News from the Course

Coronation Medal.

The Coronation Medal has become one of NSW Women’s Golf’s most prestigious events. It was donated by the English Ladies Golf Union to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII and is an 18-holes stroke handicap competition for teams of four players on handicaps from plus to 20.0.

This year Jamberoo was represented by Elizabeth Armstrong & Pam Middlebrook playing at Moore Park and April van Woerkom & Linda McGlinchey playing at Cromer. The best individual score was Elizabeth Armstrong coming 12th out of 102 golfers. As a team, Jamberoo ran 44/51. It was a great honour to represent our Club and we hope a team can nominate again next year. (It was a great experience for all players). 

Moore Park

Cromer GC

The Bronze Cup (also run by NSW Golf) will be played in August at Pymble and Monash GC. Players handicaps for this event must be between 19 and 45. The Jamberoo Team entered are Lyn Kuskey, Gail Rutledge, Jenny Strong and Lidia Waine. We wish them the best of luck.

Pam Middlebrook

Jamberoo Mens Open set to run this Saturday.

A strong field of over 100 players have nominated to play in the 2024 Jamberoo Mens Open this Saturday. The field includes past Jamberoo Open Champions, Mark Johnston, Tom Holz, Steve Townsend and defending champion, Colin Mitchell.

2023 Champion Colin Mitchell set to defend his title.

The updated time sheet will be published on Friday in the Daily Cow.

Jamberoo Junior Open cancelled.

Despite all efforts to attract a field it has been necessary to cancel this Sunday’s Junior Open due to lack of participants. This will allow those members playing in the club matchplay round 1 one last day to complete their match.

Men’s Club Championships 2024

Conditions of Entry.

The Match Committee will control the Championship and all of its decisions shall be final.

72 holes stroke play contested over 4 rounds over two weekends commencing Saturday 3rd of August, and then Sunday August 4, Saturday August 10 and concluding Sunday August 11.

The player with the lowest gross score in each grade will win the club championship of that grade.

All holes must be played out. There is no maximum score on a hole.

Entry fee for the daily competition is $20 per player.

Apart from the overall championships there will be daily stroke competitions to be contested as well.

There will also be Medley Saturday stableford competitions for those who miss a round or who do not wish to enter the stroke championship and for members with a GA handicap or visitors.

For those out of contention for the championship and not wishing to play and for those who may have missed some rounds and for any other member with a GA handicap, the ‘Stableford Salver’ will be contested on the second Saturday.

Championship Grades

A Grade, 15 or less; B Grade, 16 -21; C Grade, 22 or more, based on the daily handicap from the Blue Course.

The grade and handicap you commence the championship will be used for the overall championship.

Your daily handicap will be used for each of the individual daily events.


30cm Preferred Lies in the general sections of the course.

The bunker on the 3rd is GUR.

Local Rules as per the noticeboard. Please note the new drop zone on the 9th.

In the event of a tie for a club championship a playoff will be used to determine the champion. The playoff is ‘sudden death’ commencing on the 1st, and then the 18th, repeating until a winner is determined. This will be conducted on Sunday 11 August (or at 9 am, Monday 12 August depending on player availability).

Championship Prize Structure

Club Champions $150.00,

Nett Winners $140.00,

Gross Runners Up $75.00,

Nett Runners Up $70.00,

Nett Third $50.00.

Daily competitions prizes as per usual as well.

D Ransom, competition manager

Women’s Comp News.

I am sure you have all seen “The Tree” next to 2nd tee on Facebook and on line. What a sight. What a great job the course staff have done to get the course back in shape after the wind storm on Saturday night. Well done Nick, Sean, Neil and Brendan for all of your hard work. It is very much appreciated by the women members.

Results 3 Person Ambrose:

Winners – Gail Rutledge;  Helen Wainwright; Rhonda McKinley 58.8 nett ($25 each)

R/Up – Jaimi van Woerkom; Tracey Watson; Lidia Waine 59.5 nett ($20 each)

Balls – Margaret Cook; Lyn Kuskey; Jenelle Anderson; Marie Farrant; Barbara Costello; Lorraine Southwell; Jo Burke; Annette Young; Kim Oborn

Coming Events

1st August Veterans Open Day – 2 Person Ambrose

6th August – Monthly Medal & WGI Trophy

Those who have paid their $2 for the WGI Trophy:

Jenelle Anderson; Sue Paul; Helen Wainwright; Lyn Kuskey; Pam Middlebrook; Gail Rutledge; Kim Oborn; April van Woerkom; Margaret Cook; Rose Sheath; Shirley Walsh; Kay Brennan; Dell Brand; Lorraine Southwell; Cheryl Smee; Barbara Costello; Marie Smith

If your name is not above, you can enter the WGI Trophy event by paying $2 to the starter prior to play.

Winners of the Jamberoo WGI trophy event will be able to represent Jamberoo at the WGI Tournament at Nowra on October 8th , 9th and 10th  as well as winning a prize from WGI.

Good golfin’


Photo Opportunity.

Members may have noticed that a giant Gum Tree near the 2nd tee was felled by the gale force winds inflicted on the course on Saturday night.

Many members have taken the opportunity to get a photo with the felled behemoth.

Get your shot before it is gone!

A special opportunity for Jamberoo Members.

Dear Jamberoo Golf Club Members, we are excited to announce a special opportunity for our members! 

Following the recent visit from Gareth Ward, Independent MP for Kiama, Jamberoo Members have been invited to tour Parliament House in Sydney. 

This exclusive tour, hosted by Mr Ward himself will take place on Wednesday September 18th and includes lunch in addition to a Parliamentary sitting commencing at 11am and is limited to a maximum of twenty-five people.  

We are currently finalising numbers with Mr. Ward’s office and Jamberoo’s Official Parliamentary contact is no other than Phil Thompson.

Phil and Gloria Thompson

Phil will be coordinating the visit so please ring Phil on 0458 561 001 if you are interested in participating.

The following information is needed for security reasons to access Parliament House and will be required to be recorded by Phil, 

Name, Address and Phone Number, no later than Wednesday 31st July. 

It is suggested that Jamberoo members travel by train meeting together at Kiama station, travelling directly to Martin Place, as this gives the easiest access to the ‘power palace’. 

This is a fantastic chance to gain insight into the workings of government and enjoy a unique experience with fellow club members as well as appraising and comparing the quality tucker of Phil’s Jamberoo BBQ to the sustained diet of politicians. 

Col Booth

Jamberoo Mixed Open

The course had taken a hammering over the previous 24 hours following the gale force westerly winds that had uprooted several trees. Not to be deterred the 42 combatants in this year’s Mixed Open battled the conditions and enjoyed the unique challenge of playing Jamberoo in the wind.

Afterwards many a story was told about troubles encountered and those that were mastered as players celebrated in our after match BBQ and presentation.

Thank you to Gus O’Brien and Philip Thompson for their cooking skills and to the bakers of the fine slices served with the meal.

Of course as we celebrated the achievements of our winners the wind decided to abate to make for a pleasant time on the veranda with much good cheer shared between players.

The Gross winners on the day were Elise and Ben Howchin from the Grange with a score of 82 off the stick.

Nett winners were Leanne Hayes and Jeremy Cooper from The Links Shell Cove with a nett score of 71.25.

Thank you to all players for participating and sharing your support of our oldest Open event.

2024 Jamberoo Men’s Open

Prize Allocation:

Jamberoo Open Gross winner, $200

Gross Runner Up, $150

Nett winner, $200

Nett runner up, $150

A, B and C Grade Gross winners, $50 each

A, B and C Grade Nett winners, $50 each

Nearest the Pins proudly sponsored by Just Bathrooms.

A grade nearest the pin to be contested on the 3rd hole,

B grade nearest the pin on the 9th hole, and

C grade nearest the pin contested on the 7th hole

[Jamberoo spray Jacket to each winner].

Ungraded nearest the pin 15th hole [Jamberoo spray Jacket to winner]

Supershot contested on 13th hole, nearest the pin wins the Jackpot. Only players who pay the $2 entry fee and register are eligible to win the Jackpot.

Conditions of Play

  1. 30 cm Preferred lies on fairways only.
  2. Free relief not nearer the hole from any flood damage to fairway on the 12th hole and any bare patches on other fairways.
  3. Please see the noticeboard for all other local rules.
  4. A maximum daily handicap of 36 shall apply for this round.
  5. Grades:    A (10 or less) B (11 to 18) C (19 to 36). The Match Committee reserves the right to alter grades depending on entries.
  6. Player’s grades are to be determined by the daily handicap (blue course 112 rating).
  7. In the event of a tie for the JAMBEROO MENS OPEN, a playoff will be used to determine the winner. The playoff is ‘sudden death’ commencing on the 1st and then 18th repeating until a winner is determined. This will be conducted on the day or at 9am Monday May 24 if necessary and unless otherwise determined. All other prizes will be determined according to the Australian Countback System.
  8. Fees:  $25 for visitors & members.
  9. Motorised Cart hire at members rate ($30 for 18 holes) bookings essential.
  10. The Club’s Match Committee will control the competition and its decisions shall be final.
D Ransom, Competition Manager, JGC

Thanks to our Major Sponsor

Women’s Comp News

Well done to those who braved the cold windy conditions Tuesday.

Winner of the Dena Kyle Trophy is April van Woerkom. Well done April.


Div 1 (0 – 33)

Winner – April van Woerkom 37 pts c/b ($25)

R/Up – Cheryl Smee 37 pts ($20)

Div 2 (34 – 54)

Winner – Rhonda McKinley – 34 pts ($25)

R/Up – Jaimi van Woerkom – 33 pts ($20)

Super Shot – Cheryl Smee 179 cm

Balls – Judi O’Brien; Jenelle Anderson; Gail Rutledge; Marie Smith; Neen Coffee; Helen Wainwright; Marie Farrant; Tracey Watson; Lyn Kuskey; Barbara Costello; Lorraine Southwell

Coming Events – 

21st July – Mixed Open – Canadian Foursomes – BBQ to follow

1st August Women Vets Open Day – 2 Person Ambrose

Good golfin’