Vets Christmas Hams Day and Inaugural Barry Walker Shield Presentation

Lyn Walker presented the Barry Walker Shield and trophy to inaugural winner Peter Oldfield. The shield, honouring the former vets president, will be awarded annually to the vet with the best aggregate score across 14 games throughout the year.

By Chris Goodwin

Monday saw Jamberoo Veterans annual Christmas Hams Day. The weather was good with plenty of early cloud cover but as the morning progressed, it began to warm up and by lunch it was pretty hot and sticky. We had a good field in excess of sixty players and with an 8.00 shotgun start, everyone was into the game soon after the whistle blew.

There were plenty of good scores but Don Thompson showed everyone a clean pair of heels in A Grade with 40 points, closely followed by Phil Hahn on 39 points. The placegetters were also close behind with prizes awarded down to sixth place.

B Grade saw John Sutherland from Russell Vale emerge successful with 42 points from an emerging talent in the name of Athol Casey who scored 40 points. Athol has been toiling away for the past few months and it is great to see him getting back in the winner’s circle. Prizes also went down to sixth place and as a reward to all players, everyone who was unsuccessful in winning the above prizes has been awarded a golf ball onto their account.

After the game everyone enjoyed the free BBQ and free drink ably managed by our Vets President Lance Fredericks. I would like to thank Lance for his efforts today which started at about 6.30 this morning helping Rod in the Shop, then off to Kiama to purchase sausages, rolls and beer then back to the course to commenced the BBQ and have it ready by 12.00. He also organised for Lyn Walker to attend to present the Barry Walker Shield to Peter Oldfield and after everyone left, he stayed around to help clean up. A great Club Man.


Dell Brand  a big win at 2017 National Veterans Championship

Dell Brand at the 2017 AVGU National Championship Presentation Dinner at the RACV Royal Pines

Jamberoo member Dell Brand had a big win at the recent Australian Veteran Golfers Union (AVGU) National Championships on the Gold Coast, which attracted a field of some 500 golfers from around the country

Battling a week that saw lots of rain, wind and sloppy conditions on some of the Gold Coast’s top courses, Dell won the overall A Grade Nett title and also won the Friday stableford.

Dell has had considerable success in recent years at the AVGU National Championships, an annual event for men and women vets that rotates around the states and territories.

At the 2015 edition in Darwin, Dell was second overall and in the Adelaide Hills in 2016 was third overall.

No doubt she will again be featuring strongly when the championship is played in 2018 at Port Stephens on the NSW north coast from November 12 to 16.

The championship  is a week long celebration of  competition golf and socialising conducted in handicapped grades and next year is expected to again attract 500 plus golfers.

Members interested in taking part in the event – and maybe helping Jamberoo have enough representatives to compete for the top individual club trophy – can get further information here


News from the Course 16 December

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Veterans Christmas Hams Day

This Monday the Veterans will be playing for a ham. It will be a shotgun start and everybody will be a winner!

Come along and join the fun. A BBQ will be held at the end with the winners presented with their prizes.

Book in your tee.

Hope to see you there.

Course Survey

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You may have noticed the survey marks around the course in recent days. The reason is that we are having a survey completed to find the levels on the course as part of our water management strategy in the new 5 year Course Development Plan. It is not us planning to sell off the course for real estate.

If we can find the correct levels we will be able to catch run-off water and put it to our own use into permanently filling our dams and know what further infrastructure will be needed. Apparently the surveyor will be using drone technology to complete his work.

Apart from water management the Course Development Plan sets up planning goals and targets that will benefit the club over the next 5 years. Already you will have seen some of the work started with the renewing of some pathways on the course. Replanting of trees, realignment and refurbishment of greens and tees, along with club house resources are among other things that are in the Plan.

The Plan will be published on the club website in the near future for member comment.

A Christmas Tale?


When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.

When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor.  In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, ‘Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn’t this a lovely day?  I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?’

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Not a lot of people know this.

Where do I drop?

7th hole

I just miss hit my tee shot on the 7th and it crossed the water hazard at the front of the green bounced on the side of the bank to the left of the green and went into the water. The hazard is marked with yellow stakes.

The question is, ‘Where do I take the drop’?

A       At the nearest point on the bank not nearer the hole ,

B       On the opposite side of the hazard, any distance, keeping the point where it crossed the hazard after its bounce and the spot where you are taking the drop in line with the flag,

C       Either of these options

See the correct response below.

Super Shot That

Talking about the seventh, last Wednesday the Super shot prize had jackpoted and was worth double its usual amount.

I heard many a story about how close some shots had come and how unlucky they were not to claim the prize. Perhaps the saddest was by a popular member playing in the group just in front of me. He hit a wonderfully controlled wedge landing just past the hole and spinning back to within 20 cm of the cup. His partners were very excited jumping for joy at their partners great shot obviously thinking he might shout them a drink at last.

To their amazement at the green, said player just tapped in his putt for a birdie and walked towards the next tee.

“Why didn’t you measure it?”

“I was running late at the start and didn’t put my money in”, came the sad reply.

In the end Bill Little hit his shot  to 57 cm to win the cash. He is available for loans!

Ladies Christmas Fun Day

Rumours abound that a reindeer race was held on the first tee last Tuesday. This was just the start of the proceedings as 42 ladies enjoyed a 15 hole Ambrose competition followed by a special Xmas luncheon after the game.

Another great day for the ladies.

Quiz answer : As it is a yellow marked water hazard then option B is the correct answer. You could have also have played it from the hazard or gone back to the tee as well.

Latest Results

Summer hit during the week with the temperature rising into the high thirties on Wednesday and Thursday. Make sure you take plenty of fluids during your round and don’t forget the sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat.

Arthur it seems has mastered the Australian Countback system with another countback win on Wednesday. Norm Bampton thought he had the A grade prize with his 41 points only to be outdone by Arthur’s better back nine score. Phil Hellmund also continued his good late year form with 39 points on Wednesday also winning on a countback over visitor Michael Phillips. Harry Osman got the main prize with 40 points.

Kevin O’Rourke made a frantic call to the club after his round on Wednesday after he scored 42 points. Apparently his playing partner had rung him and said he couldn’t remember Kev signing his card. This would have meant a DQ for Kevin. A quick check found that Kev had actually signed and was confirmed as the C grade winner. That’s what friends are for!

Ray Pearson also had a good round winning D grade with 39 points.

On Saturday high scoring was the order of the day with many players shooting below their handicap with perfect warm conditions to play golf. Best of all was the ‘saint’, Col Booth, who fired an amazing 46 individual points clearly overcoming his back injury. Steve Oppert was next best in B grade with 43 points. Steve managed eight 3 pointers on the front nine to turn in 24  points.

Laurie Fogarty was easily the best in C Grade with a fine 41 points. Second place was close with Ray Sheehan winning the countback with 38 points. Tim Young putted the lights out with his 41 points in A grade closely followed by the consistent Tony Rodriguez who scored another round of 40 points. Norbert Beringer was our D Grade winner with 37 points. The Ladies competition was very close with 3 players scoring 36 points and one with 35 points. Shirley Walsh won the countback.

Saturday 16th December 2017 – Stableford

A Grade Winner:          Tim Young 41 pts

B Grade Winner:          Col Booth 46 pts    2nd:  Steve Oppert 43 pts    3rd:  Bryan Nicoll 41 pts

C Grade Winner:           Laurie Fogarty 42 pts   2nd:  Ray Sheehan 38 pts (c/b)

D Grade Winner:          Norbert Beringer 37 pts

Ladies Winner:              Shirley Walsh 36 pts (c/b)

Wednesday 13th December 2017 – Stableford 

A Grade Winner:    Arthur Bosanquet 41 pts (c/b)

B Grade Winner:    Harry Osman 40 pts    2nd Place:  Phil Hellmund 39 pts (c/b)

C Grade Winner:    Kevin O’Rourke 42 pts 2nd Place:  John Ellsmore 40 pts

D Grade Winner:    Ray Pearson 39 pts       2nd Place:  Peter Oldfield 38 pts

Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Ladies Christmas Fun Day

Winners: Judi O’Brien, Lieve Stassen, G Thompson 44.3

Runners Up: Lyn Walker, Marie Smith, Dell Brand 46

3rd Place: Shirley Walsh, Suzanne Lang, Margaret Chaffey 46.8

Nearest to Santa: Robyn Gregson


Jamberoo Veterans Christmas Hams Day

Ray Orr - Vets Champion 2016
Jamberoo Veterans Champion, Ray Orr

All vets members are reminded that Monday 18th December is hams day for the JGC Veterans. It is a shotgun start with a free BBQ at the end and everyone is guaranteed to be a winner. Remember, you must be a financial member to qualify for the prizes, so put your name down now!

There will be a special presentation for the inaugural Barry Walker Shield.

Chris Goodwin



Pat,Michelle,Gail, Rhonda and Jill certainly entertained us. All these girls are new members. We look forward to more appearances next year. XMAS IN JULY?

Ladies Xmas party had some wonderful reindeers join us this year. Some cheer (drinks) on the 11th and a fun 3 person Ambrose played over 15 holes made for a great day.

Anyone near the golfers Lounge would attest to the good times as the ladies celebrated Xmas.

Presentation was made to some ladies who could not attend Presentation Sunday.

News From the Course 9th December

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Hams Day

A great day to be on the course today with the added incentive for the men of playing for a ham.

This follows the Ladies Hams Day late last month and the Lady Veterans last Thursday.

The hams are being delivered to the Golf Club at 8 am on Tuesday 12th of December. As there are no cold storage facilities at the club you need to arrange their pickup at this time.

Here is a list of this year’s lucky winners

Saturday Hams Day Comp

Full Hams 

Men ‘A’ Grade   Tony Rodriguez

Men ‘B’ Grade   Hans Kaer

Men ‘C’ Grade   Brian Aboozaid

Men ‘D’ Grade   Charlie Struck

Half Hams 

Men ‘A’ Grade   Peter Munro

Men ‘B’ Grade   Andrew Attard

Men ‘C’ Grade   Bob Small

Men ‘D’ Grade   Jeff O’Brien

Tuesday Ladies Hams Day Comp

Half Hams

Div1   Jenelle Anderson

Div 2   Lorraine Cram

Div 3  Alma Schlodder

Div 1   Marilyn Wright

Div 2   Judy Casey

Div 3   Marie Smith

Lady Vet’s Hams Day

Half Hams 

Div 1  Shirley Dixon

Div 2  Jenelle Anderson

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Cows invade Course

A report has reached me that last Wednesday evening some cows invaded the course from along the Minamurra River stampeding across the 12th and 13th greens. Luckily greens-man Warren Duncan was nearby and herded them from the course averting more serious damage.

Suspiciously a cowpat was found nearby!

Nearest The Pins and Super Shot

Each competition day members have a chance to win nearest the pin prizes of 2 balls and drive and pitch prizes in their grade. Your competition entry fee pays for these.

However to enter the Super Shot you must pay an additional $2 charge.

If you have not entered and signed the entry sheet in the golf shop before you commence your round you are ineligible to win the prize.

Don’t put your name down on the card near the green unless you have entered.

Pay your money and give yourself a chance. Often the prize is around the $100 mark so it is well worth winning.

2018 Men’s Pennant Teams Announced

The following members have been selected to represent Jamberoo Golf Club in the 2018 Mens Pennants.

B Pennant (handicaps greater than 5.5)

Tony Panecasio (captain)

Scott Hainsworth

John Paul

Pete Munro

Ray Orr

Pat Paris

C Pennant (handicaps greater than 12.5)

Chris Leckey  (captain)

Andrew Ball

Tom Zimmermann

Wayne Griffiths

Boyd Sylvester

Tim Young

White Horse Cup Division 1 (handicap matchplay)      


Col Booth (captain)

Chris Goodwin

Peter Francis

Arthur Bosanquet

Shane Townsend

Dave Ransom

Matt Tedeschi

White Horse Cup Division 3 (handicap matchplay)


Larry Kent (captain)

Bryan Nicoll

Peter Young

Don Thompson

Geoff Wilson

Ken Bradley

Phil Gosling

Congratulations on your selection and represent the club with pride.

Latest Results

A great week to play golf with all our comps well supported. Well played to all this week’s winners.

Saturday 9th December 2017 – Stableford – Hams Day

A Grade Winner  Tony Rodriguez40 pts (c/b) (Full Ham)  2nd  Peter Munro 40 pts (Half Ham)

B Grade Winner  Hans Kaer 41 pts (Full Ham)  2nd  Andrew Attard 38 pts(Half Ham)

C Grade Winner  Brian Aboozaid 40 pts (Full Ham)  2nd  Bob Small 38 pts (c/b) (Half Ham)

D Grade Winner  Charlie Struck 35 pts (c/b) (Full Ham)  2nd  Jeff  O’Brien 35 pts (Half Ham)

Ladies  Stableford  Winner  Dell Brand 33 pts

Thursday, 7th December 2017 – Lady Veterans – Ham Day – Stableford

Div 1 Winner Shirley Dixon 37 Pts (Ham) 2nd Jenelle Anderson 34 Pts (Ham) 3rd Lyn Kuskey 33 Pts (c/b)

Div 2 Winner Suzanne Lang 33 Pts (c/b) 2nd Marie Smith 33 Pts

Men’s Veterans

Winner Eddie Cram 38 Pts 2nd H Bell 35 Pts (PK)

Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Drummond Golf Stableford

A Grade Winner:  Peter Munro 38 pts

B Grade Winner:   Wayne Griffiths 44 pts

C Grade Winner:  Larry Kent 42 pts

D Grade Winner:   Colin Cuthbertson 35 pts

Drummond Golf Voucher Winner   Wayne Griffiths 44 pts

Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Ladies Stroke Golf Mart Monthly Medal

Stroke Results

Div 1 Winner    Judi O’Brien 67 nett  2nd    Lorraine Cram 78 nett

Monthly Medal Results

Div 1 Medal Winner    Judi O’Brien 67 Nett

Div 1 Gross Winner      Judi O’Brien 85 Scratch

Div 1 Putting Winner   Margaret Cook 29 Putts

Div 2 Medal Winner     Rose Sheath 80 Nett

Div 2 Gross Winner      Rose Sheath 113 Scratch

Div 2 Putting Winner   Rose Sheath 34 Putts

Div 3 Medal Winner       Lorraine Cram 78Nett

Div 3 Gross Winner        Lorraine Cram 115 Scratch

Div 3 Putting Winner     Lorraine Cram 34 Putts

Golf Mart Voucher: Judi O’Brien

Monday, 4th December 2017 – Veterans – Stableford

A Grade Winner Eddie Cram 37 Pts 2nd John Pringle

B Grade Winner Geoff Evans 38 Pts (c/b) 2nd William Little 38 Pts (c/b)