News From the Course


The Club wants to purchase more memorial benches to be placed around the course. Single-pedestal benches with only one support (such as the one pictured, next to the 11th tee box) are less likely to be swept away in floods than benches that have two supports. We’re having trouble finding where to buy them. If anyone can help, please send us an email.

Bob Neilson

B9ers this Thursday at 2 pm.

Because it is winter the B9ers will hit off earlier than normal this Thursday.

Tee time is 2pm.

Upcoming Events.

A busy schedule in the next couple of weeks.

Apart from our normal club events we have a couple of Open Days and the Mens Club Championships.

This Sunday, 21st of July – Mixed Open – A Canadian Foursomes event. A shotgun start is planned, meet at 8.30 for a 9 am hitoff.

Saturday 27th JulyMens Open – early bookings are being accepted by ringing the club. Cost of the round is $25 due to the larger prize allocations.

Mens Club Championships 🏆🏆🏆– commence Saturday August 3. This is a four round stroke event played in grades, with rounds on Saturday August 3, Sunday August 4, Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11.

On both Saturday’s a stableford event will be conducted for those members not entering the Mens Championship. On Saturday August 10 the “Stableford Salver” will be contested for the non-championship players.

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.

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

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 daily stableford competitions for those who miss a round or do not wish to enter the stroke championship.

For those out of contention for the championship and not wishing to play and for those who may have missed some rounds, 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.

A ball lying in any flood damaged section of the 12th hole maybe dropped without penalty not nearer the hole.

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

Local Rules as per the noticeboard.

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,

Nett Winners $140,

Gross Runners Up $75,

Nett Runners Up $70,

Nett third $40.

Daily competitions prizes as per usual as well.

D Ransom, competition manager

Gareth Ward Visits Jamberoo Golf Club

Last Friday Jamberoo Golf Club had the pleasure of hosting our local State member of Parliament, Gareth Ward.

Gareth was invited to tour the course with Club President Phil and Women’s President Pam along with our Greenkeeper Nick.

Afterwards he was pleased to present club volunteer stubby holders at a special afternoon tea.

While touring the course Gareth was presented with a special pictorial folder which highlighted the recent issues suffered at the course.

A Pictorial Tour Of Flood Impacts on Jamberoo Golf Course 2024

The tour of the course along with constant reference to a pictorial folder of the ‘Armageddon’ we faced after the April flood event, combined with being met by a large team of volunteers had quite a dramatic effect on our local member. Gareth was very sincere in conveying to Phil his strong support for our club in the face of our obvious difficulties.

A comment by Col Booth, Director JGC

Two political careers were launched on Friday during Gareth Wards’ visit. Instead of slow driving to enable Phil to Maximise Jamberoo’s presentation to Gareth Ward, Pam Middlebrook, driving the Royal Chariot and using her parliamentary tactical knowledge opted for the Slow Battery flickering light manoeuvre, often used in Federal Parliament. This allowed Phil to thoroughly explain using his legislative petition of what Armageddon looks like on a Golf course.

Jamberoo now have two vehicles abandoned on the Golf Course one in the Minnamurra River and one near the Minnamurra River!
Gareth was also so impressed with Jamberoo’s ‘Little Red Fire Engine’ that he would like to use in Parliament House to hose down some uninteresting debates.

The Jamberoo Board would like to thank all the Volunteers who attended on Friday Afternoon to ensure Gareth’s visit will deliver over time a strong charge to all the Members and subsequent benefits to eventuate.

Club Matchplay Draw

24 players have nominated to play in the 2024 Individual Matchplay Competition and the draw has been completed with seedings determined by today’s qualifying round.

Round 1 sees 8 players receive a bye into round 2. The other 16 may now organise their first match which must be played by July 28. We have a busy weekend schedule so a mid-week game may be necessary. To find contact details for your opponent please consult the starters.

Round 2 must be completed by August 18, The Quarterfinals by September 1, and the semi-finals by September 8.

Please text your results to David Ransom on 0404 936 504.

Balanced Handicap Distribution

Conditions of Play

Jamberoo Golf Club
2024 Individual Matchplay Competition.

  1. This event is handicap matchplay open to all Jamberoo Golf Club members with a current GA handicap.
  2. Cost of entry is $16 – payable before your first match.
  3. All matches will be played with the benefit of full handicap difference using the balanced handicap distribution method – see link above.
  4. Players will use their current daily handicap for each match calculated from the BLUE course.
  5. All play will be from the mens blue tees or markers with a par of 67.
  6. Matches should be arranged at a mutually agreeable time. Contact the starter to obtain contact details of your opponent. Be aware of regular competitions, Open Events, and the Mens Championships which are played in July and August.
  7. Please communicate the result of your match to David Ransom at the conclusion of your match.
  8. Cut-off dates for each round are to be strictly observed.
  9. Winner receives $150, Runner up $100, beaten semi-finalists $50 each.
    D Ransom, Competition manager, Director JGC.

B9 this Thursday.

News from the Club


by R Neilson, Greens Committee.

Members will have noticed tree work continuing this year, including removal of several box elders on the 5th and 9th and trimming of casuarinas beside the 5th tee and on the 11th and 12th. A few dead trees have also been removed, but the focus has been on opening up the chutes on holes where trees interfere excessively with tee shots.

Following receipt of a second Work Authority Tree Permit from Kiama Council, we can now continue with tree work on holes 11, 12, 15 & 18.

You will notice trees that have small markers attached. White means approval for work is being sought, blue means we have permission to trim and red means we have permission to remove.

There are also plans to plant trees in various areas around the course.

Work on our Tree Management Plan has been hampered by flooding, wet weather and staff shortages, but more will be done soon by our ground staff and by contracted arborists. We will try to inconvenience golfers as little as possible, but holes may occasionally need to be closed or changed temporarily. If tree work is being carried out while you are on the course, please be careful and patient.

If you have any suggestions or queries concerning trees, just speak to any Board member or send a quick email to the Club.

2024 Club Individual Matchplay.

Continuing with the new tradition, started last year, any member may participate in the Club Matchplay Competition if they nominate to play. I failed to mention this in yesterday’s post which has now been amended.

There are some conditions of entry.

Firstly, players must nominate and participate in the seeding day this Saturday (unless being a notified absentee – see below).

Once seeds have been determined and the draw published then the competition will commence. All matches in each round must be played by the date notified on the draw. The number of players that nominate will determine the number of seeds. Not all people who ask to qualify will necessarily gain a position.

No late entries will be accepted. If you wish to enter but will be absent on Saturday then you need to notify the club before this Saturday. Please ring the starter on 4236 0404.

An entry fee of $16 must be paid before commencing the first round.

All play is to be from the Blue Course using the blue tees.

Daily handicaps will be used and shots given shall be determined using the Balanced Matchplay Index.

Player contact details are available from the starter.

We look forward to an exciting competition.