg. The green has slopes that are hard to read and many 3 putts occur, land short and the ball pulls up on the bank short of the green giving you a tricky pitch. Quite often players overshoot the green to be out of bounds, especially if you haven’t made solid contact with your approach shot.

The green has two sections with the back section having a slope towards the creek. Take two putts and be happy. Many a good round is ruined here, so treat it with respect and maybe take advantage.”

Ball Credits

If you have ball credits up your sleeve then there are several options you can take to redeem them.

Firstly you can collect all balls won.

Secondly you can use them to make purchases in your golf shop.

Another option is to use the credits to hire a golf cart for the round.

The membership financial year is fast ending and the club would like you to settle your ball credit account as soon as possible.

Please consider these three options.

Rules Quiz

Playing the fifth hole I mishit my second shot into the hazard in front of the green. When I get there I find that it is above the water level but still in the red-marked hazard but with a big stick lying just behind the ball. How can I proceed?

A   Decide to play the ball by first removing the stick,  then grounding my club behind the ball and then swing at the ball.

B  Decide to play the ball by first removing the stick, but not ground my club behind the ball before trying to whack it out.

C  Decide to play the ball being careful not to move the stick or ground my club before my swing.

D  Replay the first shot with a two stroke penalty.


Reverse Vending Machine


The reverse vending machine supplied by Tomra is in operation and is to be officially opened by Gareth Ward on Saturday 21st April (today)

You can exchange your bottles and cans for credit to your PayPal account or as vouchers to be cashed in at the IGA in Jamberoo.

Opening times – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday – from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
Saturday from 1.00 pm. to 7.00 pm.

Anzac Day Competition

This year Anzac Day falls on the Wednesday of next week. The normal competition will be played so you will need to book in to enter the comp.

We ask that members spend a minutes silence in respect of the sacrifice of our armed forces before they play their first shot.

Lest We Forget.

Latest Results

How good can it get! The greens are coming back to an excellent condition and now our only problem is the Corellas who continually attack the greens in search of their next meal.

After last weekends winds the greens have firmed up and were very fast on Monday. Putting down hill was particularly challenging. This did not stop John Pringle and Geoff Evans who both scored 37 points to take out  division 1 and 2 respectively in the Mens Veterans competition. Lance Fredericks with 36 points also played well. On Tuesday the Ladies played a stableford and Jenelle Anderson continued her good form with another win scoring 36 points in division 1 beating Pam Middlebrook by 1. Cheryl Legge took out division 2 with 32 points beating Judy Casey by 1.

Wednesday saw the playing of the ‘Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine’. Allan Parr was the mystery nine winner with a nett score of 31.5 over the nine mystery holes. Just Bathrooms owner, John Anthony, also played and looked a good chance to win C grade with his nett 64 only to find Geoff Jones in with a 60, Allan Parr a 62 and Jake Willoughby with a 63 in front of him. The scoring was hot in C Grade. In A Grade Andrew Attard started his holidays with a win with 67 nett, Toby Bartle returned to the winners circle again in B grade with a nett 63 winning by 1 from David Connon and Alan Alhorvirta, with David taking 2nd prize on a countback. D Grade winner was Keith Hales who won by 8.

Today we played a Stableford and the usual suspects were up to their winning ways again. Ken Bradley continued his excellent run of form to take out A Grade with 39 points to pip Pete Munro by 1. In B Grade Jim Henry scored a very good 41 points to winby 3 over the triumvirate Ron Chiby, Colin Owers and Ron Hewson with Ron taking second prize on a countback. In C Grade the scoring was again hot with Pete Wheatley with 42 points just pipping Doug Perry who had 41. D Grade winner was John Proctor with a good 36 points. Jenelle Anderson again took out the Ladies with a good score of 38 points.

Quiz answer: C, under current rules you cannot remove a loose impediment in a hazard nor ground your club. Interestingly with the new rule changes coming in on the 1st of January you will in fact be able to remove the stick and ground your club!

Here are the full results:

Saturday 21st April 2018 – Men’s Stableford 

A Grade Winner:   Ken Bradley 39 pts

B Grade Winner:   Jim Henry 41 pts  2nd: Ron Chilby 38 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner:   Pete Wheatley 42 pts   2nd: Doug Perry 41 pts

D Grade Winner:   John Proctor 36 pts

Ladies Stableford Winner:   Jenelle Anderson 38 pts

Wednesday 18th April 2018 – Stroke inc Just Bathrooms Mystery Nine 

A Grade Winner:   Andrew Attard 67 nett

B Grade Winner:   Toby Bartle 63 nett  2nd:   Dave Connon 64 nett (c/b)

C Grade Winner:   Geoff Jones 60 nett  2nd:   Allan Parr 62 nett

D Grade Winner: Keith Hales 62 nett

Mystery Nine (1,2,3,4,5,12,15,17,18) Winner: Allan Parr 31.5

Tuesday 17th April 2018 – Ladies 18 hole Stableford 

Div 1 Winner:   Jenelle Anderson 36 pts Runner Up: Pam Middlebrook 35 pts

Div 2 Winner: Cheryl Legge 32 pts Runner Up: Judy Casey 31 pts

Ladies 9 hole Stableford Winner:   G Thompson (Howlong GC) 18 pts

Monday, 16th April 2018 – Veterans  Stableford 

1st Geoff Evans 37 Pts (c/b)  2nd John Pringle 37 Pts


News From the Course – 14 April

Hole of the Week

There are some places in the world that have a reputation of being mysterious or even dangerous. The Bermuda Triangle comes to mind as an example. At Jamberoo we also have such a place.

It is a place where good rounds of golf mysteriously disappear without a trace – the ‘Jamberoo Triangle’ – holes 16, 17 and 18.



Today we investigate the 16th hole, an innocent looking, straight par 4 measuring 312 metres. This hole is known as ‘The Farm’ due to its proximity to the adjoining property.

Long hitters have to be careful using driver here as a water hazard before the green can grab that over-hit drive. Another water hazard runs the length of the hole to the right of the fairway and trees border the left making it important to hit it straight.

Most plan to hit their tee shot to the middle of the fairway leaving a second shot measuring between 100-150 metres over the water to the raised green. Many people under club or mishit their shot into the water. Some go right where out of bounds waits nearby. Many go long to make sure they are over the water leaving themselves with a very difficult chip downhill to the green which slopes further away.

Quite a few lay up short of the water believing caution as the greater part of valour.

Take the wrong club and you are left with a very difficult 2 putt from either above or below the hole as the green is very sloped! Even short 1 metre putts require your full attention where you have to match pace and break to be successful.

Walk away with a 4 (or nett 4) and you will be pleased.

Greens Compound

Much of the course equipment is kept at the Greens Compound. This includes sharp-edged mower blades, heavy machinery and hazardous chemicals. Although these are stored in safe places members are reminded for their own safety that the Greens Compound is for authorised personnel only. There have been reports that the course staff have had to take evasive action to avoid unauthorised people who have entered the compound without permission.

Do not enter this area without permission from the head greenkeeper.

Greens Committee Report

Your Greens Committee met last week to continue to develop plans about improving the course and to seek information on the state of the putting surfaces.

Martin Boatswain, the head greenkeeper, reports that he is pleased with the regrowth of the burnt areas of the greens, which have been reseeded, and expects that they will be fully recovered within the month. The practice putting green is almost back to standard. As part of this process of regrowing the bent grass, the greens have had to be watered more than usual.

The greens that have been infested with couch have been scarified and treated with the best chemical on the market. They are slowly responding but it will be an ongoing work.

Rule of the Week

Many of us at Jamberoo have gotten into the habit of signing our cards before we hit off. This is to avoid forgetting at the end of the round and being disqualified. Last Saturday for instance 6 members were disqualified as they or their marker forgot to sign the card. It seems sensible, right?

Guess what, it is against the rules. Rule 6.6b states clearly that you must sign your card at the completion of the round or risk disqualification. There’s one to ponder.

“After completion of the round, the competitor should check their score for each hole and settle any doubtful points with the Committee. They must ensure that the marker or markers have signed the score card, sign the score card themself and return it to the Committee as soon as possible.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 6-6b: Disqualification.”

Jamberoo becomes a recycling centre

You have all noticed the earth works to the south western end of the carpark where the ramp has been removed. One of our own green staff, Shaun Langlands, has been working after hours to complete this work building a retaining wall.

In its place a can and bottle recycling point will be built where you can exchange these recyclable items for shop vouchers or credit. This work is due to be ready in the next week. The club benefits by receiving a good rent for the space and we hope to take advantage of recycling opportunities as well.

There will be more detail to this news in the coming week.

This Week’s Golf

With the playing of the Masters in America many members have been seen walking around bleary-eyed this week. On our own beautiful course they have been met with warm weather but with the course playing quite difficult.

On Monday the Mens Veterans stableford was held with Jeff Draper taking out A division with 37 points and Geoff King taking out B division with 38 points on a countback from David Newton. Tuesday saw the playing of the Jamberoo Ladies Open with our own Marilyn Wright being successful winning the Pat Dyball Trophy with a good score of 87. Shirley Walsh took out the Margaret Boyd Trophy best nett prize with 67 . The Elaine Honey Salver was won by A Schlodder with 27 pts.  Elders Trophy (2 Person Aggregate Winners) were Jenelle Anderson and Shirley Walsh  with 74 pts.

On Wednesday the Men played a Stableford event from the Blue course. A Grade winner was former club champion Martin Francis with 37 points, Toby Bartle  was the B grade winner with 40 points beating Brian Bennett on a countback. C Grade winner was William Perry with 38 points While Lindsay Wiseman took out D grade with 35 points.

On Saturday Scott Hainsworth fired a day’s best 40 points to win A Grade by 2 from Arthur Bosanquet, Michael Burton beat Daryl Campbell in B Grade on a countback  with 38 points while early morning player Warwick Drew held on all day to win C/D Grade with 38 points. Kiama’s Kelly Greaves won the ladies with 32 points.

Here are the full results

Saturday 14th April 2018 – Stableford

A Grade Winner Scott Hainsworth 40 pints

B Grade Winner Michael Burton 38 points (c/b) 2nd Daryl Campbell 38 points

C/D Grade Winner Wawick Drew 38 points 2nd Ron Hewson 37 points

Ladies Winner Kelly Greaves (Kiama) 32 points

Wednesday 11th April 2018 – Men’s Stableford

A Grade Winner:   Martin Francis (Mackay GC) 37 pts

B Grade Winner:   Toby Bartle  40 pts (c/b)   2nd:   Brian Bennett 40 pts

C Grade Winner:  William Perry 38 pts

D Grade Winner:   Lindsay Wiseman 35 pts

Tuesday 10th April 2018 – Ladies Jamberoo Open 

Pat Dyball Trophy

Overall Gross Winner: Marilyn Wright 87 Gross

Margaret Boyd Trophy

Overall Nett Winner : Shirley Walsh  67 nett

Div 1 Stroke Winner: Jo Burke 72 nett

Div 2 Stroke Winner: Leonnie Williams 101 gross (c/b)

Div 2 Nett Winner: Cheryl Legge  72

Ladies 18 Hole Stableford

Elaine Honey Salver

Winner: Alma Schlodder 27 pts   Runner Up: Marcia Lock  22 pts

Elders Trophy

2 Person Aggregate Winners: Jenelle Anderson and Shirley Walsh 74 pts

Monday, 9th April 2018 – Veterans Stableford 

A Grade Winner Jeff Draper 37 Pts 2nd John Pringle 34 Pts (c/b)

B Grade Winner Geoff King 38 Pts (c/b) 2nd David Newton 38 Pts


Ladies having another fun presentation. A few pics of the day.


Marilyn Wright Overall Gross Winner 87. Pat Dyball Trophy

Margaret Boyd Trophy—Shirley Walsh 67 nett.

Jo Bourke Div 1 nett Winner .

Cheryl Legge Div 2 nett Winner.

Alma Schloder–Winner Elaine Honey trophy. Best Stableford score

Janelle n Shirley–Joint Stableford added scores. Elders Trophy.

Janelle (NTP) n Pam Middlebrook (longest Drive-Div 2—beat Div 1)

Kay Ison (Div 3–Longest Drive)

Full results go to Daily Cow and competition results.

Community Golf Coaching Instructor Program

The Community Golf Instructor Program is an Australian Sports Commission National Coaching Accreditation Scheme approved program that provides training and accreditation for individuals wanting to engage as an instructor or facilitator of national golf participation programs. The program is the result of ongoing collaboration between the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Australia and Golf Australia and replaces the Community Coach Program.

Practicle Course Details
Date: 20th May 2018
Venue: Port Kembla Golf Club
Golf Place
Primbee NSW 2505
Eligibility: Must be over 16 years of age

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